AMD Radeon R9 390 X2 vs Apple M1 GPU

General info

Comparison of graphics card architecture, market segment, value for money and other general parameters.

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Architecture
GCN 2.0
 
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GPU code name
Grenada
 
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Market segment
Desktop
 
Laptop
Launch date
3 September 2015 (5 years ago)
 
10 November 2020 (less than a year ago)
Launch price (MSRP)
$1,399
 
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Price now
$225 (0.2x MSRP)
 
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Technical specs

General performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU core base clock and boost clock speeds, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider their benchmark and gaming test results. Note that power consumption of some graphics cards can well exceed their nominal TDP, especially when overclocked.

Pipelines / CUDA cores
2560
 
8
Core clock speed
1000 MHz
 
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Number of transistors
6,200 million
 
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Manufacturing process technology
28 nm
 
5 nm
Thermal design power (TDP)
580 Watt
 
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Texture fill rate
160.0
 
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Floating-point performance
2x 5,120 gflops
 
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Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on Radeon R9 390 X2 and Apple M1 GPU 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). For notebook video cards it's notebook size, connection slot and bus, if the video card is inserted into a slot instead of being soldered to the notebook motherboard.

Interface
PCIe 3.0 x16
 
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Supplementary power connectors
4x 8-pin
 
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Memory

Parameters of memory installed: its type, size, bus, clock and resulting bandwidth. Note that GPUs integrated into processors have no dedicated VRAM and use a shared part of system RAM.

Memory type
GDDR5
 
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Maximum RAM amount
8 GB
 
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Memory bus width
512 Bit
 
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Memory clock speed
5400 MHz
 
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Memory bandwidth
345.6 GB/s
 
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Shared memory
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Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on the reviewed GPUs. As a rule, data in this section is precise only for desktop reference ones (so-called Founders Edition for NVIDIA chips). OEM manufacturers may change the number and type of output ports, while for notebook cards availability of certain video outputs ports depends on the laptop model rather than on the card itself.

Display Connectors
2x DVI, 1x HDMI, 1x DisplayPort
 
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HDMI
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API support

APIs supported, including particular versions of those APIs.

DirectX
12 (12_0)
 
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Shader Model
6.3
 
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OpenGL
4.6
 
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OpenCL
2.0
 
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Vulkan
1.2.131
 
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Mining hashrates

Cryptocurrency mining performance of Radeon R9 390 X2 and Apple M1 GPU. Usually measured in megahashes per second.

Ethereum / ETH (DaggerHashimoto)
57 Mh/s
 
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Competitors of Radeon R9 390 X2 from NVIDIA

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Radeon R9 390 X2 from NVIDIA is GeForce GTX TITAN Z.

Here are some closest NVIDIA rivals to Radeon R9 390 X2:

Advantages of AMD Radeon R9 390 X2

More pipelines (2560 vs 8)

Advantages of Apple M1 GPU

Much newer (10 November 2020 vs 3 September 2015)

Finer manufacturing process technology (5 vs 28 nm)

So, which one is the better GPU?

Technical City couldn't decide between AMD Radeon R9 390 X2 and Apple M1 GPU. We've got no test results to judge.

Be aware that Radeon R9 390 X2 is a desktop card while Apple M1 GPU is a notebook one.

Should you still have questions concerning choice between the reviewed GPUs, ask them in Comments section, and we shall answer.

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