AMD Radeon HD 6450M

AMD Radeon HD 6450M

The AMD Radeon HD 6450M (sometimes also still called ATI Mobility Radeon HD 6450) is a laptop graphics card for entry level class notebooks. It should be based on the Seymore-PRO chip and therefore feature the UVD 3 video decoder. Compared to the faster HD 6470M, the 6450M offers a slower core clock speed. 

The 120 Stream processors are still based on the "old" 5D architecture similar to the 5000 series. Therefore, the number of shaders is not comparable to the 1D cores of current Nvidia GPUs. The Tessellation performance should be improved (like the desktop 6800 series) with the new cards. The Stream processors can be used with DirectX 11, OpenGL 4.1, DirectCompute 11 and OpenCL. With the later two the cores can also be used for general computations like transcoding videos.

The performance should be similar to the HD6370M (renamed 5470)  that features less shaders but most probably a higher core clock. Therefore, all current games should run in low detail settings fluently.

The new UVD3 video decoder supports the decoding of MPEG-4 AVC/H.264, VC-1, MPEG-2, Flash and now also Multi-View Codec (MVC) and MPEG-4 part 2 (DivX, xVid) HD videos on the graphics card.

Furthermore, the HD 6400M series integrates a HD audio controller to transmit HD Audio (TrueHD or DTS Master Audio) over HDMI and DisplayPort (e.g. for Blu-Ray videos).

The AMD HD3D Technology offers support for Blu-Ray 3D and 3D displays (integrated and external). However, the solution is not as mature as Nvidias 3D Vision.

Thanks to Eyefinity the graphics chip is able to theoretically drive up to 4 monitors simultaneously. However, this only works if the laptop features enough DisplayPort outputs.

The power consumption of the chip should be similar to the Mobility Radeon HD 5450 and therefore suited for 13" laptops and up.

