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AMD Radeon R6 (Kaveri)

AMD Radeon R6 (Kaveri)

The AMD Radeon R6 (Kaveri) is an integrated DirectX 11.2 graphics card found on a number of AMD Kaveri APUs. The GPU offers 384 shaders and 6 compute cores (128 shaders / 2 compute cores deactivated) and can be found, for example, in the A10-7400P. 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 R6 models, the performance can vary greatly between different APUs. While the fastest GPU version in the A10-7400P can compete with a dedicated GeForce GT 730M, the slower version in the A10-7300 hardly performs at the level of a GeForce GT 720M. Accordingly, games of 2014 can be played fluently in low to medium 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
Pipelines384 - unified
Core Speed *533 - 654 (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 A10-7400P4 x 2500 MHz, 35 W576 MHz654 MHz
AMD A10 Pro-7350B4 x 2100 MHz, 19 W? MHz553 MHz
AMD A10-73004 x 1900 MHz, 19 W? MHz533 MHz
min. - max.576 - ? MHz533 - 654 MHz

Benchmarks

Cinebench R15 - Ref. Match 64Bit
0% 100%
min: 98      avg: 98 (10%)     median: 98 (10%)     max: 98 Points
Cinebench R15 - OpenGL 64Bit
0% 100%
min: 18.76      avg: 21.9 (15%)     median: 21.4 (15%)     max: 25.87 Points
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7 - T-Rex HD Onscreen C24Z16
0% 100%
min: 48      avg: 48 (74%)     median: 48 (74%)     max: 48 fps
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7 - T-Rex HD Offscreen C24Z16 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 85      avg: 85 (9%)     median: 85 (9%)     max: 85 fps
3DMark (2013) - Fire Strike Standard Graphics 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 555      avg: 759 (6%)     median: 770.5 (6%)     max: 940 Points
3DMark (2013) - Fire Strike Standard Score 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 511      avg: 694.8 (7%)     median: 707.5 (7%)     max: 853 Points
3DMark (2013) - Cloud Gate Standard Graphics 1280x720
0% 100%
min: 3989      avg: 5296 (6%)     median: 5336 (6%)     max: 6523 Points
3DMark (2013) - Cloud Gate Standard Score 1280x720
0% 100%
min: 2822      avg: 3373.3 (12%)     median: 3442 (13%)     max: 3787 Points
3DMark (2013) - Ice Storm Standard Graphics 1280x720
0% 100%
min: 33037      avg: 39582.8 (5%)     median: 41211 (5%)     max: 42872 Points
Unigine Heaven 3.0 - OpenGL, Normal Tessellation, High Shaders 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 8.2      avg: 8.2 (7%)     median: 8.2 (7%)     max: 8.2 fps
Unigine Heaven 3.0 - DX 11, Normal Tessellation, High Shaders 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 10.6      avg: 10.6 (7%)     median: 10.6 (7%)     max: 10.6 fps
ComputeMark v2.1 - Normal, Score 1024x600
0% 100%
min: 749      avg: 776.5 (9%)     median: 776.5 (9%)     max: 804 Points
LuxMark v2.0 64Bit - Room Scene, OpenCL GPUs-only
0% 100%
min: 108      avg: 135.5 (9%)     median: 135.5 (9%)     max: 163 Samples/s
LuxMark v2.0 64Bit - Sala Scene, OpenCL GPUs-only
0% 100%
min: 225      avg: 257.5 (9%)     median: 257.5 (9%)     max: 290 Samples/s
3DMark 11 - Performance GPU 1280x720
0% 100%
min: 987      avg: 1161.3 (7%)     median: 1184 (7%)     max: 1290 points
3DMark 11 - Performance 1280x720
0% 100%
min: 1034      avg: 1262.2 (9%)     median: 1306 (9%)     max: 1420 points
3DMark Vantage - P GPU no PhysX 1280x1024
0% 100%
min: 3212      avg: 3676.7 (8%)     median: 3796 (8%)     max: 4022 Points
3DMark Vantage - P Result no PhysX 1280x1024
0% 100%
min: 3592      avg: 3996.3 (10%)     median: 4114 (10%)     max: 4283 Points
3DMark 06
0% 100%
min: 4320      avg: 5673.7 (15%)     median: 5989 (16%)     max: 6712 Points
3DMark 05 - Standard 1024x768
0% 100%
min: 7324      avg: 7492.5 (20%)     median: 7492.5 (20%)     max: 7661 Points
3DMark 03 - Standard 1024x768
0% 100%
min: 12557      avg: 15444.5 (10%)     median: 15444.5 (10%)     max: 18332 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - OpenGL 64Bit
0% 100%
min: 17.09      avg: 19.8 (16%)     median: 19.2 (16%)     max: 23.53 Points
Cinebench R10 - Shading 32Bit
0% 100%
min: 3574      avg: 3875.7 (27%)     median: 3868 (26%)     max: 4185 Points
- 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.

