AMD Radeon HD 6250

The AMD Radeon HD 6250 (or sometimes also called ATI Mobility Radeon HD 6250) is an integrated graphics card in the Ontario netbook processors (e.g., C-50 and C-30). It is based on the same graphics core as the ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4330 but without any dedicated memory. Furthermore, it features the newer UVD3 video processor.

The 3D performance of the HD 6250 is located in the low end above the integrated chipset graphics card of the 880M chipset (e.g. Radeon HD 4250). Due to the slow processor, the gaming is however very restricted. In our tests only very old games ran fluent in medium detail settings (e.g. Half Life 2). Even non demanding games like Trackmania Nations Forever ran in our tests with a C-50 APU only in low settings. Modern games like Starcraft 2 or Battlefield Bad Company 2 are unplayable.

The new UVD3 video decoder allows the decoding of HD videos using the graphics card. It allows the parallel decoding of two MPEG2, H.264 and VC-1 streams and therefore compatible to BD-Live. Furthermore, the new UVD3 also supports DivX, Xvid and MPEG4 Part 2 decoding. Blu-Ray 3D via MCV (Multiview Video Coding) of the UVD3 is not supported due to the low processing power.

The power consumption of the HD 6250 is quite low as it is directly integrated in the processor. The whole processor containing northbridge parts, a memory controller and the gpu is specified with 9 Watt TDP.

ManufacturerAMD
Brazos Series

Radeon HD 7340

80 @ 523 - 680MHz? Bit

Radeon HD 6320

80 @ 500-600MHz? Bit

Radeon HD 7310

80 @ 500MHz? Bit

Radeon HD 6310

80 @ 500MHz? Bit

Radeon HD 7290

80 @ 280 - 400MHz? Bit

Radeon HD 6290

80 @ 280 - 400MHz? Bit
Radeon HD 6250 80 @ 280MHz? Bit
CodenameZacate
ArchitectureTerascale 2
Pipelines80 - unified
Core Speed *280 MHz
Shader Speed *280 MHz
Shared Memoryyes
DirectXDirectX 11, Shader 5.0
technology40 nm
FeaturesDirectX 11, UVD3
Date of Announcement16.11.2010
Link to Manufacturer Pagehttp://www.amd.com/us/products/notebook/...
* The specified clock rates are only guidelines for the manufacturer and can be altered by them.

Benchmarks

3DMark (2013) - Ice Storm Standard Graphics 1280x720
0% 100%
min: 12199      avg: 12199 (4%)     median: 12199 (4%)     max: 12199 Points
3DMark (2013) - Cloud Gate Standard Graphics 1280x720
0% 100%
min: 1091      avg: 1091 (1%)     median: 1091 (1%)     max: 1091 Points
ComputeMark v2.1 - Normal, Score 1024x600
0% 100%
min: 160      avg: 160 (3%)     median: 160 (3%)     max: 160 Points
LuxMark v2.0 64Bit - Sala Scene, OpenCL GPUs-only
0% 100%
min: 27      avg: 27 (1%)     median: 27 (1%)     max: 27 Samples/s
LuxMark v2.0 64Bit - Room Scene, OpenCL GPUs-only
0% 100%
min: 16      avg: 16 (1%)     median: 16 (1%)     max: 16 Samples/s
3DMark 11 - Performance 1280x720
0% 100%
min: 186      avg: 188.7 (1%)     median: 188.5 (1%)     max: 192 points
3DMark 11 - Performance GPU 1280x720
0% 100%
min: 167      avg: 171.8 (1%)     median: 172 (1%)     max: 175 points
3DMark Vantage - P Result no PhysX 1280x1024
0% 100%
min: 405      avg: 438 (1%)     median: 422 (1%)     max: 560 Points
3DMark Vantage - P GPU no PhysX 1280x1024
0% 100%
min: 336      avg: 363 (1%)     median: 346 (1%)     max: 477 Points
3DMark 06
0% 100%
min: 1399      avg: 1548.6 (5%)     median: 1480 (5%)     max: 1769 Points
3DMark 05 - Standard 1024x768
0% 100%
min: 2487      avg: 2621.8 (7%)     median: 2654.5 (7%)     max: 2691 Points
3DMark 03 - Standard 1024x768
0% 100%
min: 4209      avg: 4250.3 (3%)     median: 4257 (3%)     max: 4278 Points
3DMark 2001SE - Standard 1024x768
0% 100%
min: 6154      avg: 6640 (11%)     median: 6589.5 (11%)     max: 7266 Points
Unigine Heaven 2.1 - high, Tesselation (normal), DirectX11 1280x1024
0% 100%
min: 2.5      avg: 2.5 (2%)     median: 2.5 (2%)     max: 2.5 fps
PCMark Vantage - Gaming Score 1024x768
0% 100%
min: 1335      avg: 1458.4 (6%)     median: 1393 (5%)     max: 1581 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - OpenGL 64Bit
0% 100%
min: 5      avg: 5 (5%)     median: 5 (5%)     max: 5.09 Points
Cinebench R10 - Shading 32Bit
0% 100%
min: 1186      avg: 1338.1 (11%)     median: 1372 (12%)     max: 1448 Points
Windows 7 Experience Index - Graphics
0% 100%
min: 4      avg: 4.1 (52%)     median: 4.1 (52%)     max: 4.2 points
Windows 7 Experience Index - Gaming graphics
0% 100%
min: 5.5      avg: 5.5 (70%)     median: 5.5 (70%)     max: 5.5 points
- Range of benchmark values for this graphics card
- Average benchmark values for this graphics card

