AMD Radeon R5 review

Written By Eleman

AMD Radeon R5 is still among the cheapest graphics cards and is called user-friendly graphics card. Although AMD Radeon R5 is insufficient for many games in recent years, it continues to support many fps games such as Volarant.

The AMD Radeon R5 (Bristol Ridge) is an incorporated designs card for various mid-range portable Bristol-Ridge-based APUs, like those from the A10 series. It highlights 384 shader centers timed at 720 MHz (15 Watt APUs) or 800 MHz (35 Watt APUs). Contingent upon the configurable TDP (set per PC model) and the pre-owned fundamental memory, the exhibition can likewise contrast.

Design and Features

The Radeon R5 uses the third era GCN design (once in a while alluded to as GCN 1.2) like the work area Tonga chip. Subsequently, it upholds DirectX 12 (FL 12_0) with cutting edge variety pressure that prompts a 5-7% improvement in games. Moreover, its shaders can be utilized with Mantle, OpenGL and OpenCL. HSA 1.0 is upheld for running code on both CPU and GPU centers all the while. The better video decoder UVD 6 (Unified Video Decoder) is presently ready to disentangle HVEC/H.265 up to 4K in equipment. Moreover, the VCE (Video Codec Engine) has been improved for quicker transcoding of H.264. More data on design and elements of the Bristol Ridge engineering can be found in our send off article.

AMD Radeon R5 review


Gaming execution of the incorporated R5 GPU relies upon the designed TDP, model and primary memory of the framework. A common ULV variant with a TDP of 15 Watt matched with quick double channel primary memory is almost on a level with the devoted GeForce 920M or Radeon R7 M260 (see gaming benchmarks underneath). Thusly, requesting rounds of 2015 and 2016 may just spat the most reduced detail settings fluidly (and some not the least bit).

Power Consumption

Contingent upon the arranged TDP, the still in 28 nm delivered chip might be utilized in slim and-light (12 – 20 Watt range) to standard-sized workstations (35 Watt TDP).

Radeon R (Stoney / Bristol Ridge) SeriesRadeon R7 (Bristol Ridge) 512 @ 0.9 GHz64/128 BitRadeon R5 (Bristol Ridge)384 @ 0.8 GHz64/128 BitRadeon R5 (Stoney Ridge) 192 @ 0.8 GHz64 BitRadeon R4 (Stoney Ridge) 192 @ 0.6 GHz64 BitRadeon R2 (Stoney Ridge) 128 @ 0.6 GHz64 Bit
CodenameBristol Ridge
ArchitectureGCN 1.2/2.0
Pipelines384 – unified
Core Speed800 (Boost) MHz
Memory Bus Width64/128 Bit
Shared Memoryyes
APIDirectX 12 (FL 12_0), OpenGL 4.4
Power Consumption12-45 Watt
Transistor Count3.1 Billion
technology28 nm
FeaturesUVD 6, VCE
Notebook Sizemedium sized
Date of Announcement01.06.2016 = 2230 days old

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