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PowerColor Red Devil RX 470 4GB Review

Test Rig & Setup

For the test platform we went with the Intel 6700K on the Asus Maximus VIII Extreme with Kingston HyperX Savage running at 3000MHz CL 15. We are running a EKWB Triple Radiator cooling solution on the CPU to make sure we don’t get any throttling on the CPU. The operating system is Windows 10 fully updated but with updates disabled. We make three runs at each test then average those three runs and report the results here. If we hit a run that we consider to be to far away from the norm we dismiss that result and run a 4th test. While the 6700K is imminently overclockable we are running tests at 4.5 GHz and a triple radiator to keep it from throttling. Once you reach the kinds of speed the 6700K generates overclocking is an afterthought and an afterthought that really isn’t needed but since the enthusiast community generally OC’s we went ahead and ran testing on all the cards with the same OC. We want to see Polaris and the PowerColor Red Devil RX 470 4GB perform as intended. With our extreme cooling solution it’s easy to surpass speeds attainable by readers.

As with all new generations of Video cards releases we went back and retested the GPU’s looking for driver and game enhancements to frame rates. All the GPU’s were newly tested with the appropriate drivers.

Test Rig
“Quadzilla”
Case TypeDIYPC Open Test Bench
CPUIntel Core I7 6700K 4.0 – 4.2GHz
Motherboard[amazon text=Asus Maximus VIII Extreme&asin=B016A44CU8
RAMKingston HyperX Savage 3000MHz DC (15 16 16 39)
CPU CoolerEKWB L360 (EK-Kit L360)
Hard Drives480GB HyperX Predator M.2 PCIe SSD (OS Drive)
OpticalLiteon DVD Burner
GPUEVGA GeForce GTX 1070 FTW GAMING ACX 3.0
Case Fans1 x 180mm Mosfet / CPU / RAM cooling fan
1 x 120mm PCI-E Cooling Fan
Docking StationsNone
Testing PSUSilverStone 1500W ST-1500-GS
LegacyNone
MouseRazer DeathAdder Chroma
KeyboardRazer BlackWidow Chroma
Any Attempt Copy This System Configuration May Lead to Bankruptcy

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