- ROG STRIX-RX470-4G-GAMING
Radeon RX 470
Effective Memory Clock
- 4-way CrossFire Capable
- 3-way CrossFire Capable
- 2-way CrossFire Capable
Expansion Slot Width
1 PCIe 6-pin
- 23 points
- 35 months ago
from completed build The Blue Saber
Great card for the price. LEDs look awesome and add to the scheme. Does well on most big titles.
- 18 points
- 35 months ago
from completed build The Supernova
A nice RX 470 4GB from Asus. This thing is near silent, even when the fans are at 1800 - 2200 RPM, but when it reaches 2500 RPM, it gets LOUD. It also gets real hot. On idle, it sits at 50 C, and under load, it touches 80 C. But it does have a 0db fan option, so it explains for the 50 C on idle. It also has decent OC potential. I haven't tried anything extreme, though. It's good for what it is.
- 11 points
- 29 months ago
from completed build Emerald Dream - ~£600 Entry Level Machine
For such a premium looking, and (generally) priced, Strix card, I was expecting a backplate of some kind which is disappointing. The cooler shroud is fairly solid plastic but is mainly attached to the PCB around the middle of the card, especially not towards the rear end near the power connector where it ‘floats’. The card idles nicely in the case in it’s 0 RPM fan mode at 35 Degrees C so is silent in idle and light loads, and fairly quiet under load.
- 8 points
- 32 months ago
from completed build $700 BUDGET BEAST (CODENAME CYCLONE)
I gave this a good review before but I had to change it.
TL;DR: The GPU suddenly stopped working, but it was good while it lasted.
In-depth: Let me start off by saying that I built this computer properly. I constantly checked temps and the GPU never reached temperatures above the low 60s.
After a few months of running the computer (the GPU was doing its job fantastically), I started getting random errors when running games where the screen would cut to a green background (no BSOD text or anything) and the computer would start working, forcing a restart. At first, I tried updating my drivers, but the problem persisted. I tested just about everything I could on the software side, I even reinstalled Windows, updated the BIOS, everything. But to no avail.
Long story short, while I was messing around in MS Paint one day, the screen suddenly began to artifact violently and eventually cut to black. I replaced my GPU temporarily with a crappy old one from another machine and the system worked just fine, confirming that the 470 had died. I had never put an OC on the card or done anything funky, and the amount of times I double checked everything on the GPU was set up properly in both hardware and software reach numbers beyond the reaches of my memory.
I ended up getting a 580 from MSI as a replacement. To be honest it's probably that I just got an ASUS lemon. Maybe it got cold in an Amazon truck while it was being delivered to my house, given that it was ordered in December (I took advantage of a ton of Christmas deals when building the PC), but who knows.
While this was very inconvenient, I am in the process of getting a replacement with the 3 year limited warranty and I am going to sell the card to a friend. Despite all of what happened, given the good performance/dollar and the warranty, I will spare it a few stars.