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SAPPHIRE NITRO+ Radeon RX 470 100407NT+4GOCL 4GB 256-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready Video Card
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: -When it works, it works well.

Fast Framerates. Pretty much on par with the RX 480.

-Fairly Quiet

I never heard it over my case fans.

-Sexy looking

Cons: -Constantly crashes to a blank single color screen

Sometimes it's black, sometimes another color, but it always requires a hard reset.

-When it didn't crash it would sometimes only show 1/4th the screen

Required a reset of display settings, which wasn't easy to achieve with only 1/4th the top left screen.

-Random graphical anomalies between resets

Strange bands or other artifacts that distorted the screen requiring another reset.

-3 different drivers all had no effect on the stability of this card

The same issues were present on all 3 of the latest drivers I tried. Earlier drivers than that don't seem to work with this model. This suggests to me there may be something inherently wrong with the card I received.

Other Thoughts: Overall I really liked the card, but it just didn't have any stability. I am returning it in favor of an RX 480, which I know first-hand from someone else doesn't have the problems this 470 had. Whether or not you will have the same experience, I don't know, but I can't game like this. If it's just a driver problem, Sapphire should have worked with AMD before releasing the product, because none of the available drivers work.

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SAPPHIRE NITRO+ Radeon RX 470 100407NT+4GOCL 4GB 256-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready Video Card
  • Verified Owner
  • neweggOwned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: -When it works, it works well.

Fast Framerates. Pretty much on par with the RX 480.

-Fairly Quiet

I never heard it over my case fans.

-Sexy looking

Cons: -Constantly crashes to a blank single color screen

Sometimes it's black, sometimes another color, but it always requires a hard reset.

-When it didn't crash it would sometimes only show 1/4th the screen

Required a reset of display settings, which wasn't easy to achieve with only 1/4th the top left screen.

-Random graphical anomalies between resets

Strange bands or other artifacts that distorted the screen requiring another reset.

-3 different drivers all had no effect on the stability of this card

The same issues were present on all 3 of the latest drivers I tried. Earlier drivers than that don't seem to work with this model. This suggests to me there may be something inherently wrong with the card I received.

Other Thoughts: Overall I really liked the card, but it just didn't have any stability. I am returning it in favor of an RX 480, which I know first-hand from someone else doesn't have the problems this 470 had. Whether or not you will have the same experience, I don't know, but I can't game like this. If it's just a driver problem, Sapphire should have worked with AMD before releasing the product, because none of the available drivers work.

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SAPPHIRE NITRO+ Radeon RX 470 100407NT+4GOCL 4GB 256-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready Video Card
  • Verified Owner
  • neweggOwned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: -When it works, it works well.

Fast Framerates. Pretty much on par with the RX 480.

-Fairly Quiet

I never heard it over my case fans.

-Sexy looking

Cons: -Constantly crashes to a blank single color screen

Sometimes it's black, sometimes another color, but it always requires a hard reset.

-When it didn't crash it would sometimes only show 1/4th the screen

Required a reset of display settings, which wasn't easy to achieve with only 1/4th the top left screen.

-Random graphical anomalies between resets

Strange bands or other artifacts that distorted the screen requiring another reset.

-3 different drivers all had no effect on the stability of this card

The same issues were present on all 3 of the latest drivers I tried. Earlier drivers than that don't seem to work with this model. This suggests to me there may be something inherently wrong with the card I received.

Other Thoughts: Overall I really liked the card, but it just didn't have any stability. I am returning it in favor of an RX 480, which I know first-hand from someone else doesn't have the problems this 470 had. Whether or not you will have the same experience, I don't know, but I can't game like this. If it's just a driver problem, Sapphire should have worked with AMD before releasing the product, because none of the available drivers work.

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Thomas H.'s Profile

Display Name: Thomas H.

Date Joined: 09/17/05

  • Reviews: 12
  • Helpfulness: 11
  • First Review: 10/28/11
  • Last Review: 08/20/16
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