Compare any two graphics cards:
Radeon R7 370 4G vs Radeon RX 470
IntroThe Radeon R7 370 4G comes with a GPU core clock speed of 975 MHz, and the 4096 MB of GDDR5 RAM runs at 1400 MHz through a 256-bit bus. It also features 1024 SPUs, 64 Texture Address Units, and 32 Raster Operation Units.
Compare all of that to the Radeon RX 470, which features GPU core speed of 926 MHz, and 8192 MB of GDDR5 RAM running at 1650 MHz through a 256-bit bus. It also is comprised of 2048 Stream Processors, 128 TAUs, and 32 Raster Operation Units.
BenchmarksThese 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.
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As far as performance goes, the Radeon RX 470 should in theory be a bit superior to the Radeon R7 370 4G overall. (explain)
Texel RateThe Radeon RX 470 will be quite a bit (about 90%) faster with regards to texture filtering than the Radeon R7 370 4G. (explain)
Pixel RateIf running with a high screen resolution is important to you, then the Radeon R7 370 4G is superior to the Radeon RX 470, not by a very large margin though. (explain)
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.
Radeon R7 370 4G
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Memory Bandwidth: Memory bandwidth is the largest amount of information (in units of MB per second) that can be transferred across the external memory interface in a second. It is calculated by multiplying the card's interface width by its memory speed. If it uses DDR RAM, it should be multiplied by 2 once again. If it uses DDR5, multiply by ANOTHER 2x. The higher the card's memory bandwidth, the better the card will be in general. It especially helps with anti-aliasing, High Dynamic Range and high resolutions.
Texel Rate: Texel rate is the maximum number of texture map elements (texels) that are processed per second. This is worked out by multiplying the total amount of texture units by the core clock speed of the chip. The higher the texel rate, the better the graphics card will be at texture filtering (anisotropic filtering - AF). It is measured in millions of texels applied in a second.
Pixel Rate: Pixel rate is the most pixels that the graphics card can possibly write to the local memory in a second - measured in millions of pixels per second. The figure is calculated by multiplying the amount of ROPs by the the core speed of the card. ROPs (Raster Operations Pipelines - also called Render Output Units) are responsible for filling the screen with pixels (the image). The actual pixel rate also depends on many other factors, most notably the memory bandwidth - the lower the memory bandwidth is, the lower the ability to get to the maximum fill rate.
Radeon R7 370 4G
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