AMD Radeon R9 M470 vs NVIDIA GeForce GTX 485M
Comparison of Radeon R9 M470 and GeForce GTX 485M architecture, market type and release date.
Radeon R9 M470 and GeForce GTX 485M'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 and GeForce GTX 485M's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
Core clock speed
Manufacturing process technology
Power consumption (TDP)
Texture fill rate
48 GTexel / s
36.8 billion / sec
Compatibility, dimensions and requirements
Information on Radeon R9 M470 and GeForce GTX 485M 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.
PCIe 3.0 x16
Supplementary power connectors
Parameters of memory installed on Radeon R9 M470 and GeForce GTX 485M: 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.
Maximum RAM amount
Memory bus width
Memory clock speed
96 GB / s
96.0 GB / s
Video outputs and ports
Types and number of video connectors present on Radeon R9 M470 and GeForce GTX 485M.
Maximum VGA resolution
Technological solutions and APIs supported by Radeon R9 M470 and GeForce GTX 485M. You'll probably need this information if you need some particular technology for your purposes.
APIs supported by Radeon R9 M470 and GeForce GTX 485M, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX 12 FL11_1, Shader 5.0
DirectX 11, Shader 5.0
Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Radeon R9 M470 and GeForce GTX 485M. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.
Overall benchmark performance
R9 M470 9.02 +1.5%
GTX 485M 8.89
R9 M470 2435 +1.5%
GTX 485M 2400
Let's see how good Radeon R9 M470 and GeForce GTX 485M are for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS.
Advantages of AMD Radeon R9 M470
1.5% faster in synthetic tests
Much newer (14 May 2016 vs 6 January 2010)
More pipelines (768 vs 384)
Finer manufacturing process technology (28 vs 40 nm)
OpenCL (Open Computing Language - an API for GPU usage in arbitrary calculations, e.g. for physics simulation)
Advantages of NVIDIA GeForce GTX 485M
Wider memory bus (256 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)
PhysX (hardware acceleration of physical simulation engine named PhysX)
3D Vision Surround
So, R9 M470 or GTX 485M?
Technical City couldn't decide between AMD Radeon R9 M470 and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 485M. The differences in performance seem too small.
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