SAPPHIRE Radeon™ GRAPHICS CARD

SAPPHIRE NITRO Radeon™ RX 470 4G D5 OC

THE NEW SAPPHIRE NITRO SERIES IS AN EVOLUTION OF OUR MARKET-LEADING, AWARD-WINNING, HIGH-END GRAPHICS CARD TECHNOLOGY – NOW MADE ACCESSIBLE FOR THE PC GAMER. 

Designed from the ground up, we’ve crammed in everything you need (and left out everything you don't) to maximize the gaming experience for your budget. The SAPPHIRE NITRO series boasts a range of features previously reserved for high-end cards, including long-life capacitors and award-winning Black Diamond Chokes, as well as our award-winning cooling solutions. Its sleek, elegant contours have been designed to suit any build. And the latest graphics architecture from AMD ensures fast, reliable gaming, performance tuned for any level of gamer.

So whatever kind of gamer you are, the SAPPHIRE NITRO series offers you the maximum gaming experience for your budget

Virtual Super Resolution

Virtual Super Resolution (VSR) is an AMD feature that is game and engine agnostic to simulate  Super-Sampling Anti-Aliasing (SSAA) in games that do not have native SSAA support. VSR can also be used in conjunction with other native in-game anti-aliasing for even more game graphics-setting control. VSR allows games to render at higher resolutions (up to 4K; see the ‘Virtual Super Resolution Support’ table, below) and then rescales them down to a lower native display resolution. Using this, you can get quality that rivals up to 4K, even on a 1080p display while playing your favorite games.


HDR Ready 

High Dynamic Range (HDR) is a state-of-the-art technology for gamers and cinephiles that care deeply about the display quality of their TV or monitor. Modeled after the acuity of human vision, HDR vastly expands the range of colors and contrast ratios that can be shown by compatible displays. HDR-ready games and movies played on an HDR display appear strikingly sharp, colorful, and vivid, with enhanced contrast and sophisticated nuance compared to even the most stunning SDR content.


VR Friendly

The SAPPHIRE NITRO Gaming Series cards come with Dual HDMI ports, specifically designed to work with VR. By having two HDMI ports, you can have both an HD monitor and cutting-edge VR headset running at the same time.

The ports are HDMI 2.0b, the latest update, with an 18Gbps bandwidth, up to 32 audio channels, and is able to support 4K 50/60 resolutions like 2160P, whilst remaining entirely backwards compatible with older HDMI specifications.


AMD XConnect™ Technology

Plug in and game on with AMD XConnect technology.

Now it’s easier than ever to connect and use an external Radeon™ graphics card. With AMD XConnect™ technology, external GPU enclosures configured with Radeon™ Graphics can easily connect and disconnect to a compatible ultrathin notebook or 2-in 1 over Thunderbolt™ 3 at any time, just like a USB flash drive—a first for external GPUs!


AMD Freesync technology

No stuttering. No tearing. Just gaming.

AMD FreeSync™ technology allows a compatible graphics card and monitor to dynamically change frame rates for the optimum display quality without tearing or stuay.

Industry-Standard Displayport

Freesync uses industry-standard displayport Adaptive-Sync Eliminates screen tearing without all the usual lag and latency

  • Synchronizes the refresh rate of a compatible monitor to the frame rate of your content, however much it varies
  • Monitor partners are validating with drivers from AMD now 

DirectX® 12

DirectX® 12 is a new, “console-like” graphics API from Microsoft® that empowers game developers with more direct and obvious control of PC hardware. This direct or “explicit” control better exposes the hardware resources of AMD Radeon™ GPUs to yield higher hardware throughput and, ultimately, more performance for users. To put it simply: much more efficient hardware through smarter software! At the discretion of a game developer, this superior efficiency can be spent on higher framerates, lower latency (VR), lower power consumption, better image quality, or some calculated balance of all four. In any scenario, gamers stand to benefit greatly from choosing AMD hardware to run their favorite DirectX® 12 game.


NITRO Quick Connect

If there’s a fan problem, you don’t have to return the entire card – SAPPHIRE or our channel partners will send out a replacement fan directly to you! All the SAPPHIRE NITRO + Radeon RX480 and RX470 fans use our Quick Connect system. That means they’re easy to remove, clean and replace, with just one screw holding them securely in place.


