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AMD Radeon R7 M275DX vs AMD Radeon R7 M260X

AMD Radeon R7 M275DX

► remove from comparison AMD Radeon R7 M275DX

The AMD Radeon R7 M275DX is a Hybrid Crossfire combination of the integrated Kaveri Radeon R7 and a dedicated Radeon R7 M260, M260X, M265, or M265X (called Dual Graphics - DX). Both graphics cards use the AFR mode (alternate frame rendering) to each render a frame. Around 30 fps this Dual Graphics combination may suffer from micro stuttering due to different frame latencies.

The performance depends on the driver support for the used game. In some cases the game engine will only use the dedicated graphics card and therefore the M275DX may not be faster than e.g. a M260 alone. The other end of the spectrum are performance gains of up to 61% in our tests (Alien Isolation Benchmark with high detail settings). This was measured with an ideal combination of a FX-7600P and a M260 with dual channel main memory configuration. On average we measured a 13% increase compared to disabled Dual Graphics when testing 25 games. Looking only at the games that gain from Dual Graphics, the M275DX was able to gain 34% (see diagram below). However, there are some games where Dual Graphics is even slower than with disabled settings, so the user might need to test the settings out. With some games and enabled dual graphics we also experienced problems (e.g., stuttering and flickering main menus in F1 2014 and Shadow of Mordor, wrong texture settings in Ryse, hanging game in Thief, graphical problems with Fifa 15 and Dragon Age: Inquisition).

The shaders of both GPUs can be used for OpenCL calculations and therefore make use of both GPUs.

Furthermore, the M275DX supports Mantle (only light gains in some scenarios in our tests), Eyefinity and Enduro to in battery mode (use of the integrated GPU alone).

The maximum power consumption can be quite high using Dual-Graphics as both GPUs of the APU and the dedicated graphics card are running.

AMD Radeon R7 M260X

► remove from comparison AMD Radeon R7 M260X

The AMD Radeon R7 M260X is a (lower) mid-range DirectX 12 graphics card for laptops. Just like the older Radeon HD 8700M and 8600M series, it is based on the Mars chip (28nm GCN architecture) with 384 shader cores, 24 TMUs and 8 ROPs. The core is clocked at up to 715 MHz and can access up to 4 GB of GDDR5 memory (4000 MHz effective, 128 bit).

Performance

Thanks to its relatively high memory bandwidth, the performance of the Radeon R7 M260X is similar to the Nvidia GeForce 830M. Current and demanding games of 2013/2014 will run fluently only low or medium resolutions and detail settings. In older games, however, higher quality settings will be possible.

The 384 shaders can be used with OpenCL 1.2 for general-purpose calculations (as 6 compute units). Compared to old TeraScale 2 chips, the GCN-based Mars architecture offers improved performance in this framework.

Features

Features of the R7 M260X include video decoding for MPEG-4 AVC/H.264, VC-1, MPEG-2, and Flash directly by the AMD GPU. Multi-View Codec (MVC) and MPEG-4 part 2 (DivX, xVid) HD videos are compatible as well.

The R7 series also supports automatic graphics switching between the integrated GPU and discrete GPU. Called Enduro, the technology supersedes AMD's Dynamic Switchable Graphics and is similar to Nvidia's Optimus. Furthermore, the M265 can directly support multiple monitors using Eyefinity Technology if Enduro is disabled.

Other features include ZeroCore for reducing power consumption when the display is turned off and Power Gating to power down areas of the chip that are not used. PowerTune allows automatic overclocking and underclocking of the graphics card as long as the GPU is within its TDP limit. For example, the chip may be underclocked when running FurMark and OCCT, but will overclock in certain games like Lost Planet, Crysis or Resident Evil 5.

The integrated HD audio processor is able to transmit HD Audio (TrueHD or DTS Master Audio) over HDMI and DisplayPort (e.g., for Blu-Ray videos). Additionally, it allows audio output simultaneously and in parallel to multiple devices with the new Discrete Digital Multipoint Audio (DDMA) feature.

Power consumption

The power consumption should be similar to the old Radeon HD 8670M and slightly above the Maxwell-based Nvidia GeForce 830M. As a result, the R7 M260X is best suited for 13-inch notebooks or larger.

