In this AMD Radeon R9 M370X vs Intel Iris Pro Graphics 6200 comparison article, we pit the integrated Iris Pro graphics card against the dedicated R9 M370X to see how they perform. Both are old cards and were released within a year. Read on and find out which is the best card for you.
AMD Radeon R9 M370X
The AMD Radeon R9 M370X is a mid-level discrete graphics card released by AMD in May 2015. Its based on the Cape Verde chip on the GCN 1.0 architecture. It is manufactured in the 28 nm process.
The card was first used in the high-end Retina MacBook, Apple stated that the graphics card was around 80% faster than the GT 750M that they had used before. It features 640 shader processing units and runs at a base clock speed of 775 MHz that can be boosted up to 800 MHz.
It has a maximum RAM amount of 2 GB GDDR5 using the 128-bit interface. The memory is clocked at a speed of 4500 MHz and a maximum memory bandwidth of 72 GB/s. The card supports DirectX 12.0 (11_1) and OpenGL 4.6 APIs.
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Intel Iris Pro Graphics 6200
The Intel Iris Pro Graphics 6200 is an iGPU released by Intel in September 2014. The card is the fastest in the Broadwell family. Its based on the Intel Generation 8 architecture that is optimized compared to the previous Generation 7.5 architecture. It is manufactured in the 14 nm process.
The card, also known as GT3e, features 48 shader processing units, a core clock speed of 300 MHz which can be boosted up to 1150 MHz. The card also features the faster 128 MB eDRAM cache which is only found in the iris pro GPU. The GPU supports DirectX 12.0 (11_1) and OpenGL 4.6 APIs.
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The AMD Radeon R9 M370X vs Intel Iris pro benchmarks showed mixed results with the R9 leading in some and the Iris in others. In non-gaming benchmarks, the R9 performed slightly better than the Iris Pro. In 3DMark Cloud Gate GPU benchmark, the R9 performed 0.4% better than the Iris Pro. The AMD R9 M370X performed up to 35% better than the Iris pro 6200 in the 3DMark Fire Strike Score by TechnicalCity. In the Passmark non-gaming benchmark, the M370X performed 26% better than the Iris Pro 6200.
In the gaming benchmarks, the Intel Iris pro performs similarly to GeForce 940M or a GT 750M. Many 2014/15 games are playable in the 1366×768 resolution although demanding games like Witcher 3 require lower settings. It hits up to 120 fps in GTA V low settings.
In Bioshock Infinite low settings, the Iris pro provides 86 fps in 1080p while the R9 M370X provides 85 fps in medium settings at 1366×768 resolution. In Fortnite, the R9 M370X performs 28% better than the Iris Pro with 95 fps aginst 75 fps in the Low settings 720p.
The benchmarks results show that the AMD Radeon M370X performs better than the Iris Pro, it is newer and has more shader processor units (640 vs 48). The Iris Pro Graphics 6200 has finer manufacturing technology (14 nm vs 28 nm). And, performs well for an integrated GPU. Overall, the two GPUs are good and you will be good to go with either. Hope you found our AMD Radeon R9 M370X vs Intel Iris Pro guide helpful. Let us know if you have any question. You can find our other graphics card comparison on our GCA homepage.