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R9 M295X vs RX 6600 XT
- Interface MXM-B (3.0)
- Core clock speed 723 MHz
- Max video memory 0
- Memory type Not Listed
- Memory clock speed 0
- Maximum resolution
- Interface PCIe 4.0 x8
- Core clock speed 1968
- Max video memory 8192 MB
- Memory type GDDR6
- Memory clock speed 16000
- Maximum resolution
Comparison of graphics card architecture, market segment, value for money and other general parameters.
|Place in performance rating||250||48|
|Value for money||no data||52.16|
|Architecture||GCN 3||Navi / RDNA2|
|GPU code name||Tonga||Navi 23|
|Release date||16 October 2014 (7 years ago)||30 July 2021 (less than a year ago)|
|Launch price (MSRP)||no data||$379|
|Price now||no data||$688|
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||2048||2048|
|Core clock speed||723 MHz||1968 MHz|
|Boost clock speed||no data||2589 MHz|
|Number of transistors||5,000 million||11,060 million|
|Manufacturing process technology||28 nm||7 nm|
|Thermal design power (TDP)||250 Watt||160 Watt|
|Texture fill rate||92.54||331.4|
|Floating-point performance||2,961 gflops||no data|
Compatibility, dimensions and requirements
Information on Radeon R9 M295X and Radeon RX 6600 XT 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.
|Laptop size||large||no data|
|Bus support||PCIe 3.0||no data|
|Interface||MXM-B (3.0)||PCIe 4.0 x8|
|Length||no data||190 mm|
|Supplementary power connectors||None||1x 8-pin|
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||Not Listed||GDDR6|
|Maximum RAM amount||no data||8 GB|
|Memory bus width||no data||128 Bit|
|Memory clock speed||no data||16000 MHz|
|Memory bandwidth||160.0 GB/s||256.0 GB/s|
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||No outputs||1x HDMI, 2x DisplayPort|
Supported technological solutions. This information will prove useful if you need some particular technology for your purposes.
|Switchable graphics||1||no data|
APIs supported, including particular versions of those APIs.
|DirectX||Not Listed||12.0 Ultimate (12_2)|
Non-gaming benchmark performance comparison. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.
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.
- 3DMark Cloud Gate GPU
- 3DMark Fire Strike Score
- 3DMark Fire Strike Graphics
- 3DMark 11 Performance GPU
- 3DMark Vantage Performance
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Cryptocurrency mining performance of Radeon R9 M295X and Radeon RX 6600 XT. Usually measured in megahashes per second.
|Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256)||392 Mh/s||no data|
Let's see how good the compared graphics cards are for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS.
Here are the average frames per second in a large set of popular games across different resolutions:
|The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt|| 37
|The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt|| 17
|The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt|| 14
Advantages and disadvantages
|Novelty||16 October 2014||30 July 2021|
|Chip lithography||28 nm||7 nm|
|Thermal design power (TDP)||250 Watt||160 Watt|
Judging by the results of synthetic and gaming tests, Technical City recommends
since it shows better performance.
Be aware that Radeon R9 M295X is a notebook card while Radeon RX 6600 XT is a desktop one.
Should you still have questions concerning choice between the reviewed GPUs, ask them in Comments section, and we shall answer.
Competitors of Radeon R9 M295X by NVIDIA
We believe that the nearest equivalent to Radeon R9 M295X from NVIDIA is GeForce GTX 860M SLI, which is slower by 4% and lower by 8 positions in our rating.
Here are some closest NVIDIA rivals to Radeon R9 M295X:
Competitors of Radeon RX 6600 XT by NVIDIA
The nearest Radeon RX 6600 XT's NVIDIA equivalent is GeForce RTX 2070, which is faster by 3% and higher by 3 positions in our rating.
Here are some closest NVIDIA rivals to Radeon RX 6600 XT:
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