AMD Radeon HD 6730M

AMD Radeon HD 6730M

  The AMD Radeon HD 6730M (sometimes also called ATI Mobility Radeon HD 6730 or similar) is a fast middle class graphics card for laptops. It supports DirectX11, is the successor of the HD 5730, 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 6730M is a 6770M with slow 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 a bit above the old 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 6700M 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 5730 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-XT
ArchitectureTerascale 2
Pipelines480 - unified
Core Speed *725 MHz
Shader Speed *725 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 1280x720
0% 100%
min: 1269      avg: 1269 (10%)     median: 1269 (10%)     max: 1269 points
3DMark 11 - Performance GPU 1280x720
0% 100%
min: 1141      avg: 1141 (7%)     median: 1141 (7%)     max: 1141 points
3DMark Vantage - P Result no PhysX 1280x1024
0% 100%
min: 4438      avg: 4438 (12%)     median: 4438 (12%)     max: 4438 Points
3DMark Vantage - P GPU no PhysX 1280x1024
0% 100%
min: 3752      avg: 3752 (9%)     median: 3752 (9%)     max: 3752 Points
3DMark 05 - Standard 1024x768
0% 100%
min: 15492      avg: 15492 (42%)     median: 15492 (42%)     max: 15492 Points
3DMark 03 - Standard 1024x768
0% 100%
min: 23075      avg: 23075 (15%)     median: 23075 (15%)     max: 23075 Points
Unigine Heaven 2.1 - high, Tesselation (normal), DirectX11 1280x1024
0% 100%
min: 12.6      avg: 12.6 (8%)     median: 12.6 (8%)     max: 12.6 fps
PCMark Vantage - Gaming Score 1024x768
0% 100%
min: 6414      avg: 6414 (25%)     median: 6414 (25%)     max: 6414 Points
SPECviewperf 11 - Catia 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 6.17      avg: 6.2 (9%)     median: 6.2 (9%)     max: 6.17 fps
SPECviewperf 11 - Ensight 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 13.17      avg: 13.2 (22%)     median: 13.2 (22%)     max: 13.17 fps
SPECviewperf 11 - Lightwave 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 24.26      avg: 24.3 (30%)     median: 24.3 (30%)     max: 24.26 fps
SPECviewperf 11 - Maya 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 10.74      avg: 10.7 (10%)     median: 10.7 (10%)     max: 10.74 fps
SPECviewperf 11 - Pro/ENGINEER 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 2.24      avg: 2.2 (12%)     median: 2.2 (12%)     max: 2.24 fps
SPECviewperf 11 - SolidWorks 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 18.66      avg: 18.7 (29%)     median: 18.7 (29%)     max: 18.66 fps
SPECviewperf 11 - Tcvis 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 4.97      avg: 5 (8%)     median: 5 (8%)     max: 4.97 fps
SPECviewperf 11 - Siemens NX 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 6.81      avg: 6.8 (11%)     median: 6.8 (11%)     max: 6.81 fps
Cinebench R11.5 - OpenGL 64Bit
0% 100%
min: 36.99      avg: 37 (34%)     median: 37 (34%)     max: 36.99 Points
Cinebench R10 - Shading 32Bit
0% 100%
min: 7282      avg: 7282 (62%)     median: 7282 (62%)     max: 7282 Points
Windows 7 Experience Index - Graphics
0% 100%
min: 6.8      avg: 6.8 (86%)     median: 6.8 (86%)     max: 6.8 points
Windows 7 Experience Index - Gaming graphics
0% 100%
min: 6.8      avg: 6.8 (86%)     median: 6.8 (86%)     max: 6.8 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:
134.8  fps      Compare
med.:
62.9  fps      Compare
high:
41.6  fps      Compare
ultra:
15.7  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings high.
Crysis 2
Crysis 2 (2011)
low:
56.3  fps      Compare
med.:
38.6  fps      Compare
high:
28  fps      Compare
ultra:
11.6  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings med..
Call of Duty: Black Ops
low:
110.3  fps      Compare
med.:
69.9  fps      Compare
high:
48.3  fps      Compare
ultra:
25.7  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings high.
Fifa 11
Fifa 11 (2010)
low:
345.4  fps      Compare
med.:
245.1  fps      Compare
high:
111  fps      Compare
ultra:
57.3  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
Mafia 2
Mafia 2 (2010)
low:
69.1  fps      Compare
med.:
55.1  fps      Compare
high:
46.3  fps      Compare
ultra:
28.1  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings high.
StarCraft 2
StarCraft 2 (2010)
low:
228.4  fps      Compare
med.:
46.4  fps      Compare
high:
28.6  fps      Compare
ultra:
18.2  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings med..
Metro 2033
Metro 2033 (2010)
low:
66  fps      Compare
med.:
31.7  fps      Compare
high:
17  fps      Compare
ultra:
5.7  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
Battlefield: Bad Company 2
low:
67  fps      Compare
med.:
51.1  fps      Compare
high:
35  fps      Compare
ultra:
17.1  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings med..
CoD Modern Warfare 2
low:
137.2  fps      Compare
med.:
51.2  fps      Compare
high:
41.3  fps      Compare
ultra:
27  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings high.
Risen
Risen (2009)
low:
75.5  fps      Compare
med.:
43.9  fps      Compare
high:
30.7  fps      Compare
ultra:
21.4  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings med..
Resident Evil 5
Resident Evil 5 (2009)
low:
119.9  fps      Compare
high:
54.1  fps      Compare