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ATI Radeon HD 4270

The AMD ATI Radeon HD 4270 (sometimes also ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4270 called) is an onboard (shared Memory) graphics chip in the RS880M chipset. It is based on the HD 3400 graphics core and features the UVD 2 video engine to decode HD videos (Avivo HD - can decode two HD streams simultaneously). Compared to the HD 4250, the 4270 is a higher clocked version.

Compared to the old HD 3200, the 4270 supports DirectX 10.1 and features the UVD2 video decoder.

The UVD 2 video engine is able to decode HD videos (H.264 and VC-1 in all stages, MPEG-2 only IDCT) and allows the fluent playback of HD videos (e.g. Blu-ray) with a relative low CPU utilization (called Avivo HD). The HD 3200 was the first onboard graphics card that allows the fluent playback of Blu-ray videos. The UVD 2 in the HD 4270 supports the decoding of two video stream and therefore got a full Blu-Ray support.

The graphics core of the HD 4270 stems from the Mobility Radeon HD 3400 series and is therefore DirectX 10.1 capable. Because of the missing graphics memory, the performance of the card is a bit lower than of the HD 34x0. Theroretically, dedicated memory chips can be directly added to the chip, making it a dedicated graphics card. Because of pricing it is unclear if any manufacturer will add memory to the chip.

Current (and less demanding games) like Starcraft 2 or Left4Dead are playable in low details in conjunction with a fast CPU. Furthermore older games like Doom 3 or Quake 4 should also be playable with slower processors. Compared to older onboad graphic chips (e.g., GMA 4500MHD), the HD 4270 is much faster. The new Intel HD Graphics in the Core ix Arrandale CPUs, offers a similar performance, but the driver support by AMD should be better.

ManufacturerATI
Radeon HD 4000 Series
Radeon HD 4270 40 @ 590 MHz

Radeon HD 4250

40 @ 500 MHz

Radeon HD 4200

40 @ 500 MHz

Radeon HD 4225

40 @ 380 MHz

Radeon HD 4100

40 @ 350 MHz
CodenameRS880M
ArchitectureRV6xx
Pipelines40 - unified
Core Speed *590 MHz
Max. Amount of Memory512 MB
Shared Memoryyes
shared memory
DirectXDirectX 10.1, Shader 4.0
technology55 nm
FeaturesAvivo HD (UVD2), Hybrid Graphics Technology, PCI-E 2.0, Vari-Bright (Bildschirmhelligkeit automtisch anpassen), HDCP support, Display Cache
Date of Announcement01.05.2010
* The specified clock rates are only guidelines for the manufacturer and can be altered by them.

Benchmarks

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Notebook reviews with ATI Radeon HD 4270 graphics card

MSI CR630-V1225FD: AMD V-Series V120, 15.6", 2.4 kg
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MSI CR630: AMD Athlon II P320, 15.6", 2.5 kg
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MSI CR630-V1225FD: AMD V-Series V120, 15.6", 2.4 kg
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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
Class 3
Radeon HD 5670
GeForce GT 240
Radeon R6 M255DX
GeForce GT 430
Radeon HD 5570
GeForce GT 220
Radeon HD 6450 GDDR5
Class 4
Radeon R3 (Mullins/Beema)
Mali-T760 MP6
Class 5
Radeon HD 4350
GeForce G 107M *
Chrome9HD *
Class 6
Mali-T760 MP2
unknown *

* Approximate position of the graphics adapter

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Author: Klaus Hinum (Update: 2013-01-16)