AMD Radeon HD 6650M

AMD Radeon HD 6650M

The AMD Radeon HD 6650M (sometimes also called ATI Mobility Radeon HD 6650 or similar) is a fast middle class graphics card for laptops. It supports DirectX11, is the successor of the HD 5650, and features higher clock rates, 80 more shaders, Eyefinity+ and the new UVD3 video decoder. However, it is still produced in 40nm and based on the same Whister chip as the whole 6700M and 6600M series. First informations also suggest, that the HD 6650M is a 6750M with DDR3 memory.

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 be similar to the older Radeon HD 5730 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.

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 Mobility Radeon HD 5650 and therefore suited for 15" laptops and up.

ManufacturerAMD
Radeon HD 6600M/6700M Series

Radeon HD 6770M

480 @ 675 / 725MHz128 Bit @ 800MHz

Radeon HD 6750M

480 @ 600MHz128 Bit @ 900MHz

Radeon HD 6730M

480 @ 725MHz128 Bit @ 800MHz
Radeon HD 6650M 480 @ 600MHz128 Bit @ 900MHz

Radeon HD 6630M

480 @ 485MHz128 Bit @ 800MHz
CodenameWhistler-PRO
ArchitectureTerascale 2
Pipelines480 - unified
Core Speed *600 MHz
Shader Speed *600 MHz
Memory Speed *900 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: 962      avg: 1106.3 (7%)     median: 1037 (6%)     max: 1444 points
3DMark 11 - Performance 1280x720
0% 100%
min: 1037      avg: 1198.3 (9%)     median: 1158 (9%)     max: 1409 points
3DMark Vantage - P GPU no PhysX 1280x1024
0% 100%
min: 3248      avg: 3414.2 (7%)     median: 3405.5 (7%)     max: 3594 Points
3DMark Vantage - P Result no PhysX 1280x1024
0% 100%
min: 3770      avg: 3984.7 (10%)     median: 4050.5 (10%)     max: 4087 Points
3DMark 06
0% 100%
min: 6203      avg: 7534.4 (25%)     median: 7690 (26%)     max: 8177 Points
3DMark 05 - Standard 1024x768
0% 100%
min: 14359      avg: 14501.5 (39%)     median: 14501.5 (39%)     max: 14644 Points
3DMark 03 - Standard 1024x768
0% 100%
min: 20434      avg: 21134.4 (14%)     median: 20718 (14%)     max: 22073 Points
3DMark 2001SE - Standard 1024x768
0% 100%
min: 40671      avg: 40671 (66%)     median: 40671 (66%)     max: 40671 Points
Unigine Heaven 2.1 - high, Tesselation (normal), DirectX11 1280x1024
0% 100%
min: 11.9      avg: 11.9 (6%)     median: 11.9 (6%)     max: 11.9 fps
PCMark Vantage - Gaming Score 1024x768
0% 100%
min: 5184      avg: 7585.8 (29%)     median: 5753.5 (22%)     max: 12238 Points
SPECviewperf 11 - Siemens NX 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 3.98      avg: 5.3 (8%)     median: 5.6 (9%)     max: 6.1 fps
SPECviewperf 11 - Tcvis 1920x1080
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min: 2.44      avg: 4 (7%)     median: 3.9 (7%)     max: 5.73 fps
SPECviewperf 11 - SolidWorks 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 9.2      avg: 15.1 (23%)     median: 15.7 (24%)     max: 19.66 fps
SPECviewperf 11 - Pro/ENGINEER 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 0.93      avg: 1.5 (8%)     median: 1.5 (8%)     max: 1.95 fps
SPECviewperf 11 - Maya 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 4.74      avg: 7.5 (7%)     median: 7.2 (6%)     max: 11 fps
SPECviewperf 11 - Lightwave 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 11.82      avg: 18.5 (23%)     median: 18.8 (23%)     max: 24.57 fps
SPECviewperf 11 - Ensight 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 8      avg: 11.7 (14%)     median: 12.3 (15%)     max: 14.08 fps
SPECviewperf 11 - Catia 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 2.81      avg: 4.5 (7%)     median: 4.6 (7%)     max: 6.05 fps
Cinebench R11.5 - OpenGL 64Bit
0% 100%
min: 11.67      avg: 25.9 (24%)     median: 31.7 (29%)     max: 33.66 Points
Cinebench R10 - Shading 32Bit
0% 100%
min: 3283      avg: 6051.5 (50%)     median: 6775.5 (56%)     max: 8156 Points
Windows 7 Experience Index - Gaming graphics
0% 100%
min: 5.9      avg: 6.5 (83%)     median: 6.7 (85%)     max: 6.7 points
Windows 7 Experience Index - Graphics
0% 100%
min: 5.9      avg: 6.5 (83%)     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.

Star Wars: The Old Republic

Star Wars: The Old Republic

2011
low 1024x768
34.8  fps      Compare
high 1366x768
24.6  fps      Compare
ultra 1920x1080
18.6  fps      Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Anno 2070

Anno 2070

2011
low 1024x768
86.1  fps      Compare
med. 1366x768
33.2  fps      Compare
high 1366x768
21.3  fps      Compare
ultra 1920x1080
11.2  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
low 1280x720
26.7  fps      Compare
med. 1366x768
24.8  fps      Compare
high 1366x768
20.1  fps      Compare
ultra 1920x1080
11.1  fps      Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Battlefield 3
low 1024x768
35.1  fps      Compare
med. 1366x768
24.7  fps      Compare
high 1366x768
18.8  fps      Compare
ultra 1920x1080
7.3  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
Fifa 12

Fifa 12

2011
low 800x600
195.7  fps      Compare
med. 1024x768
104.6  fps      Compare
high 1360x768
61.4  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings high.
F1 2011

F1 2011

2011
low 800x600
46 49 ~ 48 fps      Compare
med. 1024x768
24 31 ~ 28 fps      Compare
high 1366x768
18 31 ~ 25 fps      Compare
ultra 1920x1080
14  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
Deus Ex Human Revolution
low 1024x768
89.2  fps      Compare
high 1366x768
33.1  fps      Compare
ultra 1920x1080
15.6  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
Dirt 3

Dirt 3

2011
low 800x600
38.3 50 51 ~ 46 fps      Compare
med. 1024x768
25 26.9 30 ~ 27 fps      Compare
high 1360x768
18 19 21.8 ~ 20 fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
Crysis 2

Crysis 2

2011
low 800x600
58.6  fps      Compare
med. 1024x768
38.7  fps      Compare
high 1366x768
29  fps      Compare
ultra 1920x1080
10.3  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings med..
Call of Duty: Black Ops
low 800x600
81.9 fps  fps      Compare
med. 1024x768
30.5 67 fps ~ 49 fps      Compare
high 1360x768
26.6 46.9 fps ~ 37 fps      Compare
ultra 1920x1080
24.5 fps  fps      Compare