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AMD Radeon R5 (Kaveri)

AMD Radeon R5 (Kaveri)

The AMD Radeon R5 (Kaveri) is an integrated DirectX 11.2 graphics card found on a number of AMD Kaveri APUs. The GPU offers 256 shaders and 4 compute cores (A8 Pro-7150B: 384 shaders / 6 compute cores) and can be found, for example, in the A8-7200P. The maximum core clock and memory speeds of the GPU depend on the overarching APU: While the ULV models are limited to DDR3-1600, the standard voltage models can support up to DDR3-1866.

Architecture and Features

Thanks to the new GCN 1.1 architecture, the Kaveri GPUs are significantly more efficient with higher performance compared to its VLIW-based predecessors Richland and Trinity. The graphics card can now handle both DirectX 11.2 "Tier 2" and the AMD Mantle API. The GPU is also able to accelerate various applications like Adobe Photoshop by utilizing OpenCL.

The revised video engine of Kaveri includes UVD 4.2 (Unified Video Decoder) and VCE 2.0 (Video Codec Engine). H.264 codec support has been slightly improved in several areas. However, H.265 is still not fully supported in hardware.

Performance

Due to significant differences in core clock speed and memory support between various Radeon R5 models, the performance can vary greatly between different APUs. While the fastest GPU version in the A8 Pro-7150B can compete with a dedicated GeForce GT 720M, the slower version in the A8-7100 only performs at the level of a GeForce 710M. Accordingly, games of 2014 can be played fluently only in low settings at 1024 x 768 or 1366 x 768 pixels.

Power Consumption

The power consumption of the entire Kaveri APU is rated at 19 Watts and 35 Watts for ULV and standard voltage models, respectively. Thus, the 28 nm chip is suited for smaller or medium sized (sub-)notebooks.

ManufacturerAMD
Radeon R Series

Radeon R7 in A10-7850K

512 @ 720 MHz

Radeon R7 in A10-7700K

384 @ 720 MHz

Radeon R7 (Kaveri)

512 @ 553 - 686 (Boost) MHz64/128 Bit

Radeon R6 (Kaveri)

384 @ 533 - 654 (Boost) MHz64/128 Bit
Radeon R5 (Kaveri) 256 @ 514 - 626 (Boost) MHz64/128 Bit

Radeon R4 (Kaveri)

192 @ 533 MHz64/128 Bit

Radeon R5 (Beema)

128 @ 800 MHz64 Bit

Radeon R4 (Beema)

128 @ 800 MHz64 Bit

Radeon R3 (Mullins/Beema)

128 @ 350 - 600 (Boost) MHz64 Bit

Radeon R3 (Mullins/Beema)

128 @ 350 - 600 (Boost) MHz64 Bit

Radeon R6 (Mullins)

128 @ 500 MHz64 Bit

Radeon R2 (Mullins/Beema)

128 @ 300 - 500 (Boost) MHz64 Bit
CodenameKaveri
ArchitectureGCN 1.1
Pipelines256 - unified
Core Speed *514 - 626 (Boost) MHz
Memory Bus Width64/128 Bit
Shared Memoryyes
DirectXDirectX 11.2, Shader 5.0
Transistors2410 Million
technology28 nm
FeaturesUVD 4.2, VCE 2.0
Notebook Sizemedium sized
Date of Announcement04.06.2014
* The specified clock rates are only guidelines for the manufacturer and can be altered by them.
CPUGPU Base SpeedGPU Boost / Turbo
AMD A8-7200P4 x 2400 MHz, 35 W553 MHz626 MHz
AMD A8 Pro-7150B4 x 1900 MHz, 19 W? MHz533 MHz
AMD A8-71004 x 1800 MHz, 19 W? MHz514 MHz
min. - max.553 - ? MHz514 - 626 MHz

Benchmarks

GFXBench 3.0 - Manhattan Offscreen off screen
0% 100%
min: 14.4      avg: 14.4 (1%)     median: 14.4 (1%)     max: 14.4 fps
GFXBench 3.0 - Manhattan Onscreen on screen
0% 100%
min: 22.7      avg: 22.7 (1%)     median: 22.7 (1%)     max: 22.7 fps
Cinebench R15 - OpenGL 64Bit
0% 100%
min: 18.03      avg: 18 (12%)     median: 18 (12%)     max: 18.03 Points
3DMark (2013) - Cloud Gate Standard Graphics 1280x720
0% 100%
min: 3959      avg: 3959 (4%)     median: 3959 (4%)     max: 3959 Points
3DMark (2013) - Ice Storm Standard Graphics 1280x720
0% 100%
min: 36559      avg: 36559 (5%)     median: 36559 (5%)     max: 36559 Points
LuxMark v2.0 64Bit - Sala Scene, OpenCL GPUs-only
0% 100%
min: 183      avg: 183 (6%)     median: 183 (6%)     max: 183 Samples/s
- Range of benchmark values for this graphics card
- Average benchmark values for this graphics card

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 detailled information on the benchmark results, click on the fps number.

The Evil Within
low 1024x768
9.4  fps      Compare
med. 1366x768
7.6  fps      Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Ryse: Son of Rome
low 1024x768
11  fps      Compare
med. 1366x768
7.2  fps      Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Alien: Isolation
low 1024x768
21.3  fps      Compare
med. 1366x768
14.2  fps      Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Fifa 15

Fifa 15

2014
low 1280x720
21.3  fps      Compare
high 1366x768
17.6  fps      Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Wolfenstein: The New Order
low 1280x720
17.4  fps      Compare
med. 1280x720
13.9  fps      Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Thief

Thief

2014
low 1024x768
9.9  fps      Compare
med. 1366x768
6.8  fps      Compare
high 1366x768
5.7  fps      Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
X-Plane 10.25
low 1024x768
23.6  fps      Compare
med. 1366x768
13.2  fps      Compare
high 1366x768
5.9  fps      Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Battlefield 4
low 1024x768
16.5  fps      Compare
med. 1366x768
12  fps      Compare
high 1366x768
9.2  fps      Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Batman: Arkham Origins
low 1024x768
28  fps      Compare
med. 1366x768
16  fps      Compare
high 1366x768
10  fps      Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Total War: Rome II
low 1024x768
27  fps      Compare
med. 1366x768
20.3  fps      Compare
high 1366x768
17.1  fps      Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Saints Row IV
low 1280x720
18.5  fps      Compare
med. 1366x768
14.5  fps      Compare
high 1366x768
7.9  fps      Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
The Bureau: XCOM Declassified
low 1024x768
19.6  fps      Compare
med. 1366x768
11.2  fps      Compare
high 1366x768
8.6  fps      Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
GRID 2

GRID 2

2013
low 1024x768
47.6  fps      Compare
med. 1366x768
26.2  fps      Compare
high 1366x768
19.3  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
Metro: Last Light
low 1024x768
14.9  fps      Compare
med. 1366x768
11.2  fps      Compare
high 1366x768
6.9  fps      Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
BioShock Infinite
low 1280x720
31  fps      Compare
med. 1366x768
16.8  fps      Compare
high 1366x768
13.9  fps      Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm
low 1024x768
75.3  fps      Compare
med. 1366x768
28.3  fps      Compare
high 1366x768
17.6  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.