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AMD Radeon R3 (Mullins/Beema)

AMD Radeon R3 (Mullins/Beema)

The AMD Radeon R3 is an integrated DirectX 12 graphics card found in some AMD APUs (for example, the A4-6210 or A4 Micro-6400T). It offers 128 shader cores across two Compute Units and is based on the GCN architecture. Clock speeds can be up to 350 MHz on a Mullins APU, 600 MHz on a Beema APU or 686 MHz on a Carrizo-L APU. The GPU does not have dedicated VRAM and will access the main system memory(depending on the APU: single-channel DDR3L-1333 or DDR3L-1600).

Using its UVD (Unified Video Decoder), the GPU can support the CPU when decoding videos up to 4K. In addition, the chip integrates a specialized video encoder called VCE. Video streams can output via VGA, DVI, HDMI 1.4a and DisplayPort 1.2 to up to two external monitors.

The performance of the Radeon R3 varies greatly between different APUs as there is a very wide range of clock speeds. While the fastest models reach speeds similar to a Radeon HD 8400, slower versions offer a performance closer to a Radeon HD 8250. Typically, only older or very undemanding games like FIFA will play fluently.

ManufacturerAMD
Radeon R Series
Radeon R5 (Beema/Carrizo-L) compare 128 @ 0.85 GHz64 Bit
Radeon R4 (Beema) compare 128 @ 0.8 GHz64 Bit
Radeon R3 (Mullins/Beema) 128 @ 0.35 - 0.69 GHz64 Bit
Radeon R2 (Mullins/Beema/Carrizo-L) compare 128 @ 0.3 - 0.6 GHz64 Bit
Radeon R6 (Mullins) compare 128 @ 0.5 GHz64 Bit
CodenameBeema/Mullins
ArchitectureGCN 1.1
Pipelines128 - unified
Core Speed350 - 686 (Boost) MHz
Memory Bus Width64 Bit
Shared Memoryyes
DirectXDirectX 12 (FL 12_0), Shader 5.0
technology28 nm
Date of Announcement29.04.2014
CPU in Radeon R3 (Mullins/Beema)GPU Base SpeedGPU Boost / Turbo
AMD A4-72104 x 1800 MHz, 12-25 W? MHz686 MHz
AMD A4-62104 x 1800 MHz, 15 W? MHz600 MHz
AMD A4 Micro-6400T4 x 1000 MHz, 4.5 W? MHz350 MHz
min. - max.? MHz350 - 686 MHz

Benchmarks

Performance Rating - 3DMark 11 + Fire Strike + Time Spy
3 pt (3%)
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Score
min: 444     avg: 619     median: 686 (2%)     max: 740 Points
3DMark Vantage
3DM Vant. Perf. total +
3DM Vant. Perf. GPU no PhysX +
3DMark 06 3DMark 06 - Standard 1280x1024 +
Cinebench R10 Cinebench R10 Shading (32bit) +
Cinebench R11.5 Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64 Bit +
Cinebench R15
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64 Bit +
Cinebench R15 OpenGL Ref. Match 64 Bit +
- 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 detailed information on the benchmark results, click on the fps number.

low 1024x768
49.7  fps    + Compare
med. 1366x768
14.8  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
low 1024x768
15.6  fps    + Compare
med. 1366x768
10.4  fps    + Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
low 1024x768
26.8 28.4 ~ 28 fps    + Compare
med. 1366x768
9.2 9.8 ~ 10 fps    + Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
F1 2014

F1 2014

2014
low 1024x768
33  fps    + Compare
med. 1366x768
24  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
17  fps    + Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Fifa 15

Fifa 15

2014
low 1280x720
25.3  fps    + Compare
high 1366x768
18.5  fps    + Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Sims 4

Sims 4

2014
low 1024x768
70.1  fps    + Compare
med. 1366x768
25.5  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
low 1024x768
19.9  fps    + Compare
med. 1366x768
11  fps    + Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
low 1024x768
55.5  fps    + Compare
med. 1366x768
22.6  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
12.5  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
Thief

Thief

2014
low 1024x768
9.6  fps    + Compare
med. 1366x768
7  fps    + Compare
high 1366x768
5.8  fps    + Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
low 1024x768
14.1  fps    + Compare
med. 1366x768
10.8  fps    + Compare
high 1366x768
5.1  fps    + Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
low 1024x768
17.8  fps    + Compare
med. 1366x768
10.7  fps    + Compare
high 1366x768
5.1  fps    + Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
low 1024x768
20.2  fps    + Compare
med. 1366x768
14.7  fps    + Compare
high 1366x768
10.1  fps    + Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
low 1024x768
32  fps    + Compare
med. 1366x768
18  fps    + Compare
high 1366x768
9  fps    + Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
F1 2013

F1 2013

2013
low 1024x768
19  fps    + Compare
med. 1366x768
14  fps    + Compare
high 1366x768
13  fps    + Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
low 1024x768
26.5  fps    + Compare
med. 1366x768
19.2  fps    + Compare
high 1366x768
15.3  fps    + Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
low 1280x720
10.4  fps    + Compare
med. 1366x768
8.3  fps    + Compare
high 1366x768
4.3  fps    + Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
low 1024x768
18.8  fps    + Compare
med. 1366x768
11.5  fps    + Compare
high 1366x768
8.1  fps    + Compare