AMD Radeon R7 (Kaveri): specs and benchmarks

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AMD Radeon R7 (Kaveri)
Radeon R7 (Kaveri)
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  • Core clock speed 553
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Year of release 2014
Performance 3.18

Summary

AMD started Radeon R7 (Kaveri) sales 4 June 2014. This is GCN 1.1 architecture notebook card based on 28 nm manufacturing process and primarily aimed at office use.

It provides poor gaming and benchmark performance at

3.18%

of a leader's which is NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti.

General info

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

Place in performance rating702
Value for money0.93
ArchitectureGCN 1.1
GPU code nameKaveri
Market segmentLaptop
Release date4 June 2014 (7 years ago)
Price now$135 of 12999 (Quadro GV100)
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Technical specs

Radeon R7 (Kaveri)'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 (Kaveri)'s performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.

Pipelines / CUDA cores512of 15360 (Radeon RX 7900 XT)
Core clock speed553 MHzof 2233 (Playstation 5 GPU)
Boost clock speed686 MHzof 2903 (Radeon Pro W6600)
Number of transistors2410 Millionof 14400 (GeForce GTX 1080 SLI Mobile)
Manufacturing process technology28 nmof 5 (Apple M1 GPU)

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on Radeon R7 (Kaveri)'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.

Laptop sizemedium sized

Memory

Parameters of memory installed on Radeon R7 (Kaveri): 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 width64/128 Bitof 8192 (Radeon Instinct MI250X)
Shared memory+

API support

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

DirectXDirectX 12 (FL 12_0), Shader 5.0

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmark performance of Radeon R7 (Kaveri). 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 (Kaveri) 3.18
  • 3DMark Cloud Gate GPU
  • 3DMark Fire Strike Score
  • 3DMark Fire Strike Graphics
  • 3DMark 11 Performance GPU
  • 3DMark Vantage Performance

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 (Kaveri) 6544
R7 (Kaveri) 1039

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 (Kaveri) 851

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 (Kaveri) 1734

3DMark Vantage is an outdated DirectX 10 benchmark using 1280x1024 screen resolution. It taxes the graphics card with two scenes, one depicting a girl escaping some militarized base located within a sea cave, the other displaying a space fleet attack on a defenseless planet. It was discontinued in April 2017, and Time Spy benchmark is now recommended to be used instead.

R7 (Kaveri) 4483

Game benchmarks

Let's see how good Radeon R7 (Kaveri) 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 games across different resolutions:

1080p14

1920x1080
High Preset

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 8

Relative perfomance

Overall Radeon R7 (Kaveri) performance compared to nearest competitors among notebook video cards.


NVIDIA equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Radeon R7 (Kaveri) from NVIDIA is GeForce GT 730M, which is slower by 1% and lower by 1 position in our rating.

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User rating

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