XFX has quietly started to sell its slim Radeon RX 460 video cards, which use a single-slot cooling system and can fit into a Mini-ITX computer. The cards features 2 or 4 GB of memory depend on SKU, as well as three display connectors, making them suitable for SFF and HTPC builds. Pricing of the cards is in line with AMD’s recommendations at around $140.

The XFX Radeon RX 460 Slim Single Slot Design lineup consists of two graphics adapters carrying 2 or 4 GB of GDDR5 memory (operating at up 7 GT/s). The card ships with a 1220 MHz GPU boost clock - so XFX hasn't needed to make any sacrifices when it comes to top clockspeeds - and like every other RX 460 on the market we're looking at a cut-down version of the afformentioned Polaris 11 GPU (896 stream processors). The GPU is cooled by a relatively large cooling system featuring an aluminum heatsink with an 80- or a 90-mm fan at its center. When it comes to connectivity, the cards have one DL-DVI-D port, one DisplayPort 1.4, and one HDMI 2.0b port.

The AMD Polaris 11 GPU supports a contemporary feature-set via the DirectX 12 and Vulkan APIs. What's more, the graphics chip features hardware-accelerated decoding and encoding of HEVC (H.265) and VP9 video at 4Kp60, as well as HDR10 video output and HDCP 2.2 — all important capabilities for HTPCs. Last, but not least, performance of the GPU in graphics applications is considerably higher compared to most of today’s iGPUs and thus the new boards can be used to upgrade various OEM PCs.

The key selling points of the XFX Radeon RX 460 Slim Single Slot Design graphics cards are their short length and uncommon single-slot width. The cards are just 170 mm long and thus are fully compatible with Mini-ITX builds. In addition, they can fit into densely packed systems that do not have a lot of spare space inside for a more traditional double-wide card. Furthermore the cards as sub-75W, and consequently do not require any auxiliary power connectors, which means they can be used to upgrade PCs whose PSUs don't offer those connectors.

XFX Radeon RX 460 Slim Single Slot Design Graphics Cards
  RX-460P4TFG5 RX-460P2TFG5
GPU AMD Polaris 11
Stream Processors 896
Texture Units 56
ROPs 16
Core Clock (MHz) 1090
Boost Clock (MHz) 1220
Memory Capacity 4 GB 2 GB
Type GDDR5
Clock 7 Gbps
Bus Width 128 bit
Outputs DisplayPort 1 × DisplayPort 1.4
DVI 1 × DVI-D
HDMI 1 × HDMI 2.0b
TFLOPS (FP32) Up to 1.95
TDP 75 W
Launch Date 2/2017 unknown
Additional Information Link Link

The XFX Radeon RX 460 Slim Single Slot Design graphics cards with 4 GB of GDDR4 memory are already available from Amazon and Newegg for $167.99 and $139.99 (this is AMD’s MSRP for the RX 460 4 GB), respectively. The 2 GB version of the card is missing from retail, but it should hit the market eventually.


One of the images in the gallery courtesy of Newegg.

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  • darckhart - Saturday, February 25, 2017 - link

    to the author:

    1. what is with this phrase all the time "quietly started to sell" or "quietly added" why quietly??

    2. please rephrase "powered by a cut-down version" because it is misleading. Since this article is about a single slot mini-itx compatible card, your phrase made me think that the 460 was cut down even further to make that accommodation. But it is not the case at all.
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  • Qasar - Saturday, February 25, 2017 - link

    quietly started to sell" or "quietly added " usually means.. no announcement, or fan fair about the card to let the public know.. it has been released...

    "powered by a cut-down version" my guess... means parts of the gpu have been disabled.like the stream processors... so it will work in the design that it is, for the heat and power aspects ...
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  • PCTC2 - Saturday, February 25, 2017 - link

    1) Quietly added means no announcement. A quiet launch. Just appears in stores and their website.

    2) Powered by a cut-down of the Polaris 11 refers to it is not a full Polaris 11 chip. The RX 460 is a cut down version of the full Polaris 11, found in the RX 480M, which normally has 1024 SPs, not the 896 that the RX 460 has.
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  • StevoLincolnite - Saturday, February 25, 2017 - link

    Ironically... You can unlock the shaders on the Radeon 460 so it has the full 1024 Shaders.

    With that in mind... This card needs to be low profile... :(
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  • renz496 - Sunday, February 26, 2017 - link

    if they go low profile they most likely have to give up single slot cooler. Reply
  • StevoLincolnite - Sunday, February 26, 2017 - link

    Or they could do it like my HiS low-profile passively cooled Radeon 6570... And have the heatsink go over the top of the card and accompodate the back of the GPU as well. Reply
  • prisonerX - Saturday, February 25, 2017 - link

    Another ESL victim. Reply
  • Gasaraki88 - Wednesday, March 01, 2017 - link

    LOL, yeah but the ironic thing is he's a white dude. Reply
  • Ryan Smith - Sunday, February 26, 2017 - link

    As already noted by a couple of other readers, these are more-or-less standard terms for us. But that's good feedback on the 460 cut-down thing; I'll tweak that paragraph a bit. Reply
  • FwFred - Saturday, February 25, 2017 - link

    Is there a modern gfx card that can drive a 4k display (video, no gaming) <50W? I have a HTPC with a 192W pico psu and these 75W cards are just too much. The quad core sandy bridge is sufficient, but the IGD needs to be upgraded for my 4k OLED. Reply

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