AMD Eyefinity Technology

Multidisplay technology for gaming, productivity and entertainment

We are taking you beyond the boundaries of traditional PC displays. AMD Eyefinity technology expands the traditional limits of desktop computing by multiplying your screen area. With multiple monitors, games become more immersive, workstations become more useful and you become more productive (an average of 42% more productive according to one study).

Take your PC games to the next level of reality and immersion. Most modern games look great on three screens, and only AMD Radeon™ graphics offer you the ability to play across five screens for an eye-popping gaming experience. Other combinations and configurations with up to six screens work too.1 Create your dream display.


AMD Crossfire™  

Harness the power of multiple GPUs

AMD CrossFire™ technology is the ultimate multi-GPU performance gaming platform. Unlocking game-dominating power, AMD CrossFire™ harnesses the power of two or more discrete graphics cards working in parallel to dramatically improve gaming performance.1 AMD CrossFire™ technology ready graphics cards fit practically every budget. With the flexibility to combine two, three or four GPUs, AMD CrossFire™ technology is the perfect solution for those who demand extreme performance.


Frame Rate Target Control

Frame Rate Target Control (FRTC) enables users to set a target maximum frame rate when playing an application in full screen mode; the benefit being that FRTC can reduce GPU power consumption (great for games running at frame rates much higher than the display refresh rate) and therefore reduce heat generation and fan speeds/noise on the graphics card.

Frame Rate Target Control caps performance not only in 3D rendered in-game scenes, but also in splash screens, loading screens and menus, where frame rates can often run needlessly into the hundreds of FPS. Users might wish to set a very high cap just to limit wasteful FPS like that seen in menus and such, while still taking advantage of the responsiveness given by FPS well beyond 60.


Intelligent Fan Control


For high-end graphic card users,  we always like to get the best performance, running GPU cooler ,quieter and longer life.

Traditional  graphic cards cooling solutions mainly  focus on keeping GPU at lower operation temperature while balance acoustic for end users to enjoy a quieter gaming experience.  At Sapphire our experienced thermal experts always  fine tuning the fan control table for each graphic card we designs.

With more and more transistors and integration of High bandwidth memory (HBM),  we introduce an even more intelligent scheme to monitor and dynamically  adjust the fan speeds.  This so called IFC (Intelligent Fan Control)  not only limited to  cooling GPU cores but also inputs from HBM , Power control logics (like MOSFETS) .  With integrated SMU,  there is a smart algorithm to received temperature reading from  multiple inputs, i.e., multiple GPUs power cores,   external Bridge control logics, voltage regulator MOSFETs.  It will also take the current  application loading,  environment temperature into consideration.

 

The benefit of this new intelligent  fan control methodology is ,  users can always expect the best performance, quieter environment based on whole graphics systems without need to worry about the manual fan table adjustments. 


