ASUS Radeon R7 360 OC Graphics Card Review

What card looks bigger than it actually is? It’s t he ASUS Radeon R7 360.

ASUS Radeon R7 360 OC Graphics Card Review

The ASUS Radeon R7 360 looks longer than most graphics card, this is simply because of the dual-fan cooling system.

ASUS Radeon R7 360 OC Graphics Card Review

Once viewed from the top you’ll realize that the card is like someone wearing longer pants or shirt than needed, not that it’s a bad thing though but the long cooler could make it a little difficult to install in tight spaces.

ASUS Radeon R7 360 OC Graphics Card Review

Here are the I/O ports on the card, being a low end card it still comes with DVI port.

ASUS Radeon R7 360 OC Graphics Card Review

More details at the official product page.

Test Setup

Processor Intel Core i7-5960X
RAM Apacer Blade Fire 2x 8GB DDR4 2400Mhz @ 3000Mhz
Motherboard ASRock X99 OC Formula
Power Supply Cooler Master V850
Operating System Windows 10 64bit

Here’s the GPU-Z of the card.

ASUS Radeon R7 360 OC Graphics Card Review

Benchmarks

Unigine Heaven 4.0

Heaven 4.0
*NOTE : Details are set to maximum.

Card 1080p (avg)
ASUS R7 360 16.9
MSI R7 360 17.2

Metro Last Light

Heaven 4.0

Card 1080p (avg)
ASUS R7 360 27
MSI R7 360 28

Bioshock Infinite

Bioshock Infinite
Settings are at
2 – UltraDX11_DDOF | 2 – Custom | 1 – 16:9 | 4 – FullHD / 4K

Card 1080p (avg)
ASUS R7 360 41

*I seem to be getting faster numbers than my previous benchmarks, I don’t know whether the boost is from the latest driver.

Shadow of Mordor

Heaven 4.0
Settings : Set to ULTRA, V-sync OFF.

Card 1080p (avg)
ASUS R7 360 31
MSI R7 360 33

*Strange but it seems like the R7 360 is faster, perhaps due to the newer drivers.

Grand Theft Auto V

Grand Theft Auto V
Settings : Every option to the MAX setting available.

Card 1080p (avg)
ASUS R7 360 13
MSI R7 360 14
PowerColor R7 370 21

The Division

The Division
Settings : Set to ULTRA, V-sync OFF.

Card 1080p (avg)
ASUS R7 360 23
MSI R7 360 24

The numbers here seemed awkward, considering that the R7 360 is faster in many test. I can only suspect it is due to the improvements on the driver side.

Temperature

Furmark Burn-in Test was used to stress the card. Fan settings are at Auto. Room set to ~25c.

Card Idle(°C) Load (°C)
ASUS R7 360 30 79
ASUS R7 360 (Full RPM) 28 65

The fan hovers at around 44% on AUTO settings where the noise level is silent.

Power Consumption

The stress was done with Furmark Burn-in Test. Power consumption reading was taken from the watt-meter, actual power draw by the entire system from the wall point. I’m using an Cooler Master V850 with around 90% efficiency and the estimated system power draw (CPU, not including GPU) during Furmark test is 80w.

Card MSI RADEON R7 360 2GD5 OC Graphics Card Review
Furmark Burn-in 166
Estimated Actual System Draw 149
Estimated Card Power Draw 69

The power draw is very close to 75W which is not surprising to see it requires a 6-pin power connector, just in case.

The Verdict

The ASUS Radeon R7 360 OC 2GD5 OC retails at RM 579, not cheap for an R7 370 card considering one from MSI retails for far less (at about RM 500) but what you get with this card is a bunch better cooler, meaning it runs more silent on load.

It’s pretty difficult to recommend this card because ASUS sells the GTX 750 Ti model at RM 599, it costs just a bit more but you do get more performance out of the GTX 750 Ti.

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