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
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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  • genekellyjr - Sunday, February 26, 2017 - link

    I bet this will stay under 50W for 4K display. Can't say for sure but it won't go over 75W when gaming on avg and driving displays uses fixed hardware that isn't super energy expensive.

    If you wanted to be extra sure you can limit its GPU clock to like 1 GHz and lower the voltage to match in Wattman. But it'll probably be under 50W without tweaks with no gaming.
  • Ampidire - Sunday, February 26, 2017 - link

    I have owned one of these for a week already and had no idea they were so new. It's in my Lenovo TS440 doing PCI-E pass through in esxi 6.5 to a win10 gaming vm... I play ffxiv all day long at 2560x1600 on "laptop high" with solid fps.
  • SentinelBorg - Thursday, March 2, 2017 - link

    I've got the 2 GiB version of that card in my home server, that also doubles as my HTPC. To be honest, it reminded me why I usually only buy Nvidia. But this was and still is the only HDMI 2.0b single-slot card available.

    The issues were:
    - Boot freeze with my Supermicro board when using the EFI OpRom of that card. Probably because of more advanced stuff like IPMI redirect, which worked fine with a Nvidia GT730. With the legacy OpRom it then worked, but that disabled IPMI.
    - A terrible driver were the panel with the additional options like the important HDMI color space selection couldn't be launched. At least the card uses YgYbCr 4:4:4 at 4K/60 by itself, but I would prefer RGB. Currently the necessary setting (which existed in the past) can't simply be set.
    - The whole 0.5W ZeroCore thing doesn't seem to work at all anywhere, which means idle with no display output of around 4W, which is ok but not great.
  • Itselectric - Monday, March 6, 2017 - link

    They should have made the heatsink full copper, to reduce noise levels and temperatures, especially in the HTPC market that this is targeted for.

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