Is Radeon RX 470 Really The Best 1080p Graphics Card for the Money?
The AMD RX 480 has been out for a while now and we were all wondering when the little brother Radeon RX 470 would be hitting the market. Well, the wait is over now as AMD has launched the Radeon RX 470 for under $200. This makes it a great budget GPU for mainstream gaming at 1080p.
At $179, the Radeon RX 470 is a great GPU under the $200 price point. It is meant for gamers that want to play games at 1080p and nothing more. It can also be used for MOBA gaming as well if you are into that kind of thing and like to play a heavy duty game from time to time.
The Radeon RX 470 has the following features:
- GCN 4.0 architecture
- 2048 stream processors
- 128 Texture mapping units
- 32 Raster operation units
- 926 MHz
- 1206 MHz
- 4 GB GDDR5 memory
- 7 GHz for 224 GB/s bandwidth
Check out the performance benchmarks HotHardware.
AMD Radeon RX 470 Review Round-Up:
- AMD RX 470 Review @ Techpowerup
- AMD RX 470 Review @ Computerbase
- AMD RX 470 Review @ Cowcotland
- AMD RX 470 Review @ Eteknix
- AMD RX 470 Review @ Golem
- AMD RX 470 Review @ HardwareCanucks
- AMD RX 470 Review @ Hardwareluxx
- AMD RX 470 Review @ Hothardware
- AMD RX 470 Review @ Hexus
- AMD RX 470 Review @ PCGameshardware.de
- AMD RX 470 Review @ PCworld
At this price point, you cannot really expect anything much better. This is the reference version and custom aftermarket version will be coming out too just like they did for the Radeon RX 480. If you do not want the reference design then you can check out some custom versions of the GPU. Custom versions will have better cooling and will be slightly more powerful.
Custom RX 470s will also be a bit expensive but you do get better cooling and other features so it is not like you are paying more and getting nothing in return. The increase in price is justified there.
What do you think about the Radeon RX 470? Are you going to get one or not?