AMD Radeon RX 580 vs RX 470

General info

Comparison of Radeon RX 580 and Radeon RX 470 architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
Value for money (0-100)
GCN 4.0
GCN 4.0
Code name
Polaris 20
Release date
18 April 2017
4 August 2016
Launch price (MSRP)
Price now

Technical specs

Radeon RX 580 and 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 580 and Radeon RX 470's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
Core clock speed
1257 MHz
926 MHz
Boost Clock
1340 MHz
1206 MHz
Transistor count
5,700 million
5,700 million
Manufacturing process technology
14 nm
14 nm
Power consumption (TDP)
185 Watt
120 Watt
Texture fill rate
Floating-point performance
6,175 gflops
4,940 gflops

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on Radeon RX 580 and Radeon RX 470 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).
PCIe 3.0 x16
PCIe 3.0 x16
241 mm
241 mm
Supplementary power connectors
1x 8-pin
1x 6-pin


Parameters of memory installed on Radeon RX 580 and 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
Maximum RAM amount
8 GB
4 GB
Memory bus width
256 Bit
256 Bit
Memory clock speed
8000 MHz
6600 MHz
Memory bandwidth
256.0 GB/s
211.2 GB/s
Shared memory
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Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on Radeon RX 580 and Radeon RX 470. As a rule, this section is relevant only for desktop reference video cards, since for notebook ones the availability of certain video outputs depends on the laptop model.
Display Connectors
1x HDMI, 3x DisplayPort
1x HDMI, 3x DisplayPort


Technological solutions and APIs supported by Radeon RX 580 and Radeon RX 470. You'll probably need this information if you need some particular technology for your purposes.
DisplayPort 1.3 HBR / 1.4 HDR Ready
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API support

APIs supported by Radeon RX 580 and Radeon RX 470, sometimes including their particular versions.
12 (12_0)
12 (12_0)

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Radeon RX 580 and Radeon RX 470. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

RX 580 39.05 +7.1%
RX 470 36.45

3DMark Ice Storm GPU

RX 580 348952
RX 470 380689 +9.1%

3DMark Cloud Gate GPU

RX 580 82516 +20.5%
RX 470 68475

3DMark Fire Strike Score

RX 580 11986 +26.1%
RX 470 9507

3DMark Fire Strike Graphics

RX 580 13927 +17.2%
RX 470 11885

3DMark 11 Performance GPU

RX 580 19274 +9.4%
RX 470 17625


RX 580 8738 +10.8%
RX 470 7883

Mining hashrates

Cryptocurrency mining performance of Radeon RX 580 and Radeon RX 470. Usually measured in megahashes per second.
Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256)
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495 Mh/s
Ethereum / ETH (DaggerHashimoto)
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30 Mh/s
Zcash / ZEC (Equihash)
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200 Sol/s

Gaming performance

Let's see how good Radeon RX 580 and Radeon RX 470 are for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS.

Advantages of AMD Radeon RX 580

7.1% faster in synthetic tests
Somewhat newer (18 April 2017 vs 4 August 2016)
More pipelines (2304 vs 2048)
Higher memory bandwidth (256 vs 211.2 GB/s)

Advantages of AMD Radeon RX 470

Cheaper ($179 vs $229)
Less power hungry (120 vs 185 watts)
DisplayPort 1.3 HBR / 1.4 HDR Ready
AMD FreeSync

So, RX 580 or RX 470?

Technical City couldn't decide between AMD Radeon RX 580 and AMD Radeon RX 470. The differences in performance seem too small.
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