AMD Radeon R9 M470 vs RX 550X Mobile

AMD Radeon R9 M470
AMD Radeon RX 550X Mobile

General info

Comparison of Radeon R9 M470 and Radeon RX 550X Mobile architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
Architecture
GCN 2.0
 
GCN 4.0
Code name
Emerald
 
Lexa
Type
Laptop
 
Laptop
Release date
15 May 2016
 
11 April 2018

Technical specs

Radeon R9 M470 and Radeon RX 550X Mobile'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 Radeon RX 550X Mobile's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
Pipelines
768
 
640
Core clock speed
900 MHz
 
1100 MHz
Boost Clock
1000 MHz
 
1287 MHz
Transistor count
2,080 million
 
2,200 million
Manufacturing process technology
28 nm
 
14 nm
Power consumption (TDP)
n/d
 
50 Watt
Texture fill rate
48 GTexel / s
 
n/d
Floating-point performance
1,536 gflops
 
n/d

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on Radeon R9 M470 and Radeon RX 550X Mobile 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
 
n/d
Interface
PCIe 3.0 x16
 
PCIe 3.0 x8

Memory

Parameters of memory installed on Radeon R9 M470 and Radeon RX 550X Mobile: 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
 
n/d
Memory bus width
128 Bit
 
128 Bit
Memory clock speed
6000 MHz
 
6000 MHz
Memory bandwidth
96 GB / s
 
n/d
Shared memory
-
 
n/d

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on Radeon R9 M470 and Radeon RX 550X Mobile.
Display Connectors
No outputs
 
No outputs

Technologies

Technological solutions and APIs supported by Radeon R9 M470 and Radeon RX 550X Mobile. You'll probably need this information if you need some particular technology for your purposes.
DirectCompute 5.0
+
 
n/d

API support

APIs supported by Radeon R9 M470 and Radeon RX 550X Mobile, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX
12.0 (12_0)
 
12.0 (12_0)
OpenGL
4.6
 
4.6

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Radeon R9 M470 and Radeon RX 550X Mobile. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

R9 M470 10.84
RX 550X Mobile 10.84

3DMark Cloud Gate GPU

R9 M470 24365 +21.6%
RX 550X Mobile 20039

3DMark Fire Strike Score

R9 M470 3415 +8.4%
RX 550X Mobile 3149

3DMark Fire Strike Graphics

R9 M470 3655 +0.6%
RX 550X Mobile 3632

Gaming performance

Let's see how good Radeon R9 M470 and Radeon RX 550X Mobile are for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS.

Advantages of AMD Radeon R9 M470

More pipelines (768 vs 640)
DirectCompute 5.0
OpenCL (Open Computing Language - an API for GPU usage in arbitrary calculations, e.g. for physics simulation)

Advantages of AMD Radeon RX 550X Mobile

Much newer (11 April 2018 vs 15 May 2016)
Finer manufacturing process technology (14 vs 28 nm)

So, R9 M470 or RX 550X Mobile?

Technical City couldn't decide between AMD Radeon R9 M470 and AMD Radeon RX 550X Mobile. The differences in performance seem too small.
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