AMD Radeon R5 (Kaveri) vs AMD Radeon R7 384 Cores (Kaveri Desktop)

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 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 R5 (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 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) compare 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 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) compare 192 @ 533 MHz64/128 Bit
CodenameKaveriKaveri Spectre
ArchitectureGCN 1.1GCN
Pipelines256 - unified384 - unified
Core Speed514 - 626 (Boost) MHz720 MHz
Memory Bus Width64/128 Bit
Shared Memoryyesyes
DirectXDirectX 12 (FL 12_0), Shader 5.0DirectX 12 (FL 12_0), Shader 5.2
Transistors2410 Million
technology28 nm28 nm
FeaturesUVD 4.2, VCE 2.0HSA, OpenCL 2.0, DirectCompute 5.0
Notebook Sizemedium sized
Date of Announcement04.06.2014 14.01.2014
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 R7 384 Cores (Kaveri Desktop)GPU Base SpeedGPU Boost / Turbo
AMD A10-7700K4 x 3400 MHz, 95 W720 MHz? MHz
AMD A8-7650K4 x 3300 MHz, 95 W351 MHz720 MHz
min. - max.351 - ? MHz720 MHz

Benchmarks

Performance Rating - 3DMark 11 + Fire Strike + Time Spy
3.7 pt (4%)
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Score
2594 Points (4%)
min: 6201     avg: 6341     median: 6340.5 (9%)     max: 6480 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Graphics
3959 Points (2%)
min: 9511     avg: 9651     median: 9650.5 (5%)     max: 9790 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Score
527 Points (2%)
min: 1274     avg: 1302     median: 1302 (4%)     max: 1330 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Graphics
572 Points (1%)
min: 1374     avg: 1406     median: 1405.5 (3%)     max: 1437 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Graphics
36559 Points (5%)
min: 83946     avg: 83979     median: 83978.5 (11%)     max: 84011 Points
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Score
min: 964     avg: 1020     median: 1020 (3%)     max: 1076 Points
min: 2151     avg: 2152     median: 2152 (6%)     max: 2153 Points
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance GPU
901 Points (2%)
min: 1987     avg: 1988     median: 1987.5 (3%)     max: 1988 Points
3DMark Vantage
3DM Vant. Perf. total + AMD Radeon R5 (Kaveri)
3DM Vant. Perf. total + AMD Radeon R7 384 Cores (Kaveri Desktop)
3DM Vant. Perf. GPU no PhysX + AMD Radeon R5 (Kaveri)
3DM Vant. Perf. GPU no PhysX + AMD Radeon R7 384 Cores (Kaveri Desktop)
3DMark 06 3DMark 06 - Standard 1280x1024 + AMD Radeon R5 (Kaveri)
3DMark 06 - Standard 1280x1024 + AMD Radeon R7 384 Cores (Kaveri Desktop)
Unigine Heaven 2.1 - Heaven 2.1 high
11.3 fps (2%)
24.5 fps (5%)
Cinebench R10 Cinebench R10 Shading (32bit) + AMD Radeon R5 (Kaveri)
Cinebench R10 Shading (32bit) + AMD Radeon R7 384 Cores (Kaveri Desktop)
Cinebench R11.5 Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64 Bit + AMD Radeon R5 (Kaveri)
Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64 Bit + AMD Radeon R7 384 Cores (Kaveri Desktop)
Cinebench R15
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64 Bit + AMD Radeon R5 (Kaveri)
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64 Bit + AMD Radeon R7 384 Cores (Kaveri Desktop)
Cinebench R15 OpenGL Ref. Match 64 Bit + AMD Radeon R5 (Kaveri)
Cinebench R15 OpenGL Ref. Match 64 Bit + AMD Radeon R7 384 Cores (Kaveri Desktop)
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: 218     avg: 221     median: 220.5 (2%)     max: 223 Samples/s
LuxMark v2.0 64Bit - LuxMark v2.0 Sala GPU
183 Samples/s (1%)
min: 381     avg: 389     median: 388.5 (3%)     max: 396 Samples/s
ComputeMark v2.1 - ComputeMark v2.1 Result
520 (1%)
min: 1133     avg: 1143     median: 1142.5 (3%)     max: 1152

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

Average Benchmarks AMD Radeon R7 384 Cores (Kaveri Desktop) → 210% 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.

