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Geforce GTX 670 vs Radeon RX 470

Intro

The Geforce GTX 670 has a GPU clock speed of 915 MHz, and the 2048 MB of GDDR5 RAM is set to run at 1500 MHz through a 256-bit bus. It also features 1344 Stream Processors, 112 TAUs, and 32 Raster Operation Units.

Compare those specifications to the Radeon RX 470, which has core speeds of 926 MHz on the GPU, and 1650 MHz on the 8192 MB of GDDR5 RAM. It features 2048 SPUs as well as 128 TAUs 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.

3DMark Fire Strike Graphics Score

Radeon RX 470 11810 points
Geforce GTX 670 7424 points
Difference: 4386 (59%)

Ethereum Mining Hash Rate

Radeon RX 470 26 Mh/s
Geforce GTX 670 13 Mh/s
Difference: 13 (100%)

Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks

Power Consumption (Max TDP)

Radeon RX 470 120 Watts
Geforce GTX 670 170 Watts
Difference: 50 Watts (42%)

Memory Bandwidth

Performance-wise, the Radeon RX 470 should in theory be just a bit better than the Geforce GTX 670 in general. (explain)

Radeon RX 470 211200 MB/sec
Geforce GTX 670 192000 MB/sec
Difference: 19200 (10%)

Texel Rate

The Radeon RX 470 will be just a bit (more or less 16%) more effective at AF than the Geforce GTX 670. (explain)

Radeon RX 470 118528 Mtexels/sec
Geforce GTX 670 102480 Mtexels/sec
Difference: 16048 (16%)

Pixel Rate

If running with a high screen resolution is important to you, then the Radeon RX 470 is a better choice, but only just. (explain)

Radeon RX 470 29632 Mpixels/sec
Geforce GTX 670 29280 Mpixels/sec
Difference: 352 (1%)

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

Geforce GTX 670

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Specifications

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Model Geforce GTX 670 Radeon RX 470
Manufacturer nVidia AMD
Year May 2012 August 2016
Code Name GK104 Polaris 10
Memory 2048 MB 8192 MB
Core Speed 915 MHz 926 MHz
Memory Speed 6000 MHz 6600 MHz
Power (Max TDP) 170 watts 120 watts
Bandwidth 192000 MB/sec 211200 MB/sec
Texel Rate 102480 Mtexels/sec 118528 Mtexels/sec
Pixel Rate 29280 Mpixels/sec 29632 Mpixels/sec
Unified Shaders 1344 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 3540 million 5700 million
Bus PCIe 3.0 x16 PCIe 3.0 x16
DirectX Version DirectX 11.0 DirectX 12.0
OpenGL Version OpenGL 4.2 OpenGL 4.5

Memory Bandwidth: Memory bandwidth is the max amount of data (in units of megabytes per second) that can be moved past the external memory interface in a second. It is worked out by multiplying the card's interface width by its memory speed. If the card has DDR memory, it must be multiplied by 2 once again. If DDR5, multiply by 4 instead. The better the bandwidth is, the better the card will be in general. It especially helps with anti-aliasing, High Dynamic Range and high resolutions.

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

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

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