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AMD Radeon R6 (Carrizo)

AMD Radeon R6 (Carrizo)

The AMD Radeon R6 (Carrizo) is an integrated graphics card in the low-end Carrizo APUs. At launch in mid 2015 the R6 was used in the AMD A10-8700P and A8-8600P with 384 GCN shaders and 720 resp. 800 MHz clock rate (Boost?). Depending on the configured TDP (ranging from 12 to 35 Watt) and used main memory (up to DDR3-2133 in dual channel mode supported) the performance can differ greatly. 

Architecture and Features

The Radeon R6 is using the third generation GCN architecture (sometimes also called GCN 1.2) similar to the desktop Tonga chip. Therefore, it offers DirectX 12 (FL 12_0) hardware support and advanced color compression that leads to 5-7% improvement in games. Furthermore, the shaders can be used with Mantle, OpenGL and OpenCL. HSA 1.0 is supported to easily run code on CPU and GPU cores together.

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

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

Performance

The gaming performance of the integrated R6 depends on the configured TDP (12 - 35 Watt) of the chip. The difference from a 15 Watt A8 to a 35 Watt A10 e.g. can be 49% (3DMark 11, see scores below). Demanding games like Evolve or Far Cry 4 will struggle to achieve fluent frame rates. However, less demanding games like Counter-Strike: GO may even run in high detail settings (see the Kaveri R7 GPU for benchmarks).

Power Consumption

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

ManufacturerAMD
Radeon R (Carrizo) Series
Radeon R7 (Carrizo) 512 @ 800 (Boost) MHz64/128 Bit
Radeon R6 (Carrizo) 384 @ 800 (Boost) MHz64/128 Bit
Radeon R5 (Carrizo) 256 @ 800 (Boost) MHz64/128 Bit
CodenameCarrizo
ArchitectureGCN 1.2/2.0
Pipelines384 - unified
Core Speed *800 (Boost) MHz
Memory Bus Width64/128 Bit
Shared Memoryyes
DirectXDirectX 12 (FL 12_0)
Power Consumption12-35 Watt
Transistors2410 Million
technology28 nm
FeaturesUVD 6, VCE
Notebook Sizemedium sized
Date of Announcement04.06.2015
* The specified clock rates are only guidelines for the manufacturer and can be altered by them.
CPUGPU Base SpeedGPU Boost / Turbo
AMD A10-8700P4 x 1800 MHz, 12 - 35 W? MHz800 MHz
AMD Pro A10-8700B4 x 1800 MHz, 12 - 35 W? MHz800 MHz
AMD A8-8600P4 x 1600 MHz, 12-35 W? MHz720 MHz
AMD Pro A8-8600B4 x 1600 MHz, 12-35 W? MHz720 MHz
min. - max.? - ? MHz720 - 800 MHz

Benchmarks

Cinebench R15
Ref. Match 64Bit +
OpenGL 64Bit +
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7
T-Rex HD Offscreen C24Z16 1920x1080 +
T-Rex HD Onscreen C24Z16 +
3DMark - Time Spy Graphics 2560x1440
0%
100%
min: 274     avg: 274 (2%)     median: 274 (2%)     max: 274 Points
3DMark - Time Spy Score 2560x1440
0%
100%
min: 300     avg: 300 (3%)     median: 300 (3%)     max: 300 Points
3DMark - Fire Strike Graphics 1920x1080
0%
100%
min: 764     avg: 913.3 (2%)     median: 909 (2%)     max: 1068 Points
3DMark - Fire Strike Score 1920x1080
0%
100%
min: 666     avg: 844.7 (4%)     median: 842 (4%)     max: 1100 Points
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Graphics 1280x720
0%
100%
min: 4033     avg: 5564.4 (3%)     median: 4717 (3%)     max: 7296 Points
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Score 1280x720
0%
100%
min: 3248     avg: 3863.6 (8%)     median: 3524 (7%)     max: 4564 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Unlimited Graphics Score 1280x720 offscreen
0%
100%
min: 42842     avg: 52057.5 (11%)     median: 53702.5 (12%)     max: 57983 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Extreme Graphics 1920x1080
0%
100%
min: 26331     avg: 33964.8 (9%)     median: 35055 (9%)     max: 39418 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Standard Graphics 1280x720
0%
100%
min: 37735     avg: 45682.3 (6%)     median: 44503 (6%)     max: 54461 Points
ComputeMark v2.1 - Normal, Score 1024x600
0%
100%
min: 778     avg: 883 (4%)     median: 918 (4%)     max: 953 Points
LuxMark v2.0 64Bit - Sala GPUs-only
0%
100%
min: 290     avg: 301.5 (3%)     median: 301.5 (3%)     max: 313 Samples/s
3DMark 11 - Performance GPU 1280x720
0%
100%
min: 1288     avg: 1451.5 (3%)     median: 1437.5 (3%)     max: 1767 points
3DMark 11 - Performance 1280x720
0%
100%
min: 1297     avg: 1581.9 (6%)     median: 1550 (5%)     max: 2359 points
3DMark Vantage
P GPU no PhysX 1280x1024 +
P Result 1280x1024 +
3DMark 06 Standard 1280x1024 +
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.

FIFA 17

FIFA 17

2016
low 1280x720
26.8 (!)  fps    + Compare
med. 1366x768
25.5 (!)  fps    + Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Deus Ex Mankind Divided
low 1280x720
13  fps    + Compare
med. 1366x768
7.7  fps    + Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
No Man's Sky
low 1280x720
10.7  fps    + Compare
med. 1366x768
8.5  fps    + Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Mirror's Edge Catalyst
low 1280x720
6  fps    + Compare
med. 1366x768
2.3  fps    + Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Overwatch

Overwatch

2016
low 1280x720
26.1  fps    + Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Doom

Doom

2016
low 1280x720
13.3  fps    + Compare
med. 1366x768
10.9  fps    + Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Ashes of the Singularity
low 1280x768
11.4  fps    + Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Need for Speed 2016
low 1280x720
11.1  fps    + Compare
med. 1366x768
10.4  fps    + Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Hitman 2016
low 1280x720
6.1  fps    + Compare
med. 1366x768
3.9  fps    + Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
The Division
low 1280x720
12.3 15.1 ~ 14 fps    + Compare
med. 1366x768
7.5 8.9 ~ 8 fps    + Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Far Cry Primal
low 1280x720
10 17 ~ 14 fps    + Compare
med. 1920x1080
7  fps    + Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
XCOM 2

XCOM 2

2016
low 1280x720
11.4  fps    + Compare
med. 1920x1080
3.7  fps    + Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Rise of the Tomb Raider
low 1024x768
14.2 16.8 17 ~ 16 fps    + Compare
med. 1366x768
8.5  fps    + Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Rainbow Six Siege
low 1024x768
37.7  fps    + Compare
med. 1366x768
22.9  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
11.9  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
8.7  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
Just Cause 3
low 1024x768
15.5  fps    + Compare
med. 1366x768
13.4  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
8.3  fps    + Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Star Wars Battlefront
low 1024x768
20.5 21.6 ~ 21 fps    + Compare