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Radeon RX 470 vs Radeon RX 470 4GB

Intro

The Radeon RX 470 has a clock speed of 926 MHz and a GDDR5 memory speed of 1650 MHz. It also features a 256-bit bus, and makes use of a 14 nm design. It is comprised of 2048 SPUs, 128 TAUs, and 32 ROPs.

Compare all of that to the Radeon RX 470 4GB, which comes with a core clock frequency of 926 MHz and a GDDR5 memory frequency of 1650 MHz. It also uses a 256-bit bus, and makes use of a 14 nm design. It is comprised of 2048 SPUs, 128 Texture Address Units, and 32 Raster Operation Units.

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Benchmarks

These are real-world performance benchmarks that were submitted by Hardware Compare users. The scores seen here are the average of all benchmarks submitted for each respective test and hardware.

Zcash Mining Hash Rate

Radeon RX 470 289 Sol/s
Radeon RX 470 4GB 270 Sol/s
Difference: 19 (7%)

Ethereum Mining Hash Rate

Radeon RX 470 4GB 27 Mh/s
Radeon RX 470 26 Mh/s
Difference: 1 (4%)

Monero Mining Hash Rate

Radeon RX 470 750 h/s
Radeon RX 470 4GB 750 h/s
Difference: 0 (0%)

Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks

Both cards have the same power consumption.

Memory Bandwidth

Both cards have exactly the same bandwidth, so theoretically they should perform exactly the same. (explain)

Texel Rate

Both cards have exactly the same texel fill rate, so theoretically they should be equally good at at AF. (explain)

Pixel Rate

Both cards have the exact same pixel rate, so theoretically they should perform equally good at at full screen anti-aliasing, and be able to handle the same resolutions. (explain)

Please note that the above 'benchmarks' are all just theoretical - the results were calculated based on the card's specifications, and real-world performance may (and probably will) vary at least a bit.

Price Comparison

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Radeon RX 470

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Specifications

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Model Radeon RX 470 Radeon RX 470 4GB
Manufacturer AMD AMD
Year August 2016 August 2016
Code Name Polaris 10 Polaris 10
Memory 8192 MB 4096 MB
Core Speed 926 MHz 926 MHz
Memory Speed 6600 MHz 6600 MHz
Power (Max TDP) 120 watts 120 watts
Bandwidth 211200 MB/sec 211200 MB/sec
Texel Rate 118528 Mtexels/sec 118528 Mtexels/sec
Pixel Rate 29632 Mpixels/sec 29632 Mpixels/sec
Unified Shaders 2048 2048
Texture Mapping Units 128 128
Render Output Units 32 32
Bus Type GDDR5 GDDR5
Bus Width 256-bit 256-bit
Fab Process 14 nm 14 nm
Transistors 5700 million 5700 million
Bus PCIe 3.0 x16 PCIe 3.0 x16
DirectX Version DirectX 12.0 DirectX 12.0
OpenGL Version OpenGL 4.5 OpenGL 4.5

Memory Bandwidth: Bandwidth is the maximum amount of data (measured in megabytes per second) that can be transferred across the external memory interface within a second. It's calculated by multiplying the bus width by its memory clock speed. If it uses DDR type memory, it must be multiplied by 2 once again. If it uses DDR5, multiply by ANOTHER 2x. The better the bandwidth is, the better the card will be in general. It especially helps with anti-aliasing, High Dynamic Range and higher screen resolutions.

Texel Rate: Texel rate is the maximum amount of texture map elements (texels) that can be applied per second. This figure is calculated by multiplying the total texture units of the card by the core clock speed of the chip. The better the texel rate, the better the card will be at handling texture filtering (anisotropic filtering - AF). It is measured in millions of texels in a second.

Pixel Rate: Pixel rate is the maximum amount of pixels that the graphics card can possibly write to the local memory in a second - measured in millions of pixels per second. The number is calculated by multiplying the number of ROPs by the the card's clock speed. ROPs (Raster Operations Pipelines - also called Render Output Units) are responsible for outputting the pixels (image) to the screen. The actual pixel rate also depends on lots of other factors, most notably the memory bandwidth - the lower the memory bandwidth is, the lower the potential to get to the max fill rate.

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Radeon RX 470

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Radeon RX 470 4GB

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Please note that the price comparisons are based on search keywords - sometimes it might show cards with very similar names that are not exactly the same as the one chosen in the comparison. We do try to filter out the wrong results as best we can, though.

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