AMD Radeon HD 6520G

The AMD Radeon HD 6520G is an integrated processor graphics card for mid-range laptops. It is integrated in the mid-range APUs (A6 Series, e.g. A6-3410MX) and offers 320 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.

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 6520G 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. However, in games it may be a bit slower.

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
Pipelines320 - unified
Core Speed *400 MHz
Shader Speed *400 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: 547      avg: 549.5 (4%)     median: 549.5 (4%)     max: 552 points
3DMark 11 - Performance GPU 1280x720
0% 100%
min: 492      avg: 492 (3%)     median: 492 (3%)     max: 492 points
3DMark Vantage - P Result no PhysX 1280x1024
0% 100%
min: 1559      avg: 1824.2 (5%)     median: 1678 (5%)     max: 2414 Points
3DMark Vantage - P GPU no PhysX 1280x1024
0% 100%
min: 1254      avg: 1295 (3%)     median: 1280 (3%)     max: 1351 Points
3DMark 06
0% 100%
min: 3317      avg: 3858.3 (13%)     median: 3442 (12%)     max: 5232 Points
3DMark 05 - Standard 1024x768
0% 100%
min: 6139      avg: 7272.5 (20%)     median: 7272.5 (20%)     max: 8406 Points
3DMark 03 - Standard 1024x768
0% 100%
min: 9614      avg: 11897 (8%)     median: 11897 (8%)     max: 14180 Points
Unigine Heaven 2.1 - high, Tesselation (normal), DirectX11 1280x1024
0% 100%
min: 5.4      avg: 5.4 (3%)     median: 5.4 (3%)     max: 5.4 fps
SPECviewperf 11 - Catia 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 3.06      avg: 3.1 (4%)     median: 3.1 (4%)     max: 3.06 fps
SPECviewperf 11 - Ensight 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 7.84      avg: 7.8 (13%)     median: 7.8 (13%)     max: 7.84 fps
SPECviewperf 11 - Lightwave 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 13.18      avg: 13.2 (16%)     median: 13.2 (16%)     max: 13.18 fps
SPECviewperf 11 - Maya 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 4.86      avg: 4.9 (4%)     median: 4.9 (4%)     max: 4.86 fps
SPECviewperf 11 - Pro/ENGINEER 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 1.03      avg: 1 (5%)     median: 1 (5%)     max: 1.03 fps
SPECviewperf 11 - SolidWorks 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 10.08      avg: 10.1 (16%)     median: 10.1 (16%)     max: 10.08 fps
SPECviewperf 11 - Tcvis 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 2.63      avg: 2.6 (4%)     median: 2.6 (4%)     max: 2.63 fps
SPECviewperf 11 - Siemens NX 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 4.19      avg: 4.2 (7%)     median: 4.2 (7%)     max: 4.19 fps
Cinebench R11.5 - OpenGL 64Bit
0% 100%
min: 13.17      avg: 15.6 (14%)     median: 13.3 (12%)     max: 20.43 Points
Cinebench R10 - Shading 32Bit
0% 100%
min: 3380      avg: 3482 (30%)     median: 3494 (30%)     max: 3572 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.

Dirt 3
Dirt 3 (2011)
low:
58  fps      Compare
med.:
17  fps      Compare
high:
15  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
Crysis 2
Crysis 2 (2011)
low:
27.4  fps      Compare
med.:
18.4  fps      Compare
high:
13.1  fps      Compare
ultra:
4  fps      Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Fifa 11
Fifa 11 (2010)
low:
130.5  fps      Compare
med.:
76.4  fps      Compare
high:
36.8  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings high.
Mafia 2
Mafia 2 (2010)
low:
35.1  fps      Compare
med.:
27.6  fps      Compare
high:
23.5  fps      Compare
ultra:
11  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
Metro 2033
Metro 2033 (2010)
low:
29.3  fps      Compare
med.:
14.2  fps      Compare
high:
7.7  fps      Compare
ultra:
2.4  fps      Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Battlefield: Bad Company 2
low:
28 31.1 ~ 30 fps      Compare
med.:
23.5 24 ~ 24 fps      Compare
high:
11 14.3 ~ 13 fps      Compare
ultra:
6.8  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:
30  fps      Compare
med.:
24.8  fps      Compare
high:
15.7  fps      Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
GTA IV - Grand Theft Auto
GTA IV - Grand Theft Auto (2008)
low:
36  fps      Compare
med.:
17.6  fps      Compare
high:
11.7  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
Racedriver: GRID
Racedriver: GRID (2008)
low:
48.7  fps      Compare
med.:
25.2  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
Call of Duty 4 - Modern Warfare
Call of Duty 4 - Modern Warfare (2007)
low:
97  fps      Compare
med.:
43.3  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings med..
Supreme Commander - FA Bench
Supreme Commander - FA Bench (2007)
low:
41.2  fps      Compare
med.:
26.6  fps      Compare
high:
21  fps      Compare
ultra:
8  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
Crysis - GPU Benchmark
Crysis - GPU Benchmark (2007)
low:
57.6  fps      Compare
med.:
35  fps      Compare
high:
17.2  fps      Compare
ultra:
4.2  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
Crysis - CPU Benchmark
Crysis - CPU Benchmark (2007)
low:
51.2  fps      Compare
med.:
28.1  fps      Compare
high:
13.9  fps      Compare
ultra:
3.8  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
World in Conflict - Benchmark
World in Conflict - Benchmark (2007)
low:
74  fps      Compare
med.:
29  fps      Compare
high:
17  fps      Compare
ultra:
5  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
Call of Juarez Benchmark
Call of Juarez Benchmark (2006)
high:
15.2 19.9 ~ 18 fps      Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
World of Warcraft
World of Warcraft (2005)
low:
59.8  fps      Compare
med.:
51.2  fps      Compare