RX 470 with Phenom X3 8550 benchmarks at Low Quality settings

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. It appears that the RX 470 is a more capable mid-range card that can play AAA titles at 1080p with 60 frames per second. The price/performance ratio is excellent for RX 470 against the competition in budget mid-range cards. This combination between RX 470 and AMD Phenom X3 8550 is going to cause serious bottlenecks in many games and cause severe FPS loss. With current 4096 MB RAM, the RX 470 can have very few memory-related bottlenecks in more modern games.

 RX 470 with Phenom X3 8550 benchmarks at Low Quality settings
AMD Radeon RX 470
Price $ 342.0
Year 2016
Maximum Recorded Temperature 75C
Max Fan Noise 49.4dB
Recommended Power Supply 470W
Benchmark CPU AMD Phenom X3 8550 ($169.95)
CPU Impact on FPS -26.7 FPS
CPU Impact on FPS % -50.0%
Benchmark Quality Settings Low Quality Settings
Average 1080p Performance 130.9 FPS
Average 1440p Performance 126.0 FPS
Average 4K Performance 83.2 FPS
Memory 4 GB
1080p Cost Per Frame $ 6.2
1440p Cost Per Frame $ 8.5
4K Cost Per Frame $ 14.7
Series RX 470
Variant AMD Radeon RX 470
Overall Combination Score 92/100 Excellent

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, Resident Evil 2, Strange Brigade, Call of Duty: Black Ops 4, World War Z at 62 fps to 77 fps and kept frame rates hovering around 68 fps.

Assassin's Creed Odyssey (2018)

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Resolution 1920x1080

Year Graphics Card Price Frames Per Second
2015 AMD Radeon R9 FURY $ 549
140.0 FPS
2015 AMD Radeon R9 Nano $ 649
139.0 FPS
2015 AMD Radeon R9 390X $ 429
136.0 FPS
2016 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB $ 254
136.0 FPS
2016 AMD Radeon RX 480 $ 400
135.0 FPS
2016 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 3GB $ 170
134.3 FPS
2019 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 $ 149
131.0 FPS
2017 AMD Radeon RX 570 $ 169
129.2 FPS
2014 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970 $ 329
128.7 FPS
2016 AMD Radeon RX 470 $ 179
112.2 FPS
2013 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 770 $ 399
122.3 FPS
2016 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti $ 169
122.0 FPS

The RX 470 sits between the GTX 970 and the GTX 770, falling slower than GTX 970 by 0.5% and faster than GTX 770 by 4.7%. It has below average relative performance against every graphics card here. Its results are actually indistinguishable from those of the GTX 970.

Forza Horizon 4 (2018)

Low Quality

Resolution 1920x1080

Year Graphics Card Price Frames Per Second
2016 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB $ 254
172.2 FPS
2016 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 3GB $ 170
168.6 FPS
2014 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970 $ 329
165.4 FPS
2015 AMD Radeon R9 Nano $ 649
165.0 FPS
2015 AMD Radeon R9 390X $ 429
159.0 FPS
2019 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 $ 149
156.5 FPS
2013 AMD Radeon R9 290 $ 399
155.0 FPS
2015 AMD Radeon R9 390 $ 329
154.0 FPS
2017 AMD Radeon RX 570 $ 169
154.0 FPS
2016 AMD Radeon RX 470 $ 179
119.7 FPS
2013 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780 $ 649
143.0 FPS
2015 AMD Radeon R9 380X $ 229
142.0 FPS
2015 AMD Radeon R9 380 $ 199
140.0 FPS
2015 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960 $ 199
140.0 FPS
2016 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti $ 169
139.2 FPS
2013 AMD Radeon R9 290X $ 549
139.0 FPS
2014 AMD Radeon R9 285 $ 249
134.0 FPS
2013 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760 $ 249
133.5 FPS
2013 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 770 $ 399
132.4 FPS
2014 AMD Radeon R9 280 $ 279
131.0 FPS

The RX 470 sits between the RX 570 and the GTX 780, falling slower than RX 570 by 4.8% and faster than GTX 780 by 2.8%. It has an average relative performance against every graphics card here.

