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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Radeon R9 370X Radeon HD 7950 Boost Edition Crossfire
Cyberpunk 2077 158% 55%
Call of Duty Warzone 88% 13%
Horizon: Zero Dawn 88% 13%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 158% 55%
Valorant 82% 89%
Hyper Scape 75% 5%
Grand Theft Auto VI 187% 72%
Doom Eternal 91% 15%
Death Stranding 98% 19%
F1 2020 114% 28%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the AMD Radeon HD 7950 Boost Edition Crossfire are significantly better than the AMD Radeon R9 370X.

The Radeon R9 370X has a 150 MHz higher core clock speed than the HD 7950, but the HD 7950 has 144 more Texture Mapping Units than the Radeon R9 370X. As a result, the HD 7950 exhibits a 110.4 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 150 MHz higher core clock speed than the HD 7950, but the HD 7950 has 32 more Render Output Units than the Radeon R9 370X. As a result, the HD 7950 exhibits a 22.4 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 three years more recently than the HD 7950, and so the Radeon R9 370X is likely to have far better driver support, meaning it will be much more optimized and ultimately superior to the HD 7950 when running the latest games.

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 HD 7950 has 4096 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 HD 7950 also has superior memory performance overall.

The HD 7950 has 300.8 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the Radeon R9 370X, which means that the memory performance of the HD 7950 is massively better than the Radeon R9 370X.

The Radeon R9 370X has 1280 Shader Processing Units and the Radeon HD 7950 Boost Edition Crossfire has 3584. However, the actual shader performance of the Radeon R9 370X is 1142 and the actual shader performance of the HD 7950 is 2818. The HD 7950 having 1676 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the HD 7950 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 Radeon HD 7950 Boost Edition Crossfire. We would recommend a PSU with at least 500 Watts for the Radeon R9 370X.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed1000 MHzvs850 MHz
Boost Clock1050 MHzvs925 MHz
ArchitectureGCN 1.0 Trinidad XTGCN 1.0 Tahiti PRO2 (x2)
OC Potential Poor vs Fair
Driver Support Great vs Great
Release Date27 Aug 2015vs01 Aug 2012
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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Comparison

Resolution Performance

1366x768
10
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1600x900
9.5
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1920x1080
7.6
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9.6
2560x1440
5.5
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3840x2160
4
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GPU Memory

Memory2048 MBvs6144 MB
Memory Speed1400 MHzvs1250 MHz
Memory Bus256 Bitvs768 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth179.2GB/secvs480GB/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 Units1280vs3584
Actual Shader Performance55%vs100%
Technology28nmvs28nm
Texture Mapping Units80vs224
Texture Rate80 GTexel/svs190.4 GTexel/s
Render Output Units32vs64
Pixel Rate32 GPixel/svs54.4 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)4096x2160vs4096x2160
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections2vs1
HDMI Connections1vs1
DisplayPort Connections1vs0
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power180 Watts-
Recommended PSU500 Watts & 33 Amps-

GPU Features

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

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core i5-4460 3.2GHzvsIntel Core i7-3770K 4-Core 3.5GHz
Recommended RAM8 GBvs12 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1920x1080vs2560x1600

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.
The Crossfire setup of Radeon HD 7950 Boost Edition.
Recommended CPU
Possible GPU Upgrades
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GPU Variants
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