Aug 08, 2016 Written by: MasterC

Republic of Gamers Announces Strix RX 460

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While most people want to build or buy systems according to what their bank managers allow in order to be ready for whatever games that come along over the next five years, some others know precisely what game(s) will be center of attention for the next few years. To be that good at a game, you better spend the time to hone your skills for a shot against the best of the best, and maybe... just maybe earn a 7-figure paycheck. The new ROG Strix RX 460 is perfect for eSports gaming, and using the spare cash you can put that towards perhaps a better processor, more memory or a better motherboard for better overall performance (ASUS Z170 Pro Gaming/Aura would be a great bet).

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ROG Strix RX 460 is based on the all-new AMD Polaris 11 architecture featuring more than double the perf/W (performance per Watt), with 4GB of GDDR5 video memory operating at 7GHz on the 128-bit bus. Using the bundled GPU Tweak II sofware, you can push the boost clock to 1,256MHz in OC Mode with a single click, or 1,236MHz in Gaming Mode. What this amounts to is up to 8.2% more performance in 3DMark Fire Strike Extreme and a whopping 38.6% more performance in Hitman. It's capabilities does extend beyond popular eSports games in case you want to take a break from them.

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The smaller size allows for more compact builds, and having DirectCU II technology you won't have to be too concerned about the card suffocating and overheating in tighter spaces. DirectCU II includes Wing-Blade fans and FanConnect so you have control of the airflow surrounding the card and the card itself, making the card up to 30% cooler and three times quieter than reference.

The same Super Alloy Power II components used in flagship models are also used here, manufactured in the same way using Auto-Extreme technology for better quality and stability. 

Personalize the card your way with Aura RGB lighting for millions of colors possible and six visual effects, plus customizable decals are included!

ROG Strix RX 460 offers a port for each DisplayPort, HDMI and DVI so you can connect it to whatever monitor you already have. (Yeah, you can also connect it up using a VGA cable by using an adaptor, if you really, really want to). 

ASUS DUAL RX 460 2GB is also available.

 

Hit the PR button below for more details.

Press Release

ASUS Republic of Gamers Announces Strix RX 460

All-new gaming graphics card outshines the competition with Aura RGB lighting for efficient eSports gaming

 

KEY POINTS

  • Fastest gaming performance: Up to 8.2%-faster performance in 3DMark Fire Strike Extreme and 38.6%-faster gaming performance in Hitman
  • Ultimate cooling: DirectCU II technology with patented wing-blade fans and ASUS FanConnect for up to 30%-cooler and 3X-quieter performance
  • Premium quality and reliability: Industry-exclusive Auto-Extreme technology and Super Alloy Power II components
  • Game your way: Aura RGB lighting with millions of colors and six effects, and customizable color decals for total system personalization

 

Taipei, Taiwan (8th August, 2016) — ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG) today announced Strix RX 460, an all-new gaming graphics card with ultra-fast performance, advanced cooling and reliability, and personalized styling. Powered by the latest AMD Radeon RX 460 graphics processing unit (GPU), clocked at 1256MHz in OC mode, ROG Strix RX 460 delivers up to 8.2%-faster performance than reference cards in 3DMark Fire Strike Extreme and 38.6%-faster gaming performance in Hitman™.

ROG Strix RX 460 is packed with exclusive ASUS technologies, including DirectCU II with a patented dual wing-blade 0dB fan designed to deliver maximum airflow for 30%-cooler and three-times (3X) quieter performance, and ASUS FanConnect, which features a GPU-controlled fan header to connect to a system fan for targeted supplemental cooling. Industry-exclusive Auto-Extreme technology with Super Alloy Power II components ensures premium quality and reliability.

ROG Strix RX 460 enables complete gaming system personalization with the Aura RGB lighting system and customizable color decals. It also includes GPU Tweak II with XSplit Gamecaster for intuitive performance tweaking and instant gameplay streaming.

Also available in the Radeon RX 460 lineup is the ASUS Dual RX 460, a gaming graphics card that delivers ‘sweet-spot’ graphics performance and gives gamers more choices when building the perfect system.

Ultimate cooling: DirectCU II technology with patented wing-blade fans and ASUS FanConnect

ROG Strix RX 460 is equipped with ASUS DirectCU II cooling technology, which features direct-GPU-contact heatpipes that transport more heat away from the GPU, outperforming reference designs and achieving up to 30% cooler gaming performance. DirectCU II technology includes dual 0dB fans, engineered with a patented wing-blade design that delivers maximum airflow and improves static pressure over the heatsink by 105%, while operating at three-times (3X) quieter volume than reference cards.

ROG Strix RX 460 also comes with ASUS FanConnect technology. When gaming, the GPU often runs hotter than the CPU, but chassis fans usually only reference CPU temperatures, resulting in inefficient system cooling. ASUS FanConnect solves this issue with a four-pin GPU-controlled header that can be connected to a system fan to provide targeted supplemental cooling for optimal thermal performance.

