GPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 470 vs 420 among Desktop GPUs

Gaming

Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Bioshock Infinite and 21 more

Graphics

T-Rex, Manhattan, Cloud Gate Factor, Sky Diver Factor and 1 more

Computing

Face Detection, Ocean Surface Simulation and 3 more

Performance per Watt

Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Bioshock Infinite and 32 more

Value

Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Bioshock Infinite and 32 more

Noise and Power

TDP, Idle Power Consumption, Load Power Consumption and 2 more

5.6

Overall Score

Winner
GIGABYTE GeForce GTX 470 

GPUBoss recommends the GIGABYTE GeForce GTX 470  based on its benchmarks and compute performance.

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of GeForce GTX 470

Reasons to consider the
GIGABYTE GeForce GTX 470

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Much better 3DMark06 score 22,622 vs 5,240 More than 4.2x better 3DMark06 score
Significantly better PassMark score 3,607 vs 462 More than 7.8x better PassMark score
Significantly better 3DMark vantage graphics score 15,350 vs 2,090 More than 7.2x better 3DMark vantage graphics score
Significantly higher memory bandwidth 133.9 GB/s vs 28.8 GB/s Around 4.8x higher memory bandwidth
Significantly higher effective memory clock speed 3,348 MHz vs 1,800 MHz More than 85% higher effective memory clock speed
Better 3DMark 11 graphics score 4,342 vs 550 Around 8x better 3DMark 11 graphics score
Many more render output processors 40 vs 4 36 more render output processors
Better floating-point performance 1,254 GFLOPS vs 134.4 GFLOPS More than 9.2x better floating-point performance
Higher pixel rate 19.6 GPixel/s vs 1.4 GPixel/s More than 14x higher pixel rate
Higher texture rate 39.2 GTexel/s vs 2.8 GTexel/s More than 14x higher texture rate
More texture mapping units 56 vs 4 52 more texture mapping units
Significantly better fire strike factor score 24.71 vs 4.17 Around 6x better fire strike factor score
Significantly wider memory bus 320 bit vs 128 bit 2.5x wider memory bus
More shading units 448 vs 48 400 more shading units
Better face detection score 27.93 mPixels/s vs 3.19 mPixels/s More than 8.8x better face detection score
Better PassMark direct compute score 1,340 vs 211 More than 6.2x better PassMark direct compute score
Better manhattan score 3,706.15 vs 1,181.01 Around 3.2x better manhattan score
Front view of GeForce GT 420

Reasons to consider the
Nvidia GeForce GT 420

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Much lower TDP 50W vs 215W 4.3x lower TDP

Benchmarks Real world tests of GeForce GTX 470 vs GT 420

Face detection Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 470
27.93 mPixels/s
GeForce GT 420
3.19 mPixels/s

Ocean surface simulation Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 470
979.97 frames/s
GeForce GT 420
104.11 frames/s

Particle simulation Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 470
262.33 mInteraction/s
GeForce GT 420
26.67 mInteraction/s

T-Rex (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 470
3,353.44
GeForce GT 420
1,648.79

Manhattan (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 470
3,706.15
GeForce GT 420
1,181.01

Fire Strike Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Sky Diver Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Cloud Gate Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

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