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Radeon HD 3870 512MB vs Radeon R7 M360

Intro

The Radeon HD 3870 512MB comes with a clock frequency of 775 MHz and a GDDR3 memory frequency of 900 MHz. It also features a 256-bit memory bus, and makes use of a 55 nm design. It is made up of 320(64x5) SPUs, 16 TAUs, and 16 Raster Operation Units.

Compare those specs to the Radeon R7 M360, which uses a 28 nm design. AMD has clocked the core frequency at 1125 MHz. The DDR3 memory is set to run at a frequency of 1000 MHz on this particular model. It features 384 SPUs along with 24 Texture Address Units and 8 Rasterization Operator Units.

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Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks

Memory Bandwidth

The Radeon HD 3870 512MB, in theory, should be a lot faster than the Radeon R7 M360 in general. (explain)

Radeon HD 3870 512MB 57600 MB/sec
Radeon R7 M360 16000 MB/sec
Difference: 41600 (260%)

Texel Rate

The Radeon R7 M360 will be quite a bit (more or less 118%) better at texture filtering than the Radeon HD 3870 512MB. (explain)

Radeon R7 M360 27000 Mtexels/sec
Radeon HD 3870 512MB 12400 Mtexels/sec
Difference: 14600 (118%)

Pixel Rate

If using lots of anti-aliasing is important to you, then the Radeon HD 3870 512MB is the winner, by far. (explain)

Radeon HD 3870 512MB 12400 Mpixels/sec
Radeon R7 M360 9000 Mpixels/sec
Difference: 3400 (38%)

Please note that the above 'benchmarks' are all just theoretical - the results were calculated based on the card's specifications, and real-world performance may (and probably will) vary at least a bit.

Price Comparison

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Please note that the price comparisons are based on search keywords - sometimes it might show cards with very similar names that are not exactly the same as the one chosen in the comparison. We do try to filter out the wrong results as best we can, though.

Specifications

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Model Radeon HD 3870 512MB Radeon R7 M360
Manufacturer AMD AMD
Year Nov 19, 2007 2015
Code Name RV670 XT Oland
Memory 512 MB 2048 MB
Core Speed 775 MHz 1125 MHz
Memory Speed 1800 MHz 2000 MHz
Power (Max TDP) 106 watts (Unknown) watts
Bandwidth 57600 MB/sec 16000 MB/sec
Texel Rate 12400 Mtexels/sec 27000 Mtexels/sec
Pixel Rate 12400 Mpixels/sec 9000 Mpixels/sec
Unified Shaders 320(64x5) 384
Texture Mapping Units 16 24
Render Output Units 16 8
Bus Type GDDR3 DDR3
Bus Width 256-bit 64-bit
Fab Process 55 nm 28 nm
Transistors (Unknown) million (Unknown) million
Bus PCIe 2.0 x16/AGP 8x PCIe 3.0 x16
DirectX Version DirectX 10.1 DirectX 12
OpenGL Version OpenGL 3.0 OpenGL 4.3

Memory Bandwidth: Memory bandwidth is the largest amount of data (measured in MB per second) that can be transported across the external memory interface within a second. It's calculated by multiplying the card's bus width by its memory speed. If it uses DDR RAM, it must be multiplied by 2 once again. If it uses DDR5, multiply by 4 instead. The better the card's memory bandwidth, the faster the card will be in general. It especially helps with AA, HDR and higher screen resolutions.

Texel Rate: Texel rate is the maximum number of texture map elements (texels) that can be processed per second. This figure is calculated by multiplying the total number of texture units of the card by the core speed of the chip. The higher the texel rate, the better the graphics card will be at handling texture filtering (anisotropic filtering - AF). It is measured in millions of texels per second.

Pixel Rate: Pixel rate is the maximum amount of pixels that the graphics card could possibly record to its local memory in a second - measured in millions of pixels per second. The number is worked out by multiplying the number of Render Output Units by the the card's clock speed. ROPs (Raster Operations Pipelines - also called Render Output Units) are responsible for filling the screen with pixels (the image). The actual pixel rate is also dependant on many other factors, especially the memory bandwidth - the lower the bandwidth is, the lower the potential to get to the maximum fill rate.

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Radeon HD 3870 512MB

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Radeon R7 M360

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Please note that the price comparisons are based on search keywords - sometimes it might show cards with very similar names that are not exactly the same as the one chosen in the comparison. We do try to filter out the wrong results as best we can, though.

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