AMD Radeon R4 (Kaveri) vs AMD Radeon R7 384 Cores (Kaveri Desktop)

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 R7 384 Cores (Kaveri Desktop)

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The AMD Radeon R7 Graphics with 384 Shaders is integrated in the AMD Desktop Kaveri APUs AMD A10-7700K, A8-7650K and A8-7600. It is an integrated GPU without dedicated graphics memory and is based on the GCN 1.1 (or 2.0) architecture of the Hawaii desktop graphics cards (e.g. R9 290). However, it was altered for HSA use in the APU.

In the AMD A10-7700K, A8-7650K and 7600, the graphics card offers 384 of the 512 shader cores (6 of the 8 compute cores) with a maximum core clock of 720 MHz. Without 3D load, the R7 clocks at 351 MHz. It supports DirectX 12 (FL 12_0) in hardware, which is a big advantage over some GPUs from the competition (Intel Haswell e.g. 11.1, Nvidia Kepler and Maxwell v1 11.0).

The gaming performance in our tests was quite similar to the Radeon R7 in the A10-7850K. The missing shaders did not hurt in most of the gaming tests, as the memory bandwidth limits the performance. Compared to the Intel Iris Pro Graphics 5200 (in the Schenker S413), the Radeon R7 is positioned on the same level or slightly below on average. Many current games as of 2014 can be played fluently in medium resolutions and detail settings.

Test system: Asus A88XM-PLUS mainboard, 16 GB DDR3-2133 AMD Gamer memory

AMD Radeon R4 (Kaveri)AMD Radeon R7 384 Cores (Kaveri Desktop)
ManufacturerAMDAMD
Radeon R (Kaveri) Series
Radeon R7 512 Cores (Kaveri Desktop) (compare) 512 @ 720 MHz
Radeon R7 384 Cores (Kaveri Desktop) 384 @ 720 MHz
Radeon R7 (Kaveri) (compare) 512 @ 553 - 686 (Boost) MHz64/128 Bit
Radeon R6 (Kaveri) (compare) 384 @ 533 - 654 (Boost) MHz64/128 Bit
Radeon R5 (Kaveri) (compare) 256 @ 514 - 626 (Boost) 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) 384 @ 720 MHz
Radeon R7 (Kaveri) (compare) 512 @ 553 - 686 (Boost) MHz64/128 Bit
Radeon R6 (Kaveri) (compare) 384 @ 533 - 654 (Boost) MHz64/128 Bit
Radeon R5 (Kaveri) (compare) 256 @ 514 - 626 (Boost) MHz64/128 Bit
Radeon R4 (Kaveri) 192 @ 533 MHz64/128 Bit
CodenameKaveriKaveri Spectre
ArchitectureGCN 1.1GCN
192 - 384 -
Core533 MHz720 MHz
Bus64/128 Bit
yesyes
DirectXDirectX 12 (FL 12_0), 5.0DirectX 12 (FL 12_0), 5.2
Transistors2410 Million
Technology28 nm28 nm
Introduced04.06.2014 14.01.2014
FeaturesHSA, OpenCL 2.0, DirectCompute 5.0
CPUGPU 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 - 533 MHz

