AMD Radeon RX 470 with Core i7-6700K at ultra quality Benchmarks

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Title
AMD Radeon RX 470
Price
$179
Release Year
2016
Series
RX 470
Maximum Temperature
75 C
Max Noise Level
49.4 dB
Minimum Power Supply
470W
Benchmark CPU
Intel Core i7-6700K @ 4.00GHz ($334.99)
CPU Bottleneck FPS Loss
-5.6 FPS
Benchmark Quality Settings
Ultra Quality Settings
Average 1080p Performance
52.6 FPS
Average 1440p Performance
37.7 FPS
Average 4K Performance
21.4 FPS
Memory
4 GB
Overall (GPU + CPU + Settings) Score
72/100

Game Performance (FPS) at ultra quality settings

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Year Game Frames Per Second
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
31 FPS
2018 Battlefield V
62 FPS
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
76 FPS
2018 Fallout 76
52 FPS
2018 Final Fantasy XV
54 FPS
2018 Forza Horizon 4
45 FPS
2018 Hitman 2
41 FPS
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
48 FPS
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
45 FPS
2017 Destiny 2
87 FPS
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
65 FPS
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
41 FPS
2016 Ashes of the Singularity
41.7 FPS
2016 Hitman
73.8 FPS
2016 Overwatch
101 FPS
2016 Rise of the Tomb Raider
63.1 FPS
2016 The Division
54.5 FPS
2015 DiRT Rally
86.1 FPS
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
47.7 FPS
2015 The Witcher 3
47.6 FPS
2013 Battlefield 4
63.5 FPS
2013 Crysis 3
54.2 FPS

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Year Game Frames Per Second
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
25 FPS
2018 Battlefield V
43 FPS
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
53 FPS
2018 Fallout 76
45 FPS
2018 Final Fantasy XV
39 FPS
2018 Forza Horizon 4
38 FPS
2018 Hitman 2
27 FPS
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
31 FPS
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
36 FPS
2017 Destiny 2
74 FPS
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
42 FPS
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
31 FPS
2016 Ashes of the Singularity
39 FPS
2016 Hitman
53.1 FPS
2016 Overwatch
70 FPS
2016 Rise of the Tomb Raider
43.1 FPS
2016 The Division
40 FPS
2015 DiRT Rally
59.9 FPS
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
32.6 FPS
2015 The Witcher 3
35.3 FPS
2013 Battlefield 4
41.2 FPS
2013 Crysis 3
32.9 FPS

3840x2160

Year Game Frames Per Second
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
17 FPS
2018 Battlefield V
25 FPS
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
28 FPS
2018 Fallout 76
25 FPS
2018 Final Fantasy XV
23 FPS
2018 Forza Horizon 4
25 FPS
2018 Hitman 2
16 FPS
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
17 FPS
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
23 FPS
2017 Destiny 2
37 FPS
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
23 FPS
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
18 FPS
2016 Overwatch
36 FPS

Questions and Answers

  • Question: I bought an RX 480 and RX 470 for mining but that is no longer profitable so I've decided to use them in my gaming PC instead.
    I wanted to use them with crossfire (which I've read is do-able) but in the AMD settings program I don't have a crossfire option where there is supposed to be one. All the drivers and program is updated and freshly installed but I still do not see any option to enable crossfire.

    The only two issues I could think of is that:
    1 - My motherboard doesn't support crossfire (couldn't find an answer on that)
    2 - I am using a usb powered bridge adapter with a pci-e connector to my rx470 because I don't have enough room between to the two cards to allow airflow. I am not sure if that is causing an issue and maybe limiting the rx 470 because it is only a pci-e port

    PC Specs:
    Motherboard: MSI B250 gaming pro carbon
    CPU: Intel i7 7700k
    GPU: Sapphire Nitro+ rx480 4GB, AMD rx470 4GB
    RAM: 16GB DDR4
    PSU: Corsair CX500
    OS: Windows 10 pro 64 bit

    If anyone has done this before or has a work-around I would love to hear it, thanks

    Link to guy who crossfired an RX 480 and 470: https://wccftech.com/rx-480-rx-470-crossfire/

    Answer: Your pcie adapter could be an issue for CF. Discard it and use your pciex16 for both cards directly, just to check whether it actually works. Both your mobo and your cpu have the resources to run in Crossfire. PSU would be an issue though as mentioned. I would just use a single RX 480 though. More stability, no need for psu upgrade, good performance.

