AMD Radeon RX 470 Detailed – Specs, Benchmarks, Performance & Pricing
Yes, we know that the Radeon RX 480 is the star of the show but the rest of the Radeon RX 400 series GPUs are no slouch either. Especially the AMD Radeon RX 470. Featured in this article is everything you need to know about the Radeon RX 470. All about the GPU specs, leaked benchmarks, and performance expectations.
AMD Radeon RX 470 Specifications
While the Radeon RX 480 is for the 1440p gamer, the Radeon RX 470 on the other hand is for the more mainstream 1080p gamer that is not looking for 4K or a million frames per second. But decent graphics and FPS nonetheless. The AMD Radeon RX 470 was announced after the RX 480 and it will cater to the need of the budget gamer.
The RX 470 comes in two different versions, the RX 470 4 GB version as well as the 8 GB version. The GPU is based on the 14nm Polaris 10 Pro architecture by AMD. This is cut down of what we see featured in the AMD RX 480. It also has 2048 cores, 128 TMUs, 32 ROPs. We know that the GPU has a base clock of 1206 MHz. While we have no information about the boost clock right but we will find out soon enough.
The memory clock of the Radeon RX 470 is 1750 (7000) MHz. The GPU has a computing power of 4,940 GFLOPS and a memory bus width of 256-bit and 224 GB/s bandwidth. The total power draw for the card is expected to be 110W.
Benchmarks & Performance Expectations
According to benchmarks, the AMD Radeon RX 470 managed to achieve a respectable average score of 13368 in the 3DMark performance test. With overclocking, the highest score in 3DMark is 16164. These numbers make us believe that the AMD Radeon RX 470 might be on par with the far more expensive and power hungry, R9 390.
If this holds true then we will be getting a very reasonable GPU with a fairly low price, unlike any we have seen recently. Plus the fact that it is kind of a laid back version of the RX 480. So in essence, that does mean that it will perform to a certain degree.
AMD Radeon RX 470 Pricing Details
AMD Radeon RX 470 4 GB version for $149 and the RX 470 8 GB version for $179. The GPU will be released on the RX 480 launch day, on June 29th, alongside the RX 460 most probably. Only a few days to go until launch day. With the launch of the RX 480, AMD is keeping stocks high so people do not have to wait too long. I believe this will also apply to the RX 470 as well.
I will sum up by saying that the AMD Radeon RX 470 is still the younger brother to the RX 480. Yes they are related and they offer the same VR variations but the AMD Radeon RX 470 is neither as powerful or as fast. But if you are a budget gamer and you are not looking to surpass 1080p gaming anytime soon then this would be the best choice for you, at this price point, at this time.
But if you are just going to play DOTA2 or LOL then you should be better off getting an RX 460 instead.