Radeon RX 470 vs GeForce GTX 970

Radeon RX 470
Memory: 4096Mb GDDR5 DESKTOP
Release date: 29 Jun 2016
Radeon RX 470
GeForce GTX 970
Memory: 4096Mb GDDR5 DESKTOP
Release date: 19 Sep 2014
GeForce GTX 970

Summary

Synthetic performance index

  • Radeon RX 470
    105%
  • GeForce GTX 970
    100%

Relative performance

Gaming performance index

  • Radeon RX 470
    100%
  • GeForce GTX 970
    103%

Relative performance

Reasons to consider Radeon RX 470

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 970

Supports PhysX.
Supports G-Sync.
Supports ShadowPlay (allows game streaming/recording with minimum performance penalty).

No clear winner declared

These graphics cards seems to have comparable performance based on the game benchmark suit used (52 combinations of games and resolutions).

Specifications

Core Configuration

Radeon RX 470 GeForce GTX 970
GPU Name Ellesmere (Ellesmere PRO) vs GM204 (GM204-200-A1)
Fab Process 14 nm vs 28 nm
Die Size 232 mm² vs 398 mm²
Transistors 5,700 million vs 5,200 million
Shaders 2048 vs 1664
Compute Units 32 vs 13
Core clock 926 MHz vs 1050 MHz
ROPs 32 vs 56
TMUs 128 vs 104

Memory Configuration

Radeon RX 470 GeForce GTX 970
Memory Type GDDR5 vs GDDR5
Bus Width 256 bit vs 256 bit
Memory Speed 1650 MHz
6600 MHz effective
vs 1753 MHz
7012 MHz effective
Memory Size 4096 Mb vs 4096 Mb

Additional details

Radeon RX 470 GeForce GTX 970
TDP 120 watts vs 148 watts
Release Date 29 Jun 2016 vs 19 Sep 2014

Raw Performance comparison

Pixel Rate

  • Radeon RX 470
    38.60 GP/s
  • GeForce GTX 970
    58.80 GP/s

GigaPixels - higher is better

Texel Rate

  • Radeon RX 470
    154.40 GT/s
  • GeForce GTX 970
    109.20 GT/s

GigaTexels - higher is better

Memory bandwidth

  • Radeon RX 470
    211.20 GB/s
  • GeForce GTX 970
    224.40 GB/s

GB/s - higher is better

Single precision performance

  • Radeon RX 470
    4940.00 GFLOPs
  • GeForce GTX 970
    3494.00 GFLOPs

GFLOPs - higher is better


Synthetic benchmarks

3DMark 11

  • Radeon RX 470
    16690
  • GeForce GTX 970
    15750

Points (higher is better)


Game benchmarks

Anno 2205

DX11, Ultra Quality, 4xAA

  • Radeon RX 470
    51
  • GeForce GTX 970
    64

FPS (higher is better)

Anno 2205

DX11, Ultra Quality, 4xAA

  • Radeon RX 470
    32
  • GeForce GTX 970
    41

FPS (higher is better)

Anno 2205

DX11, Ultra Quality, 4xAA

  • Radeon RX 470
    19
  • GeForce GTX 970
    25

FPS (higher is better)

Ashes Of The Singularity

DX12, High Quality, 8m samples, 2xMSAA

  • Radeon RX 470
    44
  • GeForce GTX 970
    41

FPS (higher is better)

Battlefield Hardline

DX11, Ultra Quality, 4xMSAA,EP3 Gator Bait

  • Radeon RX 470
    53
  • GeForce GTX 970
    55

FPS (higher is better)

Battlefield Hardline

DX11, Ultra Quality, 4xMSAA,EP3 Gator Bait

  • Radeon RX 470
    36
  • GeForce GTX 970
    40

FPS (higher is better)

Battlefield Hardline

DX11, Ultra Quality, 4xMSAA,EP3 Gator Bait

  • Radeon RX 470
    15
  • GeForce GTX 970
    21

FPS (higher is better)

Dishonored 2

Ultra Quality,DX11, Windows 10 x64

  • Radeon RX 470
    46
  • GeForce GTX 970
    47

FPS (higher is better)

Dishonored 2

Ultra Quality,DX11, Windows 10 x64

  • Radeon RX 470
    32
  • GeForce GTX 970
    36

FPS (higher is better)

Dishonored 2

Ultra Quality,DX11, Windows 10 x64

  • Radeon RX 470
    25
  • GeForce GTX 970
    25

FPS (higher is better)

Doom (2016)

OpenGL, Ultra Quality, SMAA 1tx

  • Radeon RX 470
    84
  • GeForce GTX 970
    91

FPS (higher is better)

Doom (2016)

OpenGL, Ultra Quality, SMAA 1tx

  • Radeon RX 470
    55
  • GeForce GTX 970
    58

FPS (higher is better)

Doom (2016)

OpenGL, Ultra Quality, SMAA 1tx

  • Radeon RX 470
    27
  • GeForce GTX 970
    29

FPS (higher is better)

Far Cry Primal

DX11, Very High Settings

  • Radeon RX 470
    58
  • GeForce GTX 970
    62

FPS (higher is better)

Far Cry Primal

DX11, Very High Settings

  • Radeon RX 470
    39
  • GeForce GTX 970
    43

FPS (higher is better)

Far Cry Primal

DX11, Very High Settings

  • Radeon RX 470
    21
  • GeForce GTX 970
    23

FPS (higher is better)

Gears of War 4

Ultra Quality,DX12, Windows 10 x64

  • Radeon RX 470
    75
  • GeForce GTX 970
    76

FPS (higher is better)

Gears of War 4

Ultra Quality,DX12, Windows 10 x64

  • Radeon RX 470
    47
  • GeForce GTX 970
    44

FPS (higher is better)

