PowerColor AXRX 470 Radeon RX 470 Series Graphics Card Black £158.99 with Amazon Prime (Prime Exclusive)
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PowerColor AXRX 470 Radeon RX 470 Series Graphics Card Black £158.99 with Amazon Prime (Prime Exclusive)

£158.99
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Found 16th Nov 2016Made hot 17th Nov 2016
Good deal, cheapest I can find elsewhere is £180.

Great budget card with a boost suitable for anyone wanting 1080P 60FPS+ gaming.

If you want to game at 1440p+ you will want more video ram!

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This is a really good deal - very tempted but can't decide if I'd rather have the 8gb for future proofing

Great price

So tempting, but not entirely convinced this is worth an upgrade from my R9 285. Probably only alievate VRAM bottlenecks sadly.

Nice price but not as nice as that 1080 founders for £315 that was probably a glitch...

MeneerSmith

Nice price but not as nice as that 1080 founders for £315 that was … Nice price but not as nice as that 1080 founders for £315 that was probably a glitch...



​It was, order was cancelled.

Jamie200

​It was, order was cancelled.



I didn't even see the deal.

Realillusion

This is a really good deal - very tempted but can't decide if I'd rather … This is a really good deal - very tempted but can't decide if I'd rather have the 8gb for future proofing



I wouldn't worry about that. You won't use more than 4gb at 1080p and if you want to boost your resolution you should probably buy a faster GPU down the line

matthager123

I wouldn't worry about that. You won't use more than 4gb at 1080p and if … I wouldn't worry about that. You won't use more than 4gb at 1080p and if you want to boost your resolution you should probably buy a faster GPU down the line



Doom requires 5GB+ to run at maximum settings at 1080p.

Decided to pick it up, not in stock at the moment so if something comes up for Black Friday, I can always cancel. Thanks!

Realillusion

Decided to pick it up, not in stock at the moment so if something comes … Decided to pick it up, not in stock at the moment so if something comes up for Black Friday, I can always cancel. Thanks!


In stock on November 26, 2016

Good price, this is much better than the 1050ti.
For those on about future proofing, this would run out of horse power before memory I would suspect

Not a bad budget card. This has a price point at 150-160, so we are seeing it at that price now.

It doesn't compete at the 180-200 price point nor the 70-130 price points. So we're in the money.

I don't know about the manufacturer, you are definitely going for the low end manufacturer with this card.

Nate1492

Not a bad budget card. This has a price point at 150-160, so we are … Not a bad budget card. This has a price point at 150-160, so we are seeing it at that price now.It doesn't compete at the 180-200 price point nor the 70-130 price points. So we're in the money.I don't know about the manufacturer, you are definitely going for the low end manufacturer with this card.


PowerColor have been around for ages and they are certainly not at the low end of the manufacturers list.

I have a Gtx 760ti looking to upgrade would this be considered a suitable upgrade ? or will I not see significant improvement. I am simply looking to play 1080p at 60fps maybe 1440p in the near future

The 760ti is a rebranded 670. So with that you should see an improvement of around 50% with this

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I have just bought a second hand pc with 1100 PSU maximum 300w on one rail or 2x225. My old pc could had weak PSU and I could only use a gtx 750ti. I was thinking of getting 2 old graphics cards for crossfire/SLI but forums suggest they are not supported well?

I am thinking moving to AMD due to frame sync?

But think best to buy a second-hand graphics card than a new one?

I don't intend to game at 4k or VR yet... more ultra on 1080p as my gtx 750ti has to scale things down.

So this or look for second hand gtx 780 or 970 or maybe an AMD 290 or 380?

Thanks!

dijital

Doom requires 5GB+ to run at maximum settings at 1080p.


No it doesn't.

I have a Asus Crosshair IV Formula with a AMD 6 core 3300ghz phenom 11 (which I believe is the top CPU I could put in an AMD3 board) with a nvidia gtx 560 ti. Would I get much improvement by just upgrading the gpu or should I update the motherboard and CPU as well. Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated.

A 980Ti/1070 will just about run new games at 1440p (High/Ultra) so for those of you wanting this card to run 1440p med-low settings might be necessary, depending on the title.

nougat

I have a Asus Crosshair IV Formula with a AMD 6 core 3300ghz phenom 11 … I have a Asus Crosshair IV Formula with a AMD 6 core 3300ghz phenom 11 (which I believe is the top CPU I could put in an AMD3 board) with a nvidia gtx 560 ti. Would I get much improvement by just upgrading the gpu or should I update the motherboard and CPU as well. Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated.



