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AMD Radeon R5 (Kaveri)

AMD Radeon R5 (Kaveri)

The AMD Radeon R5 (Kaveri) is an integrated DirectX 12 graphics card found on a number of AMD Kaveri APUs. The GPU offers 256 shaders and 4 compute cores (A8 Pro-7150B: 384 shaders / 6 compute cores) and can be found, for example, in the A8-7200P. The maximum core clock and memory speeds of the GPU depend on the overarching APU: While the ULV models are limited to DDR3-1600, the standard voltage models can support up to DDR3-1866.

Architecture and Features

Thanks to the new GCN 1.1 architecture, the Kaveri GPUs are significantly more efficient with higher performance compared to its VLIW-based predecessors Richland and Trinity. The graphics card can now handle both DirectX 12 (FL 12_0) and the AMD Mantle API. The GPU is also able to accelerate various applications like Adobe Photoshop by utilizing OpenCL.

The revised video engine of Kaveri includes UVD 4.2 (Unified Video Decoder) and VCE 2.0 (Video Codec Engine). H.264 codec support has been slightly improved in several areas. However, H.265 is still not fully supported in hardware.

Performance

Due to significant differences in core clock speed and memory support between various Radeon R5 models, the performance can vary greatly between different APUs. While the fastest GPU version in the A8 Pro-7150B can compete with a dedicated GeForce GT 720M, the slower version in the A8-7100 only performs at the level of a GeForce 710M. Accordingly, games of 2014 can be played fluently only in low settings at 1024 x 768 or 1366 x 768 pixels.

Power Consumption

The power consumption of the entire Kaveri APU is rated at 19 Watts and 35 Watts for ULV and standard voltage models, respectively. Thus, the 28 nm chip is suited for smaller or medium sized (sub-)notebooks.

ManufacturerAMD
Radeon R (Kaveri) Series
Radeon R7 512 Cores (Kaveri Desktop) (compare) 512 @ 720 MHz
Radeon R7 384 Cores (Kaveri Desktop) (compare) 384 @ 720 MHz
Radeon R7 (Kaveri) (compare) 512 @ 553 - 686 (Boost) MHz64/128 Bit
Radeon R6 (Kaveri) (compare) 384 @ 533 - 654 (Boost) MHz64/128 Bit
Radeon R5 (Kaveri) 256 @ 514 - 626 (Boost) MHz64/128 Bit
Radeon R4 (Kaveri) (compare) 192 @ 533 MHz64/128 Bit
CodenameKaveri
ArchitectureGCN 1.1
Pipelines256 - unified
Core Speed514 - 626 (Boost) MHz
Memory Bus Width64/128 Bit
Shared Memoryyes
DirectXDirectX 12 (FL 12_0), Shader 5.0
Transistor Count2410 Million
technology28 nm
FeaturesUVD 4.2, VCE 2.0
Notebook Sizemedium sized
Date of Announcement04.06.2014
CPUGPU Base SpeedGPU Boost / Turbo
AMD A8-7200P4 x 2400 MHz, 35 W553 MHz626 MHz
AMD A8 Pro-7150B4 x 1900 MHz, 19 W? MHz533 MHz
AMD A8-71004 x 1800 MHz, 19 W? MHz514 MHz
min. - max.553 - ? MHz514 - 626 MHz

Benchmarks

Performance Rating - 3DMark 11 + Fire Strike + Time Spy
3.8 pt (4%)
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Score 1280x720
2594 Points (1457%)
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Graphics 1280x720
3959 Points (2730%)
3DMark - Fire Strike Score 1920x1080
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3DMark - Ice Storm Standard Graphics 1280x720
36559 Points (271%)
3DMark 11 - Performance 1280x720
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3DMark Vantage
P Result 1280x1024 +
P GPU no PhysX 1280x1024 +
3DMark 06 Standard 1280x1024 +
Unigine Heaven 2.1 - high, Tesselation (normal), DirectX11 1280x1024
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Cinebench R10 Shading 32Bit +
Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64Bit +
Cinebench R15
OpenGL 64Bit +
Ref. Match 64Bit +
GFXBench 3.0 - Manhattan Offscreen OGL off screen
14.4 fps (76%)
GFXBench 3.0 - Manhattan Onscreen OGL on screen
22.7 fps (114%)
LuxMark v2.0 64Bit - Room GPUs-only
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ComputeMark v2.1 - Normal, Score 1024x600
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- 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.

