AMD Radeon RX 470: specs and benchmarks

AMD Radeon RX 470

Summary

AMD started Radeon RX 470 sales 4 August 2016 at a recommended price of $179. This is GCN 4.0 architecture desktop card based on 14 nm manufacturing process and primarily aimed at gamers. 4 GB of GDDR5 memory clocked at 6.6 GHz are supplied, and together with 256 Bit memory interface this creates a bandwidth of 211.2 GB / s.

Compatibility-wise, this is 2-slot card attached via PCIe 3.0 x16 interface. Its manufacturer default version has a length of 241 mm. 1x 6-pin power connector is required, and power consumption is at 120 Watt.

It provides good gaming and benchmark performance at 26.52 percent of a leader's which is NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 SLI Mobile.

General info

Of Radeon RX 470's architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
23.10
 
Architecture
GCN 4.0
 
Code name
Ellesmere
 
Type
Desktop
 
Release date
4 August 2016
 
Launch price (MSRP)
$179
 
of 14999 (Quadro Plex 7000)
Price now
$399
 
of 10560 (Quadro GV100)

Technical specs

Radeon RX 470's general performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU core clock, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of Radeon RX 470's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
Pipelines
2048
 
of 8192 (Radeon Pro Duo)
Core clock speed
926 MHz
 
Boost Clock
1206 MHz
 
Transistor count
5,700 million
 
of 21100
Manufacturing process technology
14 nm
 
of 7
Power consumption (TDP)
120 Watt
 
of 900 (Tesla S2050)
Texture fill rate
154.4 GTexel / s
 
Floating-point performance
4,940 gflops
 
of 16384 (Radeon Pro Duo)

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on Radeon RX 470's compatibility with other computer components. Useful when choosing a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. For desktop video cards it's interface and bus (motherboard compatibility), additional power connectors (power supply compatibility).
Interface
PCIe 3.0 x16
 
Length
241 mm
 
Supplementary power connectors
1x 6-pin
 

Memory

Parameters of memory installed on Radeon RX 470: 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
 
Memory bus width
256 Bit
 
of 8192 (Radeon Pro Duo)
Memory clock speed
6600 MHz
 
Memory bandwidth
211.2 GB / s
 
of 1024 (Radeon Pro Duo)
Shared memory
-
 

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on Radeon RX 470.
Display Connectors
1x HDMI, 3x DisplayPort
 

Technologies

Technological solutions and APIs supported by Radeon RX 470. You'll probably need this information if you need some particular technology for your purposes.
FreeSync
+
 
DisplayPort 1.3 HBR / 1.4 HDR Ready
+
 
HDMI 2.0b
+
 

API support

APIs supported by Radeon RX 470, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX
12.0 (12_0)
 
OpenGL
4.6
 

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Radeon RX 470. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

26.52

3DMark Ice Storm GPU

380689

3DMark Cloud Gate GPU

68475

3DMark Fire Strike Score

9507

3DMark Fire Strike Graphics

11885

3DMark 11 Performance GPU

17625

Passmark

7650

Mining hashrates

Cryptocurrency mining performance of Radeon RX 470. Usually measured in megahashes per second.
Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256)
495 Mh/s
 
 
Ethereum / ETH (DaggerHashimoto)
30 Mh/s
 
 
Zcash / ZEC (Equihash)
200 Sol/s
 
 

Game benchmarks

Let's see how good Radeon RX 470 is for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS. Comparisons with system requirements are included, but remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect real performance inaccurately.

Relative perfomance

Overall Radeon RX 470 performance compared to its nearest competitors. All GPU types participate.

NVIDIA equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Radeon RX 470 from NVIDIA is GeForce GTX 770, which is slower by 10% and lower by 28 positions in our rating.

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