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ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4570

The ATI Mobilty Radeon HD 4570 from AMD is a DirectX 10.1 lower to mid range notebook graphics adapter. Technically it is a faster clocked Mobility Radeon 4530/4330. The successor Mobility Radeon HD 5450 features the same performance at a lower power consumption and DirectX11 capabilities.

AMD specifies a slow 64 Bit memory bus, but some GPU-Z variants state a 128 Bit bus (this is an error in the GPU-Z database).

The gaming performance of the ATI Mobility Radeon HD4570 should be very similar to the desktop HD 4550 which features similar specifications. Modern and demanding games of 2009 like COD MW 2 or Risen only run in low details and resolutions fluently. Some may not even run fluently at all (e.g. Crysis and NFS Shift depending on the CPU). Older or less demanding games like Left 4 Dead should even run in high detail settings. More information can be found in the gaming benchmark section below.

The Mobility HD 4570 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 4570 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.

The Mobility Radeon HD 4570 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 power consumtion of about 12-15 Watt for the HD 4570. 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 4550, the mobile 4570 features a higher core clock (680 versus 600) and therefore performs a bit better than the desktop 4550 (if the notebook manufacturer uses GDDR3 memory).

ManufacturerATI
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
CodenameM92-XT
ArchitectureTerascale 1
Pipelines80 - unified
Core Speed *680 MHz
Memory Speed *800 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 Pagehttp://ati.amd.com/products/MobilityRade...
* The specified clock rates are only guidelines for the manufacturer and can be altered by them.

Benchmarks

3DMark Vantage - P GPU no PhysX 1280x1024
0% 100%
min: 637      avg: 852.7 (2%)     median: 916 (2%)     max: 935 Points
3DMark Vantage - P Result no PhysX 1280x1024
0% 100%
min: 805      avg: 1081.8 (2%)     median: 1151 (2%)     max: 1175 Points
3DMark 06
0% 100%
min: 2654      avg: 3475.4 (9%)     median: 3556.5 (9%)     max: 4593 Points
3DMark 05 - Standard 1024x768
0% 100%
min: 5638      avg: 6754.6 (18%)     median: 6843 (19%)     max: 8017 Points
3DMark 03 - Standard 1024x768
0% 100%
min: 7546      avg: 9407.5 (6%)     median: 8626 (6%)     max: 11627 Points
3DMark 2001SE - Standard 1024x768
0% 100%
min: 11199      avg: 16655.6 (27%)     median: 17062 (28%)     max: 22883 Points
PCMark Vantage - Gaming Score 1024x768
0% 100%
min: 2322      avg: 3644.4 (14%)     median: 3313 (13%)     max: 5145 Points
SPEC Viewperf 10.0 - 3ds Max 1280x1024
0% 100%
min: 7.64      avg: 7.8 (16%)     median: 7.8 (16%)     max: 7.93 fps
SPEC Viewperf 10.0 - Catia 1280x1024
0% 100%
min: 7.05      avg: 7.8 (16%)     median: 7.8 (16%)     max: 8.54 fps
SPEC Viewperf 10.0 - EnSight 1280x1024
0% 100%
min: 7.7      avg: 8.4 (18%)     median: 8.4 (18%)     max: 9.02 fps
SPEC Viewperf 10.0 - Maya 1280x1024
0% 100%
min: 11.5      avg: 12.6 (7%)     median: 12.6 (7%)     max: 13.73 fps
SPEC Viewperf 10.0 - Pro/Engeneer 1280x1024
0% 100%
min: 5.2      avg: 6 (12%)     median: 6 (12%)     max: 6.79 fps
SPEC Viewperf 10.0 - SolidWorks 1280x1024
0% 100%
min: 10.87      avg: 12.3 (18%)     median: 12.3 (18%)     max: 13.67 fps
SPEC Viewperf 10.0 - UGS Teamcenter 1280x1024
0% 100%
min: 2.59      avg: 2.8 (7%)     median: 2.8 (7%)     max: 2.97 fps
SPEC Viewperf 10.0 - UGS NX 1280x1024
0% 100%
min: 5.25      avg: 6.4 (13%)     median: 6.4 (13%)     max: 7.64 fps
Cinebench R10 - Shading 32Bit
0% 100%
min: 2486      avg: 3623.2 (25%)     median: 3689 (25%)     max: 4618 Points
Windows 7 Experience Index - Gaming graphics
0% 100%
min: 5.9      avg: 6.1 (77%)     median: 6.1 (77%)     max: 6.3 points
Windows 7 Experience Index - Graphics
0% 100%
min: 4.1      avg: 4.5 (57%)     median: 4.6 (58%)     max: 4.9 points
Windows Vista Experience Index - GPU
0% 100%
min: 4.1      avg: 4.7 (69%)     median: 4.9 (72%)     max: 5 Points
Windows Vista Experience Index - GPU Games
0% 100%
min: 4.8      avg: 5.1 (75%)     median: 5.2 (76%)     max: 5.3 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.

