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

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)

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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)AMD Radeon R5 (Carrizo)
ManufacturerAMDAMD
Radeon R (Carrizo) Series
Radeon R7 (Carrizo) 512 @ 0.8 GHz64/128 Bit
Radeon R6 (Carrizo) compare 384 @ 0.8 GHz64/128 Bit
Radeon R5 (Carrizo) 256 @ 0.8 GHz64/128 Bit
Radeon R7 (Carrizo) 512 @ 0.8 GHz64/128 Bit
Radeon R6 (Carrizo) compare 384 @ 0.8 GHz64/128 Bit
Radeon R5 (Carrizo) 256 @ 0.8 GHz64/128 Bit
CodenameCarrizoCarrizo
ArchitectureGCN 1.2/2.0GCN 1.2/2.0
Cores512 - unified256 - unified
Core800 (Boost) MHz800 (Boost) MHz
Bus64/128 Bit64/128 Bit
Shared Memoryyesyes
DirectXDirectX 12 (FL 12_0)DirectX 12 (FL 12_0)
Transistors2410 Million2410 Million
Technology28 nm28 nm
FeaturesUVD 6, VCEUVD 6, VCE
Size1/31/3
Introduced04.06.2015 04.06.2015
CPU in Radeon R7 (Carrizo)GPU Base SpeedGPU Boost / Turbo
AMD FX-8800P4 x 2100 MHz, 12-35 W? MHz800 MHz
AMD Pro A12-8800B4 x 2100 MHz, 12-35 W? MHz800 MHz
min. - max.? MHz800 MHz
CPU in Radeon R5 (Carrizo)GPU 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 MHz

Performance Rating - 3DMark 11 + Fire Strike + Time Spy
5.7 pt (6%)
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited Graphics
min: 59749     avg: 61071     median: 61071 (10%)     max: 62393 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Extreme Graphics
min: 36757     avg: 41182     median: 41181.5 (6%)     max: 45606 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Score
min: 3247     avg: 4509     median: 4470 (6%)     max: 5550 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Graphics
min: 4250     avg: 6479     median: 7431 (4%)     max: 8149 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Score
min: 689     avg: 996     median: 1063 (3%)     max: 1170 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Graphics
min: 782     avg: 1108     median: 1137 (3%)     max: 1374 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Graphics
min: 32549     avg: 49874     median: 53922 (7%)     max: 58437 Points
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Score
min: 1527     avg: 1977     median: 1922 (5%)     max: 2753 Points
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance GPU
min: 1546     avg: 1793     median: 1792 (3%)     max: 2043 Points
3DMark Vantage
3DM Vant. Perf. total + AMD Radeon R7 (Carrizo)
3DM Vant. Perf. GPU no PhysX + AMD Radeon R7 (Carrizo)
3DMark 06 3DMark 06 - Standard 1280x1024 + AMD Radeon R7 (Carrizo)
Unigine Heaven 2.1 - Heaven 2.1 high
14.7 fps (3%)
Cinebench R10 Cinebench R10 Shading (32bit) + AMD Radeon R7 (Carrizo)
Cinebench R10 Shading (32bit) + AMD Radeon R5 (Carrizo)
Cinebench R11.5 Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64 Bit + AMD Radeon R7 (Carrizo)
Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64 Bit + AMD Radeon R5 (Carrizo)
Cinebench R15
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64 Bit + AMD Radeon R7 (Carrizo)
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64 Bit + AMD Radeon R5 (Carrizo)
Cinebench R15 OpenGL Ref. Match 64 Bit + AMD Radeon R7 (Carrizo)
Cinebench R15 OpenGL Ref. Match 64 Bit + AMD Radeon R5 (Carrizo)
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7
GLBench 2.7 T-Rex HD Offscreen C24Z16 + AMD Radeon R7 (Carrizo)
GLBench 2.7 T-Rex HD Onscreen C24Z16 + AMD Radeon R7 (Carrizo)
GFXBench 3.0 - GFXBench 3.0 Manhattan Offscreen
min: 19.63     avg: 24.5     median: 24.5 (3%)     max: 29.3 fps
GFXBench 3.0 - GFXBench 3.0 Manhattan
15.7 fps (4%)
LuxMark v2.0 64Bit - LuxMark v2.0 Room GPU
min: 165     avg: 199     median: 208 (2%)     max: 225 Samples/s
LuxMark v2.0 64Bit - LuxMark v2.0 Sala GPU
min: 340     avg: 389     median: 394 (3%)     max: 433 Samples/s
ComputeMark v2.1 - ComputeMark v2.1 Result
min: 1125     avg: 1351     median: 1345 (3%)     max: 1583

