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AMD Radeon R9 M380

AMD Radeon R9 M380

The AMD Radeon R9 M380 is a dedicated mid-range graphics card for laptops. It is based on a 28nm GCN core with 12 compute units and a GDDR5 memory controller. Despite the similar name, the Radeon R7 M380 is a much slower as it features only 10 compute units and DDR3 memory.


Features of the R9-M380 include video decoding for MPEG-4 AVC/H.264, VC-1, MPEG-2, and Flash directly by the AMD GPU. Multi-View Codec (MVC) and MPEG-4 part 2 (DivX, xVid) HD videos are compatible as well.

The R9 series also supports automatic graphics switching between the integrated GPU and discrete GPU. Called Enduro, the technology supersedes AMD's Dynamic Switchable Graphics and is similar to Nvidia's Optimus. Furthermore, the M380 can directly support multiple monitors using Eyefinity Technology if Enduro is disabled.

Other features include ZeroCore to reduce the power consumption when the display is turned off and Power Gating to power down areas of the chip that are not used. 

The integrated HD audio processor is able to transmit HD Audio (TrueHD or DTS Master Audio) over HDMI and DisplayPort (e.g., for Blu-Ray videos). Additionally, it allows audio output simultaneously and in parallel to multiple devices with the new Discrete Digital Multipoint Audio (DDMA) feature.

Radeon R9 M300 Series

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Radeon R9 M380 768 @ 1 GHz128 Bit @ 6000 MHz
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CodenameStrato Pro GDDR5
Pipelines768 - unified
Core Speed1000 MHz
Memory Speed6000 MHz
Memory Bus Width128 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5
Max. Amount of Memory4 GB
Shared Memoryno
APIDirectX 11.1, Shader 5.0, OpenGL 4.3
Transistor Count1.5 Billion
technology28 nm
FeaturesDirectCompute 5.0, OpenCL
Notebook Sizemedium sized
Date of Announcement16.06.2015


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Diablo 3 - 2560x1440 OSX
Diablo 3 - 2560x1440 OSX tested all four graphics cards in the 2015 iMac (see our test here). The R9 M380 is clearly left behind the other M300 options in the iMac. It still is a decent upgrade on the integrated Intel Iris Pro 6200 in the 4K iMac however.

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