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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Radeon RX 470 4GB GeForce GTX 960 Gigabyte WindForce 2X OC 4GB Edition
Cyberpunk 2077 27% 59%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 16% 45%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 12% 40%
FIFA 21 36% 20%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 12% 40%
Watch Dogs Legion 22% 53%
World of Warcraft: Shadowlands 82% 127%
Grand Theft Auto VI 79% 123%
Horizon: Zero Dawn 20% 50%
Genshin Impact 27% 59%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the AMD Radeon RX 470 4GB are noticeably better than the Nvidia GeForce GTX 960 Gigabyte WindForce 2X OC 4GB Edition.

The GTX 960 has a 315 MHz higher core clock speed than the RX 470, but the RX 470 has 64 more Texture Mapping Units than the GTX 960. As a result, the RX 470 exhibits a 39.1 GTexel/s better Texture Fill Rate than the GTX 960. This still holds weight but shader performance is generally more relevant, particularly since both of these GPUs support at least DirectX 10.

The GTX 960 has a 315 MHz higher core clock speed than the RX 470 and the same number of Render Output Units. This results in the GTX 960 providing 10.1 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 RX 470 was released over a year more recently than the GTX 960, and so the RX 470 is likely to have better driver support, meaning it will be more optimized for running the latest games when compared to the GTX 960.

Both GPUs exhibit very powerful performance, so it probably isn't worth upgrading from one to the other, as both are capable of running even the most demanding games at the highest settings.

The Radeon RX 470 4GB and the GeForce GTX 960 Gigabyte WindForce 2X OC 4GB Edition have the same amount of video memory, but are likely to provide slightly different experiences when displaying game textures at high resolutions.

The RX 470 has 99 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the GTX 960, which means that the memory performance of the RX 470 is massively better than the GTX 960.

The Radeon RX 470 4GB has 2048 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce GTX 960 Gigabyte WindForce 2X OC 4GB Edition has 1024. However, the actual shader performance of the RX 470 is 2470 and the actual shader performance of the GTX 960 is 1803. The RX 470 having 667 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the RX 470 delivers a massively smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the GTX 960.

The RX 470 transistor size technology is 14 nm (nanometers) smaller than the GTX 960. This means that the RX 470 is expected to run slightly cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the GTX 960.

The Radeon RX 470 4GB requires 120 Watts to run and the GeForce GTX 960 Gigabyte WindForce 2X OC 4GB Edition requires 120 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 450 Watts for the RX 470 and a PSU with at least 400 Watts for the GTX 960. The two GPUs require the same amount of wattage to run. As such, there is no need to worry about which will more significantly affect your yearly electricity bills.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed926 MHzvs1241 MHz
Boost Clock1206 MHzvs1304 MHz
ArchitectureGCN 1.3 Ellesmere PROMaxwell GM206-300-A1
OC Potential Poor vs Fair
Driver Support Great vs Great
Release Date04 Aug 2016vs05 Mar 2015
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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Resolution Performance

1366x768
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1600x900
10
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1920x1080
9.4
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8.5
2560x1440
6.9
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6.1
3840x2160
5.3
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4.5

GPU Memory

Memory4096 MBvs4096 MB
Memory Speed1650 MHzvs1753 MHz
Memory Bus256 Bitvs128 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth211.2GB/secvs112.2GB/sec
L2 Cache 2048 KB green tick vs 1024 KB
Delta Color Compression yes vs yes
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%
Comparison

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units2048vs1024
Actual Shader Performance100%vs87%
Technology14nmvs28nm
Texture Mapping Units128vs64
Texture Rate118.5 GTexel/svs79.4 GTexel/s
Render Output Units32vs32
Pixel Rate29.6 GPixel/svs39.7 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)4096x2160vs5120x3200
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections0vs2
HDMI Connections1vs1
DisplayPort Connections3vs-
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power120 Wattsvs120 Watts
Recommended PSU450 Watts & 30 Ampsvs400 Watts & 29 Amps

GPU Features

DirectX12.0vs12.1
Shader Model5.0vs5.0
Open GL4.5vs4.5
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono
SLI/Crossfireyesvsyes
Dedicatedyesvsyes
Comparison

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core i5-6600K 3.5GHzvsIntel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz
Recommended RAM8 GBvs8 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1920x1080vs1920x1080

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewOverview
The AMD RX 470 4GB graphics card is a 2016 released performance graphics card based on the third revision of the Graphics Core Next (GCN) architecture. This card competes against Nvidia's outgoing, but very popular, GTX 970 and the incoming GTX 1050 Ti, when that releases.

Architecture
It is powered by the Ellesmere PRO GPU, which has 2048 shader processing units, 128 TMUs and 32 ROPs.

GPU
The central unit runs at 926MHz and goes up to 1206MHz, when boost mode is triggered.

Memory
The GPU accesses a 4GB frame buffer of GDDR5, through a 256-bit memory interface, while the memory clock Operates at 1650MHz.

Power Consumption
With a rated board TDP of 120W, it requires at least a 400W PSU with one available 6-pin connector.

Performance
The AMD RX 470 has been built as a Mid/High performance graphics card for 2016. It will run most triple AAA titles released during 2016 on medium to high graphics at 1080p screen resolution. With adjustments and lowering anti aliasing this card can confidently maintain 60+ frames per seconds on high graphic settings at 1080p. Moving to 1440p screen resolution and the graphics card may need to be adjusted down to medium in order to maintain 50-60+ fps.

System Suggestions
The RX 470 is best suited for resolutions up to and including 1920x1080. We recommend a mid range processor and at least 8GB of system memory for optimal performance.
Overview
GeForce GTX 960 Gigabyte WindForce 2X OC 4GB Edition is a special edition of NVIDIA's Performance GeForce GTX 960 2GB, created by Gigabyte.

Overclock: Central Unit
The Central Unit now runs at 1216MHz, instead of 1127MHz and goes up to 1279MHz, in Turbo Mode.

Overclock: Memory Clock
The Operating Memory Clock remains the same while the Frame Buffer was doubled to 4GB: a gimmick which doesn't yield any performance boost and can be considered market to lure consumers into paying more for the same product.

Cooling Solution
The reference NVIDIA Single-Fan Cooling System has been replaced by Gigabyte's WINDFORCE 2X With Unique Blade Fan which is Equipped with two 90mm unique blade fan and three copper heat pipes. The airflow is spilt through the triangle design at the fan edge, and is guided smoothly through the fan by special 3D stripe curve design. At the same time, it effectively enhanced the cooling capacity while reducing air turbulence.

Performance
Benchmarks indicate a 8% performance over the reference GeForce GTX 960 2GB.
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