AMD Radeon R5 (Kaveri) vs Intel HD Graphics 400 (Braswell)

AMD Radeon R5 (Kaveri)
Intel HD Graphics 400 (Braswell)

General info

Comparison of Radeon R5 (Kaveri) and HD Graphics 400 (Braswell) architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
Architecture
GCN 1.1
 
Gen. 8
Code name
Kaveri
 
Braswell
Type
Laptop
 
Laptop
Release date
4 June 2014
 
1 April 2016

Technical specs

Radeon R5 (Kaveri) and HD Graphics 400 (Braswell)'s general performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU core clock, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of Radeon R5 (Kaveri) and HD Graphics 400 (Braswell)'s performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
Pipelines
256
 
12
Core clock speed
514 MHz
 
320 MHz
Boost Clock
626 MHz
 
640 MHz
Transistor count
2410 Million
 
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Manufacturing process technology
28 nm
 
14 nm

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on Radeon R5 (Kaveri) and HD Graphics 400 (Braswell) 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
medium sized
 
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Memory

Parameters of memory installed on Radeon R5 (Kaveri) and HD Graphics 400 (Braswell): 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 bus width
64 / 128 Bit
 
64 / 128 Bit
Shared memory
+
 
+

API support

APIs supported by Radeon R5 (Kaveri) and HD Graphics 400 (Braswell), sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX
DirectX 12 (FL 12_0), Shader 5.0
 
DirectX 11.2, Shader 5.0

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Radeon R5 (Kaveri) and HD Graphics 400 (Braswell). Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

R5 (Kaveri) 0.15 +275%
HD Graphics 400 (Braswell) 0.04

3DMark Cloud Gate GPU

R5 (Kaveri) 3959 +115%
HD Graphics 400 (Braswell) 1841

3DMark Fire Strike Score

R5 (Kaveri) 527 +180.3%
HD Graphics 400 (Braswell) 188

3DMark Fire Strike Graphics

R5 (Kaveri) 572 +162.4%
HD Graphics 400 (Braswell) 218

3DMark 11 Performance GPU

R5 (Kaveri) 901 +158.2%
HD Graphics 400 (Braswell) 349

Gaming performance

Let's see how good Radeon R5 (Kaveri) and HD Graphics 400 (Braswell) are for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS.

Advantages of AMD Radeon R5 (Kaveri)

275% faster (about 4 times) in synthetic tests
More pipelines (256 vs 12)
UVD 4.2
VCE 2.0

Advantages of Intel HD Graphics 400 (Braswell)

Much newer (1 April 2016 vs 4 June 2014)
Finer manufacturing process technology (14 vs 28 nm)

So, R5 (Kaveri) or HD Graphics 400 (Braswell)?

Judging by the results of synthetic and gaming tests, Technical City recommends AMD Radeon R5 (Kaveri).
Should you still have questions on choice between Radeon R5 (Kaveri) and HD Graphics 400 (Braswell), ask them in Comments section, and we shall answer.

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