Shadow of the Tomb Raider (2018)

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Resolution 1920x1080

Year Graphics Card Price Frames Per Second
2015 AMD Radeon R9 390X $ 429
158.0 FPS
2016 AMD Radeon RX 480 $ 400
156.0 FPS
2017 AMD Radeon RX 570 $ 169
154.0 FPS
2015 AMD Radeon R9 FURY $ 549
153.0 FPS
2015 AMD Radeon R9 Nano $ 649
152.0 FPS
2016 AMD Radeon RX 470 $ 179
120.8 FPS
2016 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB $ 254
148.8 FPS
2016 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 3GB $ 170
146.4 FPS
2019 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 $ 149
145.6 FPS
2014 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970 $ 329
145.6 FPS
2016 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti $ 169
132.0 FPS
2013 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 770 $ 399
129.1 FPS

The RX 470 sits between the R9 Nano and the GTX 1060 6GB, falling slower than R9 Nano by 1.3% and faster than GTX 1060 6GB by 0.8%. It has an average relative performance against every graphics card here. Its results are actually indistinguishable from those of the R9 Nano. Those who have a high refresh rate monitor will enjoy what RX 470 has to offer as it averages 120.8 fps. Compared to its higher sibling, the RX 470 was much slower than the RX 480 by more than 20%.

PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds (2017)

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Resolution 1920x1080

Year Graphics Card Price Frames Per Second
2015 AMD Radeon R9 Nano $ 649
155.0 FPS
2016 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB $ 254
154.2 FPS
2016 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 3GB $ 170
151.6 FPS
2015 AMD Radeon R9 390X $ 429
151.0 FPS
2014 AMD Radeon R9 285 $ 249
150.0 FPS
2014 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970 $ 329
149.5 FPS
2015 AMD Radeon R9 390 $ 329
149.0 FPS
2013 AMD Radeon R9 290 $ 399
145.0 FPS
2017 AMD Radeon RX 570 $ 169
145.0 FPS
2013 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780 $ 649
145.0 FPS
2013 AMD Radeon R9 290X $ 549
143.0 FPS
2016 AMD Radeon RX 470 $ 179
118.1 FPS
2019 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 $ 149
141.9 FPS
2013 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760 $ 249
141.6 FPS
2015 AMD Radeon R9 380 $ 199
134.0 FPS
2015 AMD Radeon R9 380X $ 229
134.0 FPS
2015 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960 $ 199
133.0 FPS
2014 AMD Radeon R9 280 $ 279
132.0 FPS
2016 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti $ 169
129.6 FPS
2013 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 770 $ 399
128.4 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 0.8%. It has an average relative performance against every graphics card here. Its results are actually indistinguishable from those of the R9 290X.

Battlefield V (2018)

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Resolution 1920x1080

Year Graphics Card Price Frames Per Second
2015 AMD Radeon R9 FURY $ 549
185.0 FPS
2015 AMD Radeon R9 390X $ 429
173.0 FPS
2017 AMD Radeon RX 570 $ 169
173.0 FPS
2016 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB $ 254
170.4 FPS
2019 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 $ 149
167.3 FPS
2015 AMD Radeon R9 Nano $ 649
167.0 FPS
2016 AMD Radeon RX 480 $ 400
167.0 FPS
2016 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 3GB $ 170
166.9 FPS
2016 AMD Radeon RX 470 $ 179
126.3 FPS
2014 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970 $ 329
162.4 FPS
2016 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti $ 169
147.0 FPS
2013 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 770 $ 399
138.0 FPS

The RX 470 sits between the GTX 1060 3GB and the GTX 970, falling slower than GTX 1060 3GB by 1.8% and faster than GTX 970 by 1%. It has below average relative performance against every graphics card here. Its results are actually indistinguishable from those of the GTX 1060 3GB. Those who have a high refresh rate monitor will enjoy what RX 470 has to offer as it averages 126.3 fps. Compared to its higher sibling, the RX 470 was much slower than the RX 480 by more than 20%.

Game Performance at Low Quality settings

Change Quality Settings

Resolution 1920x1080

1% Low [Min FPS] Average FPS
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
48
123.2
2019 Anthem
45
115.7
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
47
122.0
2019 Resident Evil 2
50
127.7
2019 Metro Exodus
44
113.5
2019 World War Z
51
132.2
2019 Gears of War 5
46
118.6
2019 F1 2019
48
122.9
2019 GreedFall
47
120.8
2019 Borderlands 3
45
115.2
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
50
129.1
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
44
112.2
2018 Final Fantasy XV
48
123.2
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
47
120.8
2018 Forza Horizon 4
46
119.7
2018 Fallout 76
48
122.4
2018 Hitman 2
46
118.1
2018 Just Cause 4
46
118.5
2018 Monster Hunter: World
47
119.8
2018 Strange Brigade
50
128.8
2018 Battlefield V
49
126.3
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
46
117.7
2017 Destiny 2
53
136.1
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
46
118.1
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
47
119.9
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
49
124.9
2017 For Honor
51
132.5
2017 Project CARS 2
48
123.6
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
50
128.2
2016 Ashes of the Singularity
46
118.4
2016 Hitman
51
131.0
2016 Rise of the Tomb Raider
49
126.8
2016 The Division
48
123.4
2016 Overwatch
50
129.7
2016 Dishonored 2
46
117.8
2015 DiRT Rally
53
135.8
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
47
120.7
2015 The Witcher 3
47
120.7
2015 Rocket League
74
191.0
2015 Need For Speed
49
126.7
2015 Project CARS
49
125.7
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
56
145.2
2013 Crysis 3
48
123.3
2013 Battlefield 4
49
126.9
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
63
163.0
2009 League of Legends
84
216.4

