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 40.93 percent of a leader's which is NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti.

General info

Of Radeon RX 470's architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
97.78
 
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
$129.99
 
of 4403.52 (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
 
of 1620 (Quadro RTX 5000)
Boost Clock
1206 MHz
 
of 1815 (Quadro RTX 5000)
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 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 (FirePro S9300 X2)
Memory clock speed
6600 MHz
 
of 14000
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
12.0 (12_0)
 
OpenGL
4.5
 
of 4.6

Video card 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
40.71
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
7519
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

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.

Fortnite

2018

Official system requirements

Radeon RX 470 performance compared to Fortnite official system requirements.

Radeon RX 470
minimum HD Graphics 4000
recommended GeForce GTX 660

FPS tests

Real world test results of Fortnite on Radeon RX 470.

high / 1080p
88
 
ultra / 1080p
59
 
4k / 2160p
17
 

Playerunknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG)

2017

Official system requirements

Radeon RX 470 performance compared to Playerunknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG) official system requirements.

Radeon RX 470
minimum GeForce GTX 960
recommended GeForce GTX 1060

FPS tests

Real world test results of Playerunknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG) on Radeon RX 470.

medium / 1080p
71
 
high / 1080p
50
 
ultra / 1080p
40
 

Overwatch

2016

Official system requirements

Radeon RX 470 performance compared to Overwatch official system requirements.

Radeon RX 470
minimum HD Graphics 4400
recommended GeForce GTX 660

FPS tests

Real world test results of Overwatch on Radeon RX 470.

ultra / 1080p
94
 
4k / 2160p
54
 

GTA V

2015

Official system requirements

Radeon RX 470 performance compared to GTA V official system requirements.

Radeon RX 470
minimum GeForce 9800 GT
recommended GeForce GTX 660

Rainbow Six Siege

2015

Official system requirements

Radeon RX 470 performance compared to Rainbow Six Siege official system requirements.

Radeon RX 470
minimum GeForce GTX 460
recommended Radeon HD 7970

FPS tests

Real world test results of Rainbow Six Siege on Radeon RX 470.

ultra / 1080p
120
 
4k / 2160p
32
 

Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft

2014

Official system requirements

Radeon RX 470 performance compared to Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft official system requirements.

Radeon RX 470
minimum GeForce 6800
recommended GeForce 8800 GT

Dota 2

2013

Official system requirements

Radeon RX 470 performance compared to Dota 2 official system requirements.

Radeon RX 470
minimum GeForce 8600 GT

Counter-Strike: GO

2012

Official system requirements

Radeon RX 470 performance compared to Counter-Strike: GO official system requirements.

Radeon RX 470
recommended GeForce 6600

League of Legends

2009

Official system requirements

Radeon RX 470 performance compared to League of Legends official system requirements.

Radeon RX 470
minimum GeForce 6150
recommended GeForce 8800 GT

Minecraft

2009

Official system requirements

Radeon RX 470 performance compared to Minecraft official system requirements.

Radeon RX 470
minimum Radeon HD 2400
recommended Radeon HD 5970

Assassin´s Creed Origins

2017

Official system requirements

Radeon RX 470 performance compared to Assassin´s Creed Origins official system requirements.

Radeon RX 470
minimum GeForce GTX 660
recommended GeForce GTX 760

FPS tests

Real world test results of Assassin´s Creed Origins on Radeon RX 470.

low / 720p
66
 
medium / 1080p
57
 
high / 1080p
52
 
ultra / 1080p
44
 
4k / 2160p
14
 

Ghost Recon Wildlands

2017

Official system requirements

Radeon RX 470 performance compared to Ghost Recon Wildlands official system requirements.

Radeon RX 470
minimum GeForce GTX 660
recommended GeForce GTX 1060

FPS tests

Real world test results of Ghost Recon Wildlands on Radeon RX 470.

low / 720p
130
 
medium / 1080p
62
 
high / 1080p
57
 
ultra / 1080p
30
 
4k / 2160p
21
 

Mass Effect Andromeda

2017

Official system requirements

Radeon RX 470 performance compared to Mass Effect Andromeda official system requirements.

Radeon RX 470
minimum GeForce GTX 660
recommended Radeon RX 480

FPS tests

Real world test results of Mass Effect Andromeda on Radeon RX 470.

high / 1080p
58
 
ultra / 1080p
50
 
4k / 2160p
23
 

Resident Evil 7

2017

Official system requirements

Radeon RX 470 performance compared to Resident Evil 7 official system requirements.

Radeon RX 470
minimum GeForce GTX 760
recommended GeForce GTX 1060

FPS tests

Real world test results of Resident Evil 7 on Radeon RX 470.

high / 1080p
116
 
ultra / 1080p
64
 
4k / 2160p
31
 

Star Wars Battlefront 2

2017

Official system requirements

Radeon RX 470 performance compared to Star Wars Battlefront 2 official system requirements.

Radeon RX 470
minimum GeForce GTX 660
recommended Radeon RX 480

FPS tests

Real world test results of Star Wars Battlefront 2 on Radeon RX 470.

high / 1080p
79
 
ultra / 1080p
61
 
4k / 2160p
10
 

Battlefield 1 (BF1)

2016

FPS tests

Real world test results of Battlefield 1 (BF1) on Radeon RX 470.

high / 1080p
89
 
ultra / 1080p
80
 
4k / 2160p
35
 

Civilization VI

2016

Official system requirements

Radeon RX 470 performance compared to Civilization VI official system requirements.