 

Premium quality and reliability: Auto-Extreme technology with Super Alloy Power II components

All ASUS graphics cards are now produced using Auto-Extreme technology, an industry-exclusive, 100%-automated production process that incorporates premium materials to set a new standard of quality. Auto-Extreme technology ensures consistent graphics card quality as well as improved performance and longevity. This new manufacturing process is also environmentally friendly, eliminating harsh chemicals and reducing power consumption by 50%.

Super Alloy Power II components enhance efficiency, reduce power loss, reduce component buzzing by 50% while under full load, and achieve thermal levels that are approximately 50% cooler than previous designs for enhanced quality and reliability.

 

Game your way: Aura RGB lighting and customizable color decals

ROG Strix RX 460 includes Aura — the exclusive RGB lighting technology invented by ASUS — on its shroud. This stunning illumination technology is capable of displaying millions of colors and six different effects for a totally personalized gaming system. A set of orange color decals is also included, so gamers can further customize their system and express their unique style.

 

Tweakable and intuitive: GPU Tweak II with XSplit Gamecaster

Redesigned with an intuitive user interface, GPU Tweak II makes gaming and overclocking easier than ever, while retaining advanced options for seasoned overclockers. With one click, the Gaming Booster function maximizes system performance by removing redundant processes and allocating all available resources automatically. An included 14-day XSplit Gamecaster premium license lets gamers easily stream or record gameplay via a convenient, in-game overlay. The overlay also displays GPU clock speed, temperature, and VRM usage, and has GPU Tweak II controls, so gamers can choose a gaming profile and boost performance with just one click.

 

Full ASUS Radeon RX 460 lineup: Dual Series

ASUS Dual RX 460 is also available in the ASUS Radeon RX 460 lineup. ASUS Dual RX 460 delivers ‘sweet-spot’ graphics performance and features two patented wing-blade fans for maximum airflow with 105% more air pressure and a color theme that perfectly matches the ASUS X99-A II motherboard.

 

AVAILABILITY & PRICING

ASUS ROG Strix RX 460 will be available worldwide today. Please contact your local ASUS representative for further information.

 

SPECIFICATIONS [1]

 

ROG STRIX-RX460-O4G-GAMING

ROG STRIX-RX460-4G-GAMING

  • 1236MHz boost clock in gaming mode
  • 1256MHz boost clock in OC mode
  • PCI Express® 3.0
  • OpenGL® 4.4
  • 4GB GDDR5 memory
  • 128-bit memory interface
  • 1 x Native DVI-D output

1 x Native HDMI 2.0 outputs

1 x Native Display Port 1.4

  • 1200MHz boost clock in gaming mode
  • 1220MHz boost clock in OC mode
  • PCI Express 3.0
  • OpenGL 4.4
  • 4GB GDDR5 memory
  • 128-bit memory interface
  • 1 x Native DVI-D output

1 x Native HDMI 2.0 outputs

1 x Native Display Port 1.4

 

 

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DUAL-RX460-2G

  • 1224MHz boost clock in gaming mode 
  • 1244MHz boost clock in OC mode
  • PCI Express 3.0
  • OpenGL 4.4
  • 2GB GDDR5 memory
  • 128-bit memory interface
  • 1 x Native DVI-D output

1 x Native HDMI 2.0 outputs

1 x Native Display Port 1.4

  • 1200MHz base clock in gaming mode
  • 1220MHz boost clock in OC mode
  • PCI Express 3.0
  • OpenGL 4.4
  • 2GB GDDR5 memory
  • 128-bit memory interface
  • 1 x Native DVI-D output

1 x Native HDMI 2.0 outputs

1 x Native Display Port 1.4

 

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About ASUS

ASUS is a worldwide top-three consumer notebook vendor and maker of the world’s best-selling, most award-winning motherboards. A leading enterprise in the new digital era, ASUS designs and manufactures products that perfectly meet the needs of today’s digital home and office, with a broad portfolio that includes motherboards, graphics cards, optical drives, displays, desktop and all-in-one PCs, notebooks, netbooks, servers, multimedia devices, wireless solutions, networking devices, tablets, smartphones and wearables. Driven by innovation and committed to quality, ASUS won 4,368 awards in 2015 and is widely credited with revolutionizing the PC industry with its Eee PC. ASUS has more than 17,000 employees around the globe with a world-class R&D team of over 5,500 engineers. Company revenue for 2015 was approximately US$14 billion.

 

[1] Specifications, content and product availability are all subject to change without notice and may differ from country to country. Actual performance may vary depending on applications, usage, environment and other factors. Full specifications are available at http://www.asus.com

 

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