R9 370X vs RX 6900 XT

General info

Comparison of graphics card architecture, market segment, value for money and other general parameters.

Place in performance rating
not rated
 
Value for money (0-100)
no data
 
1.93
Architecture
GCN 1.0
 
Navi / RDNA2
GPU code name
Trinidad
 
Navi 21
Market segment
Desktop
 
Desktop
Release date
27 August 2015 (6 years ago)
 
8 December 2020 (less than a year ago)
Launch price (MSRP)
$199
 
$999
Price now
$316 (1.6x MSRP)
 
$1992 (2x MSRP)

Technical specs

General performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU core base clock and boost clock speeds, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider their benchmark and gaming test results. Note that power consumption of some graphics cards can well exceed their nominal TDP, especially when overclocked.

Pipelines / CUDA cores
1280
 
5120
Core clock speed
980 MHz
 
1825 MHz
Boost clock speed
1030 MHz
 
2250 MHz
Number of transistors
2,800 million
 
26,800 million
Manufacturing process technology
28 nm
 
7 nm
Thermal design power (TDP)
180 Watt
 
300 Watt
Texture fill rate
82.40
 
720.0
Floating-point performance
2,637 gflops
 
no data

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on 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).

Interface
PCIe 3.0 x16
 
PCIe 4.0 x16
Length
221 mm
 
267 mm
Supplementary power connectors
2x 6-pin
 
2x 8-pin

Memory

Parameters of memory installed: its type, size, bus, clock and resulting bandwidth. Note that GPUs integrated into processors have no dedicated VRAM and use a shared part of system RAM.

Memory type
GDDR5
 
GDDR6
Maximum RAM amount
2 GB
 
16 GB
Memory bus width
256 Bit
 
256 Bit
Memory clock speed
5600 MHz
 
16000 MHz
Memory bandwidth
179.2 GB/s
 
512.0 GB/s
Shared memory
no data
 
-

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on the reviewed GPUs. As a rule, data in this section is precise only for desktop reference ones (so-called Founders Edition for NVIDIA chips). OEM manufacturers may change the number and type of output ports, while for notebook cards availability of certain video outputs ports depends on the laptop model rather than on the card itself.

Display Connectors
2x DVI, 1x HDMI, 1x DisplayPort
 
1x HDMI, 2x DisplayPort, 1x USB Type-C
HDMI
+
 
+

API support

APIs supported, including particular versions of those APIs.

DirectX
12 (11_1)
 
12 Ultimate (12_2)
Shader Model
5.1
 
6.5
OpenGL
4.6
 
4.6
OpenCL
1.2
 
2.1
Vulkan
1.2.131
 
1.2

Competitors of Radeon R9 370X from NVIDIA

It seems that there's no NVIDIA equivalent for Radeon R9 370X. The nearest candidate is GeForce GTX 660 Ti, however, it's 0% faster and higher by 0 positions in our rating.

Here are some closest NVIDIA rivals to Radeon R9 370X:

Competitors of Radeon RX 6900 XT from NVIDIA

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Radeon RX 6900 XT from NVIDIA is GeForce RTX 3080 Ti, which is slower by 1% and lower by 1 position in our rating.

Here are some closest NVIDIA rivals to Radeon RX 6900 XT:

Advantages of AMD Radeon R9 370X

Cheaper ($316 vs $1992)

Lower power consumption (180W vs 300W), meaning that the rival with higher TDP might require a better cooler or other thermal solution.

Advantages of AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT

Much newer (8 December 2020 vs 27 August 2015)

More pipelines (5120 vs 1280)

Higher memory bandwidth (512 vs 179.2 GB/s)

Finer manufacturing process technology (7 vs 28 nm)

So, which one is the better GPU?

Technical City couldn't decide between AMD Radeon R9 370X and AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT. We've got no test results to judge.

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