AMD Radeon R7 M275DXAMD Radeon R7 M260X
ManufacturerAMDAMD
Radeon R7 M200 Series
Radeon R7 M275DX 896
Radeon R7 M260X 384 @ 0.72 GHz128 Bit @ 4000 MHz
Radeon R7 M270 compare 384 @ 0.83 GHz128 Bit @ 1800 - 2000 MHz
Radeon R7 M265 compare 384 @ 0.83 - 0.98 GHz64/128 Bit @ 1800 - 2000 MHz
Radeon R7 M260 compare 384 @ 0.72 - 0.98 GHz64/128 Bit @ 1800 - 2000 MHz
Radeon R7 M275DX 896
Radeon R7 M260X 384 @ 0.72 GHz128 Bit @ 4000 MHz
Radeon R7 M270 compare 384 @ 0.83 GHz128 Bit @ 1800 - 2000 MHz
Radeon R7 M265 compare 384 @ 0.83 - 0.98 GHz64/128 Bit @ 1800 - 2000 MHz
Radeon R7 M260 compare 384 @ 0.72 - 0.98 GHz64/128 Bit @ 1800 - 2000 MHz
ArchitectureGCNGCN
Pipelines896 - unified384 - unified
Memory TypeDDR3GDDR5
Shared Memoryyesno
DirectXDirectX 12, Shader 5.0DirectX 12 (FL 11_1), Shader 5.0
technology28 nm28 nm
FeaturesApp Acceleration, PowerPlay, PowerTune, ZeroCore, Enduro, Eyefinity, MantleMantle, PCIe 3.0, Zero Core, PowerTune
Notebook Sizemedium sizedmedium sized
Date of Announcement04.06.2014 07.01.2014
Link to Manufacturer Pagehttp://www.amd.com/US/PRODUCTS/NOTEBOOK/...
CodenameMars
Core Speed715 MHz
Memory Speed4000 MHz
Memory Bus Width128 Bit
Max. Amount of Memory4096 MB
Transistors1040 Million