Radeon RX 470
minimum Radeon HD 5570
recommended Radeon HD 7970

FPS tests

Real world test results of Civilization VI on Radeon RX 470.

ultra / 1080p
64
 
4k / 2160p
55
 

Deus Ex Mankind Divided

2016

Official system requirements

Radeon RX 470 performance compared to Deus Ex Mankind Divided official system requirements.

Radeon RX 470
minimum GeForce GTX 660
recommended GeForce GTX 970

FPS tests

Real world test results of Deus Ex Mankind Divided on Radeon RX 470.

low / 720p
113
 
medium / 768p
102
 
high / 1080p
60
 
ultra / 1080p
30
 
4k / 2160p
18
 

Dishonored 2

2016

Official system requirements

Radeon RX 470 performance compared to Dishonored 2 official system requirements.

Radeon RX 470
minimum GeForce GTX 660
recommended Radeon RX 480

FPS tests

Real world test results of Dishonored 2 on Radeon RX 470.

high / 1080p
56
 
ultra / 1080p
48
 
4k / 2160p
25
 

Doom

2016

Official system requirements

Radeon RX 470 performance compared to Doom official system requirements.

Radeon RX 470
minimum Radeon HD 7870
recommended GeForce GTX 970

FPS tests

Real world test results of Doom on Radeon RX 470.

ultra / 1080p
80
 
4k / 2160p
30
 

Far Cry Primal

2016

Official system requirements

Radeon RX 470 performance compared to Far Cry Primal official system requirements.

Radeon RX 470
minimum Radeon HD 5770
recommended GeForce GTX 780

FPS tests

Real world test results of Far Cry Primal on Radeon RX 470.

ultra / 1080p
54
 
4k / 2160p
26
 

Rise of the Tomb Raider

2016

Official system requirements

Radeon RX 470 performance compared to Rise of the Tomb Raider official system requirements.

Radeon RX 470
minimum GeForce GTX 650
recommended GeForce GTX 970

FPS tests

Real world test results of Rise of the Tomb Raider on Radeon RX 470.

high / 1080p
69
 
ultra / 1080p
54
 
4k / 2160p
25
 

The Division

2016

Official system requirements

Radeon RX 470 performance compared to The Division official system requirements.

Radeon RX 470
minimum Radeon HD 7770
recommended GeForce GTX 970

FPS tests

Real world test results of The Division on Radeon RX 470.

medium / 768p
134
 
high / 1080p
73
 
ultra / 1080p
53
 
4k / 2160p
27
 

Titanfall 2

2016

Official system requirements

Radeon RX 470 performance compared to Titanfall 2 official system requirements.

Radeon RX 470
minimum GeForce GTX 660
recommended Radeon RX 480

FPS tests

Real world test results of Titanfall 2 on Radeon RX 470.

high / 1080p
110
 
ultra / 1080p
97
 
4k / 2160p
32
 

Watch Dogs 2

2016

Official system requirements

Radeon RX 470 performance compared to Watch Dogs 2 official system requirements.

Radeon RX 470
minimum GeForce GTX 660
recommended GeForce GTX 780

FPS tests

Real world test results of Watch Dogs 2 on Radeon RX 470.

high / 1080p
61
 
ultra / 1080p
37
 
4k / 2160p
22
 

XCOM 2

2016

Official system requirements

Radeon RX 470 performance compared to XCOM 2 official system requirements.

Radeon RX 470
minimum Radeon HD 5770
recommended Radeon HD 7970

FPS tests

Real world test results of XCOM 2 on Radeon RX 470.

high / 1080p
54
 
ultra / 1080p
25
 
4k / 2160p
15
 

Fallout 4

2015

Official system requirements

Radeon RX 470 performance compared to Fallout 4 official system requirements.

Radeon RX 470
minimum GeForce GTX 550 Ti
recommended GeForce GTX 780

FPS tests

Real world test results of Fallout 4 on Radeon RX 470.

ultra / 1080p
65
 
4k / 2160p
27
 

Just Cause 3

2015

Official system requirements

Radeon RX 470 performance compared to Just Cause 3 official system requirements.

Radeon RX 470
minimum Radeon HD 7870
recommended GeForce GTX 780

FPS tests

Real world test results of Just Cause 3 on Radeon RX 470.

ultra / 1080p
79
 
4k / 2160p
32
 

The Witcher 3

2015

Official system requirements

Radeon RX 470 performance compared to The Witcher 3 official system requirements.

Radeon RX 470
minimum GeForce GTX 660
recommended GeForce GTX 770

FPS tests

Real world test results of The Witcher 3 on Radeon RX 470.

medium / 768p
127
 
high / 1080p
70
 
ultra / 1080p
40
 

World of Warships

2015

Official system requirements

Radeon RX 470 performance compared to World of Warships official system requirements.

Radeon RX 470
minimum HD Graphics 4000
recommended GeForce GTX 550 Ti

FPS tests

Real world test results of World of Warships on Radeon RX 470.

ultra / 1080p
133
 
4k / 2160p
52
 

Battlefield 4

2013

Official system requirements

Radeon RX 470 performance compared to Battlefield 4 official system requirements.

Radeon RX 470
minimum GeForce 8800 GT
recommended GeForce GTX 660

FPS tests

Real world test results of Battlefield 4 on Radeon RX 470.

ultra / 1080p
77
 
4k / 2160p
38
 

Crysis 3

2013

Official system requirements

Radeon RX 470 performance compared to Crysis 3 official system requirements.

Radeon RX 470
minimum GeForce GTS 450
recommended Radeon HD 5870

FPS tests

Real world test results of Crysis 3 on Radeon RX 470.

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 4 positions in our rating.

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