ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5470

The ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5470 is an entry-level / lower middle class DirectX 11 graphics card for laptops. It is manufactured in 40nm and is based on the Park (XT) architecture of entry level graphic chips (dedicated). It supports GDDR5, but due to cost savings, the card may often be outfitted with slower DDR3 memory.

Due to the higher clock rate (and GDDR5 support), the 3D gaming performance should be above the HD 4570 (predecessor with same TDP range). Therefore, all current games should be playable in low-medium details. Demanding games, like Crysis, NFS Shift, or Modern Warfare ran on the HD 4570 for example only in low detail settings fluently. Less demanding games like Left 4 Dead should run in high detail settings.

The memory interface of the Mobility 5470 is composed out of one 64 bit wide controller that can access DDR3 or GDDR5 memory. If GDDR5 is used by the laptop vendor the performance should be noticeably better. 

The HD5470 offers only 80 MADD cores (called Stream Processors) which are grouped in 16 5-dimensional groups. The cores support DirectX 11 functions in hardware (Tessellation, OIT, Post-Processing, Shadows, HDR Texture Compression).  Compared to the HD 5600/5700 series which feature 400 cores, the core count of the HD5400 series is clearly cut down leading to a reduced computation power of 120 versus 360-520 (HD 5650) GigaFLOPs. Due to the high clock speed of the chip, the gap is not that big.

According to AMD, the HD 5000 series was also improved regarding general computing (as the HD4000 series was not optimized for this). Therefore, the performance of ATI stream, OpenCL, and DirectCompute 11 applications should be noticable better.

The Mobility Radeon HD 5000 series includes an improved video processor (UVD2) to decode HD videos with the graphic card. The new version is able to decode two HD streams simultaneously (e.g., for Blu-Ray picture in picture) if the graphic card offers enough memory bandwidth (its not sure if the HD 5470 offers enough performance, perhaps versions with GDDR5). Since the Flash 10.1 Beta, the 5000 series is also able to help accelerate Flash HD videos (like YouTube).

A special feature of the HD 5000 series is its ability to transmit HD audio formats (like Dolby True HD or DTS HD Master Audio) with up to 8 channels and 192 KHz / 24 Bit over HDMI 1.3a.

As the desktop HD 5000 series, the Mobility HD 5470 also supports Eyefinity to connect up to 4 monitors to the graphics chip. Of course, this depends on how many monitor outputs the laptop vendor adds to the laptop (and how they are wired). Most laptops will support three screens simultaneously (internal and two external).

The power consumption of the HD 5470 is in the same range as the older HD 4750 (12-15 Watt depending on the used memory). Therefore, the GPU will mostly be used in 13-17" laptops. According to AMD, the performance per watt ratio (same power consumption, better performance) and the Idle power consumption were improved (thanks to Memory Clock Scaling and Clock Gating). Furthermore, the chip does support PowerXpress (with AMD chipset) and Switchable Graphics (Intel) to switch between the dedicated and chipset / CPU graphics card (with improved switching times).

ManufacturerATI
Mobility Radeon HD 5400 Series
Mobility Radeon HD 5470 80 @ 750 MHz64 Bit @ 1800 MHz

