AMD Unveils Radeon RX 470; Up to 2.4x Faster Than R9 270, Launches on Aug 4
Almost a month after the launch of the Radeon RX 480, AMD has finally unveiled the other two Polaris-based mid-range graphics cards, the Radeon RX 470 and RX 460. Both cards are built using the latest 14nm FinFET process node and the GCN 4.0 architecture, which allow them to offer up to 2.8x the perf/watt increase over the previous generation products.
Today, AMD announced the full specifications and performance, as well as the release dates of these two cards. This post will detail the faster Radeon RX 470.
AMD Radeon RX 470 Full Specs: 32 CUs, 1206MHz Boost Clock & 120W TDP
The Radeon RX 470 is based on a cut-down version of the Polaris 10 GPU, which features 32 Compute Units, 2048 Stream Processors, 32 ROPs and 128 Textures Units. The GPU comes with clock speed of 926 MHz base and 1206 MHz boost. For reference, this is about 95% of the boost clock, and 83% of the base clock of the flagship RX 480.
In terms of the memory, the card features 4GB of GDDR5 which is configured at 6.6Gbps on a 256-bit bus interface, for a total cumulative bandwidth of 211 GB/s. The TDP is rated at 120W and requires only single 6-pin power connector. The reference design will retain the standard Polaris I/O layout with DisplayPort 1.3HBR / 1.4HDR Ready.
AMD Radeon RX 470 Benchmarks: 2.8x Faster Than the R9 270
Performance-wise, AMD RX 470 will succeed the Pitcairn based RX 370 and RX 270. According to the benchmark numbers in AMD’s marketing materials, the Polaris-based card offers anywhere between a 1.5x and 2.4x performance upgrade over the R9 270.
AMD is marketing the GPU for “Brilliant HD Gaming” and claims it would deliver over 60 FPS performance at 1080p in AAA titles, like DOOM, Fallout 4, and HITMAN.
AMD however didn’t state that the card is VR capable, and recommend the RX 480 for the “Premium VR” solution.
AMD is set to launch the Radeon RX 470 on August 4. AMD didn’t disclose the price of the card yet, but it is likely to cost around $149.
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