Fifa 15

Fifa 15

2014
low 1280x720
26.7  fps      Compare
high 1366x768
18.3  fps      Compare
ultra 1920x1080
8.2  fps      Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Sims 4

Sims 4

2014
low 1024x768
89.7  fps      Compare
med. 1366x768
26.9  fps      Compare
high 1920x1080
12.6  fps      Compare
ultra 1920x1080
10.6  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
GRID: Autosport
low 1024x768
70.1  fps      Compare
med. 1366x768
30.7  fps      Compare
high 1920x1080
17  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
Watch Dogs
low 1024x768
17.5  fps      Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Wolfenstein: The New Order
low 1280x720
29.6  fps      Compare
med. 1280x720
29.1  fps      Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Thief

Thief

2014
low 1024x768
9.8 11.8 12.5 18.8 ~ 13 fps      Compare
med. 1366x768
3.7 9 ~ 6 fps      Compare
high 1366x768
3.2 6.9 ~ 5 fps      Compare
ultra 1920x1080
3.6  fps      Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
X-Plane 10.25
low 1024x768
28.4  fps      Compare
med. 1366x768
11.8  fps      Compare
high 1366x768
5.1  fps      Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Call of Duty: Ghosts
low 1024x768
26.3  fps      Compare
med. 1366x768
22.3  fps      Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Batman: Arkham Origins
low 1024x768
30  fps      Compare
med. 1366x768
17  fps      Compare
high 1366x768
11  fps      Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
F1 2013

F1 2013

2013
low 1024x768
35  fps      Compare
med. 1366x768
25  fps      Compare
high 1366x768
23  fps      Compare
ultra 1920x1080
13  fps      Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Total War: Rome II
low 1024x768
35.5  fps      Compare
med. 1366x768
26.8  fps      Compare
high 1366x768
22.7  fps      Compare
ultra 1920x1080
6.3  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
Saints Row IV
low 1280x720
18.9  fps      Compare
med. 1366x768
15.2  fps      Compare
high 1366x768
7.8  fps      Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
The Bureau: XCOM Declassified
low 1024x768
19.8  fps      Compare
med. 1366x768
13.1  fps      Compare
high 1366x768
9.1  fps      Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Splinter Cell: Blacklist
low 1024x768
21.1  fps      Compare
med. 1366x768
15.7  fps      Compare
high 1366x768
7.6  fps      Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Dota 2

Dota 2

2013
low 1024x768
42.2 43.8 ~ 43 fps      Compare
med. 1366x768
24.5 27.6 ~ 26 fps      Compare
ultra 1920x1080
15.1  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
GRID 2

GRID 2

2013
low 1024x768
49.5  fps      Compare
med. 1366x768
27.1  fps      Compare
high 1366x768
20.7  fps      Compare
ultra 1920x1080
12.5  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
Metro: Last Light
low 1024x768
20.5  fps      Compare
med. 1366x768
16.2  fps      Compare
high 1366x768
10.1  fps      Compare
ultra 1920x1080
5.1  fps      Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
BioShock Infinite
low 1280x720
28.7 31.2 45.9 46 ~ 38 fps      Compare
med. 1366x768
15.4 17.3 26.2 26.8 ~ 21 fps      Compare
high 1366x768
12.5 13.9 22.4 23.2 ~ 18 fps      Compare