3DMark - Ice Storm Unlimited Graphics Score 1280x720 offscreen
26079 Points (5%)
min: 89776     avg: 89954     median: 89954 (17%)     max: 90132 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Extreme Graphics 1920x1080
14801 Points (2%)
min: 56057     avg: 56941     median: 56941 (8%)     max: 57825 Points
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Score 1280x720
min: 1976     avg: 2034     median: 2034 (3%)     max: 2092 Points
min: 6201     avg: 6340.5     median: 6340.5 (11%)     max: 6480 Points
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Graphics 1280x720
min: 3131     avg: 3371.5     median: 3371.5 (2%)     max: 3612 Points
min: 9511     avg: 9650.5     median: 9650.5 (5%)     max: 9790 Points
3DMark - Fire Strike Score 1920x1080
min: 375     avg: 404.5     median: 404.5 (2%)     max: 434 Points
min: 1274     avg: 1302     median: 1302 (5%)     max: 1330 Points
3DMark - Fire Strike Graphics 1920x1080
min: 403     avg: 433.5     median: 433.5 (1%)     max: 464 Points
min: 1374     avg: 1405.5     median: 1405.5 (3%)     max: 1437 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Standard Graphics 1280x720
min: 28926     avg: 30620.5     median: 30620.5 (4%)     max: 32315 Points
min: 83946     avg: 83978.5     median: 83978.5 (11%)     max: 84011 Points
3DMark 11 - Performance 1280x720
min: 604     avg: 642.3     median: 658 (2%)     max: 665 points
min: 2151     avg: 2152     median: 2152 (7%)     max: 2153 points
3DMark 11 - Performance GPU 1280x720
min: 609     avg: 611     median: 611 (1%)     max: 613 points
min: 1987     avg: 1987.5     median: 1987.5 (4%)     max: 1988 points
3DMark Vantage
P Result 1280x1024 + AMD Radeon R4 (Kaveri)
P Result 1280x1024 + AMD Radeon R7 384 Cores (Kaveri Desktop)
P GPU no PhysX 1280x1024 + AMD Radeon R4 (Kaveri)
P GPU no PhysX 1280x1024 + AMD Radeon R7 384 Cores (Kaveri Desktop)
3DMark 03 - Standard 1024x768
28651 Points (15%)
3DMark 05 - Standard 1024x768
16508 Points (35%)
3DMark 06 Standard 1280x1024 + AMD Radeon R4 (Kaveri)
Standard 1280x1024 + AMD Radeon R7 384 Cores (Kaveri Desktop)
Unigine Heaven 3.0 - DX 11, Normal Tessellation, High Shaders 1920x1080
17.8 fps (7%)
Unigine Heaven 3.0 - OpenGL, Normal Tessellation, High Shaders 1920x1080
17.6 fps (10%)
Unigine Heaven 2.1 - high, Tesselation (normal), DirectX11 1280x1024
24.5 fps (11%)
SPECviewperf 11
Siemens NX 1920x1080 + AMD Radeon R4 (Kaveri)
Tcvis 1920x1080 + AMD Radeon R4 (Kaveri)
SolidWorks 1920x1080 + AMD Radeon R4 (Kaveri)
Pro/ENGINEER 1920x1080 + AMD Radeon R4 (Kaveri)
Maya 1920x1080 + AMD Radeon R4 (Kaveri)
Lightwave 1920x1080 + AMD Radeon R4 (Kaveri)
Ensight 1920x1080 + AMD Radeon R4 (Kaveri)
Catia 1920x1080 + AMD Radeon R4 (Kaveri)
Cinebench R10 Shading 32Bit + AMD Radeon R4 (Kaveri)
Shading 32Bit + AMD Radeon R7 384 Cores (Kaveri Desktop)
Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64Bit + AMD Radeon R4 (Kaveri)
OpenGL 64Bit + AMD Radeon R7 384 Cores (Kaveri Desktop)
Cinebench R15
OpenGL 64Bit + AMD Radeon R4 (Kaveri)
OpenGL 64Bit + AMD Radeon R7 384 Cores (Kaveri Desktop)
Ref. Match 64Bit + AMD Radeon R4 (Kaveri)
Ref. Match 64Bit + AMD Radeon R7 384 Cores (Kaveri Desktop)
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7
T-Rex HD Offscreen C24Z16 1920x1080 + AMD Radeon R4 (Kaveri)
T-Rex HD Onscreen C24Z16 + AMD Radeon R4 (Kaveri)
GFXBench 3.0 - Manhattan Offscreen OGL off screen
14.4 fps (0%)
GFXBench 3.0 - Manhattan Onscreen OGL on screen
24.3 fps (1%)
LuxMark v2.0 64Bit - Room GPUs-only
73 Samples/s (1%)
min: 218     avg: 220.5     median: 220.5 (4%)     max: 223 Samples/s
LuxMark v2.0 64Bit - Sala GPUs-only
137 Samples/s (1%)
min: 381     avg: 388.5     median: 388.5 (4%)     max: 396 Samples/s
ComputeMark v2.1 - Normal, Score 1024x600
443 Points (2%)
min: 1133     avg: 1142.5     median: 1142.5 (4%)     max: 1152 Points

Average Benchmarks AMD Radeon R4 (Kaveri) → 100%

Average Benchmarks AMD Radeon R7 384 Cores (Kaveri Desktop) → 261%

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* Smaller numbers mean a higher performance
1 This benchmark is not used for the average calculation

GTA V

GTA V

2015
low 1024x768
Radeon R7 384 Cores (Kaveri Desktop):
52.7  fps
med. 1366x768
Radeon R7 384 Cores (Kaveri Desktop):
46.5  fps
high 1920x1080
Radeon R7 384 Cores (Kaveri Desktop):
12.4  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Radeon R7 384 Cores (Kaveri Desktop):
5  fps
Radeon R7 384 Cores (Kaveri Desktop):
»
low 1024x768
Radeon R7 384 Cores (Kaveri Desktop):
54  fps
med. 1366x768
Radeon R7 384 Cores (Kaveri Desktop):
37.1  fps
high 1920x1080
Radeon R7 384 Cores (Kaveri Desktop):
15  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Radeon R7 384 Cores (Kaveri Desktop):
9.5  fps
Radeon R7 384 Cores (Kaveri Desktop):
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Evolve

