( 4.8 Average / 14 Ratings )
AMD did a great job with its new Polaris architecture. This card is described as having a TDP of 225 watts howevers it never comes close to using that. I checked full system power draw while playing intensive games at 1440p and the computer never drew more than 220 watts. This is a premium, well-built, and silent card that performs well at a good price point. I recommend it.
Great GPU! Even though it's about 10 dollars more than it's competitors, it boasts a super clean aesthetic, the backplate is fantastic, and the Sapphire logo which lights up looks amazing. 0 RPM fans at idle is a great feature too.
AMD has recently put a lot of effort in their drivers so I think that's a major plus. For the record, I've owned both in the past, and had very little problems with either brands' drivers. I was planning to get the RX 480, but they were in short supply, so I went with the RX 470. GTX 1060 cost almost 100€ more here, and I was afraid of how it would've aged.
Sapphire has done excellent job with this one. The backplate helps with the temps, and overall the cooling is great. It does get a little loud for my taste when gaming, but I think another case fan would help with that.
The card also has the Sapphire logo illuminated with an LED, but I switched that off since it's not visible with the case closed. It also comes with a dual-BIOS switch for silent mode.
I overclocked the card to 1365 MHz core and 1930 MHz memory clock. With no voltage adjustments! I think that's crazy good.
Would buy again.
Pros: Mad overclocker, great performance for the price
Cons: Can't really think of any
Great card. Gives GTX970 performance for a fraction of the cost. Shreds through anything at 1080p at High or Ultra.
It's expensive and runs damn hot, but it's still a good card for the price. I hope the impending GTX 1050 and GTX 1050 Ti forces AMD to lower the price on this damn thing.
Great performing card for a good price. The LED logo can be changed to show the fan speed, PCB temp, or a chosen RGB color. Silent at idle, but a little loader at load.
A great choice for any 1080p gaming build. It looks great, stays cool, is silent (<60°C) and performs fantastically.
The only conceivable issue with this card is it's high power consumption, due tot it's high factory overclock.
Damn fine 1080p card. Gets solid framerates in most demanding titles.
Awesome video card for 1080p gaming
Ah! star of the show! This card is a BEAST! its really cool and power efficient. I was going to buy a 380 at first but then Polaris happened and got one of these bad boy! Works even better when Undervolted kudos to AMD for making such a great card!