GPUBoss Review Our evaluation of R9 M295X Mac vs R9 M290X among Laptop GPUs over 35W TDP

Gaming

Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Bioshock Infinite and 21 more

Graphics

T-Rex, Manhattan, Sky Diver Factor and Fire Strike Factor

Computing

Face Detection, Ocean Surface Simulation and 3 more

Performance per Watt

Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Bioshock Infinite and 31 more

Value

Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Bioshock Infinite and 31 more

Noise and Power

TDP, Idle Power Consumption, Load Power Consumption and 2 more

7.3

Overall Score

Winner
AMD Radeon R9 M295X Mac 

GPUBoss recommends the AMD Radeon R9 M295X Mac  based on its gaming and benchmarks.

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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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Better floating-point performance 3,482 GFLOPS vs 2,304 GFLOPS More than 50% better floating-point performance
Better 3DMark vantage graphics score 29,938 vs 24,205 Around 25% better 3DMark vantage graphics score
Better 3DMark06 score 8,850.5 vs 6,817 Around 30% better 3DMark06 score
Better PassMark score 5,101 vs 4,284 Around 20% better PassMark score
Higher texture rate 108.8 GTexel/s vs 72 GTexel/s More than 50% higher texture rate
More shading units 2,048 vs 1,280 768 more shading units
More texture mapping units 128 vs 80 48 more texture mapping units
Higher effective memory clock speed 5,448 MHz vs 4,800 MHz Around 15% higher effective memory clock speed
More compute units 32 vs 20 12 more compute units
Higher memory bandwidth 174.3 GB/s vs 153.6 GB/s Around 15% higher memory bandwidth
Higher BioShock infinite framerate 65.4 fps vs 46.8 fps Around 40% higher BioShock infinite framerate
Higher memory clock speed 1,362 MHz vs 1,200 MHz Around 15% higher memory clock speed
Better particle simulation score 409.67 mInteraction/s vs 304.34 mInteraction/s Around 35% better particle simulation score
Higher crysis 3 framerate 30.9 fps vs 22.8 fps More than 35% higher crysis 3 framerate
Front view of Radeon R9 M290X

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Much lower TDP 100W vs 250W 2.5x lower TDP
Slightly better PassMark direct compute score 2,527 vs 2,057 Around 25% better PassMark direct compute score

Benchmarks Real world tests of Radeon R9 M295X Mac vs M290X

PassMark Industry standard benchmark for overall graphics card performanceData courtesy Passmark

Bitcoin mining Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon R9 M295X Mac
321.77 mHash/s
Radeon R9 M290X
299.99 mHash/s

Face detection Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon R9 M295X Mac
71.78 mPixels/s
Radeon R9 M290X
51.02 mPixels/s

Ocean surface simulation Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon R9 M295X Mac
1,285.14 frames/s
Radeon R9 M290X
936.5 frames/s

Particle simulation Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon R9 M295X Mac
409.67 mInteraction/s
Radeon R9 M290X
304.34 mInteraction/s

T-Rex (Compubench 1.5) Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon R9 M295X Mac
5.84 frames/s
Radeon R9 M290X
5.62 frames/s

Video composition Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon R9 M295X Mac
75.35 frames/s
Radeon R9 M290X
77.58 frames/s

T-Rex (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

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