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AMD Radeon RX 470 PowerColour Red Dragon 4GB

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How well can the Radeon RX 470 PowerColour Red Dragon 4GB run games
AMD Radeon RX 470 PowerColour Red Dragon 4GB
10 Aug 2021 - Graphics card reviewed

The Radeon RX 470 PowerColour Red Dragon 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.

This PC hardware performance game review for the Radeon RX 470 PowerColour Red Dragon 4GB graphics card, when running 2022 more popular games, lets us see what type of FPS this card gets when playing at 1080p, 1440p and 4K screen resolutions and ultra settings. In comparison to the game recommended requirements of the 1000 most demanding games played today this PC hardware can run 298.

First we looked at 1080p resolution for the Radeon RX 470 PowerColour Red Dragon 4GB 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: 84 FPS, Medium: 67 FPS, High: 45 FPS and Ultra: 32 FPS. We proceeded to look at Grand Theft Auto VI to see how that compared and predict that it will return a weak 6 FPS at Ultra 1080p.

Next up we increase screen res tests to accommodate the growing in popularity 1440p screen size. So we booted up Back 4 Blood to see how the Radeon RX 470 PowerColour Red Dragon 4GB dealt with it. It scored up a weak series of FPS results across these graphics presets - Low: 64 FPS, Medium: 51 FPS, High: 34 FPS and Ultra: 24 FPS. Next we looked at Grand Theft Auto VI which we predict will be weak with a 4 FPS at Ultra 1440p. And finally looked at Days Gone that got an Ultra 1440p FPS of 31. Gaming at 1440p with the Radeon RX 470 PowerColour Red Dragon 4GB is in need of some graphics adjustments to get some stability, which means its not an ideal gaming resolution for this GPU.

How many years will the Radeon RX 470 PowerColour Red Dragon 4GB graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the Radeon RX 470 PowerColour Red Dragon 4GB in your PC? This Radeon RX 470 PowerColour Red Dragon 4GB 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 PowerColour Red Dragon 4GB? A good upgrade choice for this graphics card today would be the RX 5000 Series Radeon RX 5500 4GB. For comparison of the 1000 most demanding games around today this suggested upgrade is 26% better and can meet 617 of their recommended requirements. Alternatively upgrading this graphics card would have us consider the R-500 Series Radeon RX Vega 64 8GB which is 83% more powerful. This upgrade choice can also run 961 games from the most demanding games today.
FPS System Benchmark
56 FPS
High
The Radeon RX 470 PowerColour Red Dragon 4GB was released on 04 Aug 2016
AMD PC game performance check Radeon RX 470 PowerColour Red Dragon 4GB
GPU
Architecture
GCN 1.3 Ellesmere PRO
Process
14nm
TMUs
128
Texture Rate
155 GTexel/s
ROPs
32
Pixel Rate
39 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
4096MB
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
1
DisplayPort Connection
3
Clock Speeds
Core Speed
926 MHz
Boost Clock
1210 MHz
Power
Max Power
120 Watts
PSU
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
GD RATING
29
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Radeon RX 470 PowerColour Red Dragon 4GB Game Requirement Analysis

Overview
The AMD RX 470 PowerColour Red Dragon 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.

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 1210MHz, when boost mode is triggered, not much above the reference card.

Memory
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 450W PSU with one available 6-pin connector.

Performance
The AMD RX 470 has been built as a Mid/High performance graphics card for 2016 and this card is as close to a reference card as we have. 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 [ LifeFace ]