Thursday, August 27th 2015

AMD Also Quietly Launches the Radeon R9 370X, Sapphire Gives it Vapor-X Treatment

In addition to the Radeon R9 Nano, AMD quietly launched the Radeon R9 370X, a new SKU to combat the GeForce GTX 950 and GTX 960, in the sub-$200 market. The R9 370X. Based on the 28 nm "Trinidad XT" silicon, this chip offers 1,280 stream processors, 80 TMUs, 32 ROPs, and a 256-bit wide GDDR5 memory interface, holding either 2 GB or 4 GB of memory.

Sapphire is the first to be out with an R9 370X product, based on its Vapor-X cooling solution, and available in both 2 GB and 4 GB variants. Sapphire's cards offer close to 1200 MHz core clock speeds, with 5.60 GHz (GDDR5 effective) memory, at which clocks, the memory bandwidth on tap is 179 GB/s. The card draws power from a pair of 6-pin PCIe power connectors, display outputs include two DVI, and one each of HDMI and DisplayPort.
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36 Comments on AMD Also Quietly Launches the Radeon R9 370X, Sapphire Gives it Vapor-X Treatment

#1
EzioAs
Hello again, Pitcairn.
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#2
Lionheart
EzioAs said:
Hello again, Pitcairn.
Lol yups welcome back
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#3
MadsMagnus
Indeed WB. But hey, the old fart is holding on pretty well.
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#4
GhostRyder
btarunr said:
In addition to the Radeon R9 Nano, AMD quietly launched the Radeon R9 370X,
Wait, isn't that the R7 370X? Didn't they position anything below the R9 380 as R7 series or did that change?

Just curious is all, but either way welcome back Pitcairn with newer higher core clocks.
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#5
btarunr
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GhostRyder said:
Wait, isn't that the R7 370X? Didn't they position anything below the R9 380 as R7 series or did that change?
Boxes read R9 370X.
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#6
GhostRyder
btarunr said:
Boxes read R9 370X.
That's odd, I swore they said that anything below R9 380 was now R7 series (Not that it makes much of a difference). But the box does say it so I guess they are changing it.

Thanks for clarifying, didn't look at the box.
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#7
hojnikb
Whats the pricing on this puppy ?
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#8
5DVX0130
hojnikb said:
Whats the pricing on this puppy ?
The Sapphire 270x 4GB has a MSRP of $199.
So seeing as the entire 300 series line comes with a slight premium it should be $200-220.
Hopefully not, but I wouldn’t hold my breath for it being cheaper.
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#9
hojnikb
5DVX0130 said:
The Sapphire 270x 4GB has a MSRP of $199.
So seeing as the entire 300 series line comes with a slight premium it should be $200-220.
Hopefully not, but I wouldn’t hold my breath for it being cheaper.
Well, for that kind of price, they can have it. You can get 960 for that money.

This should be 149$ and 370 should be slashed to 129$. Both 2GB versions obviously.

That would make a ton of sense.

Remember, they used to sell 270 (same core config as 370x) for 179$ back in 2013.
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#10
SonicZap
5DVX0130 said:
The Sapphire 270x 4GB has a MSRP of $199.
So seeing as the entire 300 series line comes with a slight premium it should be $200-220.
Hopefully not, but I wouldn’t hold my breath for it being cheaper.
I doubt it's going to go that high, the R9 380 costs about that much. I'd guess it's going to be $170ish.
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#11
HWTactics
Combatting the GTX 950 and GTX 960 with two PCI-E power connectors?

Not likely! My SFF system is good with a 110W load. 220W TDP on this beast!
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#12
9700 Pro
HWTactics said:
Combatting the GTX 950 and GTX 960 with two PCI-E power connectors?

Not likely! My SFF system is good with a 110W load. 220W TDP on this beast!
At least 270X has TDP of 180W and that's not bad.
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#13
ermissao
I still have an R9 270X Toxic. There is any big difference between mine and the new improved and awesome new 370X?
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#14
Brusfantomet
slight clock boost (that you can add yourself to your 270x) and the optional extra ram (that might be a bit more difficult to add) is what separates the 270x and the 370x, so no there is not a large difference.
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#15
SonicZap
9700 Pro said:
At least 270X has TDP of 180W and that's not bad.
And that's maximum; typical board power is much lower. While Pitcairn is old, it's not really that inefficient. It was the most efficient GPU in AMD's 7xxx and Rx series, it even very slightly beat its Kepler competitors (GTX 660, 650 Ti Boost) in efficiency. I'd say that Pitcairn is the best GPU that AMD has made in the last 4 years, it's still viable even 3 years after its introduction. It has just got its price lowered from $250 to $160-ish.
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#16
TheGuruStud
SonicZap said:
And that's maximum; typical board power is much lower. While Pitcairn is old, it's not really that inefficient. It was the most efficient GPU in AMD's 7xxx and Rx series, it even very slightly beat its Kepler competitors (GTX 660, 650 Ti Boost) in efficiency. I'd say that Pitcairn is the best GPU that AMD has made in the last 4 years, it's still viable even 3 years after its introduction. It has just got its price lowered from $250 to $160-ish.
And little mining monsters. AMD probably sold more of them during the mining craze than everything else LOL
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#17
maximoor
I agree. Perhaps the best and most sold GPU after HD5000 series. HD5870 for the best and 5770 for the best-selling.

I still have a original Pitcairn Pro, an MSI 7850 Power Edition OC and it overclock to 1290 mhz with 1.265v (goes to 1.300v) and 1475mhz on the Hynix memory chips. It's 430 mhz OC above reference GPU clock of 7850 (860mhz).. or 50% OC! (275mhz for memory).
3 years passed and is still the best GPU for overclock IMO.

So yes, it make sense this new rebrands that leverage the OC capabilities, with higher clocks and some new features, but the prices are much high to be competitive.

Still, it's an awsome gpu.

(forgive if my english ins't that good)
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#18
ermissao
Brusfantomet said:
slight clock boost (that you can add yourself to your 270x) and the optional extra ram (that might be a bit more difficult to add) is what separates the 270x and the 370x, so no there is not a large difference.
We have 2gb an 4gb flavours in 270X too. Waiting for reviews to compare them.
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#20
Vayra86


They didn't even bother to make it look interesting.
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#21
john_
"Never stop evolving" on the box.

I have to admit that it is kind of funny when you read it on this card's box.
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#22
HumanSmoke
john_ said:
"Never stop evolving" on the box.
I have to admit that it is kind of funny when you read it on this card's box.
Quite amusing given that the 370/370X supports neither dynamic refresh rates nor contains the DSP for TrueAudio. Presumably, the "evolving" part pertains to the art of packaging.

I guess you have to fill the PR up with something. "Please refer to our previous series" doesn't have much impact.
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#25
Enterprise24
Boring. What about Zen ? Will it compete with 2600K @ 4.7Ghz in gaming ?
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