AMD Radeon R9 M295X vs AMD Radeon R9 M270

AMD Radeon R9 M295X

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The AMD Radeon R9 M295X is a mobile graphics card that first appeared in the 5K iMac Late 2014 as an upgrade to the Radeon R9 M290X in the base model. The M295X is based on the new Tonga chip and therfore used the third generation of the GCN architecture. The power consumption should be between 100 Watt (like the 780M) to 125 Watts (680MX).

Our gaming benchmarks in the 5K iMac position the M295X usually somewhere between a Geforce GTX 880M to 970M. For demanding games in 5K however, the performance is not enough.

AMD Radeon R9 M270

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The AMD Radeon R9 M270 is an upper mid-range, DirectX 12-capable graphics card for notebooks. It is manufactured in 28nm and based on the GCN (Graphics Core Next) architecture from AMD. The R9 M270 is probably just a renamed Radeon HD 8870M with 640 shader units (725 - 775 MHz) and up to 4 GB of GDDR5 memory (1125 MHz / 4500 MHz effective).

According to this information (not yet officially confirmed), the performance of the R9 M270 should exactly match its predecessor. Thus, the GPU should be somewhat slower than a Nvidia GeForce GTX 760M

Please note: The technical specifications and clock rates are based on speculation and have not been verified by the manufacturer. The R9 M270 has been first seen in the Lenovo Y40.

AMD Radeon R9 M295XAMD Radeon R9 M270
ManufacturerAMDAMD
Radeon R9 M200 Series
Radeon R9 M290X Crossfire compare 2560 @ 0.85 - 0.9 GHz2x 256 Bit @ 4800 MHz
Radeon R9 M295X 2048 @ 0.85 GHz256 Bit @ 5448 MHz
Radeon R9 M290X compare 1280 @ 0.85 - 0.9 GHz256 Bit @ 4800 MHz
Radeon R9 M280X compare 896 @ 0.9 - 1 GHz128 Bit @ 5500 MHz
Radeon R9 M275 compare 640 @ 0.93 GHz128 Bit @ 4500 MHz
Radeon R9 M270 640 @ 0.73 GHz128 Bit @ 4500 MHz
Radeon R9 M265X compare 640 @ 0.63 GHz128 Bit @ 4000 MHz
Radeon R9 M290X Crossfire compare 2560 @ 0.85 - 0.9 GHz2x 256 Bit @ 4800 MHz
Radeon R9 M295X 2048 @ 0.85 GHz256 Bit @ 5448 MHz
Radeon R9 M290X compare 1280 @ 0.85 - 0.9 GHz256 Bit @ 4800 MHz
Radeon R9 M280X compare 896 @ 0.9 - 1 GHz128 Bit @ 5500 MHz
Radeon R9 M275 compare 640 @ 0.93 GHz128 Bit @ 4500 MHz
Radeon R9 M270 640 @ 0.73 GHz128 Bit @ 4500 MHz
Radeon R9 M265X compare 640 @ 0.63 GHz128 Bit @ 4000 MHz
CodenameTonga
ArchitectureGCN 3GCN
Pipelines2048 - unified640 - unified
Core Speed850 (Boost) MHz725 MHz
Memory Speed5448 MHz4500 MHz
Memory Bus Width256 Bit128 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5GDDR5
Shared Memorynono
DirectXDirectX 12 (FL 12_0), Shader 5.0DirectX 12 (FL 11_1), Shader 5.0
Transistors5000 Million1500 Million
technology28 nm28 nm
Notebook Sizelargelarge
Date of Announcement16.10.2014 01.04.2014
Max. Amount of Memory4096 MB
FeaturesOpenCL 1.2

Benchmarks

Performance Rating - 3DMark 11 + Fire Strike + Time Spy - Radeon R9 M295X
22.9 pt (24%)
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Score
min: 17182     avg: 20238     median: 21221 (28%)     max: 22311 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Graphics
min: 32639     avg: 38132     median: 38132 (19%)     max: 43625 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Score
min: 5727     avg: 5930     median: 5941 (15%)     max: 6123 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Graphics
min: 6414     avg: 6591     median: 6590.5 (13%)     max: 6767 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Graphics
min: 91716     avg: 181720     median: 181720 (24%)     max: 271724 Points
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Score
min: 7943     avg: 8730     median: 8729.5 (23%)     max: 9516 Points
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance GPU
min: 8234     avg: 8851     median: 8850.5 (15%)     max: 9467 Points
3DMark Vantage
3DM Vant. Perf. total + AMD Radeon R9 M295X
3DM Vant. Perf. GPU no PhysX + AMD Radeon R9 M295X
3DMark 06 3DMark 06 - Standard 1280x1024 + AMD Radeon R9 M295X
Unigine Heaven 2.1 - Heaven 2.1 high
126 fps (24%)
Cinebench R11.5 Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64 Bit + AMD Radeon R9 M295X
Cinebench R15
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64 Bit + AMD Radeon R9 M295X
Cinebench R15 OpenGL Ref. Match 64 Bit + AMD Radeon R9 M295X
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7
GLBench 2.7 T-Rex HD Offscreen C24Z16 + AMD Radeon R9 M295X
GFXBench 3.0 - GFXBench 3.0 Manhattan Offscreen
179 fps (20%)
ComputeMark v2.1 - ComputeMark v2.1 Result
5205 (11%)

Average Benchmarks AMD Radeon R9 M295X → NAN% n=

- Range of benchmark values for this graphics card
- Average benchmark values for this graphics card
* Smaller numbers mean a higher performance
1 This benchmark is not used for the average calculation

