AMD Radeon HD 6480G

The AMD Radeon HD 6480G is an integrated processor graphics card for entry level laptops. It is integrated in the lower mid-range Llano APUs (A4 Series, e.g. A4-3300M) and offers 240 of the 400 shader cores clocked at 400MHz. It offers no dedicated graphics memory (shared memory graphics card) and is therefore slower than similar Radeon HD 6000M cards.

An exception is the HD 6480G in the AMD A4-3305G where it only features 160 Shader but a higher core clock of 593 MHz. However, we expect this version to be slower than the 240 shader versions.

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.

The performance of the Radeon 6480G should be in the entry level class of dedicated graphics cards. According to a benchmark by AMD, the 6480G positions itself between the HD 6370M and the HD 6470M. In our gaming benchmarks, the HD 6480G is only on the level of a slow Intel HD Graphics 3000 graphics card. Therefore, modern games like Anno 2070 are playable only in minimum detail settings and low resolutions. Some demanding games like Battlefield 3 wont be playable at all.

ManufacturerAMD
Radeon HD 6000G Series

Radeon HD 6620G

400 @ 400MHz? Bit

Radeon HD 6520G

320 @ 400MHz? Bit
Radeon HD 6480G 240 @ 444MHz? Bit

Radeon HD 6380G

160 @ 400MHz? Bit
CodenameLlano
ArchitectureTerascale 2
Pipelines240 - unified
Core Speed *444 MHz
Shader Speed *444 MHz
Shared Memoryyes
DirectXDirectX 11, Shader 5.0
Transistors1000 Million
technology32 nm
Date of Announcement15.06.2011
* The specified clock rates are only guidelines for the manufacturer and can be altered by them.

Benchmarks

3DMark 11 - Performance 1280x720
0% 100%
min: 508      avg: 514 (4%)     median: 513 (4%)     max: 521 points
3DMark 11 - Performance GPU 1280x720
0% 100%
min: 459      avg: 467 (3%)     median: 467 (3%)     max: 475 points
3DMark Vantage - P Result no PhysX 1280x1024
0% 100%
min: 1468      avg: 1562.3 (4%)     median: 1578 (4%)     max: 1625 Points
3DMark Vantage - P GPU no PhysX 1280x1024
0% 100%
min: 1244      avg: 1281.5 (3%)     median: 1281.5 (3%)     max: 1319 Points
3DMark 06
0% 100%
min: 3459      avg: 3490 (12%)     median: 3497 (12%)     max: 3514 Points
3DMark 05 - Standard 1024x768
0% 100%
min: 6013      avg: 6469 (18%)     median: 6469 (18%)     max: 6925 Points
3DMark 03 - Standard 1024x768
0% 100%
min: 10400      avg: 10400 (7%)     median: 10400 (7%)     max: 10400 Points
Unigine Heaven 2.1 - high, Tesselation (normal), DirectX11 1280x1024
0% 100%
min: 5.5      avg: 5.5 (3%)     median: 5.5 (3%)     max: 5.5 fps
Cinebench R11.5 - OpenGL 64Bit
0% 100%
min: 12.83      avg: 12.9 (12%)     median: 13 (12%)     max: 13.04 Points
Cinebench R10 - Shading 32Bit
0% 100%
min: 3581      avg: 3642 (31%)     median: 3655 (31%)     max: 3690 Points
Windows 7 Experience Index - Graphics
0% 100%
min: 4      avg: 4.3 (54%)     median: 4.3 (54%)     max: 4.5 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.

Alan Wake
Alan Wake (2012)
low:
12.2  fps      Compare
med.:
8  fps      Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Anno 2070
Anno 2070 (2011)
low:
31.6  fps      Compare
med.:
13.9  fps      Compare
high:
9.6  fps      Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
low:
21.8  fps      Compare
med.:
12.2  fps      Compare
high:
8.9  fps      Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Fifa 12
Fifa 12 (2011)
low:
98.2  fps      Compare
med.:
54.3  fps      Compare
high:
29.3  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings med..
F1 2011
F1 2011 (2011)
low:
32  fps      Compare
med.:
21  fps      Compare
high:
14  fps      Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Deus Ex Human Revolution
low:
26  fps      Compare
high:
16  fps      Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
StarCraft 2
StarCraft 2 (2010)
low:
83  fps      Compare
med.:
20  fps      Compare
high:
12  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
Risen
Risen (2009)
low:
30.5  fps      Compare
med.:
16  fps      Compare
high:
10.3  fps      Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.

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 6480G graphics card

HP ProBook 4535s-LG855EA: AMD A-Series A4-3300M, 15.6", 2.3 kg
  Review » Review HP ProBook 4535s-LG855EA Notebook

HP ProBook 6465B-LJ489UT: AMD A-Series A4-3310MX, 14.0", 2 kg
  Review » HP ProBook 6465B-LJ489UT Laptop Review

Acer Aspire 5560G-4334G50Mnbb: AMD A-Series A4-3300M, 15.6", 2.6 kg
  External Review » Acer Aspire 5560G-4334G50Mnbb

Acer Aspire 5560G–433G50Bnbb: AMD A-Series A4-3300M, 15.6", 2.8 kg
  External Review » Acer Aspire 5560G–433G50Bnbb

HP Pavilion g4-1215dx: AMD A-Series A4-3300M, 14.0", 2.1 kg
  External Review » HP Pavilion g4-1215dx

HP Pavilion g6-1b60us: AMD A-Series A4-3300M, 15.6", 2.3 kg
  External Review » HP Pavilion g6-1b60us

HP Pavilion g6-1d80nr: AMD A-Series A4-3305M, 15.6", 2.3 kg
  External Review » HP Pavilion g6-1d80nr

HP ProBook 4535s-A6E33EA: AMD A-Series A4-3305M, 15.6", 2.3 kg
  External Review » HP ProBook 4535s-A6E33EA

HP ProBook 4535s-LG855EA: AMD A-Series A4-3300M, 15.6", 2.3 kg
  External Review » HP ProBook 4535s-LG855EA

Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E525-NZ63NGE: AMD A-Series A4-3300M, 15.6", 2.6 kg
  External Review » Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E525-NZ63NGE

» 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: 2013-01-17)