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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Radeon R9 290

Reasons to consider the
AMD Radeon R9 290

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Much higher memory bandwidth 320 GB/s vs 16 GB/s 20x higher memory bandwidth
Significantly higher effective memory clock speed 5,000 MHz vs 2,000 MHz 2.5x higher effective memory clock speed
Significantly better floating-point performance 4,800 GFLOPS vs 768 GFLOPS 6.2x better floating-point performance
Significantly higher pixel rate 60.6 GPixel/s vs 8 GPixel/s More than 7.5x higher pixel rate
Significantly higher texture rate 152 GTexel/s vs 24 GTexel/s More than 6.2x higher texture rate
Many more render output processors 64 vs 8 56 more render output processors
Many more shading units 2,560 vs 384 2176 more shading units
Many more texture mapping units 160 vs 24 136 more texture mapping units
Significantly more compute units 40 vs 6 34 more compute units
Wider memory bus 512 bit vs 64 bit 8x wider memory bus
Higher memory clock speed 1,125 MHz vs 1,000 MHz Around 15% higher memory clock speed
Front view of Radeon R5 M465

Reasons to consider the
AMD Radeon R5 M465

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Slightly higher turbo clock speed 1,015 MHz vs 947 MHz More than 5% higher turbo clock speed

Features Key features of the Radeon R9 290  vs R5 M465 

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

Radeon R9 290
320 GB/s
Radeon R5 M465
16 GB/s

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

Radeon R9 290
60.6 GPixel/s
Radeon R5 M465
8 GPixel/s

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

Radeon R9 290
152 GTexel/s
Radeon R5 M465
24 GTexel/s

floating point performance How fast the gpu can crunch numbers

Radeon R9 290
4,800 GFLOPS
Radeon R5 M465

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 R9 290  vs
R5 M465 
GPU name Hawaii Meso
Clock speed 947 MHz 1,000 MHz
Turbo clock speed 947 MHz 1,015 MHz
Is dual GPU No No
Reference card None None

raw performance

Shading units 2,560 384
Texture mapping units 160 24
Render output processors 64 8
Compute units 40 6
Pixel rate 60.6 GPixel/s 8 GPixel/s
Texture rate 152 GTexel/s 24 GTexel/s
Floating-point performance 4,800 GFLOPS 768 GFLOPS


Radeon R9 290  vs
R5 M465 
Memory clock speed 1,125 MHz 1,000 MHz
Effective memory clock speed 5,000 MHz 2,000 MHz
Memory bus 512 bit 64 bit
Memory 4,096 MB 4,096 MB
Memory type GDDR5 DDR3
Memory bandwidth 320 GB/s 16 GB/s


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