AMD Radeon RX 470 Sapphire Nitro+ 8GB

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How well can the Radeon RX 470 Sapphire Nitro+ 8GB run games
AMD Radeon RX 470 Sapphire Nitro+ 8GB
10 Aug 2021 - Graphics card reviewed

This Radeon RX 470 Sapphire Nitro+ 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.

This PC hardware performance game review for the Radeon RX 470 Sapphire Nitro+ 8GB graphics card, when running 2023 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. The Radeon RX 470 Sapphire Nitro+ 8GB can run the recommended graphics system requirements for 369 games today, of the top 1000 most demanding.

First we looked at 1080p resolution for the Radeon RX 470 Sapphire Nitro+ 8GB performance to explore what sort of benchmarks it would achieve on the popular title Dying Light 2 and saw it deliver weak frames per second across the following graphics settings - Low: 63 FPS, Medium: 50 FPS, High: 34 FPS and Ultra: 24 FPS. We proceeded to look at Back 4 Blood to see how that compared and saw that it returned a playable 39 FPS at Ultra 1080p.

With PC gamers looking for larger screen sizes like 1440p we tested the Radeon RX 470 Sapphire Nitro+ 8GB by playing Dying Light 2 which yielded a weak performance. Its FPS results for the graphics settings are as follows - L: 48FPS, M: 38FPS, H: 26FPS, U: 18FPS. Another popular game we tested with this card was Back 4 Blood and that was playable. This graphics card delivered 29 FPS at Ultra 1440p. Another popular title was Far Cry 6 which gets weak results with a 14FPS on Ultra 1440p. 1440p gaming on the Radeon RX 470 Sapphire Nitro+ 8GB 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+ 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? 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+ 8GB? There are no graphics cards on the current market that would provide a big enough increase in performance to warrant upgrading the Radeon RX 470 Sapphire Nitro+ 8GB.
FPS System Benchmark
64 FPS
The Radeon RX 470 Sapphire Nitro+ 8GB was released on 04 Aug 2016
AMD PC game performance check Radeon RX 470 Sapphire Nitro+ 8GB
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
1121 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+ 8GB Game Requirement Analysis

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.

It is powered by the Ellesmere PRO GPU, which has 2048 shader processing units, 128 TMUs and 32 ROPs.

The central unit runs at 1121MHz and goes up to 1260MHz, when boost mode is triggered.

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.

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 ]