RX 470 with i7-6700K 1080p, 1440p, 4K benchmarks at Ultra Quality

For the most part, the RX 470 is still capable of playing modern games, but you would have to reduce settings to sustain those higher framerates. If keeping graphics quality settings closer to ultra or high is important, there are a few options for upgrades. With current 4096 MB RAM, the RX 470 can have very few memory-related bottlenecks in more modern games.

RX 470 with i7-6700K 1080p, 1440p, 4K benchmarks at Ultra Quality
AMD Radeon RX 470
Price $ 342.0
Year 2016
Maximum Recorded Temperature 75C
Max Fan Noise 49.4dB
Recommended Power Supply 470W
Benchmark CPU Intel Core i7-6700K @ 4.00GHz ($334.99)
CPU Impact on FPS + 0.0 FPS
CPU Impact on FPS % 0.0%
Benchmark Quality Settings Ultra Quality Settings
Average 1080p Performance 54.7 FPS
Average 1440p Performance 39.9 FPS
Average 4K Performance 23.3 FPS
Memory 4 GB
1080p Cost Per Frame $ 3.3
1440p Cost Per Frame $ 4.5
4K Cost Per Frame $ 7.7
Series RX 470
Variant AMD Radeon RX 470
Overall Combination Score 67/100 Good

The RX 480 might be the mid-range flagship of the latest GCN 4.0 set of graphics cards, but their prices keep them out of the reach of most entry-level PC gamers. On the other hand, the RX 470 is closer to being reasonably affordable at a price tag of $ 179. AMD ’s xx70 cards have always been defined by entry-level prices with performance that knocks on the door of mid-range graphics cards – especially when overclocked. After taking the time to fully test the GCN 4.0 graphics card inside the RX 470, we can say without a doubt that it continues the trend.

Spec for spec, this RX 470 leapfrogs its direct predecessor, the R7 370, by boasting 2 % more fps. The RX 470 has 4 GB RAM compared to the R7 370 's 2 GB video memory.

In our synthetic benchmarks, the RX 470 blows past the R7 370 and, amazingly, even the R9 380 as well. Fortunately, gaming performance was quite impressive. The RX 470 consistently delivers great frame rate increases over the R7 370 and it really justifies an upgrade.

For 1080p Full HD, we were able to play Battlefield V, Call of Duty Modern Warfare, Resident Evil 2, Strange Brigade, Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 at 62 fps to 69 fps and kept frame rates hovering around 66 fps.

Assassin's Creed Odyssey (2018)

Ultra Quality

Resolution 1920x1080

Year Graphics Card Price Frames Per Second
2017 AMD Radeon RX 580 $ 229
39.3 FPS
2015 AMD Radeon R9 FURY $ 549
38.0 FPS
2015 AMD Radeon R9 Nano $ 649
37.0 FPS
2015 AMD Radeon R9 390X $ 429
34.0 FPS
2016 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB $ 254
34.0 FPS
2016 AMD Radeon RX 480 $ 400
33.0 FPS
2016 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 3GB $ 170
32.3 FPS
2019 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 $ 149
29.0 FPS
2017 AMD Radeon RX 570 $ 169
27.2 FPS
2014 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970 $ 329
26.7 FPS
2016 AMD Radeon RX 470 $ 179
26.0 FPS
2013 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 770 $ 399
20.3 FPS
2016 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti $ 169
20.0 FPS

The RX 470 sits between the GTX 970 and the GTX 770, falling slower than GTX 970 by 2.7% and faster than GTX 770 by 28.1%. It has below average relative performance against every graphics card here. Its results are actually indistinguishable from those of the GTX 970. Compared to its higher sibling, the RX 470 was much slower than the RX 480 by more than 20%.

