The slow-motion launch of AMD's Polaris lineup continues with today's launch of the Radeon RX 470 video card. Based on the same Polaris 10 GPU as the Radeon RX 480, this card has 2048 stream processors and 128 TMUs, down from the 2304 stream processors and 144 TMUs found on the RX 480. The card is equipped with 4GB GDDR5 memory, with a frequency of 6.6GHz, and has a 256-bit memory bus.
Price-wise the card is a more expensive than expected, various rumors claimed the card would cost around $149 but now it turns out the actual retail price will be $179. There is no reference design so the pricing depends entirely on AMD's partners, and it seems a lot of versions will cost a lot more. Newegg shows five cards, one model costs $179.99 while the most expensive overclocked model costs $239.99. Just one card out of five is currently in stock, with pricing of $209.99.
Availability seems to be a big issue, especially considering the RX 480 is barely in stock either.
Following the launch of the game-changing Radeon™ RX 480 in June, AMD (NASDAQ: AMD) today unveiled the new Radeon™ RX 470, which delivers AMD’s renowned Polaris architectural DNA and an extraordinary value proposition to an even larger cross-section of the world’s most demanding gamers, with a starting SEP of just $179 USD.
Supercharged with true asynchronous compute, support for high dynamic range monitors and designed from the ground up for low-overhead APIs, the Radeon™ RX 470 delivers on the promise of uncompromised HD gaming with exceptional graphics performance and low power consumption. Details of the new Radeon™ RX 470 graphics card and related technologies are available at AMD's new gamer-focused content portal, Radeon.com.
“We are delivering the next chapter of the Radeon Rebellion with the new Radeon™ RX 470, a GPU which offers brilliant HD gaming and is packed with future-proof technology at an impeccable price,” said Raja Koduri, senior vice president and chief architect, Radeon Technologies Group, AMD. “We’ve defined the Radeon RX lineup with feedback from gamers and enthusiasts who use our graphics technology. They have spoken and we have listened. The Radeon RX 470 is a premium card with compelling features that will entice enthusiasts worldwide.”
The Radeon™ RX 470 dramatically outperforms the previous generation in gaming with its 32 compute units, 2048 stream processors, and up to 4.9 teraflops processing power, yet typical board power is just 120 watts. This produces outstanding gaming with greater than 60 fps at ultra-settings on a wide variety of the latest game titles.