NVIDIA GeForce GTX 470M vs AMD Radeon RX 550X Mobile

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 470M
AMD Radeon RX 550X Mobile

General info

Comparison of GeForce GTX 470M and Radeon RX 550X Mobile architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
Architecture
Fermi
 
GCN 4.0
Code name
GF104
 
Lexa
Type
Laptop
 
Laptop
Release date
3 September 2010
 
11 April 2018

Technical specs

GeForce GTX 470M and Radeon RX 550X 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 470M and Radeon RX 550X Mobile's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
Pipelines
288
 
640
Core clock speed
1100 MHz
 
1100 MHz
Boost Clock
n/d
 
1287 MHz
Transistor count
1,950 million
 
2,200 million
Manufacturing process technology
40 nm
 
14 nm
Power consumption (TDP)
75 Watt
 
50 Watt
Texture fill rate
19.7 billion / sec
 
n/d
Floating-point performance
616.3 gflops
 
n/d

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on GeForce GTX 470M and Radeon RX 550X 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
 
n/d
Interface
MXM-B (3.0)
 
PCIe 3.0 x8
Supplementary power connectors
None
 
n/d
SLI options
2-way
 
-

Memory

Parameters of memory installed on GeForce GTX 470M and Radeon RX 550X 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
1536 MB
 
n/d
Memory bus width
192 Bit
 
128 Bit
Memory clock speed
1250 MHz
 
6000 MHz
Memory bandwidth
60.0 GB / s
 
n/d
Shared memory
-
 
n/d

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on GeForce GTX 470M and Radeon RX 550X Mobile.
Display Connectors
No outputs
 
No outputs

Technologies

Technological solutions and APIs supported by GeForce GTX 470M and Radeon RX 550X Mobile. You'll probably need this information if you need some particular technology for your purposes.
3D Vision
+
 
-
CUDA
+
 
-
SLI
+
 
n/d

API support

APIs supported by GeForce GTX 470M and Radeon RX 550X Mobile, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX
12 API
 
12.0 (12_0)
OpenGL
4.5
 
4.6
OpenCL
1.1
 
n/d

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of GeForce GTX 470M and Radeon RX 550X Mobile. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

GTX 470M 10.08
RX 550X Mobile 10.84 +7.5%

3DMark 11 Performance GPU

GTX 470M 2003
RX 550X Mobile 5220 +160.6%

3DMark Vantage Performance

GTX 470M 9801
RX 550X Mobile 14630 +49.3%

Gaming performance

Let's see how good GeForce GTX 470M and Radeon RX 550X Mobile are for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS.

Advantages of NVIDIA GeForce GTX 470M

Wider memory bus (192 vs 128 bit)
SLI (Scalable Link Interface - a technology for uniting several NVIDIA GPUs processing power in one PC)
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)

Advantages of AMD Radeon RX 550X Mobile

7.5% faster in synthetic tests
Much newer (11 April 2018 vs 3 September 2010)
More pipelines (640 vs 288)
Finer manufacturing process technology (14 vs 40 nm)
Less power hungry (50 vs 75 watts)

So, GTX 470M or RX 550X Mobile?

Technical City couldn't decide between NVIDIA GeForce GTX 470M and AMD Radeon RX 550X Mobile. The differences in performance seem too small.
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