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AMD Radeon HD 7690M XT

AMD Radeon HD 7690M XT

The AMD Radeon HD 7690M XT is a fast middle-class graphics card for laptops in 2011. It is at heart a renamed Radeon HD 6770M. Therefore, the GPU is still built in 40nm with DirectX11 support. The Radeon HD 7690M (without the XT addition, is the renamed 6750M and offers as a GDDR5 variant lower clock rates or slower DDR3 graphics memory).

The integrated 480 Stream processors are still based on the 5D architecture found in the Radeon 5000 series. Therefore, the number of shaders is not comparable to the 1D cores of current Nvidia GPUs. General Tessellation performance of the Radeon HD 7690M card should be comparable to the desktop 6800 series. The Stream processors can be used with DirectX 11, OpenGL 4.1, DirectCompute 11 and OpenCL. The latter two features enable the AMD core to transcode videos and perform general computations.

The 3D performance of the HD 7690M XT is slightly better than the GeForce GT 555M and is therefore positioned in the upper middle class as of 2011. Demanding games like Anno 2070 or Skyrim can only be played in medium detail settings and lower resolutions. Even more demanding games, such as Battlefield 3, may only run fluently in low detail settings. Older games like Call of Duty: Black Ops are playable with all settings maxed.

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 AMD graphics card.

Furthermore, the HD 7600M series integrates an 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). This solution, however, is not as mature as Nvidia's 3D Vision in terms of drivers and general software support.

Thanks to Eyefinity, the HD 7690M is able to theoretically drive up to 5 monitors simultaneously. Note that this would only work if the laptop features enough DisplayPort outputs to begin with.

The power consumption of the HD 7690M should be similar to the Mobility Radeon HD 5770 and is therefore usually found in 15-inch or larger notebooks with more powerful cooling solutions.

ManufacturerAMD
Radeon HD 7600M Series
Radeon HD 7690M XT 480 @ 725 MHz128 Bit @ 3600 MHz

Radeon HD 7690M

480 @ 600 - 725 (Boost) MHz128 Bit @ 3600/1800 MHz

Radeon HD 7660G + HD 7670M Dual Graphics

862 @ 685 / 600 MHz128 Bit @ 1800 MHz

Radeon HD 7640G + HD 7670M Dual Graphics

736 @ 655 / 600 MHz128 Bit @ 1800 MHz

Radeon HD 7520G + HD 7670M Dual Graphics

736 @ 655 / 600 MHz128 Bit @ 1800 MHz

Radeon HD 7670M

480 @ 600 MHz128 Bit @ 1800 MHz

Radeon HD 7650M

480 @ 450 - 550 (Boost) MHz128 Bit @ 1800 MHz

Radeon HD 7630M

480 @ 450 MHz128 Bit @ 1800 MHz

Radeon HD 7640G + HD 7610M Dual Graphics

656 @ 655 / 450 MHz128 Bit @ 1800 MHz

Radeon HD 7610M

400 @ 450 MHz128 Bit @ 1600 MHz
CodenameThames XTX
ArchitectureTerascale 2
Pipelines480 - unified
Core Speed *725 MHz
Memory Speed *3600 MHz
Memory Bus Width128 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5
Shared Memoryno
DirectXDirectX 11, Shader 5.0
Transistors716 Million
technology40 nm
Notebook Sizemedium sized
Date of Announcement07.06.2011
Link to Manufacturer Pagehttp://www.amd.com/de/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: 1346      avg: 1346 (6%)     median: 1346 (6%)     max: 1346 points
3DMark 11 - Performance 1280x720
0% 100%
min: 1517      avg: 1550.5 (9%)     median: 1550.5 (9%)     max: 1584 points
3DMark Vantage - P Result no PhysX 1280x1024
0% 100%
min: 6765      avg: 7054.5 (15%)     median: 7054.5 (15%)     max: 7344 Points
3DMark 05 - Standard 1024x768
0% 100%
min: 17545      avg: 17545 (48%)     median: 17545 (48%)     max: 17545 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - OpenGL 64Bit
0% 100%
min: 51.48      avg: 51.5 (42%)     median: 51.5 (42%)     max: 51.48 Points
Windows 7 Experience Index - Gaming graphics
0% 100%
min: 6.6      avg: 6.7 (84%)     median: 6.7 (84%)     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.

Mass Effect 3
low 1280x720
57 60 ~ 59 fps      Compare
high 1366x768
36 42.8 ~ 39 fps      Compare
ultra 1920x1080
27 30.2 ~ 29 fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings high.
Anno 2070

Anno 2070

2011
low 1024x768
97.6 109 ~ 103 fps      Compare
med. 1366x768
41.3 46 ~ 44 fps      Compare
high 1366x768
27.4 28 ~ 28 fps      Compare
ultra 1920x1080
15  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings med..
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
low 1280x720
63.2 70 ~ 67 fps      Compare
med. 1366x768
44.7  fps      Compare
high 1366x768
30  fps      Compare
ultra 1920x1080
18  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings med..
Battlefield 3
low 1024x768
49  fps      Compare
med. 1366x768
34  fps      Compare
high 1366x768
28  fps      Compare
ultra 1920x1080
10  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
Fifa 12

Fifa 12

2011
low 800x600
303  fps      Compare
med. 1024x768
154.9  fps      Compare
high 1360x768
105.4  fps      Compare
ultra 1920x1080
55.6  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
F1 2011

F1 2011

2011
low 800x600
92  fps      Compare
med. 1024x768
62  fps      Compare
high 1366x768
37  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings high.
Deus Ex Human Revolution
low 1024x768
102.7 157 ~ 130 fps      Compare
high 1366x768
43.4 48 ~ 46 fps      Compare
ultra 1920x1080
22  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings high.
Dirt 3

Dirt 3

2011
low 800x600
104.2  fps      Compare
med. 1024x768
63.2  fps      Compare
high 1360x768
48.2  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings high.
The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings
low 1024x768
39  fps      Compare
med. 1366x768
27  fps      Compare
high 1600x900
17  fps      Compare
ultra 1920x1080
13  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
Crysis 2

Crysis 2

2011
low 800x600
88  fps      Compare
med. 1024x768
54  fps      Compare
high 1366x768
44  fps      Compare
ultra 1920x1080
17  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings high.
Call of Duty: Black Ops
low 800x600
90  fps      Compare
med. 1024x768
79  fps      Compare
high 1360x768
68  fps      Compare
ultra 1920x1080
45  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
Civilization 5
low 1024x768
63  fps      Compare
ultra 1920x1080
17  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
Metro 2033
low 800x600
115  fps      Compare
med. 1360x768
47  fps      Compare
high 1600x900
25  fps      Compare
ultra 1920x1080
9  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings med..
GTA IV - Grand Theft Auto
med. 1024x768
64  fps      Compare
high 1280x1024
47  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings high.
Far Cry 2

Far Cry 2

2008
low 640x480
166  fps      Compare
high 1024x768
69  fps      Compare
ultra 1920x1080
27  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings high.

For more games that might be playable and a list of all games and graphics cards visit our Gaming List

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Notebook reviews with AMD Radeon HD 7690M XT graphics card

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  Review » Review HP Pavilion dv7-6c07eg Notebook

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  External Review » HP Envy 17 3D (Early 2012)

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  External Review » HP Envy 17-3000eg

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  External Review » HP Pavilion dv7-6c07eg

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Class 1
GeForce GTX 590
GeForce GTX 580
Radeon HD 6970
GeForce GTX 570
GeForce GTX 560 Ti
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