ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4530

The ATI Mobilty Radeon HD 4530 by AMD is a DirectX 10.1 low-end notebook graphics adapter. Technically it lies between Mobility Radeon 4330 and 4570 (only the clock rate differentiates them).

The gaming performance of the ATI Mobility Radeon HD4530 lies under the desktop 4350 and therefore DirecX 9 games should run fluent in medium detail settings. Demanding games like Crysis can only be played in low detail settings.

The Mobility HD 4530 is based on the RV710 chip and features 80 stream processors (16 5-dimensional shader cores). These cores do the graphic work of the shader- and pixel pipelines of older GPUs. The stream processors are also called ALUs and are grouped in five-way VLIW units. Each of the five instructions of a VLIW bundle has to be independent from the others and therefore the performance depends on the optimization of the driver.

A speciality of the Radeon HD 4530 is the possibility to use ordinary DDR2 and DDR3 graphic memory (as a cheaper alternative to GDDR3). However, cards that use that kind of memory will be slower than others equipped with GDDR RAM (because of the different bandwidth 16 versus 32 bit).

The Mobility Radeon HD 4530 includes the Avivo HD called video technology including an onboard soundchip for 7.1 sound output over HDMI or DisplayPort and the 2nd generation UVD (Unified Video Decoder). This UVD 2 supports full bitstream decoding of H.264/MPEG-4 AVC and VC-1 streams. In addition to this, it also supports dual video stream decoding and Picture-in Picture mode which makes the UVD full BD-Live compliant. Simplified, the Avivo HD technology handles all video tasks and enables the GPU to decode HD videos.

AMD published a current consumtion of about 8-12 Watt for the HD 4530. Still it is unclear if this value represents the chip alone or the whole mxm board including the memory (which would include about 5 Watt).

Compared to the desktop ATI Radeon HD 4350, the mobile 4530 features a slower core clock (600 versus 500) but can have a higher memory clock. Therefore, the performance should be more or less comparable (the mobile card will be a bit slower).

Mobility Radeon HD 4300/4500 Series

Mobility Radeon HD 4570

80 @ 680 MHz64 Bit @ 800 MHz

Mobility Radeon HD 4550

80 @ 550 MHz64 Bit @ 700 MHz
Mobility Radeon HD 4530 80 @ 500 MHz64 Bit @ 700 MHz

Mobility Radeon HD 4350

80 @ 450 MHz64 Bit @ 600 MHz
ArchitectureTerascale 1
Pipelines80 - unified
Core Speed *500 MHz
Memory Speed *700 MHz
Memory Bus Width64 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR3, DDR2, DDR3
Shared Memoryno
DirectXDirectX 10.1, Shader 4.1
Transistors242 Million
technology55 nm
FeaturesOpenGL 2.0, PCI-E 2.0 x16, Powerplay, DisplayPort support up to 2560x1600, HDMI support up to 1920x1080 (both with 7.1 AC3 Audio), 1x Dual-Link/Single-Link DVI, 1x Single-Link DVI Support (all display ports have to be supported by the laptop manufacturer)
Date of Announcement09.01.2009
Link to Manufacturer Page
* The specified clock rates are only guidelines for the manufacturer and can be altered by them.


3DMark Vantage - P GPU no PhysX 1280x1024
min: 560      avg: 560 (1%)     median: 560 (1%)     max: 560 Points
3DMark Vantage - P Result no PhysX 1280x1024
min: 708      avg: 708 (1%)     median: 708 (1%)     max: 708 Points
3DMark 06
min: 1638      avg: 2752 (7%)     median: 3058 (8%)     max: 3254 Points
3DMark 05 - Standard 1024x768
min: 6064      avg: 6140.5 (17%)     median: 6140.5 (17%)     max: 6217 Points
Cinebench R10 - Shading 32Bit
min: 2667      avg: 3252.3 (22%)     median: 3441 (24%)     max: 3649 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.