CoD Modern Warfare 2
low 800x600
78.7 82.8 ~ 81 fps      Compare
med. 1024x768
18.8 20.6 ~ 20 fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
Risen

Risen

2009
low 800x600
37.2 42.8 ~ 40 fps      Compare
med. 1024x768
16.8 19.8 ~ 18 fps      Compare
high 1366x768
10.7  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
Need for Speed Shift
low 800x600
27.9 32.7 ~ 30 fps      Compare
med. 1024x768
15 21.3 ~ 18 fps      Compare
high 1366x768
11.7  fps      Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Colin McRae: DIRT 2
low 800x600
41.4  fps      Compare
med. 1024x768
25.6  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
Anno 1404

Anno 1404

2009
low 1024x768
50.9 77.1 96.5 ~ 75 fps      Compare
ultra 1280x1024
8 11 ~ 10 fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
Sims 3

Sims 3

2009
low 800x600
133.5 232.8 ~ 183 fps      Compare
med. 1024x768
33.8 59.1 ~ 46 fps      Compare
high 1280x1024
32.1  fps      Compare
» With most tested laptops playable in detail settings med..
F.E.A.R. 2
low 800x600
58.2 69.3 75.6 89.3 117.4 124.8 ~ 89 fps      Compare
med. 1024x768
28.9 30.8 31.7 35.2 35.8 36.5 43.6 ~ 35 fps      Compare
high 1280x1024
15.2 22.4 ~ 19 fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
Left 4 Dead
low 640x480
94.3  fps      Compare
high 1024x768
48.3  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings high.
Racedriver: GRID
low 800x600
63.4 64.8 67.1 71.9 77.7 ~ 69 fps      Compare
med. 1024x768
28.4 34.4 34.5 34.7 35 ~ 33 fps      Compare
high 1280x1024
18.5  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
Call of Duty 4 - Modern Warfare
low 800x600
63.4 64.1 103.8 170.5 ~ 100 fps      Compare
med. 1024x768
28.4 30.5 36.7 37.1 43.6 ~ 35 fps      Compare
high 1280x1024
24.1 30.2 ~ 27 fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
Supreme Commander - FA Bench
med. 1024x768
18.5  fps      Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Crysis - GPU Benchmark
low 1024x768
29.4 42.3 ~ 36 fps      Compare
med. 1024x768
21.1 22.7 ~ 22 fps      Compare
high 1024x768
11.9  fps      Compare
» With most tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
Crysis - CPU Benchmark
low 1024x768
33.2 41.4 ~ 37 fps      Compare
med. 1024x768
17.2 19.4 ~ 18 fps      Compare
high 1024x768
9.4  fps      Compare
» With most tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
World in Conflict - Benchmark
med. 1024x768
22  fps      Compare
high 1024x768
10  fps      Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
The Elder Scrolls IV - Oblivion
high 1280x800
40.5  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings high.
F.E.A.R.

F.E.A.R.

2005
low 640x480
144 171 ~ 158 fps      Compare
med. 800x600
66 68 ~ 67 fps      Compare
high 1024x768
23 35 ~ 29 fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings med..
World of Warcraft
low 800x600
121.5 185 209.7 ~ 172 fps      Compare
med. 1024x768
47.2 52 56.9 57.5 ~ 53 fps      Compare