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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 @ 400 MHz
Radeon HD 6520G 320 @ 400 MHz
Radeon HD 6480G 240 @ 444 MHz
Radeon HD 6380G 160 @ 400 MHz
CodenameLlano
ArchitectureTerascale 2
Pipelines320 - unified
Core 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
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min: 547     avg: 549.5 (2%)     median: 549.5 (2%)     max: 552 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.

Dirt 3

Dirt 3

2011
low 800x600
58  fps    + Compare
med. 1024x768
17  fps    + Compare
high 1360x768
15  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
Crysis 2

Crysis 2

2011
low 800x600
27.4  fps    + Compare
med. 1024x768
18.4  fps    + Compare
high 1366x768
13.1  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
4  fps    + Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Fifa 11

Fifa 11

2010
low 800x600
130.5  fps    + Compare
med. 1024x768
76.4  fps    + Compare
high 1360x768
36.8  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings high.
Mafia 2

Mafia 2

2010
low 800x600
35.1  fps    + Compare
med. 1024x768
27.6  fps    + Compare
high 1360x768
23.5  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
11  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
Metro 2033
low 800x600
29.3  fps    + Compare
med. 1360x768
14.2  fps    + Compare
high 1600x900
7.7  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
2.4  fps    + Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Battlefield: Bad Company 2
low 1024x768
28 31.1 ~ 30 fps    + Compare
med. 1366x768
23.5 24 ~ 24 fps    + Compare
high 1366x768
11 14.3 ~ 13 fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
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 800x600
30  fps    + Compare
med. 1024x768
24.8  fps    + Compare
high 1360x768
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 800x600
36  fps    + Compare
med. 1024x768
17.6  fps    + Compare
high 1280x1024
11.7  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.