AMD Radeon HD 6470M

AMD Radeon HD 6470M

The AMD Radeon HD 6470M (sometimes also still called ATI Mobility Radeon HD 6470) is a laptop graphics card for entry level to middle class notebooks. It should be based on the Seymore-XT chip and therefore feature the UVD 3 video decoder. Compared to the faster HD 6490M, the 6470M only supports slower DDR3 graphics memory.

The 120 Stream processors should be 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 somewhere between the HD6370M (renamed 5470)  that features less shaders and the HD5650. 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 5470 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 XT
ArchitectureTerascale 2
Pipelines160 - unified
Core Speed *700 / 750 MHz
Shader Speed *700 / 750 MHz
Memory Speed *800 MHz
Memory Bus Width64 Bit
Memory TypeDDR3
Max. Amount of Memory1024 MB
Shared Memoryno
DirectXDirectX 11, Shader 5.0
technology40 nm
Date of Announcement06.01.2011
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: 493      avg: 531.3 (3%)     median: 535 (3%)     max: 565 points
3DMark 11 - Performance 1280x720
0% 100%
min: 525      avg: 594.3 (5%)     median: 595 (5%)     max: 645 points
3DMark Vantage - P GPU no PhysX 1280x1024
0% 100%
min: 1195      avg: 1504.1 (3%)     median: 1461.5 (3%)     max: 1888 Points
3DMark Vantage - P Result no PhysX 1280x1024
0% 100%
min: 1433      avg: 1814.3 (5%)     median: 1706 (4%)     max: 2349 Points
3DMark 06
0% 100%
min: 3366      avg: 4399.8 (15%)     median: 4502 (15%)     max: 5476 Points
3DMark 05 - Standard 1024x768
0% 100%
min: 7140      avg: 8031.3 (22%)     median: 8372 (23%)     max: 8468 Points
3DMark 03 - Standard 1024x768
0% 100%
min: 9861      avg: 11488.3 (8%)     median: 11711 (8%)     max: 12488 Points
3DMark 2001SE - Standard 1024x768
0% 100%
min: 23392      avg: 26919.3 (44%)     median: 27881.5 (46%)     max: 28522 Points
Unigine Heaven 2.1 - high, Tesselation (normal), DirectX11 1280x1024
0% 100%
min: 5.5      avg: 6.2 (3%)     median: 6.1 (3%)     max: 7.2 fps
PCMark Vantage - Gaming Score 1024x768
0% 100%
min: 1777      avg: 4283.6 (16%)     median: 4803 (18%)     max: 5132 Points
SPECviewperf 11 - Siemens NX 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 0.3      avg: 2.9 (5%)     median: 4.1 (7%)     max: 4.25 fps
SPECviewperf 11 - Tcvis 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 0.19      avg: 2.3 (4%)     median: 3.1 (5%)     max: 3.68 fps
SPECviewperf 11 - SolidWorks 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 11      avg: 11 (17%)     median: 11 (17%)     max: 11 fps
SPECviewperf 11 - Pro/ENGINEER 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 0.68      avg: 1.4 (8%)     median: 1.4 (7%)     max: 2.27 fps
SPECviewperf 11 - Maya 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 5.23      avg: 7.5 (7%)     median: 7.5 (7%)     max: 9.82 fps
SPECviewperf 11 - Lightwave 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 15.69      avg: 19 (23%)     median: 19 (23%)     max: 22.21 fps
SPECviewperf 11 - Ensight 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 0.21      avg: 3.8 (5%)     median: 5.1 (6%)     max: 6.03 fps
SPECviewperf 11 - Catia 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 3.48      avg: 4.4 (6%)     median: 4.4 (6%)     max: 5.26 fps
Cinebench R11.5 - OpenGL 64Bit
0% 100%
min: 8.01      avg: 14.7 (13%)     median: 16.2 (15%)     max: 18.34 Points
Cinebench R10 - Shading 32Bit
0% 100%
min: 1268      avg: 4980.8 (41%)     median: 5316 (44%)     max: 6707 Points
Windows 7 Experience Index - Gaming graphics
0% 100%
min: 4.6      avg: 6.2 (78%)     median: 6.3 (80%)     max: 6.4 points
Windows 7 Experience Index - Graphics
0% 100%
min: 4.6      avg: 5.1 (65%)     median: 5.3 (67%)     max: 5.5 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
42.3 50.3 ~ 46 fps      Compare
med. 1366x768
16.7 19.5 ~ 18 fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
low 1280x720
17.9  fps      Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Deus Ex Human Revolution
low 1024x768
25 36.7 ~ 31 fps      Compare
high 1366x768
17 23 ~ 20 fps      Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Dirt 3

Dirt 3

2011
low 800x600
81.5 82 ~ 82 fps      Compare
med. 1024x768
36.9 37 ~ 37 fps      Compare
high 1360x768
24 24.3 ~ 24 fps      Compare
ultra 1920x1080
12.8 13 ~ 13 fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings med..
Crysis 2

Crysis 2

2011
low 800x600
39 39 39.3 ~ 39 fps      Compare
med. 1024x768
26.7 27 27 ~ 27 fps      Compare
high 1366x768
19.5 20 20 ~ 20 fps      Compare
ultra 1920x1080
5.8 6 6 ~ 6 fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
Total War: Shogun 2
low 1024x768
32.7  fps      Compare
med. 1280x720
15  fps      Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Call of Duty: Black Ops
low 800x600
70 70 70.3 ~ 70 fps      Compare
med. 1024x768
41.5 42 42 ~ 42 fps      Compare
high 1360x768
28.9 29 29 ~ 29 fps      Compare
ultra 1920x1080
15.6 16 16 ~ 16 fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings med..
Fifa 11

Fifa 11

2010
low 800x600
139 180 186 202 224.2 ~ 186 fps      Compare
med. 1024x768
74.3 112 112 129.2 133.9 ~ 112 fps      Compare
high 1360x768
38.8 56 58 64.5 64.5 66.9 ~ 58 fps      Compare
ultra 1920x1080
27.1 32 34.5 35 ~ 32 fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings high.
Mafia 2

Mafia 2

2010
low 800x600
35.8 36.2 37 37 38 fps ~ 37 fps      Compare
med. 1024x768
25 fps 27 27 28.1 28.2 ~ 27 fps      Compare
high 1360x768
19 fps 19 19 19 23.4 ~ 20 fps      Compare
ultra 1920x1080
6.8 11 11 11.2 ~ 10 fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
StarCraft 2
low 1024x768
32 135 141.2 148.9 153 153 165 fps ~ 133 fps      Compare
med. 1360x768
28 28.1 fps 29.2 31 31 33.8 ~ 30 fps      Compare
high 1360x768
18.1 fps 21 21 21.1 24.4 ~ 21 fps      Compare
ultra 1920x1080
11.3 14.5 15 15 ~ 14 fps      Compare
» With most tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
Metro 2033
low 800x600
28.2 29.2 34.6 ~ 31 fps      Compare