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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 1280x720
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min: 505     avg: 506.5 (2%)     median: 506.5 (2%)     max: 508 points
3DMark Vantage
P GPU no PhysX 1280x1024 +
P Result 1280x1024 +
3DMark 06 +
SPECviewperf 11
Siemens NX 1920x1080 +
Tcvis 1920x1080 +
SolidWorks 1920x1080 +
Pro/ENGINEER 1920x1080 +
Maya 1920x1080 +
Lightwave 1920x1080 +
Ensight 1920x1080 +
Catia 1920x1080 +
Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64Bit +
Cinebench R10 Shading 32Bit +
- 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

Need for Speed Shift

2009
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

Colin McRae: DIRT 2

2009
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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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

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Class 1
GeForce GTX 590
GeForce GTX 580
Radeon HD 6970
GeForce GTX 570
Class 2
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
Radeon HD 4850
Class 3
GeForce GTS 450
Radeon HD 5670
GeForce GT 240
GeForce GT 430
Class 4
Radeon HD 5570
GeForce GT 220
Radeon HD 6450 GDDR5
Class 5