AMD Radeon R9 M370X vs Intel Iris Graphics 6100

AMD Radeon R9 M370X
Intel Iris Graphics 6100

General info

Comparison of Radeon R9 M370X and Iris Graphics 6100 architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
Architecture
GCN 1.0
 
Generation 8.0
Code name
Cape Verde
 
Broadwell GT3
Type
Laptop
 
Laptop
Release date
19 May 2015
 
5 January 2015

Technical specs

Radeon R9 M370X and Iris Graphics 6100'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 M370X and Iris Graphics 6100's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
Pipelines
640
 
384
Core clock speed
800 MHz
 
300 MHz
Boost Clock
no data
 
1100 MHz
Transistor count
1500 Million
 
189 million
Manufacturing process technology
28 nm
 
14 nm
Power consumption (TDP)
no data
 
15 Watt
Texture fill rate
no data
 
52.80

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on Radeon R9 M370X and Iris Graphics 6100 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
 
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Interface
no data
 
PCIe 2.0 x1
Supplementary power connectors
no data
 
None

Memory

Parameters of memory installed on Radeon R9 M370X and Iris Graphics 6100: 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
 
System Shared
Maximum RAM amount
2 GB
 
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Memory bus width
128 Bit
 
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Memory clock speed
4500 MHz
 
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Shared memory
-
 
+

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on Radeon R9 M370X and Iris Graphics 6100.
Display Connectors
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No outputs

Technologies

Technological solutions and APIs supported by Radeon R9 M370X and Iris Graphics 6100. You'll probably need this information if you need some particular technology for your purposes.
Quick Sync
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DirectCompute 5.0
+
 
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API support

APIs supported by Radeon R9 M370X and Iris Graphics 6100, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX
DirectX 12 (FL 11_1), Shader 5.0
 
12 (11_1)
OpenGL
no data
 
4.4

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Radeon R9 M370X and Iris Graphics 6100. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

R9 M370X 1.66 +36.1%
Iris Graphics 6100 1.22

3DMark Ice Storm GPU

R9 M370X 188948 +111.5%
Iris Graphics 6100 89341

3DMark Cloud Gate GPU

R9 M370X 15455 +98.2%
Iris Graphics 6100 7798

3DMark Fire Strike Score

R9 M370X 2283 +163.9%
Iris Graphics 6100 865

3DMark Fire Strike Graphics

R9 M370X 2419 +176.8%
Iris Graphics 6100 874

3DMark 11 Performance GPU

R9 M370X 3638 +114.6%
Iris Graphics 6100 1695

3DMark Vantage Performance

R9 M370X 13155 +101.4%
Iris Graphics 6100 6531

Mining hashrates

Cryptocurrency mining performance of Radeon R9 M370X and Iris Graphics 6100. Usually measured in megahashes per second.
Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256)
125 Mh/s
 
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Gaming performance

Let's see how good Radeon R9 M370X and Iris Graphics 6100 are for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS.

Advantages of AMD Radeon R9 M370X

36.1% faster in synthetic tests
Somewhat newer (19 May 2015 vs 5 January 2015)
More pipelines (640 vs 384)
DirectCompute 5.0
OpenCL (Open Computing Language - an API for GPU usage in arbitrary calculations, e.g. for physics simulation)

Advantages of Intel Iris Graphics 6100

Finer manufacturing process technology (14 vs 28 nm)
Quick Sync (hardware acceleration of video encoding and decoding for Intel CPUs. Speeds up video encoding by times, but at the cost of somewhat lower quality)

So, R9 M370X or Iris Graphics 6100?

Judging by the results of synthetic and gaming tests, Technical City recommends AMD Radeon R9 M370X.
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