Asus RX 470 Strix Vs Gainward GTX 960 Phantom Gaming Test
How do the new Polaris GPUs hold up against the previous generation Nvidia GPUs? Here we are going to see how the Asus RX 470 Strix holds up against the Gainward GTX 960 Phantom. The Asus RX 470 Strix features the Polaris architecture and it has double the VRAM as compared to the Gainward GTX 960 Phantom so it should be able to beat the GTX 960.
For the test bench, we have the AMD A8-5500 (2M / 4T @ 3.5 GHz) CPU and 2 × 4 Gigabyte DDR3-1600 RAM.
Rise of the Tomb Raider
At 1080 we see that the Asus RX 470 Strix comes out on top in both DX11 and DX12. As we have already mentioned the Asus RX 470 Strix does have the latest architecture and it has double the VRAM so it is no surprise.
The performance is still not all that great and you will need to turn the graphics down a little bit to get the optimal gaming experience.
Plants V Zombies: Garden Warfare
The Asus RX 470 Strix destroys the GTX 960 at 1080p and when it comes to 4K, the Asus RX 470 Strix still has the upper hand. We can see the difference in architecture here and how the new gen card compared to the older one.
Unravel is a beautiful game. If you have not had a go at it I recommend that you do. The experience at 4K is pretty amazing as the game is not that demanding. Both GPUs here manage to run the game at 4K. But we can see that the RX 470 has the edge here as well.
Mirror’s Edge Catalyst
Mirror’s Edge Catalyst is a much more demanding title. At ultra settings both GPUs are able to keep the game running at 3o FPS but the Asus RX 470 Strix has the upper hand here again.
As these benchmarks make it clear the Asus RX 470 Strix is a great budget GPU. What are your thoughts regarding the matter?