AMD Radeon RX 470 MSI Gaming X 8GB

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How well can the Radeon RX 470 MSI Gaming X 8GB run games
AMD Radeon RX 470 MSI Gaming X 8GB
10 Aug 2021 - Graphics card reviewed

This Radeon RX 470 MSI Gaming X 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.

Lets look at the Radeon RX 470 MSI Gaming X 8GB game performance guide for some of the biggest games played in 2021. In particular we will see how well this graphics card runs on Ultra settings on 1080p resolution as well as 1440p and 4K. In comparison to the game recommended requirements of the 1000 most demanding games played today this PC hardware can run 373.

First we looked at 1080p resolution for the Radeon RX 470 MSI Gaming X 8GB performance to explore what sort of benchmarks it would achieve on the popular title Back 4 Blood and saw it deliver playable frames per second across the following graphics settings - Low: 100 FPS, Medium: 79 FPS, High: 53 FPS and Ultra: 38 FPS. We proceeded to look at Resident Evil 8 to see how that compared and saw that it returned a weak 14 FPS at Ultra 1080p.

One of the growing popular screen resolutions for PC gaming is the wider 1440p. So we wanted to see how well the Radeon RX 470 MSI Gaming X 8GB performed at 1440p by taking a look at some of the current popular games. First we looked at Back 4 Blood and saw it deliver playable frames per second across the following graphics settings - Low: 77 FPS, Medium: 60 FPS, High: 41 FPS and Ultra: 29 FPS. We then checked the performance on Resident Evil 8 to see if that runs well. It was weak with a 11 FPS at Ultra 1440p. Running games at 1440p with a Radeon RX 470 MSI Gaming X 8GB is going to struggle to keep a solid FPS, but a modern game could have a few options tweaked to get it playable at this res but on low graphics settings.

How many years will the Radeon RX 470 MSI Gaming X 8GB graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the Radeon RX 470 MSI Gaming X 8GB in your PC? This Radeon RX 470 MSI Gaming X 8GB card has 12 to 18 months of latest AAA game play left in it before upgrading should be considered

Whats a good PC graphics upgrade for the Radeon RX 470 MSI Gaming X 8GB? If you are thinking of upgrading this graphics card then we would currently suggest the 30 Series GeForce RTX 3050 Ti. This PC hardware upgrade performs 75% better and can run 975 of today’s 1000 most demanding PC games. Alternatively a good upgrade choice for this graphics card today would be the R-500 Series Radeon RX Vega 64 8GB. For comparison of the 1000 most demanding games around today this suggested upgrade is 66% better and can meet 965 of their recommended requirements.
FPS System Benchmark
64 FPS
High
The Radeon RX 470 MSI Gaming X 8GB was released on 04 Aug 2016
AMD PC game performance check Radeon RX 470 MSI Gaming X 8GB
GPU
Architecture
GCN 1.3 Ellesmere PRO
Process
14nm
TMUs
128
Texture Rate
159 GTexel/s
ROPs
32
Pixel Rate
40 GPixel/s
Shader Processing Units
Ray Tracing
Tensor Cores
Release Price
$199
Compatibility
Direct X
DX 12.0
Shader
5.0
Open GL
4.5
Resolution (WxH)
4096 x 2160
Notebook GPU
SLI/Crossfire
Dedicated
Integrated
Memory
Memory
8192MB
Memory Speed
1650MHz
Memory Bus
256bit
Memory Type
GDDR5
Memory Bandwidth
211.2GB/sec
L2 Cache
2048
Display Connectors
VGA Connection
DVI Connection
1
HDMI Connection
2
DisplayPort Connection
2
Clock Speeds
Core Speed
926 MHz
Boost Clock
1242 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
GD Official
GD RATING
3.7
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Radeon RX 470 MSI Gaming X 8GB Game Requirement Analysis

Overview
The AMD RX 470 MSI Gaming X 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 1242MHz, 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 400W PSU with one available 8-pin connector.

Performance
The AMD RX 470 has been built as a Mid/High performance graphics card for 2016 and this card is not much different. 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 MSI Gaming X 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 [ Wikipedia ]