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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Radeon RX 470 4GB GeForce GTX 950 EVGA FTW ACX 2.0 2GB Edition
Red Dead Redemption 2 20% 72%
Halo: Reach 62% 45%
Cyberpunk 2077 65% 137%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 20% 72%
Doom Eternal 3% 48%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 65% 137%
Grand Theft Auto VI 84% 163%
Dragon Ball Z Kakarot 26% 6%
Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order 65% 137%
Need For Speed Heat 20% 72%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the AMD Radeon RX 470 4GB are significantly better than the Nvidia GeForce GTX 950 EVGA FTW ACX 2.0 2GB Edition.

The GTX 950 has a 277 MHz higher core clock speed than the RX 470, but the RX 470 has 80 more Texture Mapping Units than the GTX 950. As a result, the RX 470 exhibits a 60.8 GTexel/s better Texture Fill Rate than the GTX 950. This still holds weight but shader performance is generally more relevant, particularly since both of these GPUs support at least DirectX 10.

The GTX 950 has a 277 MHz higher core clock speed than the RX 470 and the same number of Render Output Units. This results in the GTX 950 providing 8.9 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 less than a year after the GTX 950, and so they are likely to have similar driver support for optimizing performance when running the latest games.

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 RX 470 has 2048 MB more video memory than the GTX 950, so is likely to be much better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. This is supported by the fact that the RX 470 also has superior memory performance overall.

The RX 470 has 105.4 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the GTX 950, which means that the memory performance of the RX 470 is massively better than the GTX 950.

The Radeon RX 470 4GB has 2048 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce GTX 950 EVGA FTW ACX 2.0 2GB Edition has 768. However, the actual shader performance of the RX 470 is 2470 and the actual shader performance of the GTX 950 is 1457. The RX 470 having 1013 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 950.

The RX 470 transistor size technology is 14 nm (nanometers) smaller than the GTX 950. This means that the RX 470 is expected to run slightly cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the GTX 950.

The Radeon RX 470 4GB requires 120 Watts to run and the GeForce GTX 950 EVGA FTW ACX 2.0 2GB Edition requires 125 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 450 Watts for the RX 470 and a PSU with at least 350 Watts for the GTX 950. The GTX 950 requires 5 Watts more than the RX 470 to run. The difference is not significant enough for the GTX 950 to have a noticeably larger impact on your yearly electricity bills than the RX 470.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed926 MHzvs1203 MHz
Boost Clock1206 MHzvs1405 MHz
ArchitectureGCN 1.3 Ellesmere PROMaxwell GM206-250
OC Potential Poor vs Poor
Driver Support Great vs Great
Release Date04 Aug 2016vs20 Aug 2015
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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Comparison

Resolution Performance

1366x768
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1600x900
10
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1920x1080
9.4
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7.9
2560x1440
6.9
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5.7
3840x2160
5.3
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4.1

GPU Memory

Memory4096 MBvs2048 MB
Memory Speed1650 MHzvs1653 MHz
Memory Bus256 Bitvs128 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth211.2GB/secvs105.8GB/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 Units2048vs768
Actual Shader Performance100%vs70%
Technology14nmvs28nm
Texture Mapping Units128vs48
Texture Rate118.5 GTexel/svs57.7 GTexel/s
Render Output Units32vs32
Pixel Rate29.6 GPixel/svs38.5 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)4096x2160vs5120x3200
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections0vs2
HDMI Connections1vs1
DisplayPort Connections3vs3
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power120 Wattsvs125 Watts
Recommended PSU450 Watts & 30 Ampsvs350 Watts & 23 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 i5-4460 3.2GHz
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 950 EVGA FTW ACX 2.0 2GB Edition is a Special Edition of NVIDIA's Fast-Middle-Class GeForce GTX 950 2GB, created by EVGA.

Overclock: Central Unit
The Central Unit is now of 1203MHz, instead of 1024MHz, while the Boost Clock achieves 1405MHz, instead of 1188MHz.

Overclock: Memory Clock
None.

Frame Buffer
Untouched.


Cooling Solution
EVGA ACX 2.0 fans use double ball bearings, which offer 4X longer lifespan than the sleeve bearing fans used by competitors. The oil that is used in sleeve bearing fans makes them vulnerable and prone to failure after time when the oil dries up.

Performance
Benchmarks Indicate a 9% Performance Boost over the Reference GeForce GTX 950 2GB.
Recommended CPU
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