Game Benchmarks

The following benchmarks stem from our benchmarks of review laptops. The performance depends on the used graphics memory, clock rate, processor, system settings, drivers, and operating systems. So the results don't have to be representative for all laptops with this GPU. For detailed information on the benchmark results, click on the fps number.

low 1024x768
100%
Radeon R9 M295X:
94.3  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Radeon R9 M295X:
62.5  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
Radeon R9 M295X:
36.7  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Radeon R9 M295X:
17.1  fps
4K 3840x2160
100%
Radeon R9 M295X:
14  fps
low 1024x768
100%
Radeon R9 M295X:
226.5  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Radeon R9 M295X:
103.3  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
Radeon R9 M295X:
68.4  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Radeon R9 M295X:
43  fps
low 1024x768
100%
Radeon R9 M295X:
110.3  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Radeon R9 M295X:
94.3  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
Radeon R9 M295X:
58.4  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Radeon R9 M295X:
38.9  fps
Evolve

Evolve

2015
low 1024x768
100%
Radeon R9 M295X:
132.7  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Radeon R9 M295X:
89.4  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
Radeon R9 M295X:
61  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Radeon R9 M295X:
53.3  fps
low 1024x768
100%
Radeon R9 M295X:
53.5 142 ~ 98 fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Radeon R9 M295X:
48.3  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
Radeon R9 M295X:
37.3 51 ~ 44 fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Radeon R9 M295X:
30.7 35.2 ~ 33 fps
Far Cry 4

Far Cry 4

2014
low 1024x768
100%
Radeon R9 M295X:
67.7  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Radeon R9 M295X:
70.4  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
Radeon R9 M295X:
45.9  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Radeon R9 M295X:
38.9  fps
low 1024x768
100%
Radeon R9 M295X:
35.1  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Radeon R9 M295X:
32.7  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
Radeon R9 M295X:
26.6  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Radeon R9 M295X:
15.6  fps
low 1024x768
100%
Radeon R9 M295X:
105.9  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Radeon R9 M295X:
72.6  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
Radeon R9 M295X:
48.9  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Radeon R9 M295X:
31.9  fps
F1 2014

F1 2014

2014
low 1024x768
100%
Radeon R9 M295X:
119  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Radeon R9 M295X:
100  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
Radeon R9 M295X:
86  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Radeon R9 M295X:
70  fps
low 1024x768
100%
Radeon R9 M295X:
100.7  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Radeon R9 M295X:
69.2  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
Radeon R9 M295X:
41.7  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Radeon R9 M295X:
37.8  fps
low 1024x768
100%
Radeon R9 M295X:
102.3 161.4 ~ 132 fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Radeon R9 M295X:
89.3  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
Radeon R9 M295X:
59 81.2 ~ 70 fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Radeon R9 M295X:
50.4 67 ~ 59 fps
low 1280x720
100%
Radeon R9 M295X:
131.9  fps
med. 1344x756
100%
Radeon R9 M295X:
94.8  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
Radeon R9 M295X:
58  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Radeon R9 M295X:
44.6  fps
Fifa 15

Fifa 15

2014
low 1280x720
100%
Radeon R9 M295X:
199  fps
high 1366x768
100%
Radeon R9 M295X:
188.3  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Radeon R9 M295X:
104.2  fps
4K 3840x2160
100%
Radeon R9 M295X:
57.9  fps
Sims 4

Sims 4

2014
low 1024x768
100%
Radeon R9 M295X:
173.1  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Radeon R9 M295X:
93.8  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
Radeon R9 M295X:
66  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Radeon R9 M295X:
60.4  fps
low 1024x768
100%
Radeon R9 M295X:
164.8  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Radeon R9 M295X:
88.3  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
Radeon R9 M295X:
63  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Radeon R9 M295X:
52.7  fps
low 1024x768
100%
Radeon R9 M295X:
55.3  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Radeon R9 M295X:
46  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
Radeon R9 M295X:
33.9 41.5 ~ 38 fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Radeon R9 M295X:
25.1 31.2 ~ 28 fps
Thief

Thief

2014
low 1024x768
100%
Radeon R9 M295X:
51.2  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Radeon R9 M295X:
52.7  fps
high 1366x768
100%
Radeon R9 M295X:
51.3  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Radeon R9 M295X:
32.2  fps
low 1024x768
100%
Radeon R9 M295X:
30  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Radeon R9 M295X:
30  fps
low 1024x768
100%
Radeon R9 M295X:
105.2  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Radeon R9 M295X:
93.4  fps
high 1366x768
100%
Radeon R9 M295X:
89.2  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Radeon R9 M295X:
39.9  fps
4K 3840x2160
100%
Radeon R9 M295X:
21.7  fps
low 1024x768
100%
Radeon R9 M295X:
95.9  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Radeon R9 M295X:
86.8  fps
high 1366x768
100%
Radeon R9 M295X:
71.2  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Radeon R9 M295X:
42.6  fps
low 1280x720
100%
Radeon R9 M295X:
175.6  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Radeon R9 M295X:
148.4  fps
high 1366x768
100%
Radeon R9 M295X:
142  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Radeon R9 M295X:
65.4  fps
low 1024x768
100%
Radeon R9 M295X:
277.1  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Radeon R9 M295X:
172.6  fps
high 1366x768
100%
Radeon R9 M295X:
110.9  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Radeon R9 M295X:
61.1  fps
Crysis 3

Crysis 3

2013
low 1024x768
100%
Radeon R9 M295X:
116.8 134 ~ 125 fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Radeon R9 M295X:
85  fps
high 1366x768
100%
Radeon R9 M295X:
59.9  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Radeon R9 M295X:
27.9 33.9 ~ 31 fps

Average Gaming AMD Radeon R9 M295X → 100%

Average Gaming 30-70 fps → 100%

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