Resolution 2560x1440

1% Low [Min FPS] Average FPS
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
47
120.8
2019 Anthem
45
115.8
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
47
120.5
2019 Resident Evil 2
47
122.3
2019 Metro Exodus
44
113.9
2019 World War Z
49
127.1
2019 Gears of War 5
45
117.1
2019 F1 2019
47
119.8
2019 GreedFall
46
118.6
2019 Borderlands 3
44
114.3
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
48
123.4
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
44
114.4
2018 Final Fantasy XV
47
120.3
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
45
117.2
2018 Forza Horizon 4
47
119.9
2018 Fallout 76
48
122.7
2018 Hitman 2
45
115.6
2018 Just Cause 4
45
117.2
2018 Monster Hunter: World
46
117.5
2018 Strange Brigade
48
123.7
2018 Battlefield V
47
121.9
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
45
116.0
2017 Destiny 2
52
134.0
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
45
117.2
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
45
116.5
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
47
121.5
2017 For Honor
48
122.8
2017 Project CARS 2
47
120.3
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
50
128.7
2016 Ashes of the Singularity
47
120.3
2016 Hitman
49
125.8
2016 Rise of the Tomb Raider
47
121.9
2016 The Division
47
120.7
2016 Overwatch
48
124.2
2016 Dishonored 2
46
118.5
2015 DiRT Rally
50
128.5
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
46
117.8
2015 The Witcher 3
46
118.9
2015 Rocket League
56
143.1
2015 Need For Speed
48
124.1
2015 Project CARS
48
123.1
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
52
133.0
2013 Crysis 3
46
117.9
2013 Battlefield 4
47
121.2
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
61
155.9
2009 League of Legends
66
168.6

Resolution 3840x2160

1% Low [Min FPS] Average FPS
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
31
80.4
2019 Anthem
30
76.9
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
31
79.2
2019 Resident Evil 2
31
79.5
2019 Metro Exodus
30
76.6
2019 World War Z
32
83.7
2019 Gears of War 5
30
78.6
2019 F1 2019
31
80.4
2019 GreedFall
30
76.6
2019 Borderlands 3
29
75.8
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
32
82.0
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
30
77.7
2018 Final Fantasy XV
31
80.0
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
30
77.7
2018 Forza Horizon 4
31
80.8
2018 Fallout 76
31
80.8
2018 Hitman 2
30
77.3
2018 Just Cause 4
30
77.4
2018 Monster Hunter: World
30
77.0
2018 Strange Brigade
31
81.2
2018 Battlefield V
31
80.8
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
29
76.1
2017 Destiny 2
33
85.5
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
30
78.1
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
30
77.3
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
32
82.5
2017 For Honor
31
79.9
2017 Project CARS 2
32
83.7
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
35
90.8
2016 Overwatch
31
80.9
2016 Dishonored 2
32
81.7
2015 Rocket League
34
88.8
2015 Need For Speed
32
83.7
2015 Project CARS
32
83.7
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
32
83.9
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
45
116.8
2009 League of Legends
37
96.4
RX 470 with Phenom X3 8550 at 1080p and Low Quality settings

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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 ...

Discussion and Comments

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alienlily 8 months ago
Should i buy the RX 470 or wait for the RX 570?
What should i do?
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swooshjackberry 8 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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shirleyglazing 8 months ago
RX 480 4GB or RX 470 8GB
I'm looking at the msi gaming X 480 and armor OC 470
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agreecost 8 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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sheepmashing 8 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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balearicventricle 8 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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gackedicing 8 months ago
RX 470 OC vs RX 480 stock vs r9 390 stock
looking to buy a new gpu. where i live, the 480 is around 110 usd more than the 470
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neogenedealt 8 months ago
sapphire radeon nitro+ rx 470 4gb or gtx 970 4gb
i'm confused betweent these two cards which one will run smoothly on 1080p
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charityanchor 8 months ago
yes absolutely
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FALSEfluid 8 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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