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GeForce GTX 470 vs Radeon RX 560

Intro

The GeForce GTX 470 comes with clock speeds of 607 MHz on the GPU, and 837 MHz on the 1280 MB of GDDR5 memory. It features 448 SPUs along with 56 TAUs and 40 ROPs.

Compare those specs to the Radeon RX 560, which has core clock speeds of 1175 MHz on the GPU, and 1750 MHz on the 4096 MB of GDDR5 memory. It features 1024 SPUs as well as 64 TAUs and 16 Rasterization Operator Units.

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Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks

Power Consumption (Max TDP)

Radeon RX 560 80 Watts
GeForce GTX 470 215 Watts
Difference: 135 Watts (169%)

Memory Bandwidth

As far as performance goes, the GeForce GTX 470 should theoretically be a small bit superior to the Radeon RX 560 in general. (explain)

GeForce GTX 470 133920 MB/sec
Radeon RX 560 114688 MB/sec
Difference: 19232 (17%)

Texel Rate

The Radeon RX 560 will be a lot (about 121%) faster with regards to AF than the GeForce GTX 470. (explain)

Radeon RX 560 75200 Mtexels/sec
GeForce GTX 470 33992 Mtexels/sec
Difference: 41208 (121%)

Pixel Rate

If using high levels of AA is important to you, then the GeForce GTX 470 is superior to the Radeon RX 560, by far. (explain)

GeForce GTX 470 24280 Mpixels/sec
Radeon RX 560 18800 Mpixels/sec
Difference: 5480 (29%)

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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Specifications

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Model GeForce GTX 470 Radeon RX 560
Manufacturer nVidia AMD
Year March 2010 May 2017
Code Name GF100 Baffin
Memory 1280 MB 4096 MB
Core Speed 607 MHz 1175 MHz
Memory Speed 3348 MHz 7000 MHz
Power (Max TDP) 215 watts 80 watts
Bandwidth 133920 MB/sec 114688 MB/sec
Texel Rate 33992 Mtexels/sec 75200 Mtexels/sec
Pixel Rate 24280 Mpixels/sec 18800 Mpixels/sec
Unified Shaders 448 1024
Texture Mapping Units 56 64
Render Output Units 40 16
Bus Type GDDR5 GDDR5
Bus Width 320-bit 128-bit
Fab Process 40 nm 14 nm
Transistors 3000 million 3000 million
Bus PCIe x16 PCIe 3.0 x16
DirectX Version DirectX 11 DirectX 12.0
OpenGL Version OpenGL 4.1 OpenGL 4.6

Memory Bandwidth: Bandwidth is the largest amount of information (in units of megabytes per second) that can be moved across the external memory interface in one second. It's calculated by multiplying the interface width by its memory speed. If it uses DDR memory, it must be multiplied by 2 again. If it uses DDR5, multiply by ANOTHER 2x. The better the card's memory bandwidth, the faster 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 calculated by multiplying the total number of texture units by the core clock speed of the chip. The higher the texel rate, the better the video card will be at handling texture filtering (anisotropic filtering - AF). It is measured in millions of texels processed in one second.

Pixel Rate: Pixel rate is the most pixels that the graphics card can possibly write to its local memory in one second - measured in millions of pixels per second. The number is calculated by multiplying the number of colour ROPs by the the card's clock speed. ROPs (Raster Operations Pipelines - sometimes also referred to as Render Output Units) are responsible for outputting the pixels (image) to the screen. The actual pixel output rate also depends on quite a few 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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GeForce GTX 470

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Radeon RX 560

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