GPU 2048 Stream Processors
14 nm FinFET
4th Graphics Core Next (GCN)
1140 MHz  Engine Clock
1236 MHz Boost Engine Clock
Interface PCI-Express 3.0
Memory 256 bit Memory Bus
GDDR5 Memory Type
1750 MHz, 7000 MHz Effective
4 GB Size
BIOS Support UEFI BIOS
Displays Maximum 5 Outputs
Output 1 x DVI-D
2 x HDMI 2.0b
2 x DisplayPort 1.4
Resolution 3840x2160 (120Hz) Pixel DisplayPort Resolution
2560x1600 (60Hz) Pixel Dual Link DVI Resolution
3840×2160p (60 Hz) HDMI Resolution
API OpenGL® 4.5
OpenCL 2.0
DirectX® 12
Shader Model 5.0
Feature AMD CrossFire
FreeSync Technology
AMD Eyefinity
Quad HD Display (4K*2K Support)
AMD Virtual Super Resolution(VSR)
AMD TrueAudio™ Next Technology
Dolby® TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio™ Support
AMD Xconnect ready
DirectX™ 12 Optimized
HDR Ready
Frame Rate Target Control
NITRO Quick Connect system
Dual-X Cooling
Intelligent Fan Control III
Cooling Dual-X fans
Form Factor 2 Part Slot Occupied
230(L)X 126(W)X 41 (H) Dimension /mm
Power Consumption <175W
OS Windows 10 Windows 7 
System Requirement 500 Watt Power Supply (Suggestion)
1 x 8-pin AUX Power Connector
CD-ROM or DVD-ROM drive for installing software
PCI Express® 2.0 or higher version based PC is required with one X16 lane graphics slot available on the motherboard in order for the card to be compatible with.
  • Specifications provided here are for guidance only. Please check with your regional distributor or dealer for latest specifications.
  • Colors of PCB or other components may differ from those illustrated.
  • SAPPHIRE reserves the right to update or revise specifications without prior notice.
  • All trademarks and logos are acknowledged as the property of their respective holders.
GPU 2048 Stream Processors
114 nm FinFET
4th Graphics Core Next (GCN)
1140 MHz  Engine Clock
1216 MHz Boost Engine Clock
Interface PCI-Express 3.0
Memory 256 bit Memory Bus
GDDR5 Memory Type
1750 MHz, 7000 MHz Effective
4 GB Size
BIOS Support UEFI BIOS
Displays Maximum 5 Outputs
Output 1 x DVI-D
2 x HDMI 2.0b
2 x DisplayPort 1.4
Resolution 3840×2160 (120 Hz) Pixel DisplayPort Resolution
2560x1600 (60Hz) Pixel Dual Link DVI Resolution
2560x1600 (60Hz) HDMI Resolution
API OpenGL® 4.5
OpenCL 2.0
DirectX® 12
Shader Model 5.0
Feature AMD CrossFire
FreeSync Technology
AMD Eyefinity
Quad HD Display (4K*2K Support)
AMD Virtual Super Resolution(VSR)
AMD TrueAudio™ Next Technology
Dolby® TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio™ Support
AMD Xconnect ready
DirectX™ 12 Optimized
HDR Ready
Frame Rate Target Control
NITRO Quick Connect system
Dual-X Cooling
Intelligent Fan Control III
Cooling Dual-X fans
Form Factor 2 Part Slot Occupied
230(L)X 126(W)X 41 (H) Dimension /mm
Power Consumption <175W
OS Windows 10 Windows 7 
System Requirement 500 Watt Power Supply (Suggestion)
1 x 8-pin AUX Power Connector
CD-ROM or DVD-ROM drive for installing software
PCI Express® 2.0 or higher version based PC is required with one X16 lane graphics slot available on the motherboard in order for the card to be compatible with.
  • Specifications provided here are for guidance only. Please check with your regional distributor or dealer for latest specifications.
  • Colors of PCB or other components may differ from those illustrated.
  • SAPPHIRE reserves the right to update or revise specifications without prior notice.
  • All trademarks and logos are acknowledged as the property of their respective holders.
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AMD Official Radeon Driver

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Recommend for the systems running Microsoft Windows to obtain the latest official driver for AMD Graphics product. Click on the Download ​link and a web browser prompt should appear. Select Run from the prompt.

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AMD Radeon Software

AMD Radeon Software Crimson Edition 16.11.4 Driver for Windows® 7 64-bit​ 16.40.3211
Article Number: RN-WIN-RADEONCRIMSON16.11.4

Radeon Software Crimson Edition is AMD's revolutionary new graphics software that delivers redesigned functionality, supercharged graphics performances remarkable new features, and innovation that redefines the overall user experience. Every Radeon Software release strives to deliver new features, better performance and stability improvements.

Radeon Software Crimson Edition 16.11.4 Highlights

Support For:

    • Sid Meier's Civilization® VI (DirectX®12)

Fixed Issues

    • H.264 content playback may experience playback issues on internet browsers with hardware acceleration when also running gaming applications or content.
    • Radeon R9 Fury Series products may experience minor graphical corruption in Titanfall™2 when inside a titan.

Known Issues

    • A few game titles may fail to launch, experience performance issues or crash if the third party application "Raptr" has its game overlay enabled. A workaround is to disable the overlay if this is experienced.
    • DOOM™ may experience a crash when launched using the Vulkan™ API on some Graphics Core Next products.
    • DOTA™2 may experience a crash when launched using the Vulkan™ API on some Graphics Core Next products.
    • Flickering may be experience while playing Overwatch™ in the main menu or viewing character models using AMD CrossFire mode.
    • FIFA 17™ may experience an application hang or black screen on launch for some select Hybrid Graphics or AMD PowerXpress mobile configurations.
    • H.264 content may experience blocky corruption when streaming using P2P content players on some Radeon RX 400 series graphics products.

