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PowerColor Red Devil RX 470 4GB Review

Ashes Of The Singularity
Battlefield 4
GTA 5

Ashes Of The Singularity

Ashes

Planet by planet, a war is raging across the galaxy. The technological singularity has given humanity the power to expand further than they ever have before. Now, they compete with each other and their sentient artificial intelligence adversaries for control of newfound worlds.

Ashes 1080p

We have been testing cards at 1440p and 4K resolutions but in the case of ashes of the singularity we had to make an exception and test at 1080p and 1440p. Frame rates weren’t meaningful in 4K as they often dropped to 5 FPS on these 3 cards.

The PowerColor Red Devil RX 470 managed a respectable 47.2 FPS in Ashes Of The Singularity while it’s big brother the RX 480 only bested it by 3 FPS which shows a potential pricing problem. If the trend continues with the RX 470 snapping at the heels of the RX 480 the $50 price jump to the RX 480 might not be worth it.

Ashes 1440p

The PowerColor Red Devil RX 470 4GB is lurking in the underworld on the bottom of the chart in Ashes Of The Singularity and chopped out a respectable 34.6 FPS. Putting things in perspective the PowerColor Red Devil RX 470 4GB is a mainstream card as are all RX 470’s yet it’s chucking out playable frame rates at 1440p so while it rests on the bottom of the chart playable frame rates show this to be a good value.

Battlefield 4

Battlefield 4A

Explore a vast range of experiences that allow you to play your way. Be the lone wolf to take control of your own destiny or work together in tight-knit five-man squads to strike as a team. New maps, more vehicles, weapons and destruction allow you to create your own path and play to your strengths. Absolutely nothing compares to the sheer scale and scope of Battlefield 4.

Battlefield 1080p

Our first Battlefield 4 test shows the PowerColor Red Devil RX 470 4GB at 76.4 FPS on the 1080p resolution it was designed to excel at.

Battlefield 1440p

Running Battlefield 4 at 1440p the PowerColor Red Devil RX 470 4GB churned out 45.1 FPS on Ultra high settings and giving entirely playable FPS making it a good affordable choice for gaming.

Battlefield 4k

Yes we ran the PowerColor Red Devil RX 470 4GB at 4K on Battlefield 4 and kept the Ultra high settings. We got 23.6 FPS on 4K so while you may not be able to run 4K Ultra settings you could dial back the graphics a little and play with lower graphical settings. It shouldn’t be an issue for most people, according to Steam 84% of all players game at 1080p or below and for the majority of gamers this would be an overkill card.

GTA 5

GTA 5

Los Santos: a sprawling sun-soaked metropolis full of self-help gurus, starlets and fading celebrities, once the envy of the Western world, now struggling to stay afloat in an era of economic uncertainty and cheap reality TV.
Amidst the turmoil, three very different criminals plot their own chances of survival and success: Franklin, a street hustler looking for real opportunities and serious money; Michael, a professional ex-con whose retirement is a lot less rosy than he hoped it would be; and Trevor, a violent maniac driven by the chance of a cheap high and the next big score. Running out of options, the crew risks everything in a series of daring and dangerous heists that could set them up for life.

The biggest, most dynamic and most diverse open world ever created, Grand Theft Auto V blends storytelling and gameplay in new ways as players repeatedly jump in and out of the lives of the game’s three lead characters, playing all sides of the game’s interwoven story.

GTA5 1080

At 1080p our PowerColor Red Devil RX 470 4GB popped out 82.5 FPS and at this level was competitive with the GTX 980 which is considerably more expensive.

GTA5 1440p

GTA 5 at 1440p wasn’t a problem for the PowerColor RX 470 and we got a reading of 42.6 FPS showing the RX 470 to be a pretty capable card at 1440p.

GTA5 4K

 

We didn’t expect the PowerColor Red Devil RX 470 4GB to give seamless play at 4K in GTA with very high settings. Just the fact that it gave 23.8 FPS shows it’s a gutsy GPU and at it’s $200 price point it has nothing to be ashamed of. Seeing the PowerColor Red Devil RX 470 4GB on an enthusiast chart just helps to place it in the hierarchy.

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