Evolve

2015
low 1024x768
Radeon R7 384 Cores (Kaveri Desktop):
31.8  fps
med. 1366x768
Radeon R7 384 Cores (Kaveri Desktop):
24.7  fps
high 1920x1080
Radeon R7 384 Cores (Kaveri Desktop):
13.6  fps
Radeon R7 384 Cores (Kaveri Desktop):
»
low 1024x768
Radeon R7 384 Cores (Kaveri Desktop):
45  fps
med. 1366x768
Radeon R7 384 Cores (Kaveri Desktop):
30  fps
Radeon R7 384 Cores (Kaveri Desktop):
»
low 1024x768
Radeon R7 384 Cores (Kaveri Desktop):
0 (!)  fps
low 1024x768
Radeon R7 384 Cores (Kaveri Desktop):
56  fps
med. 1366x768
Radeon R7 384 Cores (Kaveri Desktop):
37  fps
high 1920x1080
Radeon R7 384 Cores (Kaveri Desktop):
19.6  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Radeon R7 384 Cores (Kaveri Desktop):
15.5  fps
Radeon R7 384 Cores (Kaveri Desktop):
»
low 1280x720
Radeon R7 384 Cores (Kaveri Desktop):
44  fps
med. 1344x756
Radeon R7 384 Cores (Kaveri Desktop):
28.1  fps
high 1920x1080
Radeon R7 384 Cores (Kaveri Desktop):
14.8  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Radeon R7 384 Cores (Kaveri Desktop):
10.4  fps
Radeon R7 384 Cores (Kaveri Desktop):
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Fifa 15

Fifa 15

2014
low 1280x720
100%
Radeon R4 (Kaveri):
14.4  fps
high 1366x768
100%
Radeon R4 (Kaveri):
4.5  fps
Radeon R4 (Kaveri):
»
Sims 4

Sims 4

2014
low 1024x768
100%
Radeon R4 (Kaveri):
62.6  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Radeon R4 (Kaveri):
13.8  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
Radeon R4 (Kaveri):
6.9  fps
Radeon R4 (Kaveri):
»
low 1024x768
Radeon R7 384 Cores (Kaveri Desktop):
34.1  fps
med. 1366x768
Radeon R7 384 Cores (Kaveri Desktop):
24.5  fps
high 1920x1080
Radeon R7 384 Cores (Kaveri Desktop):
8  fps
Radeon R7 384 Cores (Kaveri Desktop):
»
low 1280x720
Radeon R7 384 Cores (Kaveri Desktop):
48.6  fps
med. 1280x720
Radeon R7 384 Cores (Kaveri Desktop):
46.6  fps
high 1920x1080
Radeon R7 384 Cores (Kaveri Desktop):
18.9  fps
Radeon R7 384 Cores (Kaveri Desktop):
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Titanfall

Titanfall

2014
low 1024x768
Radeon R7 384 Cores (Kaveri Desktop):
59.9  fps
med. 1366x768
Radeon R7 384 Cores (Kaveri Desktop):
44  fps
high 1366x768
Radeon R7 384 Cores (Kaveri Desktop):
31.7  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Radeon R7 384 Cores (Kaveri Desktop):
21.4  fps
Radeon R7 384 Cores (Kaveri Desktop):
»
Thief

Thief

2014
low 1024x768
100%
Radeon R4 (Kaveri):
6.4  fps
516%
Radeon R7 384 Cores (Kaveri Desktop):
31.5 35.3 ~ 33 fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Radeon R4 (Kaveri):
4.9  fps
429%
Radeon R7 384 Cores (Kaveri Desktop):
20.7 20.8 ~ 21 fps
high 1366x768
100%
Radeon R4 (Kaveri):
4.2  fps
381%
Radeon R7 384 Cores (Kaveri Desktop):
15.5 16.2 ~ 16 fps
ultra 1920x1080
Radeon R7 384 Cores (Kaveri Desktop):
8.1 8.3 ~ 8 fps
Radeon R4 (Kaveri):
»
Radeon R7 384 Cores (Kaveri Desktop):
»
low 1024x768
Radeon R7 384 Cores (Kaveri Desktop):
42.2  fps
med. 1366x768
Radeon R7 384 Cores (Kaveri Desktop):
34.2  fps
high 1366x768
Radeon R7 384 Cores (Kaveri Desktop):
18.3  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Radeon R7 384 Cores (Kaveri Desktop):
7.7  fps
Radeon R7 384 Cores (Kaveri Desktop):
»
low 1024x768
Radeon R7 384 Cores (Kaveri Desktop):
51.8 52.5 ~ 52 fps
med. 1366x768
Radeon R7 384 Cores (Kaveri Desktop):
22.2 28.9 ~ 26 fps
high 1366x768
Radeon R7 384 Cores (Kaveri Desktop):
10.9 12.8 ~ 12 fps
ultra 1920x1080
Radeon R7 384 Cores (Kaveri Desktop):
8.2  fps
Radeon R7 384 Cores (Kaveri Desktop):
»
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
514%
Radeon R7 384 Cores (Kaveri Desktop):
75  fps
Radeon R4 (Kaveri):
»
Radeon R7 384 Cores (Kaveri Desktop):
»
Dota 2

