Sapphire RX 470 Available For Sale Now In UK
AMD’s RX 470 launched recently to generally favorable reviews, especially after keeping in mind its price tag and target audience at entry level gaming. The card is now available for purchase and some models are cheaper than what was initially expected about their prices.
Due to the constantly changing value of British Pound, hardware in UK has always been relatively expensive compared to US. This results in prices being set higher in the region by almost every manufacturer after converting GBP to USD.
Thankfully, some of the custom models of RX 470 seem to be unaffected by this to some extent. Now let’s get down to the nitty gritty and check the prices of some of the custom variants of RX 470 by Sapphire available in the market.
Sapphire’s non-reference base mode of RX 470 has a core clock of 936Mhz, boost at 1216MHz and 4GB VRAM and is priced at £165. The RX 470 Nitro+ OC custom version has an improved core clock of 1143MHz, boost at 1260Mhz and has 4GB VRAM just like the base model. The Nitro+ OC is priced at £189 and requires 1×8-pin connector unlike the 6-pin requirement of the base model.
The most expensive and top of the line Sapphire RX 470 is the Nitro+ OC with 8GB of VRAM. In terms of other specifications, it is pretty much the same as the 4GB Nitro+ OC except that it has memory speed at 8000MHz compared to 7000MHz of 4GB variant and memory bandwidth at 256GB/s.
This extra video memory and slight memory overhaul will cost an additional £30 for a total of £219 putting it above Sapphire’s RX 480 Nitro+ OC 4GB model which delivers better performance.
ASUS also has their custom RX 470 Strix 4GB model which is priced less than £200. All said and done, it might not be a very good idea to spend money on any other model of RX 470 besides the base one due to the very small performance boost they offer.