AMD Radeon R5 (Carrizo) vs AMD Radeon R7 (Carrizo)

AMD Radeon R5 (Carrizo)

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The AMD Radeon R5 (Carrizo) is an integrated graphics card for a number of low-end mobile Carrizo-based APUs, such as those from the A6 series. It was first introduced in the AMD A6-8500P with 4 active compute cores for a total of 256 shader cores. The maximum GPU clock speed in the A6-8500P is 800 MHz. Performance depends on the main memory configuration and TDP setting, which can range anywhere from 12 to 35 Watt.

Architecture and Features

The Radeon R5 utilizes the third generation GCN architecture (sometimes referred to as GCN 1.2) similar to the desktop Tonga chip. As a result, it supports DirectX 12 (FL 12_0) with advanced color compression that leads to a 5-7% improvement in games. Furthermore, its shaders can be used with Mantle, OpenGL and OpenCL. HSA 1.0 is supported for running code on both CPU and GPU cores simultaneously.

The improved video decoder UVD 6 (Unified Video Decoder) is now able to decode HVEC / H.265 up to 4K in hardware. Furthermore, the VCE (Video Codec Engine) has been improved for faster transcoding of H.264.

More information on architecture and features of the Carrizo chips can be found in our launch article.

Performance

Gaming performance of the integrated R5 GPU depends on the configured TDP (12 - 35 Watt) of the APU. In most laptops we should see a TDP of 15 Watt, which is similar to the mainstream Intel CPUs. Therefore, the performance of the R5 should be similar to the Intel HD Graphics 5500. In some games, the slower AMD CPU may bottleneck performance in direct comparisons to Intel hardware.

Power Consumption

Depending on the configured TDP, the chip may be used in thin-and-light (12 - 20 Watt range) to standard-sized laptops (35 Watt TDP).

AMD Radeon R7 (Carrizo)

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The AMD Radeon R7 (Carrizo) is an integrated graphics card in the fastest Carrizo APUs. At launch in mid 2015 the R7 was used in the AMD FX-8800P SoC with 512 GCN shaders and 800 MHz clock rate (Boost?). Depending on the configured TDP (ranging from 12 to 35 Watt) and used main memory (up to DDR3-2133 in dual channel mode supported) the performance can differ greatly. 

Architecture and Features

The Radeon R7 is using the third generation GCN architecture (sometimes also called GCN 1.2) similar to the desktop Tonga chip. Therefore, it offers DirectX 12 (FL 12_0) hardware support and advanced color compression that leads to 5-7% improvement in games. Furthermore, the shaders can be used with Mantle, OpenGL and OpenCL. HSA 1.0 is supported to easily run code on CPU and GPU cores together.

The improved video decoder UVD 6 (Unified Video Decoder) is now able to decode HVEC / H.265 in up 4K in hardware. Furthermore, the VCE (Video Codec Engine) was improved for faster transcodes of H.264.

More information on architecture and features of the Carrizo chips can be found in our launch article.

Performance

The gaming performance of the integrated R7 depends on the configured TDP (12 - 35 Watt) of the chip. AMD e.g. published 3DMark 11 scores of a 15 and 35 Watt version, where the 35 Watt version was 38% faster than the 15 Watt version. Demanding games like Evolve or Far Cry 4 will struggle to achieve fluent frame rates. However, less demanding games like Call of Duty: AW may even run in high detail settings (see the slightly slower Kaveri R7 GPU for benchmarks).

Power Consumption

Depending on the configured TDP the chip may be used in thin and light machines (12 - 20 Watt range) or normal sized laptops (35 Watt TDP).

AMD Radeon R5 (Carrizo)AMD Radeon R7 (Carrizo)
ManufacturerAMDAMD
Radeon R (Carrizo) Series
Radeon R7 (Carrizo) 512 @ 800 (Boost) MHz64/128 Bit
Radeon R6 (Carrizo) (compare) 384 @ 800 (Boost) MHz64/128 Bit
Radeon R5 (Carrizo) 256 @ 800 (Boost) MHz64/128 Bit
Radeon R7 (Carrizo) 512 @ 800 (Boost) MHz64/128 Bit
Radeon R6 (Carrizo) (compare) 384 @ 800 (Boost) MHz64/128 Bit
Radeon R5 (Carrizo) 256 @ 800 (Boost) MHz64/128 Bit
CodenameCarrizoCarrizo
ArchitectureGCN 1.2/2.0GCN 1.2/2.0
256 - 512 -
Core800 (Boost) MHz800 (Boost) MHz
Bus64/128 Bit64/128 Bit
yesyes
DirectXDirectX 12 (FL 12_0)DirectX 12 (FL 12_0)
Transistors2410 Million2410 Million
Technology28 nm28 nm
FeaturesUVD 6, VCEUVD 6, VCE
Size
Introduced04.06.2015 04.06.2015
CPUGPU Base SpeedGPU Boost / Turbo
AMD A6-8500P2 x 1600 MHz, 15 W? MHz800 MHz
AMD Pro A6-8500B2 x 1600 MHz, 15 W? MHz800 MHz
min. - max.? - ? MHz800 - 800 MHz

