AMD Radeon R5 (Bristol Ridge)

AMD Radeon R5 (Bristol Ridge)

The AMD Radeon R5 (Bristol Ridge) is an integrated graphics card for a number of mid-range mobile Bristol-Ridge-based APUs, such as those from the A10 series. It features 384 shader cores clocked at 720 MHz (15 Watt APUs) or 800 MHz (35 Watt APUs). Depending on the configurable TDP (set per laptop model) and the used main memory, the performance can also differ.

Architecture and Features

The Radeon R5 utilizes the third generation GCN architecture (sometimes referred to as GCN 1.2) similar to the desktop Tonga chip. As a result, it supports DirectX 12 (FL 12_0) with advanced color compression that leads to a 5-7% improvement in games. Furthermore, its shaders can be used with Mantle, OpenGL and OpenCL. HSA 1.0 is supported for running code on both CPU and GPU cores simultaneously.

The improved video decoder UVD 6 (Unified Video Decoder) is now able to decode HVEC / H.265 up to 4K in hardware. Furthermore, the VCE (Video Codec Engine) has been improved for faster transcoding of H.264.

More information on architecture and features of the Bristol Ridge architecture can be found in our launch article.


Gaming performance of the integrated R5 GPU depends on the configured TDP, model and main memory of the system. A typical ULV version with a TDP of 15 Watt paired with fast dual channel main memory is nearly on a level with the dedicated GeForce 920M or Radeon R7 M260 (see gaming benchmarks below). Therefore, demanding games of 2015 and 2016 may only run in the lowest detail settings fluently (and some not at all).

Power Consumption

Depending on the configured TDP, the still in 28 nm produced chip may be used in thin-and-light (12 - 20 Watt range) to standard-sized laptops (35 Watt TDP).

Radeon R (Stoney / Bristol Ridge) Series
Radeon R7 (Bristol Ridge) (compare) 512 @ 900 (Boost) MHz64/128 Bit
Radeon R5 (Bristol Ridge) 384 @ 800 (Boost) MHz64/128 Bit
Radeon R5 (Stoney Ridge) (compare) 192 @ 800 (Boost) MHz64 Bit
Radeon R4 (Stoney Ridge) (compare) 192 @ 600 (Boost) MHz64 Bit
Radeon R2 (Stoney Ridge) (compare) 128 @ 600 (Boost) MHz64 Bit
CodenameBristol Ridge
ArchitectureGCN 1.2/2.0
Pipelines384 - unified
Core Speed800 (Boost) MHz
Memory Bus Width64/128 Bit
Shared Memoryyes
DirectXDirectX 12 (FL 12_0)
Transistor Count3100 Million
technology28 nm
FeaturesUVD 6, VCE
Notebook Sizemedium sized
Date of Announcement01.06.2016
CPUGPU Base SpeedGPU Boost / Turbo
AMD A10-9620P4 x 2500 MHz, 15 W? MHz758 MHz
AMD A10-9600P4 x 2400 MHz, 15 W? MHz720 MHz
AMD PRO A8-9600B4 x 2400 MHz, 15 W? MHz720 MHz
min. - max.? - ? MHz720 - 758 MHz


3DMark - Ice Storm Unlimited Graphics Score 1280x720 offscreen
min: 54723     avg: 58018     median: 58018 (12%)     max: 61313 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Extreme Graphics 1920x1080
min: 36785     avg: 36979     median: 36979 (5%)     max: 37173 Points
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Graphics 1280x720
min: 7689     avg: 8255.5     median: 8255.5 (4%)     max: 8822 Points
3DMark - Fire Strike Score 1920x1080
min: 994     avg: 1053.5     median: 1053.5 (4%)     max: 1113 Points
3DMark - Fire Strike Graphics 1920x1080
min: 1230     avg: 1283.5     median: 1283.5 (3%)     max: 1337 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Standard Graphics 1280x720
min: 50152     avg: 51419.5     median: 51419.5 (7%)     max: 52687 Points
3DMark 11 - Performance 1280x720
min: 1672     avg: 1819.7     median: 1874 (6%)     max: 1913 points
3DMark 11 - Performance GPU 1280x720
min: 1482     avg: 1707.7     median: 1720 (3%)     max: 1921 points
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 +
- 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
9  fps    + Compare
med. 1920x1080
6.3  fps    + Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
low 1280x720
20.7  fps    + Compare
med. 1920x1080
14.2  fps    + Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Destiny 2

Destiny 2

low 1280x720
15.3  fps    + Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
low 1280x720
38.5  fps    + Compare
med. 1366x768
38.3  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
31.1  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
21.9  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings med..
low 1280x720
61.3  fps    + Compare
med. 1920x1080
22.8  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
14.3  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
Additional Benchmarks
Performance 1920x1080


low 1280x720
21  fps    + Compare
med. 1920x1080
10.8  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
8.8  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
5.3  fps    + Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
low 1280x720</