Radeon HD 8730A 

Released April, 2013
  • 650 MHz
  • 1 GB DDR3

The A8-4500M takes a pretty major chunk out of the GPU (one third of the GPU cores are gone along with a slight drop in maximum clock speed) while maintaining roughly 80% of the CPU performance, so it can fit into slightly cheaper laptops but will likely drop gaming performance from “moderate” to “light.
by Jarred-Walton (May, 2012)
But, with some precise system setup, we think we have found at least one example where the output on the screen in the viewport (companion monitor) can, in fact, match the experience of the HMD.
by Ryan-Shrout (Apr, 2016)

Features Key features of the Radeon HD 8730A

memory bandwidth Rate at which data can be read from or stored in onboard memory

Radeon HD 8730A
32 GB/s
GeForce GTX 1060
192.2 GB/s
Radeon HD 8730M
32 GB/s

pixel rate Number of pixels a graphics card can render to the screen every second

Radeon HD 8730A
5.6 GPixel/s
GeForce GTX 1060
67.4 GPixel/s
Radeon HD 8730M
5.6 GPixel/s

texture rate Speed at which a graphics card can perform texture mapping

Radeon HD 8730A
16.8 GTexel/s
GeForce GTX 1060
112.3 GTexel/s
Radeon HD 8730M
16.8 GTexel/s

floating point performance How fast the gpu can crunch numbers

Radeon HD 8730A
537.6 GFLOPS
GeForce GTX 1060
3,594 GFLOPS
Radeon HD 8730M
537.6 GFLOPS

shading units Subcomponents of the gpu, these run in parallel to enable fast pixel shading

Radeon HD 8730A

texture mapping units Built into each gpu, these resize and rotate bitmaps for texturing scenes

Radeon HD 8730A

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Specifications Full list of technical specs


GPU brand AMD
GPU name Mars
Market Laptop
Clock speed 650 MHz
Turbo clock speed 700 MHz
Is dual GPU No
Reference card None

raw performance

Shading units 384
Texture mapping units 24
Render output processors 8
Compute units 6
Pixel rate 5.6 GPixel/s
Texture rate 16.8 GTexel/s
Floating-point performance 537.6 GFLOPS


Memory clock speed 1,000 MHz
Effective memory clock speed 2,000 MHz
Memory bus 128 bit
Memory 1,024 MB
Memory type DDR3
Memory bandwidth 32 GB/s
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