AMD Radeon R7 M370 vs HD 8870M
Comparison of Radeon R7 M370 and Radeon HD 8870M architecture, market type and release date.
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.
Core clock speed
Manufacturing process technology
Texture fill rate
23.04 GTexel / s
31 GTexel / s
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.
PCIe 3.0 x8
PCIe 3.0 x16
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.
Maximum RAM amount
Memory bus width
Memory clock speed
73.6 GB / s
72 GB / s
Video outputs and ports
Types and number of video connectors present on Radeon R7 M370 and Radeon HD 8870M.
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.
APIs supported by Radeon R7 M370 and Radeon HD 8870M, sometimes including their particular versions.
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%
R7 M370 1417
HD 8870M 1638 +15.6%
Rendering quality tests
GFXBench render quality
GFXBench high precision render quality
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%
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)
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)
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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