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 (Boost) MHz64/128 Bit
Radeon R6 (Kaveri) (compare) 384 @ 533 - 654 (Boost) MHz64/128 Bit
Radeon R5 (Kaveri) 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) (compare) 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) 256 @ 514 - 626 (Boost) MHz64/128 Bit
Radeon R4 (Kaveri) 192 @ 533 MHz64/128 Bit
CodenameKaveriKaveri
ArchitectureGCN 1.1GCN 1.1
256 - 192 -
Core514 - 626 (Boost) MHz533 MHz
Bus64/128 Bit64/128 Bit
yesyes
DirectXDirectX 12 (FL 12_0), 5.0DirectX 12 (FL 12_0), 5.0
Transistors2410 Million2410 Million
Technology28 nm28 nm
FeaturesUVD 4.2, VCE 2.0
Size
Introduced04.06.2014 04.06.2014
CPUGPU 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

3DMark - Ice Storm Unlimited Graphics Score 1280x720 offscreen
26079 Points (5%)
3DMark - Ice Storm Extreme Graphics 1920x1080
14801 Points (2%)
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Score 1280x720
2594 Points (4%)
min: 1976     avg: 2034     median: 2034 (3%)     max: 2092 Points
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Graphics 1280x720
3959 Points (2%)
min: 3131     avg: 3371.5     median: 3371 (2%)     max: 3612 Points
3DMark - Fire Strike Score 1920x1080
527 Points (2%)
min: 375     avg: 404.5     median: 404 (2%)     max: 434 Points
3DMark - Fire Strike Graphics 1920x1080
572 Points (1%)
min: 403     avg: 433.5     median: 433 (1%)     max: 464 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Standard Graphics 1280x720
36559 Points (5%)
min: 28926     avg: 30620.5     median: 30620 (4%)     max: 32315 Points
3DMark 11 - Performance 1280x720
min: 964     avg: 1020     median: 1020 (3%)     max: 1076 points
min: 604     avg: 642.3     median: 658 (2%)     max: 665 points
3DMark 11 - Performance GPU 1280x720
901 points (2%)
min: 609     avg: 611     median: 611 (1%)     max: 613 points
3DMark Vantage
P Result 1280x1024 + AMD Radeon R5 (Kaveri)
P Result 1280x1024 + AMD Radeon R4 (Kaveri)
P GPU no PhysX 1280x1024 + AMD Radeon R5 (Kaveri)
P GPU no PhysX 1280x1024 + AMD Radeon R4 (Kaveri)
3DMark 06 Standard 1280x1024 + AMD Radeon R5 (Kaveri)
Standard 1280x1024 + AMD Radeon R4 (Kaveri)
Unigine Heaven 2.1 - high, Tesselation (normal), DirectX11 1280x1024
11.3 fps (5%)
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 R5 (Kaveri)
Shading 32Bit + AMD Radeon R4 (Kaveri)
Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64Bit + AMD Radeon R5 (Kaveri)
OpenGL 64Bit + AMD Radeon R4 (Kaveri)
Cinebench R15
OpenGL 64Bit + AMD Radeon R5 (Kaveri)
OpenGL 64Bit + AMD Radeon R4 (Kaveri)
Ref. Match 64Bit + AMD Radeon R5 (Kaveri)
Ref. Match 64Bit + AMD Radeon R4 (Kaveri)
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 (3%)
14.4 fps (3%)
GFXBench 3.0 - Manhattan Onscreen OGL on screen
22.7 fps (6%)
24.3 fps (7%)
LuxMark v2.0 64Bit - Room GPUs-only
97 Samples/s (2%)
73 Samples/s (1%)
LuxMark v2.0 64Bit - Sala GPUs-only
183 Samples/s (2%)
137 Samples/s (1%)
ComputeMark v2.1 - Normal, Score 1024x600
520 Points (2%)
443 Points (2%)

Average Benchmarks AMD Radeon R5 (Kaveri) → 100%

Average Benchmarks AMD Radeon R4 (Kaveri) → 87%

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

F1 2014

F1 2014

2014
low 1024x768
100%
Radeon R5 (Kaveri):
34  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Radeon R5 (Kaveri):
25  fps
Radeon R5 (Kaveri):
»
low 1024x768
100%
Radeon R5 (Kaveri):
9.4  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Radeon R5 (Kaveri):
7.6  fps
Radeon R5 (Kaveri):
»
low 1024x768
100%
Radeon R5 (Kaveri):
11  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Radeon R5 (Kaveri):
7.2  fps
Radeon R5 (Kaveri):
»
low 1024x768
100%
Radeon R5 (Kaveri):
21.3  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Radeon R5 (Kaveri):
14.2  fps
Radeon R5 (Kaveri):
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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
Radeon R5 (Kaveri):
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Radeon R4 (Kaveri):
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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
Radeon R4 (Kaveri):
»
low 1024x768
100%
Radeon R5 (Kaveri):
21.8  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Radeon R5 (Kaveri):
12.8  fps
Radeon R5 (Kaveri):
»
low 1024x768
100%
Radeon R5 (Kaveri):
60.1  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Radeon R5 (Kaveri):
24.4  fps
Radeon R5 (Kaveri):
»
low 1280x720
100%
Radeon R5 (Kaveri):
17.4  fps
med. 1280x720
100%
Radeon R5 (Kaveri):
13.9  fps
Radeon R5 (Kaveri):
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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
Radeon R5 (Kaveri):
»
Radeon R4 (Kaveri):
»
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
Radeon R5 (Kaveri):
»
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
Radeon R5 (Kaveri):
»
low 1024x768
100%
Radeon R5 (Kaveri):
28  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Radeon R5 (Kaveri):
16  fps
high 1366x768
100%
Radeon R5 (Kaveri):
10  fps
Radeon R5 (Kaveri):
»
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
Radeon R4 (Kaveri):
»
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
Radeon R5 (Kaveri):
»
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
Radeon R5 (Kaveri):
»
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
Radeon R5 (Kaveri):
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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
Radeon R4 (Kaveri):
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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
Radeon R5 (Kaveri):
»
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
Radeon R5 (Kaveri):
»
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
Radeon R5 (Kaveri):
»
Radeon R4 (Kaveri):
»
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
Radeon R5 (Kaveri):
»
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
Radeon R5 (Kaveri):
»
Radeon R4 (Kaveri):
»
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
Radeon R5 (Kaveri):
»
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
Radeon R5 (Kaveri):
»
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
Radeon R4 (Kaveri):
»
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
Radeon R5 (Kaveri):
»
Radeon R4 (Kaveri):
»
Alan Wake

Alan Wake

2012
low 1024x768
100%
Radeon R5 (Kaveri):
14.7  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Radeon R5 (Kaveri):
8.5  fps
Radeon R5 (Kaveri):
»
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
Radeon R5 (Kaveri):
»
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
Radeon R5 (Kaveri):
»
low 1024x768
100%
Radeon R5 (Kaveri):
42.9  fps
high 1366x768
100%
Radeon R5 (Kaveri):
22.3  fps
Radeon R5 (Kaveri):
»
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
Radeon R5 (Kaveri):
»
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
Radeon R4 (Kaveri):
»
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
Radeon R4 (Kaveri):
»

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Average Gaming AMD Radeon R4 (Kaveri) → 65%

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