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 41.07 percent of a leader's which is NVIDIA TITAN V.

General info

Of Radeon RX 470's architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
Perfomance to price
52.81
 
Architecture
GCN 4.0
 
Code name
Ellesmere
 
Type
Desktop
 
Release date
4 August 2016
 
Launch price (MSRP)
$179
 
of 14999 (Quadro Plex 7000)
Price
$310
 
of 4095.95 (Quadro P6000)

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
 
Power consumption (TDP)
120 Watt
 
of 900 (Tesla S2050)
Texture fill rate
154.4
 
of 512 (Radeon Pro Duo)
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 specs

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
 
of 32
Memory bus width
256 Bit
 
of 8192 (Radeon Pro Duo)
Memory clock speed
6600 MHz
 
of 14000
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
4.5
 
of 4.6

Video card benchmarks 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
41.06
 
 
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
7487
 
3DMark Fire Strike Graphics Score
11830
 

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 (in FPS)

Let's see how good Radeon RX 470 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
0.73
 
 
Games benchmarked by notebookcheck.net
Fortnite (2018)
high / 1080p
88
 
ultra / 1080p
59
 
4k / 2160p
17
 
Assassin´s Creed Origins (2017)
low / 720p
66
 
medium / 1080p
57
 
high / 1080p
52
 
ultra / 1080p
44
 
4k / 2160p
14
 
Ghost Recon Wildlands (2017)
low / 720p
130
 
medium / 1080p
62
 
high / 1080p
57
 
ultra / 1080p
30
 
4k / 2160p
21
 
Mass Effect Andromeda (2017)
high / 1080p
58
 
ultra / 1080p
50
 
4k / 2160p
23
 
Playerunknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG) (2017)
medium / 1080p
71
 
high / 1080p
50
 
ultra / 1080p
40
 
Resident Evil 7 (2017)
high / 1080p
116
 
ultra / 1080p
64
 
4k / 2160p
31
 
Star Wars Battlefront 2 (2017)
high / 1080p
79
 
ultra / 1080p
61
 
4k / 2160p
10
 
Battlefield 1 (BF1) (2016)
high / 1080p
89
 
ultra / 1080p
80
 
4k / 2160p
35
 
Civilization VI (2016)
ultra / 1080p
64
 
4k / 2160p
55
 
Deus Ex Mankind Divided (2016)
low / 720p
113
 
medium / 768p
102
 
high / 1080p
60
 
ultra / 1080p
30
 
4k / 2160p
18
 
Dishonored 2 (2016)
high / 1080p
56
 
ultra / 1080p
48
 
4k / 2160p
25
 
Doom (2016)
ultra / 1080p
80
 
4k / 2160p
30
 
Far Cry Primal (2016)
ultra / 1080p
54
 
4k / 2160p
26
 
Mirror's Edge Catalyst (2016)
ultra / 1080p
65
 
4k / 2160p
24
 
Overwatch (2016)
ultra / 1080p
94
 
4k / 2160p
54
 
Rise of the Tomb Raider (2016)
high / 1080p
69
 
ultra / 1080p
54
 
4k / 2160p
25
 
The Division (2016)
medium / 768p
134
 
high / 1080p
73
 
ultra / 1080p
53
 
4k / 2160p
27
 
Titanfall 2 (2016)
high / 1080p
110
 
ultra / 1080p
97
 
4k / 2160p
32
 
Watch Dogs 2 (2016)
high / 1080p
61
 
ultra / 1080p
37
 
4k / 2160p
22
 
XCOM 2 (2016)
high / 1080p
54
 
ultra / 1080p
25
 
4k / 2160p
15
 
Fallout 4 (2015)
ultra / 1080p
65
 
4k / 2160p
27
 
Just Cause 3 (2015)
ultra / 1080p
79
 
4k / 2160p
32
 
Rainbow Six Siege (2015)
ultra / 1080p
120
 
4k / 2160p
32
 
The Witcher 3 (2015)
medium / 768p
127
 
high / 1080p
70
 
ultra / 1080p
40
 
Battlefield 4 (2013)
ultra / 1080p
77
 
4k / 2160p
38
 
Crysis 3 (2013)
ultra / 1080p
49
 

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 780 Ti, which is faster by 3% and higher by 2 positions in our rating.

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