R9 390 X2 vs RX 470D

General info

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

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Architecture
GCN 2.0
 
GCN 4.0
GPU code name
Grenada
 
Ellesmere
Market segment
Desktop
 
Desktop
Launch date
3 September 2015 (5 years ago)
 
21 October 2016 (4 years ago)
Launch price (MSRP)
$1,399
 
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Price now
$225 (0.2x MSRP)
 
$7.98

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 cores
2560
 
1792
Core clock speed
1000 MHz
 
926 MHz
Boost clock speed
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1206 MHz
Number of transistors
6,200 million
 
5,700 million
Manufacturing process technology
28 nm
 
14 nm
Thermal design power (TDP)
580 Watt
 
120 Watt
Texture fill rate
160.0
 
135.1
Floating-point performance
2x 5,120 gflops
 
4,322 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).

Interface
PCIe 3.0 x16
 
PCIe 3.0 x16
Length
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241 mm
Supplementary power connectors
4x 8-pin
 
1x 6-pin

Memory

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 type
GDDR5
 
GDDR5
Maximum RAM amount
8 GB
 
4 GB
Memory bus width
512 Bit
 
256 Bit
Memory clock speed
5400 MHz
 
6600 MHz
Memory bandwidth
345.6 GB/s
 
211.2 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 Connectors
2x DVI, 1x HDMI, 1x DisplayPort
 
1x HDMI, 3x DisplayPort
HDMI
+
 
+

API support

APIs supported, including particular versions of those APIs.

DirectX
12 (12_0)
 
12 (12_0)
Shader Model
6.3
 
6.4
OpenGL
4.6
 
4.6
OpenCL
2.0
 
2.0
Vulkan
1.2.131
 
1.2.131

Mining hashrates

Cryptocurrency mining performance of Radeon R9 390 X2 and Radeon RX 470D. Usually measured in megahashes per second.

Ethereum / ETH (DaggerHashimoto)
57 Mh/s
 
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Competitors of Radeon R9 390 X2 from NVIDIA

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Radeon R9 390 X2 from NVIDIA is GeForce GTX TITAN Z.

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Competitors of Radeon RX 470D from NVIDIA

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Radeon RX 470D from NVIDIA is GeForce GTX 1060 6 GB.

Here are some closest NVIDIA rivals to Radeon RX 470D:

Advantages of AMD Radeon R9 390 X2

Wider memory bus (512 vs 256 bit)

More pipelines (2560 vs 1792)

Higher memory bandwidth (345.6 vs 211.2 GB/s)

Advantages of AMD Radeon RX 470D

Much newer (21 October 2016 vs 3 September 2015)

Cheaper ($8 vs $225)

Finer manufacturing process technology (14 vs 28 nm)

Lower power consumption (120W vs 580W), meaning that the rival with higher TDP might require a better cooler or other thermal solution.

So, which one is the better GPU?

Technical City couldn't decide between AMD Radeon R9 390 X2 and AMD Radeon RX 470D. We've got no test results to judge.

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