For the past few weeks, we’ve been hearing rumors about AMD prepping a new Polaris-based graphics card that would compete against the GeForce GTX 1050 Ti from Nvidia. Known as the Radeon RX 470D, the card is said to feature a cut-down Polaris 10 GPU and might launch with a price close to $149 – $159 US. As of the latest, the RX 470D benchmarks have leaked out on the Chiphell which show the new AMD card destroying Nvidia’s just-launched GTX 1050 Ti.
AMD Radeon RX 470D Benchmarks Leaked; Pitted Against GTX 1050 Ti & GTX 1060 3GB
Here, we have the Radeon RX 470D 4GB Nitro competing against Nvidia’s GeForce GTX 1050 Ti and GTX 1060 3GB graphics cards. The AMD RX 470D beats the GTX 1050 Ti in both the synthetic as well as gaming benchmarks, while performs close to the $199 GTX 1060 3 gig variant.
Looking at the benchmarks above, we can see that the new Polaris 10 based card outperforms Nvidia’s competing solution in all gaming titles, and even manages to beat the GTX 1060 in two popular titles, Deus Ex: Mankind Divided and Hitman 2016. So clearly, AMD isn’t ready to let Nvidia take the crown of budget king, at least with its Pascal architecture.
That being said, we’ll advise you to take these RX 470D benchmarks with the usual grain salt as there’s nothing official yet.
AMD Radeon RX 470D Specifications from XFX
The specs sheet of the new AMD card is sourced back to XFX, revealed by VideoCardz last week. The card known as the XFX Radeon RX 470D-4G15 is based on a cost effective Polaris 10 GPU featuring 1792 stream processors clocked at 1226 MHz. The card has 4GB of GDDR5 memory clocked at 7GHz. It also boasts a double dissipation cooler while the TDP is rated at 110W.
The card is said to feature a single 6-Pin power connector, but the photos show it sporting an 8-Pin connector so we’re not sure about this at the moment. Display outputs include three Display Ports, one HDMI and a single DVI port.
As mentioned above, AMD Radeon RX 470D is expected to be priced around $149 MSRP and could launch in November.