AMD Radeon R5 (Kaveri) vs AMD Radeon R4 (Kaveri)

AMD Radeon R5 (Kaveri)

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The AMD Radeon R5 (Kaveri) is an integrated DirectX 12 graphics card found on a number of AMD Kaveri APUs. The GPU offers 256 shaders and 4 compute cores (A8 Pro-7150B: 384 shaders / 6 compute cores) and can be found, for example, in the A8-7200P. 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 R5 models, the performance can vary greatly between different APUs. While the fastest GPU version in the A8 Pro-7150B can compete with a dedicated GeForce GT 720M, the slower version in the A8-7100 only performs at the level of a GeForce 710M. Accordingly, games of 2014 can be played fluently only in low 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)

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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 R5 (Kaveri)AMD Radeon R4 (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) compare 384 @ 533 - 654 MHz64/128 Bit
Radeon R5 (Kaveri) 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) compare 384 @ 533 - 654 MHz64/128 Bit
Radeon R5 (Kaveri) 256 @ 514 - 626 MHz64/128 Bit
Radeon R4 (Kaveri) 192 @ 533 MHz64/128 Bit
CodenameKaveriKaveri
ArchitectureGCN 1.1GCN 1.1
Pipelines256 - unified192 - unified
Core Speed514 - 626 (Boost) MHz533 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
FeaturesUVD 4.2, VCE 2.0
Notebook Sizemedium sized
Date of Announcement04.06.2014 04.06.2014
CPU in Radeon R5 (Kaveri)GPU Base SpeedGPU Boost / Turbo
AMD A8-7200P4 x 2400 MHz, 35 W553 MHz626 MHz
AMD A8 Pro-7150B4 x 1900 MHz, 19 W? MHz533 MHz
AMD A8-71004 x 1800 MHz, 19 W? MHz514 MHz
min. - max.553 - ? MHz514 - 626 MHz
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.? MHz514 - 626 MHz

Benchmarks

Performance Rating - 3DMark 11 + Fire Strike + Time Spy
3.7 pt (4%)
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Score
2594 Points (4%)
min: 1976     avg: 2034     median: 2034 (3%)     max: 2092 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Graphics
3959 Points (2%)
min: 3131     avg: 3372     median: 3371.5 (2%)     max: 3612 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Score
527 Points (2%)
min: 375     avg: 405     median: 404.5 (1%)     max: 434 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Graphics
572 Points (1%)
min: 403     avg: 434     median: 433.5 (1%)     max: 464 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Graphics
36559 Points (5%)
min: 28926     avg: 30621     median: 30620.5 (4%)     max: 32315 Points
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Score
min: 964     avg: 1020     median: 1020 (3%)     max: 1076 Points
min: 604     avg: 642     median: 658 (2%)     max: 665 Points
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance GPU
901 Points (2%)
min: 609     avg: 611     median: 611 (1%)     max: 613 Points
3DMark Vantage
3DM Vant. Perf. total + AMD Radeon R5 (Kaveri)
3DM Vant. Perf. total + AMD Radeon R4 (Kaveri)
3DM Vant. Perf. GPU no PhysX + AMD Radeon R5 (Kaveri)
3DM Vant. Perf. GPU no PhysX + AMD Radeon R4 (Kaveri)
3DMark 06 3DMark 06 - Standard 1280x1024 + AMD Radeon R5 (Kaveri)
3DMark 06 - Standard 1280x1024 + AMD Radeon R4 (Kaveri)
Unigine Heaven 2.1 - Heaven 2.1 high
11.3 fps (2%)
11.3 fps (2%)
Cinebench R10 Cinebench R10 Shading (32bit) + AMD Radeon R5 (Kaveri)
Cinebench R10 Shading (32bit) + AMD Radeon R4 (Kaveri)
Cinebench R11.5 Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64 Bit + AMD Radeon R5 (Kaveri)
Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64 Bit + AMD Radeon R4 (Kaveri)
Cinebench R15
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64 Bit + AMD Radeon R5 (Kaveri)
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64 Bit + AMD Radeon R4 (Kaveri)
Cinebench R15 OpenGL Ref. Match 64 Bit + AMD Radeon R5 (Kaveri)
Cinebench R15 OpenGL Ref. Match 64 Bit + AMD Radeon R4 (Kaveri)
GFXBench 3.0 - GFXBench 3.0 Manhattan Offscreen
14.4 fps (2%)
14.4 fps (2%)
GFXBench 3.0 - GFXBench 3.0 Manhattan
22.7 fps (6%)
24.3 fps (7%)
LuxMark v2.0 64Bit - LuxMark v2.0 Room GPU
97 Samples/s (1%)
73 Samples/s (1%)
LuxMark v2.0 64Bit - LuxMark v2.0 Sala GPU
183 Samples/s (1%)
137 Samples/s (1%)
ComputeMark v2.1 - ComputeMark v2.1 Result
520 (1%)
443 (1%)