Game Benchmarks

The following benchmarks stem from our benchmarks of review laptops. The performance depends on the used graphics memory, clock rate, processor, system settings, drivers, and operating systems. So the results don't have to be representative for all laptops with this GPU. For detailled information on the benchmark results, click on the fps number.

Anno 2070
Anno 2070 (2011)
low:
13  fps      Compare
med.:
5  fps      Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
StarCraft 2
StarCraft 2 (2010)
low:
12.5  fps      Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Battlefield: Bad Company 2
low:
8.8  fps      Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Risen
Risen (2009)
low:
15  fps      Compare
med.:
7  fps      Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Anno 1404
Anno 1404 (2009)
low:
17 28.9 ~ 23 fps      Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Sims 3
Sims 3 (2009)
low:
63  fps      Compare
med.:
18  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
Trackmania Nations Forever
Trackmania Nations Forever (2008)
low:
41.9  fps      Compare
high:
10.9  fps      Compare
ultra:
5.9  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
World in Conflict - Benchmark
World in Conflict - Benchmark (2007)
low:
19  fps      Compare
med.:
4  fps      Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Half Life 2 - Lost Coast Benchmark
Half Life 2 - Lost Coast Benchmark (2005)
high:
25.4  fps      Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
World of Warcraft
World of Warcraft (2005)
low:
40  fps      Compare
med.:
16.3  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.

For more games that might be playable and a list of all games and graphics cards visit our Gaming List

Notebook reviews with AMD Radeon HD 6250 graphics card

Acer Aspire One 522-C5Dkk: AMD C-Series C-50, 10.1", 1.2 kg
  Review » Review Acer Aspire One 522 Netbook

Acer Aspire One 722-C52kk: AMD C-Series C-50, 11.6", 1.4 kg
  Review » Review Acer Aspire One 722 Netbook

Acer Iconia Tab W500 Keydock: AMD C-Series C-50, 10.1", 1.6 kg
  Review » Review Acer Iconia Tab W500 Keydock Notebook

Asus Eee PC 1015B: AMD C-Series C-50, 10.1", 1.3 kg
  Review » Review Asus Eee PC 1015B Netbook

Asus Eee PC 1215B-SIV006M: AMD C-Series C-50, 12.1", 1.5 kg
  Review » Review Asus Eee PC 1215B Netbook

Fujitsu Stylistic Q572 Q5720M30A1DE: AMD Z-Series Z-60, 10.1", 0.8 kg
  Review » Review Fujitsu Stylistic Q572 Tablet

Lenovo E125-303522U: AMD C-Series C-50, 11.6", 1.4 kg
  Review » Lenovo E125-303522U Laptop Review

Toshiba NB550D-10H: AMD C-Series C-50, 10.1", 1.3 kg
  Review » Review Toshiba NB550D (AMD Fusion) Netbook

Acer Aspire One 522-BZ897: AMD C-Series C-50, 10.1", 1.2 kg
  External Review » Acer Aspire One 522-BZ897

Acer Aspire One 522-C58kk: AMD C-Series C-50, 10.1", 1.3 kg
  External Review » Acer Aspire One 522-C58kk

Acer Aspire One 522-C5Dkk: AMD C-Series C-50, 10.1", 1.2 kg
  External Review » Acer Aspire One 522

Acer Aspire One 722-BZ454: AMD C-Series C-50, 11.6", 1.4 kg
  External Review » Acer Aspire One 722-BZ454

