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 from 8th August 2016. In the UK the ASUS ROG Strix RX 460 has a suggested retail price of £139.99