F1 2014

F1 2014

2014
low 1024x768
34  fps    + Compare
med. 1366x768
25  fps    + Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
low 1024x768
9.4  fps    + Compare
med. 1366x768
7.6  fps    + Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
low 1024x768
11  fps    + Compare
med. 1366x768
7.2  fps    + Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
low 1024x768
21.3  fps    + Compare
med. 1366x768
14.2  fps    + Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Fifa 15

Fifa 15

2014
low 1280x720
21.3  fps    + Compare
high 1366x768
17.6  fps    + Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
low 1024x768
21.8  fps    + Compare
med. 1366x768
12.8  fps    + Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
low 1024x768
60.1  fps    + Compare
med. 1366x768
24.4  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
low 1280x720
17.4  fps    + Compare
med. 1280x720
13.9  fps    + Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Thief

Thief

2014
low 1024x768
9.9  fps    + Compare
med. 1366x768
6.8  fps    + Compare
high 1366x768
5.7  fps    + Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
low 1024x768
23.6  fps    + Compare
med. 1366x768
13.2  fps    + Compare
high 1366x768
5.9  fps    + Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
low 1024x768
16.5  fps    + Compare
med. 1366x768
12  fps    + Compare
high 1366x768
9.2  fps    + Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
low 1024x768
28  fps    + Compare
med. 1366x768
16  fps    + Compare
high 1366x768
10  fps    + Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
low 1024x768
27  fps    + Compare
med. 1366x768
20.3  fps    + Compare
high 1366x768
17.1  fps    + Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
low 1280x720
18.5  fps    + Compare
med. 1366x768
14.5  fps    + Compare
high 1366x768
7.9  fps    + Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
low 1024x768
19.6  fps    + Compare
med. 1366x768
11.2  fps    + Compare
high 1366x768
8.6  fps    + Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
GRID 2

GRID 2

2013
low 1024x768
47.6  fps    + Compare
med. 1366x768
26.2  fps    + Compare
high 1366x768
19.3  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
low 1024x768
14.9  fps    + Compare
med. 1366x768
11.2  fps    + Compare
high 1366x768
6.9  fps    + Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
low 1280x720
31  fps    + Compare
med. 1366x768
16.8  fps    + Compare
high 1366x768
13.9  fps    + Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
low 1024x768
75.3  fps    + Compare
med. 1366x768
28.3  fps    + Compare
high 1366x768
17.6  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
low 1024x768
35.9  fps    + Compare
med. 1366x768
18.4  fps    + Compare
high 1366x768
12.9  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
low 1024x768
45  fps    + Compare
med. 1366x768
21.4  fps    + Compare
high 1366x768
17.5  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
low 1024x768
27.7  fps    + Compare
med. 1366x768
21.4  fps    + Compare
high 1366x768
19.7  fps    + Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
low 1024x768
41.8  fps    + Compare
med. 1366x768
27.3  fps    + Compare
high 1366x768
21.8  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
Alan Wake

Alan Wake

2012
low 1024x768
14.7  fps    + Compare
med. 1366x768
8.5  fps    + Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Anno 2070

Anno 2070

2011
low 1024x768
47  fps    + Compare
med. 1366x768
23.1  fps    + Compare
high 1366x768
14.6  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
low 1280x720
27.4  fps    + Compare
med. 1366x768
18.5  fps    + Compare
high 1366x768
12.9  fps    + Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
low 1024x768
42.9  fps    + Compare
high 1366x768
22.3  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
Dirt 3

Dirt 3

2011
low 800x600
61.5  fps    + Compare
med. 1024x768
33.2  fps    + Compare
high 1360x768
24.3  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.

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Notebook reviews with AMD Radeon R5 (Kaveri) graphics card

Lenovo Thinkpad E555: AMD A8-7100, 15.6", 2.4 kg
  Review » Lenovo ThinkPad E555 Notebook Review

HP 15-g094sa: AMD A8-6410, 15.6", 2.2 kg
  External Review » HP 15-g094sa

HP Elitebook 725-F1Q18EA: AMD A8 Pro-7150B, 12.5", 1.4 kg
  External Review » HP Elitebook 725-F1Q18EA

HP Pavilion x360 13z Touch: AMD A8-6410, 13.3", 1.8 kg
  External Review » HP Pavilion x360 13z Touch

HP ProBook 455 G2: AMD A8-7100, 15.6", 2.3 kg
  External Review » HP ProBook 455 G2

Lenovo Thinkpad E555: AMD A8-7100, 15.6", 2.4 kg
  External Review » Lenovo Thinkpad E555

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Klaus Hinum (Update: 2017-09- 5)