RX Vega M GL vs R9 M470X

General info

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

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Value for money (0-100)
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GCN 4.0
GPU code name
Polaris 22
Market segment
Launch date
1 February 2018 (3 years ago)
14 May 2016 (5 years ago)
Price now
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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 cores
Core clock speed
931 MHz
1100 MHz
Boost clock speed
1011 MHz
1100 MHz
Number of transistors
5,000 million
2,080 million
Manufacturing process technology
14 nm
28 nm
Thermal design power (TDP)
65 Watt
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Texture fill rate
Floating-point performance
2,588 gflops
1,971 gflops

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on Radeon RX Vega M GL 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 size
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PCIe 3.0 x16


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 type
Maximum RAM amount
4 GB
4 GB
Memory bus width
1024 Bit
128 Bit
Memory clock speed
1400 MHz
6000 MHz
Memory bandwidth
179.2 GB/s
96 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 Connectors
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API support

APIs supported, including particular versions of those APIs.

12 (12_0)
12 (12_0)
Shader Model

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmark performance comparison. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall score

This is our combined benchmark performance rating. We are regularly improving our combining algorithms, but if you find some perceived inconsistencies, feel free to speak up in comments section, we usually fix problems quickly.

RX Vega M GL 12.96 +0.8%
R9 M470X 12.86


This is probably the most ubiquitous benchmark, part of Passmark PerformanceTest suite. It gives the graphics card a thorough evaluation under various load, providing four separate benchmarks for Direct3D versions 9, 10, 11 and 12 (the last being done in 4K resolution if possible), and few more tests engaging DirectCompute capabilities.

RX Vega M GL 3427 +0.8%
R9 M470X 3400

Gaming performance

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

Both graphics cards satisfy the 86% minimum and 73% recommended requirements of all games known to us.


Competitors of Radeon RX Vega M GL from NVIDIA

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Radeon RX Vega M GL from NVIDIA is GeForce GTX 870M, which is nearly equal in speed and lower by 1 position in our rating.

Here are some closest NVIDIA rivals to Radeon RX Vega M GL:

Competitors of Radeon R9 M470X from NVIDIA

The nearest Radeon R9 M470X's NVIDIA equivalent is GeForce GTX 870M, which is faster by 1% and higher by 2 positions in our rating.

Here are some closest NVIDIA rivals to Radeon R9 M470X:

Advantages of AMD Radeon RX Vega M GL

0.8% better performance in benchmarks

Much newer (1 February 2018 vs 14 May 2016)

Wider memory bus (1024 vs 128 bit)

More pipelines (1280 vs 896)

Higher memory bandwidth (179.2 vs 96 GB/s)

Finer manufacturing process technology (14 vs 28 nm)

Advantages of AMD Radeon R9 M470X

We are unaware of any advantages of AMD Radeon R9 M470X over AMD Radeon RX Vega M GL.

So, which one is the better GPU?

Technical City couldn't decide between AMD Radeon RX Vega M GL and AMD Radeon R9 M470X. The differences in performance seem too small.

Should you still have questions concerning choice between the reviewed GPUs, ask them in Comments section, and we shall answer.

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AMD Radeon RX Vega M GL
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