AMD Radeon HD 7870 XT vs R9 M395 Mac Edition

AMD Radeon HD 7870 XT
AMD Radeon R9 M395 Mac Edition

General info

Comparison of Radeon HD 7870 XT and Radeon R9 M395 Mac Edition architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
not rated
Value for money (0-100)
20.62
 
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Architecture
GCN 1.0
 
GCN 2.0
Code name
Tahiti
 
Grenada
Type
Desktop
 
Desktop
Release date
19 November 2012
 
5 May 2015
Launch price (MSRP)
$270
 
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Price now
$255
 
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Technical specs

Radeon HD 7870 XT and Radeon R9 M395 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 HD 7870 XT and Radeon R9 M395 Mac Edition's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
Pipelines
1536
 
1792
Core clock speed
925 MHz
 
834 MHz
Boost Clock
975 MHz
 
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Transistor count
4,313 million
 
6,200 million
Manufacturing process technology
28 nm
 
28 nm
Power consumption (TDP)
185 Watt
 
250 Watt
Texture fill rate
93.6 GTexel / s
 
93.41 GTexel / s
Floating-point performance
2,995 gflops
 
2,989 gflops

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on Radeon HD 7870 XT and Radeon R9 M395 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
PCIe 3.0 x16
 
MXM-B (3.0)
Length
267 mm
 
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Supplementary power connectors
2x 6-pin
 
None

Memory

Parameters of memory installed on Radeon HD 7870 XT and Radeon R9 M395 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
2 GB
 
4 GB
Memory bus width
256 Bit
 
256 Bit
Memory clock speed
6000 MHz
 
5460 MHz
Memory bandwidth
192.0 GB / s
 
174.7 GB / s

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on Radeon HD 7870 XT and Radeon R9 M395 Mac Edition.
Display Connectors
1x DVI, 1x HDMI, 2x mini-DisplayPort
 
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API support

APIs supported by Radeon HD 7870 XT and Radeon R9 M395 Mac Edition, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX
12.0 (11_1)
 
12.0 (12_0)
OpenGL
4.6
 
4.6

Mining hashrates

Cryptocurrency mining performance of Radeon HD 7870 XT and Radeon R9 M395 Mac Edition. Usually measured in megahashes per second.
Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256)
346 Mh/s
 
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Ethereum / ETH (DaggerHashimoto)
14.5 Mh/s
 
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Advantages of AMD Radeon HD 7870 XT

Higher memory bandwidth (192 vs 174.7 GB/s)
Less power hungry (185 vs 250 watts)

Advantages of AMD Radeon R9 M395 Mac Edition

Much newer (5 May 2015 vs 19 November 2012)
More pipelines (1792 vs 1536)

So, HD 7870 XT or R9 M395 Mac Edition?

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