AMD Radeon R7 (Kaveri)

AMD Radeon R7 (Kaveri)

The AMD Radeon R7 (Kaveri) is an integrated DirectX 11.2 graphics card found on a number of AMD Kaveri APUs. Depending on the APU model, the GPU can offer all 512 GCN shaders and 8 compute cores, such as on the FX-7600P. Alternatively, other APUs may only feature 384 shaders and 6 compute cores, such as on the FX-7500. Additionally, 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 DDR3-2133.

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 shader count, core clock speed, and memory support between various Radeon R7 models, the performance of the Radeon R7 can vary greatly between different APUs. While the fastest GPU version in the FX-7600P can compete with a dedicated GeForce GT 740M, the slower version in the FX-7500 only 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
Pipelines512 - unified
Core Speed *553 - 686 (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 FX-7600P4 x 2700 MHz, 35 W? MHz686 MHz
min. - max.? - ? MHz686 - 686 MHz

Benchmarks

3DMark 11 - Performance 1280x720
0% 100%
min: 1473      avg: 1807.5 (14%)     median: 1807.5 (14%)     max: 2142 points
- Range of benchmark values for this graphics card
- Average benchmark values for this graphics card

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Class 1
GeForce GTX 590
GeForce GTX 580
Radeon HD 6970
GeForce GTX 570
GeForce GTX 560 Ti
Radeon HD 5850
Radeon HD 7770
Radeon HD 7770
GeForce GTX 460 768MB
Radeon HD 6790
Radeon HD 5770
GeForce GTX 550 Ti
Class 2
GeForce GTS 450
Radeon HD 4850
Class 3
Radeon HD 5670
GeForce GT 240
Radeon R6 M255DX
GeForce GT 430
Radeon HD 5570
GeForce GT 220
Radeon HD 6450 GDDR5
Class 4
Radeon R3 (Mullins/Beema)
Class 5
PowerVR GX6450
Radeon HD 4350
GeForce G 107M *
Chrome9HD *
Class 6
unknown *

* Approximate position of the graphics adapter

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Author: Klaus Hinum (Update: 2014-05-26)