Radeon R7 360E vs Radeon HD 7970

Radeon R7 360E
Memory: 2048Mb GDDR5 DESKTOP
Release date: 30 Dec 2015
Radeon R7 360E
Radeon HD 7970
Memory: 3072Mb GDDR5 DESKTOP
Release date: 22 Dec 2011
Radeon HD 7970

Summary

Reasons to consider Radeon R7 360E

175 watts lower power draw. This might be a strong point if your current power supply is not enough to handle the Radeon HD 7970 .
This is a much newer product, it might have better long term support.
Supports Direct3D 12 Async Compute.
Supports FreeSync.
Supports ReLive (allows game streaming/recording with minimum performance penalty).
Supports TrueAudio.

Reasons to consider Radeon HD 7970

Higher theoretical gaming performance, based on specifications.
Supports Direct3D 12 Async Compute.
Supports ReLive (allows game streaming/recording with minimum performance penalty).
Supports Mantle.

Radeon HD 7970

HWBench recommends Radeon HD 7970

Based on theoretical specifications.


Specifications

Core Configuration

Radeon R7 360E Radeon HD 7970
GPU Name Tobago (Tobago PRO) vs Tahiti (Tahiti XT)
Fab Process 28 nm vs 28 nm
Die Size 160 mm² vs 352 mm²
Transistors 2,080 million vs 4,313 million
Shaders 768 vs 2048
Compute Units 12 vs 32
Core clock 1050 MHz vs 925 MHz
ROPs 16 vs 32
TMUs 48 vs 128

Memory Configuration

Radeon R7 360E Radeon HD 7970
Memory Type GDDR5 vs GDDR5
Bus Width 128 bit vs 384 bit
Memory Speed 1500 MHz
6000 MHz effective
vs 1375 MHz
5500 MHz effective
Memory Size 2048 Mb vs 3072 Mb

Additional details

Radeon R7 360E Radeon HD 7970
TDP 75 watts vs 250 watts
Release Date 30 Dec 2015 vs 22 Dec 2011

Raw Performance comparison

Pixel Rate

  • Radeon R7 360E
    16.80 GP/s
  • Radeon HD 7970
    29.60 GP/s

GigaPixels - higher is better

Texel Rate

  • Radeon R7 360E
    50.40 GT/s
  • Radeon HD 7970
    118.00 GT/s

GigaTexels - higher is better

Memory bandwidth

  • Radeon R7 360E
    96.00 GB/s
  • Radeon HD 7970
    264.00 GB/s

GB/s - higher is better

Single precision performance

  • Radeon R7 360E
    1612.80 GFLOPs
  • Radeon HD 7970
    3789.00 GFLOPs

GFLOPs - higher is better