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AMD Radeon RX 470

Graphics Processor
Ellesmere
Cores
2048
TMUs
128
ROPs
32
Memory Size
4 GB
Memory Type
GDDR5
Bus Width
256 bit
The Radeon RX 470 is a mid-range graphics card by AMD, launched in August 2016. Built on the 14 nm process, and based on the Ellesmere graphics processor, in its Polaris 10 PRO variant, the card supports DirectX 12.0. The Ellesmere graphics processor is an average sized chip with a die area of 232 mm² and 5,700 million transistors. Unlike the fully unlocked Radeon RX 480, which uses the same GPU but has all 2304 shaders enabled, AMD has disabled some shading units on the Radeon RX 470 to reach the product's target shader count. It features 2048 shading units, 128 texture mapping units and 32 ROPs. AMD has placed 4,096 MB GDDR5 memory on the card, which are connected using a 256-bit memory interface. The GPU is operating at a frequency of 926 MHz, which can be boosted up to 1206 MHz, memory is running at 1650 MHz.
Being a dual-slot card, the AMD Radeon RX 470 draws power from 1x 6-pin power connectors, with power draw rated at 120 W maximum. Display outputs include: 1x HDMI, 3x DisplayPort. Radeon RX 470 is connected to the rest of the system using a PCI-Express 3.0 x16 interface. The card measures 241 mm in length, and features a dual-slot cooling solution. Its price at launch was 179 US Dollars.

Graphics Processor

GPU Name
Ellesmere
GPU Variant
Polaris 10 PRO
(215-0876204)
Architecture
GCN 4.0
Foundry
TSMC
Process Size
14 nm
Transistors
5,700 million
Die Size
232 mm²

Graphics Card

Release Date
Aug 4th, 2016
Generation
Arctic Islands
(RX 400)
Production
Active
Launch Price
179 USD
Bus Interface
PCIe 3.0 x16
Reviews
46 in our database

