AMD Radeon RX 470 Review: Polaris Gets Even More Affordable
RX 470 Time Spy And Steam VR Performance
3DMark Time Spy is a new DirectX 12 benchmark test from Futuremark. It features a DirectX 12 engine, built from the ground up, to support bleeding-edge features like asynchronous compute, explicit multi-adapter, and multi-threading. Time Spy is designed to test the DirectX 12 performance of the latest graphics cards using a variety of techniques and varied visual sequences. This benchmark was developed with input from AMD, Intel, Microsoft, NVIDIA, and the other members of the Futuremark Benchmark Development Program, to showcase the potential of close-to-the-metal, low-overhead APIs like DirectX 12.
3DMark Time Spy
We have just recently begun to compile numbers with Time Spy, and had to burn through testing in a relatively short period of time for this one, so we only have comparisons with a handful of cards here. Nonetheless, the RX 470 still lands where it should -- ahead of the entry-level GeForces, but behind the RX 480.
Steam VR Performance Test
The Radeon RX 470 just misses the mark for being VR Ready according to Steam VR benchmark, but it does land in the VR Capable category. With some overclocking and driver tuning, however, we wouldn't be surprised of the RX 470 breaks through that 6.0 mark.