AMD Radeon R9 M485X: specs and benchmarks

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AMD Radeon R9 M485X
Radeon R9 M485X
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  • Interface MXM-B (3.0)
  • Core clock speed 723 MHz
  • Max video memory 8 GB MB
  • Memory type GDDR5
  • Memory clock speed 5000
  • Maximum resolution
Year of release 2016
Performance 10.78

Summary

AMD started Radeon R9 M485X sales 14 May 2016. This is GCN 3 architecture notebook card based on 28 nm manufacturing process and primarily aimed at gamers. 8 GB MB of GDDR5 memory clocked at 5 GHz are supplied, and together with 256 Bit memory interface this creates a bandwidth of 160.0 GB/s.

Compatibility-wise, this is card attached via MXM-B (3.0) interface. Power consumption is at 250 Watt.

It provides poor gaming and benchmark performance at

10.78%

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

General info

Of Radeon R9 M485X's architecture, market segment and release date.

Place in performance rating376
Value for money0.51
ArchitectureGCN 3 (2014−2016)
GPU code nameAmethyst
Market segmentLaptop
Release date14 May 2016 (6 years ago)
Price now$2500 of 49999 (A100 SXM4)
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Technical specs

Radeon R9 M485X'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 M485X's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.

Pipelines / CUDA cores2048of 18432 (AD102)
Core clock speed723 MHzof 2610 (Radeon RX 6500 XT)
Number of transistors5,000 millionof 14400 (GeForce GTX 1080 SLI Mobile)
Manufacturing process technology28 nmof 4 (H100 PCIe)
Thermal design power (TDP)250 Wattof 900 (Tesla S2050)
Texture fill rate92.54of 939.8 (H100 SXM5)
Floating-point performance2,961 gflopsof 16384 (Radeon Pro Duo)

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on Radeon R9 M485X'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
InterfaceMXM-B (3.0)
Supplementary power connectorsNone

Memory

Parameters of memory installed on Radeon R9 M485X: 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 amount8 GB MBof 128 (Radeon Instinct MI250X)
Memory bus width256 Bitof 19000 (GeForce RTX 3080 12 GB)
Memory clock speed5000 MHzof 21000 (GeForce RTX 3090 Ti)
Memory bandwidth160.0 GB/sof 14400 (Radeon R7 M260)
Shared memory-

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on Radeon R9 M485X. 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

API support

APIs supported by Radeon R9 M485X, sometimes including their particular versions.

DirectX12 (12_0)
Shader Model6.3
OpenGL4.6
OpenCL2.0
Vulkan1.2.131

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmark performance of Radeon R9 M485X. 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 M485X 10.78
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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 M485X 3204

Game benchmarks

Let's see how good Radeon R9 M485X 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.

Full HD
Low Preset

Cyberpunk 2077 10−12

Full HD
Medium Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 10−12
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 10−12
Battlefield 5 10−12
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 10−12
Cyberpunk 2077 10−12
Far Cry 5 10−12
Far Cry New Dawn 10−12
Forza Horizon 4 10−12
Hitman 3 10−12
Horizon Zero Dawn 10−12
Red Dead Redemption 2 10−12
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 10−12
Watch Dogs: Legion 10−12

Full HD
High Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 10−12
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 10−12
Battlefield 5 10−12
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 10−12
Cyberpunk 2077 10−12
Far Cry 5 10−12
Far Cry New Dawn 10−12
Forza Horizon 4 10−12
Hitman 3 10−12
Horizon Zero Dawn 10−12
Metro Exodus 10−12
Red Dead Redemption 2 10−12
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 10−12
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 10−12
Watch Dogs: Legion 10−12

Full HD
Ultra Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 10−12
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 10−12
Battlefield 5 10−12
Cyberpunk 2077 10−12
Far Cry 5 10−12
Far Cry New Dawn 10−12
Forza Horizon 4 10−12
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 10−12
Watch Dogs: Legion 10−12

1440p
High Preset

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 10−12
Hitman 3 10−12
Horizon Zero Dawn 10−12
Metro Exodus 10−12
Red Dead Redemption 2 10−12
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 10−12
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 10−12

1440p
Ultra Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 10−12
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 10−12
Battlefield 5 10−12
Cyberpunk 2077 10−12
Far Cry 5 10−12
Far Cry New Dawn 10−12
Forza Horizon 4 10−12
Watch Dogs: Legion 10−12

4K
High Preset

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 10−12
Hitman 3 10−12
Horizon Zero Dawn 10−12
Metro Exodus 10−12
Red Dead Redemption 2 10−12
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 10−12
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 10−12

4K
Ultra Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 10−12
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 10−12
Battlefield 5 10−12
Cyberpunk 2077 10−12
Far Cry 5 10−12
Far Cry New Dawn 10−12
Forza Horizon 4 10−12
Watch Dogs: Legion 10−12

Relative perfomance

Overall Radeon R9 M485X performance compared to nearest competitors among notebook video cards.


NVIDIA equivalent

The nearest Radeon R9 M485X's NVIDIA equivalent is GeForce GTX 560M SLI, which is faster by 2% and higher by 3 positions in our rating.

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