R9 M295X vs RX 6600 XT

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AMD Radeon R9 M295X
Radeon R9 M295X
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  • Interface MXM-B (3.0)
  • Core clock speed 723 MHz
  • Max video memory 0
  • Memory type Not Listed
  • Memory clock speed 0
  • Maximum resolution
AMD Radeon RX 6600 XT
Radeon RX 6600 XT
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  • Interface PCIe 4.0 x8
  • Core clock speed 1968
  • Max video memory 8192 MB
  • Memory type GDDR6
  • Memory clock speed 16000
  • Maximum resolution
Price now 688$
Games supported 100%
Graphics card Graphics card AMD Radeon R9 M295X vs AMD Radeon RX 6600 XT

General info

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

Place in performance rating25048
Value for moneyno data52.16
ArchitectureGCN 3Navi / RDNA2
GPU code nameTongaNavi 23
Market segmentLaptopDesktop
Release date16 October 2014 (7 years ago)30 July 2021 (less than a year ago)
Launch price (MSRP)no data$379
Price nowno data$688
Value for money

To get the index we compare the characteristics of video cards and their relative prices.

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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 cores20482048
Core clock speed723 MHz1968 MHz
Boost clock speedno data2589 MHz
Number of transistors5,000 million11,060 million
Manufacturing process technology28 nm7 nm
Thermal design power (TDP)250 Watt160 Watt
Texture fill rate92.54331.4
Floating-point performance2,961 gflopsno 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 sizelargeno data
Bus supportPCIe 3.0no data
InterfaceMXM-B (3.0)PCIe 4.0 x8
Lengthno data190 mm
Supplementary power connectorsNone1x 8-pin

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 typeNot ListedGDDR6
Maximum RAM amountno data8 GB
Memory bus widthno data128 Bit
Memory clock speedno data16000 MHz
Memory bandwidth160.0 GB/s256.0 GB/s
Shared memory--

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 ConnectorsNo outputs1x HDMI, 2x DisplayPort
HDMIno data+

Technologies

Supported technological solutions. This information will prove useful if you need some particular technology for your purposes.

AppAcceleration-no data
Enduro-no data
FreeSync1no data
HD3D+no data
PowerTune+no data
DualGraphics1no data
TrueAudio-no data
ZeroCore+no data
Switchable graphics1no data

API support

APIs supported, including particular versions of those APIs.

DirectXNot Listed12.0 Ultimate (12_2)
Shader Model6.36.5
OpenGL4.44.6
OpenCLNot Listed2.1
Vulkanno data1.2
Mantle+no data

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmark performance comparison. 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.

R9 M295X 19.32
RX 6600 XT 58.83
+205%
  • 3DMark Cloud Gate GPU
  • 3DMark Fire Strike Score
  • 3DMark Fire Strike Graphics
  • 3DMark 11 Performance GPU
  • 3DMark Vantage Performance
  • Passmark

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.

R9 M295X 38132
RX 6600 XT 156297
+310%
R9 M295X 5941
RX 6600 XT 25652
+332%

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.

R9 M295X 6591
RX 6600 XT 28342
+330%

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.

R9 M295X 8851
RX 6600 XT 39051
+341%

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.

R9 M295X 29972
RX 6600 XT 88163
+194%

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.

R9 M295X 5150
RX 6600 XT 15685
+205%

Mining hashrates

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

Gaming performance

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:

1080p48
−179%
134
+179%
1440pno data79
4K31
−41.9%
44
+41.9%

1920x1080
High Preset

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 37
−376%
176
+376%

1920x1080
Ultra Preset

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 17
−482%
99
+482%

3840x2160
High Preset

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 14
−286%
54
+286%

Advantages and disadvantages


Performance rating 19.32 58.83
Novelty 16 October 2014 30 July 2021
Memory bandwidth 160 256
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

AMD Radeon RX 6600 XT
AMD Radeon RX 6600 XT

since it shows better performance.

Be aware that Radeon R9 M295X is a notebook card while Radeon RX 6600 XT is a desktop one.


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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.

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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.

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 GeForce RTX 2070
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