On August 4, 2016, AMD Radeon Rx 470 Mobile was released. The chip supports DirectX 12 in its Ellesmere PRO variant based on the 14nm process and the Ellesmere graphics processor. This ensures that the Radeon RX 470 Mobile can run all modern games. The Ellesmere graphics processor is a medium-sized chip with a 232mm2 die area and 5.7 billion transistors.
Unlike the Fully Unlocked Radeon RX 480,
Which uses the same GPU but activates all 2304 shaders. To meet the target product shader count, AMD disabled some shader units in the Radeon RX 470 Mobile. There are 2048 shader units, 128 texture mapping units, and 32 ROPs. AMD has paired the Radeon RX 470 Mobile with 8 GB of GDDR5 memory, which is still connected via a 256-bit interface.
What is The AMD Radeon RX 470 Mobile?
The AMD Radeon RX 470 is an outlier in the AMD lineup. As you can see from our benchmarks, it’s an excellent Full HD GPU, but pricing anomalies mean it’s only 5% cheaper than the more powerful 4GB RX 480.
AMD Radeon RX 470: Specifications
The Radeon RX 470 employs the same Polaris 10 chip as the RX 480. Furthermore, the RX 470 employs ‘bundled’ Polaris 10 chips, a common practice in microelectronics. These bundled chips fell short of the quality of the RX 480 units, but they are still adequate to match the specifications of the less powerful RX 470.
AMD Radeon RX 470 Mobile in Benchmarks
To summarize the review, compare the benchmark results of AMD Radeon RX 470 Mobile 5 competitive models with similar technical specifications. The first block is the overall result for all benchmarks, followed by all the others on which this model was tested. The higher a video card’s benchmark score, the faster it performs in graphics apps and modern games. If you have any further questions, please leave them in the comments section, and we will gladly answer them!
Test System Specs
|Intel Core i7-6700K @ 4.50 GHz (Skylake)|
Asrock Z170 Z170 Extreme7+
16GB (2x8GB) DDR4-3000
Samsung SSD 850 Pro 2TB
Silverstone Strider Series ST1000-G Evolution
AMD Crimson Edition 16.7.3
Nvidia GeForce Game Ready Driver 368.81
Windows 10 Pro-64-bit
Using ultra-quality settings, the RX 470 breaks the 100fps barrier in Overwatch at 1080p. In fact, it can maintain a frame rate of over 100fps. As a result, the RX 470 was not significantly slower than the GTX 970 and RX 480.
Now, at 1440p, the RX 470 almost matches the GTX 970 and isn’t much slower than the RX 480. It was, however, significantly faster than the R9 380 and GTX 960.
The Witcher 3
Fans of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt will appreciate what the RX 470 offers. At 1080p, we averaged 59fps with HairWorks turned off, comparable to the GTX 970 but not significantly slower than the R9 390. Read Also; Nvidia GeForce RTX 3090 Release Date, Price, And Specs
Although a 43fps average isn’t ideal, 1440p performance for a $180 graphics card is still quite impressive. This also means that the RX 470 could compete with the GTX 970.
Total War: Warhammer
In Total War: Warhammer, the RX 470 was only 7fps slower than the RX 480 at 1080p and delivered a highly playable performance at 71fps.
When the resolution was increased to 1440p, the RX 470 averaged 47fps when using DX12, which was only 1fps slower than the GTX 970 and 5fps slower than the RX 480.
Regarding Vulkan performance, the RX 470 averaged an incredible 123fps at 1080p, putting it within 2fps of the GTX 970 and 2fps ahead of the GTX 1060.
Even at 1440p, the RX 470 maintains a smooth 80fps average, putting it on par with the GTX 970 and GTX 1060. Read More; The FTC is suing NVIDIA over acquisition of Arm