PowerColor has unveiled its latest graphics card called the Radeon RX 470 Red Dragon V2; which it claims to be a ‘cost-effective’ variant of the former RX 470 Red Dragon. Prior to this, the company had also released its flagship RX 480 Red Devil graphics card in mid-July.
Unlike PowerColor’s original RX 470 Red Dragon that featured dual cooling fans, the RX 470 Red Dragon V2 features just one. Coupled with the cooler is an aluminium heatsink, a copper core, and two copper heatpipes which are in direct contact with the GPU. In addition, the aluminium heatsink is also responsible for cooling the VRMs as well.
When it comes to performance, sources claim that PowerColor’s Radeon RX 470 Red Dragon V2 is factory overclocked. Specification-wise, the graphics card features base and boost GPU clock speeds of 926MHz and 1206MHz respectively. Memory clock speed is rated at 1650MHz. Besides that, the RX 470 Red Dragon V2 will come with a VRAM count of 4GB.
As one would expect, the PowerColor RX 470 Red Dragon V2 – being a cost-effective graphics card – isn’t designed to be aesthetically pleasing to the eye. The design of the graphics card along with its matte black and metallic colour scheme can perhaps be simplified into one word: practical.
Regardless, PowerColor’s RX 470 Red Dragon V2 is expected to be slapped with a modest price tag of around US$170 (about RM750). Local price and date of availability of this graphics card was not announced as of yet.