Package Contents
The Radeon Software Crimson Edition 16.11.4 installation package contains the following:

    • Radeon Software Crimson Edition 16.11.4 Driver Version 16.40.3211

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File Size: 292MB

Windows 7 (64-bit)
AMD Radeon Software Crimson Edition 16.11.4 Driver for Windows® 8.1 64-bit​ 16.40.3211
Article Number: RN-WIN-RADEONCRIMSON16.11.4

Radeon Software Crimson Edition is AMD's revolutionary new graphics software that delivers redesigned functionality, supercharged graphics performances remarkable new features, and innovation that redefines the overall user experience. Every Radeon Software release strives to deliver new features, better performance and stability improvements.

Radeon Software Crimson Edition 16.11.4 Highlights

Support For:

    • Sid Meier's Civilization® VI (DirectX®12)

Fixed Issues

    • H.264 content playback may experience playback issues on internet browsers with hardware acceleration when also running gaming applications or content.
    • Radeon R9 Fury Series products may experience minor graphical corruption in Titanfall™2 when inside a titan.

Known Issues

    • A few game titles may fail to launch, experience performance issues or crash if the third party application "Raptr" has its game overlay enabled. A workaround is to disable the overlay if this is experienced.
    • DOOM™ may experience a crash when launched using the Vulkan™ API on some Graphics Core Next products.
    • DOTA™2 may experience a crash when launched using the Vulkan™ API on some Graphics Core Next products.
    • Flickering may be experience while playing Overwatch™ in the main menu or viewing character models using AMD CrossFire mode.
    • FIFA 17™ may experience an application hang or black screen on launch for some select Hybrid Graphics or AMD PowerXpress mobile configurations.
    • H.264 content may experience blocky corruption when streaming using P2P content players on some Radeon RX 400 series graphics products.

Package Contents
The Radeon Software Crimson Edition 16.11.4 installation package contains the following:

    • Radeon Software Crimson Edition 16.11.4 Driver Version 16.40.3211

Download

File Size: 243MB

Windows 8.1 (64-bit)
AMD Radeon Software Crimson Edition 16.11.4 Driver for Windows® 10 64-bit​ 16.40.3211
Article Number: RN-WIN-RADEONCRIMSON16.11.4

Radeon Software Crimson Edition is AMD's revolutionary new graphics software that delivers redesigned functionality, supercharged graphics performances remarkable new features, and innovation that redefines the overall user experience. Every Radeon Software release strives to deliver new features, better performance and stability improvements.

Radeon Software Crimson Edition 16.11.4 Highlights

Support For:

    • Sid Meier's Civilization® VI (DirectX®12)

Fixed Issues

    • H.264 content playback may experience playback issues on internet browsers with hardware acceleration when also running gaming applications or content.
    • Radeon R9 Fury Series products may experience minor graphical corruption in Titanfall™2 when inside a titan.

Known Issues

    • A few game titles may fail to launch, experience performance issues or crash if the third party application "Raptr" has its game overlay enabled. A workaround is to disable the overlay if this is experienced.
    • DOOM™ may experience a crash when launched using the Vulkan™ API on some Graphics Core Next products.
    • DOTA™2 may experience a crash when launched using the Vulkan™ API on some Graphics Core Next products.
    • Flickering may be experience while playing Overwatch™ in the main menu or viewing character models using AMD CrossFire mode.
    • FIFA 17™ may experience an application hang or black screen on launch for some select Hybrid Graphics or AMD PowerXpress mobile configurations.
    • H.264 content may experience blocky corruption when streaming using P2P content players on some Radeon RX 400 series graphics products.

Package Contents
The Radeon Software Crimson Edition 16.11.4 installation package contains the following:

    • Radeon Software Crimson Edition 16.11.4 Driver Version 16.40.3211

Download

File Size: 211MB

Windows 10 (64-bit)
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