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AMD Radeon RX 470 Sapphire Nitro+ 4GB

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How well can the Radeon RX 470 Sapphire Nitro+ 4GB run games
2 Aug 2020 - Graphics card reviewed

A strong performing piece of hardware, Radeon RX 470 Sapphire Nitro+ 4GB can still meet a lot of the game system requirements of modern games. DirectX 12 gaming system requirements will be met by this gpu.

This PC hardware performance game review for the Radeon RX 470 Sapphire Nitro+ 4GB graphics card, when running 2020 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 terms of performance against the most demanding games today this graphics card can play 168 of the 1000 most demanding PC games beating their recommended requirements.

With 1080p being the most common gaming resolution at the moment we explored how well the Radeon RX 470 Sapphire Nitro+ 4GB can run Microsoft Flight Simulator at 1080p and predict it will return playable frame rates at the following graphics settings - Low: 90 FPS, Medium: 71 FPS, High: 48 FPS and Ultra: 34 FPS. For performance contrast we can see that Halo Infinite is predicted to return a weak 18 FPS at Ultra 1080p.

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 Sapphire Nitro+ 4GB will run the upcoming game Microsoft Flight Simulator to a playable performance level. Predictions across the graphics settings looked like this, Low: 68 FPS, Medium: 54 FPS, High: 36 FPS and Ultra: 26 FPS. Another game researched was Halo Infinite with predictions of L: 36FPS, M: 29FPS, H: 19FPS, U: 14FPS. And then we researched potential graphics card performance on Grand Theft Auto VI, wih estimates revealing L: 17FPS, M: 13FPS, H: 9FPS, U: 6FPS at 1440p. After a look at the popular games running at 1440p with the Radeon RX 470 Sapphire Nitro+ 4GB, this is not ideal and its more advisable to run modern games at 1080p resolution. But if you really want to play games at 1440p then you will likely have to make some graphical adjustments to improve game FPS stability.

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? We think this Radeon RX 470 Sapphire Nitro+ 4GB has around 6-12 months until an upgrade should be considered.

Whats a good PC graphics upgrade for the Radeon RX 470 Sapphire Nitro+ 4GB? If you want an upgrade suggestion for the Radeon RX 470 Sapphire Nitro+ 4GB then a good choice would be 16 Series GeForce GTX 1660 Super 6GB as this is better than 853 of the top 1000 most demanding game requirements with 53% better performance as well. Alternatively if you want an upgrade suggestion for the Radeon RX 470 Sapphire Nitro+ 4GB then a good choice would be R-500 Series Radeon RX 580 8GB as this is better than 790 of the top 1000 most demanding game requirements with 25% better performance as well.
FPS System Benchmark
59 FPS
High
The Radeon RX 470 Sapphire Nitro+ 4GB is released on 04 Aug 2016

Radeon RX 470 Sapphire Nitro+ 4GB Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

AMD PC game performance check Radeon RX 470 Sapphire Nitro+ 4GB
GPU
Architecture
GCN 1.3 Ellesmere PRO
Process
14nm
TMUs
128
Texture Rate
161 GTexel/s
ROPs
32
Pixel Rate
40 GPixel/s
Shader
Processing Units
2048
Driver Support
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Release Price
$220.00
Compatibility
Direct X
DX 12.0
Shader
5.0
Open GL
4.5
Resolution (WxH)
4096x2160
Notebook GPU
SLI/Crossfire
Dedicated
Integrated
Memory
Memory
4096 MB
Memory Speed
1750 MHz
Memory Bus
256 Bit
Memory Type
GDDR5
Memory Bandwidth
224GB/sec
L2 Cache
2048KB
Display Connectors
VGA Connection
0
DVI Connection
1
HDMI Connection
2
DisplayPort Connection
2
Clock Speeds
Core Speed
1143 MHz
Boost Clock
1260 MHz
Power
Max Power
120 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 Sapphire Nitro+ 4GB Game Requirement Analysis

Overview
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.


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 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.


Memory
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.


Performance
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.


Source [Wikipedia]
Radeon RX 470 Sapphire Nitro+ 4GB vs Avg. AAA Game System Requirements
Avg. AAA Recommended Requirements
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Popular Game System Requirements
Game Min. Rec.
Microsoft Flight Simulator 8% 8%
Cyberpunk 2077 21% 59%
Valorant 96% 89%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 28% 59%
Horizon: Zero Dawn 6% 16%
Grounded 66% 4%
Marvel's Avengers 28% 59%
Grand Theft Auto VI 8% 72%
Halo Infinite 28% 59%
Death Stranding 30% 22%
Radeon RX 470 Sapphire Nitro+ 4GB Extras
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