AMD Radeon E8950 vs R9 M295X Mac Edition

AMD Radeon E8950
AMD Radeon R9 M295X Mac Edition

General info

Comparison of Radeon E8950 and Radeon R9 M295X Mac Edition architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
Architecture
GCN 3.0
 
GCN 3.0
Code name
Amethyst
 
Amethyst
Type
Desktop
 
Desktop
Release date
29 September 2015
 
23 November 2014

Technical specs

Radeon E8950 and Radeon R9 M295X Mac Edition'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 and Radeon R9 M295X Mac Edition's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
Pipelines
2048
 
2048
Core clock speed
735 MHz
 
850 MHz
Boost Clock
1000 MHz
 
n/d
Transistor count
5,000 million
 
5,000 million
Manufacturing process technology
28 nm
 
28 nm
Power consumption (TDP)
95 Watt
 
250 Watt
Texture fill rate
128.0 GTexel / s
 
108.8 GTexel / s
Floating-point performance
4,096 gflops
 
3,482 gflops

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on Radeon E8950 and Radeon R9 M295X Mac Edition 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)
 
MXM-B (3.0)
Supplementary power connectors
None
 
n/d

Memory

Parameters of memory installed on Radeon E8950 and Radeon R9 M295X Mac Edition: 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
 
GDDR5
Maximum RAM amount
8 GB
 
4 GB
Memory bus width
256 Bit
 
256 Bit
Memory clock speed
6000 MHz
 
5448 MHz
Memory bandwidth
192.0 GB / s
 
174.3 GB / s

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on Radeon E8950 and Radeon R9 M295X Mac Edition.
Display Connectors
No outputs
 
No outputs

API support

APIs supported by Radeon E8950 and Radeon R9 M295X Mac Edition, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX
12.0 (12_0)
 
12.0 (12_0)
OpenGL
4.6
 
4.6

Mining hashrates

Cryptocurrency mining performance of Radeon E8950 and Radeon R9 M295X Mac Edition. Usually measured in megahashes per second.
Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256)
326 Mh/s +1.2%
 
322 Mh/s −1.2%

Gaming performance

Let's see how good Radeon E8950 and Radeon R9 M295X Mac Edition are for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS.

Advantages of AMD Radeon E8950

Somewhat newer (29 September 2015 vs 23 November 2014)
Higher memory bandwidth (192 vs 174.3 GB/s)
Less power hungry (95 vs 250 watts)

Advantages of AMD Radeon R9 M295X Mac Edition

We are unaware of any advantages of AMD Radeon R9 M295X Mac Edition over AMD Radeon E8950.

So, E8950 or R9 M295X Mac Edition?

Technical City couldn't decide between AMD Radeon E8950 and AMD Radeon R9 M295X Mac Edition. We've got no test results to judge.
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