Sapphire Nitro RX 460 OC review: A classy, capable low-cost graphics card

But that fanciness comes at a price.

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Test 4: Rise of the Tomb Raider

Whereas Hitman adores Radeon GPUs, Rise of the Tomb Raider performs much better on GeForce cards. It’s also the single most drop-dead gorgeous PC game I’ve ever laid my eyes on. We only tested the game’s DirectX 11 mode.

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Rise of the Tomb Raider is a memory-intensive game, which resulted in some sporadic stuttering on the 2GB GTX 750 Ti and GTX 950 at the Very High graphics preset. The 4GB Radeon RX 460 cards didn’t suffer from the same issue. Below that extreme preset, all cards ran buttery-smooth—with the EVGA GTX 950 SSC opening a wide lead over the overclocked Radeons.

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At a Glance
  • Sapphire's custom model delivers thoughtful touches you don't normally find in budget graphics cards, but 4GB versions of the Radeon RX 460 simply cost too much.

    Pros

    • Thoughtful design
    • Overclock speed stays rock-solid during gameplay
    • Supports a wide-range of cutting-edge technologies

    Cons

    • All Radeon Rx 460 models with 4GB of memory aren't priced compellingly
    • Rock-solid overclock requires slightly more power and heat.
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