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AMD's RX 460 can be unlocked to gain 128 extra GPU cores

AMD's RX 460 can be unlocked to gain 128 extra GPU cores

AMD's RX 460 can be unlocked to gain 128 extra GPU cores

AMD's RX 460 can be unlocked to gain 128 extra GPU cores

 
 
AMD's RX 460 can be unlocked to gain 128 extra GPU cores, giving the GPU 12.5% more performance. These additional GPU cores can be unlocked using a GPU firmware/BIOS update, allowing gamers to unlock 8 additional TMUs and 128 stream processors for free. 
 
Like all GPU BIOS updates and major firmware changes, this upgrade places your GPU at risk, with BIOS flashing having the potential to damage your GPU and without any guarantee that your GPU's locked hardware will function properly. 
 
AMD locked down the RX 460 for a reason, with most RX 460 GPUs either having non-functional GPU cores or due to other reasons like power consumption or low yields. At this time BIOS updates have only been created for ASUS' RX 460 Strix 4GB and Sapphire's RX 460 Nitro 4GB, though it is likely that more BIOS updates will become available in the future for additional GPU SKUs.  
 
 

  
AMD's RX 460 can be unlocked to gain 128 extra GPU cores

 

The world famous overclocker der8auer has created a guide showing RX 460 users how to unlock their GPU's additional stream processors, with links to BIOS files for several RX 460 GPUs.

 

You can join the discussion on AMD RX 460 unlocking on the OC3D Forums.

  

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12-12-2016, 15:13:05

NeverBackDown
This should really help it against the 1050. Since it gets owned by it 90% of the time. I'd only do this if your card has a 6pin. Not the reference model with no extra powerQuote

12-12-2016, 17:22:23

AlienALX
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Originally Posted by NeverBackDown View Post
This should really help it against the 1050. Since it gets owned by it 90% of the time. I'd only do this if your card has a 6pin. Not the reference model with no extra power
It only works on Strix and another card atm. High end ones, basically.Quote

12-12-2016, 17:24:59

NeverBackDown
Yeah I know. Just said in case they make one for more cards. Don't want anyone to brick a GPU.
I'd really like to see someone benchmark the difference though. 2 more CUs makes a pretty big differenceQuote

12-12-2016, 18:14:59

AlienALX
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Originally Posted by NeverBackDown View Post
Yeah I know. Just said in case they make one for more cards. Don't want anyone to brick a GPU.
I'd really like to see someone benchmark the difference though. 2 more CUs makes a pretty big difference
It's probably unstable tbh. That might be why no others have been done yet.

I mean if you flash the card and it's then unstable you are screwed unless you can get it stable.Quote

12-12-2016, 21:57:07

Wraith
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Originally Posted by AlienALX View Post
It's probably unstable tbh. That might be why no others have been done yet.

I mean if you flash the card and it's then unstable you are screwed unless you can get it stable.
True, it's been this way since the Athlon and Phenom days even on the earlier HD4000 series GPUs when certain chips had some cores disabled. It's just AMDs way of binning, they usually kill unstable cores at a hardware level though I wonder why they decided to do this at bios level this time around.Quote
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