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Old 04-08-16, 01:00 PM
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AMD RX470 - ASUS Strix and Sapphire Nitro Review



The latest Polaris GPU is here in the form of the RX 470, and we have two to put through their paces.


AMD RX470 - ASUS Strix and Sapphire Nitro Review

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Old 04-08-16, 01:44 PM
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Brilliant little cards!

For those on a budget, these are really good cards. -performance on par with the 290x in some games-

Btw, have you recieved any RX 460 s yet Tom?
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Absolutely awesome. The Nitro seems to be kicking the Asus into touch too. Got to be one of the best looking GPUs ever made too (the Nitro). It just has everything.

Is the 470 Nitro the same size as the 480 one, Tom? I'm waiting for the 460 Nitro myself to complete a Linux rig.

Nitro = £164.99

Strix = £188.99.

Sigh Asus. Sigh.
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Old 04-08-16, 01:55 PM
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I noticed the Sapphire has a 8 pin while the Asus has a 6 pin power socket. price wise they are both the same price on OC UK.

being a bit of fan of asus I feel they let this 1 down with the looks and power limit.

Glad to see you get the Sapphire card in hope they will send you more in future
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I got that wrong. £164.99 for a basic stock card, £188.99 for both the Strix and the Nitro.

I'd still take the Nitro though.
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Excellent review TTL the Nitro is well worthy of the award
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Crackin' little GPU. The original price was tad high, but AMD's choice to reduce the base price was very, very smart. £190 for the Strix or Nitro is solid value. It's basically 970 performance for £190 with a brighter future ahead of it. I'm stoked to see the 460 now. Both the 470 and 480 are awesome. I am still disappointed slightly by the power consumption, but it's progress nonetheless.
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Very solid performance. Perfect 1080p card and i'd probably get this over a reference 480 tbh if i was at 1080p.

Just out of curiosity, the 8GB models of these cards are still running at the same memory speeds correct? Because from what I understand, the 470 is using the same chips all rated for 7Gbps but the 4GB(and probably 8G versions are just downclocked. And it seems all vendor cards have boosted them to the rated 7Gbps. Which is a smart move tbh. That's a pretty big bump in clocks and would definitely be noticed in scores.

Edit nevermind figured it out. 8GB cards are running at 8gbps, well the Nitro at least. Was the only one I could find so far. 4GB cards running at 7gbps.
Also, 8GB 470s in the US are priced at the same levels as reference 480 8Gb cards... Which means barely less than custom cards
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Just run the tomb raider benchmark on my R9 270 and this virtually doubles what I get at 1080p all maxed
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Gibbo on OCUK reckons these are failed 480s (nitro) and said it may be possible to flash them.
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