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AMD Radeon Instinct MI6

Graphics Processor
Ellesmere
Cores
2304
TMUs
144
ROPs
32
Memory Size
8 GB
Memory Type
GDDR5
Bus Width
256 bit
The Radeon Instinct MI6 is a professional graphics card by AMD, launched in December 2016. Built on the 14 nm process, and based on the Ellesmere graphics processor, in its Ellesmere XT variant, the card supports DirectX 12.0. The Ellesmere graphics processor is an average sized chip with a die area of 232 mm² and 5,700 million transistors. It features 2304 shading units, 144 texture mapping units and 32 ROPs. AMD has paired 8 GB GDDR5 memory with the Radeon Instinct MI6, which are connected using a 256-bit memory interface. The GPU is operating at a frequency of 1120 MHz, which can be boosted up to 1233 MHz, memory is running at 1750 MHz.
Being a single-slot card, the AMD Radeon Instinct MI6 draws power from 1x 6-pin power connector, with power draw rated at 150 W maximum. This device has no display connectivity, as it is not designed to have monitors connected to it. Radeon Instinct MI6 is connected to the rest of the system using a PCI-Express 3.0 x16 interface. The card measures 241 mm in length, and features a single-slot cooling solution.

Graphics Processor

GPU Name
Ellesmere
GPU Variant
Ellesmere XT
Architecture
GCN 4.0
Foundry
TSMC
Process Size
14 nm
Transistors
5,700 million
Die Size
232 mm²

Graphics Card

Release Date
Dec 12th, 2016
Generation
Radeon Instinct
(MIx)
Production
Active
Bus Interface
PCIe 3.0 x16

Relative Performance

2%
GeForce 210
3%
GeForce 9400 GT
4%
Radeon HD 4550
5%
Radeon HD 5450
6%
Radeon HD 6450
6%
GeForce GT 520
7%
GeForce GT 220
9%
GeForce GT 430
10%
Radeon HD 5570
10%
Radeon HD 4670
11%
GeForce GT 440
11%
GeForce GT 240
13%
GeForce 9600 GT
14%
Radeon HD 5670
15%
GeForce GT 640
15%
GeForce 9800 GT
16%
Radeon HD 6670
16%
Radeon HD 4830
17%
Radeon HD 4770
18%
Radeon HD 4850
19%
GeForce GTS 250
19%
GeForce GTS 450
20%
Radeon HD 5750
23%
Radeon HD 7750
23%
Radeon HD 5770
23%
GeForce GTX 260
23%
Radeon HD 4870
24%
Radeon Vega 8
24%
GeForce GTX 550 Ti
24%
GeForce GTX 650
25%
Radeon HD 5830
27%
Radeon HD 6790
27%
Radeon HD 4890
28%
GeForce GTX 460
28%
Radeon RX Vega 11
29%
GeForce GT 1030
29%
GeForce GTX 275
29%
Radeon HD 7770 GHz Edition
29%
GeForce GTX 280
30%
GeForce GTX 465
31%
Radeon HD 6850
32%
GeForce GTX 285
34%
Radeon HD 5850
35%
GeForce GTX 650 Ti
35%
Radeon HD 7790
36%
Radeon RX 550
36%
GeForce GTX 470
37%
Radeon HD 6870
40%
Radeon HD 5870
41%
GeForce GTX 560 Ti
41%
Radeon HD 4870 X2
42%
GeForce GTX 750 Ti
42%
Radeon HD 6950
44%
GeForce GTX 295
44%
GeForce GTX 650 Ti Boost
45%
Radeon HD 7850
45%
GeForce GTX 480
48%
Radeon HD 6970
48%
Radeon R7 265
49%
Radeon RX 460
49%
Radeon R7 370
49%
GeForce GTX 660
50%
GeForce GTX 570
50%
Radeon RX 560
54%
GeForce GTX 950
54%
Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition
55%
Radeon R9 270X
56%
GeForce GTX 660 Ti
56%
GeForce GTX 580
57%
GeForce GTX 1050
57%
Radeon HD 7950
58%
Radeon HD 5970
60%
GeForce GTX 760
64%
GeForce GTX 670
66%
GeForce GTX 960
67%
Radeon R9 380
68%
Radeon R9 285
69%
Radeon HD 7970
69%
GeForce GTX 680
71%
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti
73%
GeForce GTX 770
74%
Radeon HD 6990
76%
Radeon R9 280X
77%
GeForce GTX 590
77%
Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition
86%
GeForce GTX 780
89%
GeForce GTX 1650
94%
Radeon RX 470
96%
Radeon R9 290
100%
Radeon Instinct MI6
101%
Radeon RX 570
102%
Radeon R9 390
103%
Radeon R9 290X
104%
GeForce GTX 970
105%
GeForce GTX TITAN
107%
GeForce GTX 780 Ti
108%
Radeon R9 390X
109%
Radeon HD 7990
109%
Radeon RX 480
110%
GeForce GTX 690
113%
GeForce GTX 1060 6 GB
115%
Radeon RX 5500 OEM
116%
Radeon RX 580
117%
Radeon RX 5500 XT
118%
GeForce GTX 980
119%
GeForce GTX 1650 SUPER
120%
Radeon R9 FURY
125%
Radeon RX 590
132%
Radeon R9 295X2
133%
GeForce GTX 1660
134%
Radeon R9 FURY X
136%
GeForce GTX 980 Ti
140%
GeForce GTX TITAN X
149%
GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER
152%
GeForce GTX 1660 Ti
152%
GeForce GTX 1070
162%
Radeon RX Vega 56
172%
GeForce GTX 1070 Ti
177%
Radeon RX Vega 64
179%
GeForce GTX 1080
179%
GeForce RTX 2060
187%
Radeon RX 5700
201%
GeForce RTX 2060 SUPER
209%
GeForce RTX 2070
214%
Radeon RX 5700 XT
216%
Radeon VII
222%
TITAN X Pascal
228%
GeForce GTX 1080 Ti
231%
GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER
246%
GeForce RTX 2080
260%
GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER
287%
GeForce RTX 2080 Ti
Based on TPU review data: "Performance Summary" at 1920x1080
Performance estimated based on architecture, shader count and clocks.

Clock Speeds

Base Clock
1120 MHz
Boost Clock
1233 MHz
Memory Clock
1750 MHz
7000 MHz effective

Memory

Memory Size
8 GB
Memory Type
GDDR5
Memory Bus
256 bit
Bandwidth
224.0 GB/s

Render Config

Shading Units
2304
TMUs
144
ROPs
32
Compute Units
36
L1 Cache
16 KB (per CU)
L2 Cache
2 MB

Theoretical Performance

Pixel Rate
39.46 GPixel/s
Texture Rate
177.6 GTexel/s
FP16 (half) performance
5.682 TFLOPS (1:1)
FP32 (float) performance
5.682 TFLOPS
FP64 (double) performance
355.1 GFLOPS (1:16)

Board Design

Slot Width
Single-slot
Length
9.5 inches
241 mm
TDP
150 W
Suggested PSU
350 W
Outputs
No outputs
Power Connectors
1x 6-pin
Board Number
D122

Graphics Features

DirectX
12.0 (12_0)
OpenGL
4.6
OpenCL
2.0
Vulkan
1.1.125
Shader Model
6.4

Ellesmere GPU Notes

Architecture Codename: Arctic Islands
Codename: Polaris 10
Old Codename: Cozumel / Hawaii Refresh
CLRX Version: GCN 1.2
Graphics/Compute: GFX8 (gfx803)
Display Core Engine: 11.2
Unified Video Decoder: 6.3
Video Compression Engine: 3.4