XFX Radeon RX 470 RS 4GB Hard Swap Triple X Review
Leave it to XFX to come up with swappable fans for their elite lineup of AMD-based graphics cards. On the bench today we have the XFX Radeon RX 470 RS 4GB Hard Swap Triple X which is packed with geeky features galore! Based on AMD’s Polaris design and sporting 2048 Stream Processors, 256-Bit bus, a core clock of 1226MHz and 4GB of 7000MHz memory, it’s hard to go wrong with the bang for the buck this GPU offers. XFX gives you the choice of stock fans or red, white and blue and you can just snap them off and replace the existing set with the color of your choice. Those fans sit on XFX’s premiere cooling solution, the Unibody VRM Heatsink, combining the heatsink into one solid piece. XFX ensures the maximum cooling per acreage of cooling solution.
AMD GPU Comparison Table
|Radeon||R9 Fury X||R9 Nano||R9 390X||RX 480||XFX RX 470|
|GPU||Fiji||Fiji||Hawaii / Grenada||Polaris 10/Ellesmere||Polaris 10/Ellesmere|
|Graphics memory||4 GB HBM||4 GB HBM||8 GB GDDR5||4GB / 8GB GDDR5||4GB GDDR5|
|Memory Clock||500 MHz / 1.0 Gbps||500 MHz / 1.0 Gbps||6.0 Gbps||7.0/8.0 Gbps||6.6 Gbps|
|GPU Clock Max||1050 MHz||1000 MHz||1050 MHz||1267MHz||1226 MHz|
|Memory Bandwidth||512 GB/s||512 GB/s||384 GB/s||224 GB/s (4GB)
256 GB/s (8GB)
|Power Connectors||2 x 8-pin||1 x 8-pin||1 x 6-pin – 1 x 8-pin||1 x 6-pin||1 x 6-pin|
|Form Factor||Dual slot||Dual slot||Dual slot||Dual slot||Dual slot|
I bought this exact card at best buy and I’m thrilled to learn more specifics of its heatsink and features that I didn’t bother to look at before. Great job reviewing; HOWEVER this review was published just yesterday yet is using 16.8 crimson drivers??? Why I bought mine a month ago and had 16.11 available. I was hoping you’d have 16.12.1(ReLive) drivers.