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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Radeon RX 470 MSI Gaming 4GB GeForce GTX 660 Zotac AMP Edition
Red Dead Redemption 2 19% 106%
Doom Eternal 2% 77%
Cyberpunk 2077 63% 183%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 19% 106%
Dragon Ball Z Kakarot 27% 27%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 63% 183%
Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order 63% 183%
Grand Theft Auto VI 82% 215%
Need For Speed Heat 19% 106%
Warcraft 3: Reforged 95% 92%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the AMD Radeon RX 470 MSI Gaming 4GB are significantly better than the Nvidia GeForce GTX 660 Zotac AMP Edition.

The GTX 660 has a 120 MHz higher core clock speed than the RX 470, but the RX 470 has 48 more Texture Mapping Units than the GTX 660. As a result, the RX 470 exhibits a 34.8 GTexel/s better Texture Fill Rate than the GTX 660. This still holds weight but shader performance is generally more relevant, particularly since both of these GPUs support at least DirectX 10.

The GTX 660 has a 120 MHz higher core clock speed than the RX 470, but the RX 470 has 8 more Render Output Units than the GTX 660. As a result, the RX 470 exhibits a 4.5 GPixel/s better Pixel Fill Rate than the GTX 660. 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 three years more recently than the GTX 660, and so the RX 470 is likely to have far better driver support, meaning it will be much more optimized and ultimately superior to the GTX 660 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 660, 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 52.6 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the GTX 660, which means that the memory performance of the RX 470 is much better than the GTX 660.

The Radeon RX 470 MSI Gaming 4GB has 2048 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce GTX 660 Zotac AMP Edition has 960. However, the actual shader performance of the RX 470 is 2494 and the actual shader performance of the GTX 660 is 1067. The RX 470 having 1427 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 660.

The RX 470 transistor size technology is 14 nm (nanometers) smaller than the GTX 660. This means that the RX 470 is expected to run slightly cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the GTX 660.

The Radeon RX 470 MSI Gaming 4GB requires 110 Watts to run but there is no entry for the GeForce GTX 660 Zotac AMP Edition. We would recommend a PSU with at least 450 Watts for the RX 470.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed926 MHzvs1046 MHz
Boost Clock1218 MHzvs1111 MHz
ArchitectureGCN 1.3 Ellesmere PROKepler GK106-400-A1
OC Potential - vs Poor
Driver Support Great vs Good
Release Date04 Aug 2016vs01 Sep 2012
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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Comparison

Resolution Performance

1366x768
10
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1600x900
10
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9.1
1920x1080
9.4
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7.2
2560x1440
7
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5.2
3840x2160
5.3
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3.5

GPU Memory

Memory4096 MBvs2048 MB
Memory Speed1650 MHzvs1652 MHz
Memory Bus256 Bitvs192 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth211.2GB/secvs158.6GB/sec
L2 Cache 2048 KB green tick vs 384 KB
Delta Color Compression yes vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%
Comparison

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units2048vs960
Actual Shader Performance100%vs51%
Technology14nmvs28nm
Texture Mapping Units128vs80
Texture Rate118.5 GTexel/svs83.7 GTexel/s
Render Output Units32vs24
Pixel Rate29.6 GPixel/svs25.1 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)4096x2160vs4096x2160
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections1vs2
HDMI Connections2vs1
DisplayPort Connections2vs-
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power110 Watts-
Recommended PSU450 Watts & 30 Amps-

GPU Features

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

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorAMD FX-6350vsIntel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz
Recommended RAM8 GBvs8 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1920x1080vs1920x1080

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewOverview
The AMD Radeon RX 470 MSI Gaming 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 1218MHz, 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 110W, it requires at least a 450W PSU with one available 8-pin connector.

Performance
The AMD RX 470 MSI Gaming 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. So with this card we recommend a mid range processor and at least 8GB of system memory for optimal performance.
GeForce GTX 660 Zotac AMP Edition a special edition of GeForce GTX 660.
The new features include a new cooling system and in terms of overclocking, the base-clock was increased from 980MHz to 1046MHz and the boost clock can now reach 1111MHz, instead of 1033MHz. The memory clock was raised to 1652MHz.
Benchmarks indicate a 5.5% performance when compared to the reference card.
Recommended CPU
Possible GPU Upgrades
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