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AMD Radeon R7 in A10-7850K APU (Kaveri)

AMD Radeon R7 in A10-7850K

The AMD Radeon R7 Graphics is the name of the GPU in the AMD A10-7850K Kaveri APU. 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 A10-7850K, the graphics card offers 512 shader cores (8 compute cores) with a maximum core clock of 720 MHz. It supports DirectX 11.2 in hardware, which is a big advantage over the GPUs from the competition (Intel Haswell e.g. 11.1, Nvidia Kepler and Maxwell 11.0).

The gaming performance in our tests was slightly faster than the Intel Iris Pro Graphics 5200 (in the Schenker S413). Depending on the game either one of the GPUs lead, but all in all the R7 was faster in two more games (in March 2014). In most cases, the Radeon R7 is sufficient for a resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels and medium settings.

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

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 Spectre
ArchitectureGCN
Pipelines512 - unified
Core Speed *720 MHz
Shared Memoryyes
DirectXDirectX 11.2, 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.

Benchmarks

GFXBench 3.0 - Manhattan Offscreen off screen
0% 100%
min: 33.5      avg: 33.5 (15%)     median: 33.5 (15%)     max: 33.5 fps
Cinebench R15 - OpenGL 64Bit
0% 100%
min: 43.5      avg: 43.5 (30%)     median: 43.5 (30%)     max: 43.5 Points
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7 - T-Rex HD Offscreen C24Z16 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 128      avg: 128 (14%)     median: 128 (14%)     max: 128 fps
3DMark (2013) - Fire Strike Standard Graphics 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 1616      avg: 1616 (11%)     median: 1616 (11%)     max: 1616 Points
3DMark (2013) - Fire Strike Standard Score 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 1477      avg: 1477 (14%)     median: 1477 (14%)     max: 1477 Points
3DMark (2013) - Cloud Gate Standard Graphics 1280x720
0% 100%
min: 10341      avg: 10341 (11%)     median: 10341 (11%)     max: 10341 Points
3DMark (2013) - Cloud Gate Standard Score 1280x720
0% 100%
min: 6770      avg: 6770 (25%)     median: 6770 (25%)     max: 6770 Points
3DMark (2013) - Ice Storm Unlimited Graphics Score 1280x720 offscreen
0% 100%
min: 91999      avg: 91999 (24%)     median: 91999 (24%)     max: 91999 Points
3DMark (2013) - Ice Storm Extreme Graphics 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 58792      avg: 58792 (16%)     median: 58792 (16%)     max: 58792 Points
3DMark (2013) - Ice Storm Standard Graphics 1280x720
0% 100%
min: 85679      avg: 85679 (11%)     median: 85679 (11%)     max: 85679 Points
Unigine Heaven 3.0 - OpenGL, Normal Tessellation, High Shaders 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 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
0% 100%
min: 19.7      avg: 19.7 (12%)     median: 19.7 (12%)     max: 19.7 fps
ComputeMark v2.1 - Normal, Score 1024x600
0% 100%
min: 1495      avg: 1495 (18%)     median: 1495 (18%)     max: 1495 Points
LuxMark v2.0 64Bit - Room Scene, OpenCL GPUs-only
0% 100%
min: 266      avg: 266 (17%)     median: 266 (17%)     max: 266 Samples/s
LuxMark v2.0 64Bit - Sala Scene, OpenCL GPUs-only
0% 100%
min: 470      avg: 470 (16%)     median: 470 (16%)     max: 470 Samples/s
3DMark 11 - Performance GPU 1280x720
0% 100%
min: 2302      avg: 2302 (10%)     median: 2302 (10%)     max: 2302 points
3DMark 11 - Performance 1280x720
0% 100%
min: 2444      avg: 2444 (14%)     median: 2444 (14%)     max: 2444 points
3DMark 06
0% 100%
min: 9878      avg: 9878 (26%)     median: 9878 (26%)     max: 9878 Points
Unigine Heaven 2.1 - high, Tesselation (normal), DirectX11 1280x1024
0% 100%
min: 26.8      avg: 26.8 (14%)     median: 26.8 (14%)     max: 26.8 fps
SPECviewperf 12 - Solidworks (sw-03) 1900x1060
0% 100%
min: 28.9      avg: 28.9 (56%)     median: 28.9 (56%)     max: 28.9 fps
SPECviewperf 12 - Siemens NX (snx-02) 1900x1060
0% 100%
min: 5.9      avg: 5.9 (7%)     median: 5.9 (7%)     max: 5.9 fps
SPECviewperf 12 - Showcase (showcase-01) 1900x1060
0% 100%
min: 9.2      avg: 9.2 (20%)     median: 9.2 (20%)     max: 9.2 fps
SPECviewperf 12 - Medical (medical-01) 1900x1060
0% 100%
min: 4.9      avg: 4.9 (21%)     median: 4.9 (21%)     max: 4.9 fps
SPECviewperf 12 - Maya (maya-04) 1900x1060
0% 100%
min: 14.6      avg: 14.6 (17%)     median: 14.6 (17%)     max: 14.6 fps
SPECviewperf 12 - Energy (energy-01) 1900x1060
0% 100%
min: 0.27      avg: 0.3 (1%)     median: 0.3 (1%)     max: 0.27 fps
SPECviewperf 12 - Creo (creo-01) 1900x1060
0% 100%
min: 14.8      avg: 14.8 (20%)     median: 14.8 (20%)     max: 14.8 fps
SPECviewperf 12 - Catia (catia-04) 1900x1060
0% 100%
min: 16.9      avg: 16.9 (31%)     median: 16.9 (31%)     max: 16.9 fps
- 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.

Dragon Age: Inquisition
low 1024x768
47  fps      Compare
med. 1366x768
31  fps      Compare
high 1920x1080
12  fps      Compare
ultra 1920x1080
8  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
Far Cry 4

Far Cry 4

2014
low 1024x768
42.5  fps      Compare
med. 1366x768
30.8  fps      Compare
high 1920x1080
14.7  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
Assassin's Creed Unity
low 1024x768
24.3  fps      Compare
med. 1366x768
16.9  fps      Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare
low 1024x768
54.7  fps      Compare
med. 1366x768
33.6  fps      Compare
high 1920x1080
20.4  fps      Compare
ultra 1920x1080
10.4  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
Civilization: Beyond Earth
low 1024x768
65  fps      Compare
med. 1366x768
24  fps      Compare
high 1920x1080
15.6  fps      Compare
ultra 1920x1080
14  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
The Evil Within
low 1024x768
26.9  fps      Compare
med. 1366x768
21.9  fps      Compare
high 1920x1080
12  fps      Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Ryse: Son of Rome
low 1024x768
37.7  fps      Compare
med. 1366x768
24.3  fps      Compare
high 1920x1080
11.3  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
Alien: Isolation
low 1024x768
58  fps      Compare
med. 1366x768
40  fps      Compare
high 1920x1080
21.7  fps      Compare
ultra 1920x1080
16.8  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings med..
Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor
low 1280x720
41  fps      Compare
med. 1344x756
28.5  fps      Compare
high 1920x1080
17  fps      Compare
ultra 1920x1080
12.4  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
Fifa 15

Fifa 15

2014
low 1280x720
81  fps      Compare
high 1366x768
61  fps      Compare
ultra 1920x1080
29  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings high.
Sims 4

Sims 4

2014
low 1024x768
126  fps      Compare
med. 1366x768
51  fps      Compare
high 1920x1080
29.5  fps      Compare