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Sapphire AMD Radeon RX470 Nitro+ 8GB - £189.98 @ Amazon

£189.98 @ Amazon
So this is the best RX470 in the world. The only one with the 8GHz Samsung RAM and the 2GHz default memory frequency (overclock to 2.1GHz is possible). The others use 7 Gbps Hynix Ram and therefore sh…
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2m, 1w agoFound 2 months, 1 week ago
So this is the best RX470 in the world. The only one with the 8GHz Samsung RAM and the 2GHz default memory frequency (overclock to 2.1GHz is possible). The others use 7 Gbps Hynix Ram and therefore shouldn't be overclocked from the 1750 MHz frequency.

The GPU is clocked at 1121 MHz base, 1260 MHz boost.

This compares to the stock RX470 which is specced at 926 base, 1206 boost, 6.6Gb RAM. And the RX480 which is 1120 base, 1266 boost, and has 7 Gbps RAM in the 4GB model, 8 Gbps in the 8GB

For comparison, the standard Sapphire RX480 8GB (£230) is clocked at 1120 MHz base, 1266 MHz boost.

Full comparison:

RX470 8GB Nitro+: 2048:128:32 core config, 8 gbps RAM
RX480 : 2304:144:32 core config, 7Gbps RAM for the 4GB, 8 Gbps Ram for the 8GB. Clock speeds similar.

Here are some benchmarks from a German magazine @ 1080p:

https://www.computerbase.de/2016-08/radeon-rx-470-test/3/#abschnitt_benchmarks_in_1920__1080
https://www.computerbase.de/2016-09/geforce-gtx-1060-3gb-test/3/#toc

RX470 4GB (Strix) 47.8 fps
RX470 8GB Nitro+ (this card) 53.2 fps
GTX 1060 3GB (Asus OC) 54.8fps
RX480 8GB (stock) 55.1 fps
GTX 1060 6GB (stock) 58.1fps
RX480 8GB Nitro+ 58.9 fps
GTX 1060 6GB (MSI Gaming) 62.1fps

So 97% of the performance of a typical GTX 1060 3GB, but without the RAM shortage. 96.5% of the performance of a standard (£230) RX480 8GB and 90% of the performance of a good (£240) RX480 8GB.

The GTX 1060 6GB offers comparable price/performance, but obviously for more pounds, and there's some argument that it's less future-proof as AMD has relatively better DirectX 12 performance vs DirectX 11, and this has 8GB of RAM so it's not going to run out of texture room.

I think this is obviously a better buy than a typical RX480 4GB (should perform pretty much the same) or the GTX 1060 3GB (very slightly faster, but stupid low RAM).

You pays your money and you takes your choice but for me at the moment if I was buying I would be looking at 1050 TI (£130), this card (£190), or the GTX 1060 6GB (£220 or so).

Flubit will probably knock some more off.....

Edit: if you don't fancy Flubit, Ebuyer have reduced their price (from £240) to match this, and you'll get a free copy of Hitman if you buy there. (Amazon not participating) http://www.ebuyer.com/753949-sapphire-radeon-rx-470-nitro-8gb-gddr5-dvi-d-hdmi-displayport-pci-e-graphics-11256-02-20g
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2m, 1w agoFound 2 months, 1 week ago
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#1
not really a deal though is it? - although someone might like it - just think it's been that for a few days now

Edited By: loupou22 on Dec 13, 2016 13:46
#2
loupou22
not really a deal though is it? - although someone might like it - just think it's been that for a few days now

It's a lower price than it sold for in the past - average selling price is £208
http://uk.camelcamelcamel.com/Sapphire-Polaris-FreeSync-PCI-Express-Graphics/product/B01J1J7SW8

Reduced to current price on December 2nd.
#3
rx480 4gb beats this and it's cheaper.
#4
just get a RX480 8GB from amazon.fr if you're not in a hurry, it only <£20 more
#5
cowfarmer1
rx480 4gb beats this and it's cheaper.

The rx480 has less memory, and the memory it does have is 12.5% slower.

This matches the rx480 for clock speed.

What basis do you have to say the rx480 4gb is faster than this?
#6
dudedude
cowfarmer1
rx480 4gb beats this and it's cheaper.
The rx480 has less memory, and the memory it does have is 12.5% slower.
This matches the rx480 for clock speed.
What basis do you have to say the rx480 4gb is faster than this?
Surely you've answered that yourself in your OP?
RX470: 2048:128:32
RX480: 2304:144:32
2048/2304 = 0.888~
After the reports of being able to flash RX460 to the full 1024 cores (from 896), I wonder if anyone has had success flashing RX470 to 2304 cores though?
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"So this is the best RX470 in the world"

Bit like saying the Corsa VXR is the best corsa in the world, its still a corsa.
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Great analysis ..
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