Relative Performance

2%
GeForce 210
3%
GeForce 9400 GT
4%
Radeon HD 4550
5%
Radeon HD 5450
6%
Radeon HD 6450
6%
GeForce GT 520
8%
GeForce GT 220
10%
GeForce GT 430
10%
Radeon HD 5570
11%
Radeon HD 4670
12%
GeForce GT 440
12%
GeForce GT 240
14%
GeForce 9600 GT
14%
Radeon HD 5670
15%
GeForce GT 640
16%
GeForce 9800 GT
17%
Radeon HD 6670
17%
Radeon HD 4830
18%
Radeon HD 4770
19%
Radeon HD 4850
20%
GeForce GTS 250
20%
GeForce GTS 450
21%
Radeon HD 5750
24%
Radeon HD 7750
24%
Radeon HD 5770
25%
GeForce GTX 260
25%
Radeon HD 4870
25%
Radeon Vega 8
25%
GeForce GTX 550 Ti
25%
GeForce GTX 650
27%
Radeon HD 5830
28%
Radeon HD 6790
29%
Radeon HD 4890
30%
GeForce GTX 460
30%
Radeon RX Vega 11
30%
GeForce GT 1030
31%
GeForce GTX 275
31%
Radeon HD 7770 GHz Edition
31%
GeForce GTX 280
31%
GeForce GTX 465
33%
Radeon HD 6850
34%
GeForce GTX 285
36%
Radeon HD 5850
37%
GeForce GTX 650 Ti
37%
Radeon HD 7790
38%
Radeon RX 550
38%
GeForce GTX 470
40%
Radeon HD 6870
42%
Radeon HD 5870
44%
GeForce GTX 560 Ti
44%
Radeon HD 4870 X2
45%
GeForce GTX 750 Ti
45%
Radeon HD 6950
46%
GeForce GTX 295
47%
GeForce GTX 650 Ti Boost
47%
Radeon HD 7850
48%
GeForce GTX 480
50%
Radeon HD 6970
51%
Radeon R7 265
52%
Radeon RX 460
52%
Radeon R7 370
52%
GeForce GTX 660
53%
GeForce GTX 570
53%
Radeon RX 560
57%
GeForce GTX 950
57%
Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition
59%
Radeon R9 270X
59%
GeForce GTX 660 Ti
60%
GeForce GTX 580
60%
GeForce GTX 1050
60%
Radeon HD 7950
61%
Radeon HD 5970
63%
GeForce GTX 760
68%
GeForce GTX 670
70%
GeForce GTX 960
72%
Radeon R9 380
72%
Radeon R9 285
73%
Radeon HD 7970
73%
GeForce GTX 680
75%
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti
77%
GeForce GTX 770
79%
Radeon HD 6990
81%
Radeon R9 280X
82%
GeForce GTX 590
82%
Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition
91%
GeForce GTX 780
94%
GeForce GTX 1650
100%
Radeon RX 470
101%
Radeon R9 290
107%
Radeon RX 570
108%
Radeon R9 390
109%
Radeon R9 290X
110%
GeForce GTX 970
112%
GeForce GTX TITAN
113%
GeForce GTX 780 Ti
115%
Radeon R9 390X
115%
Radeon HD 7990
116%
Radeon RX 480
117%
GeForce GTX 690
120%
GeForce GTX 1060 6 GB
122%
Radeon RX 5500
123%
Radeon RX 580
126%
GeForce GTX 980
127%
GeForce GTX 1650 SUPER
127%
Radeon R9 FURY
133%
Radeon RX 590
140%
Radeon R9 295X2
141%
GeForce GTX 1660
142%
Radeon R9 FURY X
145%
GeForce GTX 980 Ti
149%
GeForce GTX TITAN X
158%
GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER
162%
GeForce GTX 1660 Ti
162%
GeForce GTX 1070
172%
Radeon RX Vega 56
182%
GeForce GTX 1070 Ti
188%
Radeon RX Vega 64
190%
GeForce RTX 2060
190%
GeForce GTX 1080
198%
Radeon RX 5700
214%
GeForce RTX 2060 SUPER
222%
GeForce RTX 2070
227%
Radeon RX 5700 XT
229%
Radeon VII
235%
TITAN X Pascal
242%
GeForce GTX 1080 Ti
245%
GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER
261%
GeForce RTX 2080
276%
GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER
305%
GeForce RTX 2080 Ti
Based on TPU review data: "Performance Summary" at 1920x1080

Clock Speeds

Base Clock
926 MHz
Boost Clock
1206 MHz
Memory Clock
1650 MHz
6600 MHz effective

Memory

Memory Size
4 GB
Memory Type
GDDR5
Memory Bus
256 bit
Bandwidth
211.2 GB/s

Render Config

Shading Units
2048
TMUs
128
ROPs
32
Compute Units
32
L1 Cache
16 KB (per CU)
L2 Cache
2 MB

Theoretical Performance

Pixel Rate
38.59 GPixel/s
Texture Rate
154.4 GTexel/s
FP16 (half) performance
4.940 TFLOPS (1:1)
FP32 (float) performance
4.940 TFLOPS
FP64 (double) performance
308.7 GFLOPS (1:16)

Board Design

Slot Width
Dual-slot
Length
9.5 inches
241 mm
TDP
120 W
Suggested PSU
350 W
Outputs
1x HDMI
3x DisplayPort
Power Connectors
1x 6-pin
Board Number
C940,
D000-03,
D009-07

Graphics Features

DirectX
12.0 (12_0)
OpenGL
4.6
OpenCL
2.0
Vulkan
1.1.121
Shader Model
6.4

Ellesmere GPU Notes

Architecture Codename: Arctic Islands
Codename: Polaris 10 (Cozumel / Hawaii Refresh)
CLRX Version: GCN 1.2
Graphics/Compute: GFX8 (gfx803)
Display Core Engine: 11.2
Unified Video Decoder: 6.3
Video Compression Engine: 3.4

Retail boards based on this design (48)

