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SAPPHIRE Radeon RX 470 4G

SAPPHIRE Radeon RX 470 4G

AMD has another affordable 1080p performance card cheaper than the RX 480, but is it worth the price difference?

8.5

The Good

  • Affordable
  • Good 1080p gaming performance
  • Only requires one 6-pin power connection

The Bad

  • Barely overclocked out of the box.
8.5 Design
8.5 Features
8.0 Performance
8.5 Value

While AMD has already grabbed the attention of budget-conscious gamers with the Radeon RX 480, the GPU maker has released yet another affordable performance card called the Radeon RX 470. And what we have here with us now is the SAPPHIRE Radeon RX 470, provided to us by AMD.

Design and Features

Not much is there to be said about the looks of the card as its basically the original AMD Radeon RX 470 reference card, with a bit of SAPPHIRE’s own design treatment. The front plate holds a silver-gray finish instead of the black surface, and the fan bears the “SAPPHIRE” logo instead of AMD. The “RADEON” branding on the left also gets the grayish remake, instead of the original red theme.


SAPPHIRE has added a back plate to protect the rear-facing side of the PCB. We also see that the GPU portion is cut out of the back plate, and supported with a reinforced plate.


Output options for the cards includes 1 x HDMI 2.0b and 3 x Display Ports 1.4. SAPPHIRE states that the card uses less than 150W of power consumption, and requires a system with a 500W PSU. And yes, you only need one 6-pin AUX power connector for this device to work.

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The SAPPHIRE Radeon™ RX 470 is the next big thing in mainstream 1080p gaming. Compared to the previous R9 270 generation GPU, playing on the RX 470 means performance up to 2.4x better in latest titles such as Total War: WARHAMMER or DOOM. Engineered with power savings in mind, the 4th generation Graphics Core Next chip maintains the typical board power of around 170 W. Polaris-powered GPU-s also mean improved geometry engine, increased cache and native asynchronous shaders for unmatched efficiency in DirectX 12.

Name SAPPHIRE Radeon RX 470 4G
Size 2 Slots
GPU Model Polaris 10
Number of Cores 2048 Stream Processors
Core Clock Base: 932 MHz, Boost: 1216 MHz
Memory Speed 7 Gbps
Memory Bandwidth 211 GB/s
GPU RAM 4 GB
Memory Type GDDR5
Ports 1 x HDMI 2.0, 3 x DisplayPort 1.4
Board Power 170 W
Power 6 pin
Other AMD FreeSync, 4.9 TFLOPs, HDR Ready

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