Friday, November 18th 2016

PowerColor Intros the Radeon RX 470 Red Dragon V2 Graphics Card

PowerColor unveiled the Radeon RX 470 Red Dragon V2 4 GB graphics card (model: AXRX470 4GBD5-3DHDV2/OC). A cost-effective variant of the original RX 470 Red Dragon, this card features a simpler single-fan cooling solution. The cooler features an aluminium fin-heatsink milled from a single chunk of metal; with a copper core, and two copper heat pipes that make direct contact with the GPU, quickly pushing heat to the edges of the heatsink. This heatsink also makes contact with the VRM MOSFETs. A single 100 mm fan ventilates the heatsink.

The PowerColor Radeon RX 470 Red Dragon V2 is factory-overclocked, with engine clocks up to 1206 MHz, and 6.60 GHz (GDDR5-effective) memory; which are the same as the original (dual-fan) RX 470 Red Dragon. The card features 4 GB of GDDR5 memory across the chip's 256-bit wide memory interface. Based on the Polaris 10 "Ellesmere" silicon, the Radeon RX 470 features 2,048 stream processors, 128 TMUs, and 32 ROPs. The card draws power from a single 6-pin PCIe power connector. PowerColor could price this card around the $170 mark.
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5 Comments on PowerColor Intros the Radeon RX 470 Red Dragon V2 Graphics Card

#1
owen10578
Why not call it something else? V2 sounds like a more expensive and better product instead of a cheaper more cost effective product.
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cryohellinc
owen10578 said:
Why not call it something else? V2 sounds like a more expensive and better product instead of a cheaper more cost effective product.
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owen10578
cryohellinc said:
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Yeah but wouldn't this make people think its more expensive when they hear the name?
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ShurikN
Can this single fan actually cool it down?
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EntropyZ
ShurikN said:
Can this single fan actually cool it down?
Also the aluminium amount behind the shroud, at least the heatsink makes contact with the MOSFETs. I'd avoid any RX 470/480's with a single fan like the plague. I doubt the two copper heatpipes make up for the single-fan solution.
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