AMD Radeon R4 (Kaveri) vs AMD Radeon R6 (Kaveri)

AMD Radeon R4 (Kaveri)

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The AMD Radeon R4 (Kaveri) is an integrated DirectX 12 graphics card found on a number of AMD Kaveri APUs. The GPU offers 192 shaders and 3 compute cores and can be found in the A6 Pro-7050B (memory support up to DDR3-1600).

Architecture and Features

Thanks to the new GCN 1.1 architecture, the Kaveri GPUs are significantly more efficient with higher performance compared to its VLIW-based predecessors Richland and Trinity. The graphics card can now handle both DirectX 12 (FL 12_0) and the AMD Mantle API. The GPU is also able to accelerate various applications like Adobe Photoshop by utilizing OpenCL.

The revised video engine of Kaveri includes UVD 4.2 (Unified Video Decoder) and VCE 2.0 (Video Codec Engine). H.264 codec support has been slightly improved in several areas. However, H.265 is still not fully supported in hardware.

Performance

Due to the low core clock speed and only 192 shaders, the Radeon R4 is just as fast as the Intel HD Graphics (Haswell) or HD Graphics 4000. Accordingly, games of 2014 can be played fluently only in low settings at 1024 x 768 pixels.

Power Consumption

The power consumption of the entire A6 Pro-7050B APU is rated at 17 watts. Thus, the 28 nm chip is suited for smaller or medium sized (sub-)notebooks.

AMD Radeon R6 (Kaveri)

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The AMD Radeon R6 (Kaveri) is an integrated DirectX 12 graphics card found on a number of AMD Kaveri APUs. The GPU offers 384 shaders and 6 compute cores (128 shaders / 2 compute cores deactivated) and can be found, for example, in the A10-7400P. The maximum core clock and memory speeds of the GPU depend on the overarching APU: While the ULV models are limited to DDR3-1600, the standard voltage models can support up to DDR3-1866.

Architecture and Features

Thanks to the new GCN 1.1 architecture, the Kaveri GPUs are significantly more efficient with higher performance compared to its VLIW-based predecessors Richland and Trinity. The graphics card can now handle both DirectX 12 (FL 12_0) and the AMD Mantle API. The GPU is also able to accelerate various applications like Adobe Photoshop by utilizing OpenCL.

The revised video engine of Kaveri includes UVD 4.2 (Unified Video Decoder) and VCE 2.0 (Video Codec Engine). H.264 codec support has been slightly improved in several areas. However, H.265 is still not fully supported in hardware.

Performance

Due to significant differences in core clock speed and memory support between various Radeon R6 models, the performance can vary greatly between different APUs. While the fastest GPU version in the A10-7400P can compete with a dedicated GeForce GT 730M, the slower version in the A10-7300 hardly performs at the level of a GeForce GT 720M. Accordingly, games of 2014 can be played fluently in low to medium settings at 1024 x 768 or 1366 x 768 pixels.

Power Consumption

The power consumption of the entire Kaveri APU is rated at 19 Watts and 35 Watts for ULV and standard voltage models, respectively. Thus, the 28 nm chip is suited for smaller or medium sized (sub-)notebooks.

AMD Radeon R4 (Kaveri)AMD Radeon R6 (Kaveri)
ManufacturerAMDAMD
Radeon R (Kaveri) Series
Radeon R7 512 Cores (Kaveri Desktop) compare 512 @ 720 MHz
Radeon R7 384 Cores (Kaveri Desktop) compare 384 @ 720 MHz
Radeon R7 (Kaveri) compare 512 @ 553 - 686 MHz64/128 Bit
Radeon R6 (Kaveri) 384 @ 533 - 654 MHz64/128 Bit
Radeon R5 (Kaveri) compare 256 @ 514 - 626 MHz64/128 Bit
Radeon R4 (Kaveri) 192 @ 533 MHz64/128 Bit
Radeon R7 512 Cores (Kaveri Desktop) compare 512 @ 720 MHz
Radeon R7 384 Cores (Kaveri Desktop) compare 384 @ 720 MHz
Radeon R7 (Kaveri) compare 512 @ 553 - 686 MHz64/128 Bit
Radeon R6 (Kaveri) 384 @ 533 - 654 MHz64/128 Bit
Radeon R5 (Kaveri) compare 256 @ 514 - 626 MHz64/128 Bit
Radeon R4 (Kaveri) 192 @ 533 MHz64/128 Bit
CodenameKaveriKaveri
ArchitectureGCN 1.1GCN 1.1
Pipelines192 - unified384 - unified
Core Speed533 MHz533 - 654 (Boost) MHz
Memory Bus Width64/128 Bit64/128 Bit
Shared Memoryyesyes
DirectXDirectX 12 (FL 12_0), Shader 5.0DirectX 12 (FL 12_0), Shader 5.0
Transistors2410 Million2410 Million
technology28 nm28 nm
Date of Announcement04.06.2014 04.06.2014
FeaturesUVD 4.2, VCE 2.0
Notebook Sizemedium sized
CPU in Radeon R4 (Kaveri)GPU Base SpeedGPU Boost / Turbo
AMD A6 Pro-7050B2 x 2200 MHz, 17 W? MHz533 MHz
AMD A6-70002 x 2200 MHz, 17 W? MHz533 MHz
min. - max.? MHz533 MHz
CPU in Radeon R6 (Kaveri)GPU Base SpeedGPU Boost / Turbo
AMD A10-7400P4 x 2500 MHz, 35 W576 MHz654 MHz
AMD A10 Pro-7350B4 x 2100 MHz, 19 W? MHz553 MHz
AMD A10-73004 x 1900 MHz, 19 W? MHz533 MHz
min. - max.576 - ? MHz533 - 654 MHz

