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ATI Radeon Xpress X1200

ATI Radeon Xpress X1200

The Radeon Xpress X1200 (RS600M or RS690M) is an onboard graphics card for notebooks / laptops and according to AMD optimized for a good price/value. It is based on a X700 design but with less pixel- and vertex-pipelines.

The exact core clock is not clear as it varies from 350 MHz (according to Wikipedia) to 500 MHz (some GPU-Z versions). The different RS600 and RS690 (Xpress X1200, X1250, and X1270) offer the same graphics core, but may have a different core clock. Still the performance should be compareable.

ATI Radeon Xpress X1200 is hardly apt for gamers. Only old games like Quake 3 Arena can be played in 1024x768 with high/medium details fluently. Even Warcraft 3 runs fluently with minimum details. Current, damanding games like FEAR, Doom3 and Quake 4 can hardly be played (e.g. 2 frames per second in battle scenes in Quake 4). Some strategy games like Age of Empires 3 can only be played with minimal details (20-25 fps, tested with a FSC Amilo Pa 2510).

The graphic chip supports Windows Vista Aero surface and all 3D effects run fluently. Due to HyperMemory Aero is supported with high resolutions (tested with 1280x800 + 1920x1200).

Technically the chip has 4 pixel-pipelines and either a texture unit (with 2 vertex shaders) or no vertex shaders (each source tells a different story).

The current consumption of the desktop version lies around 13.8 Watt (TDP) and 8 Watt average. The mobile versions could be more economic as they offer Powerplay support.

ManufacturerATI
Radeon Xpress X1200 Series

Radeon Xpress X1270

4/0 cores @ 400 MHz

Radeon Xpress X1250

4/0 cores @ 350 MHz
Radeon Xpress X1200 4/0 cores @ 350 MHz
CodenameRS690M
Pipelines4 / 0 Pixel- / Vertexshader
Core Speed *350 MHz
Max. Amount of Memory128 MB
Shared Memoryyes
HyperMemory
DirectXDirectX 9, Shader 2.0
technology80 nm
Features80/90nm, Avivo Video Processor
Date of Announcement01.02.2007
Link to Manufacturer Pagehttp://www.amd.com/gb-uk/Processors/Prod...
* The specified clock rates are only guidelines for the manufacturer and can be altered by them.

Benchmarks

3DMark 06
0% 100%
min: 235      avg: 263.7 (1%)     median: 278 (1%)     max: 278 Points
3DMark 05 - Standard 1024x768
0% 100%
min: 831      avg: 839 (2%)     median: 831 (2%)     max: 855 Points
3DMark 03 - Standard 1024x768
0% 100%
min: 1334      avg: 1334 (1%)     median: 1334 (1%)     max: 1334 Points
3DMark 2001SE - Standard 1024x768
0% 100%
min: 3824      avg: 3824 (6%)     median: 3824 (6%)     max: 3824 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.

F.E.A.R.

F.E.A.R.

2005
low 640x480
29 57 ~ 43 fps      Compare
med. 800x600
4 12 ~ 8 fps      Compare
high 1024x768
1  fps      Compare
» With most tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
Doom 3

Doom 3

2004
low 640x480
13.4 24.9 ~ 19 fps      Compare
med. 640x480
14.7 24.5 ~ 20 fps      Compare
high 800x600
10 17 ~ 14 fps      Compare
ultra 1024x768
7.7 10.7 ~ 9 fps      Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Quake 3 Arena - Timedemo
high 1024x768
83.8  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

Notebook reviews with ATI Radeon Xpress X1200 graphics card

Fujitsu-Siemens Pa2510: AMD Turion 64 X2 TL-50, 15.4", 2.7 kg
  Review » Review Fujitsu-Siemens Amilo Pa2510 Notebook

Toshiba Satellite A210-12Z: AMD Turion 64 X2 TL-52, 15.4", 2.7 kg
  Review » Review Toshiba Satellite A210-12Z

Acer eMachines D620: AMD Athlon X2 L310, 14.1", 2.4 kg
  External Review » Acer eMachines D620

Fujitsu-Siemens Amilo Pa2510: AMD Turion 64 X2 TL-50, 15.4", 2.7 kg
  External Review » Fujitsu-Siemens Amilo Pa2510

MSI Megabook VR610: AMD Athlon 64 X2 TK-57, 15.4", 2.5 kg
  External Review » MSI Megabook VR610

Novatech Xplora E16: AMD Athlon 64 TF-20, 15.6", 2.9 kg
  External Review » Novatech Xplora E16

Packard Bell EasyNote MX52: AMD Mobile Sempron 3600+, 15.4", 2.8 kg
  External Review » Packard Bell EasyNote MX52

Toshiba Satellite A210-10C: AMD Turion 64 X2 TL-52, 15.4", 2.7 kg
  External Review » Toshiba Satellite A210-10C

Toshiba Satellite A210-12U: AMD Turion 64 X2 TL-52, 15.4", 2.7 kg
  External Review » Toshiba Satellite A210-12U

Toshiba Satellite A210-12Z: AMD Turion 64 X2 TL-52, 15.4", 2.7 kg
  External Review » Toshiba Satellite A210-12Z

Toshiba Satellite A210-172: AMD Turion 64 X2 TL-62, 15.4", 2.7 kg
  External Review » Toshiba Satellite A210-172

Toshiba Satellite A215: AMD Turion 64 X2 TL-56, 15.4", 3 kg
  External Review » Toshiba Satellite A215

Toshiba Satellite A215-S4757: AMD Turion 64 X2 TL-56, 15.4", 3 kg
  External Review » Toshiba Satellite A215-S4757

Toshiba Satellite A215-S6804: AMD Turion 64 X2 TL-60, 15.4", 2.7 kg
  External Review » Toshiba Satellite A215-S6804

Toshiba Satellite A215-S7437: AMD Turion 64 X2 TL-58, 15.4", 2.7 kg
  External Review » Toshiba Satellite A215-S7437

Toshiba Satellite P200D-107: AMD Turion 64 X2 TL-56, 17.1", 3.3 kg
  External Review » Toshiba Satellite P200D-107

Toshiba Satellite Pro A210: AMD Turion 64 X2 TL-58, 15.4", 2.7 kg
  External Review » Toshiba Satellite Pro A210

Toshiba Satellite Pro A210-1AZ: AMD Athlon 64 X2 TK-55, 15.4", 2.7 kg
  External Review » Toshiba Satellite Pro A210-1AZ

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