AMD Radeon RX 480 (Desktop) vs AMD Radeon RX 470 (Desktop)

AMD Radeon RX 480 (Desktop)

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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 480 (Desktop)AMD Radeon RX 470 (Desktop)
ManufacturerAMDAMD
Radeon RX 400 Series
Radeon RX 480 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
Radeon RX 480 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 EllesmerePolaris 10 Pro
ArchitecturePolarisPolaris
Cores2304 - unified2048 - unified
Core1120 - 1266 (Boost) MHz926 - 1206 (Boost) MHz
Memory8000 MHz6600 MHz
Bus256 Bit256 Bit
MemoryGDDR5GDDR5
Max. 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
Introduced29.06.2016 04.08.2016

Performance Rating - 3DMark 11 + Fire Strike + Time Spy
47.3 pt (53%)
3DMark - 3DMark Time Spy Score
4001 Points (23%)
3756 Points (21%)
3DMark - 3DMark Time Spy Graphics
3882 Points (21%)
3624 Points (19%)
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited Graphics
383333 Points (70%)
380689 Points (70%)
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Score
27843 Points (42%)
min: 16841     avg: 21727     median: 21727 (32%)     max: 26613 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Graphics
72213 Points (37%)
min: 66398     avg: 68475     median: 68475 (35%)     max: 70552 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Score
10329 Points (34%)
min: 8931     avg: 9507     median: 9507 (31%)     max: 10083 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Graphics
12186 Points (28%)
min: 11869     avg: 11885     median: 11884.5 (27%)     max: 11900 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Graphics
368166 Points (49%)
368166 Points (49%)
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Score
15476 Points (40%)
min: 12328     avg: 13832     median: 13831.5 (36%)     max: 15335 Points
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance GPU
17919 Points (31%)
min: 17511     avg: 17625     median: 17624.5 (30%)     max: 17738 Points
3DMark Vantage
3DM Vant. Perf. total + AMD Radeon RX 480 (Desktop)
3DM Vant. Perf. total + AMD Radeon RX 470 (Desktop)
3DM Vant. Perf. GPU no PhysX + AMD Radeon RX 480 (Desktop)
3DM Vant. Perf. GPU no PhysX + AMD Radeon RX 470 (Desktop)
3DMark 06 3DMark 06 - Standard 1280x1024 + AMD Radeon RX 480 (Desktop)
3DMark 06 - Standard 1280x1024 + AMD Radeon RX 470 (Desktop)
Unigine Valley 1.0 - Unigine Valley 1.0 DX
52.3 fps (28%)
min: 47.2     avg: 47.3     median: 47.3 (26%)     max: 47.4 fps
Unigine Heaven 3.0 - Unigine Heaven 3.0 DX 11
132 fps (44%)
132 fps (44%)
Unigine Heaven 3.0 - Unigine Heaven 3.0 OpenGL
105 fps (47%)
105 fps (47%)
Cinebench R15
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64 Bit + AMD Radeon RX 480 (Desktop)
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64 Bit + AMD Radeon RX 470 (Desktop)
Cinebench R15 OpenGL Ref. Match 64 Bit + AMD Radeon RX 480 (Desktop)
Cinebench R15 OpenGL Ref. Match 64 Bit + AMD Radeon RX 470 (Desktop)
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7
GLBench 2.7 T-Rex HD Offscreen C24Z16 + AMD Radeon RX 480 (Desktop)
GLBench 2.7 T-Rex HD Offscreen C24Z16 + AMD Radeon RX 470 (Desktop)
GLBench 2.7 T-Rex HD Onscreen C24Z16 + AMD Radeon RX 480 (Desktop)
GLBench 2.7 T-Rex HD Onscreen C24Z16 + AMD Radeon RX 470 (Desktop)
GFXBench 3.0 - GFXBench 3.0 Manhattan Offscreen
198 fps (32%)
198 fps (32%)
GFXBench 3.0 - GFXBench 3.0 Manhattan
59.5 fps (16%)
59.5 fps (16%)
GFXBench - GFXBench Car Chase Offscreen
183 fps (42%)
183 fps (42%)
GFXBench - GFXBench Car Chase Onscreen
52.6 fps (20%)
52.6 fps (20%)
LuxMark v2.0 64Bit - LuxMark v2.0 Room GPU
1661 Samples/s (17%)
1440 Samples/s (15%)
LuxMark v2.0 64Bit - LuxMark v2.0 Sala GPU
3468 Samples/s (24%)
3020 Samples/s (20%)
ComputeMark v2.1 - ComputeMark v2.1 Result
9659 (21%)
9044 (20%)
Power Consumption - Furmark Stress Test Power Consumption - external Monitor *
244 Watt (56%)
313 Watt (71%)
Power Consumption - The Witcher 3 Power Consumption - external Monitor *
240 Watt (51%)
250 Watt (54%)

Average Benchmarks AMD Radeon RX 480 (Desktop) → 100% n=27

Average Benchmarks AMD Radeon RX 470 (Desktop) → 96% n=27

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* Smaller numbers mean a higher performance
1 This benchmark is not used for the average calculation

