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AMD Radeon R8 M445DX

AMD Radeon R8 M445DX

The AMD Radeon R8 M445DX is a Dual Graphics combination of the integrated Radeon R5 (Bristol Ridge, e.g. in the A10-9600P) and a dedicated Radeon R7 M440 graphics card. It was introduced in mid 2016 for entry level multimedia laptops. The R8 M445DX runs both cards in hybrid crossfire mode and renders games in AFR mode (alternate frame rendering) that renders a frame alternately on each card. Therefore, the Dual Graphics needs driver profiles for each DX 11 game to work properly and often suffers from micro stuttering.

The Radeon R6 features 384, the Radeon R7 M440 320 shader cores, both based on the GCN architecture. Technical details on each card and benchmarks can be found on their GPU pages.

In our gaming tests, the performance of the Dual Graphics combination depends on the driver support. Except 3DMark benchmarks however, we saw nearly no game that could profit from the Crossfire combination with the launch drivers. Currently, buyers should only see the R8 M445DX as a single R7 M440.

In idle the dedicated GPU is shut down to save power and only the integrated R5 is running. Running together, the power consumption of both cards are combined (5-10 + 20-25 Watt).

ManufacturerAMD
Radeon R8 Series
Radeon R8 M365DX compare 768 @ 0.72 GHz128 + 64 Bit @ 800 / 1000 MHz
Radeon R8 M445DX 704 @ 0.72 GHz128 + 64 Bit @ 933 / 1000 MHz
ArchitectureGCN
Pipelines704 - unified
Core Speed720 / 1020 MHz
Memory Speed933 / 1000 MHz
Memory Bus Width128 + 64 Bit
Memory TypeDDR4/DDR3
Shared Memoryno
DirectXDirectX 12, Shader 5.0
technology28 nm
FeaturesMantle, Vulkan
Notebook Sizemedium sized
Date of Announcement01.06.2016
InformationUVD 6

Benchmarks

Performance Rating - 3DMark 11 + Fire Strike + Time Spy
8.1 pt (9%)
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited Graphics
min: 66130     avg: 71829     median: 71829 (11%)     max: 77528 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Graphics
min: 12140     avg: 12333     median: 12377 (6%)     max: 12483 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Graphics
min: 2090     avg: 2178     median: 2209 (4%)     max: 2235 Points
3DMark Vantage
3DM Vant. Perf. total +
3DM Vant. Perf. GPU no PhysX +
3DMark 06 3DMark 06 - Standard 1280x1024 +
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 +
GLBench 2.7 T-Rex HD Onscreen C24Z16 +
LuxMark v2.0 64Bit - LuxMark v2.0 Sala GPU
min: 669     avg: 696     median: 696 (2%)     max: 723 Samples/s
- 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.

Dirt 4

Dirt 4

2017
low 1280x720
47.6  fps    + Compare
med. 1920x1080
18.5  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
low 1280x720
73.7  fps    + Compare
med. 1920x1080
31.2  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
18.6  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
low 1280x720
9.8  fps    + Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
For Honor

For Honor

2017
low 1280x720
28.9  fps    + Compare
med. 1920x1080
10.5  fps    + Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
low 1280x720
15.1  fps    + Compare
med. 1366x768
10.9  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
5.4  fps    + Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
low 1280x720
21.8  fps    + Compare
med. 1366x768
18  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
10  fps    + Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
low 1280x720
26.4  fps    + Compare
med. 1366x768
12.8  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
5.8  fps    + Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Doom

Doom

2016
low 1280x720
22.4  fps    + Compare
med. 1366x768
12.8  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
8.3  fps    + Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
low 1280x768
14.2  fps    + Compare
med. 1920x1080
7  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
6.2  fps    + Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
low 1280x720
25.6  fps    + Compare
med. 1366x768
22.6  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
11.7  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
9.5  fps    + Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
low 1280x720
18.6  fps    + Compare
med. 1366x768
17.7  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
10.5  fps    + Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
low 1280x720
23.3  fps    + Compare
med. 1366x768
15.1  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
7.1  fps    + Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
low 1280x720
23  fps    + Compare
med. 1920x1080
10  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
9  fps    + Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.