Average Benchmarks AMD Radeon R5 (Kaveri) → 100% n=20

Average Benchmarks AMD Radeon R4 (Kaveri) → 81% n=20

- 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.

F1 2014

F1 2014

2014
low 1024x768
100%
Radeon R5 (Kaveri):
34  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Radeon R5 (Kaveri):
25  fps
low 1024x768
100%
Radeon R5 (Kaveri):
9.4  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Radeon R5 (Kaveri):
7.6  fps
low 1024x768
100%
Radeon R5 (Kaveri):
11  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Radeon R5 (Kaveri):
7.2  fps
low 1024x768
100%
Radeon R5 (Kaveri):
21.3  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Radeon R5 (Kaveri):
14.2  fps
Fifa 15

Fifa 15

2014
low 1280x720
100%
Radeon R5 (Kaveri):
21.3  fps
68%
Radeon R4 (Kaveri):
14.4  fps
high 1366x768
100%
Radeon R5 (Kaveri):
17.6  fps
26%
Radeon R4 (Kaveri):
4.5  fps
Sims 4

Sims 4

2014
low 1024x768
Radeon R4 (Kaveri):
62.6  fps
med. 1366x768
Radeon R4 (Kaveri):
13.8  fps
high 1920x1080
Radeon R4 (Kaveri):
6.9  fps
low 1024x768
100%
Radeon R5 (Kaveri):
21.8  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Radeon R5 (Kaveri):
12.8  fps
low 1024x768
100%
Radeon R5 (Kaveri):
60.1  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Radeon R5 (Kaveri):
24.4  fps
low 1280x720
100%
Radeon R5 (Kaveri):
17.4  fps
med. 1280x720
100%
Radeon R5 (Kaveri):
13.9  fps
Thief

Thief

2014
low 1024x768
100%
Radeon R5 (Kaveri):
9.9  fps
65%
Radeon R4 (Kaveri):
6.4  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Radeon R5 (Kaveri):
6.8  fps
72%
Radeon R4 (Kaveri):
4.9  fps
high 1366x768
100%
Radeon R5 (Kaveri):
5.7  fps
74%
Radeon R4 (Kaveri):
4.2  fps
low 1024x768
100%
Radeon R5 (Kaveri):
23.6  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Radeon R5 (Kaveri):
13.2  fps
high 1366x768
100%
Radeon R5 (Kaveri):
5.9  fps
low 1024x768
100%
Radeon R5 (Kaveri):
16.5  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Radeon R5 (Kaveri):
12  fps
high 1366x768
100%
Radeon R5 (Kaveri):
9.2  fps
low 1024x768
100%
Radeon R5 (Kaveri):
28  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Radeon R5 (Kaveri):
16  fps
high 1366x768
100%
Radeon R5 (Kaveri):
10  fps
Fifa 14

Fifa 14

2013
low 1024x768
Radeon R4 (Kaveri):
28.5  fps
med. 1366x768
Radeon R4 (Kaveri):
22.8  fps
high 1366x768
Radeon R4 (Kaveri):
16.8  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Radeon R4 (Kaveri):
14.6  fps
low 1024x768
100%
Radeon R5 (Kaveri):
27  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Radeon R5 (Kaveri):
20.3  fps
high 1366x768
100%
Radeon R5 (Kaveri):
17.1  fps
low 1280x720
100%
Radeon R5 (Kaveri):
18.5  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Radeon R5 (Kaveri):
14.5  fps
high 1366x768
100%
Radeon R5 (Kaveri):
7.9  fps
low 1024x768
100%
Radeon R5 (Kaveri):
19.6  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Radeon R5 (Kaveri):
11.2  fps
high 1366x768
100%
Radeon R5 (Kaveri):
8.6  fps
Dota 2

Dota 2

2013
low 1024x768
Radeon R4 (Kaveri):
15.7 23.6 ~ 20 fps
med. 1366x768
Radeon R4 (Kaveri):
14.7 16.8 ~ 16 fps
ultra 1920x1080
Radeon R4 (Kaveri):
6.8  fps
GRID 2