Benchmarks

Performance Rating - 3DMark 11 + Fire Strike + Time Spy
3 pt (3%)
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited Graphics
26079 Points (5%)
26079 Points (5%)
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Extreme Graphics
14801 Points (2%)
14801 Points (2%)
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Score
min: 1976     avg: 2034     median: 2034 (3%)     max: 2092 Points
min: 2822     avg: 3373     median: 3442 (5%)     max: 3787 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Graphics
min: 3131     avg: 3372     median: 3371.5 (2%)     max: 3612 Points
min: 3989     avg: 5296     median: 5336 (3%)     max: 6523 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Score
min: 375     avg: 405     median: 404.5 (1%)     max: 434 Points
min: 511     avg: 695     median: 707.5 (2%)     max: 853 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Graphics
min: 403     avg: 434     median: 433.5 (1%)     max: 464 Points
min: 555     avg: 759     median: 770.5 (2%)     max: 940 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Graphics
min: 28926     avg: 30621     median: 30620.5 (4%)     max: 32315 Points
min: 33037     avg: 39583     median: 41211 (5%)     max: 42872 Points
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Score
min: 604     avg: 642     median: 658 (2%)     max: 665 Points
min: 1034     avg: 1262     median: 1306 (3%)     max: 1420 Points
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance GPU
min: 609     avg: 611     median: 611 (1%)     max: 613 Points
min: 987     avg: 1161     median: 1184 (2%)     max: 1290 Points
3DMark Vantage
3DM Vant. Perf. total + AMD Radeon R4 (Kaveri)
3DM Vant. Perf. total + AMD Radeon R6 (Kaveri)
3DM Vant. Perf. GPU no PhysX + AMD Radeon R4 (Kaveri)
3DM Vant. Perf. GPU no PhysX + AMD Radeon R6 (Kaveri)
3DMark 06 3DMark 06 - Standard 1280x1024 + AMD Radeon R4 (Kaveri)
3DMark 06 - Standard 1280x1024 + AMD Radeon R6 (Kaveri)
SPECviewperf 11
specvp11 snx-01 + AMD Radeon R4 (Kaveri)
specvp11 snx-01 + AMD Radeon R6 (Kaveri)
specvp11 tcvis-02 + AMD Radeon R4 (Kaveri)
specvp11 tcvis-02 + AMD Radeon R6 (Kaveri)
specvp11 sw-02 + AMD Radeon R4 (Kaveri)
specvp11 sw-02 + AMD Radeon R6 (Kaveri)
specvp11 proe-05 + AMD Radeon R4 (Kaveri)
specvp11 proe-05 + AMD Radeon R6 (Kaveri)
specvp11 maya-03 + AMD Radeon R4 (Kaveri)
specvp11 maya-03 + AMD Radeon R6 (Kaveri)
specvp11 lightwave-01 + AMD Radeon R4 (Kaveri)
specvp11 lightwave-01 + AMD Radeon R6 (Kaveri)
specvp11 ensight-04 + AMD Radeon R4 (Kaveri)
specvp11 ensight-04 + AMD Radeon R6 (Kaveri)
specvp11 catia-03 + AMD Radeon R4 (Kaveri)
specvp11 catia-03 + AMD Radeon R6 (Kaveri)
Cinebench R10 Cinebench R10 Shading (32bit) + AMD Radeon R4 (Kaveri)
Cinebench R10 Shading (32bit) + AMD Radeon R6 (Kaveri)
Cinebench R11.5 Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64 Bit + AMD Radeon R4 (Kaveri)
Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64 Bit + AMD Radeon R6 (Kaveri)
Cinebench R15
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64 Bit + AMD Radeon R4 (Kaveri)
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64 Bit + AMD Radeon R6 (Kaveri)
Cinebench R15 OpenGL Ref. Match 64 Bit + AMD Radeon R4 (Kaveri)
Cinebench R15 OpenGL Ref. Match 64 Bit + AMD Radeon R6 (Kaveri)
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7
GLBench 2.7 T-Rex HD Offscreen C24Z16 + AMD Radeon R4 (Kaveri)
GLBench 2.7 T-Rex HD Offscreen C24Z16 + AMD Radeon R6 (Kaveri)
GLBench 2.7 T-Rex HD Onscreen C24Z16 + AMD Radeon R4 (Kaveri)
GLBench 2.7 T-Rex HD Onscreen C24Z16 + AMD Radeon R6 (Kaveri)
GFXBench 3.0 - GFXBench 3.0 Manhattan Offscreen
14.4 fps (2%)
14.4 fps (2%)
GFXBench 3.0 - GFXBench 3.0 Manhattan
24.3 fps (7%)
24.3 fps (7%)
LuxMark v2.0 64Bit - LuxMark v2.0 Room GPU
73 Samples/s (1%)
min: 108     avg: 136     median: 135.5 (1%)     max: 163 Samples/s
LuxMark v2.0 64Bit - LuxMark v2.0 Sala GPU
137 Samples/s (1%)
min: 225     avg: 258     median: 257.5 (2%)     max: 290 Samples/s
ComputeMark v2.1 - ComputeMark v2.1 Result
443 (1%)
min: 749     avg: 777     median: 776.5 (2%)     max: 804

