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AMD Radeon 530

The Radeon 530 is a dedicated entry-level graphics card for laptops that was released in 2017. According to AMD, there are several different versions with 384 or 320 shader units and DDR3 or GDDR5 64-bit graphics memory. However, they are not based on one of the newer RX series Polaris chips, but most likely using the same architecture as the Radeon R7 M445 / M440 / M340 / M260 / 8650M / 8590M (384 shader units, 28 nm GCN) and M430 / M330 / M230 (320 shader units, 28 nm Sun GCN). AMD claims that the clock speed of the Radeon 530 can reach 1,024 MHz.

Considering the above, the game performance of the Radeon 530 should fall between the Radeon R7 M440 (320 shader units, DDR3), Radeon R7 M460 (384 shader units, DDR3) and Radeon R7 M445 (320 shader units, GDDR5) (see these pages for detailed gaming benchmarks). Graphically intensive games such as Dishonored 2, Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare or XCOM 2 should not run smoothly on this GPU. Less demanding games like Overwatch, Fifa 17 (with a fast CPU), or Farming Simulator 17, would run well, but using low to medium detail settings. For detailed game benchmarks, visit the pages of the previously linked cards. According to the specs, the DDR3 version could be slower than the Radeon 520, that is specified with 320 shaders and GDDR5.

ManufacturerAMD
Radeon 500 Series
Radeon 530 384 @ 1024 MHz64 Bit @ 2250 MHz
Radeon 520 (compare) 320 @ 1030 MHz64 Bit @ 2250 MHz
ArchitectureGCN
Pipelines384 - unified
Core Speed1024 MHz
Memory Speed2250 MHz
Memory Bus Width64 Bit
Memory TypeDDR3/GDDR5
Max. Amount of Memory2048 MB
Shared Memoryno
DirectXDirectX 12, Shader 5.0
technology28 nm
FeaturesDirectX 12, Mantle, OpenGL, OpenCL 1.2, Vulkan
Date of Announcement21.03.2017
Link to Manufacturer Pagehttp://www.amd.com/en/products/graphics/...

Benchmarks

3DMark - Ice Storm Unlimited Graphics Score 1280x720 offscreen
min: 69759     avg: 89027     median: 89027 (20%)     max: 108295 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Extreme Graphics 1920x1080
min: 46594     avg: 49386     median: 49386 (7%)     max: 52178 Points
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Score 1280x720
min: 3749     avg: 5060     median: 5060 (10%)     max: 6371 Points
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Graphics 1280x720
min: 6266     avg: 6321.5     median: 6321.5 (4%)     max: 6377 Points
3DMark - Fire Strike Score 1920x1080
min: 1062     avg: 1145     median: 1145 (5%)     max: 1228 Points
3DMark - Fire Strike Graphics 1920x1080
min: 1224     avg: 1294.5     median: 1294.5 (3%)     max: 1365 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Standard Graphics 1280x720
min: 58406     avg: 62027.5     median: 62027.5 (8%)     max: 65649 Points
3DMark 11 - Performance 1280x720
min: 2121     avg: 2314.5     median: 2314.5 (8%)     max: 2508 points
3DMark 11 - Performance GPU 1280x720
min: 2320     avg: 2323.5     median: 2323.5 (5%)     max: 2327 points
3DMark Vantage
P Result 1280x1024 +
P GPU no PhysX 1280x1024 +
3DMark 06 Standard 1280x1024 +
Cinebench R10 Shading 32Bit +
Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64Bit +
Cinebench R15
OpenGL 64Bit +
Ref. Match 64Bit +
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7
T-Rex HD Offscreen C24Z16 1920x1080 +
T-Rex HD Onscreen C24Z16 +
ComputeMark v2.1 - Normal, Score 1024x600
min: 741     avg: 818     median: 818 (4%)     max: 895 Points
- Range of benchmark values for this graphics card
- Average benchmark values for this graphics card
* Smaller numbers mean a higher performance

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.

low 1280x720
32.2  fps    + Compare
med. 1920x1080
11.1  fps    + Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
low 1280x720
24.2  fps    + Compare
med. 1920x1080
12.1  fps    + Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
low 1280x720
38.4  fps    + Compare
med. 1920x1080
23.1  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
Destiny 2

Destiny 2

2017
low 1280x720
22.6  fps    + Compare
med. 1920x1080
11.6  fps    + Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
FIFA 18

FIFA 18

2017
low 1280x720
95.3  fps    + Compare
med. 1920x1080
51.6  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
39.6  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings high.
Additional Benchmarks
Medium Preset 1366x768
75.3
low 1280x720
90  fps    + Compare
med. 1366x768
85  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
39  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings high.
low 1280x720
70  fps    + Compare
med. 1920x1080
24.9  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
Prey

Prey

2017
low 1280x720
35.3  fps    + Compare
med. 1920x1080
14.1  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
Additional Benchmarks
Medium Preset 4xAF FXAA 1366x768
24.9
low 1280x720
18.8  fps    + Compare
med. 1920x1080
10.3  fps    + Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Additional Benchmarks
Medium Preset FXAA 1366x768
12.8
For Honor

For Honor

2017
low 1280x720
30.3  fps    + Compare