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Sapphire RX 460 Nitro PCB & VRM Quality and Cost In-Depth Analysis

Posted on August 9, 2016

We recruited Libor “Buildzoid” Sadilek of Actually Hardcore Overclocking to assist in our latest coverage of AMD's RX 460 GPUs. The full review of the Sapphire RX 460 Nitro is located here, with a tear-down of the card over here. Today, we're focusing on the electrical component quality of the Sapphire RX 460 Nitro VRM, along with PCB quality in general.

The Sapphire RX 460 Nitro uses an overpowered VRM, but the cost of the end product is not necessarily offset by this. We'll see if prices stabilize as stock becomes more prevalent, though. NVidia and AMD have both been selling out of stock in short order with their new architectures.

This coverage is entirely video driven. You can find the video embedded below, but be sure to subscribe to the YouTube channel for future “specials” like this one.

The video covers the VRM stages, power design, MOSFET cooling and design, maximum amperage and temperature allowances, and more.

Analysis: Libor “Buildzoid” Sadilek
Video Production: Andrew “ColossalCake” Coleman
Article: Steve “Lelldorianx” Burke.