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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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Much higher memory bandwidth 211.2 GB/s vs 96 GB/s Around 2.2x higher memory bandwidth
Significantly better floating-point performance 4,940 GFLOPS vs 1,971.2 GFLOPS More than 2.5x better floating-point performance
Significantly higher texture rate 154.4 GTexel/s vs 61.6 GTexel/s More than 2.5x higher texture rate
More memory 4,096 MB vs 2,048 MB 2x more memory
Higher pixel rate 38.6 GPixel/s vs 17.6 GPixel/s Around 2.2x higher pixel rate
Significantly more shading units 2,048 vs 896 1152 more shading units
Significantly more texture mapping units 128 vs 56 72 more texture mapping units
Higher effective memory clock speed 6,600 MHz vs 6,000 MHz 10% higher effective memory clock speed
Significantly more compute units 32 vs 14 18 more compute units
More render output processors 32 vs 16 Twice as many render output processors
Wider memory bus 256 bit vs 128 bit 2x wider memory bus
Higher memory clock speed 1,650 MHz vs 1,500 MHz 10% higher memory clock speed
Front view of Radeon R7 360 896SP

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XFX Radeon R7 360 896SP

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Higher clock speed 1,100 MHz vs 926 MHz Around 20% higher clock speed
Lower TDP 85W vs 120W Around 30% lower TDP

Features Key features of the Radeon RX 470  vs R7 360 896SP 

memory bandwidth Rate at which data can be read from or stored in onboard memory

Radeon RX 470
211.2 GB/s

pixel rate Number of pixels a graphics card can render to the screen every second

Radeon RX 470
38.6 GPixel/s
Radeon R7 360 896SP
17.6 GPixel/s

texture rate Speed at which a graphics card can perform texture mapping

Radeon RX 470
154.4 GTexel/s
Radeon R7 360 896SP
61.6 GTexel/s

floating point performance How fast the gpu can crunch numbers

Radeon RX 470
4,940 GFLOPS
Radeon R7 360 896SP
1,971.2 GFLOPS

shading units Subcomponents of the gpu, these run in parallel to enable fast pixel shading

texture mapping units Built into each gpu, these resize and rotate bitmaps for texturing scenes

Specifications Full list of technical specs

gpu

Radeon RX 470  vs
R7 360 896SP 
GPU brand AMD AMD
GPU name Ellesmere Tobago
Market Desktop Desktop
Clock speed 926 MHz 1,100 MHz
Is dual GPU No No
Reference card None AMD Radeon R7 360 896SP 1.1 GHz 2 GB

raw performance

Shading units 2,048 896
Texture mapping units 128 56
Render output processors 32 16
Compute units 32 14
Pixel rate 38.6 GPixel/s 17.6 GPixel/s
Texture rate 154.4 GTexel/s 61.6 GTexel/s
Floating-point performance 4,940 GFLOPS 1,971.2 GFLOPS

memory

Radeon RX 470  vs
R7 360 896SP 
Memory clock speed 1,650 MHz 1,500 MHz
Effective memory clock speed 6,600 MHz 6,000 MHz
Memory bus 256 bit 128 bit
Memory 4,096 MB 2,048 MB
Memory type GDDR5 GDDR5
Memory bandwidth 211.2 GB/s 96 GB/s

noise and power

TDP 120W 85W

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