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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 @ 720 / 1125 MHz128 + 64 Bit @ 800 / 1000 MHz
Radeon R8 M445DX 704 @ 720 / 1020 MHz128 + 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

3DMark - Ice Storm Unlimited Graphics Score 1280x720 offscreen
min: 66130     avg: 71829     median: 71829 (16%)     max: 77528 Points
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Score 1280x720
min: 5225     avg: 5720.7     median: 5667 (11%)     max: 6270 Points
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Graphics 1280x720
min: 12140     avg: 12333.3     median: 12377 (8%)     max: 12483 Points
3DMark - Fire Strike Score 1920x1080
min: 1644     avg: 1680     median: 1678 (7%)     max: 1718 Points
3DMark - Fire Strike Graphics 1920x1080
min: 2090     avg: 2178     median: 2209 (5%)     max: 2235 Points
3DMark 11 - Performance 1280x720
min: 2914     avg: 2961.7     median: 2979 (10%)     max: 2992 points
3DMark 11 - Performance GPU 1280x720
min: 3697     avg: 3761     median: 3775 (7%)     max: 3811 points
3DMark Vantage
P Result 1280x1024 +
P GPU no PhysX 1280x1024 +
3DMark 06 Standard 1280x1024 +
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 +
LuxMark v2.0 64Bit - Sala GPUs-only
min: 669     avg: 696     median: 696 (7%)     max: 723 Samples/s
Power Consumption - FurMark 1.19 GPU Stress Test - Power Consumption (external Monitor) 1280x720 *
52.2 Watt (14%)
- 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.

Playerunknown's Battlegrounds
low 1280x720
22.3  fps    + Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
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.
Rocket League
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.
Mass Effect Andromeda
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.
Resident Evil 7
low 1280x720
40.7  fps    + Compare
med. 1920x1080
16.4  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
Farming Simulator 17
low 1280x720
63.8  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
21.6  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
Deus Ex Mankind Divided
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.
No Man's Sky
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.