Forza Horizon 4 (2018)

Ultra Quality

Resolution 1920x1080

Year Graphics Card Price Frames Per Second
2016 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB $ 254
70.2 FPS
2017 AMD Radeon RX 580 $ 229
68.2 FPS
2016 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 3GB $ 170
66.6 FPS
2014 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970 $ 329
63.4 FPS
2015 AMD Radeon R9 Nano $ 649
63.0 FPS
2015 AMD Radeon R9 390X $ 429
57.0 FPS
2019 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 $ 149
54.5 FPS
2013 AMD Radeon R9 290 $ 399
53.0 FPS
2015 AMD Radeon R9 390 $ 329
52.0 FPS
2017 AMD Radeon RX 570 $ 169
52.0 FPS
2016 AMD Radeon RX 470 $ 179
45.0 FPS
2013 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780 $ 649
41.0 FPS
2015 AMD Radeon R9 380X $ 229
40.0 FPS
2015 AMD Radeon R9 380 $ 199
38.0 FPS
2015 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960 $ 199
38.0 FPS
2016 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti $ 169
37.2 FPS
2013 AMD Radeon R9 290X $ 549
37.0 FPS
2014 AMD Radeon R9 285 $ 249
32.0 FPS
2013 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760 $ 249
31.5 FPS
2013 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 770 $ 399
30.4 FPS
2014 AMD Radeon R9 280 $ 279
29.0 FPS

The RX 470 sits between the RX 570 and the GTX 780, falling slower than RX 570 by 15.6% and faster than GTX 780 by 9.8%. It has an average relative performance against every graphics card here. The RX 470 averaged 45 fps in , topping the GTX 960 by a good margin.

Shadow of the Tomb Raider (2018)

Ultra Quality

Resolution 1920x1080

Year Graphics Card Price Frames Per Second
2017 AMD Radeon RX 580 $ 229
64.9 FPS
2015 AMD Radeon R9 390X $ 429
56.0 FPS
2016 AMD Radeon RX 480 $ 400
54.0 FPS
2017 AMD Radeon RX 570 $ 169
52.0 FPS
2015 AMD Radeon R9 FURY $ 549
51.0 FPS
2015 AMD Radeon R9 Nano $ 649
50.0 FPS
2016 AMD Radeon RX 470 $ 179
48.0 FPS
2016 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB $ 254
46.8 FPS
2016 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 3GB $ 170
44.4 FPS
2019 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 $ 149
43.6 FPS
2014 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970 $ 329
43.6 FPS
2016 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti $ 169
30.0 FPS
2013 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 770 $ 399
27.1 FPS

The RX 470 sits between the R9 Nano and the GTX 1060 6GB, falling slower than R9 Nano by 4.2% and faster than GTX 1060 6GB by 2.6%. It has an average relative performance against every graphics card here.

PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds (2017)

Ultra Quality

Resolution 1920x1080

Year Graphics Card Price Frames Per Second
2015 AMD Radeon R9 Nano $ 649
53.0 FPS
2016 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB $ 254
52.2 FPS
2017 AMD Radeon RX 580 $ 229
50.6 FPS
2016 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 3GB $ 170
49.6 FPS
2015 AMD Radeon R9 390X $ 429
49.0 FPS
2014 AMD Radeon R9 285 $ 249
48.0 FPS
2014 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970 $ 329
47.5 FPS
2015 AMD Radeon R9 390 $ 329
47.0 FPS
2013 AMD Radeon R9 290 $ 399
43.0 FPS
2017 AMD Radeon RX 570 $ 169
43.0 FPS
2013 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780 $ 649
43.0 FPS
2013 AMD Radeon R9 290X $ 549
41.0 FPS
2016 AMD Radeon RX 470 $ 179
41.0 FPS
2019 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 $ 149
39.9 FPS
2013 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760 $ 249
39.6 FPS
2015 AMD Radeon R9 380 $ 199
32.0 FPS
2015 AMD Radeon R9 380X $ 229
32.0 FPS
2015 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960 $ 199
31.0 FPS
2014 AMD Radeon R9 280 $ 279
30.0 FPS
2016 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti $ 169
27.6 FPS
2013 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 770 $ 399
26.4 FPS

The RX 470 sits between the R9 290X and the GTX 1650, falling slower than R9 290X by 0% and faster than GTX 1650 by 2.8%. It has an average relative performance against every graphics card here. Its results are actually indistinguishable from those of the R9 290X. The RX 470 averaged 41 fps in , topping the GTX 960 by a good margin.

