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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Radeon HD 8950M

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AMD Radeon HD 8950M

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Slightly higher clock speed 700 MHz vs 650 MHz Around 10% higher clock speed
Slightly more compute units 16 vs 14 2 more compute units
Front view of Radeon HD 8930M

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AMD Radeon HD 8930M

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GPUBoss is not aware of any important advantages of the 8930M vs the 8950M.

Features Key features of the Radeon HD 8950M  vs 8930M 

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

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

Radeon HD 8950M
11.2 GPixel/s
Radeon HD 8930M
10.4 GPixel/s

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

Radeon HD 8950M
39.2 GTexel/s
Radeon HD 8930M
36.4 GTexel/s

floating point performance How fast the gpu can crunch numbers

Radeon HD 8950M
1,254 GFLOPS
Radeon HD 8930M
1,165 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

gpu

Radeon HD 8950M  vs
8930M 
GPU brand AMD AMD
GPU name Saturn Saturn
Market Laptop Laptop
Clock speed 700 MHz 650 MHz
Is dual GPU No No
Reference card None None

raw performance

Shading units 896 896
Texture mapping units 56 56
Render output processors 16 16
Compute units 16 14
Pixel rate 11.2 GPixel/s 10.4 GPixel/s
Texture rate 39.2 GTexel/s 36.4 GTexel/s
Floating-point performance 1,254 GFLOPS 1,165 GFLOPS

memory

Radeon HD 8950M  vs
8930M 
Memory clock speed 1,000 MHz 1,000 MHz
Effective memory clock speed 4,000 MHz 4,000 MHz
Memory bus 128 bit 128 bit
Memory 2,048 MB 2,048 MB
Memory type GDDR5 GDDR5
Memory bandwidth 64 GB/s 64 GB/s

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