The first photo of the reference AMD Radeon R7 370 has been posted on the Chiphell forums. The picture of the card actually allows us to confirm a few different things about the card and that it will be based off a chip that has been on the market for 3 years.
The AMD Radeon R7 370 will be based off the Pitcairn core architecture, which was actually renamed Curacao during the launch of the Radeon 200 series. We don’t expect AMD to rename the chip, but the naming has changed a little. AMD will be calling this card part of its Radeon R7 series rather than Radeon R9 series as there is a very large performance gap between the two. We believe AMD is using a Pitcairn in this card because in the photo we can see a single CrossFire connector. So it is expected that this card is a Pitcairn-based rebrand.
The card draws power from a single 6pin PCI-Express connector. Display outputs include dual DVI, HDMI, and DisplayPort. The card features that same design elements as we have seen on the higher-end Fiji cards. There are two Radeon logos on the card, we are not sure if they will light up or not. There is a single blower fan at the end of the card to keep things cool.
The card is aimed to take on the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 750 Ti card and according to the above performance slide it will deliver 20% more performance.
AMD’s Radeon 300 series will launch June 16th.