AMD Radeon R9 370X vs NVIDIA GeForce 7950 GX2

Comparative analysis of AMD Radeon R9 370X and NVIDIA GeForce 7950 GX2 videocards for all known characteristics in the following categories: Essentials, Technical info, Video outputs and ports, Compatibility, dimensions and requirements, API support, Memory. Benchmark videocards performance analysis: CompuBench 1.5 Desktop - Face Detection (mPixels/s), CompuBench 1.5 Desktop - Ocean Surface Simulation (Frames/s), CompuBench 1.5 Desktop - T-Rex (Frames/s), CompuBench 1.5 Desktop - Video Composition (Frames/s), CompuBench 1.5 Desktop - Bitcoin Mining (mHash/s), GFXBench 4.0 - Car Chase Offscreen (Frames), GFXBench 4.0 - Manhattan (Frames), GFXBench 4.0 - T-Rex (Frames), GFXBench 4.0 - Car Chase Offscreen (Fps), GFXBench 4.0 - Manhattan (Fps), GFXBench 4.0 - T-Rex (Fps), PassMark - G3D Mark, PassMark - G2D Mark.

 

Differences

Reasons to consider the AMD Radeon R9 370X

  • Videocard is newer: launch date 9 year(s) 2 month(s) later
  • Around 96% higher core clock speed: 980 MHz vs 500 MHz
  • A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running videocard: 28 nm vs 90 nm
  • 2x more maximum memory size: 2 GB vs 2x 512 MB
  • 4.7x more memory clock speed: 5600 MHz vs 1200 MHz
Launch date 27 August 2015 vs 5 June 2006
Core clock speed 980 MHz vs 500 MHz
Manufacturing process technology 28 nm vs 90 nm
Maximum memory size 2 GB vs 2x 512 MB
Memory clock speed 5600 MHz vs 1200 MHz

Reasons to consider the NVIDIA GeForce 7950 GX2

  • 2.6x more texture fill rate: 2x 12 GTexel / s billion / sec vs 82.4 GTexel / s
  • Around 64% lower typical power consumption: 110 Watt vs 180 Watt
Texture fill rate 2x 12 GTexel / s billion / sec vs 82.4 GTexel / s
Thermal Design Power (TDP) 110 Watt vs 180 Watt

Compare benchmarks

GPU 1: AMD Radeon R9 370X
GPU 2: NVIDIA GeForce 7950 GX2

Name AMD Radeon R9 370X NVIDIA GeForce 7950 GX2
CompuBench 1.5 Desktop - Face Detection (mPixels/s) 65.071
CompuBench 1.5 Desktop - Ocean Surface Simulation (Frames/s) 1139.703
CompuBench 1.5 Desktop - T-Rex (Frames/s) 5.39
CompuBench 1.5 Desktop - Video Composition (Frames/s) 88.44
CompuBench 1.5 Desktop - Bitcoin Mining (mHash/s) 337.583
GFXBench 4.0 - Car Chase Offscreen (Frames) 8393
GFXBench 4.0 - Manhattan (Frames) 3704
GFXBench 4.0 - T-Rex (Frames) 3348
GFXBench 4.0 - Car Chase Offscreen (Fps) 8393
GFXBench 4.0 - Manhattan (Fps) 3704
GFXBench 4.0 - T-Rex (Fps) 3348
PassMark - G3D Mark 202
PassMark - G2D Mark 413

Compare specifications (specs)

AMD Radeon R9 370X NVIDIA GeForce 7950 GX2

Essentials

Architecture GCN 1.0 Curie
Code name Trinidad G71
Launch date 27 August 2015 5 June 2006
Launch price (MSRP) $199 $599
Place in performance rating 288 280
Type Desktop Desktop
Price now $54.99
Value for money (0-100) 4.54

Technical info

Boost clock speed 1030 MHz
Core clock speed 980 MHz 500 MHz
Floating-point performance 2,637 gflops
Manufacturing process technology 28 nm 90 nm
Pipelines 1280
Texture fill rate 82.4 GTexel / s 2x 12 GTexel / s billion / sec
Thermal Design Power (TDP) 180 Watt 110 Watt
Transistor count 2,800 million 278 million

Video outputs and ports

Display Connectors 2x DVI, 1x HDMI, 1x DisplayPort 2x DVI, 1x S-Video

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Interface PCIe 3.0 x16 PCIe 1.0 x16
Length 221 mm 270 mm
Supplementary power connectors 2x 6-pin 1x 6-pin

API support

DirectX 12.0 (11_1) 9.0c
OpenGL 4.5 2.1

Memory

Maximum RAM amount 2 GB 2x 512 MB
Memory bandwidth 179.2 GB / s 2x 38.4 GB / s
Memory bus width 256 Bit 2x 256 Bit
Memory clock speed 5600 MHz 1200 MHz
Memory type GDDR5 GDDR3