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RX 470 Review Compilation thread

Post by CA_Steve » Thu Aug 04, 2016 7:21 am

In brief: Very good 1080p/ ok 1440p, 120W TDP, but OEM stock OC'ed cards may use more (136W+) at stress loads. HDMI 2.0b and Display Port 1.4(ready), DVI no longer includes analog VGA signals. Requires one 6-pin PCIe Graphics power connector, but OEM designs may use more. Multiple monitors may lead to non-idle memory clock and higher power use in 2D. Dimensions stated as: a" x b" x c" are from mfgr websites - others are from reviews. Similar to GTX 970, slower than GTX 1060.


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Reviews with acoustic testing:

Asus RX 470 STRIX 4GB (9.45-9.65" length, 4.72-5.12" height, dual slot (1.38"), 6-pin PEG. 1 DP, 1 HDMI, 2 Dual-link DVI). No backplate. Passive to xxC. Asus really needs to relax the temp profile for a quieter card.
Guru3D
Techpowerup
ComputerBase (German)
Hexus
KitGuru
Tom's Hardware

MSI RX 470 Gaming X 8GB (10.63-10.94" length, 5.59" height, dual slot (1.65"), 8-pin PEG. 2 DP, 2 HDMI, 1 Dual-link DVI). No backplate. Passive to xxC.
Guru3D
KitGuru
HT4U (German)

PowerColor RX 470 Red Devil 4GB (9.45" length, 4.92" height, dual slot (xx"), 8-pin PEG. 3 DP, 1 HDMI, 1 Dual-link DVI). Passive to xxC.
Guru3D
ComputerBase

Sapphire RX 470 Nitro + OC 4/8GB (9.45" length, 4.92" height, dual slot (xx"), 8-pin PEG. 2 DP, 2 HDMI, 1 Dual-link DVI). Passive to xxC.
ComputerBase
KitGuru

XFX RX 470 OC 4/8GB (9.69" length, 5.28" height, dual slot (1.61"), 6-pin PEG. 3 DP, 1 HDMI, 1 Dual-link DVI). Passive to xxC.
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Re: RX 470 Review Compilation thread

Post by Kralnor » Thu Aug 04, 2016 8:14 am

TechPowerUp has a review out of the ASUS Radeon RX 470 STRIX OC 4 GB.

Power consumption is on par with the GTX 1060, but the GTX 1060 was ~25-30% faster in the titles that they tested, so not nearly as power efficient either.

Not a good pick for the acoustically-conscious here as 36dBA@load seems excessive.

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Re: RX 470 Review Compilation thread

Post by quest_for_silence » Thu Aug 04, 2016 10:03 am

Kralnor wrote:Not a good pick for the acoustically-conscious here as 36dBA@load seems excessive.

Well, not exactly: more probably that not it's the same "65°C issue" seen on various RX 480s (a too conservative target temp).
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Re: RX 470 Review Compilation thread

Post by CA_Steve » Thu Aug 04, 2016 1:47 pm

First reviews are up.
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Re: RX 470 Review Compilation thread

Post by ~El~Jefe~ » Thu Aug 04, 2016 9:23 pm

eh, if you read windows 10 version only (which is like vast majority of the planet), dx 12 and vulcan, the card performs really well for its price. USA has some at 179$ for the Red Devil.

that's cheap for what it does

it can play 1440p decently well.

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Re: RX 470 Review Compilation thread

Post by quest_for_silence » Thu Aug 04, 2016 9:38 pm

~El~Jefe~ wrote:eh, if you read windows 10 version only (which is like vast majority of the planet)
On which planet do you live, jefe? :wink:

BTW, some reviews disappointed me, particularly that on [H]: it draws more power than the RX 480, almost as an R9 380X...
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Re: RX 470 Review Compilation thread

Post by CA_Steve » Mon Aug 08, 2016 10:54 am

Asus Strix at Tom's Hardware added.
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Re: RX 470 Review Compilation thread

Post by CA_Steve » Wed Aug 10, 2016 7:09 am

MSI Gaming @ KitGuru added.
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Re: RX 470 Review Compilation thread

Post by dhanson865 » Mon Aug 22, 2016 12:42 pm

any chance of a fanless RX470? How about a 2 slot heat sink with the fans eating up the 2.5 or 3rd slots worth?

My fanless HD7750 started flaking out on me a few months ago and I'm stuck listening to the fan on a R7 360 right now.
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Re: RX 470 Review Compilation thread

Post by CA_Steve » Mon Aug 22, 2016 4:37 pm

120W+ TDP? No way for fanless. That ship sails somewhere between 50 and 75W.
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Re: RX 470 Review Compilation thread

Post by dhanson865 » Mon Aug 22, 2016 5:54 pm

CA_Steve wrote:120W+ TDP? No way for fanless. That ship sails somewhere between 50 and 75W.
Base RX 470 was shown on slides from AMD to be 100W or 110W to begin with before they released at 120W and I'd undervolt. No way I'd try to run an overclocked RX 470 in the 125W range.

https://www.arctic.ac/us_en/accelero-s3.html says it'll do 135W fanless. I'm just asking an OEM to slap something sufficient to handle 100W fanless on a RX 470 and run it at stock speeds and undervolt it one notch instead of overclocking and overvolting like they love to do.

Heck back in the day Sapphire made a HD 7770 fanless and it was 100W.

All I'm asking for is a 14nm refresh even if it is a slightly underclocked/undervolted RX 470.

Back in the day they didn't have the ability to set power at -10% in the Radeon Setttings / Global Overdrive / Power Limit. Now I can software limit a stock card to 108W just with a slider. The OEM can edit the stock voltage and frequency to get it even lower.
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Re: RX 470 Review Compilation thread

Post by CA_Steve » Fri Dec 23, 2016 12:05 pm

MSI Gaming X @ HT4U added.
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