AMD Radeon R9 M470: specs and benchmarks

AMD Radeon R9 M470

Summary

AMD started Radeon R9 M470 sales 15 May 2016. This is GCN 2.0 architecture notebook card based on 28 nm manufacturing process and primarily aimed at gamers. 4 GB of GDDR5 memory clocked at 6 GHz are supplied, and together with 128 Bit memory interface this creates a bandwidth of 96 GB / s.

Compatibility-wise, this is card attached via PCIe 3.0 x16 interface.

It provides poor gaming and benchmark performance at 12.65 percent of a leader's which is NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 SLI Mobile.

General info

Of Radeon R9 M470's architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
Architecture
GCN 2.0
 
Code name
Emerald
 
Type
Laptop
 
Release date
15 May 2016
 

Technical specs

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 Radeon R9 M470's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
Pipelines
768
 
of 8192 (Radeon Pro Duo)
Core clock speed
900 MHz
 
Boost Clock
1000 MHz
 
Transistor count
2,080 million
 
of 21100
Manufacturing process technology
28 nm
 
of 7
Texture fill rate
48 GTexel / s
 
Floating-point performance
1,536 gflops
 
of 16384 (Radeon Pro Duo)

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on Radeon R9 M470's 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
 
Interface
PCIe 3.0 x16
 

Memory

Parameters of memory installed on 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
 
Maximum RAM amount
4 GB
 
Memory bus width
128 Bit
 
of 8192 (Radeon Pro Duo)
Memory clock speed
6000 MHz
 
Memory bandwidth
96 GB / s
 
of 1024 (Radeon Pro Duo)
Shared memory
-
 

Video outputs and ports

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

Technologies

Technological solutions and APIs supported by Radeon R9 M470. You'll probably need this information if you need some particular technology for your purposes.
DirectCompute 5.0
+
 

API support

APIs supported by Radeon R9 M470, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX
12.0 (12_0)
 
OpenGL
4.6
 

Benchmark performance

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

Overall benchmark performance

12.65

3DMark Cloud Gate GPU

24365

3DMark Fire Strike Score

3415

3DMark Fire Strike Graphics

3655

Passmark

2435

Game benchmarks

Let's see how good Radeon R9 M470 is for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS. Comparisons with system requirements are included, but remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect real performance inaccurately.

Relative perfomance

Overall Radeon R9 M470 performance compared to its nearest competitors. All GPU types participate.

NVIDIA equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Radeon R9 M470 from NVIDIA is GeForce GTX 675M SLI, which is nearly equal in speed and lower by 5 positions in our rating.

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