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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Radeon R7 370 PowerColor PCS+ 2GB Edition Radeon R7 260X v2 PowerColor OC 1GB Edition
Cyberpunk 2077 131% 220%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 111% 192%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 104% 183%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 104% 183%
FIFA 21 16% 61%
Immortals: Fenyx Rising 88% 160%
Genshin Impact 131% 220%
Grand Theft Auto VI 224% 350%
World of Warcraft: Shadowlands 231% 358%
Watch Dogs Legion 122% 208%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the AMD Radeon R7 370 PowerColor PCS+ 2GB Edition are significantly better than the AMD Radeon R7 260X v2 PowerColor OC 1GB Edition.

The R7 260X has a 95 MHz higher core clock speed than the R7 370, but the R7 370 has 8 more Texture Mapping Units than the R7 260X. As a result, the R7 370 exhibits a 2.1 GTexel/s better Texture Fill Rate than the R7 260X. This still holds weight but shader performance is generally more relevant, particularly since both of these GPUs support at least DirectX 10.

The R7 260X has a 95 MHz higher core clock speed than the R7 370, but the R7 370 has 16 more Render Output Units than the R7 260X. As a result, the R7 370 exhibits a 13.4 GPixel/s better Pixel Fill Rate than the R7 260X. However, both GPUs support DirectX 9 or above, and pixeling performance is only really relevant when comparing older cards.

The R7 370 was released over a year more recently than the R7 260X, and so the R7 370 is likely to have better driver support, meaning it will be more optimized for running the latest games when compared to the R7 260X.

The R7 370 has 1024 MB more video memory than the R7 260X, so is likely to be much better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. This is supported by the fact that the R7 370 also has superior memory performance overall.

The R7 370 has 86.4 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the R7 260X, which means that the memory performance of the R7 370 is much better than the R7 260X.

The Radeon R7 370 PowerColor PCS+ 2GB Edition has 1024 Shader Processing Units and the Radeon R7 260X v2 PowerColor OC 1GB Edition has 896. However, the actual shader performance of the R7 370 is 857 and the actual shader performance of the R7 260X is 784. The R7 370 having 73 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the R7 370 delivers a massively smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the R7 260X.

The Radeon R7 370 PowerColor PCS+ 2GB Edition requires 110 Watts to run and the Radeon R7 260X v2 PowerColor OC 1GB Edition requires 105 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 500 Watts for the R7 370 and a PSU with at least 500 Watts for the R7 260X. The R7 370 requires 5 Watts more than the R7 260X to run. The difference is not significant enough for the R7 370 to have a noticeably larger impact on your yearly electricity bills than the R7 260X.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed935 MHzvs1030 MHz
Boost Clock985 MHzvs-
ArchitectureGCN 1.0 Trinidad PROGCN 1.1 Bonaire XT
OC Potential Poor vs Fair
Driver Support Great vs Good
Release Date18 Jun 2015vs08 Oct 2013
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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Comparison

Resolution Performance

1366x768
10
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9.9
1600x900
8.9
green tick vs
7.7
1920x1080
7
green tick vs
5.9
2560x1440
5.2
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4.2
3840x2160
3.5
green tick vs
2.5

GPU Memory

Memory2048 MBvs1024 MB
Memory Speed1425 MHzvs1500 MHz
Memory Bus256 Bitvs128 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth182.4GB/secvs96GB/sec
L2 Cache 1024 KB green tick vs 512 KB
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%
Comparison

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units1024vs896
Actual Shader Performance41%vs38%
Technology28nmvs28nm
Texture Mapping Units64vs56
Texture Rate59.8 GTexel/svs57.7 GTexel/s
Render Output Units32vs16
Pixel Rate29.9 GPixel/svs16.5 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)4096x2160vs4096x2160
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections2vs2
HDMI Connections1vs1
DisplayPort Connections-vs1
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power110 Wattsvs105 Watts
Recommended PSU500 Watts & 33 Ampsvs500 Watts & 33 Amps

GPU Features

DirectX12.0vs12.0
Shader Model5.0vs5.0
Open GL4.4vs4.4
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono
SLI/Crossfireyesvsyes
Dedicatedyesvsyes
Comparison

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core i3-4370 3.8GHzvsIntel Core i3-4130 3.4GHz
Recommended RAM8 GBvs8 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1600x900vs1600x900

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewOverview
Radeon R7 370 PowerColor PCS+ 2GB Edition of AMD's Fast-Middle-Class Radeon R7 370, created by PowerColor.

Overclock: Central Unit
The Central Unit is now of 935MHz, instead of 925MHz, while the Boost Clock achieves 985MHz, instead of 975MHz.

Overclock: Memory Clock
The Operating Memory Clock is now of 1425MHz, instead of 1400MHz.

Frame Buffer
Untouched.


Cooling Solution
PCS-Professional Cooling System: The unique cooling technology can decrease operating environment temp. Effectively, and enhance headroom for OC capabilities.

Performance
Benchmarks Indicate no Performance Boost over the Reference Radeon R7 370.
Overview
Radeon R7 260X v2 PowerColor OC 1GB Edition is a Special Edition of AMD's Fast-Middle-Class Radeon R7 260X v2, created by PowerColor.

Overclock: Central Unit
The Central Unit has been increased from 1000MHz to 1030MHz.

Overclock: Memory Clock
None.

Frame Buffer
Untouched.

Cooling Solution
Untouched.

Performance
Benchmarks Indicate a 1% Performance Boost over the Reference Radeon R7 260X v2.
Recommended CPU
Possible GPU Upgrades
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GPU Variants
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