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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 @ 850 (Boost) MHz64 Bit
Radeon R4 (Beema) (compare) 128 @ 800 MHz64 Bit
Radeon R3 (Mullins/Beema) 128 @ 350 - 686 (Boost) MHz64 Bit
Radeon R6 (Mullins) (compare) 128 @ 500 MHz64 Bit
Radeon R2 (Mullins/Beema/Carrizo-L) (compare) 128 @ 300 - 600 (Boost) MHz64 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
CPUGPU 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

3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Score 1280x720
min: 1638     avg: 2295.8     median: 2391 (5%)     max: 2763 Points
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Graphics 1280x720
min: 2099     avg: 2847     median: 3049 (2%)     max: 3191 Points
3DMark - Fire Strike Score 1920x1080
min: 219     avg: 359.8     median: 396.5 (2%)     max: 427 Points
3DMark - Fire Strike Graphics 1920x1080
min: 253     avg: 384     median: 419.5 (1%)     max: 444 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Standard Graphics 1280x720
min: 22434     avg: 31628.8     median: 33757 (4%)     max: 36567 Points
3DMark 11 - Performance 1280x720
min: 444     avg: 618.5     median: 686 (2%)     max: 740 points
3DMark 11 - Performance GPU 1280x720
min: 394     avg: 575.5     median: 620 (1%)     max: 668 points
3DMark Vantage
P Result 1280x1024 +
P GPU no PhysX 1280x1024 +
3DMark 06 Standard 1280x1024 +
Unigine Heaven 2.1 - high, Tesselation (normal), DirectX11 1280x1024
min: 5.2     avg: 5.5     median: 5.5 (2%)     max: 5.7 fps
Cinebench R10 Shading 32Bit +
Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64Bit +
Cinebench R15
OpenGL 64Bit +
Ref. Match 64Bit +
GFXBench 3.0 - Manhattan Offscreen OGL off screen
min: 10.9     avg: 12     median: 11.7 (2%)     max: 13.3 fps
GFXBench 3.0 - Manhattan Onscreen OGL on screen
min: 14     avg: 17.8     median: 18.3 (5%)     max: 21 fps
LuxMark v2.0 64Bit - Room GPUs-only
min: 33     avg: 54     median: 64 (1%)     max: 65 Samples/s
LuxMark v2.0 64Bit - Sala GPUs-only
min: 57     avg: 92.7     median: 108 (1%)     max: 113 Samples/s
ComputeMark v2.1 - Normal, Score 1024x600
min: 257     avg: 348     median: 379 (2%)     max: 408 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.

Dirt Rally
low 1024x768
49.7  fps    + Compare
med. 1366x768
14.8  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
The Crew

The Crew

2014
low 1280x720
13.6  fps    + Compare
med. 1366x768
10  fps    + Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Dragon Age: Inquisition
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.
Assassin's Creed Unity
low 1024x768
8  fps    + Compare
med. 1366x768
5.3  fps    + Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Civilization: Beyond Earth
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.
The Evil Within
low 1024x768
8.3  fps    + Compare
med. 1366x768
5.1  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.
Risen 3: Titan Lords
low 1024x768
19.9  fps    + Compare
med. 1366x768
11  fps    + Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
GRID: Autosport
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.