AMD Radeon R9 M470 vs NVIDIA GeForce MX250

AMD Radeon R9 M470
NVIDIA GeForce MX250

General info

Comparison of Radeon R9 M470 and GeForce MX250 architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
Architecture
GCN 2
 
Pascal
Code name
Saturn
 
N17S-G1
Type
Laptop
 
Laptop
Release date
14 May 2016
 
15 February 2019

Technical specs

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.
Pipelines
768
 
384
Core clock speed
1000 MHz
 
1518 MHz
Boost Clock
no data
 
1582 MHz
Transistor count
2,080 million
 
1,800 million
Manufacturing process technology
28 nm
 
14 nm
Power consumption (TDP)
no data
 
10 Watt
Texture fill rate
48 GTexel / s
 
37.97 GTexel / s
Floating-point performance
1,536 gflops
 
no data

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.
Laptop size
large
 
large
Interface
PCIe 3.0 x16
 
PCIe 3.0 x16
Supplementary power connectors
no data
 
None

Memory

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.
Memory type
GDDR5
 
GDDR5
Maximum RAM amount
4 GB
 
4 GB
Memory bus width
128 Bit
 
64 Bit
Memory clock speed
6000 MHz
 
7000 MHz
Memory bandwidth
96 GB / s
 
48.06 GB / s
Shared memory
-
 
-

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on Radeon R9 M470 and GeForce MX250.
Display Connectors
No outputs
 
No outputs

Technologies

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.
Multi Monitor
no data
 
+
DirectCompute 5.0
+
 
no data

API support

APIs supported by Radeon R9 M470 and GeForce MX250, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX
DirectX 12 FL11_1, Shader 5.0
 
DirectX 12_1
OpenGL
4.6
 
4.6
Vulkan
-
 
+

Benchmark performance

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%

Passmark

R9 M470 2435
GeForce MX250 2517 +3.4%

Gaming performance

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)
DirectCompute 5.0
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)
Multi Monitor

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.

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