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.

Radeon 500 Series
Radeon 530 384 @ 1024 MHz64 Bit @ 2250 MHz
Radeon 520 (compare) 320 @ 1030 MHz64 Bit @ 2250 MHz
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 Page


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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
35.8  fps    + Compare
med. 1366x768
30.4  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
Additional Benchmarks
Medium (Render Scale 100 %) 2xAF FXAA 1920x1080


low 1280x720
16.8  fps    + Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Rise of the Tomb Raider
low 1024x768
26.1  fps    + Compare
med. 1366x768
14.7  fps    + Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
The Witcher 3
low 1024x768
24 fps  fps    + Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
BioShock Infinite
low 1280x720
61.7  fps    + Compare
med. 1366x768
41.7  fps    + Compare
high 1366x768
33.8  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
11.9  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings med..
StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm
low 1024x768
71.5  fps    + Compare
med. 1366x768
43.4  fps    + Compare
high 1366x768
35.2  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
21.9  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings high.
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Notebook reviews with AMD Radeon 530 graphics card

HP Pavilion 17z 1EX13AV: AMD A9-9420, 17.3", 2.6 kg
  Review » HP Pavilion 17z-ak000 (A9-9420, Radeon 530) Laptop Review

HP 15-bs044ns: Intel Core i7-7500U, 15.6", 2.1 kg
  External Review » HP 15-bs044ns

Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 SM-T820: Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 MSM8996, 9.7", 0.4 kg
  External Review » Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 SM-T820

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Class 1
Class 2
GeForce GTX 580
Radeon HD 6970
GeForce GTX 570
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
Radeon HD 4850
Class 3
A11 Bionic GPU *
GeForce GTS 450
Radeon HD 5670
GeForce GT 240
GeForce GT 430
Class 4
Radeon HD 5570
GeForce GT 220
Radeon HD 6450 GDDR5