AMD Radeon RX 470, 460 release date news: specs and launch details revealed

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AMD introduced a new set of graphics processing units (GPUs) under the Radeon RX family in the past month. AMD has taken pride in announcing their entire line of Radeon RX 400 series of GPUs all focused on delivering performance without having to cost users too much when it comes to pricing of the chips.

The first one to be announced and made available was the Radeon RX 480 GPU, which delivered top-of-the-line performance, focused on giving support for DirectX 12 and virtual reality (VR) playback and gaming, with a price range that still falls in the affordable category.

Now, the full specifications of the two lower-tier GPUs in the series, the RX 470 and the RX 460, have been announced.

In a report by Anandtech, the technical specifications for the two new GPUs were detailed. Both are built under the Polaris architecture the RX 470 under the Polaris 10, while the RX 460 under the Polaris 11. The RX 470 is marketed as the GPU that was specifically built to deliver great high-definition gaming to PC users. On the other hand, there is the RX 460 the GPU that is dedicated for eSports gaming, with its special cooling properties that will be crucial during long and extensive gaming sessions.

However, despite their full specifications now known, AMD has yet to reveal the price range of the upcoming new GPUs.

“Gamers and consumers today are being left behind,” said Raja Koduri, senior vice president and chief architect, Radeon Technologies Group, AMD. “Today only the top 16 percent of PC gamers are purchasing GPUs that deliver premium VR and Gaming experiences. Hundreds of millions of gamers have been relegated to using outdated technology. Notebook gamers are often forced to compromise. And tens of millions more can only read about incredible PC VR experiences that they can’t enjoy for themselves. That all changes with the Radeon RX Series, placing compelling and advanced high-end gaming and VR technologies within reach of everyone.”

The Radeon RX 470 is set for release on Aug. 4. On the other hand, the Radeon RX 460 is to be released a few days later, on Aug. 8.