AMD Radeon HD 7690M

AMD Radeon HD 7690M

The AMD Radeon HD 7690M is a fast middle-class graphics card for laptops introduced in 2011. It is at heart a renamed Radeon HD 6750M with a 100MHz increase in memory clock speed on models sporting DDR3 VRAM. Therefore, the GPU is still built in 40nm with DirectX11 support.

According to AMD, select DDR3 models are available based on the faster clocked Thames-XTX chip. The similarly named Radeon HD 7690M XT is based on the same architectural core as the 7690M, but offers higher clock speeds with GDDR5 memory. In essence, the XT variant is a renamed Radeon HD 6770M.

Current 7690M models are available as:
AMD Radeon HD 7690M, 725 MHz core, 900 MHz DDR3 -> 6750M
AMD Radeon HD 7690M, 600 MHz core, GDDR5 -> 6750M
AMD Radeon HD 7690M XT, 725 MHz core, GDDR5 -> 6770M

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 directly 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 is slightly better than the average GeForce GT 550M 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 6750M 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 @ 725MHz128 Bit @ 3600MHz
Radeon HD 7690M 480 @ 600 - 725MHz128 Bit @ 3600/1800MHz

Radeon HD 7660G + HD 7670M Dual Graphics

862 @ 685 / 600MHz128 Bit @ 1800MHz

Radeon HD 7640G + HD 7670M Dual Graphics

736 @ 655 / 600MHz128 Bit @ 1800MHz

Radeon HD 7520G + HD 7670M Dual Graphics

736 @ 655 / 600MHz128 Bit @ 1800MHz

Radeon HD 7670M

480 @ 600MHz128 Bit @ 1800MHz

Radeon HD 7650M

480 @ 450-550MHz128 Bit @ 1800MHz

Radeon HD 7630M

480 @ 450MHz128 Bit @ 1800MHz

Radeon HD 7640G + HD 7610M Dual Graphics

656 @ 655 / 450MHz128 Bit @ 1800MHz

Radeon HD 7610M

400 @ 450MHz128 Bit @ 1600MHz
CodenameThames XT / XTX
ArchitectureTerascale 2
Pipelines480 - unified
Core Speed *600 - 725 MHz
Shader Speed *600 - 725 MHz
Memory Speed *3600/1800 MHz
Memory Bus Width128 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5/DDR3
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 1280x720
0% 100%
min: 1274      avg: 1306 (10%)     median: 1306 (10%)     max: 1338 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: 5558      avg: 5883.5 (16%)     median: 5883.5 (16%)     max: 6209 Points
3DMark Vantage - P GPU no PhysX 1280x1024
0% 100%
min: 5081      avg: 5081 (12%)     median: 5081 (12%)     max: 5081 Points
3DMark 06
0% 100%
min: 8988      avg: 9324 (32%)     median: 9324 (32%)     max: 9660 Points
3DMark 05 - Standard 1024x768
0% 100%
min: 17784      avg: 17784 (48%)     median: 17784 (48%)     max: 17784 Points
3DMark 03 - Standard 1024x768
0% 100%
min: 26169      avg: 26169 (17%)     median: 26169 (17%)     max: 26169 Points
Unigine Heaven 2.1 - high, Tesselation (normal), DirectX11 1280x1024
0% 100%
min: 15.5      avg: 15.5 (9%)     median: 15.5 (9%)     max: 15.5 fps
PCMark Vantage - Gaming Score 1024x768
0% 100%
min: 7246      avg: 7246 (28%)     median: 7246 (28%)     max: 7246 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - OpenGL 64Bit
0% 100%
min: 43.83      avg: 43.8 (40%)     median: 43.8 (40%)     max: 43.83 Points
Windows 7 Experience Index - Graphics
0% 100%
min: 6.9      avg: 6.9 (87%)     median: 6.9 (87%)     max: 6.9 points
Windows 7 Experience Index - Gaming graphics
0% 100%
min: 6.9      avg: 6.9 (87%)     median: 6.9 (87%)     max: 6.9 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.

Alan Wake
Alan Wake (2012)
low:
43  fps      Compare
med.:
30  fps      Compare
ultra:
14  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
low:
45  fps      Compare
med.:
38  fps      Compare
high:
28  fps      Compare
ultra:
15  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings med..
CoD: Modern Warfare 3
low:
154  fps      Compare
med.:
68  fps      Compare
high:
42  fps      Compare
ultra:
29  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings high.
F1 2011
F1 2011 (2011)
low:
90  fps      Compare
med.:
55  fps      Compare
high:
37  fps      Compare
ultra:
15  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings high.
StarCraft 2
StarCraft 2 (2010)
low:
270  fps      Compare
med.:
52  fps      Compare
high:
38  fps      Compare
ultra:
24.4  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings high.
Metro 2033
Metro 2033 (2010)
low:
107  fps      Compare
med.:
49  fps      Compare
high:
25  fps      Compare
ultra:
8.4  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings med..

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 7690M graphics card

HP Envy 15-3040nr: Intel Core i7 2670QM, 15.6", 2.6 kg
  Review » HP Envy 15-3040nr Laptop Review

  External Review » HP Envy 15-3040nr

HP Envy 17-3070nr: Intel Core i7 2670QM, 17.3", 3.3 kg
  External Review » HP Envy 17-3070nr

HP Pavilion dv7-6c04sg: Intel Core i5 2450M, 17.3", 3.4 kg
  External Review » HP Pavilion dv7-6c04sg

» Comparison of GPUs
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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)