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Radeon R9 M395X vs Radeon RX 6500 XT

Intro

The Radeon R9 M395X makes use of a 28 nm design. AMD has set the core frequency at 723 MHz. The GDDR5 memory works at a frequency of 1250 MHz on this model. It features 2048 SPUs along with 128 Texture Address Units and 32 ROPs.

Compare that to the Radeon RX 6500 XT, which comes with GPU clock speed of 2200 MHz, and 4096 MB of GDDR6 memory set to run at 2250 MHz through a 64-bit bus. It also is made up of 1024 SPUs, 64 TAUs, and 32 Raster Operation Units.

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Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks

Power Consumption (Max TDP)

Radeon RX 6500 XT 107 Watts
Radeon R9 M395X 125 Watts
Difference: 18 Watts (17%)

Memory Bandwidth

Theoretically speaking, the Radeon R9 M395X should be 9% quicker than the Radeon RX 6500 XT overall, due to its higher data rate. (explain)

Radeon R9 M395X 160000 MB/sec
Radeon RX 6500 XT 147456 MB/sec
Difference: 12544 (9%)

Texel Rate

The Radeon RX 6500 XT should be much (more or less 52%) better at texture filtering than the Radeon R9 M395X. (explain)

Radeon RX 6500 XT 140800 Mtexels/sec
Radeon R9 M395X 92544 Mtexels/sec
Difference: 48256 (52%)

Pixel Rate

If running with a high screen resolution is important to you, then the Radeon RX 6500 XT is the winner, and very much so. (explain)

Radeon RX 6500 XT 70400 Mpixels/sec
Radeon R9 M395X 23136 Mpixels/sec
Difference: 47264 (204%)

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 R9 M395X Radeon RX 6500 XT
Manufacturer AMD AMD
Year 2015 January 2022
Code Name Tonga Navi 24 XT
Memory 4096 MB 4096 MB
Core Speed 723 MHz 2200 MHz
Memory Speed 5000 MHz 4500 GB/s
Power (Max TDP) 125 watts 107 watts
Bandwidth 160000 MB/sec 147456 MB/sec
Texel Rate 92544 Mtexels/sec 140800 Mtexels/sec
Pixel Rate 23136 Mpixels/sec 70400 Mpixels/sec
Unified Shaders 2048 1024
Texture Mapping Units 128 64
Render Output Units 32 32
Bus Type GDDR5 GDDR6
Bus Width 256-bit 64-bit
Fab Process 28 nm 6 nm
Transistors (Unknown) million 5400 million
Bus PCIe 3.0 x16 PCIe 4.0 x16
DirectX Version DirectX 12 DirectX 12
OpenGL Version OpenGL 4.3 OpenGL 4.6

Memory Bandwidth: Bandwidth is the largest amount of information (measured in megabytes per second) that can be moved past the external memory interface in one second. The number is worked out by multiplying the bus width by the speed of its memory. If the card has DDR memory, it must be multiplied by 2 again. If it uses DDR5, multiply by 4 instead. The higher the memory bandwidth, the better the card will be in general. It especially helps with AA, High Dynamic Range and higher screen resolutions.

Texel Rate: Texel rate is the maximum number of texture map elements (texels) that are processed per second. This figure is worked out by multiplying the total texture units by the core speed of the chip. The higher the texel rate, the better the graphics 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 amount of pixels the video card can possibly record to the local memory in one second - measured in millions of pixels per second. The figure is calculated by multiplying the number of colour ROPs by the the core clock speed. ROPs (Raster Operations Pipelines - also called Render Output Units) are responsible for outputting the pixels (image) to the screen. The actual pixel fill rate also depends on quite a few other factors, especially the memory bandwidth of the card - the lower the memory bandwidth is, the lower the ability to get to the maximum fill rate.

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