AMD Radeon R7 M265

AMD Radeon R7 M265

The AMD Radeon R7 M265 is a (lower) mid-range DirectX 11 graphics card for laptops. Just like the older Radeon HD 8750M, it is based on the Mars chip (28nm GCN architecture) with 384 shader cores, 24 TMUs and 8 ROPs. The core is clocked at up to 825 MHz and can access up to 2 GB of DDR3 memory (1000 MHz, 128 bit).

Performance

The performance of the Radeon R7 M265 is similar to the Nvidia GeForce GT 640M and GeForce GT 730M. Current and demanding games of 2013/2014 will run fluently only in low resolutions and detail settings. In older games, however, higher quality settings will be possible.

The 384 shaders can be used with OpenCL 1.2 for general-purpose calculations (as 6 compute units). Compared to old TeraScale 2 chips, the GCN-based Mars architecture offers improved performance in this framework.

Features

Features of the R7 M265 include video decoding for MPEG-4 AVC/H.264, VC-1, MPEG-2, and Flash directly by the AMD GPU. Multi-View Codec (MVC) and MPEG-4 part 2 (DivX, xVid) HD videos are compatible as well.

The R7 series also supports automatic graphics switching between the integrated GPU and discrete GPU. Called Enduro, the technology supersedes AMD's Dynamic Switchable Graphics and is similar to Nvidia's Optimus. Furthermore, the M265 can directly support multiple monitors using Eyefinity Technology if Enduro is disabled.

Other features include ZeroCore for reducing power consumption when the display is turned off and Power Gating to power down areas of the chip that are not used. PowerTune allows automatic overclocking and underclocking of the graphics card as long as the GPU is within its TDP limit. For example, the chip may be underclocked when running FurMark and OCCT, but will overclock in certain games like Lost Planet, Crysis or Resident Evil 5.

The integrated HD audio processor is able to transmit HD Audio (TrueHD or DTS Master Audio) over HDMI and DisplayPort (e.g., for Blu-Ray videos). Additionally, it allows audio output simultaneously and in parallel to multiple devices with the new Discrete Digital Multipoint Audio (DDMA) feature.

Power consumption

The power consumption should be similar to the old Radeon HD 8750M or the Nvidia GeForce GT 730M. As a result, the R7 M265 is best suited for 13-inch notebooks or larger.

ManufacturerAMD
Radeon R7 M200 Series
Radeon R7 M265 384 @ 825MHz128 Bit @ 2000MHz
CodenameMars
ArchitectureGCN
Pipelines384 - unified
Core Speed *825 MHz
Memory Speed *2000 MHz
Memory Bus Width128 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5, DDR3
Max. Amount of Memory2048 MB
Shared Memoryno
DirectXDirectX 11.2 Tier 1, Shader 5.0
Transistors1040 Million
technology28 nm
FeaturesMantle, PCIe 3.0, Zero Core, PowerTune
Notebook Sizemedium sized
Date of Announcement07.01.2014
* The specified clock rates are only guidelines for the manufacturer and can be altered by them.

Benchmarks

3DMark (2013) - Ice Storm Standard Graphics 1280x720
0% 100%
min: 45208      avg: 45208 (13%)     median: 45208 (13%)     max: 45208 Points
3DMark (2013) - Cloud Gate Standard Graphics 1280x720
0% 100%
min: 8299      avg: 8401.5 (11%)     median: 8401.5 (11%)     max: 8504 Points
3DMark (2013) - Fire Strike Standard Graphics 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 1322      avg: 1322 (11%)     median: 1322 (11%)     max: 1322 Points
3DMark 11 - Performance 1280x720
0% 100%
min: 2012      avg: 2012 (16%)     median: 2012 (16%)     max: 2012 points
3DMark 11 - Performance GPU 1280x720
0% 100%
min: 1882      avg: 1882 (12%)     median: 1882 (12%)     max: 1882 points
Cinebench R11.5 - OpenGL 64Bit
0% 100%
min: 32.4      avg: 32.5 (30%)     median: 32.5 (30%)     max: 32.69 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.

AssassinĀ“s Creed IV: Black Flag
low:
16.9  fps      Compare
med.:
13.1  fps      Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Battlefield 4
low:
24.3 44.7 ~ 34 fps      Compare
med.:
17.1 35.7 ~ 26 fps      Compare
high:
26.7  fps      Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Fifa 14
Fifa 14 (2013)
low:
30  fps      Compare
med.:
60  fps      Compare
high:
60  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings high.
Dota 2
Dota 2 (2013)
low:
81.5  fps      Compare
med.:
55.1  fps      Compare
ultra:
27.7  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings med..
Company of Heroes 2
low:
30.1  fps      Compare
med.:
24  fps      Compare
ultra:
13.8  fps      Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
BioShock Infinite
low:
68 71.8 ~ 70 fps      Compare
med.:
39.9 42.5 ~ 41 fps      Compare
high:
33.3 35.1 ~ 34 fps      Compare
ultra:
11  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings med..
Tomb Raider
Tomb Raider (2013)
low:
59.4 74 ~ 67 fps      Compare
med.:
43.1 45.6 ~ 44 fps      Compare
high:
30.9 31.4 ~ 31 fps      Compare
ultra:
14.8  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings med..
Crysis 3
Crysis 3 (2013)
low:
32.9  fps      Compare
med.:
21  fps      Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Hitman: Absolution
low:
30.8  fps      Compare
med.:
25.3  fps      Compare
high:
18.2  fps      Compare
ultra:
8  fps      Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Call of Duty: Black Ops 2
low:
79.8  fps      Compare
med.:
46.5  fps      Compare
high:
26.6  fps      Compare
ultra:
18.2  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings med..
Medal of Honor: Warfighter
low:
59.3  fps      Compare
med.:
39.1  fps      Compare
high:
30.6  fps      Compare
ultra:
11.9  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings med..
Dishonored
Dishonored (2012)
low:
68.3  fps      Compare
med.:
55  fps      Compare
high:
48.6  fps      Compare
ultra:
27.4  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings high.
Max Payne 3
Max Payne 3 (2012)
low:
27  fps      Compare
med.:
24.8  fps      Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Diablo III
Diablo III (2012)
low:
87.1  fps      Compare
med.:
59  fps      Compare
high:
48.4  fps      Compare
ultra:
31.5  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings high.
Anno 2070
Anno 2070 (2011)
low:
109.6  fps      Compare
med.:
50.9  fps      Compare
high:
31.2  fps      Compare
ultra:
15.3  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings med..
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
low:
55.1  fps      Compare
med.:
38.5  fps      Compare
high:
28.7  fps      Compare
ultra:
16.7  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings med..
Batman: Arkham City
low:
94  fps      Compare
med.:
74  fps      Compare
high:
31  fps      Compare
ultra:
15  fps      Compare