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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Radeon R9 M295X Mac

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AMD Radeon R9 M295X Mac

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GPUBoss is not aware of any important advantages of the R9 M295X Mac Edition vs the Pro 580.

Front view of Radeon Pro 580

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Significantly higher clock speed 1,257 MHz vs 850 MHz Around 50% higher clock speed
Significantly more memory 8,192 MB vs 4,096 MB 2x more memory
Higher effective memory clock speed 8,000 MHz vs 5,448 MHz More than 45% higher effective memory clock speed
Higher memory bandwidth 256 GB/s vs 174.3 GB/s More than 45% higher memory bandwidth
Better floating-point performance 6,175 GFLOPS vs 3,482 GFLOPS More than 75% better floating-point performance
Higher texture rate 193 GTexel/s vs 108.8 GTexel/s More than 75% higher texture rate
Higher pixel rate 42.9 GPixel/s vs 27.2 GPixel/s Around 60% higher pixel rate
Significantly higher memory clock speed 2,000 MHz vs 1,362 MHz More than 45% higher memory clock speed
Slightly more shading units 2,304 vs 2,048 256 more shading units
Slightly more texture mapping units 144 vs 128 16 more texture mapping units
Significantly lower TDP 150W vs 250W 40% lower TDP

Features Key features of the Radeon R9 M295X Mac  vs Pro 580 

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 580
256 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 580
42.9 GPixel/s

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

Radeon R9 M295X Mac
108.8 GTexel/s
Radeon Pro 580
193 GTexel/s

floating point performance How fast the gpu can crunch numbers

Radeon R9 M295X Mac
3,482 GFLOPS
Radeon Pro 580
6,175 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 R9 M295X Mac  vs
Pro 580 
GPU brand AMD AMD
GPU name Amethyst Polaris 20
Clock speed 850 MHz 1,257 MHz
Is dual GPU No No
Reference card None None

raw performance

Shading units 2,048 2,304
Texture mapping units 128 144
Render output processors 32 32
Compute units 32 36
Pixel rate 27.2 GPixel/s 42.9 GPixel/s
Texture rate 108.8 GTexel/s 193 GTexel/s
Floating-point performance 3,482 GFLOPS 6,175 GFLOPS

memory

Radeon R9 M295X Mac  vs
Pro 580 
Memory clock speed 1,362 MHz 2,000 MHz
Effective memory clock speed 5,448 MHz 8,000 MHz
Memory bus 256 bit 256 bit
Memory 4,096 MB 8,192 MB
Memory type GDDR5 GDDR5
Memory bandwidth 174.3 GB/s 256 GB/s

noise and power

TDP 250W 150W

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