Everything You Need To Know About AMD’s RX 470

Everything You Need To Know About AMD’s RX 470

Graphics cards keep getting cheaper and more powerful, but AMD’s line-up this year is surely a generational leap that was much needed for us PC gamers, both for enthusiast as well as budget builds. The RX 480 gives phenomenal 1440p and VR performance, at 200$ while the recently shown lower end RX 470 and 460, reminds me of the then amazing Nvidia’s 750Ti. While the 750Ti shoots frames faster than a minigun shoots bullets at 720p, the RX 470 will easily do the same at 1080p, and shall make 1080p an achievable standard for gamers with little money to spend. Soon PC gamers will be able to 1080p 60FPS next gen games well within console prices.

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AMD recently introduced two more of its latest graphic cards at the Electronic Entertainment Expo or E3. The all-new AMD Radeon RX 470 and RX 460 are all set for a June 29 release. Like the RX 480 that was unveiled previously, the RX 470 and RX 460 are based on the 14nm FinFET Polaris architecture. The AMD Radeon RX 470 is the go-to for high-definition gaming. It supports gaming at Full HD resolution and at 60 frames per second without a hitch.

Pricing:

AMD RX 470 4GB GDDR5 will cost around $149. And may be $179 for the 8GB version.

AMD RX 480 4GB GDDR5 is priced at $199. And will be $239 for the 8GB version.

Specifications:
AMD Specs
Benchmarks:

While the RX-470 does reach minimum VR spec, Reports suggest that the card got 16k points on updated drivers.

While the RX-470 does reach minimum VR spec, Reports suggest that the card got 16,000 points on updated drivers.

 

Crossfire results weren't as successful though, but a driver update does bring it back to 24,000 points with is not all bad for being cheaper than GTX 1070

Crossfire results weren’t as successful though, but a driver update does bring it back up to 24,000 points with is not at all bad for being cheaper than a single GTX 1070.

The RX 470 seems a decent choice for 1080p gaming right now and can run all games currently available, but with terrible PC ports and horrible optimization of games,and the RX 470 just making the cut for next gen 1080p 60FPS, I’d pay a little more and buy the amazing RX 480 offered for 199$ only. It tries to stay in the middle ground between low end and high end, but with only a difference of 50$ for the amazing RX 480, I’d have to be low on cash and impatient to save to buy this card.

To know more about the higher end RX 480 Click here.
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For more news on upcoming GPUs, stay tuned to Asidcast.

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