Radeon R9 M485X 

Released May, 2016
  • 723 MHz
  • 8 GB GDDR5

The ASUS ROG Swift PG278Q 27-in WQHD display with a 144 Hz refresh rate is truly an awesome monitor.
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The PLS panel is definitely of better quality than the TN designs, even these slightly better than normal TN screens on the ROG Swift.
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Features Key features of the Radeon R9 M485X

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

Radeon R9 M485X
160 GB/s
GeForce GTX 950M
28.8 GB/s
GeForce GTX 960M
80.2 GB/s

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

Radeon R9 M485X
23.14 GPixel/s
GeForce GTX 950M
15.89 GPixel/s
GeForce GTX 960M
17.55 GPixel/s

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

Radeon R9 M485X
92.5 GTexel/s
GeForce GTX 950M
39.7 GTexel/s
GeForce GTX 960M
43.9 GTexel/s

floating point performance How fast the gpu can crunch numbers

Radeon R9 M485X
2,961.4 GFLOPS
GeForce GTX 950M
1,271 GFLOPS
GeForce GTX 960M
1,404.2 GFLOPS

shading units Subcomponents of the gpu, these run in parallel to enable fast pixel shading

Radeon R9 M485X
2,048

texture mapping units Built into each gpu, these resize and rotate bitmaps for texturing scenes

Radeon R9 M485X
128

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AMD R9 300-Series Possibly Coming Soon

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The current rumors claim that Fiji XT will have 4096 graphics cores that are fed by a high-bandwidth, stacked memory architecture, which is supposedly rated at 640 GB/s (versus 224 GB/s of the GeForce GTX 980).
That said, they also have cache and other methods to reduce this dependency, but let's just say that, if you offer a graphics vendor a free, order-of-magnitude speed-up in memory bandwidth - you will have friend, and possibly one for life.
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Relatively little information is available on the CPU, though IBM has previously mentioned that POWER9 is going to emphasize the use of accelerators (specialist hardware), which meshes well with what is being done for these supercomputers.
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Slow rotations and pans didn’t cause any of the typical “crawling” effect on the screen, and targeting on enemies, even at low frame rates, was easy to do.
Any movement that was tracking on the screen would suddenly appear to stop – and then would quickly “jump” to the next location faster than your mind thought it should.

Specifications Full list of technical specs

gpu

GPU brand AMD
GPU name Amethyst
Market Laptop
Clock speed 723 MHz
Is dual GPU No
Reference card None

raw performance

Shading units 2,048
Texture mapping units 128
Render output processors 32
Compute units 32
Pixel rate 23.14 GPixel/s
Texture rate 92.5 GTexel/s
Floating-point performance 2,961.4 GFLOPS

memory

Memory clock speed 1,250 MHz
Effective memory clock speed 5,000 MHz
Memory bus 256 bit
Memory 8,192 MB
Memory type GDDR5
Memory bandwidth 160 GB/s

noise and power

TDP 250W
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