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Radeon R9 M380 vs Radeon RX 460


Intro

The Radeon R9 M380 comes with a core clock speed of 1000 MHz and a GDDR5 memory speed of 1500 MHz. It also features a 128-bit memory bus, and makes use of a 28 nm design. It features 640 SPUs, 40 TAUs, and 16 ROPs.

Compare all of that to the Radeon RX 460, which comes with a clock speed of 1090 MHz and a GDDR5 memory speed of 1750 MHz. It also features a 128-bit bus, and makes use of a 14 nm design. It is comprised of 896 SPUs, 56 Texture Address Units, and 16 Raster Operation Units.

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Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks

Memory Bandwidth

Performance-wise, the Radeon RX 460 should in theory be a small bit superior to the Radeon R9 M380 overall. (explain)

Radeon RX 460 112000 MB/sec
Radeon R9 M380 96000 MB/sec
Difference: 16000 (17%)

Texel Rate

The Radeon RX 460 is a lot (more or less 53%) better at anisotropic filtering than the Radeon R9 M380. (explain)

Radeon RX 460 61040 Mtexels/sec
Radeon R9 M380 40000 Mtexels/sec
Difference: 21040 (53%)

Pixel Rate

If running with lots of anti-aliasing is important to you, then the Radeon RX 460 is a better choice, but it probably won't make a huge difference. (explain)

Radeon RX 460 17440 Mpixels/sec
Radeon R9 M380 16000 Mpixels/sec
Difference: 1440 (9%)

Please note that the above 'benchmarks' are all just theoretical - the results were calculated based on the card's specifications, and real-world performance may (and probably will) vary at least a bit.

Price Comparison

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Radeon R9 M380

Amazon.com

Radeon RX 460

Amazon.com

Please note that the price comparisons are based on search keywords - sometimes it might show cards with very similar names that are not exactly the same as the one chosen in the comparison. We do try to filter out the wrong results as best we can, though.

Specifications

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Model Radeon R9 M380 Radeon RX 460
Manufacturer AMD AMD
Year 2015 August 2016
Code Name Cape Verde Polaris 11
Memory 4096 MB 4096 MB
Core Speed 1000 MHz 1090 MHz
Memory Speed 6000 MHz 7000 MHz
Power (Max TDP) (Unknown) watts 75 watts
Bandwidth 96000 MB/sec 112000 MB/sec
Texel Rate 40000 Mtexels/sec 61040 Mtexels/sec
Pixel Rate 16000 Mpixels/sec 17440 Mpixels/sec
Unified Shaders 640 896
Texture Mapping Units 40 56
Render Output Units 16 16
Bus Type GDDR5 GDDR5
Bus Width 128-bit 128-bit
Fab Process 28 nm 14 nm
Transistors (Unknown) million 3000 million
Bus PCIe 3.0 x16 PCIe 3.0 x16
DirectX Version DirectX 12 DirectX 12.0
OpenGL Version OpenGL 4.3 OpenGL 4.5

Memory Bandwidth: Bandwidth is the max amount of data (measured in megabytes per second) that can be transferred past the external memory interface within a second. It is calculated by multiplying the bus width by the speed of its memory. In the case of DDR type RAM, it should be multiplied by 2 once again. If it uses DDR5, multiply by ANOTHER 2x. The higher the bandwidth is, the better the card will be in general. It especially helps with anti-aliasing, High Dynamic Range and higher screen resolutions.

Texel Rate: Texel rate is the maximum texture map elements (texels) that can be applied in one second. This number is calculated by multiplying the total texture units by the core clock speed of the chip. The better the texel rate, the better the video card will be at handling texture filtering (anisotropic filtering - AF). It is measured in millions of texels processed per second.

Pixel Rate: Pixel rate is the maximum number of pixels that the graphics card can possibly write to the local memory in one second - measured in millions of pixels per second. Pixel rate is calculated by multiplying the amount of ROPs by the clock speed of the card. ROPs (Raster Operations Pipelines - also called Render Output Units) are responsible for drawing the pixels (image) on the screen. The actual pixel output rate is also dependant on quite a few other factors, most notably the memory bandwidth - the lower the memory bandwidth is, the lower the ability to reach the maximum fill rate.

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Radeon R9 M380

Amazon.com

Radeon RX 460

Amazon.com

Please note that the price comparisons are based on search keywords - sometimes it might show cards with very similar names that are not exactly the same as the one chosen in the comparison. We do try to filter out the wrong results as best we can, though.

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