GPUBoss Review Our evaluation of RX 470 vs 960 among Desktop GPUs for under $200

Gaming

Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Bioshock Infinite and 21 more

Graphics

T-Rex, Manhattan and Cloud Gate Factor

Computing

Face Detection, Ocean Surface Simulation and 3 more

Performance per Watt

Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Bioshock Infinite and 30 more

Value

Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Bioshock Infinite and 30 more

Noise and Power

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

10

Overall Score

Winner
AMD Radeon RX 470 

GPUBoss recommends the AMD Radeon RX 470  based on its benchmarks and compute performance.

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AMD Radeon RX 470

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Front view of Radeon RX 470

Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Radeon RX 470

Reasons to consider the
AMD Radeon RX 470

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Significantly higher memory bandwidth 211.2 GB/s vs 112.2 GB/s Around 90% higher memory bandwidth
Better PassMark score 7,379 vs 5,813 More than 25% better PassMark score
Better floating-point performance 4,940 GFLOPS vs 2,308.1 GFLOPS Around 2.2x better floating-point performance
More memory 4,096 MB vs 2,048 MB 2x more memory
Higher texture rate 154.4 GTexel/s vs 72.1 GTexel/s Around 2.2x higher texture rate
Significantly better video composition score 104.5 frames/s vs 25.99 frames/s More than 4x better video composition score
More shading units 2,048 vs 1,024 Twice as many shading units
More texture mapping units 128 vs 64 Twice as many texture mapping units
Better PassMark direct compute score 3,901 vs 3,046 Around 30% better PassMark direct compute score
Higher battlefield 4 framerate 77 vs 58 Around 35% higher battlefield 4 framerate
Slightly better sky diver factor score 383.43 vs 358.69 More than 5% better sky diver factor score
Front view of GeForce GTX 960

Reasons to consider the
Nvidia GeForce GTX 960

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Higher clock speed 1,127 MHz vs 926 MHz More than 20% higher clock speed
Slightly higher memory clock speed 1,753 MHz vs 1,650 MHz More than 5% higher memory clock speed

Benchmarks Real world tests of Radeon RX 470 vs GeForce GTX 960

Bitcoin mining Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon RX 470
513.93 mHash/s
GeForce GTX 960
111.95 mHash/s

Face detection Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon RX 470
111.75 mPixels/s
GeForce GTX 960
69.13 mPixels/s

Ocean surface simulation Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon RX 470
1,858.62 frames/s
GeForce GTX 960
780.9 frames/s

Fire Strike Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Sky Diver Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Cloud Gate Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Battlefield 4

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Comments

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ı use rx 470 and i5 6 generation = battlefield 1 87 FPS ultra
It's odd to see that the 960 performs as well as it does given the fact that there's as much of a difference between the 960 and 470 as there is between the 1080 and the 470 specs wise, but numbers can deceive. The price, which i think is were it is to promote 1060 sales, has never been acceptable for the 960. LOL the 970 is cheaper. The 960, a card from the twilight zone???
Got to take rx 470.
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