GPUBoss Review Our evaluation of R7 370 vs 950 among Desktop GPUs for under $200

Gaming

Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Bioshock Infinite and 21 more

Graphics

T-Rex, Manhattan and Cloud Gate Factor

Computing

Face Detection, Ocean Surface Simulation and 3 more

Performance per Watt

Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Bioshock Infinite and 30 more

Value

Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Bioshock Infinite and 30 more

Noise and Power

TDP, Idle Power Consumption, Load Power Consumption and 2 more

8.9

Overall Score

Winner
Nvidia GeForce GTX 950 

GPUBoss recommends the Nvidia GeForce GTX 950  based on its benchmarks and noise and power.

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Radeon R7 370

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AMD Radeon R7 370

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Significantly higher memory bandwidth 179.2 GB/s vs 105.8 GB/s Around 70% higher memory bandwidth
Significantly better video composition score 107.24 frames/s vs 34.85 frames/s More than 3x better video composition score
Slightly more shading units 1,024 vs 768 256 more shading units
Slightly more texture mapping units 64 vs 48 16 more texture mapping units
Front view of GeForce GTX 950

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Higher clock speed 1,024 MHz vs 925 MHz More than 10% higher clock speed
Higher effective memory clock speed 6,612 MHz vs 5,600 MHz Around 20% higher effective memory clock speed
Higher turbo clock speed 1,188 MHz vs 975 MHz More than 20% higher turbo clock speed
Higher memory clock speed 1,653 MHz vs 1,400 MHz Around 20% higher memory clock speed
Better fire strike factor score 43.36 vs 36.2 Around 20% better fire strike factor score
Higher BioShock infinite framerate 63.2 fps vs 55.96 fps Around 15% higher BioShock infinite framerate
Slightly lower TDP 90W vs 110W Around 20% lower TDP

Benchmarks Real world tests of Radeon R7 370 vs GeForce GTX 950

Bitcoin mining Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon R7 370
246.81 mHash/s
GeForce GTX 950
232.98 mHash/s

Face detection Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon R7 370
51.99 mPixels/s
GeForce GTX 950
59.84 mPixels/s

T-Rex (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon R7 370
3,354.32
GeForce GTX 950
3,353.86

Manhattan (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon R7 370
3,716.03
GeForce GTX 950
3,718.98

Fire Strike Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Sky Diver Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

