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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Radeon R7 370 MSI Gaming 4GB Edition Crossfire GeForce GTX 980 4GB SLI
Cyberpunk 2077 48% 31%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 36% 36%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 51% 29%
Mafia: Definitive Edition 113% 0%
Genshin Impact 49% 30%
eFootball PES 2021 25% 65%
FIFA 21 25% 65%
Watch Dogs Legion 44% 33%
Death Stranding 49% 30%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 32% 38%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce GTX 980 4GB SLI are massively better than the AMD Radeon R7 370 MSI Gaming 4GB Edition Crossfire.

The GTX 980 has a 106 MHz higher core clock speed and 128 more Texture Mapping Units than the R7 370. This results in the GTX 980 providing 157.7 GTexel/s better texturing performance. This still holds weight but shader performance is generally more relevant, particularly since both of these GPUs support at least DirectX 10.

The GTX 980 has a 106 MHz higher core clock speed and 64 more Render Output Units than the R7 370. This results in the GTX 980 providing 78.8 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 R7 370 was released less than a year after the GTX 980, 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 R7 370 MSI Gaming 4GB Edition Crossfire and the GeForce GTX 980 4GB SLI have the same amount of video memory, but are likely to provide slightly different experiences when displaying game textures at high resolutions.

The GTX 980 has 84 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the R7 370, which means that the memory performance of the GTX 980 is much better than the R7 370.

The Radeon R7 370 MSI Gaming 4GB Edition Crossfire has 1024 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce GTX 980 4GB SLI has 4096. However, the actual shader performance of the R7 370 is 931 and the actual shader performance of the GTX 980 is 6724. The GTX 980 having 5793 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the GTX 980 delivers a massively smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the R7 370.

The Radeon R7 370 MSI Gaming 4GB Edition Crossfire requires 220 Watts to run and the GeForce GTX 980 4GB SLI requires 350 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 600 Watts for the R7 370 and a PSU with at least 750 Watts for the GTX 980. The GTX 980 requires 130 Watts more than the R7 370 to run. The difference is significant enough that the GTX 980 may have an adverse affect on your yearly electricity bills in comparison to the R7 370.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed1020 MHzvs1126 MHz
Boost Clock1070 MHzvs1216 MHz
ArchitectureGCN 1.0 Trinidad PRO (x2)Maxwell GM204-400-A1 (x2)
OC Potential Poor vs Fair
Driver Support Great vs Great
Release Date18 Jun 2015vs19 Sep 2014
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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Comparison

Resolution Performance

1366x768 - green tick vs green tick -
1600x900 - vs green tick
10
1920x1080
8.7
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10
2560x1440 - vs green tick
9.9
3840x2160 - vs green tick
7.8

GPU Memory

Memory8192 MBvs8192 MB
Memory Speed1425 MHzvs1753 MHz
Memory Bus512 Bitvs512 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth364.8GB/secvs448.8GB/sec
L2 Cache 2048 KB vs green tick 4096 KB
Delta Color Compression no vs yes
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%
Comparison

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units1024vs4096
Actual Shader Performance45%vs100%
Technology28nmvs28nm
Texture Mapping Units128vs256
Texture Rate130.6 GTexel/svs288.3 GTexel/s
Render Output Units64vs128
Pixel Rate65.3 GPixel/svs144.1 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)4096x2160vs4096x2160
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections2vs1
HDMI Connections1vs1
DisplayPort Connections1vs-
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power220 Wattsvs350 Watts
Recommended PSU600 Watts & 42 Ampsvs750 Watts & 42 Amps

GPU Features

DirectX12.0vs12.1
Shader Model5.0vs5.0
Open GL4.4vs4.5
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono
SLI/Crossfirenovsno
Dedicatedyesvsyes
Comparison

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHzvsIntel Core i7-5820K 6-Core 3.3GHz
Recommended RAM8 GBvs16 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1920x1080vs5760x1080

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewRadeon R7 370 MSI Gaming 4GB Edition Crossfire is a Solution of two Radeon R7 370 MSI Gaming 4GB Edition put together using AMD's Crossfire Technology.

Architecture & Other Relevant Data
For more information about the Architecture and Other Relevant Data, please refer to the Page of [Radeon R7 370 MSI Gaming 4GB Edition](http://www.game-debate.com/hardware/index.php?gid=3104&graphics=Radeon%20R7%20370%20MSI%20Gaming%204GB%20Edition).

Performance
Benchmarks Indicate a 4% Performance Boost over the Reference Radeon R7 370 2GB in Crossfire.

System Suggestions
Radeon R7 370 MSI Gaming 4GB Edition Crossfire is best suited for resolutions up to and including 1920x1080. We Recommend a Performance Processor and 8GB of RAM for Optimal Performance.
Overview
GeForce GTX 980 4GB SLI is a solution of two GeForce GTX 980 4GB put together using NVIDIA's SLI technology.

Architecture
The Second variant of the Maxwell Architecture, despite being also manufactured with a 28nm technology, has an extremely large L2 Cache and features a Third Generation Delta Color Compression which allows NVIDIA to produce Graphics Cards with relatively small memory data transfer rates, without causing too much impact on the overall performance. Furthermore, the Shaders have been redesigned and are both more powerful and energy efficient.

GPU
It consists of 2 GPUs codenamed GM204-400-A1 which, together, offer 4096 Shader Processing Units, 256 TMUs and 128 ROPs, on a 512-bit memory interface of fast GDDR5. The central unit runs at 1126MHz and goes up to 1216MHz, in Turbo Mode, while the memory clock operates at 1753MHz.

Power Consumption
Power Consumption lies between 300W and 400W.

Performance
Gaming benchmarks prove that at 4K (3840x2160) GeForce GTX 980 4GB SLI is over 7% faster than AMD's Radeon R9 295X2.

System Suggestions
We recommend a very strong processor (Intel Core i7 Six Core/AMD FX Eight Core) and 16GB of RAM for a system with GeForce GTX 980 4GB SLI.
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