For the in-game benchmarking utility, the following graphics settings were used:
1920×1080 & 2560×1440, Motion Blur:On, Screen Effects:On, Quality: Ultimate,Texture Quality: Ultra,Texture Filter: Anisotropic 16X, Hair Quality: TRESSFX, Anti-Aliasing: FXAA Shadows: Normal, Shadow Resolution: High, Level of Detail: Ultra, Reflections: High, Depth of Field: Ultra, SSAO: Ultra, Post Processing: On, Tessellation: On, High Precision: On
Although TRESSFX is an AMD feature we had it enabled because gamers will want to enjoy it in this title and we have other benchmarks so it all evens out in the end.
At 1080p, the RX 470 hits 80.5FPS and 54.4FPS at 1440p. For 1080p gaming, we’d call this a good result for a lower-end GPU.
The following settings were used in the in-game benchmark:
1920×1080 & 2560×1440, MSAA:8x, Vsync: Off, Quality Setting: Ultra
Hitman Absolution is an older title that still puts the hurt on modern GPUs. The RX 470 trails by less than 4FPS in the benchmarks when compared to the more expensive RX 480.
The in-game benchmark for Bioshock Infinite was set using the following options:
1920×1080 & 2560×1440, DX11, All settings maxed out
The 1440p result for Bioshock Infinite is almost 80FPS which will make for smooth game-play but almost 120FPS at 1080p is something that all gamers should be happy with.
Sniper Elite III
The in-game benchmark for Sniper Elite III was set using the following options:
1920×1080 & 2560×1440, All settings maxed out
No complaints here, Sniper Elite III is usually heavily discounted when on sale and the RX 470 will play it without any dramas at both 1080p and 1440p.
The in-game benchmark for GTA V was run using the following options:
1920×1080 & 2560×1440, DX11, Tessellation: 3, ShadowQuality: 3, ReflectionQuality: 2, Reflection MSAA: 2, SSAO: 2, Anisotropic Filtering: 16x, MSAA: 2x, TextureQuality: 2, ParticleQuality: 2, WaterQuality: 2, GrassQuality: 2, ShaderQuality: 2, Soft Shadows: 1, UltraShadows_Enabled: false, Particle Shadows: on, Shadow Distance: 1, LongShadows: off, Reflection_MipBlur: on, FXAA Enabled, TXAA Disabled, Lighting_FogVolumes: true, Shader_SSA: true, PostFX: 2, DoF: off, MotionBlurStrength: off
GTAV at 1440p is less than ideal and would need to be tweaked for a 60FPS average but at 1080p, the RX 470 is a viable option, averaging a touch under 60 at 59.6FPS.
Tom Clancy’s: The Division
The in-game benchmark for The Division was set using the following options:
1920×1080 & 2560×1440, All settings at Ultra with V-Sync disabled
The Division is a demanding title on “Ultra” with the RX 470 not able to break 50FPS on average but when you notch back to “Very High”, the result is almost 10FPS better on average taking the average on the benchmark just under the magic 60FPS mark at 1080p.
Ashes of the Singularity
The in-game benchmark for Ashes of the Singularity was set using the following options:
1920×1080 & 2560×1440, All settings at Extreme pre-set
The RX 470 was delivering just below the NVIDIA GTX 970 in this DX 12 benchmark but neither card are going to deliver the Extreme graphics setting with consistent smoothness. This is another title where gamers should expect to notch things back in line with the price tag.
The in-game benchmark for Hitman (2016) was set using the following options:
1920×1080 & 2560×1440, All settings at the Ultra pre-set with VSync disabled
Once again, we see the new Polaris GPUs doing well in DX 12. The RX 470 performs in between the NVIDIA GTX 970 and GTX 980 cards with almost 65FPS at 1080p. At this resolution, the game is enjoyable – probably more enjoyable than it should be for a sub $300 card.