AMD Radeon RX 470: specs and benchmarks



AMD started Radeon RX 470 sales 4 August 2016 at a recommended price of $179 . This is a desktop graphics card based on a Polaris architecture and made with 14 nm manufacturing process. It is primarily aimed at gamer market. 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 poor gaming and benchmark performance at 20.80% of a leader's which is NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090.

RTX 4090GeForce RTX4090

General info

Some basic facts about Radeon RX 470: architecture, market segment, release date etc.

Place in performance ranking222
Place by popularity44
Value for money5.32
ArchitecturePolaris (2016−2019)
GPU code namePolaris 10 Pro
Market segmentDesktop
Release date4 August 2016 (7 years old)
Launch price (MSRP)$179
Current price$14.08 (0.1x MSRP)of 168889 (A100 PCIe 80 GB)
Value for money

Performance to price ratio. The higher, the better.

Technical specs

Radeon RX 470's specs 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 20480 (Data Center GPU Max NEXT)
Core clock speed926 MHzof 2610 (Radeon RX 6500 XT)
Boost clock speed1206 MHzof 3599 (Radeon RX 7990 XTX)
Number of transistors5,700 millionof 14400 (GeForce GTX 1080 SLI Mobile)
Manufacturing process technology14 nmof 4 (GeForce RTX 4080)
Power consumption (TDP)120 Wattof 2400 (Data Center GPU Max Subsystem)
Texture fill rate154.4of 969.9 (H100 SXM5 96 GB)
Floating-point performance4,940 gflopsof 16384 (Radeon Pro Duo)

Size and compatibility

This section provides details about the physical dimensions of Radeon RX 470 and its compatibility with other computer components. This information is useful when selecting a computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. For desktop graphics cards, it includes details about the interface and bus (for motherboard compatibility) and additional power connectors (for power supply compatibility).

InterfacePCIe 3.0 x16
Length241 mm
Supplementary power connectors1x 6-pin


Parameters of memory installed on Radeon RX 470: its type, size, bus, clock and resulting bandwidth. Note that GPUs integrated into processors have no dedicated memory and use a shared part of system RAM instead.

Memory typeGDDR5
Maximum RAM amount8 GBof 128 (Radeon Instinct MI250X)
Memory bus width256 Bitof 19000 (GeForce RTX 3080 12 GB)
Memory clock speed6600 MHzof 22400 (GeForce RTX 4080)
Memory bandwidth211.2 GB/sof 3276 (Aldebaran)
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 graphics cards, since for notebook ones the availability of certain video outputs depends on the laptop model, while non-reference desktop models can (though not necessarily will) bear a different set of video ports.

Display Connectors1x HDMI, 3x DisplayPort


Technological solutions and APIs supported by Radeon RX 470. You'll probably need this information if you need some particular technology for your purposes.


API support

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

DirectX12 (12_0)
Shader Model6.4

Benchmark performance

Synthetic benchmark performance of Radeon RX 470. The combined score is measured on a 0-100 point scale.

Combined synthetic benchmark score

This is our combined benchmark performance score. 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 20.80


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: 25%

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: 16%

RX 470 17625

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 graphics and is quite taxing on hardware.

Benchmark coverage: 14%

RX 470 11885

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: 13%

RX 470 68475

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  

Gaming performance

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 across all PC games

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

Full HD70

Performance in popular games

Full HD
Low Preset

Cyberpunk 2077 30−35

Full HD
Medium Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 40−45
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 35−40
Battlefield 5 70−75
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 50−55
Cyberpunk 2077 30−35
Far Cry 5 55−60
Far Cry New Dawn 74
Forza Horizon 4 70−75
Hitman 3 60−65
Horizon Zero Dawn 45−50
Red Dead Redemption 2 30−35
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 40−45
Watch Dogs: Legion 35−40

Full HD
High Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 40−45
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 35−40
Battlefield 5 70−75
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 50−55
Cyberpunk 2077 30−35
Far Cry 5 55−60
Far Cry New Dawn 68
Forza Horizon 4 70−75
Hitman 3 60−65
Horizon Zero Dawn 45−50
Metro Exodus 30−35
Red Dead Redemption 2 30−35
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 40−45
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 70
Watch Dogs: Legion 35−40

Full HD
Ultra Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 40−45
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 35−40
Battlefield 5 70−75
Cyberpunk 2077 30−35
Far Cry 5 61
Far Cry New Dawn 63
Forza Horizon 4 70−75
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 40
Watch Dogs: Legion 35−40

High Preset

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 30−35
Hitman 3 30−35
Horizon Zero Dawn 27−30
Metro Exodus 18−20
Red Dead Redemption 2 16−18
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 27−30

Ultra Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 21−24
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 18−20
Battlefield 5 45−50
Cyberpunk 2077 12−14
Far Cry 5 43
Far Cry New Dawn 46
Forza Horizon 4 40−45
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 0−1
Watch Dogs: Legion 14−16

High Preset

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 16−18
Hitman 3 20−22
Horizon Zero Dawn 14−16
Metro Exodus 12−14
Red Dead Redemption 2 10−12
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 14−16
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 21−24

Ultra Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 12−14
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 10−11
Battlefield 5 24−27
Cyberpunk 2077 5−6
Far Cry 5 16−18
Far Cry New Dawn 24
Forza Horizon 4 27−30
Watch Dogs: Legion 8−9

Relative perfomance

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

NVIDIA equivalent

According to our data, the closest NVIDIA alternative to Radeon RX 470 is GeForce GTX 780, which is slower by 1% and lower by 3 positions in our ranking.

GTX 780GeForce GTX780

Here are some closest NVIDIA rivals to Radeon RX 470:

Similar GPUs

Here is our recommendation of several graphics cards that are more or less close in performance to the one reviewed.

GTX 1650GeForce GTX1650
R9 NanoRadeon R9Nano
RX 480Radeon RX480
R9 290XRadeon R9290X
RX 580Radeon RX580
RX 570Radeon RX570

Recommended processors

These processors are most commonly used with Radeon RX 470 according to our statistics.

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