Packaging and Overview
The ASUS ROG STRIX RX 470 OC comes in a cardboard box with card picture and branding on top and details at the back.
Inside of the box, we find the card itself with Speed Setup guide, the driver disk, one Velcro strips for cable management and one World of Warship premium key voucher.
The first impression of the card is ASUS has designed an entirely new cooler for their RX 470 with two large “Wing-Blade” fans and plastic shroud, but out of the box has no colored highlights, though you can use included stickers add some red accent into it.
On the backside, the card didn’t have a backplate but feature a mat-black PCB.
On the top side, we can see a metal bracket that helps any kind GPU-sag. At the right-side, we find a single 6-pin power connector and on the shroud a ROG eye which is RGB illuminated.
At the back side, we will find a single PWM case fan connector for GPU-controlled fan speed to give maximum air flow.
The display output includes two DVI-D, one HDMI 2.0 and one Display Port.
The cooler is attached by 4 screws, to remove the cooler completely you need to disconnect two power connectors, one for the fans and one for LEDs.
The DirectCU cooler features two 6mm heat pipes which make direct contact with the GPU, and the heat pipes help to spread the heat to the entire aluminum heat sink that almost the same size as the card.
The ASUS ROG STRIX RX 470 OC feature a full custom PCB and their high-quality components, with 4-phase VRM design. Also, VRMs are covered by a small heatsink to cool them. In the center of the card, we can see AMD’s Polaris 10 chip sounded by memory modules.