AMD Radeon R9 M470 vs NVIDIA GeForce MX250
Comparison of Radeon R9 M470 and GeForce MX250 architecture, market type and release date.
Radeon R9 M470 and GeForce MX250'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 MX250'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
37.97 GTexel / s
Compatibility, dimensions and requirements
Information on Radeon R9 M470 and GeForce MX250 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
PCIe 3.0 x16
Supplementary power connectors
Parameters of memory installed on Radeon R9 M470 and GeForce MX250: 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
48.06 GB / s
Video outputs and ports
Types and number of video connectors present on Radeon R9 M470 and GeForce MX250.
Technological solutions and APIs supported by Radeon R9 M470 and GeForce MX250. You'll probably need this information if you need some particular technology for your purposes.
APIs supported by Radeon R9 M470 and GeForce MX250, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX 12 FL11_1, Shader 5.0
Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Radeon R9 M470 and GeForce MX250. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.
Overall benchmark performance
R9 M470 6.21
GeForce MX250 8.58 +38.2%
3DMark Cloud Gate GPU
R9 M470 24365 +9.6%
GeForce MX250 22232
3DMark Fire Strike Score
R9 M470 3415 +4.1%
GeForce MX250 3281
3DMark Fire Strike Graphics
R9 M470 3655
GeForce MX250 3676 +0.6%
R9 M470 2435
GeForce MX250 2517 +3.4%
Let's see how good Radeon R9 M470 and GeForce MX250 are for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS.
Advantages of AMD Radeon R9 M470
Wider memory bus (128 vs 64 bit)
More pipelines (768 vs 384)
Higher memory bandwidth (96 vs 48.06 GB/s)
OpenCL (Open Computing Language - an API for GPU usage in arbitrary calculations, e.g. for physics simulation)
Advantages of NVIDIA GeForce MX250
38.2% faster in synthetic tests
Much newer (15 February 2019 vs 14 May 2016)
Finer manufacturing process technology (14 vs 28 nm)
Vulkan (a contemporary API for graphics acceleration, based on now-discontinued Mantle)
So, R9 M470 or MX250?
Judging by the results of synthetic and gaming tests, Technical City recommends NVIDIA GeForce MX250.
Should you still have questions on choice between Radeon R9 M470 and GeForce MX250, ask them in Comments section, and we shall answer.