RX470 is way more powerful than GTX560Ti, so you'd see huge improvement. Most of the improvement would go into image quality- this card is able to play everything at 1080p resolution at highest settings. However, your CPU single core performance is slower than that of modern CPUs- so frame rate will be above 30fps which are needed for playing games- but will rarelly go above 60fps. I'm talking about demanding titles here, of course- as most multiplayer/esports games are way less demanding and will run easily at very high fps.
So, to put it short: this card will allow very high image quality, but your CPU will still limit fps to 30-60 fps in demanding titles.

neblogai

RX470 is way more powerful than GTX560Ti, so you'd see huge improvement. … RX470 is way more powerful than GTX560Ti, so you'd see huge improvement. Most of the improvement would go into image quality- this card is able to play everything at 1080p resolution at highest settings. However, your CPU single core performance is slower than that of modern CPUs- so frame rate will be above 30fps which are needed for playing games- but will rarelly go above 60fps. I'm talking about demanding titles here, of course- as most multiplayer/esports games are way less demanding and will run easily at very high fps.So, to put it short: this card will allow very high image quality, but your CPU will still limit fps to 30-60 fps in demanding titles.


Thanks I am going to try it by thr way it is the phenom 2 is a 6 core processor so I'm hoping it will not bottleneck the GPU which is what a really wanted advice on.Thanks though

nougat

Thanks I am going to try it by thr way it is the phenom 2 is a 6 core … Thanks I am going to try it by thr way it is the phenom 2 is a 6 core processor so I'm hoping it will not bottleneck the GPU which is what a really wanted advice on.Thanks though



Yes, I know it is a 6-core. The problem with games is- so far, with DX11/OpenGL it was difficult to program games to properly use multicore CPUs, so core speed mattered the most. With Vulkan and DX12 situation is changing, on them many games already run better when using slower multicore CPUs. Right now Vulkan/DX12 use is still not native, as games are created for DX11/OpenGL and just patched to new API. However, most of these patches already help CPUs, and situation will only get better next year. However- DX12 runs only on Windows10, and Vulkan- runs on all operational systems, but we will only see it's wide adoption when popular game engines, like Unreal Engine 4 for PC will be supported.

neblogai

Yes, I know it is a 6-core. The problem with games is- so far, with … Yes, I know it is a 6-core. The problem with games is- so far, with DX11/OpenGL it was difficult to program games to properly use multicore CPUs, so core speed mattered the most. With Vulkan and DX12 situation is changing, on them many games already run better when using slower multicore CPUs. Right now Vulkan/DX12 use is still not native, as games are created for DX11/OpenGL and just patched to new API. However, most of these patches already help CPUs, and situation will only get better next year. However- DX12 runs only on Windows10, and Vulkan- runs on all operational systems, but we will only see it's wide adoption when popular game engines, like Unreal Engine 4 for PC will be supported.


Sorry you lost me there!

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muzzydark

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​Look at other sellers £158.99 Sold by: Amazon exclusively for Prime members.

nougat

Sorry you lost me there!


Many games just use one or two or three cores.

Even if they use six, they will still rely on one or two cores more than the rest.

Excellent "single-core" performance (how fast any one of the cores is) has been more important, historically - you can often see that two fast cores tend to annihilate six slow cores in a lot of applications, although not always.

So a decent Intel i3, which has two real cores and can sometimes do four-core things ("Hyperthreading"), usually gives better game performance than a Phenom with six real cores. But to be fair, Phenom's generally offer "enough" performance.

If I were you, and you're wanting to play games with better performance immediately, then I'd get this 470, even though it would be hampered by the Phenom. It would still provide a big boost.

Then I would upgrade my CPU and motherboard next November/December and get another big boost. By Christmas 2017 we should have new Intel CPUs out with second-generation, "proper" DDR4 controllers, as well as AMD's Zen CPUs, so there will be plenty of choice.

PrivatePile

PowerColor have been around for ages and they are certainly not at the … PowerColor have been around for ages and they are certainly not at the low end of the manufacturers list.



I disagree. Name the top 5 AMD OEMs.

MSI, Sapphire, Gigabyte, Asus, Zotac.

His, PowerColor... Are the bottom.

XFX, used to be near the bottom, but they have offered some good cards.

MeneerSmith

Nice price but not as nice as that 1080 founders for £315 that was … Nice price but not as nice as that 1080 founders for £315 that was probably a glitch...



Silly comment lol, this is a brilliant price and the card is amazing and will only get better with time.

Nate1492

I disagree. Name the top 5 AMD OEMs.MSI, Sapphire, Gigabyte, Asus, … I disagree. Name the top 5 AMD OEMs.MSI, Sapphire, Gigabyte, Asus, Zotac.His, PowerColor... Are the bottom.XFX, used to be near the bottom, but they have offered some good cards.


This is not entirely true. HIS make one of the best aftermarket cooling systems. And XFX are truly there at the very bottom, would never buy a GPU from them.

dijital

Doom requires 5GB+ to run at maximum settings at 1080p.



One game? Not a very compelling argument

Great deal at this price. If you're a gamer on a budget look no further, as it's about 10% slower than a 1060 3gb with another gb of vram.

is this 470 from sapphire as good at £149amazon

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nougat

is this 470 from sapphire as good at £149amazon



You should choose this one (Better cooling) unless you are limited by space. E.g. some more compact cases and things like the Alienware X51 which only have space for the blower cooler style.

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link to £158 GFX card as link at top takes you to a more expensive one. Heat added
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