( 4.2 Average / 13 Ratings )
Not the best rx 470, but it is a good card that can be found in stock
I'll update this review when I've used it for a bit longer.
This card is a boss; quiet, settings are easily customizable and it can run anything 1080p high with no trouble what so ever. I got it for about £180 (December 2016) at Maplin with student discount so I think I got a good deal. Not the cheapest 470's but I think the added performance/ quietness at idol makes up for it with the STRIX cards.
Bad software optimization. Runs way too hot and loud. Overclocking is a nightmare. Disassembly was easy though
Looks great and performs acceptably @1080p medium to high settings.
best gpu for under $200
Great graphics card for 1080p high settings.
A long awaited upgrade from my AMD E1-1200 processor in a Toshiba Satellite C55D-A5380. Comes clocked at 1250MHz from the factory on the core and 1650MHz on the memory. If you want the advertised core boost clock of 1270MHz, you need to download "ASUS GPU Tweaker II" and set it on "OC Mode". I got it overclocked to 1400MHz on the core and 1750MHz on the memory... all without touching the voltage values! I got this real cheap with Jets' 15% discount they always have going on and a $30 rebate.
Best bang for buck card ever. I can max out almost any games in 1080p 60fps. I wish more people would talk about this. Only complaint is that it didn't overclock well.
This had a $30 mail in rebate, so we could not pass it up at the price. We really like that it has a built in fan header so you can control a case fan based on the temp of the graphics card.
I love it when it works. A lot of Polaris users have reported that the monitor disconnects randomly, and AMD still hasn't fixed this drivers issue. I've had this for a week and my monitor has lost the signal multiple times, even during light gaming. Just letting you guys know the risks before buying. I'm surprised no one has said anything here yet. That aside, I do love it, I just hope that AMD fixes this issue since it's already been a year since release.
Anyway, with this particular card, the cooling is great and silent. It's essentially the perfect card, if you ignore overclocking. I was able to push 1370/1800, but it gets hotter and the performance is not significant. Don't expect too much from the RGB, but it is nice and bright. The lighting controls don't always start up with my pc or resume from sleep, but it's not a big deal to manually start it.
Again, great card for 1080p at high settings, if you want to ignore the occasional, completely random monitor disconnects.