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AMD Radeon RX 470 4GB

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How well can the Radeon RX 470 4GB run games
2 Aug 2020 - Graphics card reviewed

A strong performing piece of hardware, Radeon RX 470 4GB can still meet a lot of the game system requirements of modern games. Radeon RX 470 4GB is capable of DirectX 12 gaming requirements.

How well will the Radeon RX 470 4GB run 2020 games? We will take a look at the biggest releases and frames per second analysis on Ultra graphics settings. This graphics hardware can run 118 of the 1000 most demanding PC games played today.

Now onto the frame rates achieved at 1080p. We are seeing Horizon: Zero Dawn getting 40 FPS with the Radeon RX 470 4GB, Marvel's Avengers predicted to get 40 FPS and Assassins Creed: Valhalla predicted to get 10 frames per second. All run on Ultra at 1920x1080 screen res.

Moving screen sizes up to 1440p we ran Horizon: Zero Dawn on the Radeon RX 470 4GB to see that it got a playable set of frame rates. Here are the low to ultra results at 1440p - L: 81FPS, M: 63FPS, H: 43FPS, U: 31FPS. Another popular game to investigate at 1440p with this card was Marvel's Avengers which we predicted will be playable in performance netting an Ultra FPS of 31 FPS. Finally we then took a look at Assassins Creed: Valhalla where its predicted Ultra 1440p Frame rates were weak at 8 FPS. Getting popular modern games to run at 1440p on the Radeon RX 470 4GB is likely in need of some graphical option tweaks when trying to play modern games.

How many years will the Radeon RX 470 4GB graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the Radeon RX 470 4GB in your PC? There is around 6-12 months of top end gaming left in this card, at which point its graphics card replacement time, assuming the Radeon RX 470 4GB is part of your PC gaming machine.

Whats a good PC graphics upgrade for the Radeon RX 470 4GB? A good upgrade choice for this graphics card today would be the 16 Series GeForce GTX 1660 Super 6GB. For comparison of the 1000 most demanding games around today this suggested upgrade is 58% better and can meet 853 of their recommended requirements. Alternatively upgrading this graphics card would have us consider the R-500 Series Radeon RX 580 8GB which is 29% more powerful. This upgrade choice can also run 790 games from the most demanding games today.
FPS System Benchmark
56 FPS
High
The Radeon RX 470 4GB is released on 04 Aug 2016

Radeon RX 470 4GB Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

AMD PC game performance check Radeon RX 470 4GB
GPU
Architecture
GCN 1.3 Ellesmere PRO
Process
14nm
TMUs
128
Texture Rate
154 GTexel/s
ROPs
32
Pixel Rate
39 GPixel/s
Shader
Processing Units
2048
Driver Support
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Release Price
$179.00
Compatibility
Direct X
DX 12.0
Shader
5.0
Open GL
4.5
Resolution (WxH)
4096x2160
Notebook GPU
SLI/Crossfire
Dedicated
Integrated
Memory
Memory
4096 MB
Memory Speed
1650 MHz
Memory Bus
256 Bit
Memory Type
GDDR5
Memory Bandwidth
211.2GB/sec
L2 Cache
2048KB
Display Connectors
VGA Connection
0
DVI Connection
0
HDMI Connection
1
DisplayPort Connection
3
Clock Speeds
Core Speed
926 MHz
Boost Clock
1206 MHz
Power
Max Power
120 Watts
PSU
450 Watt & 30 Amps
Power Connector
1x 6-pin
Recommended Hardware
Best CPU Match
Best RAM Match
8 GB
Best Resolution
1920 x 1080
GPU Upgrade
Resolution Performance
1366x768 1600x900 1920x1080 2560x1440 3840x2160
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Radeon RX 470 4GB Game Requirement Analysis

Overview
The AMD RX 470 4GB graphics card is a 2016 released performance graphics card based on the third revision of the Graphics Core Next (GCN) architecture. This card competes against Nvidia's outgoing, but very popular, GTX 970 and the incoming GTX 1050 Ti, when that releases.


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


GPU
The central unit runs at 926MHz and goes up to 1206MHz, when boost mode is triggered.


Memory
The GPU accesses a 4GB frame buffer of GDDR5, through a 256-bit memory interface, while the memory clock Operates at 1650MHz.


Power Consumption
With a rated board TDP of 120W, it requires at least a 400W PSU with one available 6-pin connector.


Performance
The AMD RX 470 has been built as a Mid/High performance graphics card for 2016. 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.


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Radeon RX 470 4GB vs Avg. AAA Game System Requirements
Avg. AAA Recommended Requirements
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Graphics Card
27%
RAM
11GB
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Popular Game System Requirements
Game Min. Rec.
Cyberpunk 2077 18% 65%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 12% 12%
Horizon: Zero Dawn 2% 20%
Marvel's Avengers 42% 20%
Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout 45% 30%
Total War Saga: Troy 73% 36%
Valorant 96% 88%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 26% 65%
Fast & Furious Crossroads 20% 116%
Grand Theft Auto VI 12% 79%
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