RX 470 with Core i7-6700K benchmarks at Medium Quality 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. With current 4096 MB RAM, the RX 470 can have very few memory-related bottlenecks in more modern games.

AMD Radeon RX 470
Price $ 280 5/5 Excellent
Year 2016 5/5 Excellent
Series RX 470
Maximum Recorded Temperature 75C 3/5 Good
Max Fan Noise 49dB 3/5 Good
Recommended Power Supply 470W 3/5 Good
Benchmark CPU Intel Core i7-6700K @ 4.00GHz ($334.99)
CPU Impact on FPS + 0 FPS 5/5 Excellent
CPU Impact on FPS % 0%
Benchmark Quality Settings Medium Quality Settings
Average 1080p Performance 111 FPS 5/5 Excellent
Average 1440p Performance 86 FPS 5/5 Excellent
Average 4K Performance 47 FPS 3/5 Good
Memory 4 GB 4/5 Very Good
Overall Combination Score 86/100 Excellent
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Game Performance at Medium Quality settings

Resolution 1920x1080

Resolution 2560x1440

Resolution 3840x2160

Year Game Frames Per Second
42 FPS
50 FPS
53 FPS
50 FPS
48 FPS
50 FPS
41 FPS
42 FPS
38 FPS
62 FPS
41 FPS
43 FPS
50 FPS

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RX 470 Specifications

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

Clock Speeds

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

Graphics Card

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

Graphics Features

DirectX12.0 (12_0)
Shader Model6

Graphics Processor

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


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

Render Config

Compute Units32
Shading Units2048

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.
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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 ...