AMD Radeon R9 M470X: specs and benchmarks

AMD Radeon R9 M470X

Summary

AMD started Radeon R9 M470X sales 15 May 2016. This is GCN 2.0 architecture notebook card based on 28 nm manufacturing process and primarily aimed at gamers. 4 GB of GDDR5 memory clocked at 6 GHz are supplied, and together with 128 Bit memory interface this creates a bandwidth of 96 GB/s.

Compatibility-wise, this is card attached via PCIe 3.0 x16 interface.

It provides poor gaming and benchmark performance at 22.33 percent of a leader's which is AMD Radeon R9 390 X2.

General info

Of Radeon R9 M470X's architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
Architecture
GCN 2.0
 
Code name
Strato
 
Type
Laptop
 
Release date
15 May 2016
 

Technical specs

Radeon R9 M470X'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 M470X's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
Pipelines
896
 
of 8192 (FirePro S9300 X2)
Core clock speed
1000 MHz
 
Boost Clock
1100 MHz
 
Transistor count
2,080 million
 
of 21100
Manufacturing process technology
28 nm
 
of 12
Texture fill rate
61.6
 
of 20896 (Tesla M10)
Floating-point performance
1,971 gflops
 

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on Radeon R9 M470X's 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
 
Interface
PCIe 3.0 x16
 

Memory specs

Parameters of memory installed on Radeon R9 M470X: 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
 
Maximum RAM amount
4 GB
 
of 32 (Tesla M10)
Memory bus width
128 Bit
 
of 8192 (FirePro S9300 X2)
Memory clock speed
6000 MHz
 
Memory bandwidth
96 GB/s
 
of 11404 (GRID K1)
Shared memory
-
 

Technologies

Technological solutions and APIs supported by Radeon R9 M470X. You'll probably need this information if you need some particular technology for your purposes.
DirectCompute 5.0
+
 

API support

APIs supported by Radeon R9 M470X, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX
DirectX 12 FL11_1, Shader 5.0
 

Video card benchmarks performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Radeon R9 M470X. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.
Overall benchmark performance
22.33
 
 
Passmark
3593
 
 

Game benchmarks (in FPS)

Let's see how good Radeon R9 M470X is for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS, while overall gaming performance is a number in 0-100 range, and the older the game, the less impact it has on the overall grade.
Overall gaming performance
16.08
 
 

Relative perfomance

Overall Radeon R9 M470X performance compared to its nearest competitors. All GPU types participate.

NVIDIA equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Radeon R9 M470X from NVIDIA is GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile, which is slower by 2% and higher by 4 positions in our rating.

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