AMD Radeon E8950 videocard review

Radeon E8950 videocard released by AMD; release date: 29 September 2015. The videocard is designed for desktop-computers and based on GCN 3.0 microarchitecture codenamed Amethyst.

Core clock speed - 735 MHz. Boost clock speed - 1000 MHz. Texture fill rate - 128.0 GTexel / s. Pipelines - 2048. Floating-point performance - 4,096 gflops. Manufacturing process technology - 28 nm. Transistors count - 5,000 million. Power consumption (TDP) - 95 Watt.

Memory type: GDDR5. Maximum RAM amount - 8 GB. Memory bus width - 256 Bit. Memory clock speed - 6000 MHz. Memory bandwidth - 192.0 GB / s.

Benchmarks

CompuBench 1.5 Desktop
Face Detection
Top 1 GPU
This GPU
562.775 mPixels/s
66.837 mPixels/s
CompuBench 1.5 Desktop
Ocean Surface Simulation
Top 1 GPU
This GPU
5428.233 Frames/s
1369.722 Frames/s
CompuBench 1.5 Desktop
T-Rex
Top 1 GPU
This GPU
41.556 Frames/s
6.633 Frames/s
CompuBench 1.5 Desktop
Video Composition
Top 1 GPU
This GPU
250.896 Frames/s
65.836 Frames/s
CompuBench 1.5 Desktop
Bitcoin Mining
Top 1 GPU
This GPU
1964.377 mHash/s
326.391 mHash/s
Name Value
CompuBench 1.5 Desktop - Face Detection 66.837 mPixels/s
CompuBench 1.5 Desktop - Ocean Surface Simulation 1369.722 Frames/s
CompuBench 1.5 Desktop - T-Rex 6.633 Frames/s
CompuBench 1.5 Desktop - Video Composition 65.836 Frames/s
CompuBench 1.5 Desktop - Bitcoin Mining 326.391 mHash/s

Specifications (specs)

Essentials

Architecture GCN 3.0
Code name Amethyst
Launch date 29 September 2015
Place in performance rating 284
Type Desktop

Technical info

Boost clock speed 1000 MHz
Core clock speed 735 MHz
Floating-point performance 4,096 gflops
Manufacturing process technology 28 nm
Pipelines 2048
Texture fill rate 128.0 GTexel / s
Thermal Design Power (TDP) 95 Watt
Transistor count 5,000 million

Video outputs and ports

Display Connectors No outputs

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Interface MXM-B (3.0)
Supplementary power connectors None

API support

DirectX 12.0 (12_0)
OpenGL 4.5

Memory

Maximum RAM amount 8 GB
Memory bandwidth 192.0 GB / s
Memory bus width 256 Bit
Memory clock speed 6000 MHz
Memory type GDDR5