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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Radeon R9 370X Radeon R9 380 (OEM)
Battlefield 2042 169% 140%
Grand Theft Auto VI 179% 148%
Resident Evil 8 158% 130%
Far Cry 6 187% 155%
New World 75% 56%
The Ascent 246% 209%
Back 4 Blood 158% 130%
Forza Horizon 5 56% 39%
Star Citizen 74% 55%
FIFA 22 0% 11%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the AMD Radeon R9 380 (OEM) are very slightly better than the AMD Radeon R9 370X.

The Radeon R9 370X has a 82 MHz higher core clock speed than the R9 380, but the R9 380 has 32 more Texture Mapping Units than the Radeon R9 370X. As a result, the R9 380 exhibits a 22.8 GTexel/s better Texture Fill Rate than the Radeon R9 370X. This still holds weight but shader performance is generally more relevant, particularly since both of these GPUs support at least DirectX 10.

The Radeon R9 370X has a 82 MHz higher core clock speed than the R9 380 and the same number of Render Output Units. This results in the Radeon R9 370X providing 2.6 GPixel/s better pixeling performance. However, both GPUs support DirectX 9 or above, and pixeling performance is only really relevant when comparing older cards.

The Radeon R9 370X was released less than a year after the R9 380, and so they are likely to have similar driver support for optimizing performance when running the latest games.

Both GPUs exhibit very powerful performance, so it probably isn't worth upgrading from one to the other, as both are capable of running even the most demanding games at the highest settings.

The Radeon R9 370X and the Radeon R9 380 (OEM) have the same amount of video memory, but are likely to provide slightly different experiences when displaying game textures at high resolutions.

The Radeon R9 370X has 3.2 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the R9 380, which means that the memory performance of the Radeon R9 370X is marginally better than the R9 380.

The Radeon R9 370X has 1280 Shader Processing Units and the Radeon R9 380 (OEM) has 1792. However, the actual shader performance of the Radeon R9 370X is 1142 and the actual shader performance of the R9 380 is 1398. The R9 380 having 256 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the R9 380 delivers a slightly smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the Radeon R9 370X.

The Radeon R9 370X requires 180 Watts to run and the Radeon R9 380 (OEM) requires 190 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 500 Watts for the Radeon R9 370X and a PSU with at least 500 Watts for the R9 380. The R9 380 requires 10 Watts more than the Radeon R9 370X to run. The difference is not significant enough for the R9 380 to have a noticeably larger impact on your yearly electricity bills than the Radeon R9 370X.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed1000 MHzvs918 MHz
Boost Clock1050 MHzvs-
ArchitectureGCN 1.0 Trinidad XTGCN 1.2 Tonga PRO
OC Potential Poor vs Fair
Driver Support Great vs Great
Release Date27 Aug 2015vs07 May 2015
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link

Resolution Performance

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GPU Memory

Memory2048 MBvs2048 MB
Memory Speed1400 MHzvs1375 MHz
Memory Bus256 Bitvs256 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth179.2GB/secvs176GB/sec
L2 Cache 1024 KB green tick vs 512 KB
Delta Color Compression no vs yes
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units1280vs1792
Actual Shader Performance55%vs67%
Texture Mapping Units80vs112
Texture Rate80 GTexel/svs102.8 GTexel/s
Render Output Units32vs32
Pixel Rate32 GPixel/svs29.4 GPixel/s

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)4096x2160vs4096x2160
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections2vs2
HDMI Connections1vs1
DisplayPort Connections1vs-

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power180 Wattsvs190 Watts
Recommended PSU500 Watts & 33 Ampsvs500 Watts & 37 Amps

GPU Features

Shader Model5.0vs5.0
Open GL4.4vs4.5
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core i5-4460 3.2GHzvsIntel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz
Recommended RAM8 GBvs8 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1920x1080vs1920x1080

Gaming Performance Value

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GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewOverview
Radeon R9 370X is a Performance Graphics Card based on the First Revision of the Graphics Core Next (GCN) Architecture.

Radeon R9 370X Features a GPU Codenamed Trinidad XT which is a First Gen GCN GPU. It is essentially a Pitcairn XT GPU like seen on Radeon HD 7870. As a result, it doesn't support for modern technologies like TrueAudio, ZeroPower or Powertune.
Trinidad XT has 20 Compute Units Unlocked and offers 1280 Shader Processing Units, 80 TMUs and 32 ROPs.

The Central Unit is Initially Clocked at 1000MHz and goes up to 1050MHz, in Turbo Mode.

Memory: Speed
The GPU is equipped with fast GDDR5 and Accesses the Frame Buffer through a 256-bit Memory Interface. The Memory Clock Operates at 1400MHz.

Memory: Frame Buffer
The GPU can fill up a Memory Pool of up to 2GB.

Power Consumption
With a rated board TDP of 110W, it requires at least a 500W PSU with one available 6-pin connector.

Performance is identical to Radeon R9 270X.

System Suggestions
Radeon R7 370X is best suited for resolutions up to and including 1920x1080. We recommend a Performance Processor and 8GB of RAM for Optimal Performance.
Radeon R9 380 (OEM) is an OEM only, Performance Graphics Card based on the second revision of the Graphics Core Next Architecture.

The GCN 1.2 revision of the Graphics Core Next Architecture improves memory bandwidth performance which allows AMD to produce Graphics Cards with smaller data transfer rates without causing too much impact on the overall performance. This is done by using lossless delta color compression.
GCN 1.2 also adds improved Tesselation and video encoding/decoding performance as well as DirectX 12.0 Support.

It equips a GPU codenamed Tonga PRO which is essentially a cut-down version of the Tahiti PRO GPU previously used on Radeon HD 7950. It offers 1792 Shader Processing Units, 112 TMUs and 32 ROPs. The central unit runs at 918MHz.

The GPU accesses a 2GB frame buffer of fast GDDR5, through a 256-bit memory interface. The size of the frame buffer is adequate. The Memory Clock Operates at 1375MHz.

DirectX 12.0 Support (11.0 Hardware Default) and support for Crossfire, Mantle, PowerTune, TrueAudio, Eyefinity, ZeroCore, HD3D, App Acceleration and other technologies.

Power Consumption
With a rated board TDP of 190W, it requires at least a 500W PSU with two available 6-pin connectors.

Radeon R9 380 (OEM) is a direct rebrand of Radeon R9 285. Therefore, it offers exactly the same performance.
Gaming benchmarks prove that at 1080p (1920x1080) Radeon R9 380 (OEM) is almost as fast as GeForce GTX 670 and surpasses GeForce GTX 760 considerably.

System Suggestions
We recommend a decent Quad Core Processor (Intel Core i5 Quad Core/AMD FX Six Core) and 8GB of RAM for a system with Radeon R9 380 (OEM).
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