Battlefield V (2018)

Ultra Quality

Resolution 1920x1080

Year Graphics Card Price Frames Per Second
2017 AMD Radeon RX 580 $ 229
93.5 FPS
2015 AMD Radeon R9 FURY $ 549
83.0 FPS
2015 AMD Radeon R9 390X $ 429
71.0 FPS
2017 AMD Radeon RX 570 $ 169
71.0 FPS
2016 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB $ 254
68.4 FPS
2019 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 $ 149
65.3 FPS
2015 AMD Radeon R9 Nano $ 649
65.0 FPS
2016 AMD Radeon RX 480 $ 400
65.0 FPS
2016 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 3GB $ 170
64.9 FPS
2016 AMD Radeon RX 470 $ 179
62.0 FPS
2014 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970 $ 329
60.4 FPS
2016 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti $ 169
45.0 FPS
2013 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 770 $ 399
36.0 FPS

The RX 470 sits between the GTX 1060 3GB and the GTX 970, falling slower than GTX 1060 3GB by 4.7% and faster than GTX 970 by 2.6%. It has below average relative performance against every graphics card here. The RX 470's performance in this game hovers around the 60fps mark.

Game Performance at Ultra Quality settings

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Resolution 1920x1080

1% Low [Min FPS] Average FPS
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
48
54.0
2019 Anthem
31
34.8
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
45
51.0
2019 Resident Evil 2
58
65.4
2019 Metro Exodus
26
29.2
2019 World War Z
69
77.0
2019 Gears of War 5
38
42.4
2019 F1 2019
47
53.3
2019 GreedFall
43
48.0
2019 Borderlands 3
30
33.7
2019 Call of Duty Modern Warfare
58
64.8
2019 Red Dead Redemption 2
22
24.9
2019 Need For Speed: Heat
35
39.2
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
62
69.0
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
23
26.0
2018 Final Fantasy XV
48
54.0
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
43
48.0
2018 Forza Horizon 4
40
45.0
2018 Fallout 76
46
52.0
2018 Hitman 2
36
41.0
2018 Just Cause 4
37
42.1
2018 Monster Hunter: World
40
45.4
2018 Strange Brigade
61
68.4
2018 Battlefield V
55
62.0
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
36
40.0
2017 Destiny 2
78
87.0
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
36
41.0
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
40
45.5
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
52
58.3
2017 For Honor
70
77.8
2017 Project CARS 2
49
55.1
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
60
66.7
2016 Ashes of the Singularity
37
41.7
2016 Hitman
66
73.8
2016 Rise of the Tomb Raider
56
63.1
2016 The Division
49
54.5
2016 Overwatch
63
70.7
2016 Dishonored 2
36
40.2
2015 DiRT Rally
77
86.1
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
42
47.7
2015 The Witcher 3
42
47.6
2015 Rocket League
204
226.8
2015 Need For Speed
56
62.9
2015 Project CARS
54
60.3
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
99
110.2
2013 Crysis 3
48
54.2
2013 Battlefield 4
57
63.5
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
139
155.5
2009 League of Legends
262
291.6

