AMD Radeon R9 M385: specs and benchmarks

AMD Radeon R9 M385

Summary

AMD started Radeon R9 M385 sales 5 May 2015. This is GCN architecture notebook card based on 28 nm manufacturing process and primarily aimed at gamers. 4096 GB of GDDR5 memory clocked at 1.5 GHz are supplied, and together with 128 Bit memory interface this creates a bandwidth of 76.8 GB/s.

Compatibility-wise, this is card attached via PCIe 3.0 x16 interface.

It provides poor gaming and benchmark performance at 13.45 percent of a leader's which is AMD Radeon R9 390 X2.

General info

Of Radeon R9 M385's architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
Architecture
GCN
 
Code name
Strato
 
Type
Laptop
 
Release date
5 May 2015
 

Technical specs

Radeon R9 M385'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 M385's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
Boost Clock
1100 MHz
 
Transistor count
2,080 million
 
of 21100
Manufacturing process technology
28 nm
 
of 12
Texture fill rate
56.00
 
of 512 (Radeon Pro Duo)
Floating-point performance
1,792 gflops
 
of 16384 (Radeon Pro Duo)

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on Radeon R9 M385'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
medium sized
 
Bus support
PCIe 3.0
 
Interface
PCIe 3.0 x16
 

Memory specs

Parameters of memory installed on Radeon R9 M385: 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
GDDR5
 
Maximum RAM amount
4 GB
 
of 32
Memory bus width
128 Bit
 
of 8192 (FirePro S9300 X2)
Memory clock speed
1500 MHz
 
Memory bandwidth
76.8 GB/s
 
of 1024 (FirePro S9300 X2)
Shared memory
-
 

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on Radeon R9 M385.
Display Connectors
No outputs
 
Eyefinity
+
 

Technologies

Technological solutions and APIs supported by Radeon R9 M385. You'll probably need this information if you need some particular technology for your purposes.
FreeSync
+
 
HD3D
+
 
PowerTune
+
 
DualGraphics
+
 
TrueAudio
+
 
ZeroCore
+
 
Switchable graphics
+
 
DirectCompute 5.0
+
 

API support

APIs supported by Radeon R9 M385, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX
DirectX® 12
 
OpenGL
4.4
 
OpenCL
Not Listed
 
Mantle
+
 

Video card benchmarks performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Radeon R9 M385. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.
Overall benchmark performance
13.24
 
 
3DMark Fire Strike Graphics Score
3500
 
 

Relative perfomance

Overall Radeon R9 M385 performance compared to its nearest competitors. All GPU types participate.

NVIDIA equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Radeon R9 M385 from NVIDIA is GeForce GTX 950M, which is faster by 1% and lower by 1 position in our rating.

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