AMD Radeon RX 470
vs
AMD Radeon R9 285

AMD Radeon RX 470
AMD Radeon R9 285
RX 470 R9 285 Difference
AMD Radeon RX 470 AMD Radeon R9 285
Price $ 342.0 $ 380.0 38 (11%)
Year 2016 2014 2 (0%)
Maximum Recorded Temperature 75C 70C 5 (7%)
Max Fan Noise 49.4dB 48.3dB 1.1 (2%)
Recommended Power Supply 470W 540W 70 (15%)
Benchmark CPU Intel Core i7-6700K @ 4.00GHz ($334.99) Intel Core i7-4770K @ 3.50GHz ($284.99)
CPU Impact on FPS +0.0 FPS +0.0 FPS 0 (0%)
CPU Impact on FPS % 0.0% 0.0% 0 (0%)
Benchmark Quality Settings Ultra Quality Settings Ultra Quality Settings
Average 1080p Performance 56.4 FPS 43.2 FPS 13.2 (23%)
Average 1440p Performance 41.1 FPS 31.3 FPS 9.8 (24%)
Average 4K Performance 24.3 FPS 17.8 FPS 6.5 (27%)
Memory 4 GB 2 GB 2 (50%)
1080p Cost Per Frame $ 3.2 $ 5.8 2.6 (81%)
1440p Cost Per Frame $ 4.4 $ 8.0 3.6 (82%)
4K Cost Per Frame $ 7.4 $ 14.0 6.6 (89%)
Overall Combination Score 69/100 57/100 12 (17%)
Our Verdict: The RX 470 is faster by 31% for 1440p gaming. The price/performance ratio is much better for RX 470 .

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AMD Radeon RX 470
AMD Radeon R9 285
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
48
54.0
32
36.0
2019 Anthem
31
34.8
20
23.2
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
45
51.0
30
34.0
2019 Resident Evil 2
58
65.4
42
47.1
2019 Metro Exodus
26
29.2
18
21.0
2019 World War Z
69
77.0
43
48.0
2018 Forza Horizon 4
40
45.0
28
32.0
2018 Fallout 76
46
52.0
32
36.0
2018 Hitman 2
36
41.0
25
28.0
2018 Just Cause 4
37
42.1
27
30.3
2018 Monster Hunter: World
40
45.4
29
32.6
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
36
41.0
43
48.0
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
40
45.5
28
31.5
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
52
58.3
37
41.9
2017 For Honor
70
77.8
50
55.9
2017 Project CARS 2
49
55.1
35
39.6
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
60
66.7
43
48.0
2016 Overwatch
63
70.7
44
49.0
2016 Dishonored 2
36
40.2
26
28.9
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
42
47.7
32
35.7
2015 Rocket League
204
226.8
146
163.1
2015 Need For Speed
56
62.9
40
45.2
2015 Project CARS
54
60.3
38
43.3
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
99
110.2
71
79.2
2013 Crysis 3
48
54.2
36
40.6
2013 Battlefield 4
57
63.5
41
45.8
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
139
155.5
100
111.8
2009 League of Legends
262
291.6
188
209.7

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AMD Radeon RX 470
AMD Radeon R9 285
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
32
40.2
21
26.8
2019 Anthem
22
27.6
14
18.4
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
31
39.6
21
26.4
2019 Resident Evil 2
35
44.1
25
31.7
2019 Metro Exodus
18
22.7
13
16.3
2019 World War Z
44
56.2
28
35.0
2018 Forza Horizon 4
30
38.0
21
27.0
2018 Hitman 2
21
27.0
14
18.0
2018 Just Cause 4
24
31.1
17
22.4
2018 Monster Hunter: World
25
31.8
18
22.8
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
24
31.0
29
37.0
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
23
29.4
16
20.3
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
33
42.1
24
30.3
2017 For Honor
36
45.4
26
32.6
2017 Project CARS 2
31
38.9
22
28.0
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
48
60.3
34
43.3
2016 Overwatch
39
49.0
26
33.6
2016 Dishonored 2
27
34.3
19
24.7
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
26
32.6
17
21.3
2015 Rocket League
77
97.2
55
69.9
2015 Need For Speed
38
48.6
28
35.0
2015 Project CARS
36
46.0
26
33.1
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
57
71.3
41
51.3
2013 Crysis 3
26
32.9
27
34.7
2013 Battlefield 4
32
41.2
23
29.5
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
103
129.6
74
93.2
2009 League of Legends
129
162.0
93
116.5

