AMD Radeon HD 6720G2

AMD Radeon HD 6720G2

The AMD Radeon HD 6720G2 is the combination of a integrated AMD Radeon HD 6520G APU processor graphics card and a dedicated entry level AMD Radeon HD 6650M graphics card in CrossFire combination. It is called AMD Dual Graphics or asymmetric CrossFire and uses AFR (Alternate Frame Rendering) to render different frames on the two graphic cores. Therefore the combination also suffers from micro stuttering (different spaces between two images lead to stuttering altough the framerate is high enough for fluent gaming with only one GPU).

The performance of the Radeon HD 6720G2 depends greatly on the driver support for the used games. In some games the performance may even degrade by 10-15% compared to using only the APU graphics card. Currently (June 2011) only DirectX 10 and 11 graphics modes are supported and therefore lower settings and older games are not accelerated. Due to the micro stuttering and performance problems, Dual Graphics may impose more problems than bring performance gains.

The features like PureVideo HD (UVD3) or OpenCL support are similar to the two graphics cards.

As both graphics cards are rendering frames, the power consumption is clearly higher than using only one GPU.

ManufacturerAMD
Radeon HD 6000G2 Series

Radeon HD 6775G2

880 ? Bit

Radeon HD 6755G2

880 ? Bit

Radeon HD 6760G2

880 ? Bit

Radeon HD 6740G2

880 ? Bit
Radeon HD 6720G2 880 ? Bit

Radeon HD 6690G2

880 ? Bit

Radeon HD 6680G2

800 ? Bit

Radeon HD 6645G2

560 ? Bit

Radeon HD 6640G2

560 ? Bit

Radeon HD 6545G2

480 ? Bit

Radeon HD 6540G2

480 ? Bit

Radeon HD 6515G2

400 ? Bit

Radeon HD 6510G2

400 ? Bit
ArchitectureTerascale 2
Pipelines880 - unified
Shared Memoryno
DirectXDirectX 11, Shader 5.0
technology40 nm
Notebook Sizemedium sized
Date of Announcement14.06.2011
* The specified clock rates are only guidelines for the manufacturer and can be altered by them.

Benchmarks

3DMark 11 - Performance 1280x720
0% 100%
min: 1389      avg: 1405.7 (11%)     median: 1404 (11%)     max: 1424 points
3DMark 11 - Performance GPU 1280x720
0% 100%
min: 1428      avg: 1479 (9%)     median: 1456.5 (9%)     max: 1575 points
3DMark Vantage - P Result no PhysX 1280x1024
0% 100%
min: 3864      avg: 3888.3 (11%)     median: 3888 (11%)     max: 3913 Points
3DMark Vantage - P GPU no PhysX 1280x1024
0% 100%
min: 3577      avg: 3599.7 (8%)     median: 3603 (8%)     max: 3619 Points
3DMark 06
0% 100%
min: 6160      avg: 6324 (21%)     median: 6228.5 (21%)     max: 6679 Points
3DMark 03 - Standard 1024x768
0% 100%
min: 14126      avg: 14126 (9%)     median: 14126 (9%)     max: 14126 Points
Unigine Heaven 2.1 - high, Tesselation (normal), DirectX11 1280x1024
0% 100%
min: 14.8      avg: 14.8 (9%)     median: 14.8 (9%)     max: 14.8 fps
SPECviewperf 11 - Catia 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 2.8      avg: 2.8 (4%)     median: 2.8 (4%)     max: 2.84 fps
SPECviewperf 11 - Ensight 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 8.33      avg: 8.4 (14%)     median: 8.4 (14%)     max: 8.43 fps
SPECviewperf 11 - Lightwave 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 11.63      avg: 11.8 (15%)     median: 11.8 (15%)     max: 12.02 fps
SPECviewperf 11 - Maya 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 4.89      avg: 4.9 (4%)     median: 4.9 (4%)     max: 4.98 fps
SPECviewperf 11 - Pro/ENGINEER 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 0.9      avg: 0.9 (5%)     median: 0.9 (5%)     max: 0.93 fps
SPECviewperf 11 - SolidWorks 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 8.9      avg: 9.2 (14%)     median: 9.2 (14%)     max: 9.43 fps
SPECviewperf 11 - Tcvis 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 2.42      avg: 2.4 (4%)     median: 2.4 (4%)     max: 2.44 fps
SPECviewperf 11 - Siemens NX 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 4.16      avg: 4.2 (7%)     median: 4.2 (7%)     max: 4.27 fps
Cinebench R11.5 - OpenGL 64Bit
0% 100%
min: 13.5      avg: 20.1 (18%)     median: 20.1 (18%)     max: 26.7 Points
Cinebench R10 - Shading 32Bit
0% 100%
min: 3104      avg: 3161 (27%)     median: 3154 (27%)     max: 3225 Points
Windows 7 Experience Index - Graphics
0% 100%
min: 5.3      avg: 5.3 (67%)     median: 5.3 (67%)     max: 5.3 points
Windows 7 Experience Index - Gaming graphics
0% 100%
min: 6.1      avg: 6.1 (77%)     median: 6.1 (77%)     max: 6.1 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.

