AMD makes a very strong position in lower-end of the market with RX-400 series, with the sweet spot been the RX 470. As we can see the RX 470 has a very impressive performance to price ratio, it slightly slower than its big brother RX 480 but significantly faster than the RX 460, even though the price is very close I think going for the RX 470 will be a better option for an FHD gaming experience.

Pro Con
  •  Best Price to performance in the segment
  • Great design and built quality
  • AURA Customizable RGB LED
  • Higher factory Overclock
  • Great performance out of the box
  • Option to add a case fan and control them


  • Need to install GPU Tweak II software to get the factory Overclock speeds





Now for ASUS ROG STRIX RX 470 OC makes the deal more attractive with much better performance and quieter operation. The factory overclocks of 1270 MHz compared 1206 MHz reference clock speeds, and the DirectCU cooler also makes the card run much lower temperature of 67 °C with fan noise not noticeable. Also the DirectX 12 and Vulkan performance as expected was very impressive, especially in DOOM the ROG STRIX RX 470 OC catch-up with RX 480’s OpenGL performance. NVIDIA tries to take on the RX 470 with its GTX 1050Ti, but it seems that it fails to take its place. So right now for sub $200 GPU market the RX 470 is the best option for the gamers who want best FPS for their money. The ASUS ROG STRIX RX 470 OC 4GB is a very interesting option, it delivers better performance, and DirectCU cooler kept the GPU at 67°C in near silence. Also, it has some unique feature like GPU control case fan header. Overall the ASUS ROG STRIX RX 470 OC 4GB offer great value and highly recommended, and we are giving it EDITOR’S CHOICE AWARD.