Benchmarks

Performance Rating - 3DMark 11 + Fire Strike + Time Spy - Radeon R7 M275DX
8.6 pt (9%)
Performance Rating - 3DMark 11 + Fire Strike + Time Spy - Radeon R7 M260X
4.5 pt (5%)
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited Graphics
86346 Points (13%)
98071 Points (15%)
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Extreme Graphics
61507 Points (8%)
32327 Points (4%)
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Score
5985 Points (8%)
6619 Points (9%)
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Graphics
11160 Points (6%)
9034 Points (4%)
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Score
min: 1482     avg: 1507     median: 1507 (4%)     max: 1532 Points
1336 Points (3%)
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Graphics
min: 1914     avg: 1932     median: 1931.5 (4%)     max: 1949 Points
1396 Points (3%)
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Graphics
74294 Points (10%)
35305 Points (5%)
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Score
3221 Points (8%)
2114 Points (5%)
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance GPU
3553 Points (6%)
1903 Points (3%)
3DMark Vantage
3DM Vant. Perf. total + AMD Radeon R7 M275DX
3DMark Vantage - 3DM Vant. Perf. total
8309 Points (8%)
3DM Vant. Perf. total + AMD Radeon R7 M260X
7640 Points (7%)
3DM Vant. Perf. GPU no PhysX + AMD Radeon R7 M275DX
3DMark Vantage - 3DM Vant. Perf. GPU no PhysX
8607 Points (8%)
3DM Vant. Perf. GPU no PhysX + AMD Radeon R7 M260X
6931 Points (6%)
3DMark 06 3DMark 06 - Standard 1280x1024 + AMD Radeon R7 M275DX
3DMark 06
12122 Points (23%)
3DMark 06 - Standard 1280x1024 + AMD Radeon R7 M260X
11820 Points (22%)
SPECviewperf 12
specvp12 sw-03 + AMD Radeon R7 M275DX
SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 sw-03
25.3 fps (11%)
specvp12 sw-03 + AMD Radeon R7 M260X
26.9 fps (12%)
specvp12 snx-02 + AMD Radeon R7 M275DX
SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 snx-02
5.4 fps (2%)
specvp12 snx-02 + AMD Radeon R7 M260X
5.8 fps (2%)
specvp12 showcase-01 + AMD Radeon R7 M275DX
SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 showcase-01
7.5 fps (3%)
specvp12 showcase-01 + AMD Radeon R7 M260X
4.8 fps (2%)
specvp12 mediacal-01 + AMD Radeon R7 M275DX
SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 mediacal-01
4.9 fps (4%)
specvp12 mediacal-01 + AMD Radeon R7 M260X
4.4 fps (4%)
specvp12 maya-04 + AMD Radeon R7 M275DX
SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 maya-04
12.3 fps (5%)
specvp12 maya-04 + AMD Radeon R7 M260X
8.3 fps (4%)
specvp12 energy-01 + AMD Radeon R7 M275DX
SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 energy-01
0.3 fps (1%)
specvp12 energy-01 + AMD Radeon R7 M260X
0.1 fps (0%)
specvp12 creo-01 + AMD Radeon R7 M275DX
SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 creo-01
12.7 fps (7%)
specvp12 creo-01 + AMD Radeon R7 M260X
14.5 fps (8%)
specvp12 catia-04 + AMD Radeon R7 M275DX
SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 catia-04
15 fps (5%)
specvp12 catia-04 + AMD Radeon R7 M260X
17.9 fps (6%)
Cinebench R10 Cinebench R10 Shading (32bit) + AMD Radeon R7 M275DX
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Shading (32bit)
6006 (28%)
Cinebench R10 Shading (32bit) + AMD Radeon R7 M260X
6664 (31%)
Cinebench R11.5 Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64 Bit + AMD Radeon R7 M275DX
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64 Bit
29.8 fps (13%)
Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64 Bit + AMD Radeon R7 M260X
38.6 fps (16%)
Cinebench R15
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64 Bit + AMD Radeon R7 M275DX
Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64 Bit
33.7 fps (9%)
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64 Bit + AMD Radeon R7 M260X
36.4 fps (10%)
Cinebench R15 OpenGL Ref. Match 64 Bit + AMD Radeon R7 M275DX
Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 OpenGL Ref. Match 64 Bit
98 % (98%)
Cinebench R15 OpenGL Ref. Match 64 Bit + AMD Radeon R7 M260X
98 % (98%)
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7
GLBench 2.7 T-Rex HD Offscreen C24Z16 + AMD Radeon R7 M275DX
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7 - GLBench 2.7 T-Rex HD Offscreen C24Z16
112 fps (1%)
GLBench 2.7 T-Rex HD Offscreen C24Z16 + AMD Radeon R7 M260X
129 fps (1%)
GLBench 2.7 T-Rex HD Onscreen C24Z16 + AMD Radeon R7 M275DX
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7 - GLBench 2.7 T-Rex HD Onscreen C24Z16
58.6 fps (2%)
GLBench 2.7 T-Rex HD Onscreen C24Z16 + AMD Radeon R7 M260X
58.2 fps (2%)
GFXBench 3.0 - GFXBench 3.0 Manhattan Offscreen
27 fps (3%)
37.9 fps (4%)
GFXBench 3.0 - GFXBench 3.0 Manhattan
26 fps (7%)
37.1 fps (10%)
LuxMark v2.0 64Bit - LuxMark v2.0 Room GPU
404 Samples/s (4%)
221 Samples/s (2%)
LuxMark v2.0 64Bit - LuxMark v2.0 Sala GPU
734 Samples/s (2%)
399 Samples/s (1%)
ComputeMark v2.1 - ComputeMark v2.1 Result
1371 (3%)
1212 (3%)

Average Benchmarks AMD Radeon R7 M275DX → 100% n=31

Average Benchmarks AMD Radeon R7 M260X → 90% n=31

- 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.

low 1024x768
Radeon R7 M260X:
48.5  fps
med. 1366x768
Radeon R7 M260X:
34.2  fps
high 1920x1080
Radeon R7 M260X:
12.1  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Radeon R7 M260X:
7.8  fps
Evolve

