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AMD Radeon RX 470 (Laptop)

AMD Radeon RX 470 (Laptop)

The AMD Radeon RX 470 for laptops (RX 470M) is a mid-range graphics card for laptops. It was announced in August 2016 and is based on the Polaris 10 chip, just like its bigger sibling Radeon RX 480. The GPU does, however, only use 2048 shader units (32 CUs, 128 TMUs) from 2304 (36 CUs, 144 TMUs). The clock speeds look to be similar to the desktop version of the RX 470 (at least in the Alienware 17, see GPU-Z screenshot). Therefore, the performance should be on par with a non overclocked desktop version.

The performance is similar to a desktop GeForce GTX 970 and a bit slower than the newer GeForce GTX 1060 (mobile) and should be faster than the previous top model M395X. Modern games from 2016 can usually be played in the Full-HD resolution and the highest settings. 

The TDP of the desktop Radeon RX 470 is specified with 120 Watts by AMD, the mobile version should be a bit more power efficient due to selected chips.

Radeon RX 400 Series

Radeon RX 480 compare 2304 @ 1.12 - 1.27 GHz256 Bit @ 8000 MHz
Radeon RX 470 (Desktop) compare 2048 @ 0.93 - 1.21 GHz256 Bit @ 6600 MHz
Radeon RX 470 (Laptop) 2048 @ 0.93 - 1.21 GHz256 Bit @ 7000 MHz
Radeon RX 460 (Desktop) compare 896 @ 1.09 - 1.2 GHz128 Bit @ 7000 MHz
CodenamePolaris 10 Pro
Pipelines2048 - unified
Core Speed926 - 1206 (Boost) MHz
Memory Speed7000 MHz
Memory Bus Width256 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5
Max. Amount of Memory8 GB
Shared Memoryno
APIDirectX 12, OpenGL Vulkan
Power Consumption120 Watt
technology14 nm
FeaturesDisplayPort 1.3 HBR / 1.4 HDR Ready, HDMI 2.0b, AMD FreeSync
Notebook Sizelarge
Date of Announcement04.08.2016


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Notebook reviews with AMD Radeon RX 470 (Laptop) graphics card

Alienware 17 R4 01: Intel Core i7-6700HQ, 17.30", 4.4 kg
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