AMD Radeon R9 M295X vs R9 M390X

AMD Radeon R9 M295X
AMD Radeon R9 M390X

General info

Comparison of Radeon R9 M295X and Radeon R9 M390X architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
Architecture
GCN 3.0
 
GCN 3.0
Code name
Amethyst
 
Amethyst
Type
Laptop
 
Laptop
Release date
23 November 2014
 
5 May 2015

Technical specs

Radeon R9 M295X and Radeon R9 M390X'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 M295X and Radeon R9 M390X's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
Pipelines
2048
 
2048
Core clock speed
723 MHz
 
723 MHz
Transistor count
5,000 million
 
5,000 million
Manufacturing process technology
28 nm
 
28 nm
Power consumption (TDP)
250 Watt
 
75 Watt
Texture fill rate
92.54 GTexel / s
 
92.54 GTexel / s
Floating-point performance
2,961 gflops
 
2,961 gflops

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on Radeon R9 M295X and Radeon R9 M390X 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
 
large
Bus support
PCIe 3.0
 
PCIe 3.0
Interface
MXM-B (3.0)
 
PCIe 3.0 x16
Supplementary power connectors
None
 
None

Memory

Parameters of memory installed on Radeon R9 M295X and Radeon R9 M390X: 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
 
GDDR5
Maximum RAM amount
n/d
 
4 GB
Memory bus width
n/d
 
256 Bit
Memory bandwidth
160.0 GB / s
 
160.0 GB / s
Shared memory
-
 
-

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on Radeon R9 M295X and Radeon R9 M390X.
Display Connectors
No outputs
 
No outputs
Eyefinity
-
 
+

Technologies

Technological solutions and APIs supported by Radeon R9 M295X and Radeon R9 M390X. 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 and Radeon R9 M390X, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX
Not Listed
 
DirectX® 12
OpenGL
4.4
 
4.4
OpenCL
Not Listed
 
Not Listed
Vulkan
-
 
+
Mantle
+
 
+

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Radeon R9 M295X and Radeon R9 M390X. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

R9 M295X 21.58
R9 M390X 21.58

3DMark 11 Performance GPU

R9 M295X 8851
R9 M390X 9448 +6.7%

Passmark

R9 M295X 5150 +18.2%
R9 M390X 4356

Rendering quality tests

GFXBench render quality
4502 +0%
 
4502 +0%
GFXBench high precision render quality
4502 +0%
 
4502 +0%

Mining hashrates

Cryptocurrency mining performance of Radeon R9 M295X and Radeon R9 M390X. Usually measured in megahashes per second.
Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256)
392 Mh/s
 
n/d

Gaming performance

Let's see how good Radeon R9 M295X and Radeon R9 M390X are for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS.

Advantages of AMD Radeon R9 M295X

We are unaware of any advantages of AMD Radeon R9 M295X over AMD Radeon R9 M390X.

Advantages of AMD Radeon R9 M390X

Somewhat newer (5 May 2015 vs 23 November 2014)
Less power hungry (75 vs 250 watts)
DirectX 12
OpenCL 1.2 (Open Computing Language - an API for GPU usage in arbitrary calculations, e.g. for physics simulation)
OpenGL 4.3 (Open Graphics Library - an API for 3D graphics and GPUs usage)
Vulkan (a contemporary API for graphics acceleration, based on now-discontinued Mantle)
Mantle (an API developed by AMD for 3D graphics acceleration. Discontinued and later superceded by Vulkan)
Eyefinity (allows using several displays with an AMD GPU)

So, R9 M295X or R9 M390X?

Technical City couldn't decide between AMD Radeon R9 M295X and AMD Radeon R9 M390X. The differences in performance seem too small.
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