NVIDIA GeForce GTX 470 vs MX250
Comparison of GeForce GTX 470 and GeForce MX250 architecture, market type and release date.
GeForce GTX 470 and GeForce MX250'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 470 and GeForce MX250's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
Core clock speed
Manufacturing process technology
Power consumption (TDP)
Maximum GPU temperature
Texture fill rate
Compatibility, dimensions and requirements
Information on GeForce GTX 470 and GeForce MX250 compatibility with other computer components. Useful when choosing a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. For desktop video cards it's interface and bus (motherboard compatibility), additional power connectors (power supply compatibility). 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.
16x PCI-E 2.0
PCIe 2.0 x16
PCIe 3.0 x16
9.5" (241 mm) (24.1 cm)
4.376" (111 mm) (11.1 cm)
Supplementary power connectors
Parameters of memory installed on GeForce GTX 470 and GeForce MX250: 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.
Maximum RAM amount
Memory bus width
Memory clock speed
1674 MHz (3348 data rate)
Video outputs and ports
Types and number of video connectors present on GeForce GTX 470 and GeForce MX250. As a rule, this section is relevant only for desktop reference video cards, since for notebook ones the availability of certain video outputs depends on the laptop model.
2x DVI, 1x mini-HDMI
Two Dual Link DVIMini HDMI
Multi monitor support
Maximum VGA resolution
Audio input for HDMI
Technological solutions and APIs supported by GeForce GTX 470 and GeForce MX250. You'll probably need this information if you need some particular technology for your purposes.
APIs supported by GeForce GTX 470 and GeForce MX250, sometimes including their particular versions.
Non-gaming benchmarks performance of GeForce GTX 470 and GeForce MX250. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.
Overall benchmark performance
GTX 470 14.36 +20.9%
GeForce MX250 11.88
3DMark Cloud Gate GPU
GTX 470 25757 +17.4%
GeForce MX250 21943
3DMark Fire Strike Score
GTX 470 2396
GeForce MX250 3254 +35.8%
3DMark Fire Strike Graphics
GTX 470 2758
GeForce MX250 3662 +32.8%
3DMark 11 Performance GPU
GTX 470 4342
GeForce MX250 4614 +6.3%
3DMark Vantage Performance
GTX 470 16753 +1.6%
GeForce MX250 16488
GTX 470 3112 +20.8%
GeForce MX250 2576
Cryptocurrency mining performance of GeForce GTX 470 and GeForce MX250. Usually measured in megahashes per second.
Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256)
Let's see how good GeForce GTX 470 and GeForce MX250 are for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS.
Advantages of NVIDIA GeForce GTX 470
20.9% faster in synthetic tests
Wider memory bus (320 vs 64 bit)
More pipelines (448 vs 384)
Higher memory bandwidth (133.9 vs 48.06 GB/s)
PhysX (hardware acceleration of physical simulation engine named PhysX)
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 Surround
Advantages of NVIDIA GeForce MX250
Much newer (21 February 2019 vs 26 March 2010)
Finer manufacturing process technology (14 vs 40 nm)
Less power hungry (10 vs 215 watts)
OpenCL 1.2 (Open Computing Language - an API for GPU usage in arbitrary calculations, e.g. for physics simulation)
GPU Boost 3.0
So, GTX 470 or MX250?
Judging by the results of synthetic and gaming tests, Technical City recommends NVIDIA GeForce GTX 470.
Be aware that GeForce GTX 470 is a desktop card while GeForce MX250 is a notebook one.
Should you still have questions on choice between GeForce GTX 470 and GeForce MX250, ask them in Comments section, and we shall answer.