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
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
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
low 1024x768
Radeon R7 384 Cores (Kaveri Desktop):
45  fps
med. 1366x768
Radeon R7 384 Cores (Kaveri Desktop):
30  fps
low 1024x768
Radeon R7 384 Cores (Kaveri Desktop):
0 (!)  fps
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
263%
Radeon R7 384 Cores (Kaveri Desktop):
56  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Radeon R5 (Kaveri):
14.2  fps
261%
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
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
Fifa 15

Fifa 15

2014
low 1280x720
100%
Radeon R5 (Kaveri):
21.3  fps
high 1366x768
100%
Radeon R5 (Kaveri):
17.6  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
med. 1366x768
100%
Radeon R5 (Kaveri):
24.4  fps
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
low 1280x720
100%
Radeon R5 (Kaveri):
17.4  fps
279%
Radeon R7 384 Cores (Kaveri Desktop):
48.6  fps
med. 1280x720
100%
Radeon R5 (Kaveri):
13.9  fps
335%
Radeon R7 384 Cores (Kaveri Desktop):
46.6  fps
high 1920x1080
Radeon R7 384 Cores (Kaveri Desktop):
18.9  fps
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
Thief

Thief

2014
low 1024x768
100%
Radeon R5 (Kaveri):
9.9  fps
333%
Radeon R7 384 Cores (Kaveri Desktop):
31.5 35.3 ~ 33 fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Radeon R5 (Kaveri):
6.8  fps
309%
Radeon R7 384 Cores (Kaveri Desktop):
20.7 20.8 ~ 21 fps
high 1366x768
100%
Radeon R5 (Kaveri):
5.7  fps
281%
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
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
low 1024x768
100%
Radeon R5 (Kaveri):
23.6  fps
220%
Radeon R7 384 Cores (Kaveri Desktop):
51.8 52.5 ~ 52 fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Radeon R5 (Kaveri):
13.2  fps
197%
Radeon R7 384 Cores (Kaveri Desktop):
22.2 28.9 ~ 26 fps
high 1366x768
100%
Radeon R5 (Kaveri):
5.9  fps
203%
Radeon R7 384 Cores (Kaveri Desktop):
10.9 12.8 ~ 12 fps
ultra 1920x1080
Radeon R7 384 Cores (Kaveri Desktop):
8.2  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
ultra 1920x1080
Radeon R7 384 Cores (Kaveri Desktop):
75  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
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
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
271%
Radeon R7 384 Cores (Kaveri Desktop):
40.4  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Radeon R5 (Kaveri):
11.2  fps
279%
Radeon R7 384 Cores (Kaveri Desktop):
31.2  fps
high 1366x768
100%
Radeon R5 (Kaveri):
6.9  fps
265%
Radeon R7 384 Cores (Kaveri Desktop):
18.3  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Radeon R7 384 Cores (Kaveri Desktop):
8.9  fps
low 1280x720
100%
Radeon R5 (Kaveri):
31  fps
253%
Radeon R7 384 Cores (Kaveri Desktop):
78.4  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Radeon R5 (Kaveri):
16.8  fps
high 1366x768
100%
Radeon R5 (Kaveri):
13.9  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
med. 1366x768
100%
Radeon R5 (Kaveri):
18.4  fps
high 1366x768
100%
Radeon R5 (Kaveri):
12.9  fps
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
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
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
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 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
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
low 1024x768
100%
Radeon R5 (Kaveri):
41.8  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Radeon R5 (Kaveri):
27.3  fps
high 1366x768
100%
Radeon R5 (Kaveri):
21.8  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

Average Gaming AMD Radeon R5 (Kaveri) → 100%

Average Gaming 30-70 fps → 100%

Average Gaming AMD Radeon R7 384 Cores (Kaveri Desktop) → 268%

Average Gaming 30-70 fps → 280%

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