AMD Radeon 530 vs R6 (Carrizo)

General info

Comparison of Radeon 530 and Radeon R6 (Carrizo) architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
GCN 1.2/2.0
Code name
Release date
21 March 2017
4 June 2015

Technical specs

Radeon 530 and Radeon R6 (Carrizo)'s general performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU core clock, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of Radeon 530 and Radeon R6 (Carrizo)'s performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
Core clock speed
1024 MHz
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Boost Clock
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800 MHz
Transistor count
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2410 Million
Manufacturing process technology
28 nm
28 nm
Power consumption (TDP)
50 Watt
12-35 Watt
Texture fill rate
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Floating-point performance
784.1 gflops
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Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on Radeon 530 and Radeon R6 (Carrizo) compatibility with other computer components. Useful when choosing a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. For notebook video cards it's notebook size, connection slot and bus, if the video card is inserted into a slot instead of being soldered to the notebook motherboard.
Laptop size
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medium sized
PCIe 3.0 x8
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Supplementary power connectors
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Parameters of memory installed on Radeon 530 and Radeon R6 (Carrizo): its type, size, bus, clock and resulting bandwidth. Note that GPUs integrated into processors don't have dedicated memory and use a shared part of system RAM.
Memory type
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Maximum RAM amount
4 GB
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Memory bus width
64 Bit
64/128 Bit
Memory clock speed
2250 MHz
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Memory bandwidth
28.8 GB/s
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Shared memory

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on Radeon 530 and Radeon R6 (Carrizo). As a rule, this section is relevant only for desktop reference video cards, since for notebook ones the availability of certain video outputs depends on the laptop model.
Display Connectors
1x DVI, 1x HDMI, 1x VGA
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API support

APIs supported by Radeon 530 and Radeon R6 (Carrizo), sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX 12, Shader 5.0
DirectX 12 (FL 12_0)
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Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Radeon 530 and Radeon R6 (Carrizo). Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

Radeon 530 4.32 +9.4%
R6 (Carrizo) 3.95

3DMark Ice Storm GPU

Radeon 530 107458 +100.1%
R6 (Carrizo) 53703

3DMark Cloud Gate GPU

Radeon 530 9210 +95.3%
R6 (Carrizo) 4717

3DMark Fire Strike Score

Radeon 530 1386 +64.6%
R6 (Carrizo) 842

3DMark Fire Strike Graphics

Radeon 530 1542 +69.6%
R6 (Carrizo) 909

3DMark 11 Performance GPU

Radeon 530 2327 +61.8%
R6 (Carrizo) 1438

3DMark Vantage Performance

Radeon 530 6338 +31.2%
R6 (Carrizo) 4830

Gaming performance

Let's see how good Radeon 530 and Radeon R6 (Carrizo) are for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS.

Advantages of AMD Radeon 530

9.4% faster in synthetic tests
Much newer (21 March 2017 vs 4 June 2015)
DirectX 12
Mantle (an API developed by AMD for 3D graphics acceleration. Discontinued and later superceded by Vulkan)
OpenCL 1.2 (Open Computing Language - an API for GPU usage in arbitrary calculations, e.g. for physics simulation)
Vulkan (a contemporary API for graphics acceleration, based on now-discontinued Mantle)

Advantages of AMD Radeon R6 (Carrizo)

Less power hungry (12 vs 50 watts)
VCE 2.0

So, 530 or R6 (Carrizo)?

Technical City couldn't decide between AMD Radeon 530 and AMD Radeon R6 (Carrizo). The differences in performance seem too small.
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