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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Radeon RX 470 4GB Radeon R9 370X
Battlefield 2042 72% 169%
Grand Theft Auto VI 79% 179%
Resident Evil 8 65% 158%
Far Cry 6 84% 187%
New World 12% 75%
The Ascent 122% 246%
Back 4 Blood 65% 158%
Forza Horizon 5 0% 56%
Star Citizen 11% 74%
FIFA 22 36% 0%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the AMD Radeon RX 470 4GB are significantly better than the AMD Radeon R9 370X.

The Radeon R9 370X has a 74 MHz higher core clock speed than the RX 470, but the RX 470 has 48 more Texture Mapping Units than the Radeon R9 370X. As a result, the RX 470 exhibits a 38.5 GTexel/s better Texture Fill Rate than the Radeon R9 370X. This still holds weight but shader performance is generally more relevant, particularly since both of these GPUs support at least DirectX 10.

The Radeon R9 370X has a 74 MHz higher core clock speed than the RX 470 and the same number of Render Output Units. This results in the Radeon R9 370X providing 2.4 GPixel/s better pixeling performance. However, both GPUs support DirectX 9 or above, and pixeling performance is only really relevant when comparing older cards.

The RX 470 was released less than a year after the Radeon R9 370X, and so they are likely to have similar driver support for optimizing performance when running the latest games.

Both GPUs exhibit very powerful performance, so it probably isn't worth upgrading from one to the other, as both are capable of running even the most demanding games at the highest settings.

The RX 470 has 2048 MB more video memory than the Radeon R9 370X, so is likely to be much better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. This is supported by the fact that the RX 470 also has superior memory performance overall.

The RX 470 has 32 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the Radeon R9 370X, which means that the memory performance of the RX 470 is noticeably better than the Radeon R9 370X.

The Radeon RX 470 4GB has 2048 Shader Processing Units and the Radeon R9 370X has 1280. However, the actual shader performance of the RX 470 is 2470 and the actual shader performance of the Radeon R9 370X is 1142. The RX 470 having 1328 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the RX 470 delivers a massively smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the Radeon R9 370X.

The RX 470 transistor size technology is 14 nm (nanometers) smaller than the Radeon R9 370X. This means that the RX 470 is expected to run slightly cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the Radeon R9 370X.

The Radeon RX 470 4GB requires 120 Watts to run and the Radeon R9 370X requires 180 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 450 Watts for the RX 470 and a PSU with at least 500 Watts for the Radeon R9 370X. The Radeon R9 370X requires 60 Watts more than the RX 470 to run. The difference is significant enough that the Radeon R9 370X may have an adverse affect on your yearly electricity bills in comparison to the RX 470.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed926 MHzvs1000 MHz
Boost Clock1206 MHzvs1050 MHz
ArchitectureGCN 1.3 Ellesmere PROGCN 1.0 Trinidad XT
OC Potential Poor vs Poor
Driver Support Great vs Great
Release Date04 Aug 2016vs27 Aug 2015
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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Resolution Performance

1366x768
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1600x900
10
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1920x1080
9.4
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7.6
2560x1440
6.9
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5.5
3840x2160
5.3
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GPU Memory

Memory4096 MBvs2048 MB
Memory Speed1650 MHzvs1400 MHz
Memory Bus256 Bitvs256 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth211.2GB/secvs179.2GB/sec
L2 Cache 2048 KB green tick vs 1024 KB
Delta Color Compression yes vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%
Comparison

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units2048vs1280
Actual Shader Performance100%vs55%
Technology14nmvs28nm
Texture Mapping Units128vs80
Texture Rate118.5 GTexel/svs80 GTexel/s
Render Output Units32vs32
Pixel Rate29.6 GPixel/svs32 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)4096x2160vs4096x2160
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections0vs2
HDMI Connections1vs1
DisplayPort Connections3vs1
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power120 Wattsvs180 Watts
Recommended PSU450 Watts & 30 Ampsvs500 Watts & 33 Amps

GPU Features

DirectX12.0vs12.0
Shader Model5.0vs5.0
Open GL4.5vs4.4
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono
SLI/Crossfireyesvsyes
Dedicatedyesvsyes
Comparison

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core i5-6600K 3.5GHzvsIntel Core i5-4460 3.2GHz
Recommended RAM8 GBvs8 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1920x1080vs1920x1080

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewOverview
The AMD RX 470 4GB graphics card is a 2016 released performance graphics card based on the third revision of the Graphics Core Next (GCN) architecture. This card competes against Nvidia's outgoing, but very popular, GTX 970 and the incoming GTX 1050 Ti, when that releases.

Architecture
It is powered by the Ellesmere PRO GPU, which has 2048 shader processing units, 128 TMUs and 32 ROPs.

GPU
The central unit runs at 926MHz and goes up to 1206MHz, when boost mode is triggered.

Memory
The GPU accesses a 4GB frame buffer of GDDR5, through a 256-bit memory interface, while the memory clock Operates at 1650MHz.

Power Consumption
With a rated board TDP of 120W, it requires at least a 400W PSU with one available 6-pin connector.

Performance
The AMD RX 470 has been built as a Mid/High performance graphics card for 2016. It will run most triple AAA titles released during 2016 on medium to high graphics at 1080p screen resolution. With adjustments and lowering anti aliasing this card can confidently maintain 60+ frames per seconds on high graphic settings at 1080p. Moving to 1440p screen resolution and the graphics card may need to be adjusted down to medium in order to maintain 50-60+ fps.

System Suggestions
The RX 470 is best suited for resolutions up to and including 1920x1080. We recommend a mid range processor and at least 8GB of system memory for optimal performance.
Overview
Radeon R9 370X is a Performance Graphics Card based on the First Revision of the Graphics Core Next (GCN) Architecture.

Architecture
Radeon R9 370X Features a GPU Codenamed Trinidad XT which is a First Gen GCN GPU. It is essentially a Pitcairn XT GPU like seen on Radeon HD 7870. As a result, it doesn't support for modern technologies like TrueAudio, ZeroPower or Powertune.
Trinidad XT has 20 Compute Units Unlocked and offers 1280 Shader Processing Units, 80 TMUs and 32 ROPs.

GPU
The Central Unit is Initially Clocked at 1000MHz and goes up to 1050MHz, in Turbo Mode.

Memory: Speed
The GPU is equipped with fast GDDR5 and Accesses the Frame Buffer through a 256-bit Memory Interface. The Memory Clock Operates at 1400MHz.

Memory: Frame Buffer
The GPU can fill up a Memory Pool of up to 2GB.

Power Consumption
With a rated board TDP of 110W, it requires at least a 500W PSU with one available 6-pin connector.

Performance
Performance is identical to Radeon R9 270X.

System Suggestions
Radeon R7 370X is best suited for resolutions up to and including 1920x1080. We recommend a Performance Processor and 8GB of RAM for Optimal Performance.
Recommended CPU
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