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AMD Radeon R7 M380

AMD Radeon R7 M380

The AMD Radeon R7 M380 is a dedicated graphics card for laptops. It is based on the a 28nm GCN core with 10 compute units and a 128 Bit DDR3 memory bus. Despite the similar name, the R9 M380 offers a better performance due to 2 more compute units and GDDR5 graphics memory. The R7 M380 is similar to the R9 M375 (which is slightly higher clocked) and therefore is position in the mid-range in 2015.

Performance

If slow DDR3 graphics memory is used, the performance should be somewhere close to a Radeon R9 M270 (see for gaming benchmarks). Therefore, demanding games are running in low to medium details.

The 640 shaders can be used with OpenCL 1.2 for general-purpose calculations (as 10 compute units).

Features

Features of the R7-M380 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 M380 can directly support multiple monitors using Eyefinity Technology if Enduro is disabled.

Other features include ZeroCore to reduce the power consumption when the display is turned off and Power Gating to power down areas of the chip that are not used. 

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.

ManufacturerAMD
Radeon R7 M300 Series
Radeon R7 M380 640 @ 915 MHz128 Bit @ 2000 MHz
Radeon R7 M370 384 @ 875 MHz128 Bit @ 3600 MHz
Radeon R7 M360 384 @ 1125 MHz64 Bit @ 2000 MHz
Radeon R7 M340 320 @ 1021 MHz64 Bit @ 2000 MHz
ArchitectureGCN
Pipelines640 - unified
Core Speed *915 MHz
Memory Speed *2000 MHz
Memory Bus Width128 Bit
Memory TypeDDR3
Max. Amount of Memory4096 MB
Shared Memoryno
DirectXDirectX 12 (FL 11_1)
technology28 nm
FeaturesDirectX 12, Mantle, OpenGL 4.3, OpenCL 1.2, Vulkan?, PowerTune, Enduro, App Acceleration
Notebook Sizemedium sized
Date of Announcement07.05.2015
Link to Manufacturer Pagehttp://www.amd.com/en-us/products/graphi...
* The specified clock rates are only guidelines for the manufacturer and can be altered by them.

Benchmarks

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Class 1
Class 2
Quadro M2200 *
GeForce GTX 580
Radeon HD 6970
GeForce GTX 570
Quadro M620 *
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
Quadro M520 *
Radeon HD 4850
Class 3
GeForce GTS 450
Radeon HD 5670
GeForce GT 240
GeForce GT 430
Class 4
Radeon HD 5570
GeForce GT 220
Radeon HD 6450 GDDR5
Mali-T880 MP2
Class 5
Radeon HD 4350
GeForce G 107M *
Chrome9HD *
Mali-T830 MP2
Class 6
unknown *

* Approximate position of the graphics adapter

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Klaus Hinum (Update: 2016-01-26)