Average Benchmarks AMD Radeon R4 (Kaveri) → 100% n=31

Average Benchmarks AMD Radeon R6 (Kaveri) → 144% n=31

- Range of benchmark values for this graphics card
- Average benchmark values for this graphics card
* Smaller numbers mean a higher performance
1 This benchmark is not used for the average calculation

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.

Fifa 15

Fifa 15

2014
low 1280x720
100%
Radeon R4 (Kaveri):
14.4  fps
185%
Radeon R6 (Kaveri):
26.7  fps
high 1366x768
100%
Radeon R4 (Kaveri):
4.5  fps
407%
Radeon R6 (Kaveri):
18.3  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Radeon R6 (Kaveri):
8.2  fps
Sims 4

Sims 4

2014
low 1024x768
100%
Radeon R4 (Kaveri):
62.6  fps
143%
Radeon R6 (Kaveri):
89.7  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Radeon R4 (Kaveri):
13.8  fps
195%
Radeon R6 (Kaveri):
26.9  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
Radeon R4 (Kaveri):
6.9  fps
183%
Radeon R6 (Kaveri):
12.6  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Radeon R6 (Kaveri):
10.6  fps
low 1024x768
Radeon R6 (Kaveri):
70.1  fps
med. 1366x768
Radeon R6 (Kaveri):
30.7  fps
high 1920x1080
Radeon R6 (Kaveri):
17  fps
low 1024x768
Radeon R6 (Kaveri):
17.5  fps
low 1280x720
Radeon R6 (Kaveri):
29.6  fps
med. 1280x720
Radeon R6 (Kaveri):
29.1  fps
Thief

Thief

2014
low 1024x768
100%
Radeon R4 (Kaveri):
6.4  fps
203%
Radeon R6 (Kaveri):
9.8 11.8 12.5 18.8 ~ 13 fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Radeon R4 (Kaveri):
4.9  fps
122%
Radeon R6 (Kaveri):
3.7 9 ~ 6 fps
high 1366x768
100%
Radeon R4 (Kaveri):
4.2  fps
119%
Radeon R6 (Kaveri):
3.2 6.9 ~ 5 fps
ultra 1920x1080
Radeon R6 (Kaveri):
3.6  fps
low 1024x768
Radeon R6 (Kaveri):
28.4  fps
med. 1366x768
Radeon R6 (Kaveri):
11.8  fps
high 1366x768
Radeon R6 (Kaveri):
5.1  fps
low 1024x768
Radeon R6 (Kaveri):
26.3  fps
med. 1366x768
Radeon R6 (Kaveri):
22.3  fps
low 1024x768
Radeon R6 (Kaveri):
30  fps
med. 1366x768
Radeon R6 (Kaveri):
17  fps
high 1366x768
Radeon R6 (Kaveri):
11  fps
F1 2013

