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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Radeon R7 360X Radeon HD 6870 PowerColor 1GB Edition
Red Dead Redemption 2 168% 189%
Cyberpunk 2077 268% 297%
Dragon Ball Z Kakarot 65% 78%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 268% 297%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 168% 189%
Doom Eternal 130% 149%
FIFA 20 43% 54%
Grand Theft Auto VI 309% 342%
Need For Speed Heat 168% 189%
Halo: Reach 15% 8%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the AMD Radeon R7 360X are very slightly better than the AMD Radeon HD 6870 PowerColor 1GB Edition.

The Radeon R7 360X has a 200 MHz higher core clock speed and the same number of Texture Mapping Units as the HD 6870. This results in the Radeon R7 360X providing 11.2 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 Radeon R7 360X has a 200 MHz higher core clock speed than the HD 6870, but the HD 6870 has 16 more Render Output Units than the Radeon R7 360X. As a result, the HD 6870 exhibits a 11.2 GPixel/s better Pixel Fill Rate than the Radeon R7 360X. However, both GPUs support DirectX 9 or above, and pixeling performance is only really relevant when comparing older cards.

The Radeon R7 360X was released over three years more recently than the HD 6870, and so the Radeon R7 360X is likely to have far better driver support, meaning it will be much more optimized and ultimately superior to the HD 6870 when running the latest games.

The Radeon R7 360X has 1024 MB more video memory than the HD 6870, so is likely to be much better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. However, the overall memory performance is about the same.

The HD 6870 has 30.4 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the Radeon R7 360X, which means that the memory performance of the HD 6870 is noticeably better than the Radeon R7 360X.

The Radeon R7 360X has 896 Shader Processing Units and the Radeon HD 6870 PowerColor 1GB Edition has 1120. However, the actual shader performance of the Radeon R7 360X is 876 and the actual shader performance of the HD 6870 is 504. The Radeon R7 360X having 372 better shader performance is not particularly notable, as altogether the HD 6870 performs better when taking into account other relevant data.

The Radeon R7 360X transistor size technology is 12 nm (nanometers) smaller than the HD 6870. This means that the Radeon R7 360X is expected to run slightly cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the HD 6870.

The Radeon R7 360X requires 120 Watts to run but there is no entry for the Radeon HD 6870 PowerColor 1GB Edition. We would recommend a PSU with at least 500 Watts for the Radeon R7 360X and a PSU with at least 500 Watts for the HD 6870. The two GPUs have been recommended a PSU with the same amount of wattage. As such, there is no need to worry about which will more significantly affect your yearly electricity bills.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed1100 MHzvs900 MHz
Boost Clock1150 MHzvs-
ArchitectureGCN 1.1 Tobago XTTerascale 2 Barts XT
OC Potential None vs Fair
Driver Support Great vs Poor
Release Date30 Oct 2015vs01 Nov 2011
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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Comparison

Resolution Performance

1366x768
10
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1600x900
8.2
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7.9
1920x1080
6.3
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6
2560x1440
4.5
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4.3
3840x2160
2.7
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GPU Memory

Memory2048 MBvs1024 MB
Memory Speed1625 MHzvs1050 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs256 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth104GB/secvs134.4GB/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 Units896vs1120
Actual Shader Performance42%vs24%
Technology28nmvs40nm
Texture Mapping Units56vs56
Texture Rate61.6 GTexel/svs50.4 GTexel/s
Render Output Units16vs32
Pixel Rate17.6 GPixel/svs28.8 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)2560x1600vs2560x1600
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections1vs2
HDMI Connections1vs1
DisplayPort Connections0vs-
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power120 Watts-
Recommended PSU500 Watts & 33 Ampsvs500 Watts

GPU Features

DirectX12.0vs11.0
Shader Model5.0vs5.0
Open GL4.4vs4.3
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono
SLI/Crossfireyesvsyes
Dedicatedyesvsyes
Comparison

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core i3-4370 3.8GHzvsIntel Core i5-760 2.8GHz
Recommended RAM8 GBvs8 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1600x900vs1920x1080

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewOverview
Radeon R7 360X is a Fast-Middle-Class Graphics Card based on the Second Revision of the Graphics Core Next (GCN) Architecture.

Architecture
The GCN 1.2 revision of the Graphics Core Next Architecture improves memory bandwidth performance which allows AMD to produce Graphics Cards with smaller data transfer rates without causing too much impact on the overall performance. This is done by using lossless delta color compression.
GCN 1.2 also adds improved Tesselation and video encoding/decoding performance as well as DirectX 12.0 Support.

GPU
It equips a GPU Codenamed Tobago XT which has 16 Compute Units activated and thus offers 896 Shader Processing Units, 56 TMUs and 16 ROPs. The Central Unit is initially clocked at 1100MHz and goes up to 1150MHz, in Turbo Mode.

Memory
The GPU accesses a 2GB frame buffer of fast GDDR5, through a 128-bit memory interface. The size of the frame buffer is adequate. The Memory Clock Operates at 1625MHz.

Power Consumption
With a rated board TDP of 120W, it requires at least a 500W PSU with one available 6-pin connector.

Performance
Product Not Released. Performance Not Known Yet.

System Suggestions
Radeon R7 360X 2GB is best suited for resolutions up to and including 1600x900. We recommend a Decent Processor (Intel Core i3 Dual Core/AMD FX Quad Core) and 8GB of RAM for Optimal Performance.
Radeon HD 6870 PowerColor 1GB Edition is a special edition of the high-end Radeon HD 6870. See its page for more information about it.
It has no new features and so it can be addressed as a renamed Radeon HD 6870. Therefore its performance is exactly like the standard's.
Recommended CPU
Possible GPU Upgrades
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GPU Variants
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