MSI Radeon R7 370 GAMING 4G
The latest graphics card we've been testing the past few weeks under Linux is the MSI Radeon R7 370 GAMING 4G. This mid-range graphics card is equipped with a very quiet heatsink fan and will work on both the latest open and closed-source AMD Linux graphics drivers. Of interest to many Linux enthusiasts who are concerned about noise is that with MSI's ZERO FROZR feature, the fans will stop completely while the system is idling or just engaging in light gaming or multimedia tasks.
The Radeon R7 370 was launched by AMD in June alongside the other Rx 300 series hardware. Like the other Rx 300 (non-Fury) parts, the R7 370 is derived from older GCN tech. In particular, the R7 370's "Trinidad Pro" GPU is based on the Curacao PRO from the R7 270, which in turn was based on Pitcairn for the Radeon HD 7800 series three years ago. Yep, the R7 370 is a GCN 1.0 part. However, at least the frequencies of the GPU have been boosted: the MSI Radeon R7 370 GAMING 4G tops out at 1070MHz boost with a 1020MHz base clock while the GDDR5 video memory operates at 5700MHz, which are elevated from the reference clocks of 975MHz (core) and 5600MHz (memory). As an alternative to MSI's factory OC mode is the default gaming mode where the Trinidad Pro runs up to 1030MHz and the GDDR5 video memory at 5600MHz.
As implied by its name, the Radeon R7 370 GAMING 4G is equipped with 4GB of GDDR5 video memory while MSI and other AMD AIBs also sell the R7 370 in a 2GB version.