Radeon R9 370 vs Radeon HD 6790

Radeon R9 370
Memory: 2048Mb GDDR5DESKTOP
Release date: 5 May 2015
Radeon R9 370
Radeon HD 6790
Memory: 1024Mb GDDR5DESKTOP
Release date: 4 Apr 2011
Radeon HD 6790


Synthetic performance index

  • Radeon R9 370
  • Radeon HD 6790

Relative performance

Reasons to consider Radeon R9 370

40 watts lower power draw. This might be a strong point if your current power supply is not enough to handle the Radeon HD 6790 .
This is a much newer product, it might have better long term support.
Around 152% higher average synthetic performance.
Supports Direct3D 12 Async Compute
Supports ReLive (allows game streaming/recording with minimum performance penalty)
Supports Mantle
Based on an outdated architecture (AMD GCN), there may be no performance optimizations for current games and applications

Reasons to consider Radeon HD 6790

Based on an outdated architecture (ATI TeraScale), there are no performance optimizations for current games and applications

Radeon R9 370

HWBench recommends Radeon R9 370

The Radeon R9 370 is the better performing card based on the synthetic benchmarks used (1 benchmarks).


Core Configuration

Radeon R9 370Radeon HD 6790
GPU NameTrinidad (Trinidad PRO)vsBarts (Barts LE)
Fab Process28 nmvs40 nm
Die Size212 mm²vs255 mm²
Transistors2,800 millionvs1,700 million
Compute Units24vs10
Core clock925 MHzvs840 MHz

Memory Configuration

Radeon R9 370Radeon HD 6790
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR5
Bus Width256 bitvs256 bit
Memory Speed1400 MHz
5600 MHz effective
vs1050 MHz
4200 MHz effective
Memory Size2048 Mbvs1024 Mb

Additional details

Radeon R9 370Radeon HD 6790
TDP110 wattsvs150 watts
Release Date5 May 2015vs4 Apr 2011

Raw Performance comparison

Pixel Rate

  • Radeon R9 370
    31.20 GP/s
  • Radeon HD 6790
    13.40 GP/s

GigaPixels - higher is better

Texel Rate

  • Radeon R9 370
    78.00 GT/s
  • Radeon HD 6790
    33.60 GT/s

GigaTexels - higher is better

Memory bandwidth

  • Radeon R9 370
    179.20 GB/s
  • Radeon HD 6790
    134.00 GB/s

GB/s - higher is better

Single precision performance

  • Radeon R9 370
    2496.00 GFLOPs
  • Radeon HD 6790
    1344.00 GFLOPs

GFLOPs - higher is better

Synthetic benchmarks

3DMark 11

  • Radeon R9 370
  • Radeon HD 6790

Points (higher is better)