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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Radeon R9 M295X Mac

Reasons to consider the
AMD Radeon R9 M295X Mac

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Significantly higher memory bandwidth 174.3 GB/s vs 81.6 GB/s Around 2.2x higher memory bandwidth
Better floating-point performance 3,482 GFLOPS vs 1,894.4 GFLOPS Around 85% better floating-point performance
Higher texture rate 108.8 GTexel/s vs 59.2 GTexel/s Around 85% higher texture rate
More shading units 2,048 vs 1,024 Twice as many shading units
More texture mapping units 128 vs 64 Twice as many texture mapping units
Higher pixel rate 27.2 GPixel/s vs 14.8 GPixel/s Around 85% higher pixel rate
More render output processors 32 vs 16 Twice as many render output processors
More compute units 32 vs 16 Twice as many compute units
Front view of Radeon Pro 560

Reasons to consider the
AMD Radeon Pro 560

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Slightly higher clock speed 925 MHz vs 850 MHz Around 10% higher clock speed
Much lower TDP 75W vs 250W 3.3x lower TDP

Features Key features of the Radeon R9 M295X Mac  vs Pro 560 

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

Radeon R9 M295X Mac
174.3 GB/s
Radeon Pro 560
81.6 GB/s

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

Radeon R9 M295X Mac
27.2 GPixel/s
Radeon Pro 560
14.8 GPixel/s

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

Radeon R9 M295X Mac
108.8 GTexel/s
Radeon Pro 560
59.2 GTexel/s

floating point performance How fast the gpu can crunch numbers

Radeon R9 M295X Mac
3,482 GFLOPS
Radeon Pro 560
1,894.4 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 R9 M295X Mac  vs
Pro 560 
GPU name Amethyst Baffin
Clock speed 850 MHz 925 MHz
Is dual GPU No No
Reference card None None

raw performance

Shading units 2,048 1,024
Texture mapping units 128 64
Render output processors 32 16
Compute units 32 16
Pixel rate 27.2 GPixel/s 14.8 GPixel/s
Texture rate 108.8 GTexel/s 59.2 GTexel/s
Floating-point performance 3,482 GFLOPS 1,894.4 GFLOPS


Radeon R9 M295X Mac  vs
Pro 560 
Memory clock speed 1,362 MHz 1,275 MHz
Effective memory clock speed 5,448 MHz 5,100 MHz
Memory bus 256 bit 128 bit
Memory 4,096 MB 4,096 MB
Memory type GDDR5 GDDR5
Memory bandwidth 174.3 GB/s 81.6 GB/s

noise and power

TDP 250W 75W


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