AMD Radeon R9 M485X: specs and benchmarks

AMD Radeon R9 M485X

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

General info

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

Place in our rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
0.28
 
Architecture
GCN 3
 
GPU code name
Amethyst
 
Market segment
Laptop
 
Launch date
14 May 2016 (5 years ago)
 
Price now
$2500
 

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 cores
2048
 
of 10752 (GA102)
Core clock speed
723 MHz
 
Number of transistors
5,000 million
 
Manufacturing process technology
28 nm
 
Thermal design power (TDP)
250 Watt
 
of 900 (Tesla S2050)
Texture fill rate
92.54
 
Floating-point performance
2,961 gflops
 
of 2918.4 (GRID K340)

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 size
large
 
Interface
MXM-B (3.0)
 
Supplementary power connectors
None
 

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 type
GDDR5
 
Maximum RAM amount
8 GB MB
 
Memory bus width
256 Bit
 
of 6144 (GRID A100A)
Memory clock speed
5000 MHz
 
of 19500 (GeForce RTX 3090)
Memory bandwidth
160.0 GB/s
 
of 1024 (Radeon VII)
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 Connectors
No outputs
 

API support

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

DirectX
12 (12_0)
 
Shader Model
6.3
 
OpenGL
4.6
 
OpenCL
2.0
 
Vulkan
1.2.131
 

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.

18.38

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.

4842

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.

This video card matches 94% minimum and 81% recommended requirements of all games known to us.

Minimum
94%
Recommended
81%
Minimum
94%
Recommended
81%

NVIDIA equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Radeon R9 M485X from NVIDIA is GeForce GTX 670MX SLI, which is slower by 1% and lower by 2 positions in our rating.

Here are some closest NVIDIA rivals to Radeon R9 M485X:

Similar GPUs

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