AMD Radeon R9 M470 vs NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950M
Comparison of Radeon R9 M470 and GeForce GTX 950M architecture, market type and release date.
Radeon R9 M470 and GeForce GTX 950M'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 950M'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
44.96 GTexel / s
Compatibility, dimensions and requirements
Information on Radeon R9 M470 and GeForce GTX 950M 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.
PCI Express 3.0
PCIe 3.0 x16
PCIe 3.0 x8
Parameters of memory installed on Radeon R9 M470 and GeForce GTX 950M: 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.
DDR3 or GDDR5
Maximum RAM amount
Memory bus width
Memory clock speed
1000 or 2500 MHz
96 GB / s
32 or 80 GB / s
Video outputs and ports
Types and number of video connectors present on Radeon R9 M470 and GeForce GTX 950M.
VGA аnalog display support
DisplayPort Multimode (DP++) support
Technological solutions and APIs supported by Radeon R9 M470 and GeForce GTX 950M. You'll probably need this information if you need some particular technology for your purposes.
H.264, VC1, MPEG2 1080p video decoder
APIs supported by Radeon R9 M470 and GeForce GTX 950M, sometimes including their particular versions.
Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Radeon R9 M470 and GeForce GTX 950M. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.
Overall benchmark performance
R9 M470 12.65 +27.9%
GTX 950M 9.89
3DMark Cloud Gate GPU
R9 M470 24365 +14.1%
GTX 950M 21356
3DMark Fire Strike Score
R9 M470 3415 +20.3%
GTX 950M 2838
3DMark Fire Strike Graphics
R9 M470 3655 +14.2%
GTX 950M 3200
R9 M470 2435 +27.9%
GTX 950M 1904
Cryptocurrency mining performance of Radeon R9 M470 and GeForce GTX 950M. Usually measured in megahashes per second.
Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256)
Ethereum / ETH (DaggerHashimoto)
Let's see how good Radeon R9 M470 and GeForce GTX 950M are for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS.
Advantages of AMD Radeon R9 M470
27.9% faster in synthetic tests
Much newer (15 May 2016 vs 13 March 2015)
More pipelines (768 vs 640)
Higher memory bandwidth (96 vs 32 GB/s)
OpenCL (Open Computing Language - an API for GPU usage in arbitrary calculations, e.g. for physics simulation)
Advantages of NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950M
Battery Boost (saves energy while gaming by lowering FPS to a still acceptable level. Can make a laptop working on battery twice as long, depending on the particular game)
GameStream (streams data between the PC and NVIDIA SHIELD device attached to a TV. Basically allows using the PC as a gaming console)
ShadowPlay (allows recording and streaming video during gaming on NVIDIA GPUs)
GPU Boost 2.0 (increases NVIDIA GPU voltage and frequency when there's a temperature headroom. Similar to AMD PowerTune)
Optimus (lowers energy usage by automatically switching between integrated and discrete NVIDIA GPU. Similar to AMD Enduro)
PhysX (hardware acceleration of physical simulation engine named PhysX)
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)
SLI (Scalable Link Interface - a technology for uniting several NVIDIA GPUs processing power in one PC)
GeForce Experience (software suite built to manage NVIDIA GPU parameters, and to record and stream game video)
H.264, VC1, MPEG2 1080p video decoder
So, R9 M470 or GTX 950M?
Judging by the results of synthetic and gaming tests, Technical City recommends AMD Radeon R9 M470.
Should you still have questions on choice between Radeon R9 M470 and GeForce GTX 950M, ask them in Comments section, and we shall answer.