Mobility Radeon HD 5450

80 @ 675 MHz64 Bit @ 800 MHz

Mobility Radeon HD 5430

80 @ 550 MHz64 Bit @ 800 MHz
CodenamePark XT
ArchitectureTerascale 2
Pipelines80 - unified
Core Speed *750 MHz
Memory Speed *1800 MHz
Memory Bus Width64 Bit
Memory TypeDDR2, GDDR2, DDR3, GDDR3, GDDR5
Shared Memoryno
DirectXDirectX 11, Shader 5.0
Power Consumption13-15 Watt
Transistors242 Million
technology40 nm
FeaturesEyefinity (up to 4 monitors), Avivo HD (UVD2), Full Bitstream Audio (8-ch HD Audio over HDMI).
Date of Announcement07.01.2010
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 Vantage - P GPU no PhysX 1280x1024
0% 100%
min: 708      avg: 945.3 (2%)     median: 999.5 (2%)     max: 1096 Points
3DMark Vantage - P Result no PhysX 1280x1024
0% 100%
min: 909      avg: 1198.7 (3%)     median: 1269.5 (3%)     max: 1395 Points
3DMark 06
0% 100%
min: 2173      avg: 3631.8 (12%)     median: 3727 (12%)     max: 4260 Points
3DMark 05 - Standard 1024x768
0% 100%
min: 5147      avg: 6329.5 (17%)     median: 6601 (18%)     max: 6949 Points
3DMark 03 - Standard 1024x768
0% 100%
min: 7861      avg: 9532 (6%)     median: 9839 (7%)     max: 10108 Points
3DMark 2001SE - Standard 1024x768
0% 100%
min: 13866      avg: 20346.6 (33%)     median: 20743 (34%)     max: 23188 Points
PCMark Vantage - Gaming Score 1024x768
0% 100%
min: 2548      avg: 3683.3 (14%)     median: 3748 (14%)     max: 4584 Points
SPEC Viewperf 10.0 - 3ds Max 1280x1024
0% 100%
min: 15.97      avg: 16 (33%)     median: 16 (33%)     max: 15.97 fps
SPEC Viewperf 10.0 - Catia 1280x1024
0% 100%
min: 14.09      avg: 14.1 (30%)     median: 14.1 (30%)     max: 14.09 fps
SPEC Viewperf 10.0 - EnSight 1280x1024
0% 100%
min: 11.67      avg: 11.7 (25%)     median: 11.7 (25%)     max: 11.67 fps
SPEC Viewperf 10.0 - Maya 1280x1024
0% 100%
min: 30.56      avg: 30.6 (16%)     median: 30.6 (16%)     max: 30.56 fps
SPEC Viewperf 10.0 - Pro/Engeneer 1280x1024
0% 100%
min: 12.05      avg: 12.1 (24%)     median: 12.1 (24%)     max: 12.05 fps
SPEC Viewperf 10.0 - SolidWorks 1280x1024
0% 100%
min: 26.54      avg: 26.5 (39%)     median: 26.5 (39%)     max: 26.54 fps
SPEC Viewperf 10.0 - UGS NX 1280x1024
0% 100%
min: 5.39      avg: 5.4 (11%)     median: 5.4 (11%)     max: 5.39 fps
Cinebench R11.5 - OpenGL 64Bit
0% 100%
min: 7.42      avg: 9.9 (9%)     median: 10.3 (9%)     max: 12.62 Points
Cinebench R10 - Shading 32Bit
0% 100%
min: 3565      avg: 4056.8 (33%)     median: 4042 (33%)     max: 4560 Points
Windows 7 Experience Index - Gaming graphics
0% 100%
min: 5.3      avg: 6 (76%)     median: 6.2 (78%)     max: 6.3 points
Windows 7 Experience Index - Graphics
0% 100%
min: 3.2      avg: 4.9 (62%)     median: 5 (63%)     max: 5.1 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 11

Fifa 11

2010
low 800x600
137 fps  fps      Compare
med. 1024x768
62.2 fps  fps      Compare
high 1360x768
33.3 fps  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings med..
Mafia 2

Mafia 2

2010
low 800x600
27.8 fps  fps      Compare
med. 1024x768
17.7 fps  fps      Compare
high 1360x768
13.5 fps  fps      Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
StarCraft 2
low 1024x768
96.8 fps 107.9 fps ~ 102 fps      Compare
med. 1360x768
16.7 fps 22.6 fps ~ 20 fps      Compare
high 1360x768
10.9 fps 13.4 fps ~ 12 fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
Metro 2033
low 800x600
27.7 fps 34.6 ~ 31 fps      Compare
med. 1360x768
13.8 fps 16 ~ 15 fps      Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Battlefield: Bad Company 2
low 1024x768
26.7 26.7 fps 27.1 ~ 27 fps      Compare
med. 1366x768
19.6 fps 20.2 20.3 ~ 20 fps      Compare
high 1366x768
12.4 fps  fps      Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
CoD Modern Warfare 2
low 800x600
69.1 fps 77.5 79.2 ~ 75 fps      Compare
med. 1024x768
23 fps 24.9 25.9 ~ 25 fps      Compare
high 1366x768
18.1 fps  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
Risen

Risen

2009
low 800x600
29.5 30.1 31.1 fps 43.3 ~ 34 fps      Compare
med. 1024x768
16.5 17 18.7 fps 19.2 ~ 18 fps      Compare
high 1366x768
9.9 10.7 13.3 ~ 11 fps      Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Need for Speed Shift
med. 1024x768
19.9 20.6 fps ~ 20 fps      Compare
high 1366x768
13.4 13.8 fps ~ 14 fps      Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Colin McRae: DIRT 2
low 800x600
22.6 22.7 45.1 ~ 30 fps      Compare
med. 1024x768
18.8 19.6 30.2 ~ 23 fps      Compare
high 1360x768
12.7 12.7 12.7 ~ 13 fps      Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Anno 1404

Anno 1404

2009
low 1024x768
43 57 76.8 78.4 fps ~ 64 fps      Compare
ultra 1280x1024
11.3 11.6 12 fps ~ 12 fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
Sims 3

Sims 3

2009
low 800x600
124  fps      Compare
med. 1024x768
28.5  fps      Compare
high 1280x1024
12.2  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
F.E.A.R. 2
low 800x600
114  fps      Compare