XFX Rade on RX 460 Core Editi on 2GB
Other budget cards offer more, but AMD’s 400 series offering will get you playable framerates in most games at 1080p and offers reasonable value. You’d be forgiven for thinking this was a far more powerful card than it is, though. XFX has employed two fans to keep it cool and up top there’s a six-pin power connector, even though the RX 460 is supposed to only draw the same 75W as Nvidia’s GTX 1050 cards. In fact, the reference AMD design doesn’t include the extra connector.
The fans also appear at first to be the company’s Hard Swap type, which can easily be unclipped and replaced. However, while the fan unclips, its cable doesn’t, so in effect all you get is easier access to clean the heatsink.
As for the RX 460 GPU itself, it has less than half the stream processors of the RX 470 and has half the memory bus width too, plus it’s only equipped with 2GB of RAM. The result is it’s the slowest card on test by far, with it failing to hit 30fps in Titanfall2 and only hitting 33fps in TheWitcher3. It’s mostly fine for 1080p gaming but only if you drop to medium-to-high detail settings. All of which means that while it’s the best pure value out of the three AMD cards, in terms of bang for buck it’s miles behind the GTX 1050.