AMD Radeon R5 (Kaveri) vs AMD Radeon R6 (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 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 R5 (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) 256 @ 514 - 626 MHz64/128 Bit
Radeon R4 (Kaveri) compare 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) 256 @ 514 - 626 MHz64/128 Bit
Radeon R4 (Kaveri) compare 192 @ 533 MHz64/128 Bit
CodenameKaveriKaveri
ArchitectureGCN 1.1GCN 1.1
Cores256 - unified384 - unified
Core514 - 626 (Boost) MHz533 - 654 (Boost) MHz
Bus64/128 Bit64/128 Bit
Shared Memoryyesyes
DirectXDirectX 12 (FL 12_0), 5.0DirectX 12 (FL 12_0), 5.0
Transistors2410 Million2410 Million
Technology28 nm28 nm
FeaturesUVD 4.2, VCE 2.0UVD 4.2, VCE 2.0
Size1/31/3
Introduced04.06.2014 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 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.553 - ? MHz514 - 654 MHz

Performance Rating - 3DMark 11 + Fire Strike + Time Spy
3.7 pt (4%)
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Score
2594 Points (4%)
min: 2822     avg: 3373     median: 3442 (5%)     max: 3787 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Graphics
3959 Points (2%)
min: 3989     avg: 5296     median: 5336 (3%)     max: 6523 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Score
527 Points (2%)
min: 511     avg: 695     median: 707.5 (2%)     max: 853 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Graphics
572 Points (1%)
min: 555     avg: 759     median: 770.5 (2%)     max: 940 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Graphics
36559 Points (5%)
min: 33037     avg: 39583     median: 41211 (5%)     max: 42872 Points
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Score
min: 964     avg: 1020     median: 1020 (3%)     max: 1076 Points
min: 1034     avg: 1262     median: 1306 (3%)     max: 1420 Points
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance GPU
901 Points (2%)
min: 987     avg: 1161     median: 1184 (2%)     max: 1290 Points
3DMark Vantage
3DM Vant. Perf. total + AMD Radeon R5 (Kaveri)
3DM Vant. Perf. total + AMD Radeon R6 (Kaveri)
3DM Vant. Perf. GPU no PhysX + AMD Radeon R5 (Kaveri)
3DM Vant. Perf. GPU no PhysX + AMD Radeon R6 (Kaveri)
3DMark 06 3DMark 06 - Standard 1280x1024 + AMD Radeon R5 (Kaveri)
3DMark 06 - Standard 1280x1024 + AMD Radeon R6 (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 R6 (Kaveri)
Cinebench R11.5 Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64 Bit + AMD Radeon R5 (Kaveri)
Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64 Bit + AMD Radeon R6 (Kaveri)
Cinebench R15
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64 Bit + AMD Radeon R5 (Kaveri)
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64 Bit + AMD Radeon R6 (Kaveri)
Cinebench R15 OpenGL Ref. Match 64 Bit + AMD Radeon R5 (Kaveri)
Cinebench R15 OpenGL Ref. Match 64 Bit + 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
22.7 fps (6%)
22.7 fps (6%)
LuxMark v2.0 64Bit - LuxMark v2.0 Room GPU
97 Samples/s (1%)
min: 108     avg: 136     median: 135.5 (1%)     max: 163 Samples/s
LuxMark v2.0 64Bit - LuxMark v2.0 Sala GPU
183 Samples/s (1%)
min: 225     avg: 258     median: 257.5 (2%)     max: 290 Samples/s
ComputeMark v2.1 - ComputeMark v2.1 Result
520 (1%)
min: 749     avg: 777     median: 776.5 (2%)     max: 804

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

Average Benchmarks AMD Radeon R6 (Kaveri) → 125% n=20

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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
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
125%
Radeon R6 (Kaveri):
26.7  fps
high 1366x768
100%
Radeon R5 (Kaveri):
17.6  fps
104%
Radeon R6 (Kaveri):
18.3  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Radeon R6 (Kaveri):
8.2  fps
Sims 4

Sims 4

2014
low 1024x768
Radeon R6 (Kaveri):
89.7  fps
med. 1366x768
Radeon R6 (Kaveri):
26.9  fps
high 1920x1080
Radeon R6 (Kaveri):
12.6  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Radeon R6 (Kaveri):
10.6  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
117%
Radeon R6 (Kaveri):
70.1  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Radeon R5 (Kaveri):
24.4  fps
126%
Radeon R6 (Kaveri):
30.7  fps
high 1920x1080
Radeon R6 (Kaveri):
17  fps
low 1024x768
Radeon R6 (Kaveri):
17.5  fps
low 1280x720
100%
Radeon R5 (Kaveri):
17.4  fps
170%
Radeon R6 (Kaveri):
29.6  fps
med. 1280x720
100%
Radeon R5 (Kaveri):
13.9  fps
209%
Radeon R6 (Kaveri):
29.1  fps
Thief