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AMD Radeon RX 470
AMD Radeon R9 285
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
16
24.0
11
16.0
2019 Anthem
10
15.0
7
10.0
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
14
21.0
9
14.0
2019 Resident Evil 2
15
21.7
10
15.6
2019 Metro Exodus
10
14.3
7
10.3
2019 World War Z
22
32.3
14
20.2
2018 Forza Horizon 4
17
25.0
12
18.0
2018 Hitman 2
11
16.0
7
11.0
2018 Just Cause 4
11
16.2
8
11.7
2018 Monster Hunter: World
10
15.2
7
11.0
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
12
18.0
14
21.0
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
11
16.1
7
11.2
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
20
29.2
14
21.0
2017 For Honor
15
22.7
11
16.3
2017 Project CARS 2
22
32.4
16
23.3
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
35
50.5
25
36.3
2016 Overwatch
17
25.2
12
17.5
2016 Dishonored 2
19
27.2
13
19.6
2015 Rocket League
31
45.4
22
32.6
2015 Need For Speed
22
32.4
16
23.3
2015 Project CARS
22
32.4
16
23.3
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
23
33.0
16
23.8
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
81
116.6
58
83.9
2009 League of Legends
45
64.8
32
46.6
RX 470 vs R9 285 with i7-6700K vs i7-4770K at 1080p and ultra vs ultra settings
RX 470 vs R9 285 with i7-6700K vs i7-4770K at 1440p and ultra vs ultra settings
RX 470 vs R9 285 with i7-6700K vs i7-4770K at 4K and ultra vs ultra settings

AMD Radeon RX 470 / i7-6700K

For the most part, the RX 470 is still capable of playing modern games, but you would have to reduce settings to sustain those higher framerates. If keeping graphics quality settings closer to ultra or high is important, there are a few options for upgrades. With current 4096 MB RAM, the RX 470 can have very few memory-related bottlenecks in more modern games.

AMD Radeon R9 285 / i7-4770K

With current 2048 MB RAM, the R9 285 can have serious memory-related bottlenecks in more modern games. This combination between R9 285 and Intel Core i7-4770K @ 3.50GHz has less than 8% bottleneck in many games and is perfect match to avoid FPS loss. This combination between R9 285 and Intel Core i7-4770K @ 3.50GHz is a perfect match to avoid FPS loss. With current 2048 MB RAM, the R9 285 can have very few memory-related bottlenecks in more modern games.

RX 470 vs R9 285 Specifications Comparison

Board Design

RX 470 R9 285
Board NumberC940, D000-03, D009-07C766
Length9.5 inches 241 mm8.7 inches 221 mm
Outputs1x HDMI3x DisplayPort2x DVI1x HDMI1x DisplayPort
Power Connectors1x 6-pin2x 6-pin
Slot WidthDual-slotDual-slot
TDP120 W190 W

Clock Speeds

RX 470 R9 285
GPU Clock926 MHz918 MHz
Memory Clock1650 MHz 6600 MHz effective1375 MHz 5500 MHz effective

Graphics Card

RX 470 R9 285
Bus InterfacePCIe 3.0 x16PCIe 3.0 x16
GenerationArctic Islands (RX 400)Volcanic Islands (R9 200)
Launch Price179 USD249 USD
ProductionActiveEnd-of-life
Release DateAug 4th, 2016Sep 2nd, 2014

Graphics Features

RX 470 R9 285
DirectX12.0 (12_0)12.0 (12_0)
OpenCL22
OpenGL4.54.5
Shader Model66
Vulkan1.1.821.1.82

Graphics Processor

RX 470 R9 285
ArchitectureGCN 4.0GCN 3.0
Die Size244 mm²366 mm²
GPU NameEllesmereTonga
GPU VariantPolaris 10 PRO (215-0876204)Tonga PRO (215-0851128)
Process Size14 nm28 nm
Transistors5,700 million5,000 million

Memory

RX 470 R9 285
Bandwidth211.2 GB/s176.0 GB/s
Memory Bus256 bit256 bit
Memory Size4096 MB2048 MB
Memory TypeGDDR5GDDR5

Render Config

RX 470 R9 285
Compute Units3228
ROPs3232
Shading Units20481792
TMUs128112

Theoretical Performance

RX 470 R9 285
FP16 (half) performance4,940 GFLOPS (1:1)3,290 GFLOPS (1:1)
FP32 (float) performance4,940 GFLOPS3,290 GFLOPS
FP64 (double) performance308.7 GFLOPS (1:16)205.6 GFLOPS (1:16)
Pixel Rate38.59 GPixel/s29.38 GPixel/s
Texture Rate154.4 GTexel/s102.8 GTexel/s

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