AMD Radeon RX 470
vs
AMD Radeon R9 380X

AMD Radeon RX 470
AMD Radeon R9 380X
RX 470 R9 380X Difference
AMD Radeon RX 470 AMD Radeon R9 380X
Price $ 342.0 $ 229.0 113 (33%)
Year 2016 2015 1 (0%)
Maximum Recorded Temperature 75C 71C 4 (5%)
Max Fan Noise 49.4dB 41.4dB 8 (16%)
Recommended Power Supply 470W 540W 70 (15%)
Benchmark CPU Intel Core i7-6700K @ 4.00GHz ($334.99) Intel Core i7-4790K @ 4.00GHz ($306.99)
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 55.6 FPS 46.8 FPS 8.8 (16%)
Average 1440p Performance 40.4 FPS 33.6 FPS 6.8 (17%)
Average 4K Performance 23.5 FPS 20.2 FPS 3.3 (14%)
Memory 4 GB 4 GB 0 (0%)
1080p Cost Per Frame $ 3.2 $ 4.9 1.7 (53%)
1440p Cost Per Frame $ 4.4 $ 6.8 2.4 (55%)
4K Cost Per Frame $ 7.6 $ 11.3 3.7 (49%)
Variant AMD Radeon RX 470 AMD Radeon R9 380X
Overall Combination Score 69/100 69/100 0 (0%)
Our Verdict: Upgrading from R9 380X to RX 470 is not recommended as it is less than 30% of improvement in performance. In general, a reasonable upgrade is between 30% and 50% or more to justify the purchase of new hardware. The price/performance ratio is much better for R9 380X .

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AMD Radeon RX 470
AMD Radeon R9 380X
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
48
54.0
40
45.0
2019 Anthem
31
34.8
26
29.0
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
45
51.0
38
42.5
2019 Resident Evil 2
58
65.4
48
53.4
2019 Metro Exodus
26
29.2
21
23.8
2019 World War Z
69
77.0
49
55.0
2019 Gears of War 5
38
42.4
31
34.6
2019 F1 2019
47
53.3
39
43.5
2019 GreedFall
43
48.0
35
39.1
2019 Borderlands 3
30
33.7
24
27.5
2018 Forza Horizon 4
40
45.0
36
40.0
2018 Fallout 76
46
52.0
41
46.0
2018 Hitman 2
36
41.0
32
36.0
2018 Just Cause 4
37
42.1
30
34.4
2018 Monster Hunter: World
40
45.4
33
37.0
2018 Strange Brigade
61
68.4
50
55.8
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
36
41.0
28
32.0
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
40
45.5
35
39.9
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
52
58.3
42
47.6
2017 For Honor
70
77.8
57
63.5
2017 Project CARS 2
49
55.1
40
45.0
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
60
66.7
49
54.5
2016 Ashes of the Singularity
37
41.7
29
33.1
2016 Hitman
66
73.8
50
56.0
2016 Rise of the Tomb Raider
56
63.1
43
47.8
2016 The Division
49
54.5
36
41.0
2016 Overwatch
63
70.7
55
61.6
2016 Dishonored 2
36
40.2
29
32.8
2015 DiRT Rally
77
86.1
61
68.2
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
42
47.7
34
38.1
2015 The Witcher 3
42
47.6
34
38.4
2015 Rocket League
204
226.8
166
185.2
2015 Need For Speed
56
62.9
46
51.3
2015 Project CARS
54
60.3
44
49.2
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
99
110.2
80
89.9
2013 Crysis 3
48
54.2
39
43.8
2013 Battlefield 4
57
63.5
46
51.8
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
139
155.5
114
127.0
2009 League of Legends
262
291.6
214
238.1

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AMD Radeon RX 470
AMD Radeon R9 380X
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
32
40.2
26
33.5
2019 Anthem
22
27.6
18
23.0
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
31
39.6
26
33.0
2019 Resident Evil 2
35
44.1
28
36.0
2019 Metro Exodus
18
22.7
14
18.5
2019 World War Z
44
56.2
32
40.1
2019 Gears of War 5
24
30.8
20
25.1
2019 F1 2019
30
37.7
24
30.8
2019 GreedFall
27
34.7
22
28.3
2019 Borderlands 3
18
23.7
15
19.3
2018 Forza Horizon 4
30
38.0
26
33.0
2018 Hitman 2
21
27.0
18
23.0
2018 Just Cause 4
24
31.1
20
25.4
2018 Monster Hunter: World
25
31.8
20
25.9
2018 Strange Brigade
38
47.6
31
38.9
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
24
31.0
20
25.0
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
23
29.4
20
25.9
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
33
42.1
27
34.4
2017 For Honor
36
45.4
29
37.0
2017 Project CARS 2
31
38.9
25
31.7
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
48
60.3
39
49.2
2016 Ashes of the Singularity
31
39.0
24
30.1
2016 Hitman
42
53.1
33
41.6
2016 Rise of the Tomb Raider
34
43.1
25
32.0
2016 The Division
32
40.0
24
30.6
2016 Overwatch
39
49.0
34
42.7
2016 Dishonored 2
27
34.3
22
28.0
2015 DiRT Rally
47
59.9
38
47.9
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
26
32.6
21
26.5
2015 The Witcher 3
28
35.3
23
28.9
2015 Rocket League
77
97.2
63
79.3
2015 Need For Speed
38
48.6
31
39.7
2015 Project CARS
36
46.0
30
37.6
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
57
71.3
46
58.2
2013 Crysis 3
26
32.9
21
27.2
2013 Battlefield 4
32
41.2
27
33.9
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
103
129.6
84
105.8
2009 League of Legends
129
162.0
105
132.3

