AMD Radeon R9 M385X: specs and benchmarks

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AMD Radeon R9 M385X
Radeon R9 M385X
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  • Interface PCIe 3.0 x16
  • Core clock speed 1100
  • Max video memory 4096 MB
  • Memory type GDDR5
  • Memory clock speed 1500
  • Maximum resolution
Year of release 2015
Performance 6.50

Summary

AMD started Radeon R9 M385X 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

6.50%

of a leader's which is NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti.

General info

Of Radeon R9 M385X's architecture, market segment and release date.

Place in performance rating503
Value for money0.61
ArchitectureGCN (2011−2017)
GPU code nameStrato-XT-M3
Market segmentLaptop
Release date16 June 2015 (7 years ago)
Price now$999 of 49999 (A100 SXM4)
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Technical specs

Radeon R9 M385X'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 M385X's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.

Pipelines / CUDA cores896of 18432 (AD102)
Core clock speed1100 MHzof 2610 (Radeon RX 6500 XT)
Boost clock speed1100 MHzof 2903 (Radeon Pro W6600)
Number of transistors2,080 millionof 14400 (GeForce GTX 1080 SLI Mobile)
Manufacturing process technology28 nmof 4 (H100 PCIe)
Texture fill rate61.60of 939.8 (H100 SXM5)
Floating-point performance1,971 gflopsof 16384 (Radeon Pro Duo)

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on Radeon R9 M385X'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 sizelarge
Bus supportPCIe 3.0
InterfacePCIe 3.0 x16

Memory

Parameters of memory installed on Radeon R9 M385X: 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 19000 (GeForce RTX 3080 12 GB)
Memory clock speed1500 MHzof 21000 (GeForce RTX 3090 Ti)
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 M385X. 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 M385X. 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 M385X, 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 M385X. 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 M385X 6.50
  • Passmark
  • 3DMark Vantage Performance
  • 3DMark 11 Performance GPU
  • 3DMark Cloud Gate GPU
  • 3DMark Fire Strike Score
  • 3DMark Fire Strike Graphics

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.

Benchmark coverage: 25%

R9 M385X 1929

3DMark Vantage Performance

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.

Benchmark coverage: 17%

R9 M385X 12453

3DMark 11 Performance GPU

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.

Benchmark coverage: 16%

R9 M385X 5515

3DMark Cloud Gate GPU

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.

Benchmark coverage: 13%

R9 M385X 22544

3DMark Fire Strike Score

Benchmark coverage: 13%

R9 M385X 2931

3DMark Fire Strike Graphics

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.

Benchmark coverage: 13%

R9 M385X 3405

Game benchmarks

Let's see how good Radeon R9 M385X 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.

Here are the average frames per second in a large set of popular modern games across different resolutions:

Full HD27

Full HD
Low Preset

Cyberpunk 2077 6−7

Full HD
Medium Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 6−7
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 6−7
Battlefield 5 6−7
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 6−7
Cyberpunk 2077 6−7
Far Cry 5 6−7
Far Cry New Dawn 6−7
Forza Horizon 4 6−7
Hitman 3 6−7
Horizon Zero Dawn 6−7
Red Dead Redemption 2 6−7
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 6−7
Watch Dogs: Legion 6−7

Full HD
High Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 6−7
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 6−7
Battlefield 5 6−7
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 6−7
Cyberpunk 2077 6−7
Far Cry 5 6−7
Far Cry New Dawn 6−7
Forza Horizon 4 6−7
Hitman 3 6−7
Horizon Zero Dawn 6−7
Metro Exodus 6−7
Red Dead Redemption 2 6−7
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 6−7
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 22
Watch Dogs: Legion 6−7

Full HD
Ultra Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 6−7
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 6−7
Battlefield 5 6−7
Cyberpunk 2077 6−7
Far Cry 5 6−7
Far Cry New Dawn 6−7
Forza Horizon 4 6−7
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 6−7
Watch Dogs: Legion 6−7

1440p
High Preset

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 6−7
Hitman 3 6−7
Horizon Zero Dawn 6−7
Metro Exodus 6−7
Red Dead Redemption 2 6−7
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 6−7
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 6−7

1440p
Ultra Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 6−7
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 6−7
Battlefield 5 6−7
Cyberpunk 2077 6−7
Far Cry 5 6−7
Far Cry New Dawn 6−7
Forza Horizon 4 6−7
Watch Dogs: Legion 6−7

4K
High Preset

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 6−7
Hitman 3 6−7
Horizon Zero Dawn 6−7
Metro Exodus 6−7
Red Dead Redemption 2 6−7
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 6−7
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 6−7

4K
Ultra Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 6−7
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 6−7
Battlefield 5 6−7
Cyberpunk 2077 6−7
Far Cry 5 6−7
Far Cry New Dawn 6−7
Forza Horizon 4 6−7
Watch Dogs: Legion 6−7

Relative perfomance

Overall Radeon R9 M385X performance compared to nearest competitors among notebook video cards.


NVIDIA equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Radeon R9 M385X from NVIDIA is GeForce GTX 675M, which is nearly equal in speed and higher by 1 position in our rating.

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