After having the chance to test the RX 460, RX 470, and RX 480 we now have a much better idea of how the current AMD lineup stands. There were a few special cases that I was curious about, though. Specifically the 4GB RX 480 and the 8GB RX 470. I was able to test the 4GB RX 480 by flashing our reference cards firmware but for the RX 470, MSI was nice enough to send a card for me to check out. I haven’t had a chance to see any of MSI’s current AMD lineup so the card also gave me a chance to see what they have going as well. So today I’m going to run the RX 470 Gaming X 8GB through all of our tests, dive into its features, and find out how it compares to the rest of the AMD lineup.

Product Name: MSI RX 470 Gaming X 8GB

Review Sample Provided by: MSI

Written by: Wes

Pictures by: Wes

Amazon Link: HERE


Graphics Processing Unit Radeon™ RX 470
Interface PCI Express x16 3.0
Boost / Base Core Clock

Boost Clock

1254 MHz (OC Mode)

1242 MHz (Gaming Mode)

1206 MHz (Silent Mode)

Memory Size (MB) 8192
Memory Type GDDR5
Memory Interface 256-bit
Memory Clock Speed (MHz)

6700 MHz (OC Mode)

6600 MHz (Gaming Mode)

6600 MHz (Silent Mode)

Output DisplayPort x 2 (version 1.4 Ready) / HDMI x 2(version 2.0b) / DL-DVI-D
Virtual Reality Ready Y
Maximum Displays 4
HDCP Support Y
DirectX Version Support 12
OpenGL Version Support 4.5
Multi-GPU Technology Crossfire™, 2-Way
Card Dimension(mm) 276 x 140 x 37
Card Weight (g) 774
Power consumption (W) 110
Recommended PSU (W) 450
Power Connectors 8-pin x 1

Before getting into the review I did test the RX 470 Gaming X 8GB in GPUz to confirm that our sample is running at the correct clock speeds and to also show what version of the driver all of our testing was done on. With a GPU clock speed of 1242 Mhz I can confirm that the review sample is running at the Gaming clock speed that all cards come with at default, the memory is at 6600 MHz, and the card has the 8 gigs of ram as listed.



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garfi3ld replied the topic: #38204 28 Sep 2016 15:37
Weeks ago I took a look at the MSI RX 470 8gb but I'm only getting the coverage up today, check it out

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