Radeon_RX_470_Sapphire_Nitro+_4GB
AMD Radeon RX 470 Sapphire Nitro+ 4GB

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How well can the Radeon RX 470 Sapphire Nitro+ 4GB run games
13 Dec 2019 - Graphics card reviewed

A strong performing piece of hardware, Radeon RX 470 Sapphire Nitro+ 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.

This PC hardware performance game review for the Radeon RX 470 Sapphire Nitro+ 4GB graphics card, when running 2019 more popular games, lets us see what type of FPS this card gets when playing at 1080p, 1440p and 4K screen resolutions and ultra settings. In terms of performance against the most demanding games today this graphics card can play 392 of the 1000 most demanding PC games beating their recommended requirements.

With 1080p being the most common gaming resolution at the moment we explored how well the Radeon RX 470 Sapphire Nitro+ 4GB can run Call of Duty: Modern Warfare at 1080p and saw it return playable frame rates at the following graphics settings - Low: 111 FPS, Medium: 87 FPS, High: 59 FPS and Ultra: 42 FPS. For performance contrast we can see that FIFA 20 returns a strong 130 FPS at Ultra 1080p.

As the PC gaming masses explore larger screen resolutions we decided to run some game checks at 1440p across a few popular games. We discovered the Radeon RX 470 Sapphire Nitro+ 4GB ran Call of Duty: Modern Warfare to a playable performance level. Results across the graphics settings looked like this, Low: 85 FPS, Medium: 67 FPS, High: 45 FPS and Ultra: 32 FPS. Another game tested was FIFA 20, L: 222FPS, M: 185FPS, H: 136FPS, U: 99FPS. And then we researched potential graphics card performance on Microsoft Flight Simulator, wih estimates revealing L: 36FPS, M: 29FPS, H: 19FPS, U: 14FPS at 1440p. After a look at the popular games running at 1440p with the Radeon RX 470 Sapphire Nitro+ 4GB, this is a reliable performer at this larger resolution for modern games. The graphics card will be good to run 1440p on Ultra or High settings.

How many years will the Radeon RX 470 Sapphire Nitro+ 4GB graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the Radeon RX 470 Sapphire Nitro+ 4GB in your PC? 12-18 months of top end gaming is still left in this graphics card

Whats a good PC graphics upgrade for the Radeon RX 470 Sapphire Nitro+ 4GB? If you want an upgrade suggestion for the Radeon RX 470 Sapphire Nitro+ 4GB then a good choice would be 16 Series GeForce GTX 1660 Ti 6GB as this is better than 894 of the top 1000 most demanding game requirements with 55% better performance as well. Alternatively if you want an upgrade suggestion for the Radeon RX 470 Sapphire Nitro+ 4GB then a good choice would be RX 5000 Series Radeon RX 5500 4GB as this is better than 765 of the top 1000 most demanding game requirements with 22% better performance as well.
FPS System Benchmark
59 FPS
High
The Radeon RX 470 Sapphire Nitro+ 4GB is released on 04 Aug 2016

Radeon RX 470 Sapphire Nitro+ 4GB Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

AMD PC game performance check Radeon RX 470 Sapphire Nitro+ 4GB
GPU
Architecture
GCN 1.3 Ellesmere PRO
Process
14nm
TMUs
128
Texture Rate
161 GTexel/s
ROPs
32
Pixel Rate
40 GPixel/s
Shader
Processing Units
2048
Driver Support
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Release Price
$220.00
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
2
DisplayPort Connection
2
Clock Speeds
Core Speed
1143 MHz
Boost Clock
1260 MHz
Power
Max Power
120 Watts
PSU
450 Watt & 30 Amps
Power Connector
1x 8-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 Sapphire Nitro+ 4GB Game Requirement Analysis

Overview
The AMD RX 470 Radeon Sapphire Nitro+ 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 1260MHz, when boost mode is triggered. As far as base clock speeds are concerned, this card is king of the 4GB RX 470 hill. However when looking at boosted clock speed, it falls second, coming only behind the RX 470 XFX RS Black Limited Edition.


Memory
The GPU accesses a 4GB frame buffer of GDDR5, through a 256-bit memory interface, while the memory clock Operates at 1750MHz, a slight increase on the reference card.


Power Consumption
With a rated board TDP of 120W, it requires at least a 450W PSU with one available 8-pin connector.


Performance
The AMD RX 470 has been built as a Mid/High performance graphics card for 2016 and this card is a shining example of the RX 470. 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 Sapphire Nitro+ 4GB 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.


Source [Wikipedia]
Radeon RX 470 Sapphire Nitro+ 4GB vs Avg. AAA Game System Requirements
Avg. AAA Recommended Requirements
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Popular Game System Requirements
Game Min. Rec.
Red Dead Redemption 2 34% 16%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 37% 16%
Cyberpunk 2077 28% 59%
Halo: Reach 84% 63%
Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order 78% 59%
Detroit: Become Human 47% 76%
Borderlands 3 25% 22%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 28% 59%
Resident Evil 3 Remake 63% 12%
FIFA 20 55% 38%
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