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 45.18 percent of a leader's which is AMD Radeon R9 390 X2.

General info

Of Radeon RX 470's architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
Perfomance to price
33.30
 
Architecture
GCN 4.0
 
Code name
Ellesmere
 
Type
Desktop
 
Release date
4 August 2016
 
Launch price (MSRP)
$179
 
of 14999 (Quadro Plex 7000)
Price
$399.99
 
of 4762.99 (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 (FirePro S9300 X2)
Core clock speed
926 MHz
 
Boost Clock
1206 MHz
 
Transistor count
5,700 million
 
of 21100
Manufacturing process technology
14 nm
 
of 12
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
 
Width
2-slot
 
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 (FirePro S9300 X2)
Memory clock speed
6600 MHz
 
Memory bandwidth
211.2 GB/s
 
of 1024 (FirePro S9300 X2)
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
DirectX 12
 

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
45.18
 
 
3DMark Ice Storm GPU
380689.00
 
 
3DMark Cloud Gate GPU
68475.00
 
 
3DMark Fire Strike Score
9507.00
 
 
3DMark Fire Strike Graphics
11884.50
 
 
3DMark 11 Performance GPU
17624.50
 
 
3DMark Vantage Performance
57549.00
 
 
Unigine Heaven 3.0
5915.35
 
 
Passmark
7467
 
 
3DMark Fire Strike Graphics Score
11830
 
 

Mining hashrate

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
33.38
 
 
Games benchmarked by notebookcheck.net
Fortnite (2018)
high / 1080p
88.00
 
ultra / 1080p
58.90
 
4k / 2160p
17.30
 
Assassin´s Creed Origins (2017)
low / 720p
66.00
 
medium / 1080p
57.00
 
high / 1080p
52.00
 
ultra / 1080p
44.00
 
4k / 2160p
14.00
 
Ghost Recon Wildlands (2017)
low / 720p
130.00
 
medium / 1080p
62.05
 
high / 1080p
57.15
 
ultra / 1080p
29.80
 
4k / 2160p
20.60
 
Mass Effect Andromeda (2017)
high / 1080p
57.80
 
ultra / 1080p
50.00
 
4k / 2160p
22.60
 
Playerunknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG) (2017)
medium / 1080p
71.00
 
high / 1080p
49.60
 
ultra / 1080p
40.20
 
Resident Evil 7 (2017)
high / 1080p
115.50
 
ultra / 1080p
63.90
 
4k / 2160p
30.80
 
Star Wars Battlefront 2 (2017)
high / 1080p
79.00
 
ultra / 1080p
61.00
 
4k / 2160p
9.70
 
Battlefield 1 (BF1) (2016)
high / 1080p
88.80
 
ultra / 1080p
79.90
 
4k / 2160p
35.20
 
Civilization VI (2016)
ultra / 1080p
63.50
 
4k / 2160p
54.50
 
Deus Ex Mankind Divided (2016)
low / 720p
113.00
 
medium / 768p
102.00
 
high / 1080p
60.05
 
ultra / 1080p
30.05
 
4k / 2160p
17.80
 
Dishonored 2 (2016)
high / 1080p
56.20
 
ultra / 1080p
48.25
 
4k / 2160p
24.80
 
Doom (2016)
ultra / 1080p
80.00
 
4k / 2160p
29.70
 
Far Cry Primal (2016)
ultra / 1080p
54.00
 
4k / 2160p
26.00
 
Overwatch (2016)
ultra / 1080p
94.00
 
4k / 2160p
54.40
 
Rise of the Tomb Raider (2016)
high / 1080p
68.70
 
ultra / 1080p
54.20
 
4k / 2160p
25.30
 
The Division (2016)
medium / 768p
134.15
 
high / 1080p
72.70
 
ultra / 1080p
53.30
 
4k / 2160p
27.20
 
Titanfall 2 (2016)
high / 1080p
110.00
 
ultra / 1080p
97.00
 
4k / 2160p
32.30
 
Watch Dogs 2 (2016)
high / 1080p
61.20
 
ultra / 1080p
37.40
 
4k / 2160p
22.00
 
XCOM 2 (2016)
high / 1080p
53.50
 
ultra / 1080p
24.50
 
4k / 2160p
14.70
 
Dota 2 (2015)
4k / 2160p
86.00
 
Fallout 4 (2015)
ultra / 1080p
65.00
 
4k / 2160p
26.80
 
Just Cause 3 (2015)
ultra / 1080p
79.00
 
4k / 2160p
31.70
 
Rainbow Six Siege (2015)
ultra / 1080p
120.00
 
4k / 2160p
32.20
 
The Witcher 3 (2015)
medium / 768p
126.90
 
high / 1080p
69.90
 
ultra / 1080p
40.25
 
Battlefield 4 (2013)
ultra / 1080p
77.00
 
4k / 2160p
38.30
 
Crysis 3 (2013)
ultra / 1080p
48.90
 

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 690, which is slower by 3% and lower by 3 positions in our rating.

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