AMD Radeon R7 M370 vs HD 8870M

AMD Radeon R7 M370
AMD Radeon HD 8870M

General info

Comparison of Radeon R7 M370 and Radeon HD 8870M architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
Architecture
GCN 1.0
 
GCN 1.0
Code name
Litho
 
Venus
Type
Laptop
 
Laptop
Release date
5 May 2015
 
1 April 2013

Technical specs

Radeon R7 M370 and Radeon HD 8870M's general performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU core clock, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of Radeon R7 M370 and Radeon HD 8870M's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
Pipelines
384
 
640
Core clock speed
900 MHz
 
725 MHz
Boost Clock
960 MHz
 
775 MHz
Transistor count
1,040 million
 
1,500 million
Manufacturing process technology
28 nm
 
28 nm
Texture fill rate
23.04 GTexel / s
 
31 GTexel / s
Floating-point performance
737.3 gflops
 
992.0 gflops

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on Radeon R7 M370 and Radeon HD 8870M compatibility with other computer components. Useful when choosing a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. For notebook video cards it's notebook size, connection slot and bus, if the video card is inserted into a slot instead of being soldered to the notebook motherboard.
Laptop size
medium sized
 
large
Bus support
PCIe 3.0
 
n/d
Interface
PCIe 3.0 x8
 
PCIe 3.0 x16

Memory

Parameters of memory installed on Radeon R7 M370 and Radeon HD 8870M: its type, size, bus, clock and resulting bandwidth. Note that GPUs integrated into processors don't have dedicated memory and use a shared part of system RAM.
Memory type
GDDR5
 
GDDR5, DDR3
Maximum RAM amount
4 GB
 
2 GB
Memory bus width
128 Bit
 
128 Bit
Memory clock speed
1000 MHz
 
4500 MHz
Memory bandwidth
73.6 GB / s
 
72 GB / s
Shared memory
-
 
-

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on Radeon R7 M370 and Radeon HD 8870M.
Display Connectors
No outputs
 
No outputs
Eyefinity
+
 
-

Technologies

Technological solutions and APIs supported by Radeon R7 M370 and Radeon HD 8870M. You'll probably need this information if you need some particular technology for your purposes.
FreeSync
+
 
-
HD3D
+
 
-
PowerTune
+
 
-
DualGraphics
+
 
-
ZeroCore
+
 
-
Switchable graphics
+
 
-
PCIe 3.0
+
 
n/d
Zero Core
+
 
n/d

API support

APIs supported by Radeon R7 M370 and Radeon HD 8870M, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX
DirectX® 12
 
12.0 (11_1)
OpenGL
4.4
 
4.6
OpenCL
Not Listed
 
n/d
Mantle
+
 
-

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Radeon R7 M370 and Radeon HD 8870M. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

R7 M370 7.35
HD 8870M 8.51 +15.8%

3DMark Cloud Gate GPU

R7 M370 10364
HD 8870M 15739 +51.9%

3DMark Fire Strike Score

R7 M370 1654
HD 8870M 2091 +26.4%

3DMark Fire Strike Graphics

R7 M370 1760
HD 8870M 2169 +23.2%

3DMark 11 Performance GPU

R7 M370 2524
HD 8870M 2986 +18.3%

3DMark Vantage Performance

R7 M370 8513
HD 8870M 11715 +37.6%

Passmark

R7 M370 1417
HD 8870M 1638 +15.6%

Rendering quality tests

GFXBench render quality
4549 +0%
 
4549 +0%
GFXBench high precision render quality
4549 +0%
 
4549 +0%

Mining hashrates

Cryptocurrency mining performance of Radeon R7 M370 and Radeon HD 8870M. Usually measured in megahashes per second.
Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256)
70 Mh/s −52.9%
 
107 Mh/s +52.9%

Gaming performance

Let's see how good Radeon R7 M370 and Radeon HD 8870M are for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS.

Advantages of AMD Radeon R7 M370

Much newer (5 May 2015 vs 1 April 2013)
Higher memory bandwidth (73.6 vs 72 GB/s)
Mantle (an API developed by AMD for 3D graphics acceleration. Discontinued and later superceded by Vulkan)
PCIe 3.0
Zero Core
PowerTune (dynamically increases AMD GPU's voltage and frequency while there's still enough temperature headroom. Similar to NVIDIA GPU Boost)
Eyefinity (allows using several displays with an AMD GPU)
FreeSync
HD3D
DualGraphics
ZeroCore
Switchable graphics

Advantages of AMD Radeon HD 8870M

15.8% faster in synthetic tests
More pipelines (640 vs 384)
OpenCL 1.2 (Open Computing Language - an API for GPU usage in arbitrary calculations, e.g. for physics simulation)

So, R7 M370 or HD 8870M?

Judging by the results of synthetic and gaming tests, Technical City recommends AMD Radeon HD 8870M.
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