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AMD Radeon R7 (Carrizo)

AMD Radeon R7 (Carrizo)

The AMD Radeon R7 (Carrizo) is an integrated graphics card in the fastest Carrizo APUs. At launch in mid 2015 the R7 was used in the AMD FX-8800P SoC with 512 GCN shaders and 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 R7 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 R7 depends on the configured TDP (12 - 35 Watt) of the chip. AMD e.g. published 3DMark 11 scores of a 15 and 35 Watt version, where the 35 Watt version was 38% faster than the 15 Watt version. Demanding games like Evolve or Far Cry 4 will struggle to achieve fluent frame rates. However, less demanding games like Call of Duty: AW may even run in high detail settings (see the slightly slower 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
Pipelines512 - 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 FX-8800P4 x 2100 MHz, 12-35 W? MHz800 MHz
AMD Pro A12-8800B4 x 2100 MHz, 12-35 W? MHz800 MHz
min. - max.? - ? MHz800 - 800 MHz

Benchmarks

GFXBench 3.0 - Manhattan Offscreen OGL off screen
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100%
min: 19.63     avg: 24.5 (4%)     median: 24.5 (4%)     max: 29.3 fps
GFXBench 3.0 - Manhattan Onscreen OGL on screen
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100%
min: 15.66     avg: 15.7 (4%)     median: 15.7 (4%)     max: 15.66 fps
Cinebench R15
Ref. Match 64Bit +
OpenGL 64Bit +
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7
T-Rex HD Offscreen C24Z16 1920x1080 +
T-Rex HD Onscreen C24Z16 +
3DMark - Fire Strike Graphics 1920x1080
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100%
min: 782     avg: 1107.5 (3%)     median: 1137 (3%)     max: 1374 Points
3DMark - Fire Strike Score 1920x1080
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100%
min: 689     avg: 996.3 (4%)     median: 1063 (5%)     max: 1170 Points
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Graphics 1280x720
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min: 4250     avg: 6479.2 (4%)     median: 7431 (5%)     max: 8149 Points
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Score 1280x720
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100%
min: 3247     avg: 4509.2 (9%)     median: 4470 (9%)     max: 5550 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Unlimited Graphics Score 1280x720 offscreen
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100%
min: 59749     avg: 61071 (13%)     median: 61071 (13%)     max: 62393 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Extreme Graphics 1920x1080
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100%
min: 36757     avg: 41181.5 (11%)     median: 41181.5 (11%)     max: 45606 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Standard Graphics 1280x720
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100%
min: 32549     avg: 49873.6 (7%)     median: 53922 (7%)     max: 58437 Points
ComputeMark v2.1 - Normal, Score 1024x600
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100%
min: 1125     avg: 1351 (6%)     median: 1345 (6%)     max: 1583 Points
LuxMark v2.0 64Bit - Room GPUs-only
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100%
min: 165     avg: 199.3 (4%)     median: 208 (4%)     max: 225 Samples/s
LuxMark v2.0 64Bit - Sala GPUs-only
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100%
min: 340     avg: 389 (4%)     median: 394 (4%)     max: 433 Samples/s
3DMark 11 - Performance GPU 1280x720
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100%
min: 1546     avg: 1793.3 (4%)     median: 1792 (4%)     max: 2043 points
3DMark 11 - Performance 1280x720
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100%
min: 1527     avg: 1976.7 (7%)     median: 1922 (7%)     max: 2753 points
3DMark Vantage
P GPU no PhysX 1280x1024 +
P Result 1280x1024 +
3DMark 06 Standard 1280x1024 +
Unigine Heaven 2.1 - high, Tesselation (normal), DirectX11 1280x1024
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100%
min: 14.7     avg: 14.7 (7%)     median: 14.7 (7%)     max: 14.7 fps
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.

Rainbow Six Siege
low 1024x768
34.2 (!) 38.5 ~ 36 fps    + Compare
med. 1366x768
23.5 23.5 ~ 24 fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
11.2 13 ~ 12 fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
10.1  fps    + Compare
» With most tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
Just Cause 3
low 1024x768
15  fps    + Compare
med. 1366x768
13.1  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
8.5  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
8.2  fps    + Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Star Wars Battlefront
low 1024x768
21.3  fps    + Compare
med. 1366x768
16.3  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
8.8  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
8  fps    + Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Assassin's Creed Syndicate
low 1024x768
10.7  fps    + Compare
med. 1366x768
7.4  fps    + Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Fallout 4

Fallout 4

2015
low 1280x720
15.8 16.5 ~ 16 fps    + Compare
med. 1366x768
11.5 12.3 ~ 12 fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
6.1  fps    + Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Call of Duty: Black Ops 3
low 1024x768
24  fps    + Compare
med. 1366x768
16.4  fps    + Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Anno 2205

Anno 2205

2015
low 1024x768
22.4 25 ~ 24 fps    + Compare
med. 1366x768
13.7 14.6 ~ 14 fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
6.5  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
2.2  fps    + Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
FIFA 16

FIFA 16

2015
low 1280x720
43.1  fps    + Compare
high 1366x768
37.6  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
19.3  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings high.
World of Warships
low 1366x768
55.5  fps    + Compare
med. 1366x768
39.6  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
19.9  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
16.6  fps    + Compare