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Radeon R9 M295X vs Radeon RX 6500 XT

Intro

The Radeon R9 M295X has a core clock frequency of 750 MHz and a GDDR5 memory speed of 1375 MHz. It also uses a 256-bit bus, and makes use of a 28 nm design. It features 2048 SPUs, 128 Texture Address Units, and 32 ROPs.

Compare those specs to the Radeon RX 6500 XT, which features GPU core speed of 2200 MHz, and 4096 MB of GDDR6 RAM running at 2250 MHz through a 64-bit bus. It also features 1024 Stream Processors, 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

As far as performance goes, the Radeon R9 M295X should in theory be a little bit superior to the Radeon RX 6500 XT overall. (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 much (more or less 47%) better at 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

If running with lots of anti-aliasing is important to you, then the Radeon RX 6500 XT is the winner, by far. (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: Memory bandwidth is the largest amount of information (in units of MB per second) that can be moved past the external memory interface within a second. It is worked out by multiplying the card's interface width by its memory clock speed. If the card has DDR type memory, it should be multiplied by 2 again. If DDR5, multiply by ANOTHER 2x. The higher 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 amount of texture map elements (texels) that are processed per second. This is worked out by multiplying the total amount of texture units by the core clock speed of the chip. The better the texel rate, the better the 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 chip could possibly write to its local memory per second - measured in millions of pixels per second. The figure is worked out by multiplying the number of Raster Operations Pipelines 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 output rate also depends on many other factors, most notably the memory bandwidth of the card - 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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