Sapphire Nitro+ RX 470 OC Graphics Card Review

System Overview & Testing Procedures
When you power your system on for the first time you will see the Sapphire logo on the card light up blue. Using the button on the top of the card you can cycle through different lighting modes which include rainbow switch, color change by fan speed and PCB temperature, or just turning the lights off.


We will be testing the Sapphire Nitro+ RX 470 OC in our brand new graphics card test bench. It is made up of the following components:


Processor: Intel Core i7-5960X
Motherboard: Gigabyte X99-Ultra Gaming
Graphics Card: Sapphire Nitro+ RX 470 OC
Memory: 32GB Crucial DDR4-2133
Storage: Crucial MX300 750GB SSD
Power: Corsair HX1200i
Cooling: Corsair H80i GT
Case: Lian Li PC-T80

With our system up and running we open GPU-Z up to see if the card is for sure running at the Boost Profile speeds and it is. So our boost speed is set at 1260 MHz and our memory at 1750 MHz.


Sadly because of the new test system we do not have any cards to compare this card to. As new cards start to trickle in we will be updating the graphs on the following pages.

Cards tested on: Crimson 16.8.1

Benchmarking Information
With a new test bench comes a whole new set of benchmarks. Games will be run at 1080p, 1440p and 4K resolutions. Our benchmarking suite also includes synthetic tests as well.

Synthetic Tests
– Time Spy
– Fire Strike
– Fire Strike Extreme
– Fire Strike Ultra
Heaven Benchmark 5.0
Steam VR Performance Test

Game Tests
Ashes of The Singularity
The Division
Star Wars Battlefront
Grand Theft Auto V
FarCry 4
Batman Arkham Origins
Metro Last Light Redux

Other Tests
Power Consumption
– GPU-Z Sensor reading
– GPU-Z Sensor reading
Noise Levels
– Galaxy Audio CM130 Sound Pressure Level Meter

Now let’s get to testing!

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