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AMD Radeon R5 M330

The AMD Radeon R5 M330 is a low-end dedicated graphics card for laptops. It is based on a new derivative of the Tonga chip and therefore supports DirectX 12, Vulkan and FreeSync. The core clock is pretty high with up to 1030 MHz, however, the bottleneck is the 64-bit DDR3 graphics memory (clocked at 1000 MHz, 2000 MHz effective).

Performance

Due to the higher core speed, the performance of the Radeon R5-M330 should be slightly above the AMD Radeon R5 M255 (see for gaming benchmarks). Therefore, very demanding games of 2014 and 2015 like Dragon Age: Inquisition or Assassin's Creed Unity may not be playable smoothly. For older or less demanding games the performance should be sufficient for low to medium detail settings. Detailed benchmarks will be listed below as soon as we get a sample with the Radeon M330 in house.

The 320 shaders can be used with OpenCL 1.2 for general-purpose calculations (as 5 compute units).

Features

Features of the R5 M330 include video decoding for MPEG-4 AVC/H.264, VC-1, MPEG-2, and Flash directly by the AMD GPU. Multi-View Codec (MVC) and MPEG-4 part 2 (DivX, xVid) HD videos are compatible as well.

The R5 series also supports automatic graphics switching between the integrated GPU and discrete GPU. Called Enduro, the technology supersedes AMD's Dynamic Switchable Graphics and is similar to Nvidia's Optimus. Furthermore, the M330 can directly support multiple monitors using Eyefinity Technology if Enduro is disabled.

Other features include ZeroCore for a reduced power consumption when the display is turned off and Power Gating to power down areas of the chip that are not used. 

The integrated HD audio processor is able to transmit HD Audio (TrueHD or DTS Master Audio) over HDMI and DisplayPort (e.g., for Blu-Ray videos). Additionally, it allows audio output simultaneously and in parallel to multiple devices with the new Discrete Digital Multipoint Audio (DDMA) feature.

Power consumption

The power consumption should be similar to R7 M255 or even a bit below and therefore suited for 13-inch laptops and larger.

ManufacturerAMD
Radeon R5 M300 Series
Radeon R5 M335 320 @ 1070 MHz64 Bit @ 2200 MHz
Radeon R5 M330 320 @ 1030 MHz64 Bit @ 2000 MHz
Radeon R5 M320 320 @ 855 MHz64 Bit @ 2000 MHz
Radeon R5 M315 320 @ 970 MHz64 Bit @ 1800 MHz
CodenameExo Pro DDR3
ArchitectureGCN 2.0
Pipelines320 - unified
Core Speed *1030 MHz
Memory Speed *2000 MHz
Memory Bus Width64 Bit
Memory TypeDDR3
Shared Memoryno
DirectXDirectX 12
technology28 nm
FeaturesDirectX 12, Mantle, OpenGL 4.3, OpenCL 1.2, Vulkan
Date of Announcement07.05.2015
Link to Manufacturer Pagehttp://www.amd.com/en-us/products/graphi...
* The specified clock rates are only guidelines for the manufacturer and can be altered by them.

Benchmarks

Cinebench R15
Ref. Match 64Bit +
OpenGL 64Bit +
3DMark - Fire Strike Graphics 1920x1080
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min: 828     avg: 913.1 (2%)     median: 922 (2%)     max: 1010 Points
3DMark - Fire Strike Score 1920x1080
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100%
min: 775     avg: 839.9 (4%)     median: 843 (4%)     max: 915 Points
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Graphics 1280x720
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min: 4491     avg: 5017.4 (3%)     median: 4897 (3%)     max: 5592 Points
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Score 1280x720
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100%
min: 4010     avg: 4431.6 (9%)     median: 4427 (9%)     max: 4784 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Standard Graphics 1280x720
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min: 27244     avg: 40168.1 (5%)     median: 37116 (5%)     max: 59371 Points
3DMark 11 - Performance GPU 1280x720
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min: 1518     avg: 1683.6 (3%)     median: 1689 (3%)     max: 1834 points
3DMark 11 - Performance 1280x720
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100%
min: 1637     avg: 1793.6 (6%)     median: 1782 (6%)     max: 1927 points
3DMark 06 Standard 1280x1024 +
Unigine Heaven 2.1 - high, Tesselation (normal), DirectX11 1280x1024
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100%
min: 13.7     avg: 13.7 (6%)     median: 13.7 (6%)     max: 13.7 fps
SPECviewperf 11
Siemens NX 1920x1080 +
Tcvis 1920x1080 +
SolidWorks 1920x1080 +
Pro/ENGINEER 1920x1080 +
Maya 1920x1080 +
Lightwave 1920x1080 +
Ensight 1920x1080 +
Catia 1920x1080 +
Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64Bit +
Cinebench R10 Shading 32Bit +
- Range of benchmark values for this graphics card
- Average benchmark values for this graphics card

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.

Need for Speed 2016
low 1280x720
22.3 22.8 ~ 23 fps    + Compare
med. 1366x768
14.3 19.7 ~ 17 fps    + Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Hitman 2016
low 1280x720
8.6 22.1 ~ 15 fps    + Compare
med. 1366x768
4.3 15.9 ~ 10 fps    + Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
The Division
low 1280x720
19.6 21.4 ~ 21 fps    + Compare
med. 1366x768
13.4 14.1 ~ 14 fps    + Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Far Cry Primal
low 1280x720
19  fps    + Compare
med. 1920x1080
9  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
8  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
5  fps    + Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
XCOM 2

XCOM 2

2016
low 1280x720
16.4 17.4 ~ 17 fps    + Compare
med. 1920x1080
5.6  fps    + Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Rise of the Tomb Raider
low 1024x768
17.3 20.6 ~ 19 fps    + Compare
med. 1366x768
10.7 12.6 ~ 12 fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
6.3  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
3.9  fps    + Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Rainbow Six Siege
low 1024x768
40.1 41.3 ~ 41 fps    + Compare
med. 1366x768
18.7 26.1 ~ 22 fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
9.1  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
7.1  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
Just Cause 3
low 1024x768
23  fps    + Compare
med. 1366x768
18.9  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
9.4  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
6.1  fps    + Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Star Wars Battlefront
low 1024x768
34.3 36.8 ~ 36 fps    + Compare
med. 1366x768
21.2 22.3 ~ 22 fps    + Compare