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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 / 800 MHz64 Bit @ 800 MHz

Radeon HD 6470M

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

Radeon HD 6430M

160 @ 480 MHz64 Bit @ 800 MHz
CodenameSeymour-PRO
ArchitectureTerascale 2
Pipelines160 - unified
Core 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 GPU 1280x720
0% 100%
min: 443      avg: 443 (2%)     median: 443 (2%)     max: 443 points
3DMark 11 - Performance 1280x720
0% 100%
min: 505      avg: 506.5 (3%)     median: 506.5 (3%)     max: 508 points
3DMark Vantage - P GPU no PhysX 1280x1024
0% 100%
min: 1073      avg: 1090 (2%)     median: 1090 (2%)     max: 1107 Points
3DMark Vantage - P Result no PhysX 1280x1024
0% 100%
min: 1375      avg: 1394.5 (3%)     median: 1394.5 (3%)     max: 1414 Points
3DMark 06
0% 100%
min: 3838      avg: 4129 (11%)     median: 3853 (10%)     max: 4696 Points
SPECviewperf 11 - Tcvis 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 3.21      avg: 3.2 (5%)     median: 3.2 (5%)     max: 3.21 fps
SPECviewperf 11 - Maya 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 10.86      avg: 10.9 (10%)     median: 10.9 (10%)     max: 10.86 fps
SPECviewperf 11 - Lightwave 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 20.29      avg: 20.3 (25%)     median: 20.3 (25%)     max: 20.29 fps
SPECviewperf 11 - Ensight 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 5.18      avg: 5.2 (5%)     median: 5.2 (5%)     max: 5.18 fps
SPECviewperf 11 - Catia 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 4.97      avg: 5 (7%)     median: 5 (7%)     max: 4.97 fps
Cinebench R11.5 - OpenGL 64Bit
0% 100%
min: 14.91      avg: 14.9 (12%)     median: 14.9 (12%)     max: 14.92 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 1024x768
45.7  fps      Compare
med. 1366x768
19.7  fps      Compare
high 1366x768
13.7  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
Fifa 12

Fifa 12

2011
low 800x600
162.6  fps      Compare
med. 1024x768
66.1  fps      Compare
high 1360x768
39.1  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings high.
Dirt 3

Dirt 3

2011
low 800x600
32  fps      Compare
med. 1024x768
30  fps      Compare
high 1360x768
19  fps      Compare
ultra 1920x1080
8  fps      Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Call of Duty: Black Ops
low 800x600
31  fps      Compare
med. 1024x768
26  fps      Compare
high 1360x768
21  fps      Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Metro 2033
low 800x600
26.1  fps      Compare
med. 1360x768
12.2  fps      Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Battlefield: Bad Company 2
low 1024x768
31  fps      Compare
med. 1366x768
18  fps      Compare
high 1366x768
17  fps      Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Risen

Risen

2009
low 800x600
54.9  fps      Compare
med. 1024x768
21.1  fps      Compare
high 1366x768
14.4  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
Need for Speed Shift
med. 1024x768
22.5  fps      Compare
high 1366x768
15.1  fps      Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Colin McRae: DIRT 2
low 800x600
51.4  fps      Compare
med. 1024x768
33.3  fps      Compare
high 1360x768
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

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#3 return log +0.153s ... 0.36s

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 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
Radeon R6 M255DX
GeForce GT 430
Radeon HD 5570
GeForce GT 220
Radeon HD 6450 GDDR5
Class 4
Radeon R3 (Mullins/Beema)
Mali-T760 MP6
Class 5
Radeon HD 4350
GeForce G 107M *
Chrome9HD *
Class 6
Mali-T760 MP2
unknown *

* Approximate position of the graphics adapter

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