AMD Radeon R9 M470X vs NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M

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AMD Radeon R9 M470X
Radeon R9 M470X
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  • Interface PCIe 3.0 x16
  • Core clock speed 1100
  • Max video memory 4 GB
  • Memory type GDDR5
  • Memory clock speed 6000
  • Maximum resolution
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M
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  • Interface MXM-B (3.0)
  • Core clock speed 1096 + Boost
  • Max video memory 4 GB
  • Memory type GDDR5
  • Memory clock speed 2500 MHz
  • Maximum resolution
Price now 799$
Games supported 71%

General info

Comparison of graphics card architecture, market segment, value for money and other general parameters.

Place in performance rating365364
Value for moneyno data1.58
ArchitectureGCN 2 (2016)Maxwell (2014−2018)
GPU code nameEmeraldN16P-GX
Market segmentLaptopLaptop
Release date14 May 2016 (6 years ago)12 March 2015 (7 years ago)
Current priceno data$799
Value for money

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Technical specs

General performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU core base clock and boost clock speeds, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider their benchmark and gaming test results. Note that power consumption of some graphics cards can well exceed their nominal TDP, especially when overclocked.

Pipelines / CUDA cores896640
CUDA coresno data640
Core clock speed1100 MHz1096 MHz
Boost clock speed1100 MHz1202 MHz
Number of transistors2,080 million1,870 million
Manufacturing process technology28 nm28 nm
Thermal design power (TDP)no data75 Watt
Texture fill rate61.6047.04
Floating-point performance1,971 gflops1,505 gflops

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on Radeon R9 M470X and GeForce GTX 960M 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 sizelargemedium sized
Bus supportno dataPCI Express 3.0
InterfacePCIe 3.0 x16MXM-B (3.0)
SLI optionsno data+

Memory

Parameters of memory installed: its type, size, bus, clock and resulting bandwidth. Note that GPUs integrated into processors have no dedicated VRAM and use a shared part of system RAM.

Memory typeGDDR5GDDR5
Maximum RAM amount4 GB4 GB
Memory bus width128 Bit128 Bit
Memory clock speed6000 MHz2500 MHz
Memory bandwidth96 GB/s80 GB/s
Shared memory--

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on the reviewed GPUs. As a rule, data in this section is precise only for desktop reference ones (so-called Founders Edition for NVIDIA chips). OEM manufacturers may change the number and type of output ports, while for notebook cards availability of certain video outputs ports depends on the laptop model rather than on the card itself.

Display ConnectorsNo outputsNo outputs
VGA аnalog display supportno data+
DisplayPort Multimode (DP++) supportno data+
HDMIno data+

Technologies

Supported technological solutions. This information will prove useful if you need some particular technology for your purposes.

GameStreamno data+
GeForce ShadowPlayno data+
GPU Boostno data2.0
GameWorksno data+
H.264, VC1, MPEG2 1080p video decoderno data+
Optimusno data+
BatteryBoostno data+
Anselno data+

API support

APIs supported, including particular versions of those APIs.

DirectX12 (12_0)12 (11_0)
Shader Model6.35.1
OpenGL4.64.5
OpenCL2.01.2
Vulkan1.2.1311.1.126
CUDAno data+

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmark performance comparison. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.


Overall score

This is our combined benchmark performance rating. We are regularly improving our combining algorithms, but if you find some perceived inconsistencies, feel free to speak up in comments section, we usually fix problems quickly.

R9 M470X 11.47
GTX 960M 11.50
+0.3%
  • Passmark

This is probably the most ubiquitous benchmark, part of Passmark PerformanceTest suite. It gives the graphics card a thorough evaluation under various load, providing four separate benchmarks for Direct3D versions 9, 10, 11 and 12 (the last being done in 4K resolution if possible), and few more tests engaging DirectCompute capabilities.

Benchmark coverage: 26%

R9 M470X 3400
GTX 960M 3408
+0.2%

Mining hashrates

Cryptocurrency mining performance of Radeon R9 M470X and GeForce GTX 960M. Usually measured in megahashes per second.

Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256) no data 175 Mh/s

Gaming performance

Let's see how good the compared graphics cards are for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS.

Average FPS

Here are the average frames per second in a large set of popular games across different resolutions:

