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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce GTX 470 Golden Sample Edition Radeon HD 4730 PowerColor PCS Edition
Cyberpunk 2077 178% 846%
Hitman 3 262% 1130%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 154% 765%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 146% 737%
FIFA 21 40% 377%
Grand Theft Auto VI 291% 1231%
Far Cry 6 302% 1268%
Genshin Impact 178% 846%
Battlefield 6 262% 1130%
Resident Evil 8 178% 846%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce GTX 470 Golden Sample Edition are massively better than the AMD Radeon HD 4730 PowerColor PCS Edition.

The HD 4730 has a 50 MHz higher core clock speed than the GTX 470, but the GTX 470 has 24 more Texture Mapping Units than the HD 4730. As a result, the GTX 470 exhibits a 14 GTexel/s better Texture Fill Rate than the HD 4730. This still holds weight but shader performance is generally more relevant, particularly since both of these GPUs support at least DirectX 10.

The HD 4730 has a 50 MHz higher core clock speed than the GTX 470, but the GTX 470 has 32 more Render Output Units than the HD 4730. As a result, the GTX 470 exhibits a 20.4 GPixel/s better Pixel Fill Rate than the HD 4730. However, both GPUs support DirectX 9 or above, and pixeling performance is only really relevant when comparing older cards.

The GTX 470 was released less than a year after the HD 4730, and so they are likely to have similar driver support for optimizing performance when running the latest games.

The GTX 470 has 768 MB more video memory than the HD 4730, so is likely to be much better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. This is supported by the fact that the GTX 470 also has superior memory performance overall.

The GTX 470 has 78.4 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the HD 4730, which means that the memory performance of the GTX 470 is much better than the HD 4730.

The GeForce GTX 470 Golden Sample Edition has 448 Shader Processing Units and the Radeon HD 4730 PowerColor PCS Edition has 640. However, the actual shader performance of the GTX 470 is 582 and the actual shader performance of the HD 4730 is 291. The GTX 470 having 291 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the GTX 470 delivers a massively smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the HD 4730.

The GTX 470 transistor size technology is 15 nm (nanometers) smaller than the HD 4730. This means that the GTX 470 is expected to run slightly cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the HD 4730.

The GeForce GTX 470 Golden Sample Edition requires 215 Watts to run but there is no entry for the Radeon HD 4730 PowerColor PCS Edition. We would recommend a PSU with at least 550 Watts for the GTX 470 and a PSU with at least 450 Watts for the HD 4730. The GTX 470 has been recommended a PSU with 100 Watts more than the HD 4730. The difference is significant enough that the GTX 470 may have an adverse affect on your yearly electricity bills in comparison to the HD 4730.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed650 MHzvs700 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureFermi GF100-275-A3RV770 CE
OC Potential Poor vs Fair
Driver Support Poor vs -
Release Date01 Jun 2010vs08 Nov 2009
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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Resolution Performance

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1600x900
8.2
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1920x1080
6.3
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2560x1440
4.6
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GPU Memory

Memory1280 MBvs512 MB
Memory Speed850 MHzvs900 MHz
Memory Bus320 Bitvs128 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth136GB/secvs57.6GB/sec
L2 Cache 640 KB green tick vs -
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%
Comparison

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units448vs640
Actual Shader Performance28%vs14%
Technology40nmvs55nm
Texture Mapping Units56vs32
Texture Rate36.4 GTexel/svs22.4 GTexel/s
Render Output Units40vs8
Pixel Rate26 GPixel/svs5.6 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)2560x1600vs2560x1600
VGA Connections0vs1
DVI Connections2vs0
HDMI Connections1vs1
DisplayPort Connections-vs-
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power215 Watts-
Recommended PSU550 Watts & 38 Ampsvs450 Watts

GPU Features

DirectX12.0vs10.1
Shader Model5.0vs4.1
Open GL4.5vs3.0
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono
SLI/Crossfireyesvsyes
Dedicatedyesvsyes
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GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core i7-930 Quad 2.80GHzvsIntel Core 2 Duo E8400 3.0GHz
Recommended RAM8 GBvs4 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1920x1080vs1440x900

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewGeForce GTX 470 Golden Sample Edition is a special edition of the high-end GeForce GTX 470.
This edition comes with a dual-fan custom solution and overclocked out of the box in the central unit which was increased from 607MHz to 650MHz, while the operating memory clock is now of 850MHz, instead of 837MHz.
Benchmarks indicate a 7% performance boost when compared to the reference card.
Radeon HD 4730 PowerColor PCS Edition is a special edition of Radeon HD 4730 that features a new cooling system and no overclocking out of the box.
In the end, the performance is worse than the Radeon HD 4730 as there are two variants of this card whereas one has a core-clock of 700MHz and another of 750MHz and the one we currently offers is the latter.
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