Gears of War 4

Ultra Quality,DX12, Windows 10 x64

  • Radeon RX 470
    21
  • GeForce GTX 970
    20

FPS (higher is better)

Ghost Recon - Wildlands

Very high Quality, DX11, Windows 10 x64

  • Radeon RX 470
    49
  • GeForce GTX 970
    54

FPS (higher is better)

Ghost Recon - Wildlands

Very high Quality, DX11, Windows 10 x64

  • Radeon RX 470
    36
  • GeForce GTX 970
    39

FPS (higher is better)

Ghost Recon - Wildlands

Very high Quality, DX11, Windows 10 x64

  • Radeon RX 470
    22
  • GeForce GTX 970
    21

FPS (higher is better)

Grand Theft Auto V

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

  • Radeon RX 470
    76
  • GeForce GTX 970
    79

FPS (higher is better)

Grand Theft Auto V

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

  • Radeon RX 470
    51
  • GeForce GTX 970
    55

FPS (higher is better)

Grand Theft Auto V

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

  • Radeon RX 470
    25
  • GeForce GTX 970
    27

FPS (higher is better)

Hitman (2016)

DX12, Ultra Quality, MSAA, 16x AF

  • Radeon RX 470
    66
  • GeForce GTX 970
    53

FPS (higher is better)

Hitman (2016)

DX12, Ultra Quality, MSAA, 16x AF

  • Radeon RX 470
    25
  • GeForce GTX 970
    19

FPS (higher is better)

Hitman (2016)

DX12, Ultra Quality, MSAA, 16x AF

  • Radeon RX 470
    47
  • GeForce GTX 970
    37

FPS (higher is better)

Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor

DX11, Very High Detail

  • Radeon RX 470
    67
  • GeForce GTX 970
    69

FPS (higher is better)

Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor

DX11, Very High Detail

  • Radeon RX 470
    34
  • GeForce GTX 970
    38

FPS (higher is better)

Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor

DX11, Very High Detail

  • Radeon RX 470
    19
  • GeForce GTX 970
    23

FPS (higher is better)

Resident Evil 7

Maximun Quality, DX11, Windows 10 x64

  • Radeon RX 470
    86
  • GeForce GTX 970
    77

FPS (higher is better)

Rise Of The Tomb Raider

DX12, Very High Details, Pure Hair On, HBAO+

  • Radeon RX 470
    61
  • GeForce GTX 970
    63

FPS (higher is better)

Rise Of The Tomb Raider

DX12, Very High Details, Pure Hair On, HBAO+

  • Radeon RX 470
    41
  • GeForce GTX 970
    42

FPS (higher is better)

Rise Of The Tomb Raider

DX12, Very High Details, Pure Hair On, HBAO+

  • Radeon RX 470
    21
  • GeForce GTX 970
    19

FPS (higher is better)

Sniper Elite 4

DX12 , Ultra Quality,16x AF,Ambient Occlusion,Tessellation

  • Radeon RX 470
    68
  • GeForce GTX 970
    62

FPS (higher is better)

Sniper Elite 4

DX12 , Ultra Quality,16x AF,Ambient Occlusion,Tessellation

  • Radeon RX 470
    48
  • GeForce GTX 970
    45

FPS (higher is better)

Sniper Elite 4

DX12 , Ultra Quality,16x AF,Ambient Occlusion,Tessellation

  • Radeon RX 470
    30
  • GeForce GTX 970
    26

FPS (higher is better)

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

DX11,Max Details, 16:1 HQ-AF, +AA

  • Radeon RX 470
    49
  • GeForce GTX 970
    53

FPS (higher is better)

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

DX11,Max Details, 16:1 HQ-AF, +AA

  • Radeon RX 470
    36
  • GeForce GTX 970
    42

FPS (higher is better)

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

DX11,Max Details, 16:1 HQ-AF, +AA

  • Radeon RX 470
    22
  • GeForce GTX 970
    25

FPS (higher is better)

Thief 2014

DX11, Very High Details

  • Radeon RX 470
    68
  • GeForce GTX 970
    61

FPS (higher is better)

Thief 2014

DX11, Very High Details

  • Radeon RX 470
    50
  • GeForce GTX 970
    44

FPS (higher is better)

Tom Clancy's The Division

DX11, Max Details, 16:1 AF

  • Radeon RX 470
    52
  • GeForce GTX 970
    57

FPS (higher is better)

Tom Clancy's The Division

DX11, Max Details, 16:1 AF

  • Radeon RX 470
    37
  • GeForce GTX 970
    40

FPS (higher is better)

Tom Clancy's The Division

DX11, Max Details, 16:1 AF

  • Radeon RX 470
    21
  • GeForce GTX 970
    18

FPS (higher is better)

Total War: Warhammer

DX12, Max Detail, FXAA, 16:1 AF

  • Radeon RX 470
    65
  • GeForce GTX 970
    64

FPS (higher is better)

Total War: Warhammer

DX12, Max Detail, FXAA, 16:1 AF

  • Radeon RX 470
    44
  • GeForce GTX 970
    45

FPS (higher is better)

Total War: Warhammer

DX12, Max Detail, FXAA, 16:1 AF

  • Radeon RX 470
    22
  • GeForce GTX 970
    23

FPS (higher is better)

Watch Dogs 2

Ultra Quality, Windows 10 x64

  • Radeon RX 470
    42
  • GeForce GTX 970
    44

FPS (higher is better)

Watch Dogs 2

Ultra Quality, Windows 10 x64

  • Radeon RX 470
    29
  • GeForce GTX 970
    30

FPS (higher is better)

Watch Dogs 2

Ultra Quality, Windows 10 x64

  • Radeon RX 470
    14
  • GeForce GTX 970
    16

FPS (higher is better)