Sapphire Nitro RX 460 OC review: A classy, capable low-cost graphics card

Sapphire's custom model delivers thoughtful touches you don't normally find in budget graphics cards, but 4GB versions of the Radeon RX 460 simply cost too much.

One of the PC’s greatest glories is its open ecosystem. While Apple’s Macs lock you into specific designs with limited (if any!) hardware options, there’s a wealth of options available for every single component that slots into your PCs.

That gives PC gamers tremendous flexibility. Want to splurge on an overclocked EVGA GTX 1080 FTW ($680 on Newegg) and crank all the graphics settings to 11 at high resolutions? You got it! Looking for a more modestly priced card that chews through 1080p games with aplomb? The Radeon RX 480 ($200 on Newegg) has you covered. But not everybody needs a $600 graphics card, or heck, even a $200 graphics card. That’s where AMD’s affordable Radeon RX 460 comes in.

The Radeon RX 460 was built as a step-up from integrated graphics, rife with cutting-edge features and enough oomph to play insanely popular e-sports games in excess of 100 frames per second with high graphics settings. It can even play traditional games at console-esque settings, passing 30 fps at 1080p on High settings in most games, or nearing the hallowed 60 fps if you bump details down to Medium. There’s a reason the Radeon RX 460 is PCWorld’s pick for the best budget graphics card.