MSI RX 470 GAMING X 8G – Review

The AMD Radeon RX470 Gaming X 8G from MSI, the card is fitted with GDDR5 8GB of graphics memory and this Gaming X 8G model does not come with a backplate and obviously TWIN FROZR VI cooler that once again proves us lower temperatures and better gaming. The card is tied towards a single 8-pin power connector. The card is a dual-slot, dual-fan solution and for something mainstream certainly looks high-end.

Let’s us unbox this beast!

MSI Gaming Series graphics cards are crafted to perfection in pursuit of the ultimate graphics experience for gaming enthusiasts. Based on the revolutionary AMD® Radeon ™ GPU architecture, Gaming X 8G graphics card brings you incredible gaming experience. The TWIN FROZR VI cooling system features heat pipe based cooler and has a pair of heat pipes, one 8mm and one 6mm, that flatten out as they go over the nickel-plated copper contact plate to improve thermal transfer. A pair of 95mm Torx 2.0 fans feature dispersion blades in addition to the standard blades on each of the fans. Together with Twin Fozr VI fin array to deliver an effective heat dissipation capacity for higher performance at lower temperatures.

Display connectivity options include a DVI port, two HDMI ports and two DisplayPorts.

One of the downsides of this card, MSI didn’t include backplate plate.

The card has a 110 Watt rated TDP, 75 Watts is delivered through the PCIe slot and another 35 Watts through the single 8-pin PEG (PCI Express graphics) power connector.

MSI RX 470 Gaming X 8G Specifications:

Graphics Processing Unit
Radeon™ RX 470
Interface
PCI Express x16 3.0
Boost / Base Core Clock
Boost Clock
1254 MHz (OC Mode)
1242 MHz (Gaming Mode)
1206 MHz (Silent Mode)
Memory Size (MB)
8192
Memory Type
GDDR5
Memory Interface
256-bit
Memory Clock Speed (MHz)
6600 MHz (OC Mode)
6600 MHz (Gaming Mode)
6600 MHz (Silent Mode)
Output
DisplayPort x 2 (version 1.4 Ready)
HDMI x 2(version 2.0b)
DL-DVI-D
Virtual Reality Ready
Y
Maximum Displays
4
HDCP Support
Y
DirectX Version Support
12
OpenGL Version Support
4.5
Multi-GPU Technology
Crossfire™, 2-Way
Card Dimension(mm)
276 x 140 x 37
Card Weight (g)
774
Power consumption (W)
110
Recommended PSU (W)
450
Power Connectors
8-pin x 1

 

System Configure
Processor Intel Xeon E5-2683 v4 -16 Cores/ 32Threads
Ram Crucial 16GB Kit (8GBx2) DDR4 2133 ECC
Motherboard AsRock X99 Extreme 6
Power Supply Power PC & Cooling 850W Gold
OS Windows 10 Professional Build 15014
Driver 17.1.1

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MSI RX 470 GAMING X 8G – Review
  • Award - 90

Final word and conclusion:

Pros:
- Military Class IV Component
- Solid gaming performance
- Custom PCB design
- Extremely cool
- LED color to match your theme

Cons:
- No backplate
- Price
- Overkill with 8GB Video memory

MSI RX 480 Gaming X 8GB GDDR5 $459
MSI RX 470 Gaming X 8GB GDDR5 $399

The MSI RX 470 Gaming X 8GB is a good choice for gamers at the price of $399 and I suggest you go ahead with RX 480 with a top up price $60. In fact the RX 470 Gaming X 8G is actually one of the quietest graphics cards we have tested.

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