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AMD Radeon RX 470 XFX RS Black Edition 4GB

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

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

Here is a performance review on how capable the Radeon RX 470 XFX RS Black Edition 4GB is at running the more popular games of 2020. Specifically looking at this PC hardware’s ability to get suitable frames per second to play on Ultra game settings and what FPS it might get on 1080p, 1440p and 4K screen res. This card runs recommended graphics requirements of 161 games from the top 1000 most demanding games being played today.

Running at 1080p this card is predicted to get a weak frame rate from Halo Infinite with 18 FPS on Ultra. Then we take a look at Assassins Creed: Valhalla which is predicted to return a weak 12 FPS. Another title that we looked at is the popular Horizon: Zero Dawn which we saw getting a playable 42 FPS.

One of the growing popular screen resolutions for PC gaming is the wider 1440p. So we wanted to see how well the Radeon RX 470 XFX RS Black Edition 4GB performed at 1440p by taking a look at some of the current popular games. First we looked at Halo Infinite and predict it will deliver weak frames per second across the following graphics settings - Low: 36 FPS, Medium: 29 FPS, High: 19 FPS and Ultra: 14 FPS. We then checked the performance on Assassins Creed: Valhalla to predict if that will run well. It is predicted to be weak with a 9 FPS at Ultra 1440p. Getting popular modern games to run at 1440p on the Radeon RX 470 XFX RS Black Edition 4GB is in need of some graphics adjustments to get some stability, which means its not an ideal gaming resolution for this GPU.

How many years will the Radeon RX 470 XFX RS Black Edition 4GB graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the Radeon RX 470 XFX RS Black Edition 4GB in your PC? We think this Radeon RX 470 XFX RS Black Edition 4GB has around 6-12 months until an upgrade should be considered.

Whats a good PC graphics upgrade for the Radeon RX 470 XFX RS Black Edition 4GB? If you want an upgrade suggestion for the Radeon RX 470 XFX RS Black Edition 4GB then a good choice would be 16 Series GeForce GTX 1660 Super 6GB as this is better than 852 of the top 1000 most demanding game requirements with 53% better performance as well. Alternatively if you are thinking of upgrading this graphics card then we would currently suggest the R-500 Series Radeon RX 580 8GB. This PC hardware upgrade performs 25% better and can run 789 of today’s 1000 most demanding PC games.
FPS System Benchmark
59 FPS
High
The Radeon RX 470 XFX RS Black Edition 4GB is released on 04 Aug 2016

Radeon RX 470 XFX RS Black Edition 4GB Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

AMD PC game performance check Radeon RX 470 XFX RS Black Edition 4GB
GPU
Architecture
GCN 1.3 Ellesmere PRO
Process
14nm
TMUs
96
Texture Rate
121 GTexel/s
ROPs
48
Pixel Rate
60 GPixel/s
Shader
Processing Units
2048
Driver Support
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Release Price
$200.00
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
1750 MHz
Memory Bus
256 Bit
Memory Type
GDDR5
Memory Bandwidth
224GB/sec
L2 Cache
2048KB
Display Connectors
VGA Connection
0
DVI Connection
1
HDMI Connection
1
DisplayPort Connection
3
Clock Speeds
Core Speed
926 MHz
Boost Clock
1256 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 XFX RS Black Edition 4GB Game Requirement Analysis

Overview
Radeon RX 470 4GB XFX Black Edition is a dual fan, standard form factor performance graphics card, based on the fourth revision of the Graphics Core Next (GCN) Architecture.


Architecture
N/A.


GPU
It equips a GPU Codenamed Ellesmere PRO which has 2048 Shader Processing Units, 128 TMUs and 32 ROPs.


Memory
The GPU accesses a 4GB frame buffer of Fast GDDR5, through a 256-bit memory interface, while the Memory Clock Operates at 1750MHz.


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


Performance
The XFX RS Black Edition RX 470 should run most modern 2016 AAA games at 1080p on high graphics settings.


System Suggestions
Radeon RX 470 4GB is best suited for resolutions up to and including 1920x1080. We recommend a Performance Processor and 8GB of RAM for Optimal Performance.


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Radeon RX 470 XFX RS Black Edition 4GB vs Avg. AAA Game System Requirements
Avg. AAA Recommended Requirements
CPU
0%
Graphics Card
23%
RAM
11GB
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Popular Game System Requirements
Game Min. Rec.
Microsoft Flight Simulator 9% 9%
Cyberpunk 2077 21% 60%
Horizon: Zero Dawn 5% 16%
Valorant 96% 89%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 28% 60%
Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout 47% 33%
Marvel's Avengers 28% 60%
Grand Theft Auto VI 9% 73%
Grounded 66% 3%
Death Stranding 30% 23%
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