PowerColor RED DEVIL RX 470 Review

👤by David Mitchelson Comments 📅05-08-16

After already taking an in-depth look at the RED DEVIL RX 480 and being impressed, we can whole heartedly report a similar story with the RED DEVIL RX 470.

PowerColor’s cooling solution on RED DEVIL RX 470 once again delivers on low-noise. Under load the cooling fans emit very little noise, which again is the key objective with the RED DEVIL series. We also found it very encouraging that our cooler didn’t exceed 70 degrees after sustained gaming sessions – pointing to great thermal performance too.

As you’ll see over on the preceding pages, the 3D performance from PowerColor’s RED DEVIL RX 470 is the showstopper. In some of the benchmarks our card outperformed AMD’s reference RX 480. Against NVIDIA’s cohort, there is a clear advantage with choosing such an AMD card for DX12 usage, particularly when the Vulkan API is being utilised. RED DEVIL RX 470 is undoubtedly an excellent 1080p performer – the results against the cost revealing one of the best value for money cards we’ve yet tested.

When we reviewed the RED DEVIL RX 480 we highlighted the upside-down logo on the outer edge of the card and we’re baffled to see its presence on the RX 470 version too. Once again, PowerColor assure us that in the revised retail editions this should be ironed out.

RED DEVIL RX 470’s price is the major talking point as it hits shelves at just £199 GBP / $199 USD – making it possible for gamers who want to enjoy DX12 titles at high detail presets using 1080p resolution. The RED DEVIL RX 470 along with all its features is backed by a generous 3-year warranty; something which will quite obviously seal the deal.

Gamers who desire above all things the ‘best bang for buck’ should look no further – PowerColor’s RED DEVIL RX 470 arrives with a strong feature-set, performs brilliantly and is amazing value for money!


+ Great performance
+ Features two-state modes
+ Comes with factory overclock
+ Low-noise
+ Overclocks even further
+ Amazing value
+ DirectX 12 ready
+ 3-year warranty

- No option for LEDs
- Emblem upside down?!

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