AMD Radeon HD 7520G

The AMD Radeon HD 7520G or HD7520G is a processor graphics card in the Trinity APUs from AMD. It is a mid-range version with a reduced shader count / clock speed and will be featured in the A6 series. It is based on the VLIW4 architecture of the Radeon HD 6900 series desktop graphics card and doesn't offer a dedicated graphics memory.

Trinity got its name due to the fact that it consists out of three different architecture parts. The CPU cores are based on the Piledriver architecture (Bulldozer successor), the GPU cores on Northern Islands GPU cores (HD 6900 desktop series) and the video processing engine and multi-display connectivity from the new Southern Islands GPU architecture (HD 7900 series).

The integrated UVD3 video decoder (Avivo HD) allows the full decoding of Multi-View Codec (MVC), MPEG-4 Part 2 (DivX, xVid), MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 and Adobe Flash HD videos.

The performance is in the mid range of HD 6000M series cards, but slower than the AMD Radeon HD 6630M (see for benchmarks). Notebooks equipped with single channel memory will deliver significantly lower performance. Overall, games of 2012 will run fluently with low details.

The APU is still manufactured in 32nm and as A8 series parts are classified with a 35 Watt TDP, the HD 7640G is best suited for laptops of 13-14-inch an up.

ManufacturerAMD
Radeon HD 7000G Series

Radeon HD 7660G

384 @ 497 - 686MHz? Bit

Radeon HD 7620G

384 @ 360 - 497MHz? Bit

Radeon HD 7640G

256 @ 497 - 686MHz? Bit

Radeon HD 7600G

384 @ 320 - 424MHz? Bit

Radeon HD 7500G

256 @ 327 - 424MHz? Bit
Radeon HD 7520G 192 @ 497 - 686MHz? Bit

Radeon HD 7420G

128 @ 480 - 655MHz? Bit

Radeon HD 7400G

192 @ 327 - 423MHz? Bit
CodenameTrinity
ArchitectureTerascale 3
Pipelines192 - unified
Core Speed *497 - 686 MHz
Shader Speed *497 - 686 MHz
Shared Memoryyes
DirectXDirectX 11, Shader 5.0
technology32 nm
Notebook Sizemedium sized
Date of Announcement01.06.2012
* The specified clock rates are only guidelines for the manufacturer and can be altered by them.

Benchmarks

3DMark (2013) - Ice Storm Standard Graphics 1280x720
0% 100%
min: 31247      avg: 31247 (9%)     median: 31247 (9%)     max: 31247 Points
3DMark (2013) - Cloud Gate Standard Graphics 1280x720
0% 100%
min: 3185      avg: 3185 (4%)     median: 3185 (4%)     max: 3185 Points
LuxMark v2.0 64Bit - Sala Scene, OpenCL GPUs-only
0% 100%
min: 70      avg: 70 (3%)     median: 70 (3%)     max: 70 Samples/s
3DMark 11 - Performance 1280x720
0% 100%
min: 560      avg: 638.3 (5%)     median: 608 (5%)     max: 747 points
3DMark 11 - Performance GPU 1280x720
0% 100%
min: 513      avg: 584.3 (4%)     median: 559 (4%)     max: 681 points
3DMark Vantage - P Result no PhysX 1280x1024
0% 100%
min: 2011      avg: 2293.3 (6%)     median: 2045 (6%)     max: 2824 Points
3DMark Vantage - P GPU no PhysX 1280x1024
0% 100%
min: 1766      avg: 2098.3 (5%)     median: 1814 (4%)     max: 2715 Points
3DMark 06
0% 100%
min: 3832      avg: 4480.3 (15%)     median: 4332 (15%)     max: 5277 Points
3DMark 05 - Standard 1024x768
0% 100%
min: 9477      avg: 9477 (26%)     median: 9477 (26%)     max: 9477 Points
3DMark 03 - Standard 1024x768
0% 100%
min: 16697      avg: 16697 (11%)     median: 16697 (11%)     max: 16697 Points
Unigine Heaven 2.1 - high, Tesselation (normal), DirectX11 1280x1024
0% 100%
min: 6.2      avg: 6.9 (4%)     median: 6.9 (4%)     max: 7.5 fps
PCMark Vantage - Gaming Score 1024x768
0% 100%
min: 2537      avg: 2698.3 (10%)     median: 2617 (10%)     max: 2941 Points
Cinebench R10 - Shading 32Bit
0% 100%
min: 4966      avg: 5098.7 (44%)     median: 5073 (43%)     max: 5257 Points
Windows 7 Experience Index - Graphics
0% 100%
min: 4.5      avg: 5.4 (68%)     median: 5.1 (65%)     max: 6.6 points
Windows 7 Experience Index - Gaming graphics
0% 100%
min: 5.9      avg: 6.3 (79%)     median: 6.3 (80%)     max: 6.6 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.

SimCity
SimCity (2013)
low:
19  fps      Compare
med.:
12  fps      Compare
high:
9  fps      Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Crysis 3
Crysis 3 (2013)
low:
14  fps      Compare
med.:
9  fps      Compare
high:
5  fps      Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Dead Space 3
Dead Space 3 (2013)
low:
44  fps      Compare
med.:
23  fps      Compare
high:
18  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
Medal of Honor: Warfighter
low:
19  fps      Compare
med.:
13  fps      Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Fifa 13
Fifa 13 (2012)
low:
65 73.3 ~ 69 fps      Compare
med.:
49 55.8 ~ 52 fps      Compare
high:
42 49.7 ~ 46 fps      Compare
ultra:
43.2  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
F1 2012
F1 2012 (2012)
low:
18  fps      Compare
med.:
17  fps      Compare
high:
16  fps      Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Guild Wars 2
Guild Wars 2 (2012)
low:
18.5  fps      Compare
high:
10.2  fps      Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Counter-Strike: GO
low:
61.4  fps      Compare
med.:
44.4  fps      Compare
high:
37.1  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings high.
Darksiders II
med.:
30.1  fps      Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Sleeping Dogs
low:
28.3  fps      Compare
med.:
20.3  fps      Compare
high:
11.1  fps      Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Ghost Recon: Future Soldier
low:
17.6  fps      Compare
med.:
10.2  fps      Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Max Payne 3
Max Payne 3 (2012)
low:
13.5  fps      Compare
med.:
12.3  fps      Compare
high:
7.3  fps      Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Dirt Showdown
low:
27.3  fps      Compare
med.:
15.7  fps      Compare
high:
13.3  fps      Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Diablo III
Diablo III (2012)
low:
55.5  fps      Compare
med.:
38.5  fps      Compare
high:
33.4  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings med..
Risen 2: Dark Waters
low:
15 18.4 ~ 17 fps      Compare
med.:
16.4  fps      Compare
high:
11.7  fps      Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Mass Effect 3
low:
21 28.6 30 ~ 27 fps      Compare
high:
21.6 22.1 ~ 22 fps      Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Alan Wake
Alan Wake (2012)
low:
22.3  fps      Compare
med.:
14  fps      Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Anno 2070
Anno 2070 (2011)
low:
44 52.2 ~ 48 fps      Compare
med.:
23  fps      Compare
high:
15.3  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
low:
25 27.2 30 ~ 27 fps      Compare
med.:
21.8 22.9 ~ 22 fps      Compare
high: