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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Radeon R9 370X GeForce GTX 780 Gainward Phantom GLH Edition
Cyberpunk 2077 158% 55%
Red Dead Redemption 2 88% 13%
Dragon Ball Z Kakarot 16% 30%
Halo: Reach 40% 64%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 158% 55%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 88% 13%
FIFA 20 0% 40%
Doom Eternal 61% 3%
Grand Theft Auto VI 187% 72%
Need For Speed Heat 88% 13%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce GTX 780 Gainward Phantom GLH Edition are significantly better than the AMD Radeon R9 370X.

The Radeon R9 370X has a 20 MHz higher core clock speed than the GTX 780, but the GTX 780 has 112 more Texture Mapping Units than the Radeon R9 370X. As a result, the GTX 780 exhibits a 108.2 GTexel/s better Texture Fill Rate than the Radeon R9 370X. This still holds weight but shader performance is generally more relevant, particularly since both of these GPUs support at least DirectX 10.

The Radeon R9 370X has a 20 MHz higher core clock speed than the GTX 780, but the GTX 780 has 16 more Render Output Units than the Radeon R9 370X. As a result, the GTX 780 exhibits a 15 GPixel/s better Pixel Fill Rate than the Radeon R9 370X. However, both GPUs support DirectX 9 or above, and pixeling performance is only really relevant when comparing older cards.

The Radeon R9 370X was released over a year more recently than the GTX 780, and so the Radeon R9 370X is likely to have better driver support, meaning it will be more optimized for running the latest games when compared to the GTX 780.

Both GPUs exhibit very powerful performance, so it probably isn't worth upgrading from one to the other, as both are capable of running even the most demanding games at the highest settings.

The GTX 780 has 1024 MB more video memory than the Radeon R9 370X, so is likely to be much better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. This is supported by the fact that the GTX 780 also has superior memory performance overall.

The GTX 780 has 109.2 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the Radeon R9 370X, which means that the memory performance of the GTX 780 is massively better than the Radeon R9 370X.

The Radeon R9 370X has 1280 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce GTX 780 Gainward Phantom GLH Edition has 2304. However, the actual shader performance of the Radeon R9 370X is 1142 and the actual shader performance of the GTX 780 is 2380. The GTX 780 having 1238 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the GTX 780 delivers a massively smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the Radeon R9 370X.

The Radeon R9 370X requires 180 Watts to run but there is no entry for the GeForce GTX 780 Gainward Phantom GLH Edition. We would recommend a PSU with at least 500 Watts for the Radeon R9 370X and a PSU with at least 600 Watts for the GTX 780. The GTX 780 has been recommended a PSU with 100 Watts more than the Radeon R9 370X. The difference is significant enough that the GTX 780 may have an adverse affect on your yearly electricity bills in comparison to the Radeon R9 370X.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed1000 MHzvs980 MHz
Boost Clock1050 MHzvs1033 MHz
ArchitectureGCN 1.0 Trinidad XTKepler GK110-300-A1
OC Potential Poor vs Poor
Driver Support Great vs Good
Release Date27 Aug 2015vs30 Jun 2013
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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Comparison

Resolution Performance

1366x768
10
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1600x900
9.5
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10
1920x1080
7.6
vs green tick
9.6
2560x1440
5.5
vs green tick
7.2
3840x2160
4
vs green tick
5.4

GPU Memory

Memory2048 MBvs3072 MB
Memory Speed1400 MHzvs1502 MHz
Memory Bus256 Bitvs384 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth179.2GB/secvs288.4GB/sec
L2 Cache 1024 KB vs green tick 1536 KB
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%
Comparison

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units1280vs2304
Actual Shader Performance55%vs100%
Technology28nmvs28nm
Texture Mapping Units80vs192
Texture Rate80 GTexel/svs188.2 GTexel/s
Render Output Units32vs48
Pixel Rate32 GPixel/svs47 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)4096x2160vs4096x2160
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections2vs2
HDMI Connections1vs1
DisplayPort Connections1vs-
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power180 Watts-
Recommended PSU500 Watts & 33 Ampsvs600 Watts & 42 Amps

GPU Features

DirectX12.0vs12.0
Shader Model5.0vs5.0
Open GL4.4vs4.5
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono
SLI/Crossfireyesvsyes
Dedicatedyesvsyes
Comparison

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core i5-4460 3.2GHzvsIntel Core i7-4770K 4-Core 3.5GHz
Recommended RAM8 GBvs8 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1920x1080vs2560x1440

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewOverview
Radeon R9 370X is a Performance Graphics Card based on the First Revision of the Graphics Core Next (GCN) Architecture.

Architecture
Radeon R9 370X Features a GPU Codenamed Trinidad XT which is a First Gen GCN GPU. It is essentially a Pitcairn XT GPU like seen on Radeon HD 7870. As a result, it doesn't support for modern technologies like TrueAudio, ZeroPower or Powertune.
Trinidad XT has 20 Compute Units Unlocked and offers 1280 Shader Processing Units, 80 TMUs and 32 ROPs.

GPU
The Central Unit is Initially Clocked at 1000MHz and goes up to 1050MHz, in Turbo Mode.

Memory: Speed
The GPU is equipped with fast GDDR5 and Accesses the Frame Buffer through a 256-bit Memory Interface. The Memory Clock Operates at 1400MHz.

Memory: Frame Buffer
The GPU can fill up a Memory Pool of up to 2GB.

Power Consumption
With a rated board TDP of 110W, it requires at least a 500W PSU with one available 6-pin connector.

Performance
Performance is identical to Radeon R9 270X.

System Suggestions
Radeon R7 370X is best suited for resolutions up to and including 1920x1080. We recommend a Performance Processor and 8GB of RAM for Optimal Performance.
GeForce GTX 780 Gainward Phantom GLH Edition is a special edition of the high-end GeForce GTX 780.
This edition comes with a custom triple fan cooling solution which by itself should allow a slight performance boost, as GeForce GTX 780 benefits from the GPU Boost 2.0 technology.
Also, it has been overclocked out of the box from 863MHz to 980MHz while its boost clock is now of 1033MHz. The memory clock was also increased to 1550MHz.
Benchmarks indicate a 8% performance boost when compared to the reference card.
Recommended CPU
Possible GPU Upgrades
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