Radeon R9 M370X confirmed to utilize three year old GPU

Published: 23rd May 2015, 11:51 GMT


It is now confirmed that Radeon R9 M370X will be powered by three-year-old Cape Verde GPU.

MacBook Pro Retina ships with Cape Verde

Thanks to the post from Reddit, we finally have a confirmation that R9 M370X has the same DeviceID as some older Cape Verde-based parts already available in AMD lineup. It means MacBook Pro will now ship with three-year old GPU, originally launched with Radeon HD 7700 series. Cape Verde is based on first-generation GCN architecture. The official codename for Radeon 300 Cape Verde may actually be slightly different. In Radeon 200 series it was named Venus.

According to AnandTech, the current mid-range offer in Radeon 300 series will look like this:

AMD M300 Series GPU Specification Comparison
R9 M375R9 M370X (rMBP)R7 M360
Rebranded fromR9 M270/M260R9 M270XR7 M270/M260
Stream Cores640640384
Texture Units404024
Boost Clock<=1015MHz800MHz<=1015MHz
Memory Clock2.2GHz DDR34.5GHz GDDR52GHz DDR3
Memory Bus Width128-bit128-bit64-bit
GPUCape VerdeCape VerdeOland
Manufacturing ProcessTSMC 28nmTSMC 28nmTSMC 28nm
ArchitectureGCN 1.0GCN 1.0GCN 1.0

R9 M370X DeviceID

The Radeon R9 M370X may not be the newest processor, but it surely is faster than previous used GPU in MacBooks — GeForce GT 750M.

R9 M370X CompuBenchSource: ComputerBase, Reddit, AnandTech

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