All AMD Radeon RX 470 Custom Models Announced So Far – NITRO+, GAMING X, Red DEVIL & More
AMD has launched their second Polaris based graphics card, the Radeon RX 470, aimed at the budget and entry level gamers. Built using the latest 14nm FinFET process, the RX 470 is a slightly cut-down version of the flagship Radeon RX 480 and costs just $179. According to AMD, the card is designed to deliver the best HD gaming performance for the money.
The Radeon RX 470 sports a trimmed down Polaris 10 die which features four compute units, 2048 stream processors, 128 TMUs and 32 ROPs. The core clock speed is set at 926 MHz but boosts up to 1206 MHz. In terms of the memory, the card features 4GB of GDDR5 clocked at 6.6GHz on a 256-bit bus, for a total of 224 GB/s bandwidth. The TDP is rated at 120W, with power fed through a single 6-pin connector.
The launch of the reference card is accompanied by an array of Radeon RX 480 custom models from AMD’s AIB partners. These RX 470 custom models are priced above the $179 MSRP, and would deliver performance on par with the 4GB Radeon RX 480.
AMD Radeon RX 470 Custom Models Round-up
Let’s take a look at different RX 470 custom models and what they have to offer.
MSI Radeon RX 470 GAMING X
MSI has introduced the Radeon RX 470 GAMING X 8G and 4G cards complete with the TWIN FROZR VI thermal design. The latest version of the cooling system allows for higher core clock and memory speeds for optimal performance in gaming at 1080p and in VR.
The cards also sport MSI GAMING Dragon RGB LED on the side that gives freedom to choose from 16.8M colors according to your mood or build. MSI has opted for 8-pin power connectors on the 470 GAMING X in an effort to push the overclocking performance to its maximum.
Sapphire Radeon RX 470 NITRO+ & RX 470 Platinum Edition
Sapphire unveiled a pair of Radeon RX 470 NITRO+ series graphics cards, as well as the RX 470 Platinum Edition OC. The NITRO+ series includes 4GB and 8GB variants.
The two cards slightly differ in their factory overclock. The 4GB version features 1143 MHz core clock and 1260 MHz boost, with memory clocked at 8 GHz (GDDR5-effective). The 8GB version comes with 1121 MHz core, 1260 MHz boost, and the same 8 GHz memory.
The Sapphire RX 470 Platinum Edition OC, on the other hand, sticks to the AMD reference design PCB. Core clock is negligibly higher at 1216 MHz (vs. 1206 MHz reference), along with 7 GHz memory clock. The card is expected to be priced close to the $179 MSRP.
Gigabyte Radeon RX 470 G1 Gaming
The Gigabyte Radeon RX 470 G1 Gaming is a 4GB-equipped graphics card which comes factory overclocked at 1230 MHz. The card features WINDFORCE 2X cooling system that helps increase the cooling capacity by 23% while reducing the noise to a minimum.
The XTREME Engine utility has a built-in OC Mode which allows gamers to effortlessly overclock the card with a simple click of the button. Further, a 6+1 power phase design will allow for the extra overclocking headroom.
ASUS Radeon RX 470 STRIX Graphics Card
ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG) today unveiled the RX 470 Strix. The graphics card is clocked at 1270 MHz in OC mode, and delivers up to 23% faster performance than R9 380 reference in 3DMark Fire Strike Extreme. It also comes packed with DirectCU II dual wing-blade 0dB fan which is designed to increase airflow by up to 30% along with 3x quieter operation.
Further, the Radeon RX 470 STRIX features GPU Tweak II with XSplit Gamecaster which allows for intuitive performance tweaking and instant gameplay streaming. The card also has the Aura RGB lighting system for customizable color decals.
PowerColor Radeon RX 470 Red DEVIL & Red DRAGON
PowerColor announced two custom cards, the Radeon RX 470 Red DEVIL and RX 470 Red DRAGON. The Red DEVIL has 4GB of GDDR5 memory, and ships with core clock of up to 1270 MHz with memory clock speed of 1750 MHz. It has a 8 Pin power connector plus superior 6+1 multi-phases that would translate to a greater overclocking capability.
The RX 470 Red DRAGON features to a greater AMD reference clock speeds for the RX 470, including 1210 MHz engine boost, and 6.60 GHz (GDDR5-effective) memory. Unlike Red DEVIL, the DRAGON draws power from a single 6-pin PCIe power connector and could be priced around $179 MSRP.