Radeon RX 470 Linux Tests Are Forthcoming
Written by Michael Larabel in Radeon on 4 August 2016 at 10:08 AM EDT. 23 Comments
Linux OpenGL/OpenCL/Vulkan benchmarks of the AMD Radeon RX 470 will be published on Phoronix in the days ahead.

Today's the launch day for the Radeon RX 470 and the Windows reviews went up an hour ago. The RX 470 is based on the Polaris10 similar to the RX 480 while having 4.9 TFLOPS peak performance, 120 Watt power draw, 32 compute units, 2048 stream processors, and GDDR5 video memory. The RX 470 is targeting the sub-$200 range but some early models are a bit more than that and closer in price to the RX 480 4GB models.

While AMD sent out a Radeon RX 480 for launch-day Linux benchmarking, unfortunately, they didn't repeat that for the RX 470 launch. Thus today there's no launch-day Linux numbers to share.

Since AMD hasn't been communicating with me about the RX 460/470, this morning I ordered the SAPPHIRE NITRO+ Radeon RX 470 4GB model from NewEgg.com. I didn't yet see any in stock on Amazon and this SAPPHIRE NITRO+ Radeon RX 470 4GB was one of the few and cheapest available via NewEgg.

The SAPPHIRE NITRO+ Radeon RX 470 4GB model is $209 USD [SAPPHIRE NITRO+ Radeon RX 470 100407NT+4GOCL] and when it came to taxes and shipping, I'm in for $239.86 USD, only a few dollars less than a RX 480.

Anyhow, it looks like this Radeon RX 470 will arrive this weekend or Monday and then I'll jump on a fresh NVIDIA vs. AMD Linux graphics card comparison with my assortment of hardware with OpenGL, OpenCL, and Vulkan benchmarks. Stay tuned for my RX 470 Linux tests next week.
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