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AMD Radeon RX 470
AMD Radeon R9 380X
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
16
24.0
14
20.0
2019 Anthem
10
15.0
8
12.5
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
14
21.0
12
17.5
2019 Resident Evil 2
15
21.7
12
17.7
2019 Metro Exodus
10
14.3
8
11.6
2019 World War Z
22
32.3
16
23.1
2019 Gears of War 5
13
19.4
11
15.9
2019 F1 2019
16
24.0
13
19.6
2019 GreedFall
10
14.3
8
11.6
2019 Borderlands 3
8
12.3
7
10.1
2018 Forza Horizon 4
17
25.0
15
22.0
2018 Hitman 2
11
16.0
9
14.0
2018 Just Cause 4
11
16.2
9
13.2
2018 Monster Hunter: World
10
15.2
8
12.4
2018 Strange Brigade
18
25.9
14
21.2
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
12
18.0
9
14.0
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
11
16.1
9
14.0
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
20
29.2
16
23.8
2017 For Honor
15
22.7
12
18.5
2017 Project CARS 2
22
32.4
18
26.4
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
35
50.5
28
41.3
2016 Overwatch
17
25.2
15
21.7
2016 Dishonored 2
19
27.2
15
22.2
2015 Rocket League
31
45.4
25
37.0
2015 Need For Speed
22
32.4
18
26.4
2015 Project CARS
22
32.4
18
26.4
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
23
33.0
18
27.0
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
81
116.6
66
95.2
2009 League of Legends
45
64.8
37
52.9
RX 470 vs R9 380X with i7-6700K vs i7-4790K at 1080p 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. It appears that the RX 470 is a more capable mid-range card that can play AAA titles at 1080p with 60 frames per second. The price/performance ratio is excellent for RX 470 against the competition in budget mid-range cards. With current 4096 MB RAM, the RX 470 can have very few memory-related bottlenecks in more modern games.

AMD Radeon R9 380X / i7-4790K

For the most part, the R9 380X 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 R9 380X can have very few memory-related bottlenecks in more modern games.

RX 470 vs R9 380X Specifications Comparison

Board Design

RX 470 R9 380X
Board NumberC940, D000-03, D009-07C766, C784
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 380X
GPU Clock926 MHz970 MHz
Memory Clock1650 MHz 6600 MHz effective1425 MHz 5700 MHz effective

Graphics Card

RX 470 R9 380X
Bus InterfacePCIe 3.0 x16PCIe 3.0 x16
GenerationArctic Islands (RX 400)Pirate Islands (R9 300)
Launch Price179 USD229 USD
ProductionActiveActive
Release DateAug 4th, 2016Nov 19th, 2015

Graphics Features

RX 470 R9 380X
DirectX12.0 (12_0)12.0 (12_0)
OpenCL22
OpenGL4.54.5
Shader Model66
Vulkan1.1.821.1.82

Graphics Processor

RX 470 R9 380X
ArchitectureGCN 4.0GCN 3.0
Die Size244 mm²366 mm²
GPU NameEllesmereAntigua
GPU VariantPolaris 10 PRO (215-0876204)Antigua XT (215-0877016)
Process Size14 nm28 nm
Transistors5,700 million5,000 million

Memory

RX 470 R9 380X
Bandwidth211.2 GB/s182.4 GB/s
Memory Bus256 bit256 bit
Memory Size4096 MB4096 MB
Memory TypeGDDR5GDDR5

Render Config

RX 470 R9 380X
Compute Units3232
ROPs3232
Shading Units20482048
TMUs128128

Theoretical Performance

RX 470 R9 380X
FP16 (half) performance4,940 GFLOPS (1:1)3,973 GFLOPS (1:1)
FP32 (float) performance4,940 GFLOPS3,973 GFLOPS
FP64 (double) performance308.7 GFLOPS (1:16)248.3 GFLOPS (1:16)
Pixel Rate38.59 GPixel/s31.04 GPixel/s
Texture Rate154.4 GTexel/s124.2 GTexel/s

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