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Compare 2D-performance of two cards (2009 and 2016 years). The old video card is faster!

Question asked by radeongamer on May 18, 2018
Latest reply on May 18, 2018 by ray_m

New Experiments.

Compare 2D performance of two graphics cards (2009 and 2016 years) in one PC.


Date: May 18, 2018


OS: Windows 7 SP1 Ultimate, built-in "Windows Classic Theme"

CPU: Intel i5-6500 3.2 GHz


Experiment 1

- Old graphic card: PowerColor HD4670 (2009 release)

- Driver: Catalyst v13.9


Experiment 2

- New graphic card: ASUS Radeon R7 360 2G (2016 release)

- Driver: Crimson v18.4.1





foobar2000 -

2D Test (2DTest32.exe + source code) -

2DTest draws a grid of lines of black, red and blue colors (sequentially) and calculates the draws time.





Experiment 1

20180518_000128.avi -

Good performance.


Experiment 2

20180518_014357.avi -

Low performance. Slide show.



Old HD4670 (2009 release) in the 2D mode has 10 times higher performance than the R7 360 (2016 release).

It's buulshit!!!


Please, correct RADEON driver 2D performance on the classic Windows 7 theme.