GPUBoss Review Our evaluation of RX 480 vs RX 470 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

AMD Radeon RX 480 

GPUBoss recommends the AMD Radeon RX 480  based on its benchmarks and compute performance.

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AMD Radeon RX 480

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Radeon RX 480

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Significantly more memory 8,192 MB vs 4,096 MB 2x more memory
Higher clock speed 1,120 MHz vs 926 MHz More than 20% higher clock speed
Higher effective memory clock speed 8,000 MHz vs 6,600 MHz More than 20% higher effective memory clock speed
Higher memory bandwidth 256 GB/s vs 211.2 GB/s More than 20% higher memory bandwidth
Better PassMark score 8,095 vs 7,379 Around 10% better PassMark score
Better floating-point performance 5,834 GFLOPS vs 4,940 GFLOPS Around 20% better floating-point performance
Higher texture rate 182.3 GTexel/s vs 154.4 GTexel/s Around 20% higher texture rate
Significantly higher memory clock speed 2,000 MHz vs 1,650 MHz More than 20% higher memory clock speed
More shading units 2,304 vs 2,048 256 more shading units
More texture mapping units 144 vs 128 16 more texture mapping units
Better cloud gate factor score 21.43 vs 20.21 More than 5% better cloud gate factor score
Slightly more compute units 36 vs 32 4 more compute units
Better PassMark direct compute score 4,411 vs 3,901 Around 15% better PassMark direct compute score
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Lower TDP 120W vs 150W 20% lower TDP

Benchmarks Real world tests of Radeon RX 480 vs 470

Bitcoin mining Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon RX 480
614.7 mHash/s
Radeon RX 470
511.36 mHash/s

Face detection Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon RX 480
120.46 mPixels/s
Radeon RX 470
111.59 mPixels/s

T-Rex (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon RX 480
Radeon RX 470

Manhattan (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon RX 480
Radeon RX 470

Fire Strike Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Sky Diver Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

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You sir a re a rebel. I salute you for that but i still dont know wtf you are saying lol. Id assume it has to be 2560-x-1440 and high if not ultra settings. Only because my 7950 can play bf at 1080p at mostly high/ultra and get 60fps roughly even with an oc, a 470 and 480 should stomp it so there is no way 3 gens later they only have a 17fps gain
Ahh okay that explains it I forgot all the small things that sadly have to be accounted for but more or less a 270 gets dick stomped by a 470 also punctuations isn't my strong suite I can't really determine when and where to end begin and break sentences
You really need to start using periods and commas... anyways... do you see something that I don't see? They don't even mention any resolution in the GPU comparison. The RX 470 doesn't even have a graphics score at all... it just says "n/a" there. I am not familiar with the 270 so cannot comment on that but none of the scores here are even close to properly explained. What does 77 in BF4 mean? On what system? What settings? Did they touch scaling? Anything else running at the same time like recording or monitoring software? How many players? What map? Test procedure? I am presuming this is the score that you are thinking on? If so, ignore it. BF4 is even a horrible GPU benchmark because it is a multiplayer game that is known to give special treatment to certain CPU:s.
Think again the 470 is very much like a 480 it would no ever score that low in 1080 because with your logic my 270 must me a pos because I played bf4 and got 90 frames high settings 😂😂😂 so how about you stop being an idiot ?
Sir, your logic baffles me. Why would you attempt 4K on a card specialized at 1080p? Its like complaining that a traditional Volvo can't win a F1 race xD
nice job gaming on 4K 470 is a 1080p card :/
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