Radeon_RX_470_Sapphire_Nitro+_8GB
AMD Radeon RX 470 Sapphire Nitro+ 8GB

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3.9
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How well can the Radeon RX 470 Sapphire Nitro+ 8GB run games
17 May 2021 - Graphics card reviewed

While some games have more powerful requirements than this GPU, the Radeon RX 470 Sapphire Nitro+ 8GB is only really challenged by the most demanding games released today, but normally it is more than capable of running games with a stable frame rate at 1080p. DirectX 12 gaming system requirements will be met by this gpu.

How many years will the Radeon RX 470 Sapphire Nitro+ 8GB graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the Radeon RX 470 Sapphire Nitro+ 8GB in your PC? We think this Radeon RX 470 Sapphire Nitro+ 8GB has around 6-12 months until an upgrade should be considered.

Whats a good PC graphics upgrade for the Radeon RX 470 Sapphire Nitro+ 8GB? A suitable upgrade choice for the Radeon RX 470 Sapphire Nitro+ 8GB is the 16 Series GeForce GTX 1660 Super 6GB, which is 42% more powerful and can run 780 of the 1000 most demanding PC games beating their recommended requirements. Alternatively upgrading this graphics card would have us consider the R-500 Series Radeon RX 590 8GB which is 23% more powerful. This upgrade choice can also run 720 games from the most demanding games today.
FPS System Benchmark
64 FPS
High
The Radeon RX 470 Sapphire Nitro+ 8GB is released on 04 Aug 2016

Radeon RX 470 Sapphire Nitro+ 8GB Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

AMD PC game performance check Radeon RX 470 Sapphire Nitro+ 8GB
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
$250.00
Compatibility
Direct X
DX 12.0
Shader
5.0
Open GL
4.5
Resolution (WxH)
4096x2160
Notebook GPU
SLI/Crossfire
Dedicated
Integrated
Memory
Memory
8192 MB
Memory Speed
2000 MHz
Memory Bus
256 Bit
Memory Type
GDDR5
Memory Bandwidth
256GB/sec
L2 Cache
2048KB
Display Connectors
VGA Connection
0
DVI Connection
1
HDMI Connection
2
DisplayPort Connection
2
Clock Speeds
Core Speed
1121 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+ 8GB Game Requirement Analysis

Overview
The AMD Radeon RX 470 Sapphire Nitro+ 8GB graphics card is the king of the RX 470 hill, a 2016 released performance graphics card based on the third revision of the Graphics Core Next (GCN) architecture, it trumps all other competitors in the 470 catergory. 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 1121MHz and goes up to 1260MHz, 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 a staggering 2000MHz.


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 is probably the best example of one. 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 cards are 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]
Radeon RX 470 Sapphire Nitro+ 8GB vs Avg. AAA Game System Requirements
Avg. AAA Recommended Requirements
CPU
0%
Graphics Card
24%
RAM
12GB
0%
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Popular Game System Requirements
Game Min. Rec.
Resident Evil 8 26% 48%
Days Gone 13% 8%
Mass Effect: Legendary Edition 40% 48%
Grand Theft Auto VI 1% 60%
Biomutant 34% 23%
Far Cry 6 1% 64%
Battlefield 6 34% 48%
Star Citizen 0% 0%
Metro Exodus Enhanced Edition 60% 85%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla - Wrath of the Druids 34% 4%
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