Resolution 2560x1440

1% Low [Min FPS] Average FPS
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
32
40.2
2019 Anthem
22
27.6
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
31
39.6
2019 Resident Evil 2
35
44.1
2019 Metro Exodus
18
22.7
2019 World War Z
44
56.2
2019 Gears of War 5
24
30.8
2019 F1 2019
30
37.7
2019 GreedFall
27
34.7
2019 Borderlands 3
18
23.7
2019 Call of Duty Modern Warfare
37
46.7
2019 Red Dead Redemption 2
16
20.4
2019 Need For Speed: Heat
24
30.8
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
37
47.0
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
19
24.0
2018 Final Fantasy XV
31
39.0
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
24
31.0
2018 Forza Horizon 4
30
38.0
2018 Fallout 76
36
45.0
2018 Hitman 2
21
27.0
2018 Just Cause 4
24
31.1
2018 Monster Hunter: World
25
31.8
2018 Strange Brigade
38
47.6
2018 Battlefield V
34
43.0
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
22
28.0
2017 Destiny 2
59
74.0
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
24
31.0
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
23
29.4
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
33
42.1
2017 For Honor
36
45.4
2017 Project CARS 2
31
38.9
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
48
60.3
2016 Ashes of the Singularity
31
39.0
2016 Hitman
42
53.1
2016 Rise of the Tomb Raider
34
43.1
2016 The Division
32
40.0
2016 Overwatch
39
49.0
2016 Dishonored 2
27
34.3
2015 DiRT Rally
47
59.9
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
26
32.6
2015 The Witcher 3
28
35.3
2015 Rocket League
77
97.2
2015 Need For Speed
38
48.6
2015 Project CARS
36
46.0
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
57
71.3
2013 Crysis 3
26
32.9
2013 Battlefield 4
32
41.2
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
103
129.6
2009 League of Legends
129
162.0

Resolution 3840x2160

1% Low [Min FPS] Average FPS
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
16
24.0
2019 Anthem
10
15.0
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
14
21.0
2019 Resident Evil 2
15
21.7
2019 Metro Exodus
10
14.3
2019 World War Z
22
32.3
2019 Gears of War 5
13
19.4
2019 F1 2019
16
24.0
2019 GreedFall
10
14.3
2019 Borderlands 3
8
12.3
2019 Call of Duty Modern Warfare
19
27.9
2019 Red Dead Redemption 2
9
13.0
2019 Need For Speed: Heat
13
19.4
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
19
28.0
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
11
17.0
2018 Final Fantasy XV
16
23.0
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
11
17.0
2018 Forza Horizon 4
17
25.0
2018 Fallout 76
17
25.0
2018 Hitman 2
11
16.0
2018 Just Cause 4
11
16.2
2018 Monster Hunter: World
10
15.2
2018 Strange Brigade
18
25.9
2018 Battlefield V
17
25.0
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
9
13.0
2017 Destiny 2
25
37.0
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
12
18.0
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
11
16.1
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
20
29.2
2017 For Honor
15
22.7
2017 Project CARS 2
22
32.4
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
35
50.5
2016 Overwatch
17
25.2
2016 Dishonored 2
19
27.2
2015 Rocket League
31
45.4
2015 Need For Speed
22
32.4
2015 Project CARS
22
32.4
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
23
33.0
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
81
116.6
2009 League of Legends
45
64.8
RX 470 with i7-6700K at 1080p and Ultra Quality settings

Compare Against Competitors

RX 470 Specifications

RX 470 Board Design

Board NumberC940, D000-03, D009-07
Length9.5 inches 241 mm
Outputs1x HDMI3x DisplayPort
Power Connectors1x 6-pin
Slot WidthDual-slot
TDP120 W

RX 470 Clock Speeds

Boost Clock1206 MHz
GPU Clock926 MHz
Memory Clock1650 MHz 6600 MHz effective

RX 470 Graphics Card

Bus InterfacePCIe 3.0 x16
GenerationArctic Islands (RX 400)
Launch Price179 USD
ProductionActive
Release DateAug 4th, 2016

RX 470 Graphics Features

DirectX12.0 (12_0)
OpenCL2
OpenGL4.5
Shader Model6
Vulkan1.1.82

RX 470 Graphics Processor

ArchitectureGCN 4.0
Die Size244 mm²
GPU NameEllesmere
GPU VariantPolaris 10 PRO (215-0876204)
Process Size14 nm
Transistors5,700 million