3DMark - Ice Storm Unlimited Graphics Score 1280x720 offscreen
min: 59749     avg: 61071     median: 61071 (12%)     max: 62393 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Extreme Graphics 1920x1080
33003 Points (5%)
min: 36757     avg: 41182     median: 41181.5 (6%)     max: 45606 Points
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Score 1280x720
4365 Points (7%)
min: 3247     avg: 4509     median: 4470 (7%)     max: 5550 Points
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Graphics 1280x720
5804 Points (3%)
min: 4250     avg: 6479     median: 7431 (4%)     max: 8149 Points
3DMark - Fire Strike Score 1920x1080
898 Points (3%)
min: 689     avg: 996     median: 1063 (4%)     max: 1170 Points
3DMark - Fire Strike Graphics 1920x1080
1001 Points (2%)
min: 782     avg: 1108     median: 1137 (3%)     max: 1374 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Standard Graphics 1280x720
46836 Points (6%)
min: 32549     avg: 49874     median: 53922 (7%)     max: 58437 Points
3DMark 11 - Performance 1280x720
1686 points (5%)
min: 1527     avg: 1977     median: 1922 (5%)     max: 2753 points
3DMark 11 - Performance GPU 1280x720
1711 points (3%)
min: 1546     avg: 1793     median: 1792 (4%)     max: 2043 points
3DMark Vantage
P Result 1280x1024 + AMD Radeon R7 (Carrizo)
P GPU no PhysX 1280x1024 + AMD Radeon R7 (Carrizo)
3DMark 06 Standard 1280x1024 + AMD Radeon R7 (Carrizo)
Unigine Heaven 2.1 - high, Tesselation (normal), DirectX11 1280x1024
14.7 fps (6%)
Cinebench R10 Shading 32Bit + AMD Radeon R5 (Carrizo)
Shading 32Bit + AMD Radeon R7 (Carrizo)
Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64Bit + AMD Radeon R5 (Carrizo)
OpenGL 64Bit + AMD Radeon R7 (Carrizo)
Cinebench R15
OpenGL 64Bit + AMD Radeon R5 (Carrizo)
OpenGL 64Bit + AMD Radeon R7 (Carrizo)
Ref. Match 64Bit + AMD Radeon R5 (Carrizo)
Ref. Match 64Bit + AMD Radeon R7 (Carrizo)
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7
T-Rex HD Offscreen C24Z16 1920x1080 + AMD Radeon R7 (Carrizo)
T-Rex HD Onscreen C24Z16 + AMD Radeon R7 (Carrizo)
GFXBench 3.0 - Manhattan Offscreen OGL off screen
min: 19.63     avg: 24.5     median: 24.5 (4%)     max: 29.3 fps
GFXBench 3.0 - Manhattan Onscreen OGL on screen
15.7 fps (4%)
LuxMark v2.0 64Bit - Room GPUs-only
min: 165     avg: 199     median: 208 (4%)     max: 225 Samples/s
LuxMark v2.0 64Bit - Sala GPUs-only
min: 340     avg: 389     median: 394 (4%)     max: 433 Samples/s
ComputeMark v2.1 - Normal, Score 1024x600
min: 1125     avg: 1351     median: 1345 (5%)     max: 1583 Points

Average Benchmarks AMD Radeon R5 (Carrizo) → 100%

Average Benchmarks AMD Radeon R7 (Carrizo) → 105%

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

low 1024x768
100%
Radeon R5 (Carrizo):
19  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Radeon R5 (Carrizo):
12.2  fps
Radeon R5 (Carrizo):
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low 1024x768
Radeon R7 (Carrizo):
34.2 (!) 38.5 ~ 36 fps
med. 1366x768
Radeon R7 (Carrizo):
23.5 23.5 ~ 24 fps
high 1920x1080
Radeon R7 (Carrizo):
11.2 13 ~ 12 fps
ultra 1920x1080
Radeon R7 (Carrizo):
10.1  fps
Radeon R7 (Carrizo):
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low 1024x768
Radeon R7 (Carrizo):
15  fps
med. 1366x768
Radeon R7 (Carrizo):
13.1  fps
high 1920x1080
Radeon R7 (Carrizo):
8.5  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Radeon R7 (Carrizo):
8.2  fps
Radeon R7 (Carrizo):
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low 1024x768
Radeon R7 (Carrizo):
21.3  fps
med. 1366x768
Radeon R7 (Carrizo):
16.3  fps
high 1920x1080
Radeon R7 (Carrizo):
8.8  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Radeon R7 (Carrizo):
8  fps
Radeon R7 (Carrizo):
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low 1024x768
Radeon R7 (Carrizo):
10.7  fps
med. 1366x768
Radeon R7 (Carrizo):
7.4  fps
Radeon R7 (Carrizo):
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Fallout 4