900pno data95
Full HDno data36
1440pno data15
4Kno data13

Popular games

  • Full HD
    Low Preset
  • Full HD
    Medium Preset
  • Full HD
    High Preset
  • Full HD
    Ultra Preset
  • 1440p
    High Preset
  • 1440p
    Ultra Preset
  • 4K
    High Preset
  • 4K
    Ultra Preset
Cyberpunk 2077 10−12
−9.1%
12−14
+9.1%
Assassin's Creed Odyssey 10−12
−127%
25
+127%
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 10−12
−9.1%
12−14
+9.1%
Battlefield 5 10−12
−245%
38
+245%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 10−12
−9.1%
12−14
+9.1%
Cyberpunk 2077 10−12
−9.1%
12−14
+9.1%
Far Cry 5 10−12
−155%
28
+155%
Far Cry New Dawn 10−12
−145%
27
+145%
Forza Horizon 4 10−12
−218%
35
+218%
Hitman 3 10−12
−9.1%
12−14
+9.1%
Horizon Zero Dawn 10−12
−9.1%
12−14
+9.1%
Red Dead Redemption 2 10−12
−9.1%
12−14
+9.1%
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 10−12
−118%
24
+118%
Watch Dogs: Legion 10−12
−9.1%
12−14
+9.1%
Assassin's Creed Odyssey 10−12
−72.7%
19
+72.7%
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 10−12
−9.1%
12−14
+9.1%
Battlefield 5 10−12
−182%
31
+182%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 10−12
−9.1%
12−14
+9.1%
Cyberpunk 2077 10−12
−9.1%
12−14
+9.1%
Far Cry 5 10−12
−127%
25
+127%
Far Cry New Dawn 10−12
−127%
25
+127%
Forza Horizon 4 10−12
−182%
31
+182%
Hitman 3 10−12
−9.1%
12−14
+9.1%
Horizon Zero Dawn 10−12
−9.1%
12−14
+9.1%
Metro Exodus 10−12
−9.1%
12
+9.1%
Red Dead Redemption 2 10−12
−9.1%
12−14
+9.1%
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 10−12
−72.7%
19
+72.7%
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 10−12
−118%
24
+118%
Watch Dogs: Legion 10−12
−9.1%
12−14
+9.1%
Assassin's Creed Odyssey 10−12
+0%
11
+0%
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 10−12
−9.1%
12−14
+9.1%
Battlefield 5 10−12
−136%
26
+136%
Cyberpunk 2077 10−12
−9.1%
12−14
+9.1%
Far Cry 5 10−12
−109%
23
+109%
Far Cry New Dawn 10−12
−109%
23
+109%
Forza Horizon 4 10−12
−127%
25
+127%
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 10−12
−27.3%
14
+27.3%
Watch Dogs: Legion 10−12
−9.1%
12−14
+9.1%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 10−12
−9.1%
12−14
+9.1%
Hitman 3 10−12
−9.1%
12−14
+9.1%
Horizon Zero Dawn 10−12
−9.1%
12−14
+9.1%
Metro Exodus 10−12
−9.1%
12−14
+9.1%
Red Dead Redemption 2 10−12
−9.1%
12−14
+9.1%
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 10−12
+0%
11
+0%
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 10−12
−9.1%
12−14
+9.1%
Assassin's Creed Odyssey 10−12
+37.5%
8
−37.5%
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 10−12
−9.1%
12−14
+9.1%
Battlefield 5 10−12
−54.5%
17
+54.5%
Cyberpunk 2077 10−12
−9.1%
12−14
+9.1%
Far Cry 5 10−12
−36.4%
15
+36.4%
Far Cry New Dawn 10−12
−36.4%
15
+36.4%
Forza Horizon 4 10−12
−63.6%
18
+63.6%
Watch Dogs: Legion 10−12
−9.1%
12−14
+9.1%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 10−12
−9.1%
12−14
+9.1%
Hitman 3 10−12
−9.1%
12−14
+9.1%
Horizon Zero Dawn 10−12
−9.1%
12−14
+9.1%
Metro Exodus 10−12
−9.1%
12−14
+9.1%
Red Dead Redemption 2 10−12
−9.1%
12−14
+9.1%
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 10−12
−9.1%
12−14
+9.1%
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 10−12
+10%
10
−10%
Assassin's Creed Odyssey 10−12
−9.1%
12−14
+9.1%
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 10−12
−9.1%
12−14
+9.1%
Battlefield 5 10−12
+267%
3
−267%
Cyberpunk 2077 10−12
−9.1%
12−14
+9.1%
Far Cry 5 10−12
+57.1%
7
−57.1%
Far Cry New Dawn 10−12
+83.3%
6
−83.3%
Forza Horizon 4 10−12
−9.1%
12−14
+9.1%
Watch Dogs: Legion 10−12
−9.1%
12−14
+9.1%

Advantages and disadvantages


Performance rating 11.47 11.50
Novelty 14 May 2016 12 March 2015
Pipelines / CUDA cores 896 640
Memory bandwidth 96 80

Technical City couldn't decide between

AMD Radeon R9 M470X
AMD Radeon R9 M470X

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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M

The differences in performance seem too small.


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Competitors of Radeon R9 M470X by NVIDIA

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Radeon R9 M470X from NVIDIA is GeForce GTX 960M, which is nearly equal in speed and higher by 1 position in our rating.

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Competitors of GeForce GTX 960M by AMD

We believe that the nearest equivalent to GeForce GTX 960M from AMD is Radeon R9 M470X, which is nearly equal in speed and is lower by 1 position in our rating.

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