AMD Radeon R7 512 Cores (Kaveri Desktop): specs and benchmarks

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AMD Radeon R7 512 Cores (Kaveri Desktop)
Radeon R7 512 Cores (Kaveri Desktop)
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  • Core clock speed 720
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Year of release 2014
Performance 6.50

Summary

AMD started Radeon R7 512 Cores (Kaveri Desktop) sales 14 January 2014. This is GCN architecture desktop card based on 28 nm manufacturing process and primarily aimed at gamers.

It provides poor gaming and benchmark performance at

6.50%

of a leader's which is NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti.

General info

Of Radeon R7 512 Cores (Kaveri Desktop)'s architecture, market segment and release date.

Place in performance rating510
ArchitectureGCN (2011−2017)
GPU code nameKaveri Spectre
Market segmentDesktop
Release date14 January 2014 (8 years ago)

Technical specs

Radeon R7 512 Cores (Kaveri Desktop)'s general performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU base clock, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of Radeon R7 512 Cores (Kaveri Desktop)'s performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.

Pipelines / CUDA cores512of 18432 (AD102)
Core clock speed720 MHzof 2610 (Radeon RX 6500 XT)
Manufacturing process technology28 nmof 4 (H100 PCIe)

Memory

Parameters of memory installed on Radeon R7 512 Cores (Kaveri Desktop): 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.

Shared memory+

API support

APIs supported by Radeon R7 512 Cores (Kaveri Desktop), sometimes including their particular versions.

DirectX12 (FL 12_0)

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmark performance of Radeon R7 512 Cores (Kaveri Desktop). Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.


Overall score

This is our combined benchmark performance rating. We are regularly improving our combining algorithms, but if you find some perceived inconsistencies, feel free to speak up in comments section, we usually fix problems quickly.

R7 512 Cores (Kaveri Desktop) 6.50
  • 3DMark Cloud Gate GPU
  • 3DMark Fire Strike Score
  • 3DMark Fire Strike Graphics
  • 3DMark 11 Performance GPU
  • Unigine Heaven 3.0
  • 3DMark Ice Storm GPU

3DMark Cloud Gate GPU

Cloud Gate is an outdated DirectX 11 feature level 10 benchmark that was used for home PCs and basic notebooks. It displays a few scenes of some weird space teleportation device launching spaceships into unknown, using fixed resolution of 1280x720. Just like Ice Storm benchmark, it has been discontinued in January 2020 and replaced by 3DMark Night Raid.

R7 512 Cores (Kaveri Desktop) 10341

3DMark Fire Strike Score

R7 512 Cores (Kaveri Desktop) 1477

3DMark Fire Strike Graphics

Fire Strike is a DirectX 11 benchmark for gaming PCs. It features two separate tests displaying a fight between a humanoid and a fiery creature seemingly made of lava. Using 1920x1080 resolution, Fire Strike shows off some realistic enough graphics and is quite taxing on hardware.

R7 512 Cores (Kaveri Desktop) 1616

3DMark 11 Performance GPU

3DMark 11 is an obsolete DirectX 11 benchmark by Futuremark. It used four tests based on two scenes, one being few submarines exploring the submerged wreck of a sunken ship, the other is an abandoned temple deep in the jungle. All the tests are heavy with volumetric lighting and tessellation, and despite being done in 1280x720 resolution, are relatively taxing. Discontinued in January 2020, 3DMark 11 is now superseded by Time Spy.

R7 512 Cores (Kaveri Desktop) 2302

Unigine Heaven 3.0

This is an old DirectX 11 benchmark using Unigine, a 3D game engine by eponymous Russian company. It displays a fantasy medieval town sprawling over several flying islands. Version 3.0 was released in 2012, and in 2013 it was superseded by Heaven 4.0, which introduced several slight improvements, including a newer version of Unigine.

R7 512 Cores (Kaveri Desktop) 20

3DMark Ice Storm GPU

Ice Storm Graphics is an obsolete benchmark, part of 3DMark suite. Ice Storm was used to measure entry level laptops and Windows-based tablets performance. It utilizes DirectX 11 feature level 9 to display a battle between two space fleets near a frozen planet in 1280x720 resolution. Discontinued in January 2020, it is now superseded by 3DMark Night Raid.

R7 512 Cores (Kaveri Desktop) 91999

Game benchmarks

Let's see how good Radeon R7 512 Cores (Kaveri Desktop) is for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in frames per second. Comparisons with game system requirements are included, but remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect reality inaccurately.

Here are the average frames per second in a large set of popular modern games across different resolutions:

Full HD18

Full HD
Medium Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 7−8
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 7−8
Battlefield 5 7−8
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 7−8
Cyberpunk 2077 7−8
Far Cry 5 7−8
Far Cry New Dawn 7−8
Forza Horizon 4 7−8
Hitman 3 7−8
Horizon Zero Dawn 7−8
Red Dead Redemption 2 7−8
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 7−8
Watch Dogs: Legion 7−8

Full HD
High Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 7−8
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 7−8
Battlefield 5 7−8
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 7−8
Cyberpunk 2077 7−8
Far Cry 5 7−8
Far Cry New Dawn 7−8
Forza Horizon 4 7−8
Hitman 3 7−8
Horizon Zero Dawn 7−8
Metro Exodus 7−8
Red Dead Redemption 2 7−8
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 7−8
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 10
Watch Dogs: Legion 7−8

Full HD
Ultra Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 7−8
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 7−8
Battlefield 5 7−8
Cyberpunk 2077 7−8
Far Cry 5 7−8
Far Cry New Dawn 7−8
Forza Horizon 4 7−8
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 6
Watch Dogs: Legion 7−8

1440p
High Preset

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 7−8
Hitman 3 7−8
Horizon Zero Dawn 7−8
Metro Exodus 7−8
Red Dead Redemption 2 7−8
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 7−8

1440p
Ultra Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 7−8
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 7−8
Battlefield 5 7−8
Cyberpunk 2077 7−8
Far Cry 5 7−8
Far Cry New Dawn 7−8
Forza Horizon 4 7−8
Watch Dogs: Legion 7−8

4K
High Preset

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 7−8
Hitman 3 7−8
Horizon Zero Dawn 7−8
Metro Exodus 7−8
Red Dead Redemption 2 7−8
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 7−8
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 7−8

4K
Ultra Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 7−8
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 7−8
Battlefield 5 7−8
Cyberpunk 2077 7−8
Far Cry 5 7−8
Far Cry New Dawn 7−8
Forza Horizon 4 7−8
Watch Dogs: Legion 7−8

Relative perfomance

Overall Radeon R7 512 Cores (Kaveri Desktop) performance compared to nearest competitors among desktop video cards.


AMD Radeon R7 512 Cores (Kaveri Desktop) 100

NVIDIA equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Radeon R7 512 Cores (Kaveri Desktop) from NVIDIA is GeForce 945A, which is slower by 2% and lower by 6 positions in our rating.

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