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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Radeon RX 470D

Reasons to consider the
AMD Radeon RX 470D

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Slightly better floating-point performance 4,322 GFLOPS vs 3,494 GFLOPS Around 25% better floating-point performance
Slightly higher texture rate 135.1 GTexel/s vs 109.2 GTexel/s Around 25% higher texture rate
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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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 higher memory clock speed 1,753 MHz vs 1,650 MHz More than 5% higher memory clock speed

Features Key features of the Radeon RX 470D  vs GeForce GTX 970 

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

Radeon RX 470D
211.2 GB/s
GeForce GTX 970
224.4 GB/s

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

Radeon RX 470D
38.6 GPixel/s
GeForce GTX 970
58.8 GPixel/s

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

Radeon RX 470D
135.1 GTexel/s
GeForce GTX 970
109.2 GTexel/s

floating point performance How fast the gpu can crunch numbers

Radeon RX 470D
4,322 GFLOPS
GeForce GTX 970
3,494 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


Radeon RX 470D  vs
GeForce GTX 970 
GPU brand AMD Nvidia
GPU name Ellesmere GM204
Clock speed 926 MHz 1,050 MHz
Turbo clock speed 1,206 MHz 1,178 MHz
Is dual GPU No No
Reference card None None

raw performance

Shading units 1,792 1,664
Texture mapping units 112 104
Render output processors 32 56
Pixel rate 38.6 GPixel/s 58.8 GPixel/s
Texture rate 135.1 GTexel/s 109.2 GTexel/s
Floating-point performance 4,322 GFLOPS 3,494 GFLOPS


Radeon RX 470D  vs
GeForce GTX 970 
Memory clock speed 1,650 MHz 1,753 MHz
Effective memory clock speed 6,600 MHz 7,012 MHz
Memory bus 256 bit 256 bit
Memory 4,096 MB 4,096 MB
Memory type GDDR5 GDDR5
Memory bandwidth 211.2 GB/s 224.4 GB/s

noise and power

TDP 120W 148W

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