Name GPU Clock Boost Clock Memory Clock Other Changes
ASUS RX 470 DirectCU II 926 MHz 1206 MHz 1650 MHz 2x DVI 1x HDMI 1x DisplayPort
ASUS RX 470 Mining 926 MHz 1206 MHz 1750 MHz 1x DVI 1x HDMI 3x DisplayPort
ASUS ROG STRIX RX 470 GAMING 926 MHz 1206 MHz 1650 MHz 2x DVI 1x HDMI 1x DisplayPort
ASUS ROG STRIX RX 470 GAMING 8 GB 926 MHz 1206 MHz 1650 MHz 8 GB, 2x DVI 1x HDMI 1x DisplayPort
ASUS ROG STRIX RX 470 GAMING OC 926 MHz 1250 MHz 1650 MHz 2x DVI 1x HDMI 1x DisplayPort
ASUS ROG STRIX RX 470 GAMING OC 8 GB 926 MHz 1250 MHz 1650 MHz 8 GB, 2x DVI 1x HDMI 1x DisplayPort
Dataland RX 470 X-Serial 926 MHz 1242 MHz 1650 MHz 11.1 inches/282 mm, 1x DVI 1x HDMI 3x DisplayPort
Dataland RX 470 X-Serial 8 GB 926 MHz 1242 MHz 1650 MHz 8 GB, 11.1 inches/282 mm, 1x DVI 1x HDMI 3x DisplayPort
GIGABYTE RX 470 G1 Gaming 926 MHz 1230 MHz 1650 MHz 9.13 inches/232 mm
GIGABYTE RX 470 WindForce 2X Mining 926 MHz 1206 MHz 1650 MHz 1x DVI 1x HDMI 3x DisplayPort
HIS RX 470 IceQ X2 OC 926 MHz 1226 MHz 1750 MHz 1x DVI 1x HDMI 3x DisplayPort
HIS RX 470 IceQ X2 Turbo 926 MHz 1256 MHz 1750 MHz 1x DVI 1x HDMI 3x DisplayPort
MSI RX 470 ARMOR 926 MHz 1206 MHz 1650 MHz 9.69 inches/246 mm, 1x DVI 1x HDMI 3x DisplayPort
MSI RX 470 ARMOR 8 GB 926 MHz 1206 MHz 1650 MHz 8 GB, 9.69 inches/246 mm, 1x DVI 1x HDMI 3x DisplayPort
MSI RX 470 ARMOR OC 926 MHz 1230 MHz 1650 MHz 9.69 inches/246 mm, 1x DVI 1x HDMI 3x DisplayPort
MSI RX 470 ARMOR OC 8 GB 926 MHz 1230 MHz 1650 MHz 8 GB, 9.69 inches/246 mm, 1x DVI 1x HDMI 3x DisplayPort
MSI RX 470 GAMING 926 MHz 1218 MHz 1650 MHz 10.87 inches/276 mm, 1x DVI 2x HDMI 2x DisplayPort
MSI RX 470 GAMING 8 GB 926 MHz 1218 MHz 1650 MHz 8 GB, 10.87 inches/276 mm, 1x DVI 2x HDMI 2x DisplayPort
MSI RX 470 GAMING X 926 MHz 1242 MHz 1650 MHz 10.87 inches/276 mm, 1x DVI 2x HDMI 2x DisplayPort
MSI RX 470 GAMING X 8 GB 926 MHz 1242 MHz 1650 MHz 8 GB, 10.87 inches/276 mm, 1x DVI 2x HDMI 2x DisplayPort
PCYES RX 470 926 MHz 1226 MHz 1750 MHz 9.65 inches/245 mm, 1x DVI 1x HDMI 1x DisplayPort
PowerColor Red Devil RX 470 926 MHz 1270 MHz 1750 MHz 10.04 inches/255 mm, 1x DVI 1x HDMI 3x DisplayPort
PowerColor Red Dragon RX 470 926 MHz 1210 MHz 1650 MHz 10.04 inches/255 mm, 1x DVI 1x HDMI 3x DisplayPort
PowerColor Red Dragon RX 470 V2 926 MHz 1210 MHz 1650 MHz 10.04 inches/255 mm, 1x DVI 1x HDMI 3x DisplayPort
