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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Radeon RX 470 4GB Radeon R9 390X Gigabyte G1 Gaming 8GB Edition
Cyberpunk 2077 27% 11%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 16% 1%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 12% 2%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 12% 2%
FIFA 21 36% 44%
Immortals: Fenyx Rising 3% 10%
Genshin Impact 27% 11%
Grand Theft Auto VI 79% 56%
World of Warcraft: Shadowlands 82% 59%
Watch Dogs Legion 22% 7%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the AMD Radeon R9 390X Gigabyte G1 Gaming 8GB Edition are very slightly better than the AMD Radeon RX 470 4GB.

The R9 390X has a 134 MHz higher core clock speed and 48 more Texture Mapping Units than the RX 470. This results in the R9 390X providing 68.1 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 R9 390X has a 134 MHz higher core clock speed and 32 more Render Output Units than the RX 470. This results in the R9 390X providing 38.2 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 RX 470 was released over a year more recently than the R9 390X, 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 R9 390X.

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 R9 390X has 4096 MB more video memory than the RX 470, so is likely to be much better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. This is supported by the fact that the R9 390X also has superior memory performance overall.

The R9 390X has 172.8 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the RX 470, which means that the memory performance of the R9 390X is massively better than the RX 470.

The Radeon RX 470 4GB has 2048 Shader Processing Units and the Radeon R9 390X Gigabyte G1 Gaming 8GB Edition has 2816. However, the actual shader performance of the RX 470 is 2470 and the actual shader performance of the R9 390X is 2537. The R9 390X having 67 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the R9 390X delivers a massively smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the RX 470.

The RX 470 transistor size technology is 14 nm (nanometers) smaller than the R9 390X. This means that the RX 470 is expected to run slightly cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the R9 390X.

The Radeon RX 470 4GB requires 120 Watts to run and the Radeon R9 390X Gigabyte G1 Gaming 8GB Edition requires 300 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 450 Watts for the RX 470 and a PSU with at least 600 Watts for the R9 390X. The R9 390X requires 180 Watts more than the RX 470 to run. The difference is significant enough that the R9 390X may have an adverse affect on your yearly electricity bills in comparison to the RX 470.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed926 MHzvs1060 MHz
Boost Clock1206 MHzvs-
ArchitectureGCN 1.3 Ellesmere PROGCN 1.1 Grenada XT
OC Potential Poor vs Poor
Driver Support Great vs Great
Release Date04 Aug 2016vs18 Jun 2015
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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Resolution Performance

1366x768
10
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1600x900
10
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10
1920x1080
9.4
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10
2560x1440
6.9
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7.7
3840x2160
5.3
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5.9

GPU Memory

Memory4096 MBvs8192 MB
Memory Speed1650 MHzvs1500 MHz
Memory Bus256 Bitvs512 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth211.2GB/secvs384GB/sec
L2 Cache 2048 KB green tick vs 1024 KB
Delta Color Compression yes vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%
Comparison

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units2048vs2816
Actual Shader Performance100%vs100%
Technology14nmvs28nm
Texture Mapping Units128vs176
Texture Rate118.5 GTexel/svs186.6 GTexel/s
Render Output Units32vs64
Pixel Rate29.6 GPixel/svs67.8 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)4096x2160vs4096x2160
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections0vs2
HDMI Connections1vs1
DisplayPort Connections3vs-
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power120 Wattsvs300 Watts
Recommended PSU450 Watts & 30 Ampsvs600 Watts & 42 Amps

GPU Features

DirectX12.0vs12.0
Shader Model5.0vs5.0
Open GL4.5vs4.4
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono
SLI/Crossfireyesvsyes
Dedicatedyesvsyes
Comparison

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core i5-6600K 3.5GHzvsIntel Core i7-4790K 4-Core 4.0GHz
Recommended RAM8 GBvs8 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1920x1080vs2560x1600

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
Radeon R9 390X Gigabyte G1 Gaming 8GB Edition is a Special Edition of AMD's High-End Radeon R9 390X, created by Gigabyte.

Overclock: Central Unit
The Central Unit is now of 1060MHz, instead of 1050MHz.

Overclock: Memory Clock
None.

Frame Buffer
Untouched.

Cooling Solution
WINDFORCE 2X Cooling System: 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 no Performance Boost over the Reference Radeon R9 390X 8GB.
Recommended CPU
Possible GPU Upgrades
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GPU Variants
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