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AMD Radeon R7 M370

AMD Radeon R7 M370

The AMD Radeon R7 M370 is a lower mid-range graphics card for laptops that was announced mid 2015. It is based on the 28nm Mars chip that uses the GCN (Graphics Core Next) architecture. Therefore, it is similar to the older Radeon R9 M260X but slightly lower clocked.

Performance

Thanks to its relatively high memory bandwidth, the performance of the Radeon R7 M370 is similar to the Nvidia GeForce 830M. Current and demanding games of 2015 will run fluently only low or medium resolutions and detail settings. In older games, however, higher quality settings will be possible.

The 384 shaders can be used with OpenCL 1.2 for general-purpose calculations (as 6 compute units). Compared to old TeraScale 2 chips, the GCN-based Mars architecture offers improved performance in this framework.

Features

Features of the R7 M370 include video decoding for MPEG-4 AVC/H.264, VC-1, MPEG-2, and Flash directly by the AMD GPU. Multi-View Codec (MVC) and MPEG-4 part 2 (DivX, xVid) HD videos are compatible as well.

The R7 series also supports automatic graphics switching between the integrated GPU and discrete GPU. Called Enduro, the technology supersedes AMD's Dynamic Switchable Graphics and is similar to Nvidia's Optimus. Furthermore, the M265 can directly support multiple monitors using Eyefinity Technology if Enduro is disabled.

Other features include ZeroCore for reducing power consumption when the display is turned off and Power Gating to power down areas of the chip that are not used. PowerTune allows automatic overclocking and underclocking of the graphics card as long as the GPU is within its TDP limit. For example, the chip may be underclocked when running FurMark and OCCT, but will overclock in certain games like Lost Planet, Crysis or Resident Evil 5.

The integrated HD audio processor is able to transmit HD Audio (TrueHD or DTS Master Audio) over HDMI and DisplayPort (e.g., for Blu-Ray videos). Additionally, it allows audio output simultaneously and in parallel to multiple devices with the new Discrete Digital Multipoint Audio (DDMA) feature.

Power consumption

The power consumption should be similar to the old Radeon HD 8670M and slightly above the Maxwell-based Nvidia GeForce 830M. As a result, the R7 M370 is best suited for 13-inch notebooks or larger.

ManufacturerAMD
Radeon R7 M300 Series
Radeon R7 M380 (compare) 640 @ 915 MHz128 Bit @ 2000 MHz
Radeon R7 M370 384 @ 875 MHz128 Bit @ 3600 MHz
Radeon R7 M360 (compare) 384 @ 1125 MHz64 Bit @ 2000 MHz
Radeon R7 M340 (compare) 320 @ 1021 MHz64 Bit @ 2000 MHz
ArchitectureGCN
Pipelines384 - unified
Core Speed875 MHz
Memory Speed3600 MHz
Memory Bus Width128 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5
Max. Amount of Memory2048 MB
Shared Memoryno
DirectXDirectX 12, Shader 5.0
Transistor Count1040 Million
technology28 nm
FeaturesMantle, PCIe 3.0, Zero Core, PowerTune
Notebook Sizemedium sized
Date of Announcement06.05.2015

Benchmarks

3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Score 1280x720
min: 7083     avg: 7881     median: 7169 (14%)     max: 9391 Points
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Graphics 1280x720
min: 10288     avg: 11149     median: 10364 (6%)     max: 12795 Points
3DMark - Fire Strike Score 1920x1080
min: 1609     avg: 1659     median: 1654 (7%)     max: 1714 Points
3DMark - Fire Strike Graphics 1920x1080
min: 1693     avg: 1751.3     median: 1760 (4%)     max: 1801 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Standard Graphics 1280x720
min: 34077     avg: 44852     median: 34092 (5%)     max: 66387 Points
3DMark 11 - Performance 1280x720
min: 2689     avg: 2802     median: 2690 (9%)     max: 3027 points
3DMark 11 - Performance GPU 1280x720
min: 2522     avg: 2595     median: 2524 (5%)     max: 2739 points
3DMark Vantage
P Result 1280x1024 +
P GPU no PhysX 1280x1024 +
3DMark 06 Standard 1280x1024 +
SPECviewperf 11
Siemens NX 1920x1080 +
Tcvis 1920x1080 +
SolidWorks 1920x1080 +
Pro/ENGINEER 1920x1080 +
Maya 1920x1080 +
Lightwave 1920x1080 +
Ensight 1920x1080 +
Catia 1920x1080 +
Cinebench R10 Shading 32Bit +
Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64Bit +
Cinebench R15
OpenGL 64Bit +
Ref. Match 64Bit +
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7
T-Rex HD Offscreen C24Z16 1920x1080 +
T-Rex HD Onscreen C24Z16 +
- Range of benchmark values for this graphics card
- Average benchmark values for this graphics card
* Smaller numbers mean a higher performance

Game Benchmarks

The following benchmarks stem from our benchmarks of review laptops. The performance depends on the used graphics memory, clock rate, processor, system settings, drivers, and operating systems. So the results don't have to be representative for all laptops with this GPU. For detailled information on the benchmark results, click on the fps number.

Star Wars Battlefront
low 1024x768
52.1  fps    + Compare
med. 1366x768
32.8  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
16  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
13.5  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
Assassin's Creed Syndicate
low 1024x768
19.3  fps    + Compare
med. 1366x768
15.8  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
8.9  fps    + Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Fallout 4

Fallout 4

2015
low 1280x720
34  fps    + Compare
med. 1366x768
21.1  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
11.5  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
8.4  fps    + Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Call of Duty: Black Ops 3
low 1024x768
44.2  fps    + Compare
med. 1366x768
28  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
11.4  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
6.5  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
Anno 2205

Anno 2205

2015
low 1024x768
35.4  fps    + Compare
med. 1366x768
19.8  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
8.7  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
4.1  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.