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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Radeon R9 370X Radeon R9 380 PowerColor PCS+ 4GB Edition
Cyberpunk 2077 96% 61%
Watch Dogs Legion 91% 56%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 81% 48%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 75% 43%
Genshin Impact 98% 62%
FIFA 21 0% 18%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 75% 43%
eFootball PES 2021 0% 18%
Ghostrunner 75% 43%
Horizon: Zero Dawn 88% 54%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the AMD Radeon R9 380 PowerColor PCS+ 4GB Edition are noticeably better than the AMD Radeon R9 370X.

The Radeon R9 370X has a 20 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 29.8 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 20 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 0.6 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 R9 380 has 2048 MB more video memory than the Radeon R9 370X, so is likely to be much better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. This is supported by the fact that the R9 380 also has superior memory performance overall.

The R9 380 has 9.6 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the Radeon R9 370X, which means that the memory performance of the R9 380 is marginally better than the Radeon R9 370X.

The Radeon R9 370X has 1280 Shader Processing Units and the Radeon R9 380 PowerColor PCS+ 4GB Edition has 1792. However, the actual shader performance of the Radeon R9 370X is 1142 and the actual shader performance of the R9 380 is 1493. The R9 380 having 351 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the R9 380 delivers a noticeably 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 PowerColor PCS+ 4GB Edition 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 MHzvs980 MHz
Boost Clock1050 MHzvs-
ArchitectureGCN 1.0 Trinidad XTGCN 1.2 Antigua PRO
OC Potential Poor vs Poor
Driver Support Great vs Great
Release Date27 Aug 2015vs18 Jun 2015
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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Resolution Performance

1366x768
10
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1600x900
9.5
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1920x1080
7.6
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8.4
2560x1440
5.5
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6.2
3840x2160
4
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4.6

GPU Memory

Memory2048 MBvs4096 MB
Memory Speed1400 MHzvs1475 MHz
Memory Bus256 Bitvs256 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth179.2GB/secvs188.8GB/sec
L2 Cache 1024 KB green tick vs 768 KB
Delta Color Compression no vs yes
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%
Comparison

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units1280vs1792
Actual Shader Performance55%vs72%
Technology28nmvs28nm
Texture Mapping Units80vs112
Texture Rate80 GTexel/svs109.8 GTexel/s
Render Output Units32vs32
Pixel Rate32 GPixel/svs31.4 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

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

GPU Power Requirements

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

GPU Features

DirectX12.0vs12.0
Shader Model5.0vs5.0
Open GL4.4vs4.5
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono
SLI/Crossfireyesvsyes
Dedicatedyesvsyes
Comparison

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

Performance Value

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.

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.

GPU
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
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.
Overview
Radeon R9 380 PowerColor PCS+ 4GB Edition is a Special Edition of AMD's Performance Radeon R9 380, created by PowerColor.

Overclock: Central Unit
The Central Unit is now of 980MHz, instead of 970MHz.

Overclock: Memory Clock
The Operating Memory Clock is now of 1475MHz, instead of 1375MHz.

Frame Buffer
The Frame Buffer was doubled to 4GB: a gimmick which doesn't yield any performance boost and can be considered marketing to lure consumers into paying more for the same product.


Cooling Solution
PCS-Professional Cooling System: The unique cooling technology can decrease operating environment temp. Effectively, and enhance headroom for OC capabilities.

Performance
Benchmarks Indicate a 1% Performance Boost over the Reference Radeon R9 380.
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