Evolve

2015
low 1024x768
Radeon R7 M260X:
19.6  fps
med. 1366x768
Radeon R7 M260X:
14.3  fps
high 1920x1080
Radeon R7 M260X:
7.8  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Radeon R7 M260X:
6.9  fps
low 1024x768
Radeon R7 M260X:
30.4  fps
med. 1366x768
Radeon R7 M260X:
19.8  fps
high 1920x1080
Radeon R7 M260X:
6.8  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Radeon R7 M260X:
4.5  fps
Far Cry 4

Far Cry 4

2014
low 1024x768
Radeon R7 M260X:
29.5  fps
med. 1366x768
Radeon R7 M260X:
21.1  fps
high 1920x1080
Radeon R7 M260X:
11.4  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Radeon R7 M260X:
8.2  fps
low 1024x768
Radeon R7 M260X:
11.7  fps
med. 1366x768
Radeon R7 M260X:
8.7  fps
low 1024x768
Radeon R7 M260X:
48.5  fps
med. 1366x768
Radeon R7 M260X:
28.8  fps
high 1920x1080
Radeon R7 M260X:
15.5  fps
low 1024x768
100%
Radeon R7 M275DX:
43 55 ~ 49 fps
83%
Radeon R7 M260X:
40.8  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Radeon R7 M275DX:
19.3 26 ~ 23 fps
79%
Radeon R7 M260X:
18.2  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
Radeon R7 M275DX:
12.2 18.2 ~ 15 fps
85%
Radeon R7 M260X:
12.8  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Radeon R7 M275DX:
12 19.7 ~ 16 fps
70%
Radeon R7 M260X:
11.2  fps
F1 2014

F1 2014

2014
low 1024x768
100%
Radeon R7 M275DX:
64  fps
109%
Radeon R7 M260X:
70  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Radeon R7 M275DX:
48  fps
102%
Radeon R7 M260X:
49  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
Radeon R7 M275DX:
37  fps
84%
Radeon R7 M260X:
31  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Radeon R7 M275DX:
30  fps
77%
Radeon R7 M260X:
23  fps
low 1024x768
100%
Radeon R7 M275DX:
19.5  fps
low 1024x768
100%
Radeon R7 M275DX:
60  fps
93%
Radeon R7 M260X:
55.8  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Radeon R7 M275DX:
46.4  fps
80%
Radeon R7 M260X:
37  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
Radeon R7 M275DX:
28.7  fps
70%
Radeon R7 M260X:
20.2  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Radeon R7 M275DX:
21 (!)  fps
75%
Radeon R7 M260X:
15.7  fps
low 1280x720
100%
Radeon R7 M275DX:
40.7  fps
111%
Radeon R7 M260X:
45  fps
med. 1344x756
100%
Radeon R7 M275DX:
32.4  fps
84%
Radeon R7 M260X:
27.2  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
Radeon R7 M275DX:
23  fps
67%
Radeon R7 M260X:
15.5  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Radeon R7 M275DX:
10  fps
41%
Radeon R7 M260X:
4.1  fps
Fifa 15

Fifa 15

2014
low 1280x720
100%
Radeon R7 M275DX:
58.1  fps
high 1366x768
100%
Radeon R7 M275DX:
52.5 (!)  fps
105%
Radeon R7 M260X:
55.3  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Radeon R7 M275DX:
34.9 (!)  fps
84%
Radeon R7 M260X:
29.4  fps
Sims 4

Sims 4

2014
low 1024x768
100%
Radeon R7 M275DX:
108  fps
146%
Radeon R7 M260X:
157.6  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Radeon R7 M275DX:
37  fps
140%
Radeon R7 M260X:
51.9  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
Radeon R7 M275DX:
24.4  fps
107%
Radeon R7 M260X:
26.1  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Radeon R7 M275DX:
20  fps
114%
Radeon R7 M260X:
22.8  fps
low 1024x768
100%
Radeon R7 M275DX:
107.6  fps
119%
Radeon R7 M260X:
128.3  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Radeon R7 M275DX:
52.9  fps
96%
Radeon R7 M260X:
50.7  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
Radeon R7 M275DX:
35  fps
76%
Radeon R7 M260X:
26.6  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Radeon R7 M275DX:
22.4  fps
Thief

