AMD Radeon R9 M385: specs and benchmarks

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AMD Radeon R9 M385
Radeon R9 M385
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  • Interface PCIe 3.0 x16
  • Core clock speed
  • Max video memory 4096 MB
  • Memory type GDDR5
  • Memory clock speed 1500
  • Maximum resolution
Year of release 2015
Performance 6.85

Summary

AMD started Radeon R9 M385 sales 16 June 2015. This is GCN architecture notebook card based on 28 nm manufacturing process and primarily aimed at gamers. 4 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

6.85%

of a leader's which is NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti.

General info

Of Radeon R9 M385's architecture, market segment and release date.

Place in performance rating491
Value for money0.75
ArchitectureGCN
GPU code nameStrato
Market segmentLaptop
Release date16 June 2015 (6 years ago)
Price now$999 of 12999 (Quadro GV100)
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Technical specs

Radeon R9 M385'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 M385's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.

Pipelines / CUDA cores896of 15360 (Radeon RX 7900 XT)
Boost clock speed1100 MHzof 2903 (Radeon Pro W6600)
Number of transistors2,080 millionof 14400 (GeForce GTX 1080 SLI Mobile)
Manufacturing process technology28 nmof 5 (Apple M1 GPU)
Texture fill rate56.00of 779.2 (Radeon RX 6900 XTX)
Floating-point performance1,792 gflopsof 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 sizemedium sized
Bus supportPCIe 3.0
InterfacePCIe 3.0 x16

Memory

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 typeGDDR5
Maximum RAM amount4 GBof 128 (Radeon Instinct MI250X)
Memory bus width128 Bitof 8192 (Radeon Instinct MI250X)
Memory clock speed1500 MHzof 19500 (GeForce RTX 3090)
Memory bandwidth76.8 GB/sof 14400 (Radeon R7 M260)
Shared memory-

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on Radeon R9 M385. 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 ConnectorsNo outputs
Eyefinity1

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.

AppAcceleration-
Enduro-
FreeSync1
HD3D+
PowerTune+
DualGraphics1
TrueAudio+
ZeroCore+
Switchable graphics1

API support

APIs supported by Radeon R9 M385, sometimes including their particular versions.

DirectXDirectX® 12
Shader Model6.3
OpenGL4.4of 4.6 (GeForce GTX 1080 Mobile)
OpenCLNot Listed
Mantle+

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmark performance of Radeon R9 M385. 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 M385 6.85
  • 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.

R9 M385 1826

Game benchmarks

Let's see how good Radeon R9 M385 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.

Relative perfomance

Overall Radeon R9 M385 performance compared to nearest competitors among notebook video cards.


NVIDIA equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Radeon R9 M385 from NVIDIA is GeForce GTX 670M, which is slower by 1% and lower by 5 positions in our rating.

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