AMD Radeon RX 470
vs
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960

RX 470 GTX 960 Difference
AMD Radeon RX 470 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960
Price $ 280 $ 199 81 (34%)
Year 2016 2015 1 (0%)
Maximum Recorded Temperature 75C 75C 0 (0%)
Max Fan Noise 49dB 40dB 9.4 (21%)
Recommended Power Supply 470W 470W 0 (0%)
Benchmark CPU Intel Core i7-6700K @ 4.00GHz ($334.99) Intel Core i7-4790K @ 4.00GHz ($306.99)
CPU Impact on FPS +0 FPS +0 FPS 0 (0%)
CPU Impact on FPS % 0% 0% 0 (0%)
Benchmark Quality Settings Ultra Quality Settings Ultra Quality Settings
Average 1080p Performance 55 FPS 43 FPS 12.7 (26%)
Average 1440p Performance 40 FPS 31 FPS 9.3 (26%)
Average 4K Performance 22 FPS 16 FPS 5.6 (29%)
Memory 4 GB 2 GB 2 (67%)
Overall Combination Score 69/100 64/100 5 (8%)

Our Verdict: The RX 470 is faster by 30% for 1440p gaming.

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AMD Radeon RX 470
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960
Year Game Frames Per Second
2018
52
44
2018
45
38
2018
41
34
2017
46
39
2017
41
31
2016
42
24
2016
74
33
2016
71
60
2016
63
46
2016
55
35
2015
86
62
2015
48
36
2015
48
33
2013
64
51
2013
54
39

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AMD Radeon RX 470
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960
Year Game Frames Per Second
2018
43
33
2018
38
32
2018
27
22
2017
29
25
2017
31
23
2016
49
41
2015
33
22
2013
41
31
2013
33
35

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AMD Radeon RX 470
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960
Year Game Frames Per Second
2018
25
21
2018
16
13
2017
16
13
2017
18
13
2016
25
21

AMD Radeon RX 470 / Core 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. amzn_assoc_placement = "adunit0"; amzn_assoc_search_bar = "false"; amzn_assoc_tracking_id = "alexdwilsons-20"; amzn_assoc_ad_mode = "search"; amzn_assoc_ad_type = "smart"; amzn_assoc_marketplace = "amazon"; amzn_assoc_region = "US"; amzn_assoc_title = "Best AMD Radeon RX 470 Offers"; amzn_assoc_default_search_phrase = "AMD Radeon RX 470"; amzn_assoc_default_category = "Electronics"; amzn_assoc_linkid = "315127406b2046a2d339d6502b652881"; amzn_assoc_design = "in_content"; amzn_assoc_default_browse_node = "172282";

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960 / Core i7-4790K

With current 2048 MB RAM, the GTX 960 can have serious memory-related bottlenecks in more modern games. With current 2048 MB RAM, the GTX 960 can have very few memory-related bottlenecks in more modern games.
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RX 470 vs GTX 960 Specifications Comparison

Board Design

RX 470 GTX 960
Board NumberC940, D000-03, D009-07PG301
Length9.5 inches 241 mm9.5 inches 241 mm
Outputs1x HDMI3x DisplayPort1x DVI1x HDMI3x DisplayPort
Power Connectors1x 6-pin1x 6-pin
Slot WidthDual-slotDual-slot
TDP120 W120 W

Clock Speeds

RX 470 GTX 960
Boost Clock1206 MHz1178 MHz
GPU Clock926 MHz1127 MHz
Memory Clock1650 MHz 6600 MHz effective1753 MHz 7012 MHz effective

Graphics Card

RX 470 GTX 960
Bus InterfacePCIe 3.0 x16PCIe 3.0 x16
GenerationArctic Islands (RX 400)GeForce 900
Launch Price179 USD199 USD
ProductionActiveActive
Release DateAug 4th, 2016Jan 22nd, 2015

Graphics Features

RX 470 GTX 960
DirectX12.0 (12_0)12.0 (12_1)
OpenCL21.2
OpenGL4.54.6
Shader Model66.1
Vulkan1.1.821.1.82

Graphics Processor

RX 470 GTX 960
ArchitectureGCN 4.0Maxwell 2.0
Die Size244 mm²228 mm²
GPU NameEllesmereGM206
GPU VariantPolaris 10 PRO (215-0876204)GM206-300-A1
Process Size14 nm28 nm
Transistors5,700 million2,940 million

Memory

RX 470 GTX 960
Bandwidth211.2 GB/s112.2 GB/s
Memory Bus256 bit128 bit
Memory Size4096 MB2048 MB
Memory TypeGDDR5GDDR5

Render Config

RX 470 GTX 960
ROPs3232
Shading Units20481024
TMUs12864

Theoretical Performance

RX 470 GTX 960
FP32 (float) performance4,940 GFLOPS2,413 GFLOPS
FP64 (double) performance308.7 GFLOPS (1:16)75.39 GFLOPS (1:32)
Pixel Rate38.59 GPixel/s37.70 GPixel/s
Texture Rate154.4 GTexel/s75.39 GTexel/s