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Radeon R7 370 4G vs Radeon RX 470 4GB

Intro

The Radeon R7 370 4G has clock speeds of 975 MHz on the GPU, and 1400 MHz on the 4096 MB of GDDR5 memory. It features 1024 SPUs along with 64 Texture Address Units and 32 ROPs.

Compare those specs to the Radeon RX 470 4GB, which comes with a core clock speed of 926 MHz and a GDDR5 memory speed of 1650 MHz. It also uses a 256-bit memory bus, and uses a 14 nm design. It features 2048 SPUs, 128 TAUs, and 32 Raster Operation Units.

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Benchmarks

These are real-world performance benchmarks that were submitted by Hardware Compare users. The scores seen here are the average of all benchmarks submitted for each respective test and hardware.

Zcash Mining Hash Rate

Radeon RX 470 4GB 270 Sol/s
Radeon R7 370 4G 183 Sol/s
Difference: 87 (48%)

Ethereum Mining Hash Rate

Radeon RX 470 4GB 27 Mh/s
Radeon R7 370 4G 17 Mh/s
Difference: 10 (59%)

Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks

Power Consumption (Max TDP)

Radeon R7 370 4G 110 Watts
Radeon RX 470 4GB 120 Watts
Difference: 10 Watts (9%)

Memory Bandwidth

In theory, the Radeon RX 470 4GB is 18% quicker than the Radeon R7 370 4G in general, due to its greater data rate. (explain)

Radeon RX 470 4GB 211200 MB/sec
Radeon R7 370 4G 179200 MB/sec
Difference: 32000 (18%)

Texel Rate

The Radeon RX 470 4GB is much (approximately 90%) better at AF than the Radeon R7 370 4G. (explain)

Radeon RX 470 4GB 118528 Mtexels/sec
Radeon R7 370 4G 62400 Mtexels/sec
Difference: 56128 (90%)

Pixel Rate

The Radeon R7 370 4G is just a bit (approximately 5%) faster with regards to AA than the Radeon RX 470 4GB, and also will be able to handle higher resolutions better. (explain)

Radeon R7 370 4G 31200 Mpixels/sec
Radeon RX 470 4GB 29632 Mpixels/sec
Difference: 1568 (5%)

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 R7 370 4G Radeon RX 470 4GB
Manufacturer AMD AMD
Year June 2015 August 2016
Code Name Trinidad Polaris 10
Memory 4096 MB 4096 MB
Core Speed 975 MHz 926 MHz
Memory Speed 5600 MHz 6600 MHz
Power (Max TDP) 110 watts 120 watts
Bandwidth 179200 MB/sec 211200 MB/sec
Texel Rate 62400 Mtexels/sec 118528 Mtexels/sec
Pixel Rate 31200 Mpixels/sec 29632 Mpixels/sec
Unified Shaders 1024 2048
Texture Mapping Units 64 128
Render Output Units 32 32
Bus Type GDDR5 GDDR5
Bus Width 256-bit 256-bit
Fab Process 28 nm 14 nm
Transistors 2080 million 5700 million
Bus PCIe 3.0 ×16 PCIe 3.0 x16
DirectX Version DirectX 12.0 DirectX 12.0
OpenGL Version OpenGL 4.5 OpenGL 4.5

Memory Bandwidth: Memory bandwidth is the largest amount of information (in units of MB per second) that can be transferred over the external memory interface within a second. It is calculated by multiplying the bus width by the speed of its memory. If the card has DDR type memory, the result should be multiplied by 2 again. If DDR5, multiply by 4 instead. The higher the bandwidth is, 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 texture map elements (texels) that are applied per second. This figure is worked out by multiplying the total amount of texture units by the core speed of the chip. The better the texel rate, the better the card will be at handling texture filtering (anisotropic filtering - AF). It is measured in millions of texels applied per second.

Pixel Rate: Pixel rate is the maximum number of pixels the graphics card can possibly record to its local memory in one second - measured in millions of pixels per second. The figure is calculated by multiplying the number of Raster Operations Pipelines by the the core clock speed. ROPs (Raster Operations Pipelines - sometimes also referred to as Render Output Units) are responsible for filling the screen with pixels (the image). The actual pixel fill rate also depends on lots of other factors, most notably the memory bandwidth of the card - the lower the bandwidth is, the lower the potential to reach the maximum fill rate.

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Radeon R7 370 4G

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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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