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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 (Boost) MHz256 Bit @ 8000 MHz
Radeon RX 470 (Desktop) 2048 @ 926 - 1206 (Boost) MHz256 Bit @ 6600 MHz
Radeon RX 470 (Laptop) (compare) 2048 @ 926 - 1206 (Boost) MHz256 Bit @ 7000 MHz
Radeon RX 460 (Desktop) (compare) 896 @ 1090 - 1200 (Boost) 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 - Cloud Gate Standard Score 1280x720
min: 16841     avg: 21727     median: 21727 (44%)     max: 26613 Points
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Graphics 1280x720
min: 66398     avg: 68475     median: 68475 (42%)     max: 70552 Points
3DMark - Fire Strike Score 1920x1080
min: 8931     avg: 9507     median: 9507 (41%)     max: 10083 Points
3DMark - Fire Strike Graphics 1920x1080
min: 11869     avg: 11884.5     median: 11884.5 (29%)     max: 11900 Points
3DMark 11 - Performance 1280x720
min: 12328     avg: 13831.5     median: 13831.5 (48%)     max: 15335 points
3DMark 11 - Performance GPU 1280x720
min: 17511     avg: 17624.5     median: 17624.5 (35%)     max: 17738 points
Unigine Valley 1.0 - Extreme HD DirectX 1920x1080
min: 47.2     avg: 47.3     median: 47.3 (33%)     max: 47.4 fps
- 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 detailled information on the benchmark results, click on the fps number.

Assassin´s Creed Origins
low 1280x720
66  fps    + Compare
med. 1920x1080
57  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
52  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
44  fps    + Compare
3840x2160
14  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
Playerunknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG)
med. 1920x1080
71  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
49.6  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
40.2  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
Dirt 4

Dirt 4

2017
high 1920x1080
98  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
59.4  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
Rocket League
high 1920x1080
142  fps    + Compare
3840x2160
62.3  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings high.
Prey

Prey

2017
low 1280x720
143  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
91  fps    + Compare
3840x2160
27.8  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
Warhammer 40.000: Dawn of War III
low 1280x720
160  fps    + Compare
med. 1920x1080
70  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
45.4  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
40  fps    + Compare
3840x2160
13.6  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
Mass Effect Andromeda
high 1920x1080
57.8  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
50  fps    + Compare
3840x2160
22.6  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
Ghost Recon Wildlands
low 1280x720
130  fps    + Compare
med. 1920x1080
60.2 63.9 ~ 62 fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
55.6 58.7 ~ 57 fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
29.7 29.9 ~ 30 fps    + Compare
3840x2160
20.6  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings high.
For Honor

For Honor

2017
low 1280x720
244  fps    + Compare
med. 1920x1080
100.4 102 ~ 101 fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
96.5 97 ~ 97 fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
67.6 69.8 ~ 69 fps    + Compare
3840x2160
29.6  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
Additional Benchmarks
Extreme Preset 16xAF TAA 3840x2160
20.6
Resident Evil 7
high 1920x1080
114 117 ~ 116 fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
37.6 90.2 ~ 64 fps    + Compare