  • Question: Would it be worth it to get a 480 or higher to crossfire with my 470 or would it just bottleneck the higher end card?

    Answer: In most cases it would limit the faster card to the capabilities of the lesser card. However, if you used the RX480 / RX580 as the primary and disabled crossfire on titles that don't support it, you would then have that level of performance.

    Really though it is best to get a single faster GPU. Sell your RX470 while the value is still higher than normal, and pick up the fastest card you can afford. (Also buying an RX480 or RX580 is practically impossible for reasonable sums right now)

  • Question: Im looking to upgrade in the future, maybe buy a 470 now and then buy a 480 when i need a boost and put the 470 and 480 in crossfire. so is it samrt to just buy a 470 now and buy a 480 6 months later and crossfire them? or buy a 1060 with no sli?

    My tight budget is around 0

    I want to play bf4, cod3, witcher3, and a few other games on a 1080p monitor with 60hz refresh rate

    Answer: I would just stick with a 1060 because it has great single card performance. When the card gets slow upgrade to a new one. Coming from SLI/CF one card has less issues and works better with all games.

  • Question: Im thinking of upgrading from an R9 270X, and its between the RX 470 or the 480. I've seen benchmarks and its a difference between ~5-8 fps between the 2 cards. I'm wondering if i should get the rx 480 for 0 or the rx 470 for 0. I don't know if the cards have any special features that can differentiate them. Or if the 480 is a safer purchase for the future.

    Answer:
    LemurWithAFemur said:
    Im thinking of upgrading from an R9 270X, and its between the RX 470 or the 480. I've seen benchmarks and its a difference between ~5-8 fps between the 2 cards. I'm wondering if i should get the rx 480 for 0 or the rx 470 for 0. I don't know if the cards have any special features that can differentiate them. Or if the 480 is a safer purchase for the future.


    get the GTX 1060 if you can pay for it ...if not RX 480 .. I would never go lower besides , the 4GB RX 480 is 0

  • Question: Hi.i wanted to buy one these 2 card.but im strugle.btw the price is same in my country..

    Answer: The difference in performance between a 470 and a 480 of equal memory can be closed by overclocking the 470 by approximately 10%, which is more than doable on an air-cooled solution.

    The biggest impacts RAM has on card performance is for handling high-res textures and AA. More available video RAM means your card can handle higher-memory textures, and use better AA options. For any game you can buy today, a 4GB card is more than enough, but once 1440p and 4k resolutions become more prevalant, you're gonna want those extra 4GB.

    For your comparison, I would recommend the 470. The 480 is only a better card if both price and RAM are equal, otherwise the biggest thing the 480 gives you is more overclocking room. Personally, I would only consider a 480 if I had a water-cooling solution to implement on it so I could overclock the piss out of it.

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RX 470 Specifications

Board Design

Board NumberC940, D000-03, D009-07
Length9.5 inches 241 mm
Outputs1x HDMI3x DisplayPort
Power Connectors1x 6-pin
Slot WidthDual-slot
TDP120 W

Clock Speeds

Boost Clock1206 MHz
GPU Clock926 MHz
Memory Clock1650 MHz 6600 MHz effective

Graphics Card

Bus InterfacePCIe 3.0 x16
GenerationArctic Islands (RX 400)
Launch Price179 USD
ProductionActive
Release DateAug 4th, 2016

Graphics Features

DirectX12.0 (12_0)
OpenCL2
OpenGL4.5
Shader Model6
Vulkan1.1.82

Graphics Processor

ArchitectureGCN 4.0
Die Size244 mm²
GPU NameEllesmere
GPU VariantPolaris 10 PRO (215-0876204)
Process Size14 nm
Transistors5,700 million

Memory

Bandwidth211.2 GB/s
Memory Bus256 bit
Memory Size4096 MB
Memory TypeGDDR5

Render Config

Compute Units32
ROPs32
Shading Units2048
TMUs128

Theoretical Performance

FP16 (half) performance4,940 GFLOPS (1:1)
FP32 (float) performance4,940 GFLOPS
FP64 (double) performance308.7 GFLOPS (1:16)
Pixel Rate38.59 GPixel/s
Texture Rate154.4 GTexel/s