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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Radeon R9 M365X 4GB Radeon HD 8970M Crossfire
Hitman 3 600% 91%
Cyberpunk 2077 438% 47%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 392% 34%
FIFA 21 171% 26%
Grand Theft Auto VI 657% 106%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 376% 30%
Resident Evil 8 438% 47%
Genshin Impact 438% 47%
Far Cry 6 679% 112%
The Medium 571% 83%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the AMD Radeon HD 8970M Crossfire are massively better than the AMD Radeon R9 M365X 4GB.

The HD 8970M has a 225 MHz higher core clock speed and 120 more Texture Mapping Units than the R9 M365X. This results in the HD 8970M providing 111 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 HD 8970M has a 225 MHz higher core clock speed and 48 more Render Output Units than the R9 M365X. This results in the HD 8970M providing 44.4 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 R9 M365X was released over a year more recently than the HD 8970M, and so the R9 M365X is likely to have better driver support, meaning it will be more optimized for running the latest games when compared to the HD 8970M.

The Radeon R9 M365X 4GB and the Radeon HD 8970M Crossfire have the same amount of video memory, but are likely to provide slightly different experiences when displaying game textures at high resolutions.

The HD 8970M has 243.2 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the R9 M365X, which means that the memory performance of the HD 8970M is massively better than the R9 M365X.

The Radeon R9 M365X 4GB has 640 Shader Processing Units and the Radeon HD 8970M Crossfire has 2560. However, the actual shader performance of the R9 M365X is 340 and the actual shader performance of the HD 8970M is 1958. The HD 8970M having 1618 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the HD 8970M delivers a massively smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the R9 M365X.

The Radeon R9 M365X 4GB requires 50 Watts to run and the Radeon HD 8970M Crossfire requires 200 Watts. The HD 8970M requires 150 Watts more than the R9 M365X to run. The difference is significant enough that the HD 8970M may have an adverse affect on your yearly electricity bills in comparison to the R9 M365X.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed625 MHzvs850 MHz
Boost Clock-vs900 MHz
ArchitectureGCN 1.0 Venus PROGCN 1.1 Neptune XT (x2)
OC Potential Good vs None
Driver Support Great vs Great
Release Date09 Jun 2015vs01 May 2013
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link

Resolution Performance

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GPU Memory

Memory4096 MBvs4096 MB
Memory Speed1000 MHzvs1200 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs512 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth64GB/secvs307.2GB/sec
L2 Cache 256 KB vs green tick 1024 KB
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units640vs2560
Actual Shader Performance16%vs94%
Texture Mapping Units40vs160
Texture Rate25 GTexel/svs136 GTexel/s
Render Output Units16vs64
Pixel Rate10 GPixel/svs54.4 GPixel/s

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)4096x2160vs2560x1600
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections0vs0
HDMI Connections0vs0
DisplayPort Connections0vs-

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power50 Wattsvs200 Watts
Recommended PSU--

GPU Features

Shader Model5.0vs5.0
Open GL4.4vs4.4
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUyesyes

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core i5-4340M 2.9GHzvsIntel Core i7-3940XM 4-Core 3.0GHz
Recommended RAM8 GBvs12 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1600x900vs1920x1080

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GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewOverview
Radeon R9 M365X 4GB is a Fast-Middle-Class Mobile Graphics Card based on the First Generation of the Graphics Core Next Architecture (GCN).

Radeon R9 M365X 4GB Features a GPU Codenamed Venus PRO which is a First Gen GCN GPU and is identical to the Cape GPU used on the Desktop Radeon R7 250X.
Venus PRO has 10 Compute Units Unlocked and thus offers 640 Shader Processing Units, 40 TMUs and 16 ROPs.

The Central Unit is Clocked at 625MHz.

Memory: Speed
The GPU is equipped with fast GDDR5 and Accesses the Frame Buffer through a 128-bit Memory Interface. The Memory Clock Operates at 1000MHz.

Memory: Frame Buffer
The GPU can fill up a Memory Pool of up to 4GB. Under most circumstances, this only proves useful in certain 3D Games whose Settings Require Large Amounts of Memory.
However, because the GPU itself is too weak to work under other circumstances in which 4GB of Memory are needed - such as 4K Gaming, a Large Frame Buffer is mostly a Gimmick.

Power Consumption
With a rated board TDP of 50W, it is suited for large laptops.

Radeon R9 M365X 4GB is a Direct Rebrand of Radeon R9 M265X.
Performance is Comparable to the Desktop Radeon R7 250.

System Suggestions
Radeon R9 M365X 4GB is best suited for resolutions up to and including 1600x900. We recommend a Strong Processor and 8GB of RAM for Optimal Performance.
Radeon HD 8970M Crossfire is a solution of two Radeon HD 8970M put together using AMD'S Crossfire technology.
Check the page of Radeon HD 8970M to know more about its chip.
Crossfire relies a lot on proper driver support and may suffer from micro-stuttering in lower frame rates (below 30). Benchmarks indicate the performance is overall, is up to twice as better as a single Radeon HD 8970M performing by itself but at times (depending whether or not the 3D game supports crossfire or in the graphics driver) it performed worse than a single Radeon HD 8970M.
Even the most demanding games will run at the highest settings.
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