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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Radeon RX 480

Reasons to consider the
AMD Radeon RX 480

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Higher clock speed 1,120 MHz vs 909 MHz Around 25% higher clock speed
More memory 8,192 MB vs 4,096 MB 2x more memory
Higher effective memory clock speed 8,000 MHz vs 5,460 MHz More than 45% higher effective memory clock speed
Higher memory bandwidth 256 GB/s vs 174.7 GB/s More than 45% higher memory bandwidth
Better floating-point performance 5,834 GFLOPS vs 3,723 GFLOPS More than 55% better floating-point performance
Higher texture rate 182.3 GTexel/s vs 116.4 GTexel/s More than 55% higher texture rate
Significantly higher memory clock speed 2,000 MHz vs 1,365 MHz More than 45% higher memory clock speed
Higher pixel rate 40.5 GPixel/s vs 29.09 GPixel/s Around 40% higher pixel rate
Significantly lower TDP 150W vs 250W 40% lower TDP
Front view of Radeon R9 M395X Mac

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AMD Radeon R9 M395X Mac

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GPUBoss is not aware of any important advantages of the R9 M395X Mac Edition vs the RX 480.

Features Key features of the Radeon RX 480  vs R9 M395X Mac 

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

Radeon RX 480
256 GB/s
Radeon R9 M395X Mac
174.7 GB/s

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

Radeon RX 480
40.5 GPixel/s
Radeon R9 M395X Mac
29.09 GPixel/s

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

Radeon RX 480
182.3 GTexel/s
Radeon R9 M395X Mac
116.4 GTexel/s

floating point performance How fast the gpu can crunch numbers

Radeon RX 480
5,834 GFLOPS
Radeon R9 M395X Mac
3,723 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 RX 480  vs
R9 M395X Mac 
GPU name Ellesmere Amethyst
Market Desktop Laptop
Clock speed 1,120 MHz 909 MHz
Is dual GPU No No
Reference card None None

raw performance

Shading units 2,304 2,048
Texture mapping units 144 128
Render output processors 32 32
Compute units 36 32
Pixel rate 40.5 GPixel/s 29.09 GPixel/s
Texture rate 182.3 GTexel/s 116.4 GTexel/s
Floating-point performance 5,834 GFLOPS 3,723 GFLOPS


Radeon RX 480  vs
R9 M395X Mac 
Memory clock speed 2,000 MHz 1,365 MHz
Effective memory clock speed 8,000 MHz 5,460 MHz
Memory bus 256 bit 256 bit
Memory 8,192 MB 4,096 MB
Memory type GDDR5 GDDR5
Memory bandwidth 256 GB/s 174.7 GB/s

noise and power

TDP 150W 250W


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