AMD Radeon R9 370X vs R5 230 OEM

AMD Radeon R9 370X
AMD Radeon R5 230 OEM

General info

Comparison of Radeon R9 370X and Radeon R5 230 OEM architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
not rated
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GCN 1.0
TeraScale 2
Code name
Release date
27 August 2015
21 December 2013
Launch price (MSRP)
no data

Technical specs

Radeon R9 370X and Radeon R5 230 OEM's general performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU core clock, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of Radeon R9 370X and Radeon R5 230 OEM's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
Core clock speed
980 MHz
625 MHz
Boost Clock
1030 MHz
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Transistor count
2,800 million
370 million
Manufacturing process technology
28 nm
40 nm
Power consumption (TDP)
180 Watt
19 Watt
Texture fill rate
82.4 GTexel / s
5 GTexel / s
Floating-point performance
2,637 gflops
200.0 gflops

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on Radeon R9 370X and Radeon R5 230 OEM compatibility with other computer components. Useful when choosing a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. For desktop video cards it's interface and bus (motherboard compatibility), additional power connectors (power supply compatibility).
PCIe 3.0 x16
PCIe 2.0 x16
221 mm
168 mm
Supplementary power connectors
2x 6-pin


Parameters of memory installed on Radeon R9 370X and Radeon R5 230 OEM: 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
Maximum RAM amount
2 GB
1 GB
Memory bus width
256 Bit
64 Bit
Memory clock speed
5600 MHz
1334 MHz
Memory bandwidth
179.2 GB / s
10.67 GB / s

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on Radeon R9 370X and Radeon R5 230 OEM.
Display Connectors
2x DVI, 1x HDMI, 1x DisplayPort
1x DVI, 1x HDMI, 1x VGA

API support

APIs supported by Radeon R9 370X and Radeon R5 230 OEM, sometimes including their particular versions.
12.0 (11_1)
11.2 (11_0)

Advantages of AMD Radeon R9 370X

Much newer (27 August 2015 vs 21 December 2013)
Wider memory bus (256 vs 64 bit)
More pipelines (1280 vs 160)
Higher memory bandwidth (179.2 vs 10.67 GB/s)
Finer manufacturing process technology (28 vs 40 nm)

Advantages of AMD Radeon R5 230 OEM

Less power hungry (19 vs 180 watts)

So, R9 370X or R5 230 OEM?

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