AMD Radeon RX 470 Sapphire Nitro+ 4GB

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How well can the Radeon RX 470 Sapphire Nitro+ 4GB run games
AMD Radeon RX 470 Sapphire Nitro+ 4GB
10 Aug 2021 - Graphics card reviewed

This Radeon RX 470 Sapphire Nitro+ 4GB 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.

How well will the Radeon RX 470 Sapphire Nitro+ 4GB run 2022 games? We will take a look at the biggest releases and frames per second analysis on Ultra graphics settings. When considering how well this graphics card can run the 1000 most demanding games available today it can best 308 of the games’ recommended graphics requirements.

The 1080p FPS on Ultra for the Radeon RX 470 Sapphire Nitro+ 4GB shows us that Battlefield 2042 is getting a weak result of 0 FPS, and then we are seeing Grand Theft Auto VI predicted to return a weak 9 FPS while another game on our list is the Far Cry 6 which is getting 12 frames per second at Ultra 1080p.

People are turning their increasingly more powerful graphics cards to the popular 1440p screen size so we tested the Radeon RX 470 Sapphire Nitro+ 4GB to see how it performs on 1440p. First off we have researched Grand Theft Auto VI and predict it will be weak. The frame rates predicted for the game presets were - Low: 17 FPS, Medium: 13 FPS, High: 9 FPS and Ultra: 6 FPS. We added Far Cry 6 to our tests and saw it was weak with a 9 FPS at Ultra 1440p. And then tested Battlefield 2042 which got 0 FPS at Ultra 1440p. 1440p Radeon RX 470 Sapphire Nitro+ 4GB PC gaming is going to struggle at this higher gaming resolution.

How many years will the Radeon RX 470 Sapphire Nitro+ 4GB graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the Radeon RX 470 Sapphire Nitro+ 4GB in your PC? 12-18 months of top end gaming is still left in this graphics card

Whats a good PC graphics upgrade for the Radeon RX 470 Sapphire Nitro+ 4GB? If you are thinking of upgrading this graphics card then we would currently suggest the RX 5000 Series Radeon RX 5500 4GB. This PC hardware upgrade performs 22% better and can run 616 of today’s 1000 most demanding PC games. Alternatively upgrading this graphics card would have us consider the R-500 Series Radeon RX Vega 64 8GB which is 77% more powerful. This upgrade choice can also run 961 games from the most demanding games today.
FPS System Benchmark
59 FPS
The Radeon RX 470 Sapphire Nitro+ 4GB was released on 04 Aug 2016
AMD PC game performance check Radeon RX 470 Sapphire Nitro+ 4GB
GCN 1.3 Ellesmere PRO
Texture Rate
161 GTexel/s
Pixel Rate
40 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
1143 MHz
Boost Clock
1260 MHz
Max Power
120 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 Sapphire Nitro+ 4GB Game Requirement Analysis

The AMD RX 470 Radeon Sapphire Nitro+ 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 1260MHz, when boost mode is triggered. As far as base clock speeds are concerned, this card is king of the 4GB RX 470 hill. However when looking at boosted clock speed, it falls second, coming only behind the RX 470 XFX RS Black Limited Edition.

The GPU accesses a 4GB frame buffer of GDDR5, through a 256-bit memory interface, while the memory clock Operates at 1750MHz, a slight increase on the reference card.

Power Consumption
With a rated board TDP of 120W, 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 and this card is a shining example of the RX 470. 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 Sapphire Nitro+ 4GB 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.

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