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AMD Radeon R7 512 Cores (Kaveri Desktop)

AMD Radeon R7 512 Cores (Kaveri Desktop)

The AMD Radeon R7 Graphics width 512 Cores is an integrated GPU in the AMD A10-7850K, A10-7800 and A10 PRO-7850B Kaveri Desktop APUs. 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 the top line A10 Kaveri Desktop APUs, the graphics card offers 512 shader cores (8 compute cores) with a maximum core clock of 720 MHz. The similar named AMD Radeon R7 in the A10-7700K, A8-7650K and A8-7600 offers only 384 Shaders but is in games only slightly slower.

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 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 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 (Carrizo) 256 @ 800 (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
Pipelines512 - 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.

Benchmarks

GFXBench 3.0 - Manhattan Offscreen OGL off screen
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min: 33.5     avg: 33.5 (9%)     median: 33.5 (9%)     max: 33.5 fps
Cinebench R15 - OpenGL 64Bit
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min: 43.5     avg: 43.5 (28%)     median: 43.5 (28%)     max: 43.5 Points
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7 - T-Rex HD Offscreen C24Z16 1920x1080
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min: 128     avg: 128 (14%)     median: 128 (14%)     max: 128 fps
3DMark (2013) - Fire Strike Standard Graphics 1920x1080
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min: 1616     avg: 1616 (7%)     median: 1616 (7%)     max: 1616 Points
3DMark (2013) - Fire Strike Standard Score 1920x1080
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min: 1477     avg: 1477 (6%)     median: 1477 (6%)     max: 1477 Points
3DMark (2013) - Ice Storm Unlimited Graphics Score 1280x720 offscreen
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min: 91999     avg: 91999 (21%)     median: 91999 (21%)     max: 91999 Points
3DMark (2013) - Ice Storm Extreme Graphics 1920x1080
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min: 58792     avg: 58792 (16%)     median: 58792 (16%)     max: 58792 Points
3DMark (2013) - Ice Storm Standard Graphics 1280x720
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min: 85679     avg: 85679 (11%)     median: 85679 (11%)     max: 85679 Points
Unigine Heaven 3.0 - OpenGL, Normal Tessellation, High Shaders 1920x1080
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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
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min: 19.7     avg: 19.7 (7%)     median: 19.7 (7%)     max: 19.7 fps
ComputeMark v2.1 - Normal, Score 1024x600
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min: 1495     avg: 1495 (9%)     median: 1495 (9%)     max: 1495 Points
LuxMark v2.0 64Bit - Room Scene, OpenCL GPUs-only
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min: 266     avg: 266 (7%)     median: 266 (7%)     max: 266 Samples/s
3DMark 11 - Performance GPU 1280x720
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min: 2302     avg: 2302 (8%)     median: 2302 (8%)     max: 2302 points
3DMark 11 - Performance 1280x720
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min: 2444     avg: 2444 (12%)     median: 2444 (12%)     max: 2444 points
3DMark Vantage - P GPU no PhysX 1280x1024
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min: 7550     avg: 7550 (11%)     median: 7550 (11%)     max: 7550 Points
3DMark 06
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min: 9878     avg: 9878 (26%)     median: 9878 (26%)     max: 9878 Points
Unigine Heaven 2.1 - high, Tesselation (normal), DirectX11 1280x1024
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min: 26.8     avg: 26.8 (14%)     median: 26.8 (14%)     max: 26.8 fps
SPECviewperf 12 - Solidworks (sw-03) 1900x1060
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min: 28.9     avg: 28.9 (28%)     median: 28.9 (28%)     max: 28.9 fps
SPECviewperf 12 - Siemens NX (snx-02) 1900x1060
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min: 5.9     avg: 5.9 (7%)     median: 5.9 (7%)     max: 5.9 fps
SPECviewperf 12 - Showcase (showcase-01) 1900x1060
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min: 9.2     avg: 9.2 (8%)     median: 9.2 (8%)     max: 9.2 fps
SPECviewperf 12 - Medical (medical-01) 1900x1060
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min: 4.9     avg: 4.9 (11%)     median: 4.9 (11%)     max: 4.9 fps
SPECviewperf 12 - Maya (maya-04) 1900x1060
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min: 14.6     avg: 14.6 (9%)     median: 14.6 (9%)     max: 14.6 fps
SPECviewperf 12 - Energy (energy-01) 1900x1060
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min: 0.27     avg: 0.3 (0%)     median: 0.3 (0%)     max: 0.27 fps
SPECviewperf 12 - Creo (creo-01) 1900x1060
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min: 14.8     avg: 14.8 (18%)     median: 14.8 (18%)     max: 14.8 fps
SPECviewperf 12 - Catia (catia-04) 1900x1060
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min: 16.9     avg: 16.9 (17%)     median: 16.9 (17%)     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.

Far Cry Primal
low 1280x720
31  fps     Compare
med. 1920x1080
14  fps     Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
XCOM 2

XCOM 2

2016
low 1280x720
28  fps     Compare
med. 1920x1080
9.4  fps     Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Rise of the Tomb Raider
low 1024x768
31  fps     Compare
med. 1366x768
18.9  fps     Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Rainbow Six Siege
low 1024x768
68  fps     Compare
med. 1366x768
43.9  fps     Compare
high 1920x1080
23.7  fps     Compare
ultra 1920x1080
17.4  fps     Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings med..
Just Cause 3
low 1024x768
26.6  fps     Compare
med. 1366x768
24.4  fps     Compare
high 1920x1080
14.1  fps     Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Call of Duty: Black Ops 3
low 1024x768
48  fps     Compare
med. 1366x768
28.9  fps     Compare
high 1920x1080
14.3  fps     Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
FIFA 16

FIFA 16

2015
low 1280x720
84  fps     Compare
high 1366x768
58  fps     Compare
ultra 1920x1080
29.6  fps     Compare