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Radeon R7 370 4G vs Radeon RX 470


Intro

The Radeon R7 370 4G comes with a core clock speed of 975 MHz and a GDDR5 memory frequency of 1400 MHz. It also features a 256-bit bus, and uses a 28 nm design. It is comprised of 1024 SPUs, 64 Texture Address Units, and 32 Raster Operation Units.

Compare all of that to the Radeon RX 470, which makes use of a 14 nm design. AMD has clocked the core speed at 926 MHz. The GDDR5 RAM is set to run at a frequency of 1650 MHz on this particular card. It features 2048 SPUs as well as 128 TAUs and 32 ROPs.

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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 470 289 Sol/s
Radeon R7 370 4G 183 Sol/s
Difference: 106 (58%)

Ethereum Mining Hash Rate

Radeon RX 470 26 Mh/s
Radeon R7 370 4G 17 Mh/s
Difference: 9 (53%)

Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks

Power Consumption (Max TDP)

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

Memory Bandwidth

As far as performance goes, the Radeon RX 470 should in theory be a bit better than the Radeon R7 370 4G overall. (explain)

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

Texel Rate

The Radeon RX 470 is much (about 90%) better at texture filtering than the Radeon R7 370 4G. (explain)

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

Pixel Rate

If using a high screen resolution is important to you, then the Radeon R7 370 4G is a better choice, not by a very large margin though. (explain)

Radeon R7 370 4G 31200 Mpixels/sec
Radeon RX 470 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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Radeon R7 370 4G

Amazon.com

Radeon RX 470

Amazon.com

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
Manufacturer AMD AMD
Year June 2015 August 2016
Code Name Trinidad Polaris 10
Memory 4096 MB 8192 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: Bandwidth is the maximum amount of information (in units of megabytes per second) that can be transferred across the external memory interface within a second. It is worked out by multiplying the card's bus width by its memory speed. In the case of DDR type RAM, it should be multiplied by 2 again. If DDR5, multiply by ANOTHER 2x. The better the bandwidth is, the better the card will be in general. It especially helps with AA, HDR and high 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 amount of texture units of the card by the core clock speed of the chip. The better this number, 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 video card could possibly record to its local memory in a second - measured in millions of pixels per second. Pixel rate is worked out 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 outputting the pixels (image) to the screen. The actual pixel output rate is also dependant on many other factors, especially the memory bandwidth - the lower the memory bandwidth is, the lower the potential to reach the maximum fill rate.

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Radeon R7 370 4G

Amazon.com

Radeon RX 470

Amazon.com

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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