AMD Radeon HD 7470M

AMD Radeon HD 7470M

The AMD Radeon HD 7470M (sometimes also still called ATI Mobility Radeon HD 7470) is a laptop graphics card for entry level to middle class notebooks. It is based on the old 40nm Seymore-XT chip and therefore just a renamed version of the Radeon HD 6490M. According to rumors there can be DDR3 and GDDR5 versions with different clock speeds. In our tests we also found a model with DDR3 that clocked only with 667MHz (Asus X54HR) and is therefore slower than the 6490M.

The 160 Stream processors are 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 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 performance  of the higher clocked GDDR5 version is about on a level of the Mobility Radeon HD 550v / GeForce GT 325M. Therefore, the card is positioned in the low end and allows to play current games in low detail and resolution settings. In our tests with a similar Radeon HD 6490M in a 15" MBP, games like Starcraft 2 or Mafia 2 reached about 30fps in medium detail settings with a resolution of 1024x768. Less demanding and older games like Trackmania also ran in high details and resolution settings. However, Battlefield 3 may not run at all and demanding games like Dirt 3 will only be playable in low settings.

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 7400M 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 4 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 5470 and therefore suited for 13" laptops and up.

ManufacturerAMD
Radeon HD 7400M Series

Radeon HD 7490M

160 @ 800MHz64 Bit @ 3800MHz
Radeon HD 7470M 160 @ 750 / 800MHz64 Bit @ 3200 / 1800MHz

Radeon HD 7450M

160 @ 700MHz64 Bit @ 1800MHz

Radeon HD 7430M

160 @ 600MHz64 Bit @ 1800MHz
CodenameSeymour XT / XTX
ArchitectureTerascale 2
Pipelines160 - unified
Core Speed *750 / 800 MHz
Shader Speed *750 / 800 MHz
Memory Speed *3200 / 1800 MHz
Memory Bus Width64 Bit
Memory TypeDDR3/GDDR5
Max. Amount of Memory512 MB
Shared Memoryno
DirectXDirectX 11, Shader 5.0
technology40 nm
Date of Announcement07.12.2011
* The specified clock rates are only guidelines for the manufacturer and can be altered by them.

Benchmarks

ComputeMark v2.1 - Normal, Score 1024x600
0% 100%
min: 390      avg: 390 (7%)     median: 390 (7%)     max: 390 Points
LuxMark v2.0 64Bit - Sala Scene, OpenCL GPUs-only
0% 100%
min: 92      avg: 92 (4%)     median: 92 (4%)     max: 92 Samples/s
LuxMark v2.0 64Bit - Room Scene, OpenCL GPUs-only
0% 100%
min: 46      avg: 46 (3%)     median: 46 (3%)     max: 46 Samples/s
3DMark 11 - Performance 1280x720
0% 100%
min: 565      avg: 566 (4%)     median: 566 (4%)     max: 567 points
3DMark 11 - Performance GPU 1280x720
0% 100%
min: 498      avg: 522 (3%)     median: 522 (3%)     max: 546 points
3DMark Vantage - P Result no PhysX 1280x1024
0% 100%
min: 1711      avg: 1739.5 (5%)     median: 1739.5 (5%)     max: 1768 Points
3DMark Vantage - P GPU no PhysX 1280x1024
0% 100%
min: 1361      avg: 1515.5 (3%)     median: 1515.5 (3%)     max: 1670 Points
3DMark 06
0% 100%
min: 3537      avg: 3624.5 (12%)     median: 3624.5 (12%)     max: 3712 Points
3DMark 05 - Standard 1024x768
0% 100%
min: 6117      avg: 6555 (18%)     median: 6555 (18%)     max: 6993 Points
3DMark 03 - Standard 1024x768
0% 100%
min: 10149      avg: 10149 (7%)     median: 10149 (7%)     max: 10149 Points
Unigine Heaven 2.1 - high, Tesselation (normal), DirectX11 1280x1024
0% 100%
min: 5.4      avg: 5.4 (3%)     median: 5.4 (3%)     max: 5.4 fps
PCMark Vantage - Gaming Score 1024x768
0% 100%
min: 4168      avg: 4168 (16%)     median: 4168 (16%)     max: 4168 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - OpenGL 64Bit
0% 100%
min: 14.5      avg: 15 (14%)     median: 15 (14%)     max: 15.57 Points
Windows 7 Experience Index - Gaming graphics
0% 100%
min: 6.2      avg: 6.2 (78%)     median: 6.2 (78%)     max: 6.2 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.

