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AMD Radeon RX 470 Sapphire Platinum Edition 4GB

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

This Radeon RX 470 Sapphire Platinum Edition 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.

Here we take a closer look at the various performances across 1080p, 1440p and 4K screen resolutions for the Radeon RX 470 Sapphire Platinum Edition 4GB. In particular this is looking at the Ultra graphics settings to see what sort of FPS this graphics card can get across some of the more popular games played in 2022. In terms of performance against the most demanding games today this graphics card can play 306 of the 1000 most demanding PC games beating their recommended requirements.

The Radeon RX 470 Sapphire Platinum Edition 4GB graphics card is returning a weak performance on Battlefield 2042 at 1080p of 0 frames per second at Ultra graphics settings. Another popular title that is good to benchmark graphics cards against is Dying Light 2 which we predict will get weak frame rates of 16 FPS. A third game we can look at on Ultra at 1080p is the popular Days Gone, which was getting 41 FPS under tests.

Next up we increase screen res tests to accommodate the growing in popularity 1440p screen size. So we booted up Battlefield 2042 to see how the Radeon RX 470 Sapphire Platinum Edition 4GB dealt with it. It scored up a weak series of FPS results across these graphics presets - Low: 0 FPS, Medium: 0 FPS, High: 0 FPS and Ultra: 0 FPS. Next we looked at Dying Light 2 which we predict will be weak with a 12 FPS at Ultra 1440p. And finally looked at Days Gone that got an Ultra 1440p FPS of 31. Looking at a few of these 1440p results for the Radeon RX 470 Sapphire Platinum Edition 4GB we get the impression that it is not the best resolution for this GPU, but if you adjust some graphics settings, perhaps lowering to medium or low at 1440p then this graphics card might be ok.

How many years will the Radeon RX 470 Sapphire Platinum Edition 4GB graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the Radeon RX 470 Sapphire Platinum Edition 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 Platinum Edition 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 25% better and can meet 616 of their recommended requirements. An alternative great upgrade graphics card would be a R-500 Series Radeon RX Vega 64 8GB, which has 82% better performance and can run 961 of the top 1000 demanding game requirements today.
FPS System Benchmark
57 FPS
High
The Radeon RX 470 Sapphire Platinum Edition 4GB was released on 04 Aug 2016
AMD PC game performance check Radeon RX 470 Sapphire Platinum Edition 4GB
GPU
Architecture
GCN 1.3 Ellesmere PRO
Process
14nm
TMUs
128
Texture Rate
156 GTexel/s
ROPs
32
Pixel Rate
39 GPixel/s
Shader Processing Units
Ray Tracing
Tensor Cores
Release Price
$220
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
1750MHz
Memory Bus
256bit
Memory Type
GDDR5
Memory Bandwidth
224GB/sec
L2 Cache
2048
Display Connectors
VGA Connection
DVI Connection
HDMI Connection
1
DisplayPort Connection
3
Clock Speeds
Core Speed
926 MHz
Boost Clock
1216 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
30
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Radeon RX 470 Sapphire Platinum Edition 4GB Game Requirement Analysis

Overview
The AMD RX 470 Sapphire Platinum Edition 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 1216MHz, when boost mode is triggered.

Memory
The GPU accesses a 4GB frame buffer of GDDR5, through a 256-bit memory interface, while the memory clock Operates at a boosted 1750MHz.

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 Sapphire Platinum Edition has been built as a Mid/High performance graphics card for 2016. 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 by Sapphire 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 ]