With modern GPUs, we are seeing a common trend that with increased power we are also getting increased GPU size. But there are a few companies that are working on making GPUs as small as possible without compromising performance. We previously took a look at the Zotac GTX 1080 Mini which is the smallest GTX 1080 that we have seen till now. Small form-factor PC builders will be excited to learn about the new MSI RX 460 GPU which is a low profile, single slot GPU.
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MSI previously introduced the low-profile GTX 1050 series GPUs and now team red is also getting some love. There are two versions of the MSI RX 460, the RX 460 4GT LP and Radeon RX 460 2GT LP. One with 4 GB of VRAM and the latter with 2 GB of VRAM respectively. Images of both versions are features in this article.
In terms of performance, there is nothing that we have not already seen. The GPU features a boost clock of 1200MHz and the memory is clocked at 7000MHz. The GPU Utilizes the PCI-Express 3.0 (x16) bus interface. The GPU should be coming out in a few days time and we are looking forward to seeing how small it is hands-on.
We read loads of comments regarding people wanting single slot GPUs, I do now know why people are so interested in single-slot GPUs as dual slot cards are very common these days. But still, if that is what floats your boat then the MSI RX 460 is something worth looking into.
I can see this GPU coming into play in multiple situations. Maybe you like small console killers or that your case cannot accommodate a bigger GPU. In such cases, the MSI RX 460 would be the ideal choice and a no brainer if you are looking to get an AMD GPU. You also have the same option on the green team as well. Let us know what you think about the MSI RX 460.