Taking a look at our card we have quite an attractive looking product. Using a stylish gaming aesthetic with red accents removes any query as to whether or not this is an AMD card. This version of XFX’s RX 460 gets the “Double Dissipation” from the twin fan design.
This duo use a 9-blade design and are 90mm in specification. As we’ve seen on plenty of other graphics cards lately, XFX’s RX 460 benefits from a silent mode when the system is in an idle state. So outside of gaming the fans will remain still, and once in-game the fans will begin spinning. This helps to keep noise down to a minimum.
The extra benefit to the configuration which XFX has devised, is that these fans can actually be unclipped from the body of the shroud – making it easy to detach and clean a dusty fan/heatsink.
Flipping the card over, on the reverse we see there is no backplate to protect the PCB which is rather unfortunate but not detrimental to the overall solution. Four screws fix the heatsink to the GPU while an additional two screws fix the extended section of the cooler to the PCB.
A view of the backside of the graphic card reveals how XFX’s cooler extends out beyond the edge of the PCB. This cooler adds on an extra 6.5cm.
Turning to the video out ports on the RX 460 Double Dissipation, we have just three ports to choose from, these are:
• Displayport 1.4
• HDMI 2.0
• Dual-Link DVI
Although in the GTX 1050 camp (the rival to this card) there is no requirement for a power cable from the PSU, with the RX 460 we have a single 6-pin power connector and this card requires a 400W power supply to work effectively.
On the next page we’ll detach the cooler to take a closer look at the components.