Radeon HD 7470A 

Released January, 2012
  • 775 MHz
  • 1 GB DDR3

We recently hooked up with overclocking guru Sami Mäkinen to get his take on the best way to overclock AMD's A8-3870K APU.
by Don-Woligroski (Aug, 2012)
So, if you increase the reference clock, you pretty much overclock everything.
by Don-Woligroski (Aug, 2012)

Features Key features of the Radeon HD 7470A

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

Radeon HD 7470A
12.8 GB/s
GeForce GT 730A
28.8 GB/s
Radeon HD 7470M
25.6 GB/s

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

Radeon HD 7470A
6.2 GPixel/s
Radeon HD 7470M
3.2 GPixel/s
GeForce GT 730A
5.75 GPixel/s

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

Radeon HD 7470A
15.5 GTexel/s
Radeon HD 7470M
6.4 GTexel/s
GeForce GT 730A
14.38 GTexel/s

floating point performance How fast the gpu can crunch numbers

Radeon HD 7470A
Radeon HD 7470M
GeForce GT 730A
552.2 GFLOPS

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

Radeon HD 7470A

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

Radeon HD 7470A

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Specifications Full list of technical specs


GPU brand AMD
GPU name Redwood
Market Laptop
Clock speed 775 MHz
Is dual GPU No
Reference card AMD Radeon HD 7470A 625 MHz 512 MB

raw performance

Shading units 400
Texture mapping units 20
Render output processors 8
Compute units 5
Pixel rate 6.2 GPixel/s
Texture rate 15.5 GTexel/s
Floating-point performance 620 GFLOPS


Memory clock speed 800 MHz
Effective memory clock speed 1,600 MHz
Memory bus 64 bit
Memory 1,024 MB
Memory type DDR3
Memory bandwidth 12.8 GB/s

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