On the surface, the Radeon RX 470 looks pretty much the same as the Radeon R9 Fury X. But if you’re like me and you’re also looking for a budget gaming card, you’re going to want to take a look at the RX 470.
And that’s where you’re actually going to get a real taste of what AMD has to offer.
We’ll start off by reviewing the card with its specifications and a couple of key features.
The card itself is an AMD Radeon R7 265 graphics card with a base clock of 1050MHz, a boost clock of 1250MHz and a memory clock of 1510MHz.
The graphics cards core clocks are slightly higher than the Radeon Fury X and the R9 380X, which are the two cards in our review that feature higher clock speeds.
The Radeon RX470 will run you $199.99 and ships with the usual assortment of bells and whistles, including 4GB of GDDR5 RAM and an Asus-made Radeon RX Vega 56 graphics card.
There’s also a free 30GB of Corsair DDR4 RAM, but you’ll have to pay a $15 premium for the same RAM.
If you want to add an SSD to the equation, you can get the RX470 with 256GB of SATA 3 SSD, but the price is $300.
AMD Radeon RX 460 is $249.99, a $50 premium over the RX 460.
The RX 460 also includes 4GB GDDR5 memory and a pair of 8GB PCI-E slots, but those will cost you another $50.
There are a few other options if you want more memory, but all of the cards come with the same Radeon RX 560 graphics card, which features a base core clock of 1020MHz and 8GB of memory bandwidth.
It comes in a $130.99 version and ships in a white box.
The Radeon RX 580 is another card in the same class, and like the RX 480, it ships with an RX 560 card.
The specs are identical, but this time the RX 560 has a higher base clock and boost clock.
It ships in an orange box and costs $259.99.
The only difference is that you can add a Radeon RX 570 graphics card in a price bracket above $250.
As for gaming performance, the RX 570 is AMD’s reference-design card that features an 8GB GDDR6 memory and will run at 1060MHz.
It will cost $149.99 when it arrives in August.
The GeForce GTX 1060 will also ship in a box, but it’ll cost you $249 to get it.
The R9 390 will also arrive in a card box and will cost at $349, while the Radeon Pro Duo will cost an additional $100.
AMD’s Radeon RX 490 will come with a reference cooler and the RX 550 will come in a cooler with a dual fan design.
AMD has also added support for CrossFireX, and the card supports SLI and CrossFire in its default configuration.