RX 470 Memory

Bandwidth211.2 GB/s
Memory Bus256 bit
Memory Size4096 MB
Memory TypeGDDR5

RX 470 Render Config

Compute Units32
ROPs32
Shading Units2048
TMUs128

RX 470 Theoretical Performance

FP16 (half) performance4,940 GFLOPS (1:1)
FP32 (float) performance4,940 GFLOPS
FP64 (double) performance308.7 GFLOPS (1:16)
Pixel Rate38.59 GPixel/s
Texture Rate154.4 GTexel/s

Critics Reviews

AMD isn't shipping a reference-class Radeon RX 470. As you know, the company did introduce its own take on the Radeon RX 480. But this time around, board partners take the reins.
Should I buy the AMD Radeon RX 470? At the time of writing, buying an RX 470 for £189 or £199 isn’t a bad idea, but its price is just slightly lower than a 4GB RX 480.
The PCB used on the ASUS Radeon RX 470 ROG STRIX is somewhat longer than AMD's reference model, though the overall design is still relatively small at 9.5 x 5.1 x 1.6 inches.
AMD Radeon RX 470 specs. Based on the new Polaris 10 graphics core, this loses some clock-speed and four compute units, but otherwise, it retains the full feature-set of AMD's current top-tier GPU.
Nearly two months back, smack-dab in the midst of E3, AMD CEO Lisa Su took the stage at the PC gaming Show and introduced the Radeon RX 460 and Radeon RX 470 graphics cards to the world—the ...
AMD Radeon RX 470 Built For 1080p 60 FPS+ Gaming, Radeon RX 460 Designed For 60 FPS MOBA Gaming on Full HD Both, the Radeon RX 470 and the Radeon RX 460 utilize the Polaris chip architecture.
These cards, the Radeon RX 470 and RX 460, would further flesh out AMD’s Radeon 400 series with cheaper and lower power options based on the same Polaris architecture that was used in RX 480.
AMD sent us an XFX Radeon RX 470 RS Black Edition True OC (0 on Newegg) for evaluation. Yes, that makes this card more expensive than a reference 4GB RX 480—posing an, er, interesting value ...

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frostinggambler 11 months ago
Should i buy the RX 470 or wait for the RX 570?What should i do?
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halldomino 11 months ago
RX 570 4GB when overclocked is similar to RX 480 8GB (reference) go for 570 and it gives solid 10% boost out of the box than reference RX 470.
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halldomino 11 months ago
RX 480 4GB or RX 470 8GBI'm looking at the msi gaming X 480 and armor OC 470
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radiationhig 11 months ago
It's a tough one. The RX 470 is close to the RX 480 performance wise and some games do benefit from high VRAM. For example, I'm playing Forza Motorsport 6: Apex at ultra settings and it really requires 8GB of VRAM for a stutter-free experience on that render setting. I always had problems with Forza Motorsport 6 as it really uses loads of VRAM when playing, my experience has been a lot better since moving to an 8GB graphics card in general. However, most games will be fine with 4GB VRAM and in those games the RX 480 4GB will be easily outperforming the RX 470 8GB.
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hankessay 11 months ago
RX 470 Nitro+ VS RX 480 Nitro+How much better is the Sapphire RX 480 Nitro than the 470 version?
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barleyendowment 11 months ago
Well,the board partners only design they custom power delivery and up the clockspeeds a little,you wont see massive gains,only slightly better ,a 470 nitro+ will stilll lose to the worst 480 out there
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rubbishlibrary 11 months ago
RX 470 OC vs RX 480 stock vs r9 390 stocklooking to buy a new gpu. where i live, the 480 is around 110 usd more than the 470
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venussardine 11 months ago
sapphire radeon nitro+ rx 470 4gb or gtx 970 4gbi'm confused betweent these two cards which one will run smoothly on 1080p
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barbonboxy 11 months ago
yes absolutely
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yoisydiesel 11 months ago
GTX 960 or RX 470?Hi guys. Should I pick up a cheap GTX 960 or wait for an RX 470? Thanks in advance.
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