Fifa 13
Fifa 13 (2012)
low:
16.6  fps      Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
F1 2012
F1 2012 (2012)
low:
12  fps      Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Star Wars: The Old Republic
Star Wars: The Old Republic (2011)
low:
50.9  fps      Compare
high:
17.5  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
Anno 2070
Anno 2070 (2011)
low:
41.7 43.9 ~ 43 fps      Compare
med.:
14.9 17.2 ~ 16 fps      Compare
high:
9.6 11.4 ~ 11 fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
low:
20.6 27.9 ~ 24 fps      Compare
med.:
15.3 18 ~ 17 fps      Compare
high:
11.3  fps      Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
CoD: Modern Warfare 3
low:
100.7  fps      Compare
med.:
36.7  fps      Compare
high:
18.2  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings med..
Battlefield 3
low:
18.4  fps      Compare
med.:
11.9  fps      Compare
high:
9.1  fps      Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Fifa 12
Fifa 12 (2011)
low:
156.3  fps      Compare
med.:
76.4  fps      Compare
high:
45  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings high.
F1 2011
F1 2011 (2011)
low:
64  fps      Compare
med.:
33  fps      Compare
high:
18  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
Deus Ex Human Revolution
low:
48.7  fps      Compare
high:
16.5  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
Dirt 3
Dirt 3 (2011)
low:
95.9  fps      Compare
med.:
35  fps      Compare
high:
20.9  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
Crysis 2
Crysis 2 (2011)
low:
22.5  fps      Compare
med.:
15.3  fps      Compare
high:
11.1  fps      Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Call of Duty: Black Ops
low:
63.2  fps      Compare
med.:
33.6  fps      Compare
high:
25  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
Mafia 2
Mafia 2 (2010)
low:
32.4  fps      Compare
med.:
24.7  fps      Compare
high:
20.2  fps      Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
StarCraft 2
StarCraft 2 (2010)
low:
128.4  fps      Compare
med.:
22.4  fps      Compare
high:
12.3  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
Metro 2033
Metro 2033 (2010)
low:
26.6  fps      Compare
med.:
13.3  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 7470M graphics card

Asus X54HR-SO060V: Intel Core i3 2350M, 15.6", 2.4 kg
  Review » Review Asus X54HR-SO060V Notebook

Samsung Serie 3 355E5C-S02DE: AMD E-Series E2-1800, 15.6", 2.3 kg
  Review » Review Samsung Series 3 355E5C-S02DE Notebook

Asus X54HR-SO060V: Intel Core i3 2350M, 15.6", 2.4 kg
  External Review » Asus X54HR-SO060V

Asus X84H: Intel Core i3 2350M, 14.0", 2.3 kg
  External Review » Asus X84H

HP Pavilion dm4-3000 Beats: Intel Core i5 2430M, 14.0", 2 kg
  External Review » HP Pavilion dm4-3000 Beats

HP Pavilion dm4-3000ea: Intel Core i5 2450M, 14.0", 2 kg
  External Review » HP Pavilion dm4-3000ea

HP Pavilion dm4-3010t: Intel Core i5 2450M, 14.0", 2 kg
  External Review » HP Pavilion dm4-3010t

HP Pavilion dm4-3011tx: Intel Core i5 2430M, 14.0", 2.1 kg
  External Review » HP Pavilion dm4-3011tx

HP Pavilion dm4-3013tx: Intel Core i5 2450M, 14.0", 2 kg
  External Review » HP Pavilion dm4-3013tx

HP Pavilion dm4-3080ef: Intel Core i5 2450M, 14.0", 2 kg
  External Review » HP Pavilion dm4-3080ef

HP Pavilion dv6-6c04ea: AMD A-Series A6-3430MX, 15.6", 2.9 kg
  External Review » HP Pavilion dv6-6c04ea

HP Pavilion dv6-6c51ea: Intel Core i5 2450M, 15.6", 2.9 kg
  External Review » HP Pavilion dv6-6c51ea

HP Probook 4730s-A6E51EA: Intel Core i5 2450M, 17.3", 3.2 kg
  External Review » HP Probook 4730s-A6E51EA

» 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)