AMD Radeon RX 470 4GB

GD Rating

Check Prices
How well can the Radeon RX 470 4GB run games
AMD Radeon RX 470 4GB
10 Aug 2021 - Graphics card reviewed

The Radeon RX 470 4GB is a very low performing piece of gaming hardware and can probably only run indie system requirements.

Radeon RX 470 4GB is capable of DirectX 12 gaming requirements.

Here we take a closer look at the various performances across 1080p, 1440p and 4K screen resolutions for the Radeon RX 470 4GB. In particular this is looking at the Ultra graphics settings to see what sort of FPS this graphics card can get across some of the more popular games played in 2023. We look at 1000 of the most demanding games available today and this GPU is better than the recommended graphics requirement of more than 288 games in the list.

A Radeon RX 470 4GB card at 1080p is predicted to see a playable frame rate when running Star Citizen on Ultra - 40 FPS. Lets look at the performance its getting on Days Gone which is 40 FPS. To add a bit more variety lets see how the popular Battlefield 2042 performs on this hardware, which gets a weak 0 FPS.

Next up we increase screen res tests to accommodate the growing in popularity 1440p screen size. So we researched the upcoming Star Citizen to predict how the Radeon RX 470 4GB would deal with it. Our research revealed a playable series of FPS results across these graphics presets - Low: 81 FPS, Medium: 63 FPS, High: 43 FPS and Ultra: 31 FPS. Next we looked at Days Gone which was playable with a 31 FPS at Ultra 1440p. And finally looked at Battlefield 2042 that got an Ultra 1440p FPS of 0. Running games at 1440p with a Radeon RX 470 4GB is not ideal and its more advisable to run modern games at 1080p resolution. But if you really want to play games at 1440p then you will likely have to make some graphical adjustments to improve game FPS stability.

How many years will the Radeon RX 470 4GB graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the Radeon RX 470 4GB in your PC? Our current calculations suggest a graphics card upgrade will be required in around 12-18 months

Whats a good PC graphics upgrade for the Radeon RX 470 4GB? A good choice when looking to upgrade the Radeon RX 470 4GB would be the RX 5000 Series Radeon RX 5500 XT 8GB which meets 716 of the 1000 top game’s recommended system requirements and has 31% better performance. Alternatively we would suggest getting a R-500 Series Radeon RX Vega 64 8GB, as it can run 956 of the top 1000 demanding game requirements today with 84% increased graphics performance.
FPS System Benchmark
56 FPS
The Radeon RX 470 4GB was released on 04 Aug 2016
AMD PC game performance check Radeon RX 470 4GB
GCN 1.3 Ellesmere PRO
Texture Rate
154 GTexel/s
Pixel Rate
39 GPixel/s
Shader Processing Units
Ray Tracing
Tensor Cores
Release Price
Direct X
DX 12.0
Open GL
Resolution (WxH)
4096 x 2160
Notebook GPU
Memory Speed
Memory Bus
Memory Type
Memory Bandwidth
L2 Cache
Display Connectors
VGA Connection
DVI Connection
HDMI Connection
DisplayPort Connection
Clock Speeds
Core Speed
926 MHz
Boost Clock
1206 MHz
Max Power
120 Watts
450 Watt & 30 Amps
Power Connector
1x 6-pin
Recommended Hardware
Best CPU Match
Best RAM Match
8 GB
Best Resolution
1920 x 1080
GPU Upgrade
GD Official

Radeon RX 470 4GB Game Requirement Analysis

The AMD RX 470 4GB graphics card is a 2016 released performance graphics card based on the third revision of the Graphics Core Next (GCN) architecture. This card competes against Nvidia's outgoing, but very popular, GTX 970 and the incoming GTX 1050 Ti, when that releases.

It is powered by the Ellesmere PRO GPU, which has 2048 shader processing units, 128 TMUs and 32 ROPs.

The central unit runs at 926MHz and goes up to 1206MHz, when boost mode is triggered.

The GPU accesses a 4GB frame buffer of GDDR5, through a 256-bit memory interface, while the memory clock Operates at 1650MHz.

Power Consumption
With a rated board TDP of 120W, it requires at least a 400W PSU with one available 6-pin connector.

The AMD RX 470 has been built as a Mid/High performance graphics card for 2016. It will run most triple AAA titles released during 2016 on medium to high graphics at 1080p screen resolution. With adjustments and lowering anti aliasing this card can confidently maintain 60+ frames per seconds on high graphic settings at 1080p. Moving to 1440p screen resolution and the graphics card may need to be adjusted down to medium in order to maintain 50-60+ fps.

System Suggestions
The RX 470 is best suited for resolutions up to and including 1920x1080. We recommend a mid range processor and at least 8GB of system memory for optimal performance.

Source [ Felix ]