GRAPHICS CARD maker AMD has announced the Radeon RX470 GPU, a pared down version of the firm's recent range-topping RX480.
The RX470 is powered by a fourth-generation Graphics Core Next architecture with asynchronous shaders and an enhanced geometry engine, and is designed to offer smooth gameplay at HD resolution on Direct X 12, Vulkan and e-sports titles.
The RX460 and RX470 were announced at the PC Gaming Show at E3 in June, and are budget alternatives for the serious but less loaded gamer who still needs the best they can get from their machine. But then the RX480 is already hella cheaper than anything Nvidia offers.
“We are delivering the next chapter of the Radeon Rebellion with the new Radeon RX 470, a GPU which offers brilliant HD gaming and is packed with future-proof technology at an impeccable price,” said Raja Koduri, senior vice president and chief architect at AMD's Radeon Technologies Group.
“We’ve defined the Radeon RX line-up with feedback from gamers and enthusiasts who use our graphics technology. They have spoken and we have listened. The Radeon RX 470 is a premium card with compelling features that will entice enthusiasts worldwide.”
The RX470 has 32 compute units, 2,048 stream processors and up to 4.9 teraflops of processing power using just 120W.
The GPU is already prepared for HDR, and comes with Radeon Software offering easy, granular, out-of-the-box control including overclocking and voltage on a state-by-state profile basis.
Meanwhile, the RX470 can dynamically adjust sound levels to compensate for workload and temperature, so no more having your game drowned out by fans.
The Radeon RX470 also includes AMD XConnect, a technology similar to Nvidia's Geoforce Now, which allows users to stream from systems designed for Thunderbolt 3 eGFX enclosures.
UK prices for the RX470 start at a spectacularly reasonable £164.99 from Overclockers. The range will be available from Monday. µ
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