Fallout 4

2015
low 1280x720
Radeon R7 (Carrizo):
15.8 16.5 ~ 16 fps
med. 1366x768
Radeon R7 (Carrizo):
11.5 12.3 ~ 12 fps
high 1920x1080
Radeon R7 (Carrizo):
6.1  fps
Radeon R7 (Carrizo):
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low 1024x768
Radeon R7 (Carrizo):
24  fps
med. 1366x768
Radeon R7 (Carrizo):
16.4  fps
Radeon R7 (Carrizo):
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Anno 2205

Anno 2205

2015
low 1024x768
Radeon R7 (Carrizo):
22.4 25 ~ 24 fps
med. 1366x768
Radeon R7 (Carrizo):
13.7 14.6 ~ 14 fps
high 1920x1080
Radeon R7 (Carrizo):
6.5  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Radeon R7 (Carrizo):
2.2  fps
Radeon R7 (Carrizo):
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FIFA 16

FIFA 16

2015
low 1280x720
Radeon R7 (Carrizo):
43.1  fps
high 1366x768
Radeon R7 (Carrizo):
37.6  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Radeon R7 (Carrizo):
19.3  fps
Radeon R7 (Carrizo):
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low 1366x768
Radeon R7 (Carrizo):
55.5  fps
med. 1366x768
Radeon R7 (Carrizo):
39.6  fps
high 1920x1080
Radeon R7 (Carrizo):
19.9  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Radeon R7 (Carrizo):
16.6  fps
Radeon R7 (Carrizo):
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low 1024x768
Radeon R7 (Carrizo):
40.1  fps
med. 1366x768
Radeon R7 (Carrizo):
29.9  fps
high 1920x1080
Radeon R7 (Carrizo):
12  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Radeon R7 (Carrizo):
8.6  fps
Radeon R7 (Carrizo):
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Mad Max

Mad Max

2015
med. 1366x768
Radeon R7 (Carrizo):
20.8  fps
high 1920x1080
Radeon R7 (Carrizo):
10.3  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Radeon R7 (Carrizo):
9  fps
Radeon R7 (Carrizo):
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low 1280x720
Radeon R7 (Carrizo):
13 16 ~ 15 fps
med. 1366x768
Radeon R7 (Carrizo):
11 15 ~ 13 fps
high 1920x1080
Radeon R7 (Carrizo):
5 8 ~ 7 fps
Radeon R7 (Carrizo):
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low 1024x768
Radeon R7 (Carrizo):
18.1  fps
med. 1366x768
Radeon R7 (Carrizo):
11.9  fps
high 1920x1080
Radeon R7 (Carrizo):
6.2  fps
Radeon R7 (Carrizo):
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low 1024x768
Radeon R7 (Carrizo):
70 85.7 ~ 78 fps
med. 1366x768
Radeon R7 (Carrizo):
24.1 26.6 ~ 25 fps
high 1920x1080
Radeon R7 (Carrizo):
12.8 15.2 ~ 14 fps
ultra 1920x1080
Radeon R7 (Carrizo):
12.5  fps
Radeon R7 (Carrizo):
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low 1024x768
Radeon R7 (Carrizo):
32.6 41.7 ~ 37 fps
med. 1366x768
Radeon R7 (Carrizo):
26.4 27 ~ 27 fps
high 1920x1080
Radeon R7 (Carrizo):
8 8.9 ~ 8 fps
ultra 1920x1080
Radeon R7 (Carrizo):
6  fps
Radeon R7 (Carrizo):
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low 1024x768
Radeon R7 (Carrizo):
17.2 20.7 ~ 19 fps
med. 1366x768
Radeon R7 (Carrizo):
0 (!) 8.9 ~ 4 fps
high 1920x1080
Radeon R7 (Carrizo):
5.3 6 ~ 6 fps
Radeon R7 (Carrizo):
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low 1280x720
Radeon R7 (Carrizo):
21.7 33.7 ~ 28 fps
med. 1344x756
Radeon R7 (Carrizo):
14.6 20.9 ~ 18 fps
high 1920x1080
Radeon R7 (Carrizo):
9.8 10.2 ~ 10 fps
ultra 1920x1080
Radeon R7 (Carrizo):
7.2  fps
Radeon R7 (Carrizo):
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Sims 4

