AMD Radeon RX 470 (Laptop) vs AMD Radeon RX 470 (Desktop)

AMD Radeon RX 470 (Laptop)

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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.

AMD Radeon RX 470 (Desktop)

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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.

AMD Radeon RX 470 (Laptop)AMD Radeon RX 470 (Desktop)
ManufacturerAMDAMD
Radeon RX 400 Series
Radeon RX 480 compare 2304 @ 1.12 - 1.27 GHz256 Bit @ 8000 MHz
Radeon RX 470 (Desktop) 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
Radeon RX 480 compare 2304 @ 1.12 - 1.27 GHz256 Bit @ 8000 MHz
Radeon RX 470 (Desktop) 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 ProPolaris 10 Pro
ArchitecturePolarisPolaris
Pipelines2048 - unified2048 - unified
Core Speed926 - 1206 (Boost) MHz926 - 1206 (Boost) MHz
Memory Speed7000 MHz6600 MHz
Memory Bus Width256 Bit256 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5GDDR5
Max. Amount of Memory8192 MB8192 MB
Shared Memorynono
DirectXDirectX 12DirectX 12
technology14 nm14 nm
FeaturesDisplayPort 1.3 HBR / 1.4 HDR Ready, HDMI 2.0b, AMD FreeSyncDisplayPort 1.3 HBR / 1.4 HDR Ready, HDMI 2.0b, AMD FreeSync
Notebook Sizelarge
Date of Announcement04.08.2016 04.08.2016

Benchmarks

3DMark - 3DMark Time Spy Score
3756 Points (21%)
3DMark - 3DMark Time Spy Graphics
3624 Points (19%)
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited Graphics
380689 Points (60%)
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Score
min: 16841     avg: 21727     median: 21727 (29%)     max: 26613 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Graphics
min: 66398     avg: 68475     median: 68475 (34%)     max: 70552 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Score
8961 Points (23%)
min: 8931     avg: 9507     median: 9507 (25%)     max: 10083 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Graphics
10715 Points (22%)
min: 11869     avg: 11885     median: 11884.5 (24%)     max: 11900 Points
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Score
min: 12328     avg: 13832     median: 13831.5 (36%)     max: 15335 Points
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance GPU
min: 17511     avg: 17625     median: 17624.5 (30%)     max: 17738 Points
Unigine Valley 1.0 - Unigine Valley 1.0 DX
min: 47.2     avg: 47.3     median: 47.3 (24%)     max: 47.4 fps
LuxMark v2.0 64Bit - LuxMark v2.0 Room GPU
1440 Samples/s (15%)
LuxMark v2.0 64Bit - LuxMark v2.0 Sala GPU
3020 Samples/s (11%)
ComputeMark v2.1 - ComputeMark v2.1 Result
9044 (19%)
Power Consumption - Furmark Stress Test Power Consumption - external Monitor *
313 Watt (57%)
Power Consumption - The Witcher 3 Power Consumption - external Monitor *
250 Watt (42%)

Average Benchmarks AMD Radeon RX 470 (Laptop) → 100% n=2

Average Benchmarks AMD Radeon RX 470 (Desktop) → 109% n=2

- Range of benchmark values for this graphics card
- Average benchmark values for this graphics card
* Smaller numbers mean a higher performance
1 This benchmark is not used for the average calculation

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
Radeon RX 470 (Desktop):
73.8  fps
QHD 2560x1440
Radeon RX 470 (Desktop):
53.4  fps
high 1920x1080
Radeon RX 470 (Desktop):
76  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Radeon RX 470 (Desktop):
47.6  fps
QHD 2560x1440
Radeon RX 470 (Desktop):
35.9  fps
low 1280x720
Radeon RX 470 (Desktop):
113  fps
med. 1920x1080
Radeon RX 470 (Desktop):
74  fps
high 1920x1080
Radeon RX 470 (Desktop):
68  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Radeon RX 470 (Desktop):
63  fps
QHD 2560x1440
Radeon RX 470 (Desktop):
46  fps
4K 3840x2160
Radeon RX 470 (Desktop):
24  fps
Strange Brigade

Strange Brigade

2018
low 1280x720
Radeon RX 470 (Desktop):
245 fps  fps
med. 1920x1080
Radeon RX 470 (Desktop):
105 fps  fps
high 1920x1080
Radeon RX 470 (Desktop):
87.5 fps