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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Radeon HD 8470D GeForce GTX 550 Ti DirectCU TOP Edition
Halo: Reach 418% 42%
Cyberpunk 2077 2137% 515%
Dragon Ball Z Kakarot 905% 176%
Red Dead Redemption 2 1529% 348%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 1529% 348%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 2137% 515%
Doom Eternal 1300% 285%
Grand Theft Auto VI 2389% 584%
FIFA 20 768% 139%
Need For Speed Heat 1529% 348%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce GTX 550 Ti DirectCU TOP Edition are massively better than the AMD Radeon HD 8470D.

The GTX 550 Ti has a 175 MHz higher core clock speed and 20 more Texture Mapping Units than the Radeon HD 8470D. This results in the GTX 550 Ti providing 21.6 GTexel/s better texturing performance. This still holds weight but shader performance is generally more relevant, particularly since both of these GPUs support at least DirectX 10.

The GTX 550 Ti has a 175 MHz higher core clock speed and 20 more Render Output Units than the Radeon HD 8470D. This results in the GTX 550 Ti providing 20.2 GPixel/s better pixeling performance. However, both GPUs support DirectX 9 or above, and pixeling performance is only really relevant when comparing older cards.

The Radeon HD 8470D was released over a year more recently than the GTX 550 Ti, and so the Radeon HD 8470D is likely to have better driver support, meaning it will be more optimized for running the latest games when compared to the GTX 550 Ti.

The GTX 550 Ti has 1024 MB video memory, but the Radeon HD 8470D does not have an entry, so the two GPUs cannot be reliably compared in this area.

Both the Radeon HD 8470D and the GeForce GTX 550 Ti DirectCU TOP Edition have 192 Shader Processing Units. While the two GPUs have the same number of SPUs, the actual performance delivered by the GTX 550 Ti is 374 and by the Radeon HD 8470D is 374. Knowing that the shader performance of the GTX 550 Ti is superior, it is not necessary to examine the GPUs' respective Texture and Pixel Fill Rates.

The Radeon HD 8470D transistor size technology is 12 nm (nanometers) smaller than the GTX 550 Ti. This means that the Radeon HD 8470D is expected to run slightly cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the GTX 550 Ti.

The Radeon HD 8470D requires 65 Watts to run but there is no entry for the GeForce GTX 550 Ti DirectCU TOP Edition.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed800 MHzvs975 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureRichlandFermi GF116-400-A1
OC Potential - vs Poor
Driver Support - vs Poor
Release Date01 Jun 2013vs01 Mar 2011
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link

Resolution Performance

1366x768 - green tick vs green tick -
1600x900 - vs green tick
1920x1080 - vs green tick
2560x1440 - vs green tick
3840x2160 - green tick vs green tick -

GPU Memory

MemoryN/Avs1024 MB
Memory Speed933 MHzvs1026 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs192 Bit
Memory TypeDDR3vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth29.9GB/secvs98.5GB/sec
L2 Cache - vs green tick 384 KB
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units192vs192
Actual Shader Performance5%vs18%
Texture Mapping Units12vs32
Texture Rate9.6 GTexel/svs31.2 GTexel/s
Render Output Units4vs24
Pixel Rate3.2 GPixel/svs23.4 GPixel/s

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)2560x1600vs2560x1600
VGA Connections0vs1
DVI Connections0vs1
HDMI Connections0vs1
DisplayPort Connections-vs-

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power65 Watts-
Recommended PSU--

GPU Features

Shader Model5.0vs5.0
Open GL4.1vs4.5
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended Processor-Intel Core i3-2100 3.1GHz
Recommended RAM-8 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution-1600x900

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewRadeon HD 8470D is an embedded Graphics Card on the middle-class Richland APU A6-6400K.
They offer 192 Shader Processing Units, 12 TMUs and 4 ROPs. The memory interface depends on whether or not the system's RAM is dual channelled.
While the central unit runs at 800MHz, since the GFX doesn't have dedicated memory, the bandwidth will depend on the system ram speed which can be up to 1866MHz (the max speed supported by the CPU). Therefore, the max operating memory clock is 933MHz.
Its performance is considerably worse than Intel HD 4600 and only very slightly better than previous Radeon HD 7540D.
GeForce GTX 550 Ti DirectCU TOP Edition is a special edition of the GeForce GTX 550 Ti. See the page of the standard version for more information.
The features include better cooling and an increase on the core-clock from 900MHz to 975MHz.
Benchmarks indicate the performance is 4.5% better when compared to the reference card.
Some modern demanding games will run at the highest settings using a 1080p resolution but the largest part will have to be played with a 720p resolution to be played optimally.
This Graphics Card needs to be paired with a decent Quad Core CPU.
Recommended CPU
Possible GPU Upgrades
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