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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 XR9 NanoR9 390XRX 480XFX RX 470
Fabrication Process28nm28nm28nm14nm14nm
GPUFijiFijiHawaii / GrenadaPolaris 10/EllesmerePolaris 10/Ellesmere
Shader procs40964096281623042048
Graphics memory4 GB HBM4 GB HBM8 GB GDDR54GB / 8GB GDDR54GB GDDR5
Memory Clock500 MHz / 1.0 Gbps500 MHz / 1.0 Gbps6.0 Gbps7.0/8.0 Gbps6.6 Gbps
GPU Clock Max1050 MHz 1000 MHz1050 MHz1267MHz1226 MHz
Memory Bandwidth512 GB/s512 GB/s384 GB/s224 GB/s (4GB)
256 GB/s (8GB)
211 GB/s
Power Connectors2 x 8-pin1 x 8-pin1 x 6-pin – 1 x 8-pin1 x 6-pin1 x 6-pin
Form FactorDual slotDual slotDual slotDual slotDual slot
Freesync YesYesYesYesYes
DirectX 12

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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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