F1 2013

2013
low 1024x768
Radeon R6 (Kaveri):
35  fps
med. 1366x768
Radeon R6 (Kaveri):
25  fps
high 1366x768
Radeon R6 (Kaveri):
23  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Radeon R6 (Kaveri):
13  fps
Fifa 14

Fifa 14

2013
low 1024x768
100%
Radeon R4 (Kaveri):
28.5  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Radeon R4 (Kaveri):
22.8  fps
high 1366x768
100%
Radeon R4 (Kaveri):
16.8  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Radeon R4 (Kaveri):
14.6  fps
low 1024x768
Radeon R6 (Kaveri):
35.5  fps
med. 1366x768
Radeon R6 (Kaveri):
26.8  fps
high 1366x768
Radeon R6 (Kaveri):
22.7  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Radeon R6 (Kaveri):
6.3  fps
low 1280x720
Radeon R6 (Kaveri):
18.9  fps
med. 1366x768
Radeon R6 (Kaveri):
15.2  fps
high 1366x768
Radeon R6 (Kaveri):
7.8  fps
low 1024x768
Radeon R6 (Kaveri):
19.8  fps
med. 1366x768
Radeon R6 (Kaveri):
13.1  fps
high 1366x768
Radeon R6 (Kaveri):
9.1  fps
low 1024x768
Radeon R6 (Kaveri):
21.1  fps
med. 1366x768
Radeon R6 (Kaveri):
15.7  fps
high 1366x768
Radeon R6 (Kaveri):
7.6  fps
Dota 2

Dota 2

2013
low 1024x768
100%
Radeon R4 (Kaveri):
15.7 23.6 ~ 20 fps
215%
Radeon R6 (Kaveri):
42.2 43.8 ~ 43 fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Radeon R4 (Kaveri):
14.7 16.8 ~ 16 fps
163%
Radeon R6 (Kaveri):
24.5 27.6 ~ 26 fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Radeon R4 (Kaveri):
6.8  fps
222%
Radeon R6 (Kaveri):
15.1  fps
GRID 2

GRID 2

2013
low 1024x768
Radeon R6 (Kaveri):
49.5  fps
med. 1366x768
Radeon R6 (Kaveri):
27.1  fps
high 1366x768
Radeon R6 (Kaveri):
20.7  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Radeon R6 (Kaveri):
12.5  fps
low 1024x768
Radeon R6 (Kaveri):
20.5  fps
med. 1366x768
Radeon R6 (Kaveri):
16.2  fps
high 1366x768
Radeon R6 (Kaveri):
10.1  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Radeon R6 (Kaveri):
5.1  fps
low 1280x720
100%
Radeon R4 (Kaveri):
17.6  fps
216%
Radeon R6 (Kaveri):
28.7 31.2 45.9 46 ~ 38 fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Radeon R4 (Kaveri):
10.7  fps
196%
Radeon R6 (Kaveri):
15.4 17.3 26.2 26.8 ~ 21 fps
high 1366x768
100%
Radeon R4 (Kaveri):
8.9  fps
202%
Radeon R6 (Kaveri):
12.5 13.9 22.4 23.2 ~ 18 fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Radeon R4 (Kaveri):
3.3  fps
212%
Radeon R6 (Kaveri):
7  fps
low 1024x768
Radeon R6 (Kaveri):
89.8  fps
med. 1366x768
Radeon R6 (Kaveri):
30.9  fps
high 1366x768
Radeon R6 (Kaveri):
19.6  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Radeon R6 (Kaveri):
6.5  fps
low 1024x768
100%
Radeon R4 (Kaveri):
24  fps
179%
Radeon R6 (Kaveri):
31.6 38.1 51.5 51.6 ~ 43 fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Radeon R4 (Kaveri):
12.7  fps
181%
Radeon R6 (Kaveri):
17.1 19.9 26.3 26.9 ~ 23 fps
high 1366x768
100%
Radeon R4 (Kaveri):
8.8  fps
182%
Radeon R6 (Kaveri):
11.9 13.7 18.3 19 ~ 16 fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Radeon R4 (Kaveri):
3.7  fps
230%
Radeon R6 (Kaveri):
8.5  fps
Crysis 3

