GPUBoss Review Our evaluation of RX 470 vs 970 among Desktop GPUs


Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Bioshock Infinite and 21 more


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


Face Detection, Ocean Surface Simulation and 3 more

Performance per Watt

Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Bioshock Infinite and 32 more


Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Bioshock Infinite and 32 more

Noise and Power

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


Overall Score

Nvidia GeForce GTX 970 

GPUBoss recommends the Nvidia GeForce GTX 970  based on its benchmarks and compute performance.

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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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Better floating-point performance 4,940 GFLOPS vs 3,494 GFLOPS More than 40% better floating-point performance
Higher texture rate 154.4 GTexel/s vs 109.2 GTexel/s More than 40% higher texture rate
Significantly better video composition score 104.5 frames/s vs 41.93 frames/s Around 2.5x better video composition score
More shading units 2,048 vs 1,664 384 more shading units
More texture mapping units 128 vs 104 24 more texture mapping units
Lower TDP 120W vs 148W Around 20% lower TDP
Front view of GeForce GTX 970

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Nvidia GeForce GTX 970

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Better PassMark score 8,563 vs 7,379 More than 15% better PassMark score
Higher clock speed 1,050 MHz vs 926 MHz Around 15% higher clock speed
Higher pixel rate 58.8 GPixel/s vs 38.6 GPixel/s More than 50% higher pixel rate
More render output processors 56 vs 32 24 more render output processors
Better cloud gate factor score 22.23 vs 20.21 More than 10% better cloud gate factor score
Slightly higher battlefield 4 framerate 88.6 vs 77 More than 15% higher battlefield 4 framerate
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 970

Bitcoin mining Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon RX 470
513.93 mHash/s
GeForce GTX 970
485.85 mHash/s

Face detection Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon RX 470
111.75 mPixels/s
GeForce GTX 970
102.43 mPixels/s

T-Rex (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon RX 470
GeForce GTX 970

Manhattan (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon RX 470
GeForce GTX 970

Fire Strike Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Sky Diver Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

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470 is the better buy at this point, honestly.
rx 470 is better change because gtx 970 better than rx 470 %12 but rx 470 hugely cheap and new technology
The 970 performs better in games, though it was more expensive than the rx 470. In terms of price to performance, the 480 easily wins, but just going off raw performance in game, the 970 wins. The benchmarks speak for themselves.
Big fat lie.
its called truth...
I have this RX 470 in my son's pc I purchased it for 1/2 the price of my Strix R9 390 and it is very close in performance so no way I say again no way a GTX 970 is better just stop lying
Gtx 970 winner? Bullshit, this site is shit!!
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