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AMD Radeon R5 (Carrizo)

AMD Radeon R5 (Carrizo)

The AMD Radeon R5 (Carrizo) is an integrated graphics card for a number of low-end mobile Carrizo-based APUs, such as those from the A6 series. It was first introduced in the AMD A6-8500P with 4 active compute cores for a total of 256 shader cores. The maximum GPU clock speed in the A6-8500P is 800 MHz. Performance depends on the main memory configuration and TDP setting, which can range anywhere from 12 to 35 Watt.

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 Carrizo chips can be found in our launch article.

Performance

Gaming performance of the integrated R5 GPU depends on the configured TDP (12 - 35 Watt) of the APU. In most laptops we should see a TDP of 15 Watt, which is similar to the mainstream Intel CPUs. Therefore, the performance of the R5 should be similar to the Intel HD Graphics 5500. In some games, the slower AMD CPU may bottleneck performance in direct comparisons to Intel hardware.

Power Consumption

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

ManufacturerAMD
Radeon R (Carrizo) Series
Radeon R7 (Carrizo) (compare) 512 @ 800 (Boost) MHz64/128 Bit
Radeon R6 (Carrizo) (compare) 384 @ 800 (Boost) MHz64/128 Bit
Radeon R5 (Carrizo) 256 @ 800 (Boost) MHz64/128 Bit
CodenameCarrizo
ArchitectureGCN 1.2/2.0
Pipelines256 - unified
Core Speed800 (Boost) MHz
Memory Bus Width64/128 Bit
Shared Memoryyes
DirectXDirectX 12 (FL 12_0)
Transistor Count2410 Million
technology28 nm
FeaturesUVD 6, VCE
Notebook Sizemedium sized
Date of Announcement04.06.2015
CPUGPU Base SpeedGPU Boost / Turbo
AMD A6-8500P2 x 1600 MHz, 15 W? MHz800 MHz
AMD Pro A6-8500B2 x 1600 MHz, 15 W? MHz800 MHz
min. - max.? - ? MHz800 - 800 MHz

Benchmarks

Cinebench R10 Shading 32Bit +
Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64Bit +
Cinebench R15
OpenGL 64Bit +
Ref. Match 64Bit +
- 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.

BioShock Infinite
low 1280x720
45.9  fps    + Compare
med. 1366x768
28.7  fps    + Compare
high 1366x768
21.8  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
Tomb Raider
low 1024x768
51.8  fps    + Compare
med. 1366x768
29.1  fps    + Compare
high 1366x768
21.3  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
For more games that might be playable and a list of all games and graphics cards visit our Gaming List

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HP Pavilion 15z-bw000: AMD A10-9620P, 15.6", 1.9 kg
  Review » HP Pavilion 15z-bw000 (A10-9620P, HD) Laptop Review

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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
Class 5
Radeon HD 4350
GeForce G 107M *
Chrome9HD *
Class 6
unknown *

* Approximate position of the graphics adapter

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Klaus Hinum (Update: 2016-01-26)