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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Radeon R7 360 v2 Gigabyte OC 2GB Edition Radeon HD 8740 (OEM)
Cyberpunk 2077 196% 414%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 171% 370%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 162% 355%
FIFA 21 49% 159%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 162% 355%
Watch Dogs Legion 186% 395%
World of Warcraft: Shadowlands 325% 636%
Grand Theft Auto VI 317% 623%
Horizon: Zero Dawn 180% 386%
Genshin Impact 196% 414%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the AMD Radeon R7 360 v2 Gigabyte OC 2GB Edition are significantly better than the AMD Radeon HD 8740 (OEM).

The R7 360 has a 400 MHz higher core clock speed and 16 more Texture Mapping Units than the HD 8740. This results in the R7 360 providing 32 GTexel/s better texturing performance. This still holds weight but shader performance is generally more relevant, particularly since both of these GPUs support at least DirectX 10.

The R7 360 has a 400 MHz higher core clock speed than the HD 8740 and the same number of Render Output Units. This results in the R7 360 providing 6.4 GPixel/s better pixeling performance. However, both GPUs support DirectX 9 or above, and pixeling performance is only really relevant when comparing older cards.

The R7 360 was released over a year more recently than the HD 8740, and so the R7 360 is likely to have better driver support, meaning it will be more optimized for running the latest games when compared to the HD 8740.

The Radeon R7 360 v2 Gigabyte OC 2GB Edition and the Radeon HD 8740 (OEM) have the same amount of video memory, but are likely to provide slightly different experiences when displaying game textures at high resolutions.

The R7 360 has 32 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the HD 8740, which means that the memory performance of the R7 360 is noticeably better than the HD 8740.

The Radeon R7 360 v2 Gigabyte OC 2GB Edition has 768 Shader Processing Units and the Radeon HD 8740 (OEM) has 512. However, the actual shader performance of the R7 360 is 783 and the actual shader performance of the HD 8740 is 348. The R7 360 having 435 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the R7 360 delivers a significantly smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the HD 8740.

The Radeon R7 360 v2 Gigabyte OC 2GB Edition requires 150 Watts to run and the Radeon HD 8740 (OEM) requires 55 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 500 Watts for the R7 360 and a PSU with at least 400 Watts for the HD 8740. The R7 360 requires 95 Watts more than the HD 8740 to run. The difference is significant enough that the R7 360 may have an adverse affect on your yearly electricity bills in comparison to the HD 8740.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed1200 MHzvs800 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureGCN 1.1 Tobago PROGCN 1.0 Cape Verde PRO
OC Potential Poor vs Good
Driver Support Great vs Good
Release Date18 Jun 2015vs05 Sep 2013
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
Approved
Comparison

Resolution Performance

1366x768
10
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1600x900
8.1
green tick vs
5.6
1920x1080
6.1
green tick vs
4.6
2560x1440
4.4
green tick vs
3
3840x2160
2.6
green tick vs
2.1

GPU Memory

Memory2048 MBvs2048 MB
Memory Speed1625 MHzvs1125 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs128 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth104GB/secvs72GB/sec
L2 Cache 512 KB green tick vs green tick 512 KB
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%
Comparison

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units768vs512
Actual Shader Performance38%vs17%
Technology28nmvs28nm
Texture Mapping Units48vs32
Texture Rate57.6 GTexel/svs25.6 GTexel/s
Render Output Units16vs16
Pixel Rate19.2 GPixel/svs12.8 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)4096x2160vs4096x2160
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections2vs1
HDMI Connections1vs1
DisplayPort Connections0vs-
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power150 Wattsvs55 Watts
Recommended PSU500 Watts & 33 Ampsvs400 Watts & 27 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 i3-3210 3.2GHz
Recommended RAM8 GBvs8 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1600x900vs1600x900

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewOverview
Radeon R7 360 Gigabyte OC 2GB Edition is a Special Edition of AMD's Fast-Middle-Class Radeon R7 360 v2, created by Gigabyte.

Overclock: Central Unit
The Central Unit is now of 1200MHz, instead of 1050MHz.

Overclock: Memory Clock
None.

Frame Buffer
Untouched.


Cooling Solution
GIGABYTE custom-designed 90 mm cooler: GIGABYTE custom-designed 90 mm cooler, with air flow optimized cover and aluminum base. The cooler can dissipate heat effectively from the GPU while keeping the fan at lower speed and noise.

Performance
Benchmarks Indicate a 9% Performance Boost over the Reference Radeon R7 360 v2.
Overview
Radeon HD 8740 (OEM) is an OEM Only, Fast-Middle-Class Graphics Card based on the First Revision of the Graphics Core Next (GCN) Architecture.

Architecture
The GCN Architecture succeeds the 40nm Terascale Architecture. In addition to being produced with a 28nm Technology, the GCN Architecture adds other Technologies that allow for energy efficiency. For example, ZeroCore Power, a long idle power saving technology, allows the Graphics Cards to shut down by itself when the Monitor is turned off.
GCN also adds Improved Anisotropic Filtering, DirectX 11 Tessellation and the Partially Resident Textures (PRT) Technology, which enables future games to utilize ultra-high resolution textures with the same performance as today's small and often repetitive textures.

GPU
It equips a GPU Codenamed Cape Verde PRO which has 8 Compute Units activated and thus offers 512 Shader Processing Units, 32 TMUs and 16 ROPs. The Central Unit is clocked at 800MHz.

Memory
The GPU accesses a 1GB frame buffer of fast GDDR5, through a 256-bit memory interface. The size of the frame buffer is adequate. The Memory Clock Operates at 1125MHz.

Power Consumption
With a rated board TDP of 55W, it requires at least a 400W PSU and relies entirely on the PCI Slot for power, meaning no extra connectors are required.

Performance
Radeon HD 8740 (OEM) is a Direct Rebrand of Radeon HD 7750 and performs exactly like it.

System Suggestions
Radeon HD 8740 (OEM) is best suited for resolutions up to and including 1600x900. We recommend a Decent Processor (Intel Core i3 Quad Core/AMD FX Quad Core) and 8GB of RAM for Optimal Performance.
Recommended CPU
Possible GPU Upgrades
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GPU Variants
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