MSI Radeon R7 370 GAMING 4G

Written by Michael Larabel in Graphics Cards on 20 July 2015. Page 3 of 6. 35 Comments

MSI sent out this Radeon R7 370 graphics card earlier this month to Phoronix for Linux testing. Initially, there wasn't Rx 300 series Catalyst support so initial testing was limited to the open-source AMD Radeon Gallium3D driver, but that changed with Catalyst 15.7. With Catalyst 15.7 on Linux there is now full support for the AMD Rx 300 series line-up.

The MSI Radeon R7 370 GAMING 4G has been running fine on both Catalyst 14.7 and the open-source driver (the Mesa 10.5 + Linux 3.19 stack found in Ubuntu 15.04 is sufficient, but the newer kernel/Mesa the better for greater features and performance). With Catalyst 15.7 there is OpenGL 4.5.13397 graphics support and OpenCL 2.0 compute support. Given that the R7 370 is a GCN 1.0 part, this isn't a big surprise and all normal Catalyst Linux features are working for this graphics card.

The Radeon R7 370 has already been tested in some of our articles on Phoronix like the new open vs. closed-source driver comparison published earlier this month on Phoronix. For this article are some more R7 370 Linux benchmarks when running on Catalyst 15.7 from Ubuntu 15.04 with the Linux 3.19 kernel.

Compared to the Radeon R7 370 were other GPUs available including the HD 7950, R9 285, and R9 290 on the AMD side. On the NVIDIA side were the GTX 650, GTX 750 Ti, GTX 760, GTX 780 Ti, GTX 960, GTX 970, and GTX 980.

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