Benchmarks: Overwatch, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

Test System Specs
  • Intel Core i7-6700K @ 4.50 GHz (Skylake)
  • Asrock Z170 Z170 Extreme7+
  • 16GB (2x8GB) DDR4-3000
  • Samsung SSD 850 Pro 2TB
  • Silverstone Strider Series ST1000-G Evolution
  • AMD Crimson Edition 16.7.3
  • Nvidia GeForce Game Ready Driver 368.81
  • Windows 10 Pro 64-bit

The RX 470 breaks the 100fps barrier at 1080p in Overwatch using the ultra quality settings. In fact it is able to maintain inexcess of 100fps. This meant that the RX 470 wasn't a great deal slower than the GTX 970 and RX 480.

Now at 1440p the RX 470 is almost able to match the GTX 970 and again wasn't a great deal slower than the RX 480. It was however much faster than the R9 380 and GTX 960.

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt fans will enjoy what the RX 470 has to offer. At 1080p we saw an average of 59fps with HairWorks disabled which is again comparable to the GTX 970 while not much slower than the R9 390.

Although a 43fps average isn't ideal this is still mighty impressive performance at 1440p for a $180 graphics card. This also means that the RX 470 was able to match the GTX 970.