Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition vs Radeon R9 370X

Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition
Memory: 2048Mb GDDR5DESKTOP
Release date: 5 Mar 2012
Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition
Radeon R9 370X
Memory: 2048Mb GDDR5DESKTOP
Release date: 27 Aug 2015
Radeon R9 370X

Summary

Reasons to consider Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition

Supports Direct3D 12 Async Compute.
Supports ReLive (allows game streaming/recording with minimum performance penalty).
Supports Mantle.

Reasons to consider Radeon R9 370X

This is a much newer product, it might have better long term support.
Supports Direct3D 12 Async Compute.
Supports ReLive (allows game streaming/recording with minimum performance penalty).
Supports Mantle.

No clear winner declared

We have no data to declare a winner at this time.


Specifications

Core Configuration

Radeon HD 7870 GHz EditionRadeon R9 370X
GPU NamePitcairn (Pitcairn XT)vsTrinidad (Trinidad XT)
Fab Process28 nmvs28 nm
Die Size212 mm²vs212 mm²
Transistors2,800 millionvs2,800 million
Shaders1280vs1280
Compute Units20vs24
Core clock1000 MHzvs980 MHz
ROPs32vs32
TMUs80vs80

Memory Configuration

Radeon HD 7870 GHz EditionRadeon R9 370X
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR5
Bus Width256 bitvs256 bit
Memory Speed1200 MHz
4800 MHz effective
vs1400 MHz
5600 MHz effective
Memory Size2048 Mbvs2048 Mb

Additional details

Radeon HD 7870 GHz EditionRadeon R9 370X
TDP175 wattsvs180 watts
Release Date5 Mar 2012vs27 Aug 2015

Raw Performance comparison

Pixel Rate

  • Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition
    32.00 GP/s
  • Radeon R9 370X
    33.00 GP/s

GigaPixels - higher is better

Texel Rate

  • Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition
    80.00 GT/s
  • Radeon R9 370X
    82.40 GT/s

GigaTexels - higher is better

Memory bandwidth

  • Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition
    154.00 GB/s
  • Radeon R9 370X
    179.20 GB/s

GB/s - higher is better

Single precision performance

  • Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition
    2560.00 GFLOPs
  • Radeon R9 370X
    2636.80 GFLOPs

GFLOPs - higher is better