AMD Radeon R5 M255: specs and benchmarks

AMD Radeon R5 M255

Summary

AMD started Radeon R5 M255 sales 12 October 2014. This is GCN 1.0 architecture notebook card based on 28 nm manufacturing process and primarily aimed at office use. 4096 GB of DDR3 memory clocked at 1000 GHz are supplied, and together with 64 Bit memory interface this creates a bandwidth of 16 GB/s.

Compatibility-wise, this is card attached via PCIe 3.0 x8 interface.

It provides poor gaming and benchmark performance at 4.19 percent of a leader's which is AMD Radeon R9 390 X2.

General info

Of Radeon R5 M255's architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
Architecture
GCN 1.0
 
Code name
Topaz
 
Type
Laptop
 
Release date
12 October 2014
 

Technical specs

Radeon R5 M255'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 M255's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
Pipelines
384
 
of 8192 (Radeon Pro Duo)
Compute units
5
 
Core clock speed
925 MHz
 
Boost Clock
940 MHz
 
Manufacturing process technology
28 nm
 
of 12
Texture fill rate
22.56
 
of 512 (Radeon Pro Duo)
Floating-point performance
721.9 gflops
 
of 16384 (Radeon Pro Duo)

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on Radeon R5 M255's 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.
Bus support
PCIe 3.0 x8
 
Interface
PCIe 3.0 x8
 

Memory specs

Parameters of memory installed on Radeon R5 M255: 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
DDR3
 
Maximum RAM amount
4 GB
 
of 32
Memory bus width
64 Bit
 
of 8192 (Radeon Pro Duo)
Memory clock speed
1000 MHz
 
of 11408 (TITAN Xp)
Memory bandwidth
16 GB/s
 
of 1024 (Radeon Pro Duo)
Shared memory
-
 

Technologies

Technological solutions and APIs supported by Radeon R5 M255. You'll probably need this information if you need some particular technology for your purposes.
AppAcceleration
+
 
Enduro
+
 
HD3D
+
 
PowerTune
+
 
DualGraphics
+
 
ZeroCore
+
 
Switchable graphics
+
 
Eyefinity
+
 
PowerPlay
+
 

API support

APIs supported by Radeon R5 M255, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX
DirectX® 11
 
OpenGL
4.4
 
OpenCL
Not Listed
 
Mantle
+
 

Video card benchmarks performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Radeon R5 M255. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.
Overall benchmark performance
4.00
 
 
3DMark Cloud Gate GPU
6012.50
 
 
3DMark Fire Strike Score
980.00
 
 
3DMark Fire Strike Graphics
1080.50
 
 
3DMark 11 Performance GPU
1779.00
 
 
3DMark Vantage Performance
5399.00
 
 
Passmark
755
 
 

Game benchmarks (in FPS)

Let's see how good Radeon R5 M255 is for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS, while overall gaming performance is a number in 0-100 range, and the older the game, the less impact it has on the overall grade.
Overall gaming performance
0.10
 
 
Games can run, %
At minimum settings
94.52
At recommended settings
85.48
New games support
43
Games benchmarked by notebookcheck.net
Far Cry 5 (2018)
low / 720p
16.00
 
Fortnite (2018)
low / 720p
40.10
 
medium / 1080p
14.30
 
Kingdom Come: Deliverance (2018)
low / 720p
18.20
 
Ark Survival Evolved (2017)
low / 720p
13.80
 
medium / 1080p
5.00
 
Assassin´s Creed Origins (2017)
low / 720p
16.00
 
Destiny 2 (2017)
low / 720p
19.00
 
Ghost Recon Wildlands (2017)
low / 720p
18.00
 
medium / 1080p
7.40
 
Mass Effect Andromeda (2017)
low / 720p
13.30
 
Playerunknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG) (2017)
low / 720p
23.30
 
medium / 1080p
8.20
 
Resident Evil 7 (2017)
low / 720p
45.00
 
medium / 1080p
18.40
 
Star Wars Battlefront 2 (2017)
low / 720p
24.20
 
Battlefield 1 (BF1) (2016)
low / 720p
27.40
 
medium / 768p
20.10
 
high / 1080p
9.30
 
Civilization VI (2016)
low / 768p
38.40
 
medium / 768p
22.60
 
high / 1080p
10.00
 
Deus Ex Mankind Divided (2016)
low / 720p
13.50
 
medium / 768p
9.90
 
Dishonored 2 (2016)
low / 720p
10.50
 
medium / 768p
9.30
 
Doom (2016)
low / 720p
25.20
 
medium / 768p
18.70
 
high / 1080p
9.60
 
Far Cry Primal (2016)
low / 720p
22.00
 
medium / 1080p
10.00
 
high / 1080p
8.00
 
Overwatch (2016)
low / 720p
54.00
 
medium / 768p
44.60
 
high / 1080p
20.50
 
Rise of the Tomb Raider (2016)
low / 768p
19.00
 
medium / 768p
11.80
 
high / 1080p
6.30
 
The Division (2016)
low / 720p
25.80
 
medium / 768p
15.00
 
high / 1080p
6.70
 
Titanfall 2 (2016)
low / 720p
41.70
 
medium / 768p
29.40
 
high / 1080p
11.00
 
Watch Dogs 2 (2016)
low / 720p
18.20
 
medium / 768p
15.30
 
XCOM 2 (2016)
low / 720p
21.50
 
medium / 1080p
7.80
 
high / 1080p
4.90
 
Dota 2 (2015)
low / 720p
83.40
 
medium / 768p
63.40
 
high / 1080p
27.30
 
Fallout 4 (2015)
low / 720p
25.10
 
medium / 768p
15.90
 
high / 1080p
8.50
 
ultra / 1080p
6.60
 
GTA V (2015)
low / 768p
50.50
 
medium / 768p
43.00
 
high / 1080p
9.70
 
Just Cause 3 (2015)
low / 768p
31.10
 
medium / 768p
24.60
 
high / 1080p
12.40
 
Rainbow Six Siege (2015)
low / 768p
49.00
 
medium / 768p
30.60
 
high / 1080p
14.90
 
ultra / 1080p
10.00
 
The Witcher 3 (2015)
low / 768p
18.50
 
medium / 768p
12.90
 
high / 1080p
4.10
 
ultra / 1080p
3.40
 
Far Cry 4 (2014)
low / 768p
34.20
 
medium / 768p
24.00
 
high / 1080p
10.80
 
ultra / 1080p
8.80
 
Sims 4 (2014)
low / 768p
158.30
 
medium / 768p
50.50
 
high / 1080p
21.50
 
ultra / 1080p
18.50
 
Battlefield 4 (2013)
low / 768p
51.30
 
medium / 768p
36.20
 
high / 768p
24.70
 
ultra / 1080p
7.80
 
Tomb Raider (2013)
low / 768p
75.55
 
medium / 768p
39.55
 
high / 768p
23.70
 
ultra / 1080p
12.20
 
X-Plane 10.25 (2013)
low / 768p
56.10
 
medium / 768p
34.30
 
high / 768p
14.60
 
ultra / 1080p
12.20
 
Diablo III (2012)
medium / 768p
64.30
 
high / 768p
51.60
 
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (2011)
medium / 768p
31.90
 
high / 768p
23.40
 
ultra / 1080p
13.90
 

Relative perfomance

Overall Radeon R5 M255 performance compared to its nearest competitors. All GPU types participate.

NVIDIA equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Radeon R5 M255 from NVIDIA is GeForce GT 330M, which is slower by 1% and lower by 2 positions in our rating.

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