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Radeon R9 295X2 vs Radeon RX 5600 XT

Intro

The Radeon R9 295X2 uses a 28 nm design. AMD has set the core speed at 1018 MHz. The GDDR5 memory works at a speed of 1250 MHz on this specific card. It features 2816 SPUs as well as 176 Texture Address Units and 64 ROPs.

Compare that to the Radeon RX 5600 XT, which comes with a clock frequency of 1375 MHz and a GDDR6 memory speed of 14000 MHz. It also makes use of a 192-bit memory bus, and makes use of a 7 nm design. It is comprised of 2304 SPUs, 144 TAUs, and 64 ROPs.

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Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks

Power Consumption (Max TDP)

Radeon RX 5600 XT 160 Watts
Radeon R9 295X2 500 Watts
Difference: 340 Watts (213%)

Memory Bandwidth

The Radeon R9 295X2 should in theory perform a lot faster than the Radeon RX 5600 XT overall. (explain)

Radeon R9 295X2 640000 MB/sec
Radeon RX 5600 XT 344064 MB/sec
Difference: 295936 (86%)

Texel Rate

The Radeon R9 295X2 is a lot (about 81%) better at AF than the Radeon RX 5600 XT. (explain)

Radeon R9 295X2 358336 Mtexels/sec
Radeon RX 5600 XT 198000 Mtexels/sec
Difference: 160336 (81%)

Pixel Rate

The Radeon R9 295X2 will be a lot (about 48%) better at FSAA than the Radeon RX 5600 XT, and will be able to handle higher resolutions better. (explain)

Radeon R9 295X2 130304 Mpixels/sec
Radeon RX 5600 XT 88000 Mpixels/sec
Difference: 42304 (48%)

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.

One or more cards in this comparison are multi-core. This means that their bandwidth, texel and pixel rates are theoretically doubled - this does not mean the card will actually perform twice as fast, but only that it should in theory be able to. Actual game benchmarks will give a more accurate idea of what it's capable of.

Price Comparison

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Radeon R9 295X2

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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 295X2 Radeon RX 5600 XT
Manufacturer AMD AMD
Year April 2014 January 2020
Code Name Vesuvius Navi 10 XLE
Memory 4096 MB (x2) 6144 MB
Core Speed 1018 MHz (x2) 1375 MHz
Memory Speed 5000 MHz (x2) 28000 GB/s
Power (Max TDP) 500 watts 160 watts
Bandwidth 640000 MB/sec 344064 MB/sec
Texel Rate 358336 Mtexels/sec 198000 Mtexels/sec
Pixel Rate 130304 Mpixels/sec 88000 Mpixels/sec
Unified Shaders 2816 (x2) 2304
Texture Mapping Units 176 (x2) 144
Render Output Units 64 (x2) 64
Bus Type GDDR5 GDDR6
Bus Width 512-bit (x2) 192-bit
Fab Process 28 nm 7 nm
Transistors 6200 million 10300 million
Bus PCIe 3.0 x16 PCIe 4.0 ×16
DirectX Version DirectX 11.2 DirectX 12
OpenGL Version OpenGL 4.3 OpenGL 4.6

Memory Bandwidth: Bandwidth is the largest amount of information (in units of MB per second) that can be transported past the external memory interface in a second. It is calculated by multiplying the card's bus width by its memory clock speed. In the case of DDR type RAM, the result should be multiplied by 2 again. If it uses DDR5, multiply by ANOTHER 2x. The better the memory bandwidth, the better the card will be in general. It especially helps with AA, HDR and high 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 higher the texel rate, the better the card will be at handling texture filtering (anisotropic filtering - AF). It is measured in millions of texels applied in a second.

Pixel Rate: Pixel rate is the maximum number of pixels that the graphics card can possibly write to the local memory in a second - measured in millions of pixels per second. Pixel rate is worked out by multiplying the amount of Raster Operations Pipelines by the the card's clock speed. ROPs (Raster Operations Pipelines - also sometimes called Render Output Units) are responsible for outputting the pixels (image) to the screen. The actual pixel rate is also dependant on lots of other factors, especially the memory bandwidth of the card - the lower the bandwidth is, the lower the ability to reach the max fill rate.

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Radeon R9 295X2

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Radeon RX 5600 XT

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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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