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Radeon R7 370 2G vs Radeon RX 470

Intro

The Radeon R7 370 2G features a clock frequency of 975 MHz and a GDDR5 memory speed of 1400 MHz. It also makes use of a 256-bit bus, and uses a 28 nm design. It is comprised of 1024 SPUs, 64 TAUs, and 32 Raster Operation Units.

Compare all of that to the Radeon RX 470, which comes with GPU clock speed of 926 MHz, and 8192 MB of GDDR5 RAM set to run at 1650 MHz through a 256-bit bus. It also is made up of 2048 Stream Processors, 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.

3DMark Fire Strike Graphics Score

Radeon RX 470 11756 points
Radeon R7 370 2G 5582 points
Difference: 6174 (111%)

Zcash Mining Hash Rate

Radeon RX 470 289 Sol/s
Radeon R7 370 2G 210 Sol/s
Difference: 79 (38%)

Ethereum Mining Hash Rate

Radeon RX 470 26 Mh/s
Radeon R7 370 2G 15 Mh/s
Difference: 11 (73%)

Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks

Power Consumption (Max TDP)

Radeon R7 370 2G 110 Watts
Radeon RX 470 120 Watts
Difference: 10 Watts (9%)

Memory Bandwidth

As far as performance goes, the Radeon RX 470 should theoretically be a small bit better than the Radeon R7 370 2G overall. (explain)

Radeon RX 470 211200 MB/sec
Radeon R7 370 2G 179200 MB/sec
Difference: 32000 (18%)

Texel Rate

The Radeon RX 470 should be quite a bit (about 90%) more effective at anisotropic filtering than the Radeon R7 370 2G. (explain)

Radeon RX 470 118528 Mtexels/sec
Radeon R7 370 2G 62400 Mtexels/sec
Difference: 56128 (90%)

Pixel Rate

The Radeon R7 370 2G is just a bit (approximately 5%) better at FSAA than the Radeon RX 470, and also able to handle higher screen resolutions without losing too much performance. (explain)

Radeon R7 370 2G 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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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 2G Radeon RX 470
Manufacturer AMD AMD
Year June 2015 August 2016
Code Name Trinidad Polaris 10
Memory 2048 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 max amount of data (in units of MB per second) that can be transported past the external memory interface in a second. It is worked out by multiplying the bus width by its memory speed. If it uses DDR type memory, it should be multiplied by 2 once again. If it uses DDR5, multiply by ANOTHER 2x. The better the memory bandwidth, the better the card will be in general. It especially helps with anti-aliasing, High Dynamic Range and higher screen resolutions.

Texel Rate: Texel rate is the maximum number of texture map elements (texels) that can be processed in one second. This is worked out by multiplying the total texture units of the card 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 processed in one second.

Pixel Rate: Pixel rate is the maximum number of pixels the video card could possibly record to the local memory in one second - measured in millions of pixels per second. The figure is worked out by multiplying the amount of Raster Operations Pipelines by the the core clock speed. ROPs (Raster Operations Pipelines - also sometimes called Render Output Units) are responsible for outputting the pixels (image) to the screen. The actual pixel output rate also depends on many other factors, most notably 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 2G

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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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