AMD RX470 - ASUS Strix and Sapphire Nitro Review

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Radeon RX 470 - ASUS Strix and Sapphire Nitro Review

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There is still nearly a thousand points between the Sapphire and the ASUS. Considering that it's matching a GTX 780 Ti we thing that has to count as a feather in the cap of the RX 470.

Radeon RX 470 - ASUS Strix and Sapphire Nitro Review  

Radeon RX 470 - ASUS Strix and Sapphire Nitro Review

300 Points difference in Firestrike Ultra is MASSIVE, as we have already said about power targets and temps we decided to manually adjust the Asus to see if it really made any difference, quite clearly it did. It just confirms the fact that the Strix is being massively held back and considering thats the only change we made to their "OC Mode" it really Frustrates us this hasnt been thought about. Im mean why would you want to consciously make your card perform so much worse?


Asus - Temperature Target increased to 80c. 

Radeon RX 470 - ASUS Strix and Sapphire Nitro Review  

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Most Recent Comments

04-08-2016, 09:44:02

Brilliant little cards!

For those on a budget, these are really good cards. -performance on par with the 290x in some games-

Btw, have you recieved any RX 460 s yet Tom?Quote

04-08-2016, 09:50:20

Absolutely awesome. The Nitro seems to be kicking the Asus into touch too. Got to be one of the best looking GPUs ever made too (the Nitro). It just has everything.

Is the 470 Nitro the same size as the 480 one, Tom? I'm waiting for the 460 Nitro myself to complete a Linux rig.

Nitro = £164.99

Strix = £188.99.

Sigh Asus. Sigh.Quote

04-08-2016, 09:55:12

I noticed the Sapphire has a 8 pin while the Asus has a 6 pin power socket. price wise they are both the same price on OC UK.

being a bit of fan of asus I feel they let this 1 down with the looks and power limit.

Glad to see you get the Sapphire card in hope they will send you more in futureQuote

04-08-2016, 09:57:10

I got that wrong. £164.99 for a basic stock card, £188.99 for both the Strix and the Nitro.

I'd still take the Nitro though.Quote

04-08-2016, 10:31:02

Excellent review TTL the Nitro is well worthy of the award Quote

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