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Radeon R5 M255 vs Radeon R7 M360

Intro

The Radeon R5 M255 makes use of a 28 nm design. AMD has set the core frequency at 940 MHz. The DDR3 RAM works at a speed of 1000 MHz on this specific card. It features 320 SPUs along with 20 TAUs and 8 Rasterization Operator Units.

Compare those specifications to the Radeon R7 M360, which features clock speeds of 1125 MHz on the GPU, and 1000 MHz on the 2048 MB of DDR3 memory. It features 384 SPUs as well as 24 TAUs and 8 Rasterization Operator Units.

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Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks

Memory Bandwidth

Both cards have exactly the same bandwidth, so theoretically they should perform exactly the same. (explain)

Texel Rate

The Radeon R7 M360 should be quite a bit (more or less 44%) faster with regards to anisotropic filtering than the Radeon R5 M255. (explain)

Radeon R7 M360 27000 Mtexels/sec
Radeon R5 M255 18800 Mtexels/sec
Difference: 8200 (44%)

Pixel Rate

If using lots of anti-aliasing is important to you, then the Radeon R7 M360 is a better choice, but it probably won't make a huge difference. (explain)

Radeon R7 M360 9000 Mpixels/sec
Radeon R5 M255 7520 Mpixels/sec
Difference: 1480 (20%)

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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Specifications

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Model Radeon R5 M255 Radeon R7 M360
Manufacturer AMD AMD
Year June 2014 2015
Code Name Jet Pro Oland
Memory 2048 MB 2048 MB
Core Speed 940 MHz 1125 MHz
Memory Speed 2000 MHz 2000 MHz
Power (Max TDP) (Unknown) watts (Unknown) watts
Bandwidth 16000 MB/sec 16000 MB/sec
Texel Rate 18800 Mtexels/sec 27000 Mtexels/sec
Pixel Rate 7520 Mpixels/sec 9000 Mpixels/sec
Unified Shaders 320 384
Texture Mapping Units 20 24
Render Output Units 8 8
Bus Type DDR3 DDR3
Bus Width 64-bit 64-bit
Fab Process 28 nm 28 nm
Transistors (Unknown) million (Unknown) million
Bus PCIe 3.0 x8 PCIe 3.0 x16
DirectX Version DirectX 11.2 DirectX 12
OpenGL Version OpenGL 4.3 OpenGL 4.3

Memory Bandwidth: Bandwidth is the largest amount of information (in units of megabytes per second) that can be moved past the external memory interface in one second. It's calculated by multiplying the card's interface width by the speed of its memory. If the card has DDR type RAM, it must be multiplied by 2 once again. If it uses DDR5, multiply by 4 instead. The better the bandwidth is, the faster the card will be in general. It especially helps with AA, HDR and higher screen resolutions.

Texel Rate: Texel rate is the maximum number of texture map elements (texels) that are processed in one second. This is calculated by multiplying the total number of 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 in one second.

Pixel Rate: Pixel rate is the most pixels that the graphics chip could possibly write to the local memory in a second - measured in millions of pixels per second. The number is calculated by multiplying the number of ROPs by the the core speed of the card. ROPs (Raster Operations Pipelines - sometimes also referred to as Render Output Units) are responsible for drawing the pixels (image) on the screen. The actual pixel rate is also dependant on quite a few other factors, especially the memory bandwidth - the lower the bandwidth is, the lower the ability to get to the max fill rate.

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