AMD Radeon RX 470

AMD Radeon RX 470 Benchmark

AMD Radeon RX 470 GPU benchmark, specs and release date - 8 GB AMD Radeon 400 Series Graphics card rating. How good is the Radeon RX 470 for gaming?

GPU Benchmark Score

18 %
Average score from 6 samples
Medium uncertainty
Performance
Average
Ranking
130th of 533
Popularity
72nd of 533
Samples
6 benchmarks

GPU benchmarks

Here are the performance results of this graphics card in both the hardwareDB Benchmark and other benchmark utilities. Synthetic tests are an estimation of real-world performance using consistent and repeatable benchmarks.

hardwareDB Benchmark

All tests were performed at 1920 x 1080 resolution

Flux Core

Volumetric ray casting test, a computationally expensive method of rendering high-quality scenes

74 FPS average
52 FPS 10% low
49 FPS 1% low

Electron

Randomly generated noise sphere test

55 FPS average
53 FPS 10% low
48 FPS 1% low

City

Procedurally generated city scene with voxel rendering

72 FPS average
59 FPS 10% low
54 FPS 1% low

Clouds

Real-time noise calculation and ray marching test

30 FPS average
28 FPS 10% low
27 FPS 1% low

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Alternative benchmarks

Here are some benchmark results using alternative testing software

Geekbench (Metal)

Geekbench (Metal)

Metal compute benchmark

38,292
Geekbench (OpenCL)

Geekbench (OpenCL)

OpenCL compute benchmark

39,085
Geekbench (Vulkan)

Geekbench (Vulkan)

Vulkan compute benchmark

41,542
3DMark Graphics

3DMark Graphics

High-end graphics benchmark

3,675

Compare these benchmarks and specs using our GPU Comparison Tool

GPU Comparison

The AMD Radeon RX 470 compared against popular alternatives. Compare against more GPUs with our GPU Comparison Tool.

AMD Radeon RX 6600
43 %
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Laptop
26 %
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970
23 %
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650
22 %
AMD Radeon RX 470
18 %
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950
10 %
Intel UHD 730
3 %

Specifications

Core Clock 926 MHz
Boost Clock 1206 MHz
Memory Type GDDR5
Memory Size 8 GiB
Bus Width 256 bit
Memory Bandwidth 206.05 GB/s
TDP 120 W
Floating Point Performance 4.94 TFLOP/s
Release Date 2016-08-04
Family Radeon 400 Series
PCIe Revision 3.0
DirectX Support 12
OpenGL Support 4.5
Pixel Rate 38.59 Gigapixels/s
Texture Rate 154.4 Gigatexels/s
Shading Units 2048
Texture Mapping Units 128
Render Output Processors 32

AMD Radeon RX 470

The Radeon RX 470 is an AMD GPU that was released in August 2016. This GPU is average at gaming with a score of 18% in our PC benchmark.

The Radeon RX 470 has 8 GiB of GDDR5 memory, with a total memory bandwidth of 206 GB/s. The memory bus has a width of 256 bits. When choosing a GPU, plan ahead and select a model with enough memory for your needs. High resolutions such as 4K require significantly more memory than 1080p as there is more data to display on the screen.

In terms of clock speed, the Radeon RX 470 GPU core runs at a frequency of 926 MHz and if power and temperature permits, it can boost up to 1206 MHz. A clock speed is the frequency at which the GPU updates. A higher speed means more processing can happen per cycle. This is useful only when comparing cards of the same generation, as other architectures may process more or less per clock.

As for rendering API support, the Radeon RX 470 supports up to DirectX 12. In addition, in cross-platform titles, OpenGL 4.5 features are supported. If your GPU is too old and doesn't support a newer API certain titles may not be playable.

This chip has a Thermal Design Power of 120W: the total amount of waste heat generated. A card that runs hotter will need better cooling and will draw more power from the wall.

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