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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Radeon RX 470 XFX RS Black Limited Edition 4GB Quadro Plex 7000
Red Dead Redemption 2 14% 92%
Doom Eternal 2% 65%
Cyberpunk 2077 56% 163%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 14% 92%
Dragon Ball Z Kakarot 30% 18%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 56% 163%
Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order 56% 163%
Grand Theft Auto VI 74% 193%
Need For Speed Heat 14% 92%
Warcraft 3: Reforged 96% 93%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the AMD Radeon RX 470 XFX RS Black Limited Edition 4GB are significantly better than the Nvidia Quadro Plex 7000.

The RX 470 has a 352 MHz higher core clock speed and the same number of Texture Mapping Units as the Quadro Plex 7000. This results in the RX 470 providing 45 GTexel/s better texturing performance. This still holds weight but shader performance is generally more relevant, particularly since both of these GPUs support at least DirectX 10.

The RX 470 has a 352 MHz higher core clock speed than the Quadro Plex 7000, but the Quadro Plex 7000 has 64 more Render Output Units than the RX 470. As a result, the Quadro Plex 7000 exhibits a 25.5 GPixel/s better Pixel Fill Rate than the RX 470. However, both GPUs support DirectX 9 or above, and pixeling performance is only really relevant when comparing older cards.

The RX 470 was released over three years more recently than the Quadro Plex 7000, and so the RX 470 is likely to have far better driver support, meaning it will be much more optimized and ultimately superior to the Quadro Plex 7000 when running the latest games.

Both GPUs exhibit very powerful performance, so it probably isn't worth upgrading from one to the other, as both are capable of running even the most demanding games at the highest settings.

The Quadro Plex 7000 has 8192 MB more video memory than the RX 470, so is likely to be much better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. However, the overall memory performance is about the same.

The Quadro Plex 7000 has 64 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the RX 470, which means that the memory performance of the Quadro Plex 7000 is much better than the RX 470.

The Radeon RX 470 XFX RS Black Limited Edition 4GB has 2048 Shader Processing Units and the Quadro Plex 7000 has 1024. However, the actual shader performance of the RX 470 is 2621 and the actual shader performance of the Quadro Plex 7000 is 1176. The RX 470 having 1445 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the RX 470 delivers a slightly smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the Quadro Plex 7000.

The RX 470 transistor size technology is 26 nm (nanometers) smaller than the Quadro Plex 7000. This means that the RX 470 is expected to run slightly cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the Quadro Plex 7000.

The Radeon RX 470 XFX RS Black Limited Edition 4GB requires 120 Watts to run and the Quadro Plex 7000 requires 600 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 450 Watts for the RX 470 and a PSU with at least 900 Watts for the Quadro Plex 7000. The Quadro Plex 7000 requires 480 Watts more than the RX 470 to run. The difference is significant enough that the Quadro Plex 7000 may have an adverse affect on your yearly electricity bills in comparison to the RX 470.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed926 MHzvs574 MHz
Boost Clock1280 MHzvs-
ArchitectureGCN 1.3 Ellesmere PROFermi GF100 (x2)
OC Potential - vs Poor
Driver Support Great vs Poor
Release Date04 Aug 2016vs25 Jul 2011
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link

Resolution Performance

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GPU Memory

Memory4096 MBvs12288 MB
Memory Speed1750 MHzvs750 MHz
Memory Bus256 Bitvs768 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth224GB/secvs288GB/sec
L2 Cache 2048 KB green tick vs 1536 KB
Delta Color Compression yes vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units2048vs1024
Actual Shader Performance100%vs57%
Texture Mapping Units128vs128
Texture Rate118.5 GTexel/svs73.5 GTexel/s
Render Output Units32vs96
Pixel Rate29.6 GPixel/svs55.1 GPixel/s

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)4096x2160vs2560x1600
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections1vs4
HDMI Connections1vs0
DisplayPort Connections3vs-

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power120 Wattsvs600 Watts
Recommended PSU450 Watts & 30 Ampsvs900 Watts & 60 Amps

GPU Features

Shader Model5.0vs5.0
Open GL4.5vs4.5
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorAMD FX-6350vsIntel Core i7-2700K 4-Core 3.50GHz
Recommended RAM8 GBvs8 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1920x1080vs1920x1080

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GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewOverview
The AMD Radeon RX 470 XFX RS Black Limited Edition 4GB graphics card is a 2016 released performance graphics card based on the third revision of the Graphics Core Next (GCN) architecture and is the best choice of the 4GB RX 470 cards. This card competes against Nvidia's outgoing, but very popular, GTX 970 and the incoming GTX 1050 Ti, when that releases.

It is powered by the Ellesmere PRO GPU, which has 2048 shader processing units, 128 TMUs and 32 ROPs.

The central unit runs at 926MHz and goes up to 1280MHz, when boost mode is triggered, the highest of any RX 470.

The GPU accesses a 4GB frame buffer of GDDR5, through a 256-bit memory interface, while the memory clock Operates at a boosted 1750MHz, the highest the RX 470s 4GB cards go up to.

Power Consumption
With a rated board TDP of 120W, it requires at least a 450W PSU with one available 6-pin connector.

The AMD RX 470 has been built as a Mid/High performance graphics card for 2016 and so the Radeon RX 470 XFX RS Black Limited Edition 4GB will really show the best the RX 470 can do. It will run most triple AAA titles released during 2016 on medium to high graphics at 1080p screen resolution. With adjustments and lowering anti aliasing this card can confidently maintain 60+ frames per seconds on high graphic settings at 1080p. Moving to 1440p screen resolution and the graphics card may need to be adjusted down to medium in order to maintain 50-60+ fps.

System Suggestions
The RX 470 is best suited for resolutions up to and including 1920x1080. We recommend a mid range processor and at least 8GB of system memory for optimal performance.
Quadro Plex 7000 is an enthusiast professional card based on the 40nm, Fermi architecture.

It's based on 2 Fermi GF100 GPUs and thus offers 1024 Shader Processing Units, 128 TMUs and 96 ROPs, on a 768-bit memory interface of fast GDDR5. The central unit runs at 574MHz and the memory clock operates at up to 750MHz. It has a L2 Cache of 1536KB and a rated board TDP of 600 Watts.

Despite exhibiting similarities to GeForce GTX 590, due to being under-clocked and because Quadro Plex 7000's drivers are only certified for professional applications only, its gaming performance is up to 10% slower than GeForce GTX 590.
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