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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Radeon RX 480 8GB Radeon R9 370X
Cyberpunk 2077 4% 98%
Hitman 3 35% 158%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 5% 81%
The Medium 29% 147%
Resident Evil 8 4% 98%
FIFA 21 48% 0%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 8% 75%
Grand Theft Auto VI 46% 179%
Genshin Impact 4% 98%
Far Cry 6 50% 187%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the AMD Radeon RX 480 8GB are significantly better than the AMD Radeon R9 370X.

The RX 480 has a 120 MHz higher core clock speed and 64 more Texture Mapping Units than the Radeon R9 370X. This results in the RX 480 providing 81.3 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 RX 480 has a 120 MHz higher core clock speed than the Radeon R9 370X and the same number of Render Output Units. This results in the RX 480 providing 3.8 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 RX 480 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 480 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. This is supported by the fact that the RX 480 also has superior memory performance overall.

The RX 480 has 76.8 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the Radeon R9 370X, which means that the memory performance of the RX 480 is much better than the Radeon R9 370X.

The Radeon RX 480 8GB has 2304 Shader Processing Units and the Radeon R9 370X has 1280. However, the actual shader performance of the RX 480 is 2917 and the actual shader performance of the Radeon R9 370X is 1142. The RX 480 having 1775 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the RX 480 delivers a massively smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the Radeon R9 370X.

The RX 480 transistor size technology is 14 nm (nanometers) smaller than the Radeon R9 370X. This means that the RX 480 is expected to run slightly cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the Radeon R9 370X.

The Radeon RX 480 8GB requires 150 Watts to run and the Radeon R9 370X requires 180 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 500 Watts for the RX 480 and a PSU with at least 500 Watts for the Radeon R9 370X. The Radeon R9 370X requires 30 Watts more than the RX 480 to run. The difference is not significant enough for the Radeon R9 370X to have a noticeably larger impact on your yearly electricity bills than the RX 480.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed1120 MHzvs1000 MHz
Boost Clock1266 MHzvs1050 MHz
ArchitectureGCN 1.3 Ellesmere XTGCN 1.0 Trinidad XT
OC Potential Poor vs Poor
Driver Support Great vs Great
Release Date29 Jun 2016vs27 Aug 2015
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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Comparison

Resolution Performance

1366x768
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1600x900
10
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9.5
1920x1080
10
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7.6
2560x1440
7.7
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5.5
3840x2160
5.8
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GPU Memory

Memory8192 MBvs2048 MB
Memory Speed2000 MHzvs1400 MHz
Memory Bus256 Bitvs256 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth256GB/secvs179.2GB/sec
L2 Cache 2048 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 Units2304vs1280
Actual Shader Performance100%vs55%
Technology14nmvs28nm
Texture Mapping Units144vs80
Texture Rate161.3 GTexel/svs80 GTexel/s
Render Output Units32vs32
Pixel Rate35.8 GPixel/svs32 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)4096x2160vs4096x2160
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections0vs2
HDMI Connections1vs1
DisplayPort Connections3vs1
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power150 Wattsvs180 Watts
Recommended PSU500 Watts & 33 Ampsvs500 Watts & 33 Amps

GPU Features

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

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core i5-6600K 3.5GHzvsIntel Core i5-4460 3.2GHz
Recommended RAM8 GBvs8 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution2560x1440vs1920x1080

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewOverview
Radeon RX 480 8GB is a Performance Graphics Card based on the Third Revision of the Graphics Core Next (GCN) Architecture.

Architecture
It equips a GPU Codenamed Ellesmere XT which is a Forth Gen GCN GPU and has 36 SM activated and thus offers 2304 Shader Processing Units, 144 TMUs and 32 ROPs.

GPU
The Central Unit runs at 1120MHz and goes up to 1266MHz, in Turbo Mode.

Memory
The GPU accesses a 8GB frame buffer of Fast GDDR5, through a 256-bit memory interface, while the Memory Clock Operates at 2000MHz.

Power Consumption
With a rated board TDP of 150W, it requires at least a 500W PSU with one available 6-pin connector.

Performance
Benchmarks Indicate Radeon RX 480 8GB can be almost 10% Faster than GeForce GTX 970 at 4K. However, Radeon R9 390X is still slightly faster, overall.
At 1920x1080, the default rank for all GD Graphics Card, expect its performance to be between Radeonn R9 290 and Radeon R9 290X.

System Suggestions
Radeon RX 480 8GB is best suited for resolutions up to and including 2560x1440. We recommend a High-End Processor and 8GB 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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