GPUBoss Review Our evaluation of RX 470 vs 970 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

7.6

Overall Score

Winner
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
Better T-Rex score 9.45 frames/s vs 6.71 frames/s More than 40% better T-Rex 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

Reasons to consider the
Nvidia GeForce GTX 970

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Better PassMark score 8,567 vs 7,369 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
Slightly better fire strike factor score 72.4 vs 67.02 Around 10% better fire strike factor score
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
511.25 mHash/s
GeForce GTX 970
480.37 mHash/s

Face detection Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon RX 470
111.72 mPixels/s
GeForce GTX 970
148.43 mPixels/s

T-Rex (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon RX 470
3,359.86
GeForce GTX 970
3,358.38

Manhattan (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon RX 470
3,718.98
GeForce GTX 970
3,713.26

Fire Strike Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Sky Diver Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Battlefield 4

Crysis 3

Comments

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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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