Tuesday, October 23, 2018
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Sapphire Nitro+ RX 470 OC Graphics Card Review

Sapphire’s Nitro series has been around for a while and with the introduction of AMD’s RX Series we now have the Nitro+ series. The Nitro+ series made its debut with RX 480 and now we have the RX 470 model. The RX 470 is of course a step down from AMD’s current flagship RX 480 graphics card, but is based on the same Polaris 10 silicon. It features 2048 stream processors across 32 compute units, 128 TMUs, and 32 ROPs. Now the Nitro+ RX 470 OC Graphics Card is no reference card, it features a factory overclock of 1260 MHz boost, has Sapphire’s custom DUAL-X cooling solution, black diamond chokes, RGB lighting and more. Let’s throw this card on our test bench and see what it can do!

Special thanks to Sapphire for providing us with the Nitro+ RX 470 OC Graphics Card to review.

Specifications:
Interface: PCI-Express 3.0
Memory:
– 256 bit Memory Bus
– GDDR5 Memory Type
– Up to 1750 MHz,7000Mbps Effective Memory Clock
– 4096 MB Size
BIOS Support UEFI BIOS
Outputs:
– 1 x DVI-D
– 2 x HDMI 2.0b
– 2 x DisplayPort 1.4
Resolution:
– 3840×2160 (120Hz) Pixel DisplayPort Resolution
– 2560×1600 (60Hz) Pixel Dual Link DVI Resolution
– 3840×2160p (60 Hz) HDMI Resolution
APIs:
– OpenGL® 4.5
– OpenCL 2.0
– DirectX® 12
– Shader Model 5.0
Cooling: Dual-X fans, Two ball bearing
Form Factor: 2 Part Slot Occupied
Dimensions: 240(L)X 125(W)X 41 (H)mm
Power Consumption: <225W
OS: Windows 10, Windows 7 

Packaging
The Sapphire Nitro+ RX 470 OC comes in a smaller box than most graphics cards. On the front there is a robot and it lets us know that it is indeed the Radeon RX 470. This is the 4GB version, but Sapphire also offers an 8GB version.

Sapphire Nitro+ RX 470 OC Graphics Card

Flipping the box over there is more information on the Nitro gaming series and a full list of product features.

Sapphire Nitro+ RX 470 OC Graphics Card

Getting everything out of the box we have the Nitro+ RX 470 OC Graphics Card, driver and software CD, quick installation guide, and Sapphire product guide.

Sapphire Nitro+ RX 470 OC Graphics Card

Bob Buskirk
the authorBob Buskirk
About 10 years of computer experience. Been messing around with electronics since I was 5, got into computers when I was in highschool, been modding them ever since then. Very interested in how things work and their design.
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