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Review SAPPHIRE NITRO Radeon RX 460 4G D5

In recent years there has been a consistent trend of growth in popularity of various online games that allow not to compete with the AI computer, and with real users from around the world. World of Warcraft, League of Legends, DOTA 2, Counter-Strike: GO, World of Tanks, Overwatch, and many others – all of these projects at least know firsthand all gamers, but for many they occupy a large part of leisure or even turn into a way making money (prize for League of Legends championship Fund exceeded $ 2 000 000 in 2015).

All these games are not too demanding on the hardware platform of the computer, but they are sensitive to the quality of Internet connection: low bandwidth channel or high ping minimize your chances of winning, providing valuable time rivals an advantage in battle. Whatever it was, fans of such games make much sense to spend money on a high-performance graphics card is not present, particularly in the resolution of the monitor is not higher than Full HD (1920 x 1080).

In the first place it is to this category of users is oriented third of the presented by AMD graphics cards – AMD Radeon RX 460. In contrast, AMD Radeon RX 470 and AMD Radeon RX 480, it is based on AMD graphics processor used the Polaris 11, rather than the Polaris 10 AMD. The key difference between them lies in fewer building blocks: stream processors, texture units and raster and GMCH. At the same time AMD Polaris 11 retains all the advantages of the fourth-generation microarchitecture, AMD GCN and 14-nm FinFET-process technology. Since they have already been discussed in detail earlier in designated older reviews of video cards, it will not be repeated here.

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