Average Benchmarks AMD Radeon R7 (Carrizo) → 100% n=12

Average Benchmarks AMD Radeon R5 (Carrizo) → 91% n=12

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

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

Fallout 4

2015
low 1280x720
100%
Radeon R7 (Carrizo):
15.8 16.5 ~ 16 fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Radeon R7 (Carrizo):
11.5 12.3 ~ 12 fps
high 1920x1080
100%
Radeon R7 (Carrizo):
6.1  fps
low 1024x768
100%
Radeon R7 (Carrizo):
24  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Radeon R7 (Carrizo):
16.4  fps
Anno 2205

Anno 2205

2015
low 1024x768
100%
Radeon R7 (Carrizo):
22.4 25 ~ 24 fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Radeon R7 (Carrizo):
13.7 14.6 ~ 14 fps
high 1920x1080
100%
Radeon R7 (Carrizo):
6.5  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Radeon R7 (Carrizo):
2.2  fps
FIFA 16

FIFA 16

2015
low 1280x720
100%
Radeon R7 (Carrizo):
43.1  fps
high 1366x768
100%
Radeon R7 (Carrizo):
37.6  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Radeon R7 (Carrizo):
19.3  fps
low 1366x768
100%
Radeon R7 (Carrizo):
55.5  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Radeon R7 (Carrizo):
39.6  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
Radeon R7 (Carrizo):
19.9  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Radeon R7 (Carrizo):
16.6  fps
low 1024x768
100%
Radeon R7 (Carrizo):
40.1  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Radeon R7 (Carrizo):
29.9  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
Radeon R7 (Carrizo):
12  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Radeon R7 (Carrizo):
8.6  fps
Mad Max

Mad Max

2015
med. 1366x768
100%
Radeon R7 (Carrizo):
20.8  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
Radeon R7 (Carrizo):
10.3  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Radeon R7 (Carrizo):
9  fps
low 1280x720
100%
Radeon R7 (Carrizo):
13 16 ~ 15 fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Radeon R7 (Carrizo):
11 15 ~ 13 fps
high 1920x1080
100%
Radeon R7 (Carrizo):
5 8 ~ 7 fps
low 1024x768
100%
Radeon R7 (Carrizo):
18.1  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Radeon R7 (Carrizo):
11.9  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
Radeon R7 (Carrizo):
6.2  fps
low 1024x768
100%
Radeon R7 (Carrizo):
70 85.7 ~ 78 fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Radeon R7 (Carrizo):
24.1 26.6 ~ 25 fps
high 1920x1080
100%
Radeon R7 (Carrizo):
12.8 15.2 ~ 14 fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Radeon R7 (Carrizo):
12.5  fps
low 1024x768
100%
Radeon R7 (Carrizo):
32.6 41.7 ~ 37 fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Radeon R7 (Carrizo):
26.4 27 ~ 27 fps
high 1920x1080
100%
Radeon R7 (Carrizo):
8 8.9 ~ 8 fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Radeon R7 (Carrizo):
6  fps
low 1024x768
100%
Radeon R7 (Carrizo):
17.2 20.7 ~ 19 fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Radeon R7 (Carrizo):
0 (!) 8.9 ~ 4 fps
high 1920x1080
100%
Radeon R7 (Carrizo):
5.3 6 ~ 6 fps
low 1280x720
100%
Radeon R7 (Carrizo):
21.7 33.7 ~ 28 fps
med. 1344x756
100%
Radeon R7 (Carrizo):
14.6 20.9 ~ 18 fps
high 1920x1080
100%
Radeon R7 (Carrizo):
9.8 10.2 ~ 10 fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Radeon R7 (Carrizo):
7.2  fps
Sims 4

