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

Radeon HD 6320

80 @ 500-600MHz

Radeon HD 7310

80 @ 500MHz

Radeon HD 6310

80 @ 500MHz

Radeon HD 7290

80 @ 280 - 400MHz
Radeon HD 6290 80 @ 280 - 400MHz

Radeon HD 6250

80 @ 280MHz
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 GPU 1280x720
0% 100%
min: 179      avg: 179 (1%)     median: 179 (1%)     max: 179 points
3DMark 11 - Performance 1280x720
0% 100%
min: 200      avg: 200 (2%)     median: 200 (2%)     max: 200 points
3DMark Vantage - P GPU no PhysX 1280x1024
0% 100%
min: 386      avg: 414 (1%)     median: 414 (1%)     max: 442 Points
3DMark Vantage - P Result no PhysX 1280x1024
0% 100%
min: 466      avg: 497 (1%)     median: 497 (1%)     max: 528 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 - Gaming graphics
0% 100%
min: 4      avg: 4.8 (61%)     median: 4.9 (61%)     max: 5.6 points
Windows 7 Experience Index - Graphics
0% 100%
min: 3.9      avg: 4 (51%)     median: 4 (51%)     max: 4.1 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 1280x720
8  fps      Compare
med. 1366x768
5.6  fps      Compare
high 1366x768
4.4  fps      Compare
ultra 1920x1080
2.1  fps      Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Fifa 12

Fifa 12

2011
low 800x600
18  fps      Compare
med. 1024x768
11.1  fps      Compare
high 1360x768
5.6  fps      Compare
ultra 1920x1080
5.1  fps      Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
F1 2011

F1 2011

2011
low 800x600
12  fps      Compare
med. 1024x768
12  fps      Compare
high 1366x768
12  fps      Compare
ultra 1920x1080
12 (!)  fps      Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Dirt 3

Dirt 3

2011
low 800x600
15.9  fps      Compare
med. 1024x768
12.6  fps      Compare
high 1360x768
12.6  fps      Compare
ultra 1920x1080
-1  fps      Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Total War: Shogun 2
low 1024x768
18.8  fps      Compare
med. 1280x720
-1 (!)  fps      Compare
ultra 1920x1080
-1 (!)  fps      Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Call of Duty: Black Ops
low 800x600
6.1  fps      Compare
med. 1024x768
4.8  fps      Compare
high 1360x768
4.5 4.5 ~ 5 fps      Compare
ultra 1920x1080
2.3  fps      Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Fifa 11

Fifa 11

2010
low 800x600
38 (!)  fps      Compare
ultra 1920x1080
13.2  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
Mafia 2

Mafia 2

2010
low 800x600
4.9  fps      Compare
med. 1024x768
4.8  fps      Compare
high 1360x768
4.6  fps      Compare
ultra 1920x1080
2.9  fps      Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Battlefield: Bad Company 2
low 1024x768
9  fps      Compare
med. 1366x768
7.2  fps      Compare
high 1366x768
5.5  fps      Compare
ultra 1920x1080
2.6  fps      Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Trackmania Nations Forever
low 640x480
30.7  fps      Compare
high 1024x768
7.9  fps      Compare
ultra 1920x1080
5  fps      Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
World of Warcraft
low 800x600
47  fps      Compare
med. 1024x768
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 760
GeForce GTX 580
Radeon HD 6970
GeForce GTX 750 Ti
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 GTS 450
Radeon HD 4850
Class 3
Radeon HD 5670
GeForce GT 240
GeForce GT 430
Radeon HD 5570
GeForce GT 220
PowerVR GX6650 *
Radeon HD 6450 GDDR5
Class 4
Radeon R3 (Mullins/Beema)
Class 5
Radeon HD 4350
GeForce G 107M *
Chrome9HD *
Class 6
unknown *

* Approximate position of the graphics adapter

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Author: Klaus Hinum (Update: 2013-01-17)