AMD Radeon R7 M275DX

AMD Radeon R7 M275DX

The AMD Radeon R7 M275DX is a Hybrid Crossfire combination of the integrated Kaveri Radeon R7 and a dedicated Radeon R7 M260, M260X, M265, or M265X (called Dual Graphics - DX). Both graphics cards use the AFR mode (alternate frame rendering) to each render a frame. Around 30 fps this Dual Graphics combination may suffer from micro stuttering due to different frame latencies.

The performance depends on the driver support for the used game. In some cases the game engine will only use the dedicated graphics card and therefore the M275DX may not be faster than e.g. a M260 alone. The other end of the spectrum are performance gains of up to 61% in our tests (Alien Isolation Benchmark with high detail settings). This was measured with an ideal combination of a FX-7600P and a M260 with dual channel main memory configuration. On average we measured a 13% increase compared to disabled Dual Graphics when testing 25 games. Looking only at the games that gain from Dual Graphics, the M275DX was able to gain 34% (see diagram below). However, there are some games where Dual Graphics is even slower than with disabled settings, so the user might need to test the settings out. With some games and enabled dual graphics we also experienced problems (e.g., stuttering and flickering main menus in F1 2014 and Shadow of Mordor, wrong texture settings in Ryse, hanging game in Thief, graphical problems with Fifa 15 and Dragon Age: Inquisition).

The shaders of both GPUs can be used for OpenCL calculations and therefore make use of both GPUs.

Furthermore, the M275DX supports Mantle (only light gains in some scenarios in our tests), Eyefinity and Enduro to in battery mode (use of the integrated GPU alone).

The maximum power consumption can be quite high using Dual-Graphics as both GPUs of the APU and the dedicated graphics card are running.

Radeon R7 M200 Series
Radeon R7 M275DX 896
Radeon R7 M260X (compare) 384 @ 715 MHz128 Bit @ 4000 MHz
Radeon R7 M270 (compare) 384 @ 825 MHz128 Bit @ 1800 - 2000 MHz
Radeon R7 M265 (compare) 384 @ 825 - 980 (Boost) MHz64/128 Bit @ 1800 - 2000 MHz
Radeon R7 M260 (compare) 384 @ 715 - 980 (Boost) MHz64/128 Bit @ 1800 - 2000 MHz
Pipelines896 - unified
Memory TypeDDR3
Shared Memoryyes
DirectXDirectX 12, Shader 5.0
technology28 nm
FeaturesApp Acceleration, PowerPlay, PowerTune, ZeroCore, Enduro, Eyefinity, Mantle
Notebook Sizemedium sized
Date of Announcement04.06.2014
Link to Manufacturer Page


3DMark - Fire Strike Score 1920x1080
min: 1482     avg: 1507     median: 1507 (6%)     max: 1532 Points
3DMark - Fire Strike Graphics 1920x1080
min: 1914     avg: 1931.5     median: 1931.5 (5%)     max: 1949 Points
3DMark 11 - Performance 1280x720
3221 points (11%)
3DMark Vantage
P Result 1280x1024 +
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 +
T-Rex HD Onscreen 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 detailled information on the benchmark results, click on the fps number.

Civilization: Beyond Earth
low 1024x768
43 55 ~ 49 fps    + Compare
med. 1366x768
19.3 26 ~ 23 fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
12.2 18.2 ~ 15 fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
12 19.7 ~ 16 fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
F1 2014

F1 2014

low 1024x768
64  fps    + Compare
med. 1366x768
48  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
37  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
30  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings high.
The Evil Within
low 1024x768
19.5  fps    + Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Alien: Isolation
low 1024x768
60  fps    + Compare
med. 1366x768
46.4  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
28.7  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
21 (!)  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings med..
Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor
low 1280x720
40.7  fps    + Compare
med. 1344x756
32.4  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
23  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
10  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
Fifa 15

Fifa 15

low 1280x720
58.1  fps    + Compare
high 1366x768
52.5 (!)  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
34.9 (!)  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings high.