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AMD Radeon R7 384 Cores (Kaveri Desktop)

AMD Radeon R7 384 Cores (Kaveri Desktop)

The AMD Radeon R7 Graphics with 384 Shaders is integrated in the AMD Desktop Kaveri APUs AMD A10-7700K, A8-7650K and A8-7600. It is an integrated GPU without dedicated graphics memory and is based on the GCN 1.1 (or 2.0) architecture of the Hawaii desktop graphics cards (e.g. R9 290). However, it was altered for HSA use in the APU.

In the AMD A10-7700K, A8-7650K and 7600, the graphics card offers 384 of the 512 shader cores (6 of the 8 compute cores) with a maximum core clock of 720 MHz. Without 3D load, the R7 clocks at 351 MHz. It supports DirectX 12 (FL 12_0) in hardware, which is a big advantage over some GPUs from the competition (Intel Haswell e.g. 11.1, Nvidia Kepler and Maxwell v1 11.0).

The gaming performance in our tests was quite similar to the Radeon R7 in the A10-7850K. The missing shaders did not hurt in most of the gaming tests, as the memory bandwidth limits the performance. Compared to the Intel Iris Pro Graphics 5200 (in the Schenker S413), the Radeon R7 is positioned on the same level or slightly below on average. Many current games as of 2014 can be played fluently in medium resolutions and detail settings.

Test system: Asus A88XM-PLUS mainboard, 16 GB DDR3-2133 AMD Gamer memory

ManufacturerAMD
Radeon R Series
Radeon R7 512 Cores (Kaveri Desktop) 512 @ 720 MHz
Radeon R7 (Carrizo) 512 @ 800 (Boost) MHz64/128 Bit
Radeon R7 384 Cores (Kaveri Desktop) 384 @ 720 MHz
Radeon R7 (Kaveri) 512 @ 553 - 686 (Boost) MHz64/128 Bit
Radeon R6 (Carrizo) 384 @ 800 (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/Carrizo-L) 128 @ 850 (Boost) MHz64 Bit
Radeon R4 (Beema) 128 @ 800 MHz64 Bit
Radeon R3 (Mullins/Beema) 128 @ 350 - 686 (Boost) MHz64 Bit
Radeon R6 (Mullins) 128 @ 500 MHz64 Bit
Radeon R2 (Mullins/Beema) 128 @ 300 - 500 (Boost) MHz64 Bit
CodenameKaveri Spectre
ArchitectureGCN
Pipelines384 - unified
Core Speed *720 MHz
Shared Memoryyes
DirectXDirectX 12 (FL 12_0), Shader 5.2
technology28 nm
FeaturesHSA, OpenCL 2.0, DirectCompute 5.0
Date of Announcement14.01.2014
* The specified clock rates are only guidelines for the manufacturer and can be altered by them.
CPUGPU Base SpeedGPU Boost / Turbo
AMD A8-7650K4 x 3300 MHz, 95 W351 MHz720 MHz
min. - max.351 - 351 MHz720 - 720 MHz

Benchmarks

Cinebench R15 - Ref. Match 64Bit
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minmin: 98     avg: 98 (98%)     median: 98 (98%)     max: 98 Points
Cinebench R15 - OpenGL 64Bit
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minmin: 39.43     avg: 40.8 (27%)     median: 40.8 (27%)     max: 42.2 Points
3DMark (2013) - Fire Strike Standard Graphics 1920x1080
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minmin: 1374     avg: 1405.5 (7%)     median: 1405.5 (7%)     max: 1437 Points
3DMark (2013) - Fire Strike Standard Score 1920x1080
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minmin: 1274     avg: 1302 (10%)     median: 1302 (10%)     max: 1330 Points
3DMark (2013) - Cloud Gate Standard Graphics 1280x720
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minmin: 9511     avg: 9650.5 (8%)     median: 9650.5 (8%)     max: 9790 Points
3DMark (2013) - Cloud Gate Standard Score 1280x720
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minmin: 6201     avg: 6340.5 (22%)     median: 6340.5 (22%)     max: 6480 Points
3DMark (2013) - Ice Storm Unlimited Graphics Score 1280x720 offscreen
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minmin: 89776     avg: 89954 (23%)     median: 89954 (23%)     max: 90132 Points
3DMark (2013) - Ice Storm Extreme Graphics 1920x1080
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minmin: 56057     avg: 56941 (16%)     median: 56941 (16%)     max: 57825 Points
3DMark (2013) - Ice Storm Standard Graphics 1280x720
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minmin: 83946     avg: 83978.5 (11%)     median: 83978.5 (11%)     max: 84011 Points
Unigine Heaven 3.0 - OpenGL, Normal Tessellation, High Shaders 1920x1080
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minmin: 17.6     avg: 17.6 (16%)     median: 17.6 (16%)     max: 17.6 fps
Unigine Heaven 3.0 - DX 11, Normal Tessellation, High Shaders 1920x1080
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minmin: 17.8     avg: 17.8 (8%)     median: 17.8 (8%)     max: 17.8 fps
ComputeMark v2.1 - Normal, Score 1024x600
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minmin: 1133     avg: 1142.5 (14%)     median: 1142.5 (14%)     max: 1152 Points
LuxMark v2.0 64Bit - Room Scene, OpenCL GPUs-only
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minmin: 218     avg: 220.5 (9%)     median: 220.5 (9%)     max: 223 Samples/s
3DMark 11 - Performance 1280x720
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minmin: 2151     avg: 2152 (12%)     median: 2152 (12%)     max: 2153 points
3DMark Vantage - P GPU no PhysX 1280x1024
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minmin: 6690     avg: 6691.5 (13%)     median: 6691.5 (13%)     max: 6693 Points
3DMark Vantage - P Result no PhysX 1280x1024
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minmin: 7338     avg: 7338 (15%)     median: 7338 (15%)     max: 7338 Points
3DMark 06
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minmin: 9605     avg: 9937.5 (26%)     median: 9937.5 (26%)     max: 10270 Points
Unigine Heaven 2.1 - high, Tesselation (normal), DirectX11 1280x1024
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minmin: 24.5     avg: 24.5 (13%)     median: 24.5 (13%)     max: 24.5 fps
Cinebench R10 - Shading 32Bit
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minmin: 6950     avg: 7140.5 (49%)     median: 7140.5 (49%)     max: 7331 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.

GTA V

GTA V

2015
low 1024x768
52.7  fps      Compare
med. 1366x768
46.5  fps      Compare
high 1920x1080
12.4  fps      Compare
ultra 1920x1080
5  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings med..
Battlefield Hardline
low 1024x768
54  fps      Compare
med. 1366x768
37.1  fps      Compare
high 1920x1080
15  fps      Compare
ultra 1920x1080
9.5  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings med..
Evolve

Evolve

2015
low 1024x768
31.8  fps      Compare
med. 1366x768
24.7  fps      Compare
high 1920x1080
13.6  fps      Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Dragon Age: Inquisition
low 1024x768
45  fps      Compare
med. 1366x768
30  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
Assassin's Creed Unity
low 1024x768
0 (!)  fps      Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Alien: Isolation
low 1024x768
56  fps      Compare
med. 1366x768
37  fps      Compare
high 1920x1080
19.6  fps      Compare
ultra 1920x1080
15.5  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings med..
Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor
low 1280x720
44  fps      Compare
med. 1344x756
28.1  fps      Compare
high 1920x1080
14.8  fps      Compare
ultra 1920x1080
10.4  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
Watch Dogs
low 1024x768
34.1  fps      Compare
med. 1366x768
24.5  fps      Compare
high 1920x1080
8  fps      Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.