RX 480 Mobile vs R9 M470X

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Games supported 70%
AMD Radeon RX 480 Mobile
Radeon RX 480 Mobile
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  • Interface MXM-B (3.0)
  • Core clock speed
  • Max video memory 8 GB
  • Memory type GDDR5
  • Memory clock speed 8000 MHz
  • Maximum resolution
AMD Radeon R9 M470X
Radeon R9 M470X
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  • Interface PCIe 3.0 x16
  • Core clock speed 1100
  • Max video memory 4 GB
  • Memory type GDDR5
  • Memory clock speed 6000
  • Maximum resolution
Price now no data
Games supported 71%

General info

Comparison of graphics card architecture, market segment, value for money and other general parameters.

Place in performance rating373365
Value for money3.61no data
ArchitecturePolaris (2016−2019)GCN 2 (2016)
GPU code namePolarisEmerald
Market segmentLaptopLaptop
Release date1 August 2016 (6 years ago)14 May 2016 (6 years ago)
Launch price (MSRP)$450 no data
Current price$577 (1.3x MSRP)no data
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Technical specs

General performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU core base clock and boost clock speeds, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider their benchmark and gaming test results. Note that power consumption of some graphics cards can well exceed their nominal TDP, especially when overclocked.

Pipelines / CUDA cores2304896
Core clock speedno data1100 MHz
Boost clock speed1077 MHz1100 MHz
Number of transistors5,700 million2,080 million
Manufacturing process technology14 nm28 nm
Thermal design power (TDP)100 Wattno data
Texture fill rate155.161.60
Floating-point performance4,963 gflops1,971 gflops

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on Radeon RX 480 Mobile and Radeon R9 M470X compatibility with other computer components. Useful when choosing a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. For notebook video cards it's notebook size, connection slot and bus, if the video card is inserted into a slot instead of being soldered to the notebook motherboard.

Laptop sizelargelarge
InterfaceMXM-B (3.0)PCIe 3.0 x16

Memory

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

Memory typeGDDR5GDDR5
Maximum RAM amount8 GB4 GB
Memory bus width256 Bit128 Bit
Memory clock speed8000 MHz6000 MHz
Memory bandwidth256.0 GB/s96 GB/s
Shared memory--

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on the reviewed GPUs. As a rule, data in this section is precise only for desktop reference ones (so-called Founders Edition for NVIDIA chips). OEM manufacturers may change the number and type of output ports, while for notebook cards availability of certain video outputs ports depends on the laptop model rather than on the card itself.

Display ConnectorsNo outputsNo outputs

API support

APIs supported, including particular versions of those APIs.

DirectX12 (12_0)12 (12_0)
Shader Model6.46.3
OpenGL4.64.6
OpenCL2.02.0
Vulkan1.2.1311.2.131

Gaming performance

Let's see how good the compared graphics cards are for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS.

Average FPS

Popular games

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Cyberpunk 2077 10−12
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Assassin's Creed Odyssey 10−12
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Forza Horizon 4 10−12
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Hitman 3 10−12
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Horizon Zero Dawn 10−12
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Red Dead Redemption 2 10−12
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Shadow of the Tomb Raider 10−12
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Watch Dogs: Legion 10−12
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Red Dead Redemption 2 10−12
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The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 10−12
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Assassin's Creed Odyssey 10−12
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Watch Dogs: Legion 10−12
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Advantages and disadvantages


Performance rating 11.21 11.47
Novelty 1 August 2016 14 May 2016
Memory bus width 256 128
Pipelines / CUDA cores 2304 896
Memory bandwidth 256 96
Chip lithography 14 nm 28 nm

Technical City couldn't decide between

AMD Radeon RX 480 Mobile
AMD Radeon RX 480 Mobile

and

AMD Radeon R9 M470X
AMD Radeon R9 M470X

The differences in performance seem too small.


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Competitors of Radeon RX 480 Mobile by NVIDIA

The nearest Radeon RX 480 Mobile's NVIDIA equivalent is GeForce GTX 870M, which is faster by 1% and higher by 2 positions in our rating.

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Competitors of Radeon R9 M470X by NVIDIA

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Radeon R9 M470X from NVIDIA is GeForce GTX 960M, which is nearly equal in speed and higher by 1 position in our rating.

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