XFX Radeon RX 470 RS 4GB Hard Swap Triple X Review

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
Fabrication Process 28nm 28nm 28nm 14nm 14nm
GPU Fiji Fiji Hawaii / Grenada Polaris 10/Ellesmere Polaris 10/Ellesmere
Shader procs 4096 4096 2816 2304 2048
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)
211 GB/s
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
Freesync  Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
DirectX 12
Support
 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

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  1. 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.

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