Sims 4

2014
low 1024x768
Radeon R7 (Carrizo):
99  fps
med. 1366x768
Radeon R7 (Carrizo):
33.5  fps
high 1920x1080
Radeon R7 (Carrizo):
20.8  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Radeon R7 (Carrizo):
16.3  fps
Radeon R7 (Carrizo):
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Thief

Thief

2014
low 1024x768
Radeon R7 (Carrizo):
13.3 14 15.1 ~ 14 fps
med. 1366x768
Radeon R7 (Carrizo):
8.7 11.8 12.3 ~ 11 fps
high 1366x768
Radeon R7 (Carrizo):
8.4 10 10.3 ~ 10 fps
ultra 1920x1080
Radeon R7 (Carrizo):
4.3 5.7 ~ 5 fps
Radeon R7 (Carrizo):
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low 1024x768
Radeon R7 (Carrizo):
28.6 (!) 34.6 ~ 32 fps
med. 1366x768
Radeon R7 (Carrizo):
23.3 25.3 ~ 24 fps
high 1366x768
Radeon R7 (Carrizo):
15.2 17.3 ~ 16 fps
ultra 1920x1080
Radeon R7 (Carrizo):
4.9 6.3 ~ 6 fps
Radeon R7 (Carrizo):
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low 1024x768
Radeon R7 (Carrizo):
18.4 25.2 ~ 22 fps
med. 1366x768
Radeon R7 (Carrizo):
15.4 20.9 ~ 18 fps
high 1366x768
Radeon R7 (Carrizo):
11.3 14 ~ 13 fps
ultra 1920x1080
Radeon R7 (Carrizo):
5.1 6.9 ~ 6 fps
Radeon R7 (Carrizo):
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low 1280x720
100%
Radeon R5 (Carrizo):
45.9  fps
111%
Radeon R7 (Carrizo):
43.6 46.9 61.9 ~ 51 fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Radeon R5 (Carrizo):
28.7  fps
108%
Radeon R7 (Carrizo):
24.8 31.8 37.7 ~ 31 fps
high 1366x768
100%
Radeon R5 (Carrizo):
21.8  fps
119%
Radeon R7 (Carrizo):
19.9 25.4 33.1 ~ 26 fps
ultra 1920x1080
Radeon R7 (Carrizo):
6.5 9.2 ~ 8 fps
Radeon R5 (Carrizo):
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Radeon R7 (Carrizo):
»
low 1024x768
100%
Radeon R5 (Carrizo):
51.8  fps
127%
Radeon R7 (Carrizo):
54.7 56.3 86.5 ~ 66 fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Radeon R5 (Carrizo):
29.1  fps
113%
Radeon R7 (Carrizo):
27.5 32.6 38.5 ~ 33 fps
high 1366x768
100%
Radeon R5 (Carrizo):
21.3  fps
108%
Radeon R7 (Carrizo):
19.6 22.9 27.8 ~ 23 fps
ultra 1920x1080
Radeon R7 (Carrizo):
9.8 13.4 ~ 12 fps
Radeon R5 (Carrizo):
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Radeon R7 (Carrizo):
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Crysis 3

Crysis 3

2013
low 1024x768
Radeon R7 (Carrizo):
30.1  fps
med. 1366x768
Radeon R7 (Carrizo):
17.9  fps
high 1366x768
Radeon R7 (Carrizo):
12.7  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Radeon R7 (Carrizo):
4.6  fps
Radeon R7 (Carrizo):
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low 1024x768
Radeon R7 (Carrizo):
57.1  fps
med. 1366x768
Radeon R7 (Carrizo):
42.9  fps
high 1366x768
Radeon R7 (Carrizo):
38  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Radeon R7 (Carrizo):
23.6  fps
Radeon R7 (Carrizo):
»
low 1024x768
Radeon R7 (Carrizo):
51.1  fps
med. 1366x768
Radeon R7 (Carrizo):
38.8  fps
high 1366x768
Radeon R7 (Carrizo):
32.3  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Radeon R7 (Carrizo):
20.2  fps
Radeon R7 (Carrizo):
»
low 1280x720
Radeon R7 (Carrizo):
32.6  fps
med. 1366x768
Radeon R7 (Carrizo):
24.2  fps
high 1366x768
Radeon R7 (Carrizo):
16.7  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Radeon R7 (Carrizo):
9.1  fps
Radeon R7 (Carrizo):
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Average Gaming AMD Radeon R7 (Carrizo) → 115%

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