Anno 2070
Anno 2070 (2011)
low:
59.1  fps      Compare
med.:
21.3  fps      Compare
high:
19.4  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
Fifa 12
Fifa 12 (2011)
low:
79.9  fps      Compare
med.:
58.1  fps      Compare
high:
46.7  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings high.
Deus Ex Human Revolution
low:
65.4  fps      Compare
high:
28  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
Dirt 3
Dirt 3 (2011)
med.:
40  fps      Compare
high:
35.3  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings high.
Fifa 11
Fifa 11 (2010)
low:
154.1  fps      Compare
med.:
115.3  fps      Compare
high:
75.2  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings high.
StarCraft 2
StarCraft 2 (2010)
low:
71.5  fps      Compare
med.:
31.9  fps      Compare
high:
26.1  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
Metro 2033
Metro 2033 (2010)
low:
59.9  fps      Compare
med.:
25.6  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
Battlefield: Bad Company 2
low:
53.1  fps      Compare
med.:
46  fps      Compare
high:
38  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings high.
Risen
Risen (2009)
low:
46 47.5 51.5 ~ 48 fps      Compare
med.:
29.5 29.8 30.8 ~ 30 fps      Compare
high:
19.9 20.6 23.4 ~ 21 fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
Need for Speed Shift
Need for Speed Shift (2009)
low:
31.4 31.8 ~ 32 fps      Compare
med.:
20.5 22.5 ~ 22 fps      Compare
high:
18.6 20.7 ~ 20 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:
37.8 56.6 ~ 47 fps      Compare
med.:
33.5 47.9 ~ 41 fps      Compare
high:
24.5 40.2 ~ 32 fps      Compare
» With most tested laptops playable in detail settings med..
Call of Duty 4 - Modern Warfare
Call of Duty 4 - Modern Warfare (2007)
low:
96.5  fps      Compare
med.:
58.9  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings med..
Call of Juarez Benchmark
Call of Juarez Benchmark (2006)
high:
30.2 31.3 ~ 31 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 6720G2 graphics card

Asus K53TA-SX026V: AMD A-Series A6-3400M, 15.6", 2.4 kg
  Review » Review Asus K53TA-SX026V (Fusion) Notebook

Acer Aspire 5560G-6346G75Mnkk: AMD A-Series A6-3400M, 15.6", 2.6 kg
  External Review » Acer Aspire 5560G-6346G75Mnkk

Acer Aspire 7560G-6344G50Mnkk: AMD A-Series A6-3400M, 17.3", 2.8 kg
  External Review » Acer Aspire 7560G-6344G50Mnkk

Asus K53TA-A1: AMD A-Series A6-3400M, 15.6", 2.4 kg
  External Review » Asus K53TA-A1

Asus K53TA-SX026V: AMD A-Series A6-3400M, 15.6", 2.4 kg
  External Review » Asus K53TA-SX026V

Asus X53TA-SX133V: AMD A-Series A6-3400M, 15.6", 0 kg
  External Review » Asus X53TA-SX133V

Lenovo IdeaPad Z575: AMD A-Series A6-3400M, 15.6", 2.4 kg
  External Review » Lenovo IdeaPad Z575

» 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)