AMD Radeon RX 470 MSI Gaming 8GB

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AMD Radeon RX 470 MSI Gaming 8GB
10 Aug 2021 - Graphics card reviewed

This Radeon RX 470 MSI Gaming 8GB graphics card is considered budget with poor modern game performance when playing anything more demanding than indie game requirements.

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

We take a look at game performance achieved on this graphics card when running 2023 popular games. This short Radeon RX 470 MSI Gaming 8GB game hardware review looks at the graphics card frame rate performance on Ultra graphics settings at 1080p, 1440p and 4K screen resolutions. We look at 1000 of the most demanding games available today and this GPU is better than the recommended graphics requirement of more than 363 games in the list.

A Radeon RX 470 MSI Gaming 8GB card at 1080p is predicted to see a weak frame rate when running Grand Theft Auto VI on Ultra - 14 FPS. Lets look at the performance its getting on Dying Light 2 which is 23 FPS. To add a bit more variety lets see how the popular Battlefield 2042 performs on this hardware, which gets a weak 5 FPS.

We move on to 1440p, and predict that Grand Theft Auto VI will deliver weak FPS results. Here are the graphic presets - Low: 27 FPS, Medium: 21 FPS, High: 14 FPS and Ultra: 10 FPS. Next we have Dying Light 2 running on Radeon RX 470 MSI Gaming 8GB which gets L: 45FPS, M: 36FPS, H: 24FPS, U: 17FPS. And for performance contrast the popular Battlefield 2042 gets L: 9FPS, M: 7FPS, H: 5FPS, U: 3FPS at 1440p. After a look at the popular games running at 1440p with the Radeon RX 470 MSI Gaming 8GB, this is going to underperform if you try and run modern games.

How many years will the Radeon RX 470 MSI Gaming 8GB graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the Radeon RX 470 MSI Gaming 8GB 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 8GB? There are no graphics cards on the current market that would provide a big enough increase in performance to warrant upgrading the Radeon RX 470 MSI Gaming 8GB.
FPS System Benchmark
63 FPS
The Radeon RX 470 MSI Gaming 8GB was released on 04 Aug 2016
AMD PC game performance check Radeon RX 470 MSI Gaming 8GB
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
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Radeon RX 470 MSI Gaming 8GB Game Requirement Analysis

The AMD RX 470 MSI Gaming 8GB 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 8GB 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 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 and this card is no different. We recommend a mid range processor and at least 8GB of system memory for optimal performance.

Source [ LifeFace ]