This week MSI announced the launch of a new graphics card that has been designed specifically for use with home theater setups, launching a super low-profile version of the Radeon RX 460 which will come with two versions available, one with 2GB of onboard GDDR5 memory and another with 4GB of onboard memory.
Both of these cards come on a 128-bit bus and feature a dual-fan cooler built right in.
The big advantage to using on of these cards is that it takes up very little room, designed to be used with slimline HTPC cases, the card only takes up two slots, leaving a lot of room to work with other components or with smaller cases.
The low-profile Radeon RX 460 also use MIL-STD-810G certified parts, with an aluminium core design to ensure longevity.
In terms of specs, the Radeon RX 460 has been based on AMD’s Polaris 11 GPU architecture which features 896 stream processors, 48 TMUs, and 16 ROPs.
MSI’s low-profile version of this card can reach AMD’s reference speed of 1,200MHz at boost, which should be great for everything that you would want to do from the sofa, with the ability to play most 1080p games just fine, however, it’s not going to do 4K or VR anytime soon.
To finish it all off, this version of the Radeon RX 460 features a new I/O bracket that contains two video outputs, HDMI and dual-link DVI-D.
MSI has not yet revealed pricing or availability but we will be sure to update you if they do.