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AMD Radeon R7 512 Cores (Kaveri Desktop)

AMD Radeon R7 512 Cores (Kaveri Desktop)

The AMD Radeon R7 Graphics width 512 Cores is an integrated GPU in the AMD A10-7850K, A10-7800 and A10 PRO-7850B Kaveri Desktop APUs. It is an integrated GPU without dedicated graphics memory and is based on the GCN 1.1 (or 2.0) architecture of the Hawaii desktop graphics cards (e.g. R9 290). However, it was altered for HSA use in the APU.

In the the top line A10 Kaveri Desktop APUs, the graphics card offers 512 shader cores (8 compute cores) with a maximum core clock of 720 MHz. The similar named AMD Radeon R7 in the A10-7700K, A8-7650K and A8-7600 offers only 384 Shaders but is in games only slightly slower.

It supports DirectX 12 (FL 12_0) in hardware, which is a big advantage over some GPUs from the competition (Intel Haswell e.g. 11.1, Nvidia Kepler and Maxwell v1 11.0).

The gaming performance in our tests was slightly faster than the Intel Iris Pro Graphics 5200 (in the Schenker S413). Depending on the game either one of the GPUs lead, but all in all the R7 was faster in two more games (in March 2014). In most cases, the Radeon R7 is sufficient for a resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels and medium settings.

Test system: Asus A88XM-PLUS mainboard, 16 GB DDR3-2133 AMD Gamer memory

ManufacturerAMD
Radeon R (Kaveri) Series
Radeon R7 512 Cores (Kaveri Desktop) 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) (compare) 256 @ 514 - 626 (Boost) MHz64/128 Bit
Radeon R4 (Kaveri) (compare) 192 @ 533 MHz64/128 Bit
CodenameKaveri Spectre
ArchitectureGCN
Pipelines512 - unified
Core Speed720 MHz
Shared Memoryyes
DirectXDirectX 12 (FL 12_0), Shader 5.2
technology28 nm
FeaturesHSA, OpenCL 2.0, DirectCompute 5.0
Date of Announcement14.01.2014
CPUGPU Base SpeedGPU Boost / Turbo
AMD A10-7850K4 x 3700 MHz, 95 W720 MHz? MHz

Benchmarks

3DMark Vantage
P GPU no PhysX 1280x1024 +
3DMark 06 Standard 1280x1024 +
SPECviewperf 12
Solidworks (sw-03) 1900x1060 +
Siemens NX (snx-02) 1900x1060 +
Showcase (showcase-01) 1900x1060 +
Medical (medical-01) 1900x1060 +
Maya (maya-04) 1900x1060 +
Energy (energy-01) 1900x1060 +
Creo (creo-01) 1900x1060 +
Catia (catia-04) 1900x1060 +
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.

For Honor

For Honor

2017
low 1280x720
40.6  fps    + Compare
med. 1920x1080
14.9  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
Additional Benchmarks
Medium Preset 4xAF TAA 1366x768
25.7
Dishonored 2
low 1280x720
19.1  fps    + Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Call of Duty Infinite Warfare
low 1280x720
32.4  fps    + Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Titanfall 2
low 1280x720
60.3  fps    + Compare
med. 1366x768
45.2  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
16.6  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings med..
Farming Simulator 17
med. 1366x768
70  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
27.3  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings med..
Civilization VI
low 1024x768
49.7  fps    + Compare
med. 1366x768
18.2  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
Deus Ex Mankind Divided
low 1280x720
21.8 24.9 ~ 23 fps    + Compare
med. 1366x768
17.4  fps    + Compare