Crysis 3

2013
low 1024x768
Radeon R6 (Kaveri):
24.8  fps
med. 1366x768
Radeon R6 (Kaveri):
15.5  fps
low 1024x768
Radeon R6 (Kaveri):
45.2  fps
med. 1366x768
Radeon R6 (Kaveri):
23.1  fps
high 1366x768
Radeon R6 (Kaveri):
18.8  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Radeon R6 (Kaveri):
11.6  fps
low 1024x768
Radeon R6 (Kaveri):
18.6  fps
low 1024x768
Radeon R6 (Kaveri):
52.8  fps
med. 1366x768
Radeon R6 (Kaveri):
37.7  fps
high 1366x768
Radeon R6 (Kaveri):
19.7  fps
low 1024x768
Radeon R6 (Kaveri):
35  fps
med. 1366x768
Radeon R6 (Kaveri):
23.4  fps
high 1366x768
Radeon R6 (Kaveri):
18.2  fps
low 1024x768
Radeon R6 (Kaveri):
38.3  fps
med. 1366x768
Radeon R6 (Kaveri):
32.6  fps
high 1366x768
Radeon R6 (Kaveri):
29.5  fps
low 1024x768
100%
Radeon R4 (Kaveri):
27.9  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Radeon R4 (Kaveri):
19.8  fps
high 1366x768
100%
Radeon R4 (Kaveri):
16.7  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Radeon R4 (Kaveri):
13.2  fps
low 1024x768
Radeon R6 (Kaveri):
30  fps
med. 1366x768
Radeon R6 (Kaveri):
22.1  fps
high 1366x768
Radeon R6 (Kaveri):
11  fps
low 1024x768
100%
Radeon R4 (Kaveri):
29.1  fps
188%
Radeon R6 (Kaveri):
54.8  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Radeon R4 (Kaveri):
19.6  fps
189%
Radeon R6 (Kaveri):
37.1  fps
high 1366x768
100%
Radeon R4 (Kaveri):
15.8  fps
199%
Radeon R6 (Kaveri):
31.4  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Radeon R4 (Kaveri):
10.8  fps
192%
Radeon R6 (Kaveri):
20.7  fps
Alan Wake

Alan Wake

2012
low 1024x768
Radeon R6 (Kaveri):
16.3  fps
med. 1366x768
Radeon R6 (Kaveri):
10.3  fps
Anno 2070

Anno 2070

2011
low 1024x768
Radeon R6 (Kaveri):
42.5 59.6 64.6 ~ 56 fps
med. 1366x768
Radeon R6 (Kaveri):
21.9 31 31.4 ~ 28 fps
high 1366x768
Radeon R6 (Kaveri):
13 19.3 19.6 ~ 17 fps
ultra 1920x1080
Radeon R6 (Kaveri):
9.1  fps
low 1280x720
Radeon R6 (Kaveri):
32.4  fps
med. 1366x768
Radeon R6 (Kaveri):
27.1  fps
high 1366x768
Radeon R6 (Kaveri):
18.4  fps
low 1024x768
Radeon R6 (Kaveri):
21.1  fps
med. 1366x768
Radeon R6 (Kaveri):
15  fps
high 1366x768
Radeon R6 (Kaveri):
11.9  fps
low 1024x768
Radeon R6 (Kaveri):
47  fps
med. 1366x768
Radeon R6 (Kaveri):
40  fps
high 1366x768
Radeon R6 (Kaveri):
20  fps
low 1024x768
Radeon R6 (Kaveri):
44.9  fps
high 1366x768
Radeon R6 (Kaveri):
24.2  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Radeon R6 (Kaveri):
10.4  fps
Dirt 3

Dirt 3

2011
low 800x600
Radeon R6 (Kaveri):
66.1  fps
med. 1024x768
Radeon R6 (Kaveri):
35.2  fps
high 1360x768
Radeon R6 (Kaveri):
25.2  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Radeon R6 (Kaveri):
12.9  fps
Mafia 2

Mafia 2

2010
low 800x600
100%
Radeon R4 (Kaveri):
15.2  fps
med. 1024x768
100%
Radeon R4 (Kaveri):
13.9  fps
high 1360x768
100%
Radeon R4 (Kaveri):
12.1  fps
low 1024x768
Radeon R6 (Kaveri):
37.5  fps
med. 1366x768
Radeon R6 (Kaveri):
28.4  fps
high 1366x768
Radeon R6 (Kaveri):
19.9  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Radeon R6 (Kaveri):
8.1  fps
Trackmania Nations Forever

Trackmania Nations Forever

2008
low 640x480
100%
Radeon R4 (Kaveri):
92.1  fps
high 1024x768
100%
Radeon R4 (Kaveri):
20.3  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Radeon R4 (Kaveri):
6.6  fps

Average Gaming AMD Radeon R4 (Kaveri) → 100%

Average Gaming 30-70 fps → 100%

Average Gaming AMD Radeon R6 (Kaveri) → 197%

Average Gaming 30-70 fps → 198%

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