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AMD Radeon RX 470 MSI Gaming 8GB

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How well can the Radeon RX 470 MSI Gaming 8GB run games
25 Mar 2020 - Graphics card reviewed

A strong performing piece of hardware, Radeon RX 470 MSI Gaming 8GB can still meet a lot of the game system requirements of modern games. DirectX 12 gaming system requirements will be met by this gpu.

What FPS performance can the Radeon RX 470 MSI Gaming 8GB get on latest AAA 2020 games? In particular our game review looks at the FPS achieved running on Ultra graphics settings on the 1080p screen resolution as well as 1440p and 4K. This graphics hardware can run 392 of the 1000 most demanding PC games played today.

The Radeon RX 470 MSI Gaming 8GB graphics card is predicted to return a weak performance on Cyberpunk 2077 at 1080p of 22 frames per second at Ultra graphics settings. Another popular title that is good to benchmark graphics cards against is Half-Life: Alyx which we saw got weak frame rates of 16 FPS. A third game we can look at on Ultra at 1080p is the popular Black Mesa, which was getting 53 FPS under tests.

As the PC gaming masses explore larger screen resolutions we decided to run some game checks at 1440p across a few popular games. We predict the Radeon RX 470 MSI Gaming 8GB will run the upcoming game Cyberpunk 2077 to a weak performance level. Predictions across the graphics settings looked like this, Low: 43 FPS, Medium: 34 FPS, High: 23 FPS and Ultra: 16 FPS. Another game tested was Half-Life: Alyx, L: 32FPS, M: 25FPS, H: 17FPS, U: 12FPS. And then we checked graphics card performance on Black Mesa, which returned L: 107FPS, M: 84FPS, H: 57FPS, U: 40FPS at 1440p. Running games at 1440p with a Radeon RX 470 MSI Gaming 8GB is not going to be able to keep stable frame rates at all times at Ultra 1440p on 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? A great upgrade graphics card would be a 16 Series GeForce GTX 1660 Ti 6GB, which has 47% better performance and can run 872 of the top 1000 demanding game requirements today. Alternatively a suitable upgrade choice for the Radeon RX 470 MSI Gaming 8GB is the R-500 Series Radeon RX 590 8GB, which is 25% more powerful and can run 824 of the 1000 most demanding PC games beating their recommended requirements.
FPS System Benchmark
63 FPS
High
The Radeon RX 470 MSI Gaming 8GB is released on 04 Aug 2016

Radeon RX 470 MSI Gaming 8GB Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

AMD PC game performance check Radeon RX 470 MSI Gaming 8GB
GPU
Architecture
GCN 1.3 Ellesmere PRO
Process
14nm
TMUs
128
Texture Rate
156 GTexel/s
ROPs
32
Pixel Rate
39 GPixel/s
Shader
Processing Units
2048
Driver Support
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Release Price
$199.00
Compatibility
Direct X
DX 12.0
Shader
5
Open GL
4.5
Resolution (WxH)
4096x2160
Notebook GPU
SLI/Crossfire
Dedicated
Integrated
Memory
Memory Speed
1650 MHz
Memory Bus
256 Bit
Memory Type
GDDR5
Memory Bandwidth
211.2GB/sec
L2 Cache
2048KB
Display Connectors
VGA Connection
0
DVI Connection
0
HDMI Connection
2
DisplayPort Connection
2
Clock Speeds
Core Speed
926 MHz
Boost Clock
1218 MHz
Power
Max Power
110 Watts
PSU
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
Resolution Performance
1366x768 1600x900 1920x1080 2560x1440 3840x2160
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Radeon RX 470 MSI Gaming 8GB Game Requirement Analysis

Overview
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.


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


GPU
The central unit runs at 926MHz and goes up to 1218MHz, when boost mode is triggered.


Memory
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.


Performance
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.


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Radeon RX 470 MSI Gaming 8GB vs Avg. AAA Game System Requirements
Avg. AAA Recommended Requirements
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Graphics Card
12%
RAM
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Popular Game System Requirements
Game Min. Rec.
Doom Eternal 12% 12%
Half-Life: Alyx 16% 66%
Cyberpunk 2077 32% 51%
Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord 57% 6%
Grand Theft Auto VI 3% 68%
Resident Evil 3 Remake 65% 6%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 32% 51%
One Piece: Pirate Warriors 4 50% 6%
Minecraft RTX 63% 97%
Ori and the Will of the Wisps 50% 2%
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