Radeon RX 470 vs GeForce GTX 660

Radeon RX 470
Memory: 4096Mb GDDR5DESKTOP
Release date: 29 Jun 2016
Radeon RX 470
GeForce GTX 660
Memory: 2048Mb GDDR5DESKTOP
Release date: 6 Sep 2012
GeForce GTX 660

Summary

Synthetic performance index

  • Radeon RX 470
    245%
  • GeForce GTX 660
    100%

Relative performance

Gaming performance index

  • Radeon RX 470
    204%
  • GeForce GTX 660
    100%

Relative performance

Reasons to consider Radeon RX 470

104% higher gaming performance.
This is a much newer product, it might have better long term support.
Supports Direct3D 12 Async Compute.
Supports FreeSync.
Supports ReLive (allows game streaming/recording with minimum performance penalty).
Supports TrueAudio.

Reasons to consider GeForce GTX 660

Supports PhysX.
Supports G-Sync.
Supports ShadowPlay (allows game streaming/recording with minimum performance penalty).
Based on an outdated architecture (Nvidia Kepler), there are less performance optimizations for current games and applications.

Radeon RX 470

HWBench recommends Radeon RX 470

The Radeon RX 470 is the better performing card based on the game benchmark suite used (2 combinations of games and resolutions).


Specifications

Core Configuration

Radeon RX 470GeForce GTX 660
GPU NameEllesmere (Ellesmere PRO)vsGK106 (GK106-400-A1)
Fab Process14 nmvs28 nm
Die Size232 mm²vs221 mm²
Transistors5,700 millionvs2,540 million
Shaders2048vs960
Compute Units32vs5
Core clock926 MHzvs980 MHz
ROPs32vs24
TMUs128vs80

Memory Configuration

Radeon RX 470GeForce GTX 660
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR5
Bus Width256 bitvs192 bit
Memory Speed1650 MHz
6600 MHz effective
vs1502 MHz
6008 MHz effective
Memory Size4096 Mbvs2048 Mb

Additional details

Radeon RX 470GeForce GTX 660
TDP120 wattsvs140 watts
Release Date29 Jun 2016vs6 Sep 2012

Raw Performance comparison

Pixel Rate

  • Radeon RX 470
    38.60 GP/s
  • GeForce GTX 660
    19.60 GP/s

GigaPixels - higher is better

Texel Rate

  • Radeon RX 470
    154.40 GT/s
  • GeForce GTX 660
    78.40 GT/s

GigaTexels - higher is better

Memory bandwidth

  • Radeon RX 470
    211.20 GB/s
  • GeForce GTX 660
    144.00 GB/s

GB/s - higher is better

Single precision performance

  • Radeon RX 470
    4940.00 GFLOPs
  • GeForce GTX 660
    1882.00 GFLOPs

GFLOPs - higher is better

Synthetic benchmarks

3DMark 11

  • Radeon RX 470
    16690
  • GeForce GTX 660
    6800

Points (higher is better)

Game benchmarks

Grand Theft Auto V

DX11, Max Details, 16:1 AF, 2xMSAA

  • Radeon RX 470
    76
  • GeForce GTX 660
    37

FPS (higher is better)

Grand Theft Auto V

DX11, Max Details, 16:1 AF, 2xMSAA

  • Radeon RX 470
    51
  • GeForce GTX 660
    25

FPS (higher is better)