AMD Radeon RX 470 MSI Gaming 4GB

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

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

DirectX 12 gaming system requirements will be met by this gpu.

Here is a quick game performance synopsis for the AAA games played in 2023. In particular we focus on how well the Radeon RX 470 MSI Gaming 4GB runs at Ultra graphics settings and what frames per second it is getting at 1080p, 1440p and 4K monitor resolutions. 297 games can be played by this graphics card of the 1000 most demanding games being played by PC gamers today.

First we looked at 1080p resolution for the Radeon RX 470 MSI Gaming 4GB performance to explore what sort of benchmarks it would achieve on the popular title Grand Theft Auto VI and predict it will deliver weak frames per second across the following graphics settings - Low: 16 FPS, Medium: 12 FPS, High: 8 FPS and Ultra: 6 FPS. We proceeded to look at FIFA 22 to see how that compared and saw that it returned a good 79 FPS at Ultra 1080p.

We move on to 1440p, and predict that Grand Theft Auto VI will deliver weak FPS results. Here are the graphic presets - Low: 12 FPS, Medium: 10 FPS, High: 6 FPS and Ultra: 5 FPS. Next we have FIFA 22 running on Radeon RX 470 MSI Gaming 4GB which gets L: 158FPS, M: 125FPS, H: 84FPS, U: 60FPS. And for performance contrast the popular Forza Horizon 5 gets L: 64FPS, M: 51FPS, H: 34FPS, U: 24FPS at 1440p. Gaming at 1440p with the Radeon RX 470 MSI Gaming 4GB is certainly a viable option for these higher gaming resolutions. Remember that if you suffer some 1440p FPS drops the you can usually tweak modern game graphics settings until you get a near High graphics setting experience with this Graphics card.

How many years will the Radeon RX 470 MSI Gaming 4GB graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the Radeon RX 470 MSI Gaming 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 MSI Gaming 4GB? A good upgrade choice for this graphics card today would be the RX 5000 Series Radeon RX 5500 XT 8GB. For comparison of the 1000 most demanding games around today this suggested upgrade is 29% better and can meet 716 of their recommended requirements. 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 82% increased graphics performance.
FPS System Benchmark
57 FPS
The Radeon RX 470 MSI Gaming 4GB was released on 04 Aug 2016
AMD PC game performance check Radeon RX 470 MSI Gaming 4GB
GCN 1.3 Ellesmere PRO
Texture Rate
156 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
1218 MHz
Max Power
110 Watts
450 Watt & 30 Amps
Power Connector
1x 8-pin
Recommended Hardware
Best CPU Match
Best RAM Match
8 GB
Best Resolution
1920 x 1080
GPU Upgrade
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Radeon RX 470 MSI Gaming 4GB Game Requirement Analysis

The AMD Radeon RX 470 MSI Gaming 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 1218MHz, 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 110W, it requires at least a 450W PSU with one available 8-pin connector.

The AMD RX 470 MSI Gaming 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. So with this card we recommend a mid range processor and at least 8GB of system memory for optimal performance.

Source [ LifeFace ]