GeForce GTX 470 vs Radeon R7 250X

GeForce GTX 470
Memory: 1280Mb GDDR5DESKTOP
Release date: 26 Mar 2010
GeForce GTX 470
Radeon R7 250X
Memory: 1024Mb GDDR5DESKTOP
Release date: 13 Feb 2014
Radeon R7 250X


Synthetic performance index

  • GeForce GTX 470
  • Radeon R7 250X

Relative performance

Reasons to consider GeForce GTX 470

Around 16% higher average synthetic performance.
Supports PhysX.
Based on an outdated architecture (Nvidia Fermi), there are no performance optimizations for current games and applications.

Reasons to consider Radeon R7 250X

135 watts lower power draw. This might be a strong point if your current power supply is not enough to handle the GeForce GTX 470 .
This is a much newer product, it might have better long term support.
Supports Direct3D 12 Async Compute.
Supports ReLive (allows game streaming/recording with minimum performance penalty).
Supports Mantle.

GeForce GTX 470

HWBench recommends GeForce GTX 470

The GeForce GTX 470 is the better performing card based on the synthetic benchmarks used (1 benchmarks).


Core Configuration

GeForce GTX 470Radeon R7 250X
GPU NameGF100 (GF100-275-A3)vsCape Verde (Cape Verde XT)
Fab Process40 nmvs28 nm
Die Size529 mm²vs123 mm²
Transistors3,100 millionvs1,500 million
Compute Units14vs10
Core clock608 MHzvs950 MHz

Memory Configuration

GeForce GTX 470Radeon R7 250X
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR5
Bus Width320 bitvs128 bit
Memory Speed837 MHz
3348 MHz effective
vs1125 MHz
4500 MHz effective
Memory Size1280 Mbvs1024 Mb

Additional details

GeForce GTX 470Radeon R7 250X
TDP215 wattsvs80 watts
Release Date26 Mar 2010vs13 Feb 2014

Raw Performance comparison

Pixel Rate

  • GeForce GTX 470
    17.00 GP/s
  • Radeon R7 250X
    15.20 GP/s

GigaPixels - higher is better

Texel Rate

  • GeForce GTX 470
    34.00 GT/s
  • Radeon R7 250X
    38.00 GT/s

GigaTexels - higher is better

Memory bandwidth

  • GeForce GTX 470
    134.00 GB/s
  • Radeon R7 250X
    72.00 GB/s

GB/s - higher is better

Single precision performance

  • GeForce GTX 470
    1089.00 GFLOPs
  • Radeon R7 250X
    1216.00 GFLOPs

GFLOPs - higher is better

Synthetic benchmarks

3DMark 11

  • GeForce GTX 470
  • Radeon R7 250X

Points (higher is better)