HD 7470A vs R5 230

Price now 66$
Games supported 49%
AMD Radeon R5 230
Radeon R5 230
  • Interface PCIe 2.0 x16
  • Core clock speed 0
  • Max video memory 4096 MB
  • Memory type DDR3
  • Memory clock speed 0
  • Maximum resolution
AMD Radeon HD 7470A
Radeon HD 7470A
  • Interface MXM-A (3.0)
  • Core clock speed 625 MHz
  • Max video memory 512 MB
  • Memory type GDDR3
  • Memory clock speed 1600 MHz
  • Maximum resolution
Price now no data
Games supported 39%

General info

Comparison of graphics card architecture, market segment, value for money and other general parameters.

Place in performance rating1065not rated
ArchitectureTeraScale 2 (2009−2015)TeraScale 2 (2009−2015)
GPU code nameCaicosCaicos
Market segmentDesktopDesktop
Designreferenceno data
Release date3 April 2014
(8 years old)
5 January 2012
(11 years old)
Current price$66 no data
Value for money

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Technical specs

General performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU core base clock and boost clock speeds, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider their benchmark and gaming test results. Note that power consumption of some graphics cards can well exceed their nominal TDP, especially when overclocked.

Pipelines / CUDA cores160160
Core clock speedno data625 MHz
Number of transistors370 million370 million
Manufacturing process technology40 nm40 nm
Thermal design power (TDP)19 Watt25 Watt
Texture fill rate5.0005.000
Floating-point performance200.0 gflops200.0 gflops

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on 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).

Bus supportPCIe 1.0 x4no data
InterfacePCIe 2.0 x16MXM-A (3.0)
Length168 mmno data
Width1-slotMXM Module
Supplementary power connectorsN/Ano data


Parameters of memory installed: its type, size, bus, clock and resulting bandwidth. Note that GPUs integrated into processors have no dedicated VRAM and use a shared part of system RAM.

Memory typeDDR3GDDR3
Maximum RAM amount4 GB512 MB
Memory bus width64 Bit64 Bit
Memory clock speedno data1600 MHz
Memory bandwidth10.67 GB/s12.8 GB/s

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on the reviewed GPUs. As a rule, data in this section is precise only for desktop reference ones (so-called Founders Edition for NVIDIA chips). OEM manufacturers may change the number and type of output ports, while for notebook cards availability of certain video outputs ports depends on the laptop model rather than on the card itself.

Display Connectors1x DVI, 1x HDMI, 1x VGANo outputs
Eyefinity1no data
HDMI+no data
DisplayPort support-no data


Supported technological solutions. This information will prove useful if you need some particular technology for your purposes.

AppAcceleration-no data
CrossFire1no data
Enduro-no data
HD3D-no data
PowerTune-no data
TrueAudio-no data
ZeroCore-no data
​PowerPlay+no data
DDMA audio-no data

API support

APIs supported, including particular versions of those APIs.

DirectXDirectX® 1111.2 (11_0)
Shader Model5.05.0
Vulkanno dataN/A
Mantle-no data

Advantages and disadvantages

Recency 3 April 2014 5 January 2012
Memory bandwidth 10.67 12.8
Thermal design power (TDP) 19 Watt 25 Watt

Technical City couldn't decide between

AMD Radeon R5 230
Radeon R5 230


AMD Radeon HD 7470A
Radeon HD 7470A

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Competitors of Radeon R5 230 by NVIDIA

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Radeon R5 230 from NVIDIA is GeForce GT 220.

NVIDIA GeForce GT 220 GeForce GT 220

Here are some closest NVIDIA rivals to Radeon R5 230:

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Competitors of Radeon HD 7470A by NVIDIA

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Radeon HD 7470A from NVIDIA is GeForce 9600 GT.

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