Dota 2

2013
low 1024x768
100%
Radeon R4 (Kaveri):
15.7 23.6 ~ 20 fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Radeon R4 (Kaveri):
14.7 16.8 ~ 16 fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Radeon R4 (Kaveri):
6.8  fps
Radeon R4 (Kaveri):
»
low 1024x768
Radeon R7 384 Cores (Kaveri Desktop):
23 30.9 ~ 27 fps
med. 1366x768
Radeon R7 384 Cores (Kaveri Desktop):
22.7 25.1 ~ 24 fps
high 1366x768
Radeon R7 384 Cores (Kaveri Desktop):
14.2 14.4 ~ 14 fps
ultra 1920x1080
Radeon R7 384 Cores (Kaveri Desktop):
5.9 6 ~ 6 fps
Radeon R7 384 Cores (Kaveri Desktop):
»
low 1024x768
Radeon R7 384 Cores (Kaveri Desktop):
40.4  fps
med. 1366x768
Radeon R7 384 Cores (Kaveri Desktop):
31.2  fps
high 1366x768
Radeon R7 384 Cores (Kaveri Desktop):
18.3  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Radeon R7 384 Cores (Kaveri Desktop):
8.9  fps
Radeon R7 384 Cores (Kaveri Desktop):
»
low 1280x720
100%
Radeon R4 (Kaveri):
17.6  fps
445%
Radeon R7 384 Cores (Kaveri Desktop):
78.4  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Radeon R4 (Kaveri):
10.7  fps
high 1366x768
100%
Radeon R4 (Kaveri):
8.9  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Radeon R4 (Kaveri):
3.3  fps
Radeon R4 (Kaveri):
»
Radeon R7 384 Cores (Kaveri Desktop):
»
low 1024x768
100%
Radeon R4 (Kaveri):
24  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Radeon R4 (Kaveri):
12.7  fps
high 1366x768
100%
Radeon R4 (Kaveri):
8.8  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Radeon R4 (Kaveri):
3.7  fps
Radeon R4 (Kaveri):
»
Crysis 3

Crysis 3

2013
low 1024x768
Radeon R7 384 Cores (Kaveri Desktop):
41.2  fps
med. 1366x768
Radeon R7 384 Cores (Kaveri Desktop):
25  fps
high 1366x768
Radeon R7 384 Cores (Kaveri Desktop):
16.9  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Radeon R7 384 Cores (Kaveri Desktop):
6.5  fps
Radeon R7 384 Cores (Kaveri Desktop):
»
low 1024x768
Radeon R7 384 Cores (Kaveri Desktop):
43.2 44 ~ 44 fps
med. 1366x768
Radeon R7 384 Cores (Kaveri Desktop):
35 35.3 ~ 35 fps
high 1366x768
Radeon R7 384 Cores (Kaveri Desktop):
18.8 18.8 ~ 19 fps
ultra 1920x1080
Radeon R7 384 Cores (Kaveri Desktop):
8.1 8.2 ~ 8 fps
Radeon R7 384 Cores (Kaveri Desktop):
»
low 1024x768
Radeon R7 384 Cores (Kaveri Desktop):
65  fps
med. 1366x768
Radeon R7 384 Cores (Kaveri Desktop):
42.5  fps
high 1366x768
Radeon R7 384 Cores (Kaveri Desktop):
33.4  fps
Radeon R7 384 Cores (Kaveri Desktop):
»
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
Radeon R4 (Kaveri):
»
low 1024x768
Radeon R7 384 Cores (Kaveri Desktop):
70.9  fps
med. 1366x768
Radeon R7 384 Cores (Kaveri Desktop):
53.4  fps
high 1366x768
Radeon R7 384 Cores (Kaveri Desktop):
25.8  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Radeon R7 384 Cores (Kaveri Desktop):
7  fps
Radeon R7 384 Cores (Kaveri Desktop):
»
low 1024x768
100%
Radeon R4 (Kaveri):
29.1  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Radeon R4 (Kaveri):
19.6  fps
high 1366x768
100%
Radeon R4 (Kaveri):
15.8  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Radeon R4 (Kaveri):
10.8  fps
Radeon R4 (Kaveri):
»
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
Radeon R4 (Kaveri):
»
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
Radeon R4 (Kaveri):
»

Average Gaming AMD Radeon R4 (Kaveri) → 100%

Average Gaming AMD Radeon R7 384 Cores (Kaveri Desktop) → 457%

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