ManufacturerAMD
Radeon HD 6400M Series

Radeon HD 6490M

160 @ 700 / 750 / 800MHz64 Bit @ 800MHz

Radeon HD 6470M

160 @ 700 / 750MHz64 Bit @ 800MHz
Radeon HD 6450M 160 @ 600MHz64 Bit @ 800MHz

Radeon HD 6430M

160 @ 480MHz64 Bit @ 800MHz
CodenameSeymour-PRO
ArchitectureTerascale 2
Pipelines160 - unified
Core Speed *600 MHz
Shader Speed *600 MHz
Memory Speed *800 MHz
Memory Bus Width64 Bit
Memory TypeDDR3
Shared Memoryno
DirectXDirectX 11, Shader 5.0
technology40 nm
Date of Announcement04.01.2011
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: 505      avg: 506.5 (4%)     median: 506.5 (4%)     max: 508 points
3DMark 11 - Performance GPU 1280x720
0% 100%
min: 443      avg: 443 (3%)     median: 443 (3%)     max: 443 points
3DMark Vantage - P Result no PhysX 1280x1024
0% 100%
min: 1375      avg: 1394.5 (4%)     median: 1394.5 (4%)     max: 1414 Points
3DMark Vantage - P GPU no PhysX 1280x1024
0% 100%
min: 1073      avg: 1090 (3%)     median: 1090 (3%)     max: 1107 Points
3DMark 06
0% 100%
min: 3838      avg: 4129 (14%)     median: 3853 (13%)     max: 4696 Points
3DMark 05 - Standard 1024x768
0% 100%
min: 7220      avg: 7235.5 (20%)     median: 7235.5 (20%)     max: 7251 Points
PCMark Vantage - Gaming Score 1024x768
0% 100%
min: 9011      avg: 9011 (34%)     median: 9011 (34%)     max: 9011 Points
SPECviewperf 11 - Catia 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 4.97      avg: 5 (7%)     median: 5 (7%)     max: 4.97 fps
SPECviewperf 11 - Ensight 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 5.18      avg: 5.2 (9%)     median: 5.2 (9%)     max: 5.18 fps
SPECviewperf 11 - Lightwave 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 20.29      avg: 20.3 (25%)     median: 20.3 (25%)     max: 20.29 fps
SPECviewperf 11 - Maya 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 10.86      avg: 10.9 (10%)     median: 10.9 (10%)     max: 10.86 fps
SPECviewperf 11 - Pro/ENGINEER 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 1.87      avg: 1.9 (10%)     median: 1.9 (10%)     max: 1.87 fps
SPECviewperf 11 - SolidWorks 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 10.48      avg: 10.5 (16%)     median: 10.5 (16%)     max: 10.48 fps
SPECviewperf 11 - Tcvis 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 3.21      avg: 3.2 (5%)     median: 3.2 (5%)     max: 3.21 fps
SPECviewperf 11 - Siemens NX 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 3.6      avg: 3.6 (6%)     median: 3.6 (6%)     max: 3.6 fps
Cinebench R11.5 - OpenGL 64Bit
0% 100%
min: 14.91      avg: 14.9 (14%)     median: 14.9 (14%)     max: 14.92 Points
Cinebench R10 - Shading 32Bit
0% 100%
min: 5804      avg: 5804 (50%)     median: 5804 (50%)     max: 5804 Points
Windows 7 Experience Index - Graphics
0% 100%
min: 5.1      avg: 5.1 (65%)     median: 5.1 (65%)     max: 5.1 points
Windows 7 Experience Index - Gaming graphics
0% 100%
min: 6.2      avg: 6.2 (78%)     median: 6.2 (78%)     max: 6.2 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:
45.7  fps      Compare
med.:
19.7  fps      Compare
high:
13.7  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
Fifa 12
Fifa 12 (2011)
low:
162.6  fps      Compare
med.:
66.1  fps      Compare
high:
39.1  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings high.
Dirt 3
Dirt 3 (2011)
low:
32  fps      Compare
med.:
30  fps      Compare
high:
19  fps      Compare
ultra:
8  fps      Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Call of Duty: Black Ops
low:
31  fps      Compare
med.:
26  fps      Compare
high:
21  fps      Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Metro 2033
Metro 2033 (2010)
low:
26.1  fps      Compare
med.:
12.2  fps      Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Battlefield: Bad Company 2
low:
31  fps      Compare
med.:
18  fps      Compare
high:
17  fps      Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Risen
Risen (2009)
low:
54.9  fps      Compare
med.:
21.1  fps      Compare
high:
14.4  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
Need for Speed Shift
Need for Speed Shift (2009)
med.:
22.5  fps      Compare
high:
15.1  fps      Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Colin McRae: DIRT 2
Colin McRae: DIRT 2 (2009)
low:
51.4  fps      Compare
med.:
33.3  fps      Compare
high:
14.4  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 6450M graphics card

Toshiba Satellite R850-127: Intel Core i5 2410M, 15.6", 2.5 kg
  Review » Review Toshiba Satellite R850-127 Notebook

Toshiba Satellite Pro R850-143: Intel Core i5 2410M, 15.6", 2.5 kg
  External Review » Toshiba Satellite Pro R850-143

Toshiba Satellite R840-117: Intel Core i5 2410M, 14.0", 2.1 kg
  External Review » Toshiba Satellite R840-117

Toshiba Satellite R840-125: Intel Core i5 2410M, 14.0", 2 kg
  External Review » Toshiba Satellite R840-125

Toshiba Satellite R850-127: Intel Core i5 2410M, 15.6", 2.5 kg
  External Review » Toshiba Satellite R850-127

Toshiba Satellite R850-12G: Intel Core i3 2310M, 15.6", 2.4 kg
  External Review » Toshiba Satellite R850-12G

Toshiba Tecra R840-110: Intel Core i5 2520M, 14.0", 2.2 kg
  External Review » Toshiba Tecra R840-110

Toshiba Tecra R840-14Q: Intel Core i5 2520M, 14.0", 2 kg
  External Review » Toshiba Tecra R840-14Q

Toshiba Tecra R840-S8430: Intel Core i5 2520M, 14.0", 1.9 kg
  External Review » Toshiba Tecra R840-S8430

Toshiba Tecra R850-S8530: Intel Core i5 2520M, 15.6", 2.4 kg
  External Review » Toshiba Tecra R850-S8530

Toshiba Tecra R850-S8540: Intel Core i7 2620M, 15.6", 2.4 kg
  External Review » Toshiba Tecra R850-S8540

» 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)