PowerColor RX 470 Mining 926 MHz 1206 MHz 1650 MHz
PowerColor RX 470 Mining 926 MHz 1206 MHz 1650 MHz 1x DVI
Sapphire GPRO 8200 926 MHz 1206 MHz 1650 MHz 8 GB, Single-slot, 4x DisplayPort
Sapphire NITRO RX 470 Mining 926 MHz 1206 MHz 1650 MHz 9.06 inches/230 mm, 1x DVI
Sapphire NITRO RX 470 Mining 926 MHz 1236 MHz 1650 MHz 9.06 inches/230 mm, No outputs
Sapphire NITRO RX 470 Mining 8 GB 926 MHz 1206 MHz 1650 MHz 8 GB, 9.06 inches/230 mm, No outputs
Sapphire NITRO RX 470 Mining 8 GB 926 MHz 1236 MHz 1650 MHz 8 GB, 9.06 inches/230 mm, 1x DVI
Sapphire NITRO RX 470 OC 1140 MHz 1236 MHz 1750 MHz 9.06 inches/230 mm, 1x DVI 2x HDMI 2x DisplayPort
Sapphire NITRO RX 470 OC 1140 MHz 1216 MHz 1750 MHz 9.06 inches/230 mm, 1x DVI 2x HDMI 2x DisplayPort
Sapphire NITRO RX 470 OC 8 GB 1140 MHz 1236 MHz 1750 MHz 8 GB, 9.06 inches/230 mm, 1x DVI 2x HDMI 2x DisplayPort
Sapphire NITRO+ RX 470 OC 1143 MHz 1216 MHz 1750 MHz 9.45 inches/240 mm, 1x DVI 2x HDMI 2x DisplayPort
Sapphire NITRO+ RX 470 OC 1143 MHz 1260 MHz 1750 MHz 9.45 inches/240 mm, 1x DVI 2x HDMI 2x DisplayPort
Sapphire NITRO+ RX 470 OC 8 GB 1121 MHz 1216 MHz 2000 MHz 8 GB, 9.45 inches/240 mm, 1x DVI 2x HDMI 2x DisplayPort
Sapphire NITRO+ RX 470 OC 8 GB 1143 MHz 1260 MHz 2000 MHz 8 GB, 9.45 inches/240 mm, 1x DVI 2x HDMI 2x DisplayPort
Sapphire RX 470 Platinum Edition 926 MHz 1216 MHz 1750 MHz
VisionTek RX 470 Overclocked 926 MHz 1226 MHz 1750 MHz
XFX RS RX 470 Black Edition 926 MHz 1256 MHz 1750 MHz 9.45 inches/240 mm, 1x DVI 1x HDMI 3x DisplayPort
XFX RS RX 470 Black Limited Edition 926 MHz 1280 MHz 1750 MHz 9.45 inches/240 mm, 1x DVI 1x HDMI 3x DisplayPort
XFX RS RX 470 Triple X Best Buy Exclusive 926 MHz 1226 MHz 1750 MHz 9.45 inches/240 mm, 1x DVI 1x HDMI 3x DisplayPort
XFX RS RX 470 Triple X Edition 926 MHz 1226 MHz 1750 MHz 9.45 inches/240 mm, 1x DVI 1x HDMI 3x DisplayPort
XFX RX 470 Triple X Edition 926 MHz 1226 MHz 1750 MHz 8.66 inches/220 mm, 1x DVI 1x HDMI 3x DisplayPort
Yeston RX 470 GAEA 926 MHz 1206 MHz 1650 MHz 9.45 inches/240 mm, 2x DVI 1x HDMI 1x DisplayPort
Yeston RX 470 GAMEACE 926 MHz 1206 MHz 1650 MHz 9.84 inches/250 mm, 1x DVI 1x HDMI 3x DisplayPort
Yeston RX 470 GAMEACE TOP 926 MHz 1250 MHz 1650 MHz 9.84 inches/250 mm, 1x DVI 1x HDMI 3x DisplayPort