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AMD Radeon HD 6630M

AMD Radeon HD 6630M

The AMD Radeon HD 6630M (sometimes also called ATI Mobility Radeon HD 6630 or similar) is a  middle class graphics card for laptops. It supports DirectX11 and is the successor of the low clocked HD 5650 chips (low power). Compared to the HD 5650 it offers 80 more shader, Eyefinity+ and the new UVD3 video decoder.

The 480 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 3D performance should is similar to the older Radeon HD 5650 due to the larger amount of shaders. Therefore, current and demanding games should run fluently in 1366x768 and medium to high details. Less demanding games like Sims 3 or Fifa 11 should run in high details and resolutions. Detailed gaming benchmarks can be found below.

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 6600M 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 5 monitors simultaneously. However, this only works if the laptop features enough DisplayPort outputs.

The power consumption of the chip should be similar to the low clocked Mobility Radeon HD 5650 chips and therefore suited for 14" laptops and up.

ManufacturerAMD
Radeon HD 6600M/6700M Series

Radeon HD 6770M

480 @ 675 / 725 MHz128 Bit @ 800 MHz

Radeon HD 6750M

480 @ 600 MHz128 Bit @ 900 MHz

Radeon HD 6730M

480 @ 725 MHz128 Bit @ 800 MHz

Radeon HD 6650M

480 @ 600 MHz128 Bit @ 900 MHz
Radeon HD 6630M 480 @ 485 MHz128 Bit @ 800 MHz
CodenameWhistler-LP
ArchitectureTerascale 2
Pipelines480 - unified
Core Speed *485 MHz
Memory Speed *800 MHz
Memory Bus Width128 Bit
Memory TypeDDR3
Shared Memoryno
DirectXDirectX 11, Shader 5.0
technology40 nm
Notebook Sizemedium sized
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 GPU 1280x720
0% 100%
min: 861      avg: 887.4 (5%)     median: 877 (5%)     max: 927 points
3DMark 11 - Performance 1280x720
0% 100%
min: 968      avg: 999.8 (7%)     median: 990 (7%)     max: 1050 points
3DMark Vantage - P GPU no PhysX 1280x1024
0% 100%
min: 3041      avg: 3194.3 (7%)     median: 3128 (7%)     max: 3512 Points
3DMark Vantage - P Result no PhysX 1280x1024
0% 100%
min: 3184      avg: 3756.7 (9%)     median: 3720 (9%)     max: 4224 Points
3DMark 06
0% 100%
min: 6432      avg: 6908.4 (18%)     median: 6958 (18%)     max: 7510 Points
3DMark 05 - Standard 1024x768
0% 100%
min: 11187      avg: 12640.1 (34%)     median: 12528 (34%)     max: 13513 Points
3DMark 03 - Standard 1024x768
0% 100%
min: 12392      avg: 16866.6 (11%)     median: 16385 (11%)     max: 20557 Points
Unigine Heaven 2.1 - high, Tesselation (normal), DirectX11 1280x1024
0% 100%
min: 10.3      avg: 10.6 (6%)     median: 10.7 (6%)     max: 10.9 fps
PCMark Vantage - Gaming Score 1024x768
0% 100%
min: 3526      avg: 6038.8 (23%)     median: 5631 (22%)     max: 10472 Points
SPECviewperf 11 - Siemens NX 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 0.28      avg: 2.8 (4%)     median: 2.8 (4%)     max: 5.29 fps
SPECviewperf 11 - Tcvis 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 0.17      avg: 2.3 (4%)     median: 2.3 (4%)     max: 4.43 fps
SPECviewperf 11 - SolidWorks 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 16.29      avg: 16.3 (25%)     median: 16.3 (25%)     max: 16.29 fps
SPECviewperf 11 - Pro/ENGINEER 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 0.67      avg: 1.1 (6%)     median: 1.1 (6%)     max: 1.57 fps
SPECviewperf 11 - Maya 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 8.68      avg: 8.7 (8%)     median: 8.7 (8%)     max: 8.68 fps
SPECviewperf 11 - Lightwave 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 19.17      avg: 19.2 (24%)     median: 19.2 (24%)     max: 19.17 fps
SPECviewperf 11 - Ensight 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 0.18      avg: 6.1 (8%)     median: 6.1 (8%)     max: 12.11 fps
SPECviewperf 11 - Catia 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 4.96      avg: 5 (7%)     median: 5 (7%)     max: 4.96 fps
Cinebench R11.5 - OpenGL 64Bit
0% 100%
min: 7.98      avg: 21.4 (17%)     median: 30.5 (25%)     max: 31.73 Points
Cinebench R10 - Shading 32Bit
0% 100%
min: 4151      avg: 6049.4 (41%)     median: 5952 (41%)     max: 8165 Points
Windows 7 Experience Index - Gaming graphics
0% 100%
min: 6.4      avg: 6.6 (83%)     median: 6.7 (85%)     max: 6.7 points
Windows 7 Experience Index - Graphics
0% 100%
min: 4.7      avg: 6 (76%)     median: 6.7 (85%)     max: 6.7 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.

Risen 2: Dark Waters
low 1024x768
33  fps      Compare
med. 1366x768
21  fps      Compare
high 1366x768
16  fps      Compare
ultra 1920x1080
8  fps      Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Mass Effect 3
low 1280x720
43  fps      Compare
high 1366x768
38  fps      Compare
ultra 1920x1080
18  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings high.
Anno 2070

Anno 2070

2011
low 1024x768
74  fps      Compare
med. 1366x768
28  fps      Compare
high 1366x768
18  fps      Compare
ultra 1920x1080
10  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
low 1280x720
42 58.9 ~ 50 fps      Compare
med. 1366x768
29 35.8 ~ 32 fps      Compare
high 1366x768
19 20.1 ~ 20 fps      Compare
ultra 1920x1080
10  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
CoD: Modern Warfare 3
low 1024x768
155  fps      Compare
med. 1366x768
64  fps      Compare
high 1366x768
38  fps      Compare
ultra 1920x1080
20  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings high.
Battlefield 3
low 1024x768
28 40.6 ~ 34 fps      Compare
med. 1366x768
19 25.2 ~ 22 fps      Compare
high 1366x768
16 23.5 ~ 20 fps      Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Fifa 12

Fifa 12

2011
high 1360x768
66  fps      Compare
ultra 1920x1080
35  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings high.
F1 2011

F1 2011

2011
low 800x600
59  fps      Compare
med. 1024x768
37  fps      Compare
high 1366x768
20  fps      Compare
ultra 1920x1080
13  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings med..
Deus Ex Human Revolution
low 1024x768
66.7 94 ~ 80 fps      Compare
high 1366x768
31 31.3 35.9 ~ 33 fps      Compare
ultra 1920x1080
14 14 ~ 14 fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
Dirt 3

Dirt 3

2011
low 800x600
78 89.5 127 ~ 98 fps      Compare
med. 1024x768
47 51.4 103 ~ 67 fps      Compare
high 1360x768
35 36.3 42 ~ 38 fps      Compare
ultra 1920x1080
13 13 ~ 13 fps      Compare
» With most tested laptops playable in detail settings high.
The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings
low 1024x768
23  fps      Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Crysis 2

Crysis 2

2011
low 800x600
50.1 51.1 51.9 fps 52.4 ~ 51 fps      Compare
med. 1024x768
29.6 33.9 fps 34 35 ~ 33 fps      Compare
high 1366x768
23.2 24.8 fps 25.5 26.1 ~ 25 fps      Compare