Aug 04, 2016 Written by: MasterC

Republic of Gamers Announces Strix RX 470

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After the announcement of the highly sought-after ROG Strix RX 480, it's now time to unveil the little brother that is the ROG Strix RX 470! Exciting times as AMD is bringing out some truly enticing options for the value-conscious with the introduction of the new RX 400 series. ROG Strix RX 470 is more compact but still packing the same Polaris 10 GPU as the RX 480, so expect great performance here also. 

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Looking at the performance, RX 470 is up to 23% faster in 3DMark Fire Strike Extreme and 25% faster in Hitman when compared to the previous generaion R9 380. This boost in performance doesn't mean more power needed, in fact it has considerably less power draw and only requires a 6-pin power connector. There's no increase in size either, it's still uses DirectCU II with patented wing-blade fans and ASUS FanConnect for up to 30%-cooler and 3X-quieter performance, and still the same premium quality and reliability from Auto-Extreme technology and Super Alloy Power II components. What's not the same is the exciting addition of Aura RGB lighting with millions of colors and six effects, and customizable color decals to match your system.

If we compare some specs with the bigger sibling, ROG Strix RX 470 is not far behind, clocked at 1270MHz in OC mode (1330MHz for RX 480) and 1206MHz in Gaming mode (1310MHz for RX 480). While the RX 480 comes with 8GB of GDDR5 video memory operating at 8GHz on the 256-bit memory bus, this comes with 4GB of GDDR5 operating at 6.6GHz on the 256-bit memory bus. 

ROG Strix RX 470 (left) comes a DisplayPort 1.4, an HDMI 2.0 and two DVI-D ports, if you require more, RX 480 (right) offers two HDMI, two DisplayPort and a DVI port. This dual-slot card measures 24.2cm (9.5") compared to 29.8cm (11.7") on the RX 480.

If you're searching for a great gaming graphics card for Full-HD gaming without breaking the bank, you'll be hard-pressed to find anything better.

ROG Strix RX 470 includes GPU Tweak II with XSplit Gamecaster for overclocking, tweaking and instant gameplay streaming, and will be available worldwide today!

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Republic of Gamers Announces Strix RX 470

All-new gaming graphics card outshines the competition with Aura RGB lighting for brilliant HD gaming

 

KEY POINTS

  • Fastest gaming performance: Up to 23%-faster performance in 3DMark Fire Strike Extreme and 25%-faster gaming performance in Hitman
  • Ultimate cooling: DirectCU II technology with patented wing-blade fans and ASUS FanConnect for up to 30%-cooler and 3X-quieter performance
  • Premium quality and reliability: Industry-exclusive Auto-Extreme technology and Super Alloy Power II components
  • Game your way: Aura RGB lighting with millions of colors and six effects, and customizable color decals for total system personalization

 

Taipei, Taiwan (4th August, 2016) ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG) today announced Strix RX 470, an all-new gaming graphics card with ultra-fast performance, advanced cooling and reliability, and personalized styling. Powered by the latest AMD Radeon RX 470 graphics processing unit (GPU), clocked at 1270MHz in OC mode, ROG Strix RX 470 delivers up to 23%-faster performance than R9 380 reference cards in 3DMark Fire Strike Extreme and 25%-faster gaming performance in Hitman.

ROG Strix RX 470 is packed with exclusive ASUS technologies, including DirectCU II with a patented dual wing-blade 0dB fan designed to deliver maximum airflow for 30%-cooler and three-times (3X) quieter performance, and ASUS FanConnect, which features a GPU-controlled fan header to connect to a system fan for targeted supplemental cooling. Industry-exclusive Auto-Extreme technology with Super Alloy Power II components ensures premium quality and reliability.

ROG Strix RX 470 enables complete gaming system personalization with the Aura RGB lighting system and customizable color decals. It also includes GPU Tweak II with XSplit Gamecaster for intuitive performance tweaking and instant gameplay streaming.

 

Ultimate cooling: DirectCU II technology with patented wing-blade fans and ASUS FanConnect

ROG Strix RX 470 is equipped with ASUS DirectCU II cooling technology, which features direct-GPU-contact heatpipes that transport more heat away from the GPU, outperforming reference designs and achieving up to 30% cooler gaming performance. DirectCU II technology includes dual 0dB fans, engineered with a patented wing-blade design that delivers maximum airflow and improves static pressure over the heatsink by 105%, while operating at three-times (3X) quieter volume than reference cards.

ROG Strix RX 470 also comes with ASUS FanConnect technology. When gaming, the GPU often runs hotter than the CPU, but chassis fans usually only reference CPU temperatures, resulting in inefficient system cooling. ASUS FanConnect solves this issue with a four-pin GPU-controlled header that can be connected to a system fan to provide targeted supplemental cooling for optimal thermal performance.

 

Premium quality and reliability: Auto-Extreme technology with Super Alloy Power II components

All ASUS graphics cards are now produced using Auto-Extreme technology, an industry-exclusive, 100%-automated production process that incorporates premium materials to set a new standard of quality. Auto-Extreme technology ensures consistent graphics card quality as well as improved performance and longevity. This new manufacturing process is also environmentally friendly, eliminating harsh chemicals and reducing power consumption by 50%.

Super Alloy Power II components enhance efficiency, reduce power loss, reduce component buzzing by 50% while under full load, and achieve thermal levels that are approximately 50% cooler than previous designs for enhanced quality and reliability.

 

Game your way: Aura RGB Lighting and customizable color decals

ROG Strix RX 470 includes Aura — the exclusive RGB lighting technology invented by ASUS — on its shroud. This stunning illumination technology is capable of displaying millions of colors and six different effects for a totally personalized gaming system. A set of orange color decals is also included, so gamers can further customize their ROG Strix RX 470 and express their unique style.

 

Tweakable and intuitive: GPU Tweak II with XSplit Gamecaster

Redesigned with an intuitive user interface, GPU Tweak II makes gaming and overclocking easier than ever, while retaining advanced options for seasoned overclockers. With one click, the Gaming Booster function maximizes system performance by removing redundant processes and allocating all available resources automatically. An included 14-day XSplit Gamecaster premium license lets gamers easily stream or record gameplay via a convenient, in-game overlay. The overlay also displays GPU clock speed, temperature, and VRM usage, and has GPU Tweak II controls, so gamers can choose a gaming profile and boost performance with just one click.

 

AVAILABILITY & PRICING

ASUS ROG Strix RX 470 will be available worldwide from 4th August 2016. Please contact your local ASUS representative for further information.

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