AMD Radeon R9 M395 vs AMD Radeon R9 M390X
AMD Radeon R9 M395► remove
The AMD Radeon R9 M395 is a high-end mobile graphics card that can be found in the 2015 iMac 5K 27-inch. It offers 1792 shader cores (28 compute cores) clocked at 834 MHz. The 2 GB GDDR5 dedicated graphics memory is connected with a 256 Bit bus at 1365 (= 5460 effective) MHz.
The performance should be between the older Radeon R9 M295X and the Desktop Radeon R7 370. Therefore, demanding Windows games like Fallout 4 or Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 should run in maximum details at 1920x1080 (with no headroom).
AMD Radeon R9 M390X► remove
The AMD Radeon R9 M390X is a mobile high-end graphics card for laptops. It is most likely based on the same chip as the AMD Radeon R9 M295X in the iMac 5K Late 2014. That means it should be based on the third generation of GCN (desktop Tonga chip). The amount of shader cores is identical but the core clock is reduced by 15% (from 850 MHz to 723 MHz) and the memory is also clocked slower (5448 MHz vs 5000 MHz).
The performance should be a bit below the M295X. Compared to the competition, the R9-M390X should be positioned somewhere between the GeForce GTX 965M and 970M and therefore suitable for high-end games in 1080p resolution and high detail settings.
The card was first mentioned by Alienware on their twitter account and should feature 4GB VRAM according to the tweet.
The power consumption should be rated around 100 Watt TDP and therefore suited only for large and bulky laptops (like the Alienware M17x it was announced in).
|AMD Radeon R9 M395||AMD Radeon R9 M390X|
|Radeon R9 M300 Series|
|1792 -||2048 -|
|Core||834 MHz||723 (Boost) MHz|
|Memory||5460 MHz||5000 MHz|
|Bus||256 Bit||256 Bit|
|Max. Memory||2048 MB||4096 MB|
|DirectX||DirectX 12 (FL 12_0), 5.0||DirectX 12 (FL 12_0), 5.0|
|Transistors||5000 Million||5000 Million|
|Technology||28 nm||28 nm|
|Features||DirectX 12, OpenCL 1.2, OpenGL 4.3, Vulkan, Mantle||DirectX 12, OpenCL 1.2, OpenGL 4.3, Vulkan, Mantle|
|Codename||Amethyst (XT) / Tonga|