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Radeon HD 4850 X2 512MB vs Radeon R9 M370X

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The Radeon HD 4850 X2 512MB has core clock speeds of 625 MHz on the GPU, and 993 MHz on the 512 MB of GDDR3 memory. It features 800(160x5) SPUs along with 40 Texture Address Units and 16 ROPs.

Compare those specifications to the Radeon R9 M370X, which features GPU clock speed of 800 MHz, and 2048 MB of GDDR5 RAM set to run at 1125 MHz through a 128-bit bus. It also is made up of 640 Stream Processors, 40 Texture Address Units, and 16 Raster Operation Units.

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Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks

Memory Bandwidth

Theoretically speaking, the Radeon HD 4850 X2 512MB should be much faster than the Radeon R9 M370X overall. (explain)

Radeon HD 4850 X2 512MB 127104 MB/sec
Radeon R9 M370X 72000 MB/sec
Difference: 55104 (77%)

Texel Rate

The Radeon HD 4850 X2 512MB is quite a bit (more or less 56%) faster with regards to anisotropic filtering than the Radeon R9 M370X. (explain)

Radeon HD 4850 X2 512MB 50000 Mtexels/sec
Radeon R9 M370X 32000 Mtexels/sec
Difference: 18000 (56%)

Pixel Rate

The Radeon HD 4850 X2 512MB should be a lot (about 56%) faster with regards to full screen anti-aliasing than the Radeon R9 M370X, and also capable of handling higher screen resolutions better. (explain)

Radeon HD 4850 X2 512MB 20000 Mpixels/sec
Radeon R9 M370X 12800 Mpixels/sec
Difference: 7200 (56%)

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.

One or more cards in this comparison are multi-core. This means that their bandwidth, texel and pixel rates are theoretically doubled - this does not mean the card will actually perform twice as fast, but only that it should in theory be able to. Actual game benchmarks will give a more accurate idea of what it's capable of.

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Specifications

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Model Radeon HD 4850 X2 512MB Radeon R9 M370X
Manufacturer AMD AMD
Year Nov 7, 2008 2015
Code Name R700 Cape Verde
Memory 512 MB (x2) 2048 MB
Core Speed 625 MHz (x2) 800 MHz
Memory Speed 1986 MHz (x2) 4500 MHz
Power (Max TDP) 250 watts (Unknown) watts
Bandwidth 127104 MB/sec 72000 MB/sec
Texel Rate 50000 Mtexels/sec 32000 Mtexels/sec
Pixel Rate 20000 Mpixels/sec 12800 Mpixels/sec
Unified Shaders 800(160x5) (x2) 640
Texture Mapping Units 40 (x2) 40
Render Output Units 16 (x2) 16
Bus Type GDDR3 GDDR5
Bus Width 256-bit (x2) 128-bit
Fab Process 55 nm 28 nm
Transistors 956 million (Unknown) million
Bus PCIe 2.0 x16 (PCIe bridge) 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 max 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 bus width by the speed of its memory. In the case of DDR type memory, it must be multiplied by 2 again. If it uses DDR5, multiply by ANOTHER 2x. The better the bandwidth is, the faster 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 in one second. This is calculated by multiplying the total texture units by the core clock speed of the chip. The better this number, the better the video 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 maximum number of pixels the graphics card could possibly record to the local memory in a second - measured in millions of pixels per second. The number is calculated by multiplying the number of Render Output Units by the the core clock speed. ROPs (Raster Operations Pipelines - sometimes also referred to as Render Output Units) are responsible for drawing the pixels (image) on the screen. The actual pixel fill rate is also dependant on many other factors, most notably the memory bandwidth - the lower the bandwidth is, the lower the potential to get to the max fill rate.

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Radeon HD 4850 X2 512MB

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Radeon R9 M370X

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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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