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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Radeon RX 490X 8GB Radeon R9 370X
Halo Infinite Multiplayer 18% 158%
Battlefield 2042 18% 158%
Forza Horizon 5 51% 56%
Far Cry 6 9% 187%
Resident Evil 8 18% 158%
Grand Theft Auto VI 12% 179%
Battlefield 6 18% 158%
Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy 41% 88%
S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2 2% 222%
Days Gone 41% 88%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the AMD Radeon RX 490X 8GB are massively better than the AMD Radeon R9 370X.

The RX 490X and the Radeon R9 370X have the same core clock speed of 1000 MHz, but the RX 490X has 304 more Texture Mapping Units than the Radeon R9 370X. As a result, the RX 490X exhibits a 304 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 RX 490X and the Radeon R9 370X have the same core clock speed of 1000 MHz, but the RX 490X has 96 more Render Output Units than the Radeon R9 370X. As a result, the RX 490X exhibits a 96 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 RX 490X was released less than a year after the Radeon R9 370X, and so they are likely to have similar driver support for optimizing performance 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 RX 490X has 6144 MB more video memory than the Radeon R9 370X, so is likely to be much better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. However, overall, the Radeon R9 370X has superior memory performance.

The Radeon R9 370X has 179.2 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the RX 490X, which means that the memory performance of the Radeon R9 370X is massively better than the RX 490X.

The Radeon RX 490X 8GB has 6144 Shader Processing Units and the Radeon R9 370X has 1280. However, the actual shader performance of the Radeon R9 370X is 1142. The RX 490X having 5002 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the RX 490X delivers a massively smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the Radeon R9 370X.

The RX 490X transistor size technology is 14 nm (nanometers) smaller than the Radeon R9 370X. This means that the RX 490X is expected to run slightly cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the Radeon R9 370X.

The Radeon RX 490X 8GB requires 250 Watts to run and the Radeon R9 370X requires 180 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 600 Watts for the RX 490X and a PSU with at least 500 Watts for the Radeon R9 370X. The RX 490X requires 70 Watts more than the Radeon R9 370X to run. The difference is significant enough that the RX 490X 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 MHzvs1000 MHz
Boost Clock-vs1050 MHz
ArchitectureGCN 1.3 Polaris 10GCN 1.0 Trinidad XT
OC Potential None vs Poor
Driver Support Great vs Great
Release Date01 Jun 2016vs27 Aug 2015
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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Resolution Performance

1366x768 - vs green tick
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1600x900 - vs green tick
9.5
1920x1080
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7.6
2560x1440 - vs green tick
5.5
3840x2160 - vs green tick
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GPU Memory

MemoryN/Avs2048 MB
Memory Speed500 MHzvs1400 MHz
Memory Bus-vs256 Bit
Memory Type-vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth-vs179.2GB/sec
L2 Cache 4096 KB green tick vs 1024 KB
Delta Color Compression yes vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%
Comparison

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units6144vs1280
Actual Shader Performance100%vs55%
Technology14nmvs28nm
Texture Mapping Units384vs80
Texture Rate384 GTexel/svs80 GTexel/s
Render Output Units128vs32
Pixel Rate128 GPixel/svs32 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)4096x2160vs4096x2160
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections2vs2
HDMI Connections1vs1
DisplayPort Connections3vs1
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power250 Wattsvs180 Watts
Recommended PSU600 Watts & 42 Ampsvs500 Watts & 33 Amps

GPU Features

DirectX12.1vs12.0
Shader Model-vs5.0
Open GL4.5vs4.4
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono
SLI/Crossfireyesvsyes
Dedicatednovsyes
Comparison

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended Processor-Intel Core i5-4460 3.2GHz
Recommended RAM-8 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution-1920x1080

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewOverview
Radeon RX 490X 8GB is an Upcoming High-End Graphics Card based on the Third Revision of the Graphics Core Next (GCN) Architecture.

Architecture
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GPU
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Memory
The GPU accesses a 8GB frame buffer of Second Generation HBM, through a 4096-bit memory interface. The size of the frame buffer is adequate. The Memory Clock Operates at 500MHz.

Power Consumption
N/A.

Performance
N/A.

System Suggestions
Radeon RX 490X 8GB is best suited for resolutions up to and including 3840x2160. We recommend a High-End Processor and 16GB of RAM for Optimal Performance.
Overview
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.
Recommended CPU
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Possible GPU Upgrades
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