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Radeon R9 380 4G vs Radeon RX 470


Intro

The Radeon R9 380 4G makes use of a 28 nm design. AMD has clocked the core frequency at 970 MHz. The GDDR5 memory runs at a frequency of 1425 MHz on this particular model. It features 1792 SPUs along with 112 TAUs and 32 ROPs.

Compare those specifications to the Radeon RX 470, which has core clock speeds of 926 MHz on the GPU, and 1650 MHz on the 8192 MB of GDDR5 RAM. It features 2048 SPUs along with 128 Texture Address Units and 32 Rasterization Operator 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.

Ethereum Mining Hash Rate

Radeon RX 470 26 Mh/s
Radeon R9 380 4G 21 Mh/s
Difference: 5 (24%)

Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks

Power Consumption (Max TDP)

Radeon RX 470 120 Watts
Radeon R9 380 4G 190 Watts
Difference: 70 Watts (58%)

Memory Bandwidth

The Radeon RX 470 should theoretically be a small bit faster than the Radeon R9 380 4G in general. (explain)

Radeon RX 470 211200 MB/sec
Radeon R9 380 4G 182400 MB/sec
Difference: 28800 (16%)

Texel Rate

The Radeon RX 470 will be just a bit (approximately 9%) faster with regards to texture filtering than the Radeon R9 380 4G. (explain)

Radeon RX 470 118528 Mtexels/sec
Radeon R9 380 4G 108640 Mtexels/sec
Difference: 9888 (9%)

Pixel Rate

The Radeon R9 380 4G will be a small bit (approximately 5%) better at AA than the Radeon RX 470, and also able to handle higher screen resolutions without slowing down too much. (explain)

Radeon R9 380 4G 31040 Mpixels/sec
Radeon RX 470 29632 Mpixels/sec
Difference: 1408 (5%)

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.

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Radeon R9 380 4G

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Specifications

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Model Radeon R9 380 4G Radeon RX 470
Manufacturer AMD AMD
Year June 2015 August 2016
Code Name Antigua PRO Polaris 10
Memory 4096 MB 8192 MB
Core Speed 970 MHz 926 MHz
Memory Speed 5700 MHz 6600 MHz
Power (Max TDP) 190 watts 120 watts
Bandwidth 182400 MB/sec 211200 MB/sec
Texel Rate 108640 Mtexels/sec 118528 Mtexels/sec
Pixel Rate 31040 Mpixels/sec 29632 Mpixels/sec
Unified Shaders 1792 2048
Texture Mapping Units 112 128
Render Output Units 32 32
Bus Type GDDR5 GDDR5
Bus Width 256-bit 256-bit
Fab Process 28 nm 14 nm
Transistors 5000 million 5700 million
Bus PCIe 3.0 ×16 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 information (counted in MB per second) that can be transported across the external memory interface in a second. It is worked out by multiplying the bus width by its memory speed. If the card has DDR type RAM, it should be multiplied by 2 again. If it uses DDR5, multiply by ANOTHER 2x. The higher the memory bandwidth, the better the card will be in general. It especially helps with AA, HDR and higher screen resolutions.

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

Pixel Rate: Pixel rate is the most pixels the video card can possibly record to the local memory in one second - measured in millions of pixels per second. The figure is worked out by multiplying the number of ROPs by the the core speed of the card. ROPs (Raster Operations Pipelines - sometimes also referred to as Render Output Units) are responsible for filling the screen with pixels (the image). The actual pixel fill rate also depends on quite a few other factors, especially the memory bandwidth of the card - the lower the bandwidth is, the lower the potential to reach the max fill rate.

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