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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Radeon E9550 MXM

Reasons to consider the
AMD Radeon E9550 MXM

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Significantly higher clock speed 1,120 MHz vs 735 MHz More than 50% higher clock speed
Better floating-point performance 5,834 GFLOPS vs 3,010.6 GFLOPS Around 95% better floating-point performance
Higher effective memory clock speed 8,000 MHz vs 6,000 MHz Around 35% higher effective memory clock speed
Higher texture rate 182.3 GTexel/s vs 94.1 GTexel/s Around 95% higher texture rate
Higher memory bandwidth 256 GB/s vs 192 GB/s Around 35% higher memory bandwidth
Higher pixel rate 40.5 GPixel/s vs 23.52 GPixel/s More than 70% higher pixel rate
Significantly higher memory clock speed 2,000 MHz vs 1,500 MHz Around 35% higher memory clock speed
Front view of Radeon E8950

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AMD Radeon E8950

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GPUBoss is not aware of any important advantages of the E8950 vs the E9550 MXM.

Features Key features of the Radeon E9550 MXM  vs E8950 

memory bandwidth Rate at which data can be read from or stored in onboard memory

Radeon E9550 MXM
256 GB/s
Radeon E8950
192 GB/s

pixel rate Number of pixels a graphics card can render to the screen every second

Radeon E9550 MXM
40.5 GPixel/s
Radeon E8950
23.52 GPixel/s

texture rate Speed at which a graphics card can perform texture mapping

Radeon E9550 MXM
182.3 GTexel/s
Radeon E8950
94.1 GTexel/s

floating point performance How fast the gpu can crunch numbers

Radeon E9550 MXM
5,834 GFLOPS
Radeon E8950
3,010.6 GFLOPS

shading units Subcomponents of the gpu, these run in parallel to enable fast pixel shading

texture mapping units Built into each gpu, these resize and rotate bitmaps for texturing scenes

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Radeon E9550 MXM  vs
GPU name Ellesmere Amethyst
Clock speed 1,120 MHz 735 MHz
Is dual GPU No No
Reference card None None

raw performance

Shading units 2,304 2,048
Texture mapping units 144 128
Render output processors 32 32
Compute units 36 32
Pixel rate 40.5 GPixel/s 23.52 GPixel/s
Texture rate 182.3 GTexel/s 94.1 GTexel/s
Floating-point performance 5,834 GFLOPS 3,010.6 GFLOPS


Radeon E9550 MXM  vs
Memory clock speed 2,000 MHz 1,500 MHz
Effective memory clock speed 8,000 MHz 6,000 MHz
Memory bus 256 bit 256 bit
Memory 8,192 MB 8,192 MB
Memory type GDDR5 GDDR5
Memory bandwidth 256 GB/s 192 GB/s

noise and power

TDP 95W 95W


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