AMD Radeon R9 255 OEM vs RX Vega 64 Liquid Cooling

General info

Comparison of Radeon R9 255 OEM and Radeon RX Vega 64 Liquid Cooling architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
not rated
 
not rated
Architecture
GCN 1.0
 
GCN 5.0
Code name
Cape Verde
 
Vega 10
Type
Desktop
 
Desktop
Release date
21 December 2013
 
7 August 2017
Launch price (MSRP)
no data
 
$699
Price now
no data
 
$246

Technical specs

Radeon R9 255 OEM and Radeon RX Vega 64 Liquid Cooling's general performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU core clock, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of Radeon R9 255 OEM and Radeon RX Vega 64 Liquid Cooling's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
Pipelines
512
 
4096
Core clock speed
900 MHz
 
1408 MHz
Boost Clock
930 MHz
 
1668 MHz
Transistor count
1,500 million
 
12,500 million
Manufacturing process technology
28 nm
 
14 nm
Power consumption (TDP)
65 Watt
 
345 Watt
Texture fill rate
29.76
 
427.0
Floating-point performance
952.3 gflops
 
14,336 gflops

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on Radeon R9 255 OEM and Radeon RX Vega 64 Liquid Cooling 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
 
PCIe 3.0 x16
Length
no data
 
282 mm
Supplementary power connectors
1x 6-pin
 
2x 8-pin

Memory

Parameters of memory installed on Radeon R9 255 OEM and Radeon RX Vega 64 Liquid Cooling: 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
 
HBM2
Maximum RAM amount
2 GB
 
8 GB
Memory bus width
128 Bit
 
2048 Bit
Memory clock speed
4600 MHz
 
1890 MHz
Memory bandwidth
73.6 GB/s
 
483.8 GB/s

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on Radeon R9 255 OEM and Radeon RX Vega 64 Liquid Cooling. As a rule, this section is relevant only for desktop reference video cards, since for notebook ones the availability of certain video outputs depends on the laptop model.
Display Connectors
No outputs
 
1x HDMI, 3x DisplayPort
HDMI
-
 
+

API support

APIs supported by Radeon R9 255 OEM and Radeon RX Vega 64 Liquid Cooling, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX
12 (11_1)
 
12 (12_1)
Shader Model
5.1
 
6.4
OpenGL
4.6
 
4.6
OpenCL
1.2
 
2.0
Vulkan
1.2.131
 
1.1.125

Mining hashrates

Cryptocurrency mining performance of Radeon R9 255 OEM and Radeon RX Vega 64 Liquid Cooling. Usually measured in megahashes per second.
Ethereum / ETH (DaggerHashimoto)
no data
 
33.1 Mh/s

Advantages of AMD Radeon R9 255 OEM

Less power hungry (65 vs 345 watts)

Advantages of AMD Radeon RX Vega 64 Liquid Cooling

Much newer (7 August 2017 vs 21 December 2013)
Wider memory bus (2048 vs 128 bit)
More pipelines (4096 vs 512)
Higher memory bandwidth (483.8 vs 73.6 GB/s)
Finer manufacturing process technology (14 vs 28 nm)

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