Acer Aspire One 722-BZ480: AMD C-Series C-50, 11.6", 1.4 kg
  External Review » Acer Aspire One 722-BZ480

Acer Aspire One 722-BZ608: AMD C-Series C-50, 11.6", 1.4 kg
  External Review » Acer Aspire One 722-BZ608

Acer Aspire One 722-C52kk: AMD C-Series C-50, 11.6", 1.4 kg
  External Review » Acer Aspire One 722-C52kk

Acer Aspire One 722-C58KK : AMD C-Series C-60, 10.1", 1.3 kg
  External Review » Acer Aspire One 722-C58KK

Acer Iconia Tab W500: AMD C-Series C-50, 10.1", 1 kg
  External Review » Acer Iconia Tab W500

Asus Eee PC 1015B: AMD C-Series C-50, 10.1", 1.3 kg
  External Review » Asus Eee PC 1015B

Asus Eee PC 1015B-MU17: AMD C-Series C-30, 10.1", 1.3 kg
  External Review » Asus Eee PC 1015B-MU17

Asus Eee PC 1015B-WIO185: AMD C-Series C-50, 10.1", 1.3 kg
  External Review » Asus Eee PC 1015B-WIO185

Asus Eee PC 1015BX: AMD C-Series C-30, 10.1", 1.3 kg
  External Review » Asus Eee PC 1015BX

Asus Eee PC 1215B-BLK017M: AMD C-Series C-50, 12.1", 1.5 kg
  External Review » Asus Eee PC 1215B-BLK017M

Asus K53U-SX071V: AMD C-Series C-50, 15.6", 2.6 kg
  External Review » Asus K53U-SX071V

Lenovo E125-303522U: AMD C-Series C-50, 11.6", 1.4 kg
  External Review » Lenovo E125-303522U

MSI WindPad 110W: AMD Z-Series Z-01, 10.0", 0.9 kg
  External Review » MSI WindPad 110W

Toshiba NB550D: AMD C-Series C-30, 10.1", 1.3 kg
  External Review » Toshiba NB550D

Toshiba NB550D-105: AMD C-Series C-50, 10.1", 1.3 kg
  External Review » Toshiba NB550D-105

Toshiba NB550D-106: AMD C-Series C-50, 10.1", 1.3 kg
  External Review » Toshiba NB550D-106

Toshiba NB550D-109: AMD C-Series C-50, 10.1", 1.3 kg
  External Review » Toshiba NB550D-109

Toshiba NB550D-10G: AMD C-Series C-50, 10.1", 1.3 kg
  External Review » Toshiba NB550D-10G

Toshiba NB550D-10H: AMD C-Series C-50, 10.1", 1.3 kg
  External Review » Toshiba NB550D-10H

Toshiba Satellite L775D-S7340: AMD A-Series A6-3400M, 17.3", 2.8 kg
  External Review » Toshiba Satellite L775D-S7340

» Comparison of GPUs
Detailled list of all laptop GPUs with a short description. Classified and sorted by performance.

» Benchmark List
Sortable and restrainable list of all GPUs with benchmarks (e.g. 3DMarks).

» Notebook Gaming List
Which game can be played with my graphics card.

Class 1
GeForce GTX 590
GeForce GTX 580
Radeon HD 6970
GeForce GTX 570
GeForce GTX 560 Ti
Radeon HD 6870
Radeon HD 5850
Radeon HD 7770
Radeon HD 7770
GeForce GTX 460 768MB
Radeon HD 6790
Radeon HD 5770
GeForce GTX 550 Ti
Class 2
GeForce GTS 450
Radeon HD 4850
Class 3
Radeon HD 5670
GeForce GT 240
GeForce GT 430
Radeon HD 5570
GeForce GT 220
Radeon HD 6450 GDDR5
Class 4
Class 5
Radeon HD 4350
GeForce G 107M *
Chrome9HD *
PowerVR SGX554MP4 *
Mali-T604 *
Class 6
PowerVR SGX543MP4 *
Mali-T624 *
Mali-450 MP4 *
PowerVR SGX543MP3 *
PowerVR SGX543MP2 *
PowerVR SGX544 *
Adreno 225 *
GC4000 *
VideoCore-IV *
Adreno 220 *
Vivante GC1000+ Dual-Core
Mali-400 MP2 *
PowerVR SGX540 *
Adreno 205 *
GC800 *
PowerVR SGX535
PowerVR SGX531
PowerVR SGX530
Mali-200 *
unknown *

* Approximate position of the graphics adapter

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Author: Klaus Hinum (Update: 2013-01-16)