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Gaming PC build Radeon RX 470 Sapphire Nitro+ 8GB, Core i5-3470 3.2GHz, 8GB performance review

A PC with a Core i5-3470 3.2GHz can run 85 of the top 1000 PC games released when it also has the Radeon RX 470 Sapphire Nitro+ 8GB graphics card and 8GB system memory in it. This combination of hardware leaves the Core i5-3470 3.2GHz as the weak point, when looking at what games it can play. You could upgrade that component enabling the system to run 479 games of our most demanding games list.

Lets compare todays most popular game, Red Dead Redemption 2 with this PC. In summary, 1440p resolution shows itself to be the optimum performance vs visuals for the Radeon RX 470 Sapphire Nitro+ 8GB. While it can certainly get a strong 1080p Ultra of 46 FPS, if you want to move up to 1440p on Red Dead Redemption 2 then we can see 1440p Low setting getting 93 FPS or the Medium returning 73 FPS. Change graphics settings up to High for 49 FPS and then Ultra gets 35 FPS.

2nd most popular game: Cyberpunk 2077 - In summary, while some might be tempted to play Cyberpunk 2077 in 1440p resolution with the Radeon RX 470 Sapphire Nitro+ 8GB, we feel it is best placed at running at 1080p, where you could get the following frame rates - Low setting: 59 FPS, Medium setting: 47 FPS, High setting: 32 FPS, Ultra setting: 23 FPS.

3rd most popular game: Doom Eternal - In summary, 1440p resolution shows itself to be the optimum performance vs visuals for the Radeon RX 470 Sapphire Nitro+ 8GB. While it can certainly get a strong 1080p Ultra of 54 FPS, if you want to move up to 1440p on Doom Eternal then we can see 1440p Low setting getting 109 FPS or the Medium returning 86 FPS. Change graphics settings up to High for 58 FPS and then Ultra gets 41 FPS.

Reported FPS for
Radeon RX 470 Sapphire Nitro+ 8GB
RAM: 8 GB
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CPU: FX-8320
RAM: 16 GB
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high
@2560x1440
RAM: 16 GB
ultra
@1920x1080
RAM: 16 GB
ultra
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RAM: 16 GB
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RAM: 16 GB
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RAM: 16 GB
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CPU: FX-6300
RAM: 8 GB
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@1920x1080
CPU: FX-6300
RAM: 12 GB
Ultra
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CPU: FX-6300
RAM: 12 GB
Ultra
@1366x768
RAM: 12 GB
ultra
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