GPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 8470 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

No winner declared

Too close to call

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AMD Radeon HD 8470

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Front view of Radeon HD 8470

Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Radeon HD 8470

Reasons to consider the
AMD Radeon HD 8470

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Higher effective memory clock speed 3,200 MHz vs 1,800 MHz Around 80% higher effective memory clock speed
Slightly higher clock speed 775 MHz vs 700 MHz More than 10% higher clock speed
Slightly lower TDP 35W vs 50W 30% lower TDP
Front view of GeForce GT 420

Reasons to consider the
Nvidia GeForce GT 420

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Slightly higher memory clock speed 900 MHz vs 800 MHz Around 15% higher memory clock speed

Benchmarks Real world tests of Radeon HD 8470 vs GeForce GT 420

PassMark Industry standard benchmark for overall graphics card performanceData courtesy Passmark

Face detection Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon HD 8470
2.34 mPixels/s
GeForce GT 420
3.19 mPixels/s

Ocean surface simulation Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon HD 8470
121.22 frames/s
GeForce GT 420
104.11 frames/s

Particle simulation Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon HD 8470
41.6 mInteraction/s
GeForce GT 420
26.67 mInteraction/s

T-Rex (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon HD 8470
1,733.1
GeForce GT 420
1,823.44

Manhattan (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon HD 8470
1,007.69
GeForce GT 420
1,288.78

PassMark Direct Compute Measures performance of general-purpose computing using Microsoft DirectCompute

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