VII vs R5 M230 Rebrand

General info

Comparison of graphics card architecture, market segment, value for money and other general parameters.

Place in our rating
 
not rated
Value for money (0-100)
2.62
 
no data
Architecture
Vega
 
GCN 1.0
GPU code name
Vega 20
 
Sun
Market segment
Desktop
 
Desktop
Launch date
7 February 2019 (2 years ago)
 
1 March 2013 (8 years ago)
Launch price (MSRP)
$699
 
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Price now
$136
 
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Technical specs

General performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU core clock speeds, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider their benchmark and gaming test results.

Pipelines / CUDA cores
3840
 
320
Core clock speed
1400 MHz
 
750 MHz
Boost clock
1750 MHz
 
825 MHz
Number of transistors
13,230 million
 
690 million
Manufacturing process technology
7 nm
 
28 nm
Thermal design power (TDP)
295 Watt
 
no data
Texture fill rate
420.0
 
16.50
Floating-point performance
no data
 
528.0 gflops

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on compatibility with other computer components. Useful when choosing a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. For desktop video cards it's interface and bus (motherboard compatibility), additional power connectors (power supply compatibility).

Interface
PCIe 3.0 x16
 
PCIe 3.0 x8
Length
305 mm
 
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Supplementary power connectors
2x 8-pin
 
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Memory

Parameters of memory installed: 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
HBM2
 
DDR3
Maximum RAM amount
16 GB
 
2 GB
Memory bus width
4096 Bit
 
64 Bit
Memory clock speed
1000 MHz
 
1800 MHz
Memory bandwidth
1024 GB/s
 
14.4 GB/s

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on the reviewed GPUs. As a rule, data in this section is precise only for desktop reference ones. OEM manufacturers may change the number and type of output ports, while for notebook cards availability of certain video outputs ports depends on the laptop model rather than on the card itself.

Display Connectors
1x HDMI, 3x DisplayPort
 
No outputs
HDMI
+
 
-

API support

APIs supported, including particular versions of those APIs.

DirectX
12 (12_1)
 
12 (11_1)
Shader Model
6.4
 
5.1
OpenGL
4.6
 
4.6
OpenCL
2.0
 
1.2
Vulkan
1.2.131
 
1.2.131

Advantages of AMD Radeon VII

Much newer (7 February 2019 vs 1 March 2013)

Wider memory bus (4096 vs 64 bit)

More pipelines (3840 vs 320)

Higher memory bandwidth (1024 vs 14.4 GB/s)

Finer manufacturing process technology (7 vs 28 nm)

Advantages of AMD Radeon R5 M230 Rebrand

We are unaware of any advantages of AMD Radeon R5 M230 Rebrand over AMD Radeon VII.

So, VII or R5 M230 Rebrand?

Technical City couldn't decide between AMD Radeon VII and AMD Radeon R5 M230 Rebrand. We've got no test results to judge.

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