GRID 2

2013
low 1024x768
100%
Radeon R5 (Kaveri):
47.6  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Radeon R5 (Kaveri):
26.2  fps
high 1366x768
100%
Radeon R5 (Kaveri):
19.3  fps
low 1024x768
100%
Radeon R5 (Kaveri):
14.9  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Radeon R5 (Kaveri):
11.2  fps
high 1366x768
100%
Radeon R5 (Kaveri):
6.9  fps
low 1280x720
100%
Radeon R5 (Kaveri):
31  fps
57%
Radeon R4 (Kaveri):
17.6  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Radeon R5 (Kaveri):
16.8  fps
64%
Radeon R4 (Kaveri):
10.7  fps
high 1366x768
100%
Radeon R5 (Kaveri):
13.9  fps
64%
Radeon R4 (Kaveri):
8.9  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Radeon R4 (Kaveri):
3.3  fps
low 1024x768
100%
Radeon R5 (Kaveri):
75.3  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Radeon R5 (Kaveri):
28.3  fps
high 1366x768
100%
Radeon R5 (Kaveri):
17.6  fps
low 1024x768
100%
Radeon R5 (Kaveri):
35.9  fps
67%
Radeon R4 (Kaveri):
24  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Radeon R5 (Kaveri):
18.4  fps
69%
Radeon R4 (Kaveri):
12.7  fps
high 1366x768
100%
Radeon R5 (Kaveri):
12.9  fps
68%
Radeon R4 (Kaveri):
8.8  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Radeon R4 (Kaveri):
3.7  fps
low 1024x768
100%
Radeon R5 (Kaveri):
45  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Radeon R5 (Kaveri):
21.4  fps
high 1366x768
100%
Radeon R5 (Kaveri):
17.5  fps
low 1024x768
100%
Radeon R5 (Kaveri):
27.7  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Radeon R5 (Kaveri):
21.4  fps
high 1366x768
100%
Radeon R5 (Kaveri):
19.7  fps
low 1024x768
Radeon R4 (Kaveri):
27.9  fps
med. 1366x768
Radeon R4 (Kaveri):
19.8  fps
high 1366x768
Radeon R4 (Kaveri):
16.7  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Radeon R4 (Kaveri):
13.2  fps
low 1024x768
100%
Radeon R5 (Kaveri):
41.8  fps
70%
Radeon R4 (Kaveri):
29.1  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Radeon R5 (Kaveri):
27.3  fps
72%
Radeon R4 (Kaveri):
19.6  fps
high 1366x768
100%
Radeon R5 (Kaveri):
21.8  fps
72%
Radeon R4 (Kaveri):
15.8  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Radeon R4 (Kaveri):
10.8  fps
Alan Wake

Alan Wake

2012
low 1024x768
100%
Radeon R5 (Kaveri):
14.7  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Radeon R5 (Kaveri):
8.5  fps
Anno 2070

Anno 2070

2011
low 1024x768
100%
Radeon R5 (Kaveri):
47  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Radeon R5 (Kaveri):
23.1  fps
high 1366x768
100%
Radeon R5 (Kaveri):
14.6  fps
low 1280x720
100%
Radeon R5 (Kaveri):
27.4  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Radeon R5 (Kaveri):
18.5  fps
high 1366x768
100%
Radeon R5 (Kaveri):
12.9  fps
low 1024x768
100%
Radeon R5 (Kaveri):
42.9  fps
high 1366x768
100%
Radeon R5 (Kaveri):
22.3  fps
Dirt 3

Dirt 3

2011
low 800x600
100%
Radeon R5 (Kaveri):
61.5  fps
med. 1024x768
100%
Radeon R5 (Kaveri):
33.2  fps
high 1360x768
100%
Radeon R5 (Kaveri):
24.3  fps
Mafia 2

Mafia 2

2010
low 800x600
Radeon R4 (Kaveri):
15.2  fps
med. 1024x768
Radeon R4 (Kaveri):
13.9  fps
high 1360x768
Radeon R4 (Kaveri):
12.1  fps
Trackmania Nations Forever

Trackmania Nations Forever

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

Average Gaming AMD Radeon R5 (Kaveri) → 100%

Average Gaming 30-70 fps → 100%

Average Gaming AMD Radeon R4 (Kaveri) → 65%

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