Sims 4

2014
low 1024x768
100%
Radeon R7 (Carrizo):
99  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Radeon R7 (Carrizo):
33.5  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
Radeon R7 (Carrizo):
20.8  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Radeon R7 (Carrizo):
16.3  fps
Thief

Thief

2014
low 1024x768
100%
Radeon R7 (Carrizo):
13.3 14 15.1 ~ 14 fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Radeon R7 (Carrizo):
8.7 11.8 12.3 ~ 11 fps
high 1366x768
100%
Radeon R7 (Carrizo):
8.4 10 10.3 ~ 10 fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Radeon R7 (Carrizo):
4.3 5.7 ~ 5 fps
low 1024x768
100%
Radeon R7 (Carrizo):
28.6 (!) 34.6 ~ 32 fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Radeon R7 (Carrizo):
23.3 25.3 ~ 24 fps
high 1366x768
100%
Radeon R7 (Carrizo):
15.2 17.3 ~ 16 fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Radeon R7 (Carrizo):
4.9 6.3 ~ 6 fps
low 1024x768
100%
Radeon R7 (Carrizo):
18.4 25.2 ~ 22 fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Radeon R7 (Carrizo):
15.4 20.9 ~ 18 fps
high 1366x768
100%
Radeon R7 (Carrizo):
11.3 14 ~ 13 fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Radeon R7 (Carrizo):
5.1 6.9 ~ 6 fps
low 1280x720
100%
Radeon R7 (Carrizo):
43.6 46.9 61.9 ~ 51 fps
90%
Radeon R5 (Carrizo):
45.9  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Radeon R7 (Carrizo):
24.8 31.8 37.7 ~ 31 fps
93%
Radeon R5 (Carrizo):
28.7  fps
high 1366x768
100%
Radeon R7 (Carrizo):
19.9 25.4 33.1 ~ 26 fps
84%
Radeon R5 (Carrizo):
21.8  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Radeon R7 (Carrizo):
6.5 9.2 ~ 8 fps
low 1024x768
100%
Radeon R7 (Carrizo):
54.7 56.3 86.5 ~ 66 fps
78%
Radeon R5 (Carrizo):
51.8  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Radeon R7 (Carrizo):
27.5 32.6 38.5 ~ 33 fps
88%
Radeon R5 (Carrizo):
29.1  fps
high 1366x768
100%
Radeon R7 (Carrizo):
19.6 22.9 27.8 ~ 23 fps
93%
Radeon R5 (Carrizo):
21.3  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Radeon R7 (Carrizo):
9.8 13.4 ~ 12 fps
Crysis 3

Crysis 3

2013
low 1024x768
100%
Radeon R7 (Carrizo):
30.1  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Radeon R7 (Carrizo):
17.9  fps
high 1366x768
100%
Radeon R7 (Carrizo):
12.7  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Radeon R7 (Carrizo):
4.6  fps
low 1024x768
100%
Radeon R7 (Carrizo):
57.1  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Radeon R7 (Carrizo):
42.9  fps
high 1366x768
100%
Radeon R7 (Carrizo):
38  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Radeon R7 (Carrizo):
23.6  fps
low 1024x768
100%
Radeon R7 (Carrizo):
51.1  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Radeon R7 (Carrizo):
38.8  fps
high 1366x768
100%
Radeon R7 (Carrizo):
32.3  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Radeon R7 (Carrizo):
20.2  fps
low 1280x720
100%
Radeon R7 (Carrizo):
32.6  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Radeon R7 (Carrizo):
24.2  fps
high 1366x768
100%
Radeon R7 (Carrizo):
16.7  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Radeon R7 (Carrizo):
9.1  fps

Average Gaming AMD Radeon R7 (Carrizo) → 100%

Average Gaming 30-70 fps → 100%

Average Gaming AMD Radeon R5 (Carrizo) → 88%

Average Gaming 30-70 fps → 84%

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