NVIDIA GeForce MX150 vs AMD Radeon R9 M470

NVIDIA GeForce MX150
AMD Radeon R9 M470

General info

Comparison of GeForce MX150 and Radeon R9 M470 architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
Architecture
Pascal
 
GCN 2
Code name
N17S-G1
 
Saturn
Type
Laptop
 
Laptop
Release date
16 May 2017
 
14 May 2016

Technical specs

GeForce MX150 and Radeon R9 M470's general performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU core clock, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of GeForce MX150 and Radeon R9 M470's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
Pipelines
384
 
768
Core clock speed
1468 MHz
 
1000 MHz
Boost Clock
1532 MHz
 
no data
Transistor count
1,800 million
 
2,080 million
Manufacturing process technology
14 nm
 
28 nm
Power consumption (TDP)
25 Watt
 
no data
Texture fill rate
35.23 GTexel / s
 
48 GTexel / s
Floating-point performance
1,127 gflops
 
1,536 gflops

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on GeForce MX150 and Radeon R9 M470 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
PCIe 3.0 x16
 
PCIe 3.0 x16
Supplementary power connectors
None
 
no data

Memory

Parameters of memory installed on GeForce MX150 and Radeon R9 M470: 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
4 GB
 
4 GB
Memory bus width
64 Bit
 
128 Bit
Memory clock speed
6008 MHz
 
6000 MHz
Memory bandwidth
48.06 GB / s
 
96 GB / s
Shared memory
-
 
-

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on GeForce MX150 and Radeon R9 M470.
Display Connectors
No outputs
 
No outputs

Technologies

Technological solutions and APIs supported by GeForce MX150 and Radeon R9 M470. You'll probably need this information if you need some particular technology for your purposes.
Multi Monitor
+
 
no data
DirectCompute 5.0
no data
 
+

API support

APIs supported by GeForce MX150 and Radeon R9 M470, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX
DirectX 12_1
 
DirectX 12 FL11_1, Shader 5.0
OpenGL
4.6
 
4.6
Vulkan
+
 
-

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of GeForce MX150 and Radeon R9 M470. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

GeForce MX150 6.74
R9 M470 6.92 +2.7%

3DMark Cloud Gate GPU

GeForce MX150 19132
R9 M470 24365 +27.4%

3DMark Fire Strike Score

GeForce MX150 3104
R9 M470 3415 +10%

3DMark Fire Strike Graphics

GeForce MX150 3488
R9 M470 3655 +4.8%

Passmark

GeForce MX150 2373
R9 M470 2435 +2.6%

Gaming performance

Let's see how good GeForce MX150 and Radeon R9 M470 are for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS.

Advantages of NVIDIA GeForce MX150

Much newer (16 May 2017 vs 14 May 2016)
Finer manufacturing process technology (14 vs 28 nm)
Vulkan (a contemporary API for graphics acceleration, based on now-discontinued Mantle)
Multi Monitor
OpenGL 4.5

Advantages of AMD Radeon R9 M470

2.7% faster in synthetic tests
Wider memory bus (128 vs 64 bit)
More pipelines (768 vs 384)
Higher memory bandwidth (96 vs 48.06 GB/s)
DirectCompute 5.0
OpenCL (Open Computing Language - an API for GPU usage in arbitrary calculations, e.g. for physics simulation)

So, MX150 or R9 M470?

Technical City couldn't decide between NVIDIA GeForce MX150 and AMD Radeon R9 M470. The differences in performance seem too small.
Should you still have questions on choice between GeForce MX150 and Radeon R9 M470, ask them in Comments section, and we shall answer.

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