Thief

2014
low 1024x768
100%
Radeon R5 (Kaveri):
9.9  fps
131%
Radeon R6 (Kaveri):
9.8 11.8 12.5 18.8 ~ 13 fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Radeon R5 (Kaveri):
6.8  fps
88%
Radeon R6 (Kaveri):
3.7 9 ~ 6 fps
high 1366x768
100%
Radeon R5 (Kaveri):
5.7  fps
88%
Radeon R6 (Kaveri):
3.2 6.9 ~ 5 fps
ultra 1920x1080
Radeon R6 (Kaveri):
3.6  fps
low 1024x768
100%
Radeon R5 (Kaveri):
23.6  fps
120%
Radeon R6 (Kaveri):
28.4  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Radeon R5 (Kaveri):
13.2  fps
89%
Radeon R6 (Kaveri):
11.8  fps
high 1366x768
100%
Radeon R5 (Kaveri):
5.9  fps
86%
Radeon R6 (Kaveri):
5.1  fps
low 1024x768
Radeon R6 (Kaveri):
26.3  fps
med. 1366x768
Radeon R6 (Kaveri):
22.3  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
107%
Radeon R6 (Kaveri):
30  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Radeon R5 (Kaveri):
16  fps
106%
Radeon R6 (Kaveri):
17  fps
high 1366x768
100%
Radeon R5 (Kaveri):
10  fps
110%
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
low 1024x768
100%
Radeon R5 (Kaveri):
27  fps
131%
Radeon R6 (Kaveri):
35.5  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Radeon R5 (Kaveri):
20.3  fps
132%
Radeon R6 (Kaveri):
26.8  fps
high 1366x768
100%
Radeon R5 (Kaveri):
17.1  fps
133%
Radeon R6 (Kaveri):
22.7  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Radeon R6 (Kaveri):
6.3  fps
low 1280x720
100%
Radeon R5 (Kaveri):
18.5  fps
102%
Radeon R6 (Kaveri):
18.9  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Radeon R5 (Kaveri):
14.5  fps
105%
Radeon R6 (Kaveri):
15.2  fps
high 1366x768
100%
Radeon R5 (Kaveri):
7.9  fps
99%
Radeon R6 (Kaveri):
7.8  fps
low 1024x768
100%
Radeon R5 (Kaveri):
19.6  fps
101%
Radeon R6 (Kaveri):
19.8  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Radeon R5 (Kaveri):
11.2  fps
117%
Radeon R6 (Kaveri):
13.1  fps
high 1366x768
100%
Radeon R5 (Kaveri):
8.6  fps
106%
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
Radeon R6 (Kaveri):
42.2 43.8 ~ 43 fps
med. 1366x768
Radeon R6 (Kaveri):
24.5 27.6 ~ 26 fps
ultra 1920x1080
Radeon R6 (Kaveri):
15.1  fps
GRID 2

