AMD Radeon R9 M295X: specs and benchmarks

AMD Radeon R9 M295X

Summary

AMD started Radeon R9 M295X sales 16 October 2014. This is GCN 3 architecture notebook card based on 28 nm manufacturing process and primarily aimed at gamers. of Not Listed memory clocked at are supplied, and together with memory interface this creates a bandwidth of 160.0 GB/s.

Compatibility-wise, this is card attached via MXM-B (3.0) interface. Power consumption is at 250 Watt.

It provides poor gaming and benchmark performance at 19.43 percent of a leader's which is NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti.

General info

Of Radeon R9 M295X's architecture, market type and release date.

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Architecture
GCN 3
 
GPU code name
Tonga
 
Market segment
Laptop
 
Launch date
16 October 2014 (6 years ago)
 

Technical specs

Radeon R9 M295X's general performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU base clock, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of Radeon R9 M295X's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.

Pipelines / CUDA cores
2048
 
of 10752 (GA102)
Core clock speed
723 MHz
 
Number of transistors
5,000 million
 
Manufacturing process technology
28 nm
 
Thermal design power (TDP)
250 Watt
 
of 900 (Tesla S2050)
Texture fill rate
92.54
 
Floating-point performance
2,961 gflops
 
of 2918.4 (GRID K340)

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on Radeon R9 M295X's compatibility with other computer components. Useful when choosing a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. 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.

Laptop size
large
 
Bus support
PCIe 3.0
 
Interface
MXM-B (3.0)
 
Supplementary power connectors
None
 

Memory

Parameters of memory installed on Radeon R9 M295X: 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
Not Listed
 
Memory bandwidth
160.0 GB/s
 
of 1024 (Radeon VII)
Shared memory
-
 

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on Radeon R9 M295X. 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
 

Technologies

Technological solutions and APIs supported by Radeon R9 M295X. You'll probably need this information if you need some particular technology for your purposes.

FreeSync
+
 
HD3D
+
 
PowerTune
+
 
DualGraphics
+
 
ZeroCore
+
 
Switchable graphics
+
 

API support

APIs supported by Radeon R9 M295X, sometimes including their particular versions.

DirectX
Not Listed
 
Shader Model
6.3
 
OpenGL
4.4
 
OpenCL
Not Listed
 
Mantle
+
 

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmark performance of Radeon R9 M295X. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall score

This is our combined benchmark performance rating. We are regularly improving our combining algorithms, but if you find some perceived inconsistencies, feel free to speak up in comments section, we usually fix problems quickly.

19.43

3DMark Cloud Gate GPU

Cloud Gate is an outdated DirectX 11 feature level 10 benchmark that was used for home PCs and basic notebooks. It displays a few scenes of some weird space teleportation device launching spaceships into unknown, using fixed resolution of 1280x720. Just like Ice Storm benchmark, it has been discontinued in January 2020 and replaced by 3DMark Night Raid.

38132

3DMark Fire Strike Score

5941

3DMark Fire Strike Graphics

Fire Strike is a DirectX 11 benchmark for gaming PCs. It features two separate tests displaying a fight between a humanoid and a fiery creature seemingly made of lava. Using 1920x1080 resolution, Fire Strike shows off some realistic enough graphics and is quite taxing on hardware.

6591

3DMark 11 Performance GPU

3DMark 11 is an obsolete DirectX 11 benchmark by Futuremark. It used four tests based on two scenes, one being few submarines exploring the submerged wreck of a sunken ship, the other is an abandoned temple deep in the jungle. All the tests are heavy with volumetric lighting and tessellation, and despite being done in 1280x720 resolution, are relatively taxing. Discontinued in January 2020, 3DMark 11 is now superseded by Time Spy.

8851

3DMark Vantage Performance

3DMark Vantage is an outdated DirectX 10 benchmark using 1280x1024 screen resolution. It taxes the graphics card with two scenes, one depicting a girl escaping some militarized base located within a sea cave, the other displaying a space fleet attack on a defenseless planet. It was discontinued in April 2017, and Time Spy benchmark is now recommended to be used instead.

29972

Passmark

This is probably the most ubiquitous benchmark, part of Passmark PerformanceTest suite. It gives the graphics card a thorough evaluation under various load, providing four separate benchmarks for Direct3D versions 9, 10, 11 and 12 (the last being done in 4K resolution if possible), and few more tests engaging DirectCompute capabilities.

5150

Mining hashrates

Cryptocurrency mining performance of Radeon R9 M295X. Usually measured in megahashes per second.

Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256)
392 Mh/s
 
 

Game benchmarks

Let's see how good Radeon R9 M295X is for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in frames per second. Comparisons with game system requirements are included, but remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect reality inaccurately.

This video card matches 94% minimum and 81% recommended requirements of all games known to us.

Minimum
94%
Recommended
81%
Minimum
94%
Recommended
81%

Here are the average frames per second in a large set of popular games across different resolutions:

1080p
 
48
 
4K
 
31
 

NVIDIA equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Radeon R9 M295X from NVIDIA is GeForce GTX 860M SLI, which is slower by 5% and lower by 8 positions in our rating.

Here are some closest NVIDIA rivals to Radeon R9 M295X:

Similar GPUs

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