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AMD Radeon RX 470 (Desktop)

AMD Radeon RX 470 (Desktop)

The AMD Radeon RX 470 is a mainstream graphics card for desktop PCs. 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 clocks at 926 - 1206 MHz for the core as well as 1650 MHz for 4 or 8 GB GDDR5-VRAM (256-bit interface) are a bit lower as well. 

As a result of the reduced hardware equipment, the RX 470 is about 10 percent slower than the RX 480 and just manages the performance level of the Nvidia GeForce GTX 970. Modern games from 2016 can usually be played in the Full-HD resolution and the highest settings. 

The TDP of the Radeon RX 470 is specified with 120 Watts by AMD, so a single 6-pin power connector is sufficient.

ManufacturerAMD
Radeon RX 400 Series
Radeon RX 480 compare 2304 @ 1120 - 1266 MHz256 Bit @ 8000 MHz
Radeon RX 470 (Desktop) 2048 @ 926 - 1206 MHz256 Bit @ 6600 MHz
Radeon RX 470 (Laptop) compare 2048 @ 926 - 1206 MHz256 Bit @ 7000 MHz
Radeon RX 460 (Desktop) compare 896 @ 1090 - 1200 MHz128 Bit @ 7000 MHz
CodenamePolaris 10 Pro
ArchitecturePolaris
Pipelines2048 - unified
Core Speed926 - 1206 (Boost) MHz
Memory Speed6600 MHz
Memory Bus Width256 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5
Max. Amount of Memory8192 MB
Shared Memoryno
DirectXDirectX 12
technology14 nm
FeaturesDisplayPort 1.3 HBR / 1.4 HDR Ready, HDMI 2.0b, AMD FreeSync
Date of Announcement04.08.2016

Benchmarks

3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Score
min: 8931     avg: 9507     median: 9507 (31%)     max: 10083 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Graphics
min: 11869     avg: 11885     median: 11884.5 (27%)     max: 11900 Points
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Score
min: 12328     avg: 13832     median: 13831.5 (36%)     max: 15335 Points
- Range of benchmark values for this graphics card
- Average benchmark values for this graphics card
* Smaller numbers mean a higher performance

Game Benchmarks

The following benchmarks stem from our benchmarks of review laptops. The performance depends on the used graphics memory, clock rate, processor, system settings, drivers, and operating systems. So the results don't have to be representative for all laptops with this GPU. For detailed information on the benchmark results, click on the fps number.

F1 2020

F1 2020

2020
ultra 1920x1080
73.8  fps    + Compare
QHD 2560x1440
53.4  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
high 1920x1080
76  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
47.6  fps    + Compare
QHD 2560x1440
35.9  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
low 1280x720
113  fps    + Compare
med. 1920x1080
74  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
68  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
63  fps    + Compare
QHD 2560x1440
46  fps    + Compare
4K 3840x2160
24  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
Strange Brigade

Strange Brigade

2018
low 1280x720
245 fps  fps    + Compare
med. 1920x1080
105 fps