GRID 2

2013
low 1024x768
100%
Radeon R5 (Kaveri):
47.6  fps
104%
Radeon R6 (Kaveri):
49.5  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Radeon R5 (Kaveri):
26.2  fps
103%
Radeon R6 (Kaveri):
27.1  fps
high 1366x768
100%
Radeon R5 (Kaveri):
19.3  fps
107%
Radeon R6 (Kaveri):
20.7  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Radeon R6 (Kaveri):
12.5  fps
low 1024x768
100%
Radeon R5 (Kaveri):
14.9  fps
138%
Radeon R6 (Kaveri):
20.5  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Radeon R5 (Kaveri):
11.2  fps
145%
Radeon R6 (Kaveri):
16.2  fps
high 1366x768
100%
Radeon R5 (Kaveri):
6.9  fps
146%
Radeon R6 (Kaveri):
10.1  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Radeon R6 (Kaveri):
5.1  fps
low 1280x720
100%
Radeon R5 (Kaveri):
31  fps
123%
Radeon R6 (Kaveri):
28.7 31.2 45.9 46 ~ 38 fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Radeon R5 (Kaveri):
16.8  fps
125%
Radeon R6 (Kaveri):
15.4 17.3 26.2 26.8 ~ 21 fps
high 1366x768
100%
Radeon R5 (Kaveri):
13.9  fps
129%
Radeon R6 (Kaveri):
12.5 13.9 22.4 23.2 ~ 18 fps
ultra 1920x1080
Radeon R6 (Kaveri):
7  fps
low 1024x768
100%
Radeon R5 (Kaveri):
75.3  fps
119%
Radeon R6 (Kaveri):
89.8  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Radeon R5 (Kaveri):
28.3  fps
109%
Radeon R6 (Kaveri):
30.9  fps
high 1366x768
100%
Radeon R5 (Kaveri):
17.6  fps
111%
Radeon R6 (Kaveri):
19.6  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Radeon R6 (Kaveri):
6.5  fps
low 1024x768
100%
Radeon R5 (Kaveri):
35.9  fps
120%
Radeon R6 (Kaveri):
31.6 38.1 51.5 51.6 ~ 43 fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Radeon R5 (Kaveri):
18.4  fps
125%
Radeon R6 (Kaveri):
17.1 19.9 26.3 26.9 ~ 23 fps
high 1366x768
100%
Radeon R5 (Kaveri):
12.9  fps
124%
Radeon R6 (Kaveri):
11.9 13.7 18.3 19 ~ 16 fps
ultra 1920x1080
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
100%
Radeon R5 (Kaveri):
45  fps
100%
Radeon R6 (Kaveri):
45.2  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Radeon R5 (Kaveri):
21.4  fps
108%
Radeon R6 (Kaveri):
23.1  fps
high 1366x768
100%
Radeon R5 (Kaveri):
17.5  fps
107%
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
100%
Radeon R5 (Kaveri):
27.7  fps
138%
Radeon R6 (Kaveri):
38.3  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Radeon R5 (Kaveri):
21.4  fps
152%
Radeon R6 (Kaveri):
32.6  fps
high 1366x768
100%
Radeon R5 (Kaveri):
19.7  fps
150%
Radeon R6 (Kaveri):
29.5  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 R5 (Kaveri):
41.8  fps
131%
Radeon R6 (Kaveri):
54.8  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Radeon R5 (Kaveri):
27.3  fps
136%
Radeon R6 (Kaveri):
37.1  fps
high 1366x768
100%
Radeon R5 (Kaveri):
21.8  fps
144%
Radeon R6 (Kaveri):
31.4  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Radeon R6 (Kaveri):
20.7  fps
Alan Wake

Alan Wake

2012
low 1024x768
100%
Radeon R5 (Kaveri):
14.7  fps
111%
Radeon R6 (Kaveri):
16.3  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Radeon R5 (Kaveri):
8.5  fps
121%
Radeon R6 (Kaveri):
10.3  fps
Anno 2070

Anno 2070

2011
low 1024x768
100%
Radeon R5 (Kaveri):
47  fps
119%
Radeon R6 (Kaveri):
42.5 59.6 64.6 ~ 56 fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Radeon R5 (Kaveri):
23.1  fps
121%
Radeon R6 (Kaveri):
21.9 31 31.4 ~ 28 fps
high 1366x768
100%
Radeon R5 (Kaveri):
14.6  fps
116%
Radeon R6 (Kaveri):
13 19.3 19.6 ~ 17 fps
ultra 1920x1080
Radeon R6 (Kaveri):
9.1  fps
low 1280x720
100%
Radeon R5 (Kaveri):
27.4  fps
118%
Radeon R6 (Kaveri):
32.4  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Radeon R5 (Kaveri):
18.5  fps
146%
Radeon R6 (Kaveri):
27.1  fps
high 1366x768
100%
Radeon R5 (Kaveri):
12.9  fps
143%
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
100%
Radeon R5 (Kaveri):
42.9  fps
105%
Radeon R6 (Kaveri):
44.9  fps
high 1366x768
100%
Radeon R5 (Kaveri):
22.3  fps
109%
Radeon R6 (Kaveri):
24.2  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Radeon R6 (Kaveri):
10.4  fps
Dirt 3

Dirt 3

2011
low 800x600
100%
Radeon R5 (Kaveri):
61.5  fps
107%
Radeon R6 (Kaveri):
66.1  fps
med. 1024x768
100%
Radeon R5 (Kaveri):
33.2  fps
106%
Radeon R6 (Kaveri):
35.2  fps
high 1360x768
100%
Radeon R5 (Kaveri):
24.3  fps
104%
Radeon R6 (Kaveri):
25.2  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Radeon R6 (Kaveri):
12.9  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

Average Gaming AMD Radeon R5 (Kaveri) → 100%

Average Gaming 30-70 fps → 100%

Average Gaming AMD Radeon R6 (Kaveri) → 120%

Average Gaming 30-70 fps → 122%

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Redaktion, 2017-09- 8 (Update: 2017-09-11)