AMD Radeon RX 470 Pricing Details Revealed, $50 cheaper than the RX 480
A new report has just hit the web which suggests that the AMD Radeon RX 470, the smaller member in the Radeon RX 400 series, will be priced at $149 for the 4 GB variant, and $179 for the 8 GB variant – $50 cheaper than the Radeon RX 480 at $199 and $229 for respective variants.
Based on the latest 14nm FinFET process node and the next generation Polaris architecture, the Radeon RX 470 is rumored to feature 2,048 stream processors over 32 compute units, down from the 2,304 stream processors on the RX 480. The card will be equipped with GDDR5 memory clocked at 7Gbps, delivering a total bandwidth of 224 GB/s.
Further, the card could feature around 5 TFLOPS of compute performance, with the thermal design power (TDP) likely to be rated at 110W at most.
In terms of performance, the Radeon RX 470 is set to deliver up to 2.8x Perf/Watt over the previous generation, which means it should be faster than at least the R9 380X. According to AMD, the card scores an impressive 9090 in 3DMark Fire Strike 1080p, and manages an average 46 FPS in Ashes of the Singularity (1080p High preset), a 60-FPS average in Hitman (1080p High), and 121 FPS in Overwatch (1080p Max).
The Radeon RX 470 will be aimed at average PC gamers that want to play at 60 FPS 1080p without incident.
As for the availability, AMD will first launch the flagship Radeon RX 480 on June 29th. If recent reports are to be believed, the supply of the card is ‘strong’ and will be in stock virtually everywhere on launch.
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