NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 SLI Mobile vs AMD Radeon RX 470 Mobile

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 SLI Mobile
AMD Radeon RX 470 Mobile

General info

Comparison of GeForce GTX 1080 SLI Mobile and Radeon RX 470 Mobile architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
35.28
 
63.92
Architecture
Pascal
 
GCN 4.0
Code name
Pascal GP104 SLI
 
Ellesmere
Type
Laptop
 
Laptop
Release date
16 August 2016
 
4 August 2016
Launch price (MSRP)
no data
 
$549.99
Price now
$767
 
$186

Technical specs

GeForce GTX 1080 SLI Mobile and Radeon RX 470 Mobile's general performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU core clock, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of GeForce GTX 1080 SLI Mobile and Radeon RX 470 Mobile's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
Pipelines
5120
 
2048
Core clock speed
1556 MHz
 
926 MHz
Boost Clock
1733 MHz
 
1074 MHz
Transistor count
14400 Million
 
5,700 million
Manufacturing process technology
16 nm
 
14 nm
Power consumption (TDP)
no data
 
85 Watt
Texture fill rate
no data
 
137.5
Floating-point performance
no data
 
4,399 gflops

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on GeForce GTX 1080 SLI Mobile and Radeon RX 470 Mobile compatibility with other computer components. Useful when choosing a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. For notebook video cards it's notebook size, connection slot and bus, if the video card is inserted into a slot instead of being soldered to the notebook motherboard.
Laptop size
large
 
large
Interface
no data
 
MXM-B (3.0)

Memory

Parameters of memory installed on GeForce GTX 1080 SLI Mobile and Radeon RX 470 Mobile: its type, size, bus, clock and resulting bandwidth. Note that GPUs integrated into processors don't have dedicated memory and use a shared part of system RAM.
Memory type
GDDR5
 
GDDR5
Maximum RAM amount
2x 8 GB
 
8 GB
Memory bus width
2x 256 Bit
 
256 Bit
Memory clock speed
10000 MHz
 
7000 MHz
Memory bandwidth
no data
 
224.0 GB/s
Shared memory
-
 
-

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on GeForce GTX 1080 SLI Mobile and Radeon RX 470 Mobile.
Display Connectors
no data
 
No outputs
G-SYNC support
+
 
-

Technologies

Technological solutions and APIs supported by GeForce GTX 1080 SLI Mobile and Radeon RX 470 Mobile. You'll probably need this information if you need some particular technology for your purposes.
FreeSync
-
 
+
3D Vision
+
 
-
GPU Boost
+
 
no data
VR Ready
+
 
no data
CUDA
+
 
-
SLI
+
 
no data
GeForce Experience
+
 
no data
Surround
+
 
no data
Multi-Projection
+
 
no data
Multi Monitor
+
 
no data
DisplayPort 1.3 HBR / 1.4 HDR Ready
no data
 
+
Adaptive Vertical Sync
+
 
no data
HDMI 2.0b
no data
 
+

API support

APIs supported by GeForce GTX 1080 SLI Mobile and Radeon RX 470 Mobile, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX
DirectX 12 (FL 12_1)
 
12 (12_0)
OpenGL
no data
 
4.6
Vulkan
+
 
-

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of GeForce GTX 1080 SLI Mobile and Radeon RX 470 Mobile. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

GTX 1080 SLI Mobile 99.01 +127.6%
RX 470 Mobile 43.50

3DMark Fire Strike Score

GTX 1080 SLI Mobile 22106 +146.7%
RX 470 Mobile 8961

3DMark Fire Strike Graphics

GTX 1080 SLI Mobile 39902 +272.4%
RX 470 Mobile 10715

Gaming performance

Let's see how good GeForce GTX 1080 SLI Mobile and Radeon RX 470 Mobile are for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS.

Advantages of NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 SLI Mobile

127.6% faster (about 2.5 times) in synthetic tests
More pipelines (5120 vs 2048)
Multi-Projection
VR Ready
G-SYNC (removes screen tearing by telling the display when to renew the image. Only works with G-SYNC compatible displays)
Vulkan (a contemporary API for graphics acceleration, based on now-discontinued Mantle)
Multi Monitor
CUDA (Compute Unified Device Architecture - an API for video card computing power usage in tasks different from 3D graphics processing. Can be used for physics simulation for instance)
3D Vision
PhysX (hardware acceleration of physical simulation engine named PhysX)
GeForce Experience (software suite built to manage NVIDIA GPU parameters, and to record and stream game video)
Surround
NVIDIA GameStream
GPU Boost 2.0 (increases NVIDIA GPU voltage and frequency when there's a temperature headroom. Similar to AMD PowerTune)
Adaptive Vertical Sync
SLI (Scalable Link Interface - a technology for uniting several NVIDIA GPUs processing power in one PC)
3D Vision Surround

Advantages of AMD Radeon RX 470 Mobile

Finer manufacturing process technology (14 vs 16 nm)
DisplayPort 1.3 HBR / 1.4 HDR Ready
HDMI 2.0b
AMD FreeSync
FreeSync

So, GTX 1080 SLI Mobile or RX 470 Mobile?

Judging by the results of synthetic and gaming tests, Technical City recommends NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 SLI Mobile.
Should you still have questions on choice between GeForce GTX 1080 SLI Mobile and Radeon RX 470 Mobile, ask them in Comments section, and we shall answer.

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