AMD Radeon R9 M470 vs NVIDIA GeForce GTX 485M

AMD Radeon R9 M470
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 485M

General info

Comparison of Radeon R9 M470 and GeForce GTX 485M architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
Architecture
GCN 2
 
Fermi
Code name
Saturn
 
N12E-GTX-A1
Type
Laptop
 
Laptop
Release date
14 May 2016
 
6 January 2010

Technical specs

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.
Pipelines
768
 
384
Core clock speed
1000 MHz
 
384
Transistor count
2,080 million
 
1,950 million
Manufacturing process technology
28 nm
 
40 nm
Power consumption (TDP)
no data
 
100 Watt
Texture fill rate
48 GTexel / s
 
36.8 billion / sec
Floating-point performance
1,536 gflops
 
883.2 gflops

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.
Laptop size
large
 
large
Bus support
no data
 
PCI-E 2.0
Interface
PCIe 3.0 x16
 
MXM-B (3.0)
Supplementary power connectors
no data
 
None
SLI options
-
 
2-way

Memory

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.
Memory type
GDDR5
 
GDDR5
Maximum RAM amount
4 GB
 
2 GB
Memory bus width
128 Bit
 
256 Bit
Memory clock speed
6000 MHz
 
1500 MHz
Memory bandwidth
96 GB / s
 
96.0 GB / s
Shared memory
-
 
-

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on Radeon R9 M470 and GeForce GTX 485M.
Display Connectors
No outputs
 
No outputs
Maximum VGA resolution
no data
 
2048x1536

Technologies

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.
3D Vision
-
 
+
CUDA
-
 
+
SLI
no data
 
+
DirectCompute 5.0
+
 
no data

API support

APIs supported by Radeon R9 M470 and GeForce GTX 485M, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX
DirectX 12 FL11_1, Shader 5.0
 
DirectX 11, Shader 5.0
OpenGL
4.6
 
4.5
OpenCL
no data
 
1.1

Benchmark performance

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

Passmark

R9 M470 2435 +1.5%
GTX 485M 2400

Gaming performance

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)
DirectCompute 5.0
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)
3D Vision
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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