Thief

2014
low 1024x768
100%
Radeon R7 M275DX:
22.3 26 ~ 24 fps
91%
Radeon R7 M260X:
21.8  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Radeon R7 M275DX:
17.7 18.5 ~ 18 fps
88%
Radeon R7 M260X:
15.8  fps
high 1366x768
100%
Radeon R7 M275DX:
14.4 16 ~ 15 fps
80%
Radeon R7 M260X:
12  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Radeon R7 M275DX:
7.3 10.6 ~ 9 fps
86%
Radeon R7 M260X:
7.7  fps
low 1024x768
100%
Radeon R7 M275DX:
37  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Radeon R7 M275DX:
20.6  fps
high 1366x768
100%
Radeon R7 M275DX:
9.9  fps
low 1024x768
100%
Radeon R7 M275DX:
48.1  fps
101%
Radeon R7 M260X:
48.5  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Radeon R7 M275DX:
41.2  fps
79%
Radeon R7 M260X:
32.6  fps
high 1366x768
100%
Radeon R7 M275DX:
32.9  fps
69%
Radeon R7 M260X:
22.6  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Radeon R7 M275DX:
13  fps
63%
Radeon R7 M260X:
8.2  fps
low 1024x768
100%
Radeon R7 M275DX:
74.2  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Radeon R7 M275DX:
57.3  fps
high 1366x768
100%
Radeon R7 M275DX:
47.4  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Radeon R7 M275DX:
16.7  fps
Dota 2

Dota 2

2013
low 1024x768
Radeon R7 M260X:
91.3  fps
med. 1366x768
Radeon R7 M260X:
70.9  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Radeon R7 M275DX:
26  fps
121%
Radeon R7 M260X:
31.4  fps
low 1024x768
100%
Radeon R7 M275DX:
19.2  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Radeon R7 M275DX:
17.9  fps
high 1366x768
100%
Radeon R7 M275DX:
9.8  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Radeon R7 M275DX:
5.3  fps
low 1024x768
100%
Radeon R7 M275DX:
32  fps
138%
Radeon R7 M260X:
44.3  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Radeon R7 M275DX:
27.3  fps
106%
Radeon R7 M260X:
28.9  fps
high 1366x768
100%
Radeon R7 M275DX:
20.7  fps
75%
Radeon R7 M260X:
15.5  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Radeon R7 M275DX:
11.7  fps
59%
Radeon R7 M260X:
6.9  fps
med. 1366x768
Radeon R7 M260X:
44.9  fps
high 1366x768
Radeon R7 M260X:
39.3  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Radeon R7 M260X:
13.5  fps
low 1024x768
100%
Radeon R7 M275DX:
103  fps
105%
Radeon R7 M260X:
108.5  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Radeon R7 M275DX:
73  fps
71%
Radeon R7 M260X:
51.6  fps
high 1366x768
100%
Radeon R7 M275DX:
44  fps
80%
Radeon R7 M260X:
35.1  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Radeon R7 M275DX:
22.1  fps
71%
Radeon R7 M260X:
15.8  fps
Crysis 3

Crysis 3

2013
low 1024x768
100%
Radeon R7 M275DX:
38.8  fps
114%
Radeon R7 M260X:
44.1  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Radeon R7 M275DX:
27.4  fps
100%
Radeon R7 M260X:
27.5  fps
high 1366x768
Radeon R7 M260X:
17.4  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Radeon R7 M260X:
6.8  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Radeon R7 M275DX:
47  fps
low 1024x768
Radeon R7 M260X:
101.9  fps
med. 1366x768
Radeon R7 M260X:
68  fps
high 1366x768
Radeon R7 M260X:
57.5  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Radeon R7 M260X:
37.5  fps
World of Warcraft

World of Warcraft

2005
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Radeon R7 M275DX:
65  fps

Average Gaming AMD Radeon R7 M275DX → 100%

Average Gaming 30-70 fps → 100%

Average Gaming AMD Radeon R7 M260X → 91%

Average Gaming 30-70 fps → 100%

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