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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 placed 8,192 MB GDDR5 memory on the card, 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 connectors, 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
3%
Radeon HD 4550
4%
Radeon HD 5450
5%
Radeon HD 6450
5%
GeForce GT 520
7%
GeForce GT 220
9%
GeForce GT 430
9%
Radeon HD 5570
10%
Radeon HD 4670
10%
GeForce GT 440
10%
GeForce GT 240
12%
GeForce 9600 GT
13%
Radeon HD 5670
14%
GeForce GT 640
14%
GeForce 9800 GT
15%
Radeon HD 6670
15%
Radeon HD 4830
16%
Radeon HD 4770
17%
Radeon HD 4850
17%
GeForce GTS 250
18%
GeForce GTS 450
19%
Radeon HD 5750
21%
Radeon HD 7750
21%
Radeon HD 5770
22%
GeForce GTX 260
22%
Radeon HD 4870
22%
Radeon Vega 8
22%
GeForce GTX 550 Ti
23%
GeForce GTX 650
24%
Radeon HD 5830
25%
Radeon HD 6790
26%
Radeon HD 4890
26%
GeForce GTX 460
27%
Radeon RX Vega 11
27%
GeForce GT 1030
27%
GeForce GTX 275
27%
Radeon HD 7770 GHz Edition
27%
GeForce GTX 280
28%
GeForce GTX 465
29%
Radeon HD 6850
30%
GeForce GTX 285
32%
Radeon HD 5850
32%
Radeon HD 7790
32%
GeForce GTX 650 Ti
34%
Radeon RX 550
34%
GeForce GTX 470
35%
Radeon HD 6870
38%
Radeon HD 5870
39%
GeForce GTX 560 Ti
39%
Radeon HD 4870 X2
40%
GeForce GTX 750 Ti
40%
Radeon HD 6950
41%
GeForce GTX 295
42%
GeForce GTX 650 Ti Boost
42%
Radeon HD 7850
43%
GeForce GTX 480
45%
Radeon HD 6970
46%
Radeon R7 265
46%
Radeon RX 460
46%
Radeon R7 370
46%
GeForce GTX 660
47%
GeForce GTX 570
47%
Radeon RX 560
50%
GeForce GTX 950
51%
Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition
52%
Radeon R9 270X
53%
GeForce GTX 660 Ti
53%
GeForce GTX 580
53%
GeForce GTX 1050
53%
Radeon HD 7950
54%
Radeon HD 5970
56%
GeForce GTX 760
60%
GeForce GTX 670
62%
GeForce GTX 960
63%
Radeon R9 380
64%
Radeon R9 285
64%
Radeon HD 7970
65%
GeForce GTX 680
67%
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti
68%
GeForce GTX 770
70%
Radeon HD 6990
72%
Radeon R9 280X
73%
GeForce GTX 590
73%
Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition
81%
GeForce GTX 780
83%
GeForce GTX 1650
89%
Radeon RX 470
90%
Radeon R9 290
96%
Radeon R9 390
96%
Radeon R9 290X
98%
GeForce GTX 970
99%
GeForce GTX TITAN
100%
Radeon RX 570
100%
Radeon Instinct MI6
100%
GeForce GTX 780 Ti
102%
Radeon R9 390X
102%
Radeon HD 7990
103%
Radeon RX 480
104%
GeForce GTX 690
109%
Radeon RX 580
111%
GeForce GTX 980
113%
GeForce GTX 1060 6 GB
113%
Radeon R9 FURY
113%
Radeon RX 590
124%
Radeon R9 295X2
126%
Radeon R9 FURY X
128%
GeForce GTX 980 Ti
138%
GeForce GTX TITAN X
145%
GeForce GTX 1660 Ti
145%
GeForce GTX 1070
152%
Radeon RX Vega 56
165%
GeForce GTX 1070 Ti
169%
Radeon RX Vega 64
169%
GeForce RTX 2060
173%
GeForce GTX 1080
199%
Radeon VII
199%
GeForce RTX 2070
209%
TITAN X Pascal
214%
GeForce GTX 1080 Ti
231%
GeForce RTX 2080
267%
GeForce RTX 2080 Ti
Based on TPU review data: "Performance Summary" at 1920x1080
Performance estimated based on architecture, shader count and clocks.

Clock Speeds

GPU 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
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
1.1.101
Shader Model
6.4

Ellesmere GPU Notes

Architecture Codename: Arctic Islands
Codename: Polaris 10 (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