AMD Radeon E8950: specs and benchmarks

AMD Radeon E8950

Summary

AMD started Radeon E8950 sales 29 September 2015. This is GCN 3.0 architecture desktop card based on 28 nm manufacturing process and primarily aimed at gamers. 8 GB of GDDR5 memory clocked at 6 GHz are supplied, and together with 256 Bit memory interface this creates a bandwidth of 192.0 GB / s.

Compatibility-wise, this is MXM Module card attached via MXM-B (3.0) interface. No additional power connector is required, and power consumption is at 95 Watt.

It provides poor gaming and benchmark performance at 22.67 percent of a leader's which is NVIDIA TITAN V.

General info

Of Radeon E8950's architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
Architecture
GCN 3.0
 
Code name
Amethyst
 
Type
Desktop
 
Release date
29 September 2015
 

Technical specs

Radeon E8950's general performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU core clock, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of Radeon E8950's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
Pipelines
2048
 
of 8192 (Radeon Pro Duo)
Core clock speed
735 MHz
 
Boost Clock
1000 MHz
 
Transistor count
5,000 million
 
of 21100
Manufacturing process technology
28 nm
 
Power consumption (TDP)
95 Watt
 
of 900 (Tesla S2050)
Texture fill rate
128.0 GTexel / s
 
of 512 (Radeon Pro Duo)
Floating-point performance
4,096 gflops
 
of 16384 (Radeon Pro Duo)

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on Radeon E8950's compatibility with other computer components. Useful when choosing a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. For desktop video cards it's interface and bus (motherboard compatibility), additional power connectors (power supply compatibility).
Interface
MXM-B (3.0)
 
Supplementary power connectors
None
 

Memory specs

Parameters of memory installed on Radeon E8950: its type, size, bus, clock and resulting bandwidth. Note that GPUs integrated into processors don't have dedicated memory and use a shared part of system RAM.
Memory type
GDDR5
 
Maximum RAM amount
8 GB
 
of 32
Memory bus width
256 Bit
 
of 8192 (Radeon Pro Duo)
Memory clock speed
6000 MHz
 
of 14000
Memory bandwidth
192.0 GB / s
 
of 1024 (Radeon Pro Duo)

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on Radeon E8950.
Display Connectors
No outputs
 

API support

APIs supported by Radeon E8950, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX
12.0 (12_0)
 
OpenGL
4.5
 
of 4.6

Mining hashrates

Cryptocurrency mining performance of Radeon E8950. Usually measured in megahashes per second.
Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256)
326 Mh/s
 
 

Relative perfomance

Overall Radeon E8950 performance compared to its nearest competitors. All GPU types participate.

NVIDIA equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Radeon E8950 from NVIDIA is GeForce GTX 760, which is nearly equal in speed and lower by 1 position in our rating.

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