Next, I wanted to take a look at the Compute performance of the Sapphire RX 470 Nitro. To do this I ran it in Folding at Home benchmarks as well as CompuBenchCL to get a look at a range of different compute results. The first tests in Folding at Home take a look at folding performance in both single and double precision situations. Here the RX 470 Nitro came extremely close to the RX 480 in the single precision benchmark. With double precision testing the extra stream processors really helped the 480 stay ahead. In both results, the Sapphire stayed up ahead of the XFX RX 470.
In CompuBenchCL testing I focused on just Video Composition and Bitcoin testing. In video composition testing the XFX and Sapphire cards were neck and neck and just a touch behind the GTX 1060. In Bitcoin mining, the RX 470’s are still well behind the RX 480 but the lead the Sapphire card put n the XFX pushed it up right with the GTX 980 and the GTX 1060.