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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Radeon R7 360 v3 Radeon R9 380 PowerColor PCS+ 4GB Edition
Battlefield 2042 308% 111%
Battlefield 6 308% 111%
Elden Ring 176% 42%
Far Cry 6 354% 135%
Resident Evil 8 308% 111%
Grand Theft Auto VI 342% 128%
Phantasy Star Online 2 New Genesis 58% 78%
Days Gone 197% 54%
Dying Light 2 326% 120%
Ninja Gaiden: Master Collection 11% 43%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the AMD Radeon R9 380 PowerColor PCS+ 4GB Edition are significantly better than the AMD Radeon R7 360 v3.

The R7 360 has a 70 MHz higher core clock speed than the R9 380, but the R9 380 has 64 more Texture Mapping Units than the R7 360. As a result, the R9 380 exhibits a 59.4 GTexel/s better Texture Fill Rate than the R7 360. This still holds weight but shader performance is generally more relevant, particularly since both of these GPUs support at least DirectX 10.

The R7 360 has a 70 MHz higher core clock speed than the R9 380, but the R9 380 has 16 more Render Output Units than the R7 360. As a result, the R9 380 exhibits a 14.6 GPixel/s better Pixel Fill Rate than the R7 360. However, both GPUs support DirectX 9 or above, and pixeling performance is only really relevant when comparing older cards.

Both the Radeon R7 360 v3 and the Radeon R9 380 PowerColor PCS+ 4GB Edition were released at the same time, so are likely to be quite similar.

The R9 380 has 2048 MB more video memory than the R7 360, 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 76.8 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the R7 360, which means that the memory performance of the R9 380 is much better than the R7 360.

The Radeon R7 360 v3 has 768 Shader Processing Units and the Radeon R9 380 PowerColor PCS+ 4GB Edition has 1792. However, the actual shader performance of the R7 360 is 685 and the actual shader performance of the R9 380 is 1493. The R9 380 having 808 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the R9 380 delivers a massively smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the R7 360.

The Radeon R7 360 v3 requires 100 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 R7 360 and a PSU with at least 500 Watts for the R9 380. The R9 380 requires 90 Watts more than the R7 360 to run. The difference is significant enough that the R9 380 may have an adverse affect on your yearly electricity bills in comparison to the R7 360.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed1050 MHzvs980 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureGCN 1.1 Tobago PROGCN 1.2 Antigua PRO
OC Potential Fair vs Poor
Driver Support Great vs Great
Release Date18 Jun 2015vs18 Jun 2015
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link

Resolution Performance

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GPU Memory

Memory2048 MBvs4096 MB
Memory Speed1750 MHzvs1475 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs256 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth112GB/secvs188.8GB/sec
L2 Cache 512 KB vs green tick 768 KB
Delta Color Compression no vs yes
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units768vs1792
Actual Shader Performance33%vs72%
Texture Mapping Units48vs112
Texture Rate50.4 GTexel/svs109.8 GTexel/s
Render Output Units16vs32
Pixel Rate16.8 GPixel/svs31.4 GPixel/s

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)4096x2160vs4096x2160
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections1vs2
HDMI Connections1vs1
DisplayPort Connections1vs-

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power100 Wattsvs190 Watts
Recommended PSU500 Watts & 33 Ampsvs500 Watts & 33 Amps

GPU Features

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

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core i3-4370 3.8GHzvsIntel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz
Recommended RAM8 GBvs8 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1600x900vs1920x1080

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewOverview
Radeon R7 360 v3 is a Fast-Middle-Class Graphics Card based on the Second Revision of the Graphics Core Next (GCN) Architecture.

Radeon R7 360 Equips a GPU Codenamed Tobago PRO which is a Second Gen GCN GPU and can be considered a rename of the Bonaire PRO previously used on Radeon R7 260.
Tobago PRO has 12 Compute Units activated and thus offers 768 Shader Processing Units, 48 TMUs and 16 ROPs.

The Central Unit is clocked at 1050MHz.

Memory: Speed
The GPU is equipped with fast GDDR5 and Accesses the Frame Buffer through a 128-bit Memory Interface. The Memory Clock Operates at 1750Hz.

Memory: Frame Buffer
The GPU can fill up a Memory Pool of up to 2GB. This would be useful were the Graphics Card suited for 1080p Gaming, which is not the case. Power Consumption
With a rated board TDP of 100W, it requires at least a 500W PSU with one available 6-pin connector.

Radeon R7 360 v3 is the Fastest of all Radeon R7 360 Variants and Delivers Performance Almost Similar to Radeon HD 7790.

System Suggestions
Radeon R7 360 v3 is best suited for resolutions up to and including 1600x900. We recommend a Middle-Class Processor and 8GB of RAM for Optimal Performance.
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.

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