GPUBoss Review Our evaluation of RX 470 vs R9 380 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

8.5

Overall Score

Winner
AMD Radeon RX 470 

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

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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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More memory 4,096 MB vs 2,048 MB 2x more memory
Better PassMark score 7,379 vs 6,049 More than 20% better PassMark score
Better floating-point performance 4,940 GFLOPS vs 3,476 GFLOPS More than 40% better floating-point performance
Higher memory bandwidth 211.2 GB/s vs 176 GB/s Around 20% higher memory bandwidth
Higher effective memory clock speed 6,600 MHz vs 5,500 MHz 20% higher effective memory clock speed
Higher texture rate 154.4 GTexel/s vs 108.6 GTexel/s More than 40% higher texture rate
Higher memory clock speed 1,650 MHz vs 1,375 MHz 20% higher memory clock speed
Slightly more shading units 2,048 vs 1,792 256 more shading units
Slightly more texture mapping units 128 vs 112 16 more texture mapping units
Better sky diver factor score 383.43 vs 353.3 Around 10% better sky diver factor score
Better PassMark direct compute score 3,901 vs 2,938 Around 35% better PassMark direct compute score
Significantly lower TDP 120W vs 190W More than 35% lower TDP
Front view of Radeon R9 380

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AMD Radeon R9 380

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Slightly higher clock speed 970 MHz vs 926 MHz Around 5% higher clock speed

Benchmarks Real world tests of Radeon RX 470 vs R9 380

Bitcoin mining Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon RX 470
513.93 mHash/s
Radeon R9 380
411.52 mHash/s

Face detection Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon RX 470
111.75 mPixels/s
Radeon R9 380
58.14 mPixels/s

Ocean surface simulation Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon RX 470
1,858.62 frames/s
Radeon R9 380
1,504.28 frames/s

T-Rex (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon RX 470
3,356.82
Radeon R9 380
3,348.34

Manhattan (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon RX 470
3,715.64
Radeon R9 380
3,705.22

Fire Strike Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Sky Diver Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Cloud Gate Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Comments

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Ive got the 380 4 GB.. never seen this comment section c:
Now that the 470 has arrived who in the right mind would buy a 380? The prices are too close especially when you want the 4gb version of the 380. In my country the 380 4gb is more expensive. WTF! 470 better value for the money and faster!
if you type in "r9 380 4" the 4gb oem version and the 4gb x version will appear
why do you guys only show the 2gb version of the r9 380?
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