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Gaming Performance Comparison

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Game Radeon RX 470 HIS IceQ X2 OC 4GB GeForce GTX 460 SLI
Cyberpunk 2077 23% 113%
Hitman 3 60% 177%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 12% 95%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 9% 89%
FIFA 21 38% 8%
Grand Theft Auto VI 73% 200%
Far Cry 6 78% 208%
Genshin Impact 23% 113%
World of Warcraft: Shadowlands 76% 206%
Battlefield 6 60% 177%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the AMD Radeon RX 470 HIS IceQ X2 OC 4GB are significantly better than the Nvidia GeForce GTX 460 SLI.

The RX 470 has a 251 MHz higher core clock speed and 16 more Texture Mapping Units than the GTX 460. This results in the RX 470 providing 42.9 GTexel/s better texturing performance. This still holds weight but shader performance is generally more relevant, particularly since both of these GPUs support at least DirectX 10.

The RX 470 has a 251 MHz higher core clock speed than the GTX 460, but the GTX 460 has 32 more Render Output Units than the RX 470. As a result, the GTX 460 exhibits a 13.6 GPixel/s better Pixel Fill Rate than the RX 470. However, both GPUs support DirectX 9 or above, and pixeling performance is only really relevant when comparing older cards.

The RX 470 was released over three years more recently than the GTX 460, and so the RX 470 is likely to have far better driver support, meaning it will be much more optimized and ultimately superior to the GTX 460 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 GTX 460, 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 GTX 460 has 19.2 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the RX 470, which means that the memory performance of the GTX 460 is slightly better than the RX 470.

The Radeon RX 470 HIS IceQ X2 OC 4GB has 2048 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce GTX 460 SLI has 672. However, the actual shader performance of the RX 470 is 2572 and the actual shader performance of the GTX 460 is 907. The RX 470 having 1665 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the RX 470 delivers a significantly smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the GTX 460.

The RX 470 transistor size technology is 26 nm (nanometers) smaller than the GTX 460. This means that the RX 470 is expected to run slightly cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the GTX 460.

The Radeon RX 470 HIS IceQ X2 OC 4GB requires 120 Watts to run and the GeForce GTX 460 SLI requires 380 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 450 Watts for the RX 470 and a PSU with at least 600 Watts for the GTX 460. The GTX 460 requires 260 Watts more than the RX 470 to run. The difference is significant enough that the GTX 460 may have an adverse affect on your yearly electricity bills in comparison to the RX 470.

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GPU Architecture

Core Speed926 MHzvs675 MHz
Boost Clock1256 MHzvs-
ArchitectureGCN 1.3 Ellesmere PROFermi GF104-300-KB-A1 (x2)
OC Potential - vs None
Driver Support Great vs Poor
Release Date04 Aug 2016vs01 Jul 2010
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link

Resolution Performance

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GPU Memory

Memory4096 MBvs2048 MB
Memory Speed1650 MHzvs900 MHz
Memory Bus256 Bitvs512 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth211.2GB/secvs230.4GB/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%

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units2048vs672
Actual Shader Performance100%vs44%
Texture Mapping Units128vs112
Texture Rate118.5 GTexel/svs75.6 GTexel/s
Render Output Units32vs64
Pixel Rate29.6 GPixel/svs43.2 GPixel/s

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)4096x2160vs2560x1600
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections1vs4
HDMI Connections1vs2
DisplayPort Connections3vs-

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power120 Wattsvs380 Watts
Recommended PSU450 Watts & 30 Ampsvs600 Watts & 26 Amps

GPU Features

Shader Model5vs5.0
Open GL4.5vs4.5
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono

GPU Supporting Hardware

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

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GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewOverview
The AMD Radeon RX 470 HIS IceQ X2 OC 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.

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

The central unit runs at 926MHz and goes up to 1226MHz, when boost mode is triggered.

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.

The AMD RX 470 has been built as a Mid/High performance graphics card for 2016 and the HIS IceQ X2 OC edition is no different. 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 HIS IceQ RX 470 X2 OC 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.
GeForce GTX 460 SLI is a solution of two GeForce GTX 460 put together using NVIDIA'S SLI technology.
SLI relies a lot on proper driver support and may cause micro stuttering in FPS below 30. This means this combination might even perform worse than a single GTX 460.
The optimal performance it delivers is slightly better than a single GeForce GTX 480.
Therefore, this combination is sufficient for gaming at 1080p and most demanding games can be played at the highest settings.
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