AMD’s Radeon R7 M445 is aimed for the entry-level notebooks and can be used for general multimedia and light gaming. The GPU is based on the Meso core on the 28 nm node, but unlike the higher-end R7 M460, the M445’s shaders are limited to 320 (maximum of 384). Along with the 320 shaders, the GPU offers 8 ROPs and 20 TMUs. The GPU itself operates at relatively low frequencies – 780 – 960 MHz.
The memory setup consists of 2 or 4GB of GDDR5 memory clocked at 1000 MHz and it’s connected to the graphics processor using a 64-bit interface. All of this makes up for a performance identical to the refreshed NVIDIA GeForce 940MX GPU but the variant with DDR3 memory. If the 940MX is equipped with the beneficial GDDR5 VRAM, it should outperform the R7 M445 by 30-40%.
AMD Radeon R7 M445 (2GB GDDR5) - technical specifications
|Manufacturing Process||28 nm|
|Base frequency||780 MHz|
|Memory Frequency||1000 MHz|
|Memory bandwith||32 GB/sec|
|Date of release||15 May 2016|
|Maximum frequency||920 MHz|
|Memory Capacity||2 GB|
|Memory bus||64 bits|
|Supported technologies||DirectX 12, OenGL 4.5, OpenCL 2.0|