F.E.A.R. 2
low 800x600
79.8  fps      Compare
med. 1024x768
29.7  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
Call of Duty 4 - Modern Warfare
low 800x600
73.3  fps      Compare
med. 1024x768
30.6  fps      Compare
high 1280x1024
20.9  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
Crysis - GPU Benchmark
low 1024x768
44.9  fps      Compare
med. 1024x768
18.3  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
Crysis - CPU Benchmark
low 1024x768
44.3  fps      Compare
med. 1024x768
14.4  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
World of Warcraft
low 800x600
137.9  fps      Compare
med. 1024x768
45.7  fps      Compare
high 1280x1024
11  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings med..
Doom 3

Doom 3

low 640x480
57.6  fps      Compare
med. 640x480
57.4  fps      Compare
high 800x600
57.4  fps      Compare
ultra 1024x768
52.8  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.

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

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Notebook reviews with ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4530 graphics card

HP Pavilion dv6-1199eg: AMD Turion X2 RM-75, 15.6", 2.9 kg
  Review » Review HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook

Dell Studio 1458: Intel Core i5 430M, 14.0", 2.4 kg
  External Review » Dell Studio 1458

HP Pavilion dv6-1130sa : Intel Pentium Dual Core T4200, 15.6", 3.2 kg
  External Review » HP Pavilion dv6-1130sa

HP Pavilion dv6-1149eg : Intel Pentium Dual Core T4200, 15.6", 3.2 kg
  External Review » HP Pavilion dv6-1149eg

HP Pavilion dv6-1199eg: AMD Turion X2 RM-75, 15.6", 2.9 kg
  External Review » HP Pavilion dv6-1199eg

HP Pavilion dv6-1225ef: AMD Turion X2 RM-75, 15.6", 3 kg
  External Review » HP Pavilion dv6-1225ef

HP Pavilion dv6-1240ea : Intel Core 2 Duo T6500, 15.6", 2.9 kg
  External Review » HP Pavilion dv6-1240ea

HP Pavilion dv6-2010sg: AMD Athlon II M300, 15.6", 2.9 kg
  External Review » HP Pavilion dv6-2010sg

HP Pavilion dv6-2113sa: AMD Turion II Ultra M620, 15.6", 3 kg
  External Review » HP Pavilion dv6-2113sa

HP Pavilion dv6t: Intel Core 2 Duo T6600, 16.0", 3 kg
  External Review » HP Pavilion dv6t

HP Pavilion dv7-2045ea: AMD Turion X2 Ultra ZM-84, 17.3", 3.5 kg
  External Review » HP Pavilion dv7-2045ea

HP Pavilion dv7-2215SA: Intel Pentium Dual Core T4300, 17.3", 3.6 kg
  External Review » HP Pavilion dv7-2215SA

HP Probook 4321s: Intel Core i5 520M, 13.3", 2.2 kg
  External Review » HP Probook 4321s

HP ProBook 4720s: Intel Core i5 430M, 17.3", 3.1 kg
  External Review » HP ProBook 4720s

Medion S5611: Intel Celeron Dual-Core SU2300, 15.6", 2.2 kg
  External Review » Medion S5611

Medion S5612: Intel Pentium Dual Core SU4100, 15.6", 2.3 kg
  External Review » Medion Akoya S5612

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Class 1
GeForce GTX 590
GeForce GTX 580
Radeon HD 6970
GeForce GTX 570
GeForce GTX 560 Ti
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 930M
GeForce GTS 450
Radeon HD 4850
Class 3
Radeon HD 5670
GeForce GT 240
Radeon R6 M255DX
GeForce GT 430
Radeon HD 5570
GeForce GT 220
Mali-T760 MP8
Adreno 430
Radeon HD 6450 GDDR5
Class 4
Mali-T760 MP6
HD Graphics (Cherry Trail) *
Class 5
Radeon HD 4350
GeForce G 107M *
PowerVR GX6250
Chrome9HD *
Mali-T628 MP4
Adreno 405 *
Class 6
Mali-T760 MP2
unknown *

* Approximate position of the graphics adapter

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