AMD Radeon R9 M370X vs HD 7870M

AMD Radeon R9 M370X
AMD Radeon HD 7870M

General info

Comparison of Radeon R9 M370X and Radeon HD 7870M architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
Architecture
GCN 1.0
 
GCN 1.0
Code name
Cape Verde
 
Heathrow
Type
Laptop
 
Laptop
Release date
19 May 2015
 
24 April 2012

Technical specs

Radeon R9 M370X and Radeon HD 7870M'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 Radeon HD 7870M's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
Pipelines
640
 
640
Core clock speed
800 MHz
 
800 MHz
Transistor count
1500 Million
 
1,500 million
Manufacturing process technology
28 nm
 
28 nm
Power consumption (TDP)
no data
 
45 Watt
Texture fill rate
no data
 
32.00
Floating-point performance
no data
 
1,024 gflops

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on Radeon R9 M370X and Radeon HD 7870M 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
Interface
no data
 
PCIe 3.0 x16

Memory

Parameters of memory installed on Radeon R9 M370X and Radeon HD 7870M: 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
Maximum RAM amount
2 GB
 
2 GB
Memory bus width
128 Bit
 
128 Bit
Memory clock speed
4500 MHz
 
4000 MHz
Memory bandwidth
no data
 
64 GB/s
Shared memory
-
 
-

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on Radeon R9 M370X and Radeon HD 7870M.
Display Connectors
no data
 
No outputs

Technologies

Technological solutions and APIs supported by Radeon R9 M370X and Radeon HD 7870M. You'll probably need this information if you need some particular technology for your purposes.
DirectCompute 5.0
+
 
no data

API support

APIs supported by Radeon R9 M370X and Radeon HD 7870M, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX
DirectX 12 (FL 11_1), Shader 5.0
 
12 (11_1)
OpenGL
no data
 
4.6

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Radeon R9 M370X and Radeon HD 7870M. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

R9 M370X 1.66
HD 7870M 1.73 +4.2%

3DMark 11 Performance GPU

R9 M370X 3638 +34.6%
HD 7870M 2702

3DMark Vantage Performance

R9 M370X 13155 +0.7%
HD 7870M 13065

Passmark

R9 M370X 1440
HD 7870M 1507 +4.7%

Rendering quality tests

GFXBench render quality
4549 +18.9%
 
3827 −18.9%
GFXBench high precision render quality
4549 +18.9%
 
3827 −18.9%

Mining hashrates

Cryptocurrency mining performance of Radeon R9 M370X and Radeon HD 7870M. Usually measured in megahashes per second.
Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256)
125 Mh/s
 
no data

Gaming performance

Let's see how good Radeon R9 M370X and Radeon HD 7870M are for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS.

Advantages of AMD Radeon R9 M370X

Much newer (19 May 2015 vs 24 April 2012)
DirectCompute 5.0
OpenCL (Open Computing Language - an API for GPU usage in arbitrary calculations, e.g. for physics simulation)

Advantages of AMD Radeon HD 7870M

4.2% faster in synthetic tests
OpenCL 1.2 (Open Computing Language - an API for GPU usage in arbitrary calculations, e.g. for physics simulation)

So, R9 M370X or HD 7870M?

Technical City couldn't decide between AMD Radeon R9 M370X and AMD Radeon HD 7870M. The differences in performance seem too small.
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