MSI Radeon R7 370 Gaming 2GB Video Card Review

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MSI R7 370 Gaming 2G Video Card Overclocking

MSI Radeon R7 370 GAMING 2GB

We spent a day trying to overclock the MSI Radeon R7 370 Gaming video card and we couldn’t do it! We first tried using AMD Catalyst Control Center and maxed out GPU clock settings at 1150MHz and the memory clock at 1500MHz and the 3D Mark Fire Strike score didn’t budge. We were still getting right around 5475 points!

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The main tab of GPU-Z showed that the GPU clocks were running higher, but when we looked at the sensors we found that neither the core or memory clocks were changed and it appears the card was locked at the stock speeds.

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We then gave MSI AfterBurner a shot and again found that overclocked was limited to 1150 MHz core and 1500 MHz on the 2GB of GDDR5 memory. We applied the OC settings on our Windows 10 test system with AMD Catalyst 15.8 drivers and again found that the overclock was showing that it was set in the utilities, but the sensors of both Afterburner and GPU-Z showed otherwise again. Other sites have overclocked this card, so we aren’t sure why ours wouldn’t! If you have any ideas please feel free to leave a comment below!

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  • Nathan

    Bit less than 950, hence the large price drop these days. R7 370 is the most power per dollar of any gaming card at the moment.

  • Didn’t know if its the exact sample, but I did run into same troubles OC this MSI, seems to be on full lockdown but beside a glitch in firmware (since others managed to apply some OC) http://www.pcmhz.com/teste-reviews/placi-video/4021-msi-r7-370-gaming-2g-review

  • Sviat A

    Well, 40dB is not very silent. When sit in a silent room, that will become too noisy.

    On the other hand, this is not too bad. For example, I have a Chieftec PSU, and it seems it wants to fly somewhere when working.

    Anyway, I like this card for its price and performance (http://hardware.nl/msi/v305-030r.html).

    • 40dB is a good margin for a silent VGA, of course, you can have one with passive cooling 🙂 Anyway, on a full desktop setup you’ll have other components that are a bit beyond 40dB (PSU, CPU cooler etc).

      • Sviat A

        NO!))))
        I would like to have a system that doesn’t sound louder than 35dB, that is nearly perfect quiet noise))) You could even sleep.