AMD Radeon RX 470: specs and benchmarks

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AMD Radeon RX 470
Radeon RX 470
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  • Interface PCIe 3.0 x16
  • Core clock speed 926
  • Max video memory 8 GB
  • Memory type GDDR5
  • Memory clock speed 6600
  • Maximum resolution
Year of release 2016
Performance 27.48

Summary

AMD started Radeon RX 470 sales 4 August 2016 at a recommended price of $179. This is Polaris architecture desktop card based on 14 nm manufacturing process and primarily aimed at gamers. 8 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 dual-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

27.48%

of a leader's which is NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti.

General info

Of Radeon RX 470's architecture, market segment and release date.

Place in performance rating183
Place by popularity53
Value for money74.24
ArchitecturePolaris (2016−2019)
GPU code namePolaris 10 Pro
Market segmentDesktop
Release date4 August 2016 (6 years ago)
Launch price (MSRP)$179
Current price$14.69 (0.1x MSRP)of 49999 (A100 SXM4)
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Technical specs

Radeon RX 470's general performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU base 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 / CUDA cores2048of 18432 (AD102)
Core clock speed926 MHzof 2610 (Radeon RX 6500 XT)
Boost clock speed1206 MHzof 2903 (Radeon Pro W6600)
Number of transistors5,700 millionof 14400 (GeForce GTX 1080 SLI Mobile)
Manufacturing process technology14 nmof 4 (GeForce RTX 4080 Ti)
Thermal design power (TDP)120 Wattof 900 (Tesla S2050)
Texture fill rate154.4of 939.8 (H100 SXM5)
Floating-point performance4,940 gflopsof 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).

InterfacePCIe 3.0 x16
Length241 mm
Width2-slot
Supplementary power connectors1x 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 typeGDDR5
Maximum RAM amount8 GBof 128 (Radeon Instinct MI250X)
Memory bus width256 Bitof 8192 (Radeon Instinct MI250X)
Memory clock speed6600 MHzof 21000 (GeForce RTX 3090 Ti)
Memory bandwidth211.2 GB/sof 14400 (Radeon R7 M260)
Shared memory-

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on Radeon RX 470. As a rule, this section is relevant only for desktop reference video cards, since for notebook ones the availability of certain video outputs depends on the laptop model.

Display Connectors1x HDMI, 3x DisplayPort
HDMI+

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+

API support

APIs supported by Radeon RX 470, sometimes including their particular versions.

DirectX12 (12_0)
Shader Model6.4
OpenGL4.6
OpenCL2.0
Vulkan1.2.131

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmark performance of Radeon RX 470. 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.

RX 470 27.48
  • Passmark
  • 3DMark 11 Performance GPU
  • 3DMark Cloud Gate GPU
  • 3DMark Fire Strike Score
  • 3DMark Fire Strike Graphics
  • 3DMark Ice Storm GPU

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%

RX 470 8096

3DMark 11 Performance GPU

3DMark 11 is an obsolete DirectX 11 benchmark by Futuremark. It used four tests based on two scenes, one being few submarines exploring the submerged wreck of a sunken ship, the other is an abandoned temple deep in the jungle. All the tests are heavy with volumetric lighting and tessellation, and despite being done in 1280x720 resolution, are relatively taxing. Discontinued in January 2020, 3DMark 11 is now superseded by Time Spy.

Benchmark coverage: 17%

RX 470 17625

3DMark Cloud Gate GPU

Cloud Gate is an outdated DirectX 11 feature level 10 benchmark that was used for home PCs and basic notebooks. It displays a few scenes of some weird space teleportation device launching spaceships into unknown, using fixed resolution of 1280x720. Just like Ice Storm benchmark, it has been discontinued in January 2020 and replaced by 3DMark Night Raid.

Benchmark coverage: 14%

RX 470 68475

3DMark Fire Strike Score

Benchmark coverage: 14%

RX 470 9507

3DMark Fire Strike Graphics

Fire Strike is a DirectX 11 benchmark for gaming PCs. It features two separate tests displaying a fight between a humanoid and a fiery creature seemingly made of lava. Using 1920x1080 resolution, Fire Strike shows off some realistic enough graphics and is quite taxing on hardware.

Benchmark coverage: 14%

RX 470 11885

3DMark Ice Storm GPU

Ice Storm Graphics is an obsolete benchmark, part of 3DMark suite. Ice Storm was used to measure entry level laptops and Windows-based tablets performance. It utilizes DirectX 11 feature level 9 to display a battle between two space fleets near a frozen planet in 1280x720 resolution. Discontinued in January 2020, it is now superseded by 3DMark Night Raid.

Benchmark coverage: 8%

RX 470 380689

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 frames per second. Comparisons with game system requirements are included, but remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect reality inaccurately.

Average FPS

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

Full HD70
1440p41
4K35

Popular games

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Cyberpunk 2077 27−30
Assassin's Creed Odyssey 27−30
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 27−30
Battlefield 5 27−30
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 27−30
Cyberpunk 2077 27−30
Far Cry 5 27−30
Far Cry New Dawn 74
Forza Horizon 4 27−30
Hitman 3 27−30
Horizon Zero Dawn 27−30
Red Dead Redemption 2 27−30
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 27−30
Watch Dogs: Legion 27−30
Assassin's Creed Odyssey 27−30
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 27−30
Battlefield 5 27−30
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 27−30
Cyberpunk 2077 27−30
Far Cry 5 27−30
Far Cry New Dawn 68
Forza Horizon 4 27−30
Hitman 3 27−30
Horizon Zero Dawn 27−30
Metro Exodus 27−30
Red Dead Redemption 2 27−30
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 27−30
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 70
Watch Dogs: Legion 27−30
Assassin's Creed Odyssey 27−30
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 27−30
Battlefield 5 27−30
Cyberpunk 2077 27−30
Far Cry 5 61
Far Cry New Dawn 63
Forza Horizon 4 27−30
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 40
Watch Dogs: Legion 27−30
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 27−30
Hitman 3 27−30
Horizon Zero Dawn 27−30
Metro Exodus 27−30
Red Dead Redemption 2 27−30
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 27−30
Assassin's Creed Odyssey 27−30
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 27−30
Battlefield 5 27−30
Cyberpunk 2077 27−30
Far Cry 5 43
Far Cry New Dawn 46
Forza Horizon 4 27−30
Watch Dogs: Legion 27−30
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 27−30
Hitman 3 27−30
Horizon Zero Dawn 27−30
Metro Exodus 27−30
Red Dead Redemption 2 27−30
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 27−30
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 27−30
Assassin's Creed Odyssey 27−30
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 27−30
Battlefield 5 27−30
Cyberpunk 2077 27−30
Far Cry 5 27−30
Far Cry New Dawn 24
Forza Horizon 4 27−30
Watch Dogs: Legion 27−30

Relative perfomance

Overall Radeon RX 470 performance compared to nearest competitors among desktop video cards.


NVIDIA equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Radeon RX 470 from NVIDIA is GeForce GTX 780, which is slower by 1% and lower by 2 positions in our rating.

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