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The 380 is EXACTLY like a 285, just with newer aftermarket coolers which give it a miniature boost in performance. The 380X is a 380 except it's a full Tonga chip with the maximum amount of CUs (32, I think) and like 12 more texels. So you could call that a refresh, but the 380 is a rebrand in every possible way.
actually the 380 was BASED off the 285's chip, the 380x was based off the 380, what you have implied (maybe accidently idk but ill clear it up before fanboys get any ideas) it does not mean that the 285 has the same performance as a 380x, their all different chips their just based off the previous, as in they take whats good from the last chip ie the 285's good power usage then the 380 good cooling, and improving the less great things such as the performance ie the suprising amount of price to performance with the 380x
my main problem is that I don't have a desktop computer right now so if I bought something, I wouldn't be able to test it out and make sure it worked. I also don't have enough to get the full build right now either.
Hi Aidin Mclaurin... Thanks for the info. I have ordered below specs for my new mini gaming box. My New Specs:- Intel Core i5 6400 Gigabyte Intel H170 Mini ITX DDR4 Motherboard GA-170N-Wifi 8GB DDR4 Kingston Hyper-X Fury Black Series 2133Mhz 120GB Kingston SSD - For OS 1TB WD Blue HDD - For DATA / Games Gigabyte AMD Radeon OC R7 360 2GB GDDR5 Graphic Card Cooler Master Elite 130 Mini ITX Case + Cooler Master 550 Watts PSU I hope I will be able to play most games now atleast for next 2 years with this specs. Thanks again for your info...
Hi Libri Lector... Thanks for the above link and the info. It was very informative. I was able to decide many things from it. Based on the guide I had done google and research I have ordered below specs for my new mini gaming box. My New Specs:- Intel Core i5 6400 Gigabyte Intel H170 Mini ITX DDR4 Motherboard GA-170N-Wifi 8GB DDR4 Kingston Hyper-X Fury Black Series 2133Mhz 120GB Kingston SSD - For OS 1TB WD Blue HDD - For DATA / Games Gigabyte AMD Radeon OC R7 360 2GB GDDR5 Graphic Card Cooler Master Elite 130 Mini ITX Case + Cooler Master 550 Watts PSU I hope I will be able to play most games now atleast for next 2 years with this specs. Thanks again for your info...
You could also get Used Dell Optiplex workstations on Ebay for sometimes around 60-70$ with i5 2400's in them and then you get a used graphics card and computer case (if you get a really small SFF version) on craigslist.
You guys need to watch the Newegg shellshocker deals... In the past three days I've picked up a Thermaltake Core v21 case, Thermaltake TR2 600w PSU, MSI GTX 960 2GB and GA H110M 1151 motherboard for approximately $234.94 with free shipping on everything. Also the amount of GB a video card has is not too important. That comes into play when a ) playing at higher resolutions and b ) playing open world games with lots of textures to unpack like DAYZ. You should keep an eye on the Shellshocker deals and wait for a GTX 960 (or R9 380) to be available for a price such as it was two days ago. ($134.99)
I'm trying to do a budget build too. never build a computer before though. I found this site helpful, http://www.hardware-revolution.com/best-low-cost-budget-gaming-pc-2016/ I kinda started with the tier 2 build and have been modifying and second guessing myself. Will keep doing this until a great deal pops up that I can't resist or I finally get enough money to buy it all at once. I was in best buy and one of the guys said not to get a GTX 950 and get a GTX1060 instead. something about way better card and not much more price. idk, but I really like the low price of the 950 and even if the 1060 is a way better deal, idk if I can pay the extra $70 no matter how much I want it. idk what to do. I guess what I'm really wondering is if a 2gb GPU is worth getting in 2016. are they going to be useful for much longer? If I only play older games for now would it be good enough?
hey Daniel, i saw your comments and it seems you have great KB on gaming specs. Need help.... I am planning to build a budget 1080p gaming pc for a living room with the below specs. My budge is around 550$. I am not a hardcore gamer but i like to play games like Crysis series, COD games, Battlefield, GTA and on....I play these games when i get time to play. I started to play Crysis2 just a month ago :-) lol... on my current specs which i built some 6 years ago in 2009: My Current Specs Intel Core i7 930 6GB Kingstone 1066Mhz Ram ASUS HD5970 2GB Voltage Edition GPU WX58BP Workstation MB (No overclocking option is available) 2X500GB Samsung HDD 550W Cooler Master Power Unit New proposed specs A10 7890k APU (May buy discrete R250 Graphic Card for dual Graphics) 8GB Corsair Vengeance Pro DDR3 2400Mhz Ram 120GB SSD 1TB WD BLUE HDD GIGABYTE GA-F2A88XN-WIFI FM2+/FM2 A88X (Bolton D4) Cooler Master Elite 110 PC Case EVGA 500W Power Unit So would my new proposed specs good enough for such a budget or not. I am open to suggestion and changes in specs. I only want to use Mini ITX or Micro ITX PC case for this new build. Waiting for suggestions....others too can suggest... thanks guys...
gtx 950 2gb,gtx 750 ti 4gb,r7 370 4gb - which will be good for gaming
A rebrand is using the same GPU but changing its naming scheme in order to deceive customers. Yes, the GTX 580 is a rebrand of the GTX 480, because its GPU is the same. No, the GTX 950 is not a rebrand, because its GPU is entirely different from the 750 Ti, which had a first generation Maxwell chip not seen anywhere else, and the former sports a cut-down GM206 GPU, which is entirely different and their performance can be easily set apart with the 950 leading significantly. Following your line of logic, the GTX 1080 would be a rebrand of the GTX 280..
Ok, so what is your definition of a rebrand? And simple factory overclock is an improvement, Also there is some other things under the hood, the power draw of these re brands are normally better, Also wasn't there an improvement witht he HDMI support? But lets not forget, remember the GTX 480? Well here comes the GTX 580 thats a bit better with thermals and power delivery, but non the less performed the same. Im sure your not old enough to remember, but the 8800GT and the 9800GT and all the freaking different version,. they were the same cards, and even performed the same in many cases. Also whats so different between the GTX 750ti vs the 950 that you claim is a much better rebrand? I mean they are the same card with minor tweaks and no ti at the end of 1 of them.
Luckily, I'm not biased towards either company, so the 480 will definitely be in my pool of options to choose from.
Well, I think there's a solution! Unless you're reaaaally biased towards NVidia, you should get the RX 480 when it comes out on June 29th as it's between a R9 390 and a GTX 980 performance-wise, a true sweet spot for 1440p. At 199$, it also costs way less than both of NVidia's offerings!
Making the decision is pretty hard. I think I'm just gonna wait and see the price difference between the 2.
A 970 at 1080p will run all games on ultra for the next 2 years. Period. Unless you already have a 1440p monitor, getting a GTX 1070 is 170% pointless. Even so, a 970 is still formidable at 2K as it's kinda like a 960 on 1080p.
Hey, Daniel, you seem to be more experienced than I am in this field. I was planning on getting a custom built PC with an Nvidia Geforce GTX 970 in it which should be capable of running most games at high settings on 1080p. I was thinking of forking out the extra cash for a 1070 and am not sure if I really need the performance improvment. the highest resolution I could see myself using is 1440p and I was just wondering what you thought.
950 shows 100 fps on 4k for csgo,sometimes drops to 50
That's true, at this point there's very little reason to buy a 950 unless you really don't want to, I got a 950 because I set out a budget before I started my build
It's basically not worth it at all. In a methaphoric sense, you have more space but less dyes to paint. Not to mention that the extra $$$ you're paying for a 1440p monitor could well be invested in a GTX 960 instead.
That I do agree with, at 4k it doubt it would even play MOBAS. But at 1080p it is an okay card
At 4K, it really is for browsing, video playback and very light games.
Please correct your statement that a 950 is for "browsing", that's mostly all I have a problem with, it is so much more than that
I think the disagreement here is how far we are willing to tone down the graphics to get more fps
Also for clarification, I was referring to how OP wanted to use a 370 for rendering in 4K.
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