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

Test Rig

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 with updates fully installed then 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. 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 XFX Radeon RX 470 RS 4GB Hard Swap Triple X perform as intended and with our extreme cooling solution it’s easy to surpass speeds attainable by readers.

 

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
GPUXFX Radeon RX 470 RS 4GB Hard Swap Triple X
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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One comment

  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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