AMD Radeon R9 370 vs AMD Radeon RX 550

Compare AMD Radeon R9 370 4 GB vs AMD Radeon RX 550 4 GB, specs and GPU benchmark score. Which is the better graphics card for the money?

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Benchmark Score

Overall Score

General gaming and workstation score

13 %
15 %
15% slightly better overall score

Flux Core frame rate

Volumetric ray casting test, a computationally expensive method of rendering high-quality scenes

17 FPS
23 FPS
6 FPS significantly higher Flux Core frame rate

Electron frame rate

Randomly generated noise sphere test

11 FPS
21 FPS
10 FPS significantly higher Electron frame rate

City frame rate

Procedurally generated city scene with voxel rendering

15 FPS
24 FPS
9 FPS significantly higher City frame rate

Clouds frame rate

Real-time noise calculation and ray marching test

6 FPS
17 FPS
11 FPS significantly higher Clouds frame rate

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Other Benchmarks

Geekbench (OpenCL) score

OpenCL compute benchmark

24,591
75% significantly higher Geekbench (OpenCL) score
14,002

Geekbench (Vulkan) score

Vulkan compute benchmark

26,499
66% significantly higher Geekbench (Vulkan) score
15,900

Specifications

Core Clock Speed

Nominal chip frequency

950 MHz
1,100 MHz
15% slightly higher core clock speed

Boost Clock Speed

Higher turbo frequency when power conditions are met

975 MHz
1,183 MHz
21% slightly higher boost clock speed

Memory

Onboard memory size for textures and vertices

4 GiB
Identical
4 GiB

Memory Bus Width

Number of parallel lines to the memory chips

256 Bit
100% significantly larger memory bus width
128 Bit

Memory Bandwidth

Data transfer speed between GPU core and memory

179 GB/s
60% significantly higher memory bandwidth
112 GB/s

TDP

Thermal Design Power: Measure of heat generated by the GPU

150 W
50 W
200% significantly lower TDP

Pixel Rate

Number of pixels that can be rendered per second

31 Gigapixels/s
64% significantly higher pixel rate
19 Gigapixels/s

Texture Rate

Number of textured pixels that can be rendered per second

78 Gigatexels/s
106% significantly higher texture rate
38 Gigatexels/s

Shading Units

Number of processors dedicated to shader processing

1,280
150% significantly more shading units
512

Texture Mapping Units

Number of processors dedicated to applying textures

80
150% significantly more texture mapping units
32

Render Output Processors

Number of processors dedicated to final pixel rendering

32
100% significantly more render output processors
16

Other details

Rank

Ranking in the hardwareDB database

212th of 526
192nd of 526

Family

The product line

-
Radeon 500 Series

Release date

The official date of release of this chip

May 2015
April 2017

Memory Type

The type of memory used by this chip

GDDR5
GDDR5

DirectX Support

Maximum version of DirectX supported

12.0
12.0

OpenGL Support

Maximum version of OpenGL supported

4.5
4.5

Radeon R9 370 vs Radeon RX 550 comparison

For gaming, the Radeon RX 550 graphics card is better than the Radeon R9 370 in our tests.

The Radeon RX 550 has a slightly higher core clock speed. The core clock speed (or base speed) is the frequency at which the GPU core runs. This metric makes sense when comparing GPUs of a similar architecture or generation. In addition, the Radeon RX 550 also has a slightly higher boost clock speed. The boost clock speed is the frequency that the GPU core can reach if the temperature is low enough. The allows for higher performance in certain scenarios.

Furthermore, the spec sheet for both these GPUs show that they both have the same amount of memory at 4 GiB. If you're planning at playing games at high resolutions with high-quality textures, you will need a lot of memory.

In addition, the Radeon RX 550 has a significantly lower TDP at 50 W when compared to the Radeon R9 370 at 150 W. TDP (Thermal Design Power) measures total heat output from the chip.

In conclusion, all specs and GPU benchmarks considered, will recommend the Radeon RX 550 over the Radeon R9 370.

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