Flight Simulator 2020

Flight Simulator 2020

2020
low 1280x720
100%
Radeon RX 480:
69.5  fps
med. 1920x1080
100%
Radeon RX 480:
36.9  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
Radeon RX 480:
26.4  fps
F1 2020

F1 2020

2020
ultra 1920x1080
Radeon RX 470 (Desktop):
73.8  fps
QHD 2560x1440
Radeon RX 470 (Desktop):
53.4  fps
Valorant

Valorant

2020
QHD 2560x1440
100%
Radeon RX 480:
241  fps
4K 3840x2160
100%
Radeon RX 480:
120  fps
Gears Tactics

Gears Tactics

2020
med. 1920x1080
100%
Radeon RX 480:
104  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
Radeon RX 480:
65.8  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Radeon RX 480:
51.6   fps
QHD 2560x1440
100%
Radeon RX 480:
32.3  fps
4K 3840x2160
100%
Radeon RX 480:
17.2  fps
low 1280x720
100%
Radeon RX 480:
122  fps
med. 1920x1080
100%
Radeon RX 480:
69  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
Radeon RX 480:
43  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Radeon RX 480:
25.3  fps
QHD 2560x1440
100%
Radeon RX 480:
21  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Radeon RX 480:
70  fps
FIFA 20

FIFA 20

2019
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Radeon RX 480:
218  fps
QHD 2560x1440
100%
Radeon RX 480:
187  fps
4K 3840x2160
100%
Radeon RX 480:
113  fps
Control

Control

2019
low 1280x720
100%
Radeon RX 480:
158  fps
med. 1920x1080
100%
Radeon RX 480:
55  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
Radeon RX 480:
39.3  fps
QHD 2560x1440
100%
Radeon RX 480:
24.9  fps
4K 3840x2160
100%
Radeon RX 480:
12.1  fps
low 1280x720
100%
Radeon RX 480:
204  fps
med. 1920x1080
100%
Radeon RX 480:
76  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
Radeon RX 480:
48.4  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Radeon RX 480:
34.4  fps
QHD 2560x1440
100%
Radeon RX 480:
22.8  fps
4K 3840x2160
100%
Radeon RX 480:
11.5  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
Radeon RX 480:
68 fps  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Radeon RX 480:
51.8 fps  fps
QHD 2560x1440
100%
Radeon RX 480:
36.3 fps  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
Anthem

Anthem

2019
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Radeon RX 480:
62  fps
QHD 2560x1440
100%
Radeon RX 480:
42.7  fps
4K 3840x2160
100%
Radeon RX 480:
22.1  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
100%
Radeon RX 480:
69  fps
91%
Radeon RX 470 (Desktop):
63  fps
QHD 2560x1440
100%
Radeon RX 480:
50  fps
92%
Radeon RX 470 (Desktop):
46  fps
4K 3840x2160
100%
Radeon RX 480:
26  fps
92%
Radeon RX 470 (Desktop):
24  fps
low 1280x720
100%
Radeon RX 480:
115  fps
med. 1920x1080
100%
Radeon RX 480:
58.6  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
Radeon RX 480:
33.8  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Radeon RX 480:
31.8  fps
4K 3840x2160
100%
Radeon RX 480:
15.1  fps
med. 1920x1080
100%
Radeon RX 480:
93  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
Radeon RX 480:
78  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Radeon RX 480:
77  fps
QHD 2560x1440
100%
Radeon RX 480:
50  fps
4K 3840x2160
100%
Radeon RX 480:
24.9  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Radeon RX 480:
62  fps
QHD 2560x1440
100%
Radeon RX 480:
42  fps
4K 3840x2160
100%
Radeon RX 480:
21  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Radeon RX 480:
59  fps
QHD 2560x1440
100%
Radeon RX 480:
38.5  fps
4K 3840x2160
100%
Radeon RX 480:
19  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Radeon RX 480:
56.4  fps
QHD 2560x1440
100%
Radeon RX 480:
38.3  fps
4K 3840x2160
100%
Radeon RX 480:
20.2  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Radeon RX 480:
96  fps
QHD 2560x1440
100%
Radeon RX 480:
65  fps
4K 3840x2160
100%
Radeon RX 480:
30.5  fps
med. 1920x1080
100%
Radeon RX 480:
58  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
Radeon RX 480:
49  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Radeon RX 480:
35  fps
4K 3840x2160
100%
Radeon RX 480:
17  fps
med. 1920x1080
100%
Radeon RX 480:
100  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
Radeon RX 480:
93  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Radeon RX 480:
77  fps
low 1280x720
100%
Radeon RX 480:
143  fps
med. 1920x1080
100%
Radeon RX 480:
66  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
Radeon RX 480:
61  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Radeon RX 480:
53  fps
4K 3840x2160
100%
Radeon RX 480:
18  fps
Strange Brigade

Strange Brigade

2018
low 1280x720
Radeon RX 470 (Desktop):
245 fps