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Michael G.

Michael G.

Joined on 03/01/07

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Nice little card

XFX Radeon RX 470 4GB GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 Single Fan Edition

2048 Stream Processors

1226 MHz Core Clock

4GB 256-Bit GDDR5

6600 MHz Effective Memory Clock

PCI Express 3.0 Video Card RX-470P4SFD5
XFX Radeon RX 470 4GB GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 Single Fan Edition 2048 Stream Processors 1226 MHz Core Clock 4GB 256-Bit GDDR5 6600 MHz Effective Memory Clock PCI Express 3.0 Video Card RX-470P4SFD5

Pros: I purchased this card 1/4/17 to replace my MSI 5770. Even though the card still works great, I was looking for a bit more. I use my PC solely for Iracing. There were a couple of reasons for me to go this route. 1. The size of the card is perfect for my small case. 2. The reviews I read here. I never considered XFX before but said okay let's try. 3. My Previous graphics card was running out of memory on higher demanding tracks that Iracing has to offer. To compensate for the lack of the memory, the graphics would get washed out. 4. lastly I wanted a six pin connector card, like what I had before. I will post below the problems I had with the card and so forth but I want to say once I got this card sorted out. My PC runs like butter, even using the same graphic settings as my 5770, the graphics are incredibly crisper and more vibrant, also the card runs ultra cool (see below).

Cons: Here are the problems I had with the card. Once i installed the card in my PC, updated the drivers, etc. I started to get random black screens loss of DVI connection. I tried finding a solution online to no avail. I had to keep dropping the graphic settings lower and lower to a point where I had the setting's lower than what I had originally with. I was not happy with this so I did some of my own investigating. I opened Wattman and I ran Iracing along with Wattman and I found when the card hit 64 degrees C. I would get the black screen no DVI connection. I confirmed this several more times. I went into Wattman and did a custom fan adjustment. Now my PC when it hit's 58 degrees C, the fan kicks on and does whatever it takes to drop the temp down to 50 degree's C and then the fan regulates itself to keep the card at that temp. I have had no problems since that. I sent XFX neweggsupport a long letter asking if this was normal, yes they did get back to me twice promptly. I really was not impressed with their answer's. I do not want to send the card back just because as of now the card run perfect and I do not want to have to install my previous card all over again, also who know's maybe I will get a card that is a DOA or have other issues. Might sound petty, but my PC is running great. BTW I am running the 16.12.1 drivers. Here are my PC specs below. I5-750 16 MB of Ram This card OCZ power supply Windows 7 64 Bit

Overall Review: Other opinions? I was thinking at the time before making this purchase about getting a 1050 TI. I went this route because I have had great success with my 5770 since 2010, why go a different route? As of now, I do not regret my purchase.