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Radeon R9 M295X vs Radeon RX 6500 XT

Intro

The Radeon R9 M295X has clock speeds of 750 MHz on the GPU, and 1375 MHz on the 4096 MB of GDDR5 RAM. It features 2048 SPUs as well as 128 TAUs and 32 ROPs.

Compare all of that to the Radeon RX 6500 XT, which uses a 6 nm design. AMD has clocked the core frequency at 2200 MHz. The GDDR6 memory works at a frequency of 2250 MHz on this particular model. It features 1024 SPUs as well as 64 Texture Address Units and 32 ROPs.

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Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks

Power Consumption (Max TDP)

Radeon RX 6500 XT 107 Watts
Radeon R9 M295X 125 Watts
Difference: 18 Watts (17%)

Memory Bandwidth

Theoretically speaking, the Radeon R9 M295X should perform a little bit faster than the Radeon RX 6500 XT in general. (explain)

Radeon R9 M295X 176000 MB/sec
Radeon RX 6500 XT 147456 MB/sec
Difference: 28544 (19%)

Texel Rate

The Radeon RX 6500 XT should be quite a bit (about 47%) faster with regards to anisotropic filtering than the Radeon R9 M295X. (explain)

Radeon RX 6500 XT 140800 Mtexels/sec
Radeon R9 M295X 96000 Mtexels/sec
Difference: 44800 (47%)

Pixel Rate

The Radeon RX 6500 XT is a lot (about 193%) faster with regards to full screen anti-aliasing than the Radeon R9 M295X, and able to handle higher resolutions more effectively. (explain)

Radeon RX 6500 XT 70400 Mpixels/sec
Radeon R9 M295X 24000 Mpixels/sec
Difference: 46400 (193%)

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 M295X Radeon RX 6500 XT
Manufacturer AMD AMD
Year 2014 January 2022
Code Name Unknown Navi 24 XT
Memory 4096 MB 4096 MB
Core Speed 750 MHz 2200 MHz
Memory Speed 5500 MHz 4500 GB/s
Power (Max TDP) 125 watts 107 watts
Bandwidth 176000 MB/sec 147456 MB/sec
Texel Rate 96000 Mtexels/sec 140800 Mtexels/sec
Pixel Rate 24000 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 11.2 DirectX 12
OpenGL Version OpenGL 4.3 OpenGL 4.6

Memory Bandwidth: Bandwidth is the maximum amount of data (counted in MB per second) that can be transferred past the external memory interface in a second. It is worked out by multiplying the bus width by its memory speed. In the case of DDR type memory, the result should be multiplied by 2 once again. If DDR5, multiply by 4 instead. The better the bandwidth is, the faster the card will be in general. It especially helps with anti-aliasing, High Dynamic Range and high resolutions.

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

Pixel Rate: Pixel rate is the maximum number of pixels that the graphics card can possibly record to its local memory in a second - measured in millions of pixels per second. The figure is calculated by multiplying the amount of Raster Operations Pipelines by the the core clock speed. ROPs (Raster Operations Pipelines - also sometimes called Render Output Units) are responsible for drawing the pixels (image) on the screen. The actual pixel rate is also dependant on many other factors, especially the memory bandwidth - the lower the memory bandwidth is, the lower the ability to get to the max fill rate.

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Radeon R9 M295X

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Radeon RX 6500 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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