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 15.12 percent of a leader's which is NVIDIA Quadro RTX 6000.

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
 
Core clock speed
735 MHz
 
of 1620 (Quadro RTX 5000)
Boost Clock
1000 MHz
 
of 1815 (Quadro RTX 5000)
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
 
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

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
 
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

Video card benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Radeon E8950. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

15.12

Mining hashrates

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

Game benchmarks

Let's see how good Radeon E8950 is for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS. Comparisons with system requirements are included, but remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect real performance inaccurately.
Fortnite

Fortnite

2018
Fortnite

Official system requirements

Radeon E8950 performance compared to Fortnite official system requirements.

E8950
minimum Athlon 64 2000+
recommended Athlon 64 2000+
Playerunknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG)

Playerunknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG)

2017
Playerunknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG)

Official system requirements

Radeon E8950 performance compared to Playerunknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG) official system requirements.

E8950
minimum Athlon 64 2000+
recommended Athlon 64 2000+
Overwatch

Overwatch

2016
Overwatch

Official system requirements

Radeon E8950 performance compared to Overwatch official system requirements.

E8950
minimum Athlon 64 2000+
recommended Athlon 64 2000+
GTA V

GTA V

2015
GTA V

Official system requirements

Radeon E8950 performance compared to GTA V official system requirements.

E8950
minimum Athlon 64 2000+
recommended Athlon 64 2000+
Rainbow Six Siege

Rainbow Six Siege

2015
Rainbow Six Siege

Official system requirements

Radeon E8950 performance compared to Rainbow Six Siege official system requirements.

E8950
minimum Athlon 64 2000+
recommended Athlon 64 2000+
Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft

Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft

2014
Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft

Official system requirements

Radeon E8950 performance compared to Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft official system requirements.

E8950
minimum Athlon 64 2000+
recommended Athlon 64 2000+
Dota 2

Dota 2

2013
Dota 2

Official system requirements

Radeon E8950 performance compared to Dota 2 official system requirements.

E8950
minimum Athlon 64 2000+
Counter-Strike: GO

Counter-Strike: GO

2012
Counter-Strike: GO

Official system requirements

Radeon E8950 performance compared to Counter-Strike: GO official system requirements.

E8950
recommended Athlon 64 2000+
League of Legends

League of Legends

2009
League of Legends

Official system requirements

Radeon E8950 performance compared to League of Legends official system requirements.

E8950
minimum Athlon 64 2000+
recommended Athlon 64 2000+
Minecraft

Minecraft

2009
Minecraft

Official system requirements

Radeon E8950 performance compared to Minecraft official system requirements.

E8950
minimum Athlon 64 2000+
recommended Athlon 64 2000+

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 750, which is faster by 2% and higher by 3 positions in our rating.

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