Radeon_RX_470_PowerColour_Red_Dragon_4GB
AMD Radeon RX 470 PowerColour Red Dragon 4GB

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How well can the Radeon RX 470 PowerColour Red Dragon 4GB run games
12 Jan 2020 - Graphics card reviewed

A strong performing piece of hardware, Radeon RX 470 PowerColour Red Dragon 4GB can still meet a lot of the game system requirements of modern games. DirectX 12 gaming system requirements will be met by this gpu.

Game performance for the Radeon RX 470 PowerColour Red Dragon 4GB where we look at the bigger games played in 2020. Looking closely at the graphics card frame rate performance on Ultra graphics settings at 1080p, 1440p and 4K screen resolutions. In terms of performance against the most demanding games today this graphics card can play 311 of the 1000 most demanding PC games beating their recommended requirements.

A Radeon RX 470 PowerColour Red Dragon 4GB card at 1080p is seeing a weak frame rate when running Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order on Ultra - 16 FPS. Lets look at the predicted performance it will get on Grand Theft Auto VI which is 9 FPS. To add a bit more variety lets see how the popular Call of Duty: Modern Warfare performs on this hardware, which gets a playable 40 FPS.

With PC gamers looking for larger screen sizes like 1440p we tested the Radeon RX 470 PowerColour Red Dragon 4GB by playing Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order which yielded a weak performance. Its FPS results for the graphics settings are as follows - L: 31FPS, M: 25FPS, H: 17FPS, U: 12FPS. Another popular game we researched with this card was Grand Theft Auto VI and that was weak. This graphics card is predicted to deliver 6 FPS at Ultra 1440p. Another popular title was Call of Duty: Modern Warfare which gets playable results with a 31FPS on Ultra 1440p. 1440p gaming on the Radeon RX 470 PowerColour Red Dragon 4GB is likely in need of some graphical option tweaks when trying to play modern games.

How many years will the Radeon RX 470 PowerColour Red Dragon 4GB graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the Radeon RX 470 PowerColour Red Dragon 4GB in your PC? This Radeon RX 470 PowerColour Red Dragon 4GB card has 12 to 18 months of latest AAA game play left in it before upgrading should be considered

Whats a good PC graphics upgrade for the Radeon RX 470 PowerColour Red Dragon 4GB? If you are thinking of upgrading this graphics card then we would currently suggest the 16 Series GeForce GTX 1660 Ti 6GB. This PC hardware upgrade performs 61% better and can run 880 of today’s 1000 most demanding PC games. An alternative great upgrade graphics card would be a RX 5000 Series Radeon RX 5500 4GB, which has 26% better performance and can run 750 of the top 1000 demanding game requirements today.
FPS System Benchmark
56 FPS
High
The Radeon RX 470 PowerColour Red Dragon 4GB is released on 04 Aug 2016

Radeon RX 470 PowerColour Red Dragon 4GB Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

AMD PC game performance check Radeon RX 470 PowerColour Red Dragon 4GB
GPU
Architecture
GCN 1.3 Ellesmere PRO
Process
14nm
TMUs
128
Texture Rate
155 GTexel/s
ROPs
32
Pixel Rate
39 GPixel/s
Shader
Processing Units
2048
Driver Support
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Release Price
$199.00
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
1
HDMI Connection
1
DisplayPort Connection
3
Clock Speeds
Core Speed
926 MHz
Boost Clock
1210 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 PowerColour Red Dragon 4GB Game Requirement Analysis

Overview
The AMD RX 470 PowerColour Red Dragon 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 1210MHz, when boost mode is triggered, not much above the reference card.


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 450W PSU with one available 6-pin connector.


Performance
The AMD RX 470 has been built as a Mid/High performance graphics card for 2016 and this card is as close to a reference card as we have. 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 PowerColour Red Dragon 4GB vs Avg. AAA Game System Requirements
Avg. AAA Recommended Requirements
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Graphics Card
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RAM
11GB
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Popular Game System Requirements
Game Min. Rec.
Cyberpunk 2077 26% 64%
Red Dead Redemption 2 32% 20%
Dragon Ball Z Kakarot 55% 26%
Halo: Reach 83% 62%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 26% 64%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 35% 20%
FIFA 20 54% 36%
Doom Eternal 42% 3%
Grand Theft Auto VI 12% 83%
Need For Speed Heat 33% 20%
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