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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 @ 0.72 GHz
Radeon R7 384 Cores (Kaveri Desktop) compare 384 @ 0.72 GHz
Radeon R7 (Kaveri) compare 512 @ 0.55 - 0.69 GHz64/128 Bit
Radeon R6 (Kaveri) compare 384 @ 0.53 - 0.65 GHz64/128 Bit
Radeon R5 (Kaveri) compare 256 @ 0.51 - 0.63 GHz64/128 Bit
Radeon R4 (Kaveri) compare 192 @ 0.53 GHz64/128 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
CPU in Radeon R7 512 Cores (Kaveri Desktop)GPU Base SpeedGPU Boost / Turbo
AMD A10-7850K4 x 3700 MHz, 95 W720 MHz? MHz

Benchmarks

Performance Rating - 3DMark 11 + Fire Strike + Time Spy
8.4 pt (9%)
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Score
1477 Points (4%)
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Graphics
1616 Points (3%)
3DMark Vantage
3DM Vant. Perf. GPU no PhysX +
3DMark 06 3DMark 06 - Standard 1280x1024 +
SPECviewperf 12
specvp12 sw-03 +
specvp12 snx-02 +
specvp12 showcase-01 +
specvp12 mediacal-01 +
specvp12 maya-04 +
specvp12 energy-01 +
specvp12 creo-01 +
specvp12 catia-04 +
Cinebench R10 Cinebench R10 Shading (32bit) +
Cinebench R11.5 Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64 Bit +
Cinebench R15
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64 Bit +
Cinebench R15 OpenGL Ref. Match 64 Bit +
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7
GLBench 2.7 T-Rex HD Offscreen C24Z16 +
- 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 2019

F1 2019

2019
low 1280x720
40.5  fps    + Compare
med. 1920x1080
16.6  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
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
low 1280x720
19.1  fps    + Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
low 1280x720
32.4  fps    + Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
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..
med. 1366x768
70  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
27.3  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings med..
low 1024x768
49.7  fps    + Compare
med. 1366x768
18.2  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
low 1280x720
21.8 24.9 ~ 23 fps    + Compare
med. 1366x768
17.4  fps    + Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
low 1280x720
36.3  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
Overwatch

Overwatch

2016
low 1280x720
59  fps    + Compare
med. 1366x768
46.3  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
22.3  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings med..
Additional Benchmarks
Medium (Render Scale 100 %) 2xAF FXAA 1920x1080
27.3
low 1280x720
31  fps    + Compare
med. 1920x1080
14  fps    + Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
XCOM 2

XCOM 2

2016
low 1280x720
28  fps    + Compare
med. 1920x1080
9.4  fps    + Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
low 1024x768
31  fps    + Compare
med. 1366x768
18.9  fps    + Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
low 1024x768
68  fps    + Compare
med. 1366x768
43.9  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
23.7  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
17.4  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings med..
low 1024x768
26.6  fps    + Compare
med. 1366x768
24.4  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
14.1  fps    + Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
low 1024x768
48  fps    + Compare
med. 1366x768
28.9  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080