Radeon R5 A230 

Released January, 2014
  • 780 MHz
  • 4 GB DDR3

It can handle most games at 1920x1080 using low detail settings, and more demanding games are still playable at 1680x1050 or 1280x720.
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Features Key features of the Radeon R5 A230

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

Radeon R5 A230
16 GB/s
Radeon HD 6470M
12.8 GB/s
Radeon R5 M230
16 GB/s

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

Radeon R5 A230
6.84 GPixel/s
Radeon HD 6470M
2.8 GPixel/s
Radeon R5 M230
6.84 GPixel/s

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

Radeon R5 A230
17.1 GTexel/s
Radeon HD 6470M
5.6 GTexel/s
Radeon R5 M230
17.1 GTexel/s

floating point performance How fast the gpu can crunch numbers

Radeon R5 A230
547.2 GFLOPS
Radeon HD 6470M
Radeon R5 M230
547.2 GFLOPS

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

Radeon R5 A230

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

Radeon R5 A230

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If it's for both the GPU and display, I would still wait.
If you can wait it out, I would really suggest you do as it's not only going to be great when it comes to new GPUs - but the older video cards should drop in price, too.
My current system is a 2500k and GTX 670, so the upgrade bug is biting hard, but i can also wait, as the Rift and the HTC Vibe wont really be widely available until the Summer.
On the other hand, if you needed to (or anyone else reading this) buy something now, then the price drop on the R9 Nano has been a great thing, and good timing.
That’s simple, with the program running and the realtime graph disabled (it polls NvAPI constantly adding noise to the mass of API calls).
What it contains is a full account of the process of creating an overclocking tool beyond the constraints of common utilities such as MSI Afterburner.
Another bit of information from that AMD video is that Project Quantum is using what looks like an external power supply.
Interestingly AMD has switched out the power and USB 3.0 headers with right angle models and removed the blue ASRock heatsinks covering the VRMs and PCH.

Specifications Full list of technical specs


GPU brand AMD
GPU name Jet
Market Laptop
Clock speed 780 MHz
Turbo clock speed 855 MHz
Is dual GPU No
Reference card None

raw performance

Shading units 320
Texture mapping units 20
Render output processors 8
Compute units 5
Pixel rate 6.84 GPixel/s
Texture rate 17.1 GTexel/s
Floating-point performance 547.2 GFLOPS


Memory clock speed 1,000 MHz
Effective memory clock speed 2,000 MHz
Memory bus 64 bit
Memory 4,096 MB
Memory type DDR3
Memory bandwidth 16 GB/s
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