AMD Radeon HD 6290

The AMD Radeon HD 6290 (or sometimes also called ATI Mobility Radeon HD 6290) is an integrated graphics card in some Ontario netbook processors (e.g., C-60). 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. Compared to the slower HD 6250, the 6290 features Turbo Core to overclock automatically to 400MHz.

The 3D performance of the HD 6290 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. Only very old and low demanding games run fluent in low-medium detail settings (e.g. Half Life 2). Even non demanding games like Trackmania Nations Forever can only be played in low details. However, compared to the integrated graphics card in Atom processors (GMA 3150), the HD 6290 clearly wins.

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 6290 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 - 400 MHz
Shader Speed *280 - 400 MHz
Shared Memoryyes
DirectXDirectX 11, Shader 5.0
technology40 nm
FeaturesDirectX 11, UVD3, Turbo Core 400MHz
Date of Announcement01.07.2011
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 11 - Performance 1280x720
0% 100%
min: 200      avg: 200 (2%)     median: 200 (2%)     max: 200 points
3DMark 11 - Performance GPU 1280x720
0% 100%
min: 179      avg: 179 (1%)     median: 179 (1%)     max: 179 points
3DMark Vantage - P Result no PhysX 1280x1024
0% 100%
min: 466      avg: 497 (1%)     median: 497 (1%)     max: 528 Points
3DMark Vantage - P GPU no PhysX 1280x1024
0% 100%
min: 386      avg: 414 (1%)     median: 414 (1%)     max: 442 Points
3DMark 06
0% 100%
min: 1431      avg: 1596.8 (5%)     median: 1576 (5%)     max: 1804 Points
3DMark 03 - Standard 1024x768
0% 100%
min: 4102      avg: 4312 (3%)     median: 4390 (3%)     max: 4444 Points
Unigine Heaven 2.1 - high, Tesselation (normal), DirectX11 1280x1024
0% 100%
min: 1      avg: 1 (1%)     median: 1 (1%)     max: 1 fps
PCMark Vantage - Gaming Score 1024x768
0% 100%
min: 1255      avg: 1443.5 (6%)     median: 1443.5 (6%)     max: 1632 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - OpenGL 64Bit
0% 100%
min: 5.01      avg: 5.1 (5%)     median: 5.1 (5%)     max: 5.11 Points
Cinebench R10 - Shading 32Bit
0% 100%
min: 1129      avg: 1174 (10%)     median: 1174 (10%)     max: 1219 Points
Windows 7 Experience Index - Graphics
0% 100%
min: 3.9      avg: 4 (51%)     median: 4 (51%)     max: 4.1 points
Windows 7 Experience Index - Gaming graphics
0% 100%
min: 4      avg: 4.8 (61%)     median: 4.9 (61%)     max: 5.6 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.

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
low:
8  fps      Compare
med.:
5.6  fps      Compare
high:
4.4  fps      Compare
ultra:
2.1  fps      Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Fifa 12
Fifa 12 (2011)
low:
18  fps      Compare
med.:
11.1  fps      Compare
high:
5.6  fps      Compare
ultra:
5.1  fps      Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
F1 2011
F1 2011 (2011)
low:
12  fps      Compare
med.:
12  fps      Compare
high:
12  fps      Compare
ultra:
12 (!)  fps      Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Dirt 3
Dirt 3 (2011)
low:
15.9  fps      Compare
med.:
12.6  fps      Compare
high:
12.6  fps      Compare
ultra:
-1  fps      Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Total War: Shogun 2
Total War: Shogun 2 (2011)
low:
18.8  fps      Compare
med.:
-1 (!)  fps      Compare
ultra:
-1 (!)  fps      Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Call of Duty: Black Ops
low:
6.1  fps      Compare
med.:
4.8  fps      Compare
high:
4.5 4.5 ~ 5 fps      Compare
ultra:
2.3  fps      Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Fifa 11
Fifa 11 (2010)
low:
38 (!)  fps      Compare
ultra:
13.2  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
Mafia 2
Mafia 2 (2010)
low:
4.9  fps      Compare
med.:
4.8  fps      Compare
high:
4.6  fps      Compare
ultra:
2.9  fps      Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Battlefield: Bad Company 2
low:
9  fps      Compare
med.:
7.2  fps      Compare
high:
5.5  fps      Compare
ultra:
2.6  fps      Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Trackmania Nations Forever
Trackmania Nations Forever (2008)
low:
30.7  fps      Compare
high:
7.9  fps      Compare
ultra:
5  fps      Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
World of Warcraft
World of Warcraft (2005)
low:
47  fps      Compare
med.:
23  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 6290 graphics card

Acer Aspire One 722-C62kk: AMD C-Series C-60, 11.6", 1.4 kg
  Review » Review Acer Aspire One 722-C62kk Notebook

Acer Aspire One 725: AMD C-Series C-60, 11.6", 1.2 kg
  Review » Review Acer Aspire One 725 Notebook

Acer Aspire One 722-0828: AMD C-Series C-60, 11.6", 1.4 kg
  External Review » Acer Aspire One 722-0828

Acer Aspire One 722-C68kk: AMD C-Series C-60, 11.6", 1.4 kg
  External Review » Acer Aspire One 722-C68kk

Acer Aspire One 725: AMD C-Series C-60, 11.6", 1.2 kg
  External Review » Acer Aspire One 725

Acer Aspire One 725-C62kk: AMD C-Series C-60, 11.6", 1.2 kg
  External Review » Acer Aspire One 725-C62kk

Acer Aspire One 725-C7Skk: AMD C-Series C-70, 11.6", 1.2 kg
  External Review » Acer Aspire One 725-C7Skk

Asus X55U-SX008H: AMD C-Series C-60, 15.6", 2.4 kg
  External Review » Asus X55U-SX008H

Toshiba NB550D-11D: AMD C-Series C-60, 10.1", 1.3 kg
  External Review » Toshiba NB550D-11D

» 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: 2013-01-17)