AMD just launched the new RX470 Graphics card which is praised for its very affordable price and brilliant HD performance. The card is optimized with the newest technologies and supports all recently released graphics APIs to the fullest. Budget gamers will be happy to hear that those new fantastic graphics cards are sold under 200 Euros, making the card a very good choice when the rumors and advertised framerates come through.
What exactly provides a brilliant gaming experience? Of course you can enhance your experience with higher resolutions, bigger screens or even an multi-monitor setup... But if we're looking at just one monitor supporting a maximum resolution of 1080p, you might be pleased by spending no more than 150-160 euros for a good gaming experience. Framerates above 35FPS while keeping frametimes at a steady level, should give you plenty of amusement in most games. However, a Brilliant gaming experience is measured by higher standards, namely a steady framerate above 60FPS and very low frametimes without real shoot-outs. This is what AMD is aiming at with their new RX470.
Two days ago we received an RX470 ourselves, not the reference model, but a slightly overclocked PowerColor edition. Due to my busy worksheme I wasn't able to perform all needed tests and writings for a full review in time... That's why I'll just give you some numbers which approve AMD's claim of Brilliant HD Gaming in the next graph:
If you ask me, I'd say that their submission passed our expectations. Closing in to the reference RX480 which is only slightly faster, you can say that this card, definitly packs a punch for its price.
That said there're still some other real astonishing facts about the card. While it only consumes 120Watts of power, it outperforms similar specced predecessors (32 CUs, 2048 SPs) by quite a margin.
Other features mentioned by AMD:
Gamer Optimized – Powered by 4th generation Graphics Core Next (GCN) architecture featuring asynchronous shaders and an enhanced geometry engine, the Radeon™ RX 470 graphics card offers exceptionally smooth gameplay at HD resolutions on the latest DirectX® 12, Vulkan™, and e-Sports titles.
Cool Efficiency – The Radeon™ RX 470 graphics card features premium technology with optimized FinFET 14nm technology that brings new levels of performance and low system power requirements. This allows for new levels of gaming performance to be realized in smaller, less power demanding solutions.
Stunning HDR Pixels – Featuring a brand new display engine, the Radeon™ RX 470 is ready to power the new generation of HDR content and displays for video and gaming.
Game Changing Control - As sophisticated as the Polaris architecture-based Radeon™ RX 470 graphics card is, the software that powers the card is equally as sophisticated. Radeon Software drivers enable the ultimate in performance, features and stability to ensure an exceptionally smooth and fast out-of-box experience. The latest Radeon Settings software takes customization to a whole new level. With per state control over clocks and voltage, users can easily customize their system for new levels of performance.
Quiet Gaming – The latest Radeon™ RX 470 GPUs offer silent gaming features that dynamically optimizes sound volumes based on actual temperature and workloads.
Ready for AMD XConnect™ Technology – Should a PC gamer on the go buy a gaming notebook that’s tough to carry, or a thin notebook that’s tough to game on, AMD XConnect™ unlocks the best of both worlds on systems designed for Thunderbolt™ 3 eGFX enclosures—an ideal form factor for fast and efficient Polaris-powered GPUs.
Only a small quote left from AMD's Raja Koduri, senior vice president and chief architect, Radeon Technologies Group, before I end my article and continue the review in progress:
We are delivering the next chapter of the Radeon Rebellion with the new Radeon™ RX 470, a GPU which offers brilliant HD gaming and is packed with future-proof technologyat an impeccable price. We’ve defined the Radeon RX lineup with feedback from gamers and enthusiasts who use our graphics technology. They have spoken and we have listened. The Radeon RX 470 is a premium card with compelling features that will entice enthusiasts worldwide
Radeon™ RX 470 graphics cards are available now from retailers and e-tailers around the world starting today. For more information on where to buy, visit http://shop.amd.com/en-us.