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ATI Radeon Xpress X1250

The Radeon Xpress X1250 (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. It is included in the RS690M / M690T chipset.

The exact core clock is not clear as it varies from 350 MHz (according to Wikipedia) to 400 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 X1250 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.

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
DirectXDirectX 9, Shader 2.0b
technology80 nm
Features80/90nm, Avivo
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: 216      avg: 378 (1%)     median: 325 (1%)     max: 539 Points
3DMark 05 - Standard 1024x768
0% 100%
min: 770      avg: 1089.3 (3%)     median: 1170 (3%)     max: 1333 Points
3DMark 03 - Standard 1024x768
0% 100%
min: 1308      avg: 2156.8 (1%)     median: 2135 (1%)     max: 2928 Points
3DMark 2001SE - Standard 1024x768
0% 100%
min: 6309      avg: 7012.4 (11%)     median: 6930 (11%)     max: 8011 Points
Cinebench R10 - Shading 32Bit
0% 100%
min: 520      avg: 762.7 (6%)     median: 880 (7%)     max: 888 Points
Windows Vista Experience Index - GPU
0% 100%
min: 4.4      avg: 4.4 (65%)     median: 4.4 (65%)     max: 4.4 Points
Windows Vista Experience Index - GPU Games
0% 100%
min: 3.8      avg: 3.8 (56%)     median: 3.8 (56%)     max: 3.8 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
69 83 ~ 76 fps      Compare
med. 800x600
23 24 ~ 24 fps      Compare
high 1024x768
7 7 ~ 7 fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
Quake 3 Arena - Timedemo
high 1024x768
199.3  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 X1250 graphics card

Samsung R60-Aura T2330 Deesan: Intel Pentium Dual Core T2330, 15.4", 2.7 kg
  Review » Review Samsung R60-Aura T2330 Deesan Officenotebook

Acer Extensa 4120: AMD Mobile Sempron 3600+, 14.1", 2.4 kg
  External Review » Acer Extensa 4120

Acer Ferrari 1100: AMD Turion 64 X2 TL-66, 12.1", 2 kg
  External Review » Acer Ferrari 1100

HP Pavilion dv2-1131ax: AMD Turion Neo X2 L625, 12.1", 1.8 kg
  External Review » HP Pavilion dv2-1131ax

Medion Mini E1311: AMD Mobile Sempron 210U, 11.6", 1.5 kg
  External Review » Medion Mini E1311

MSI Wind U210-075UK: AMD Athlon Neo MV-40, 12.1", 1.3 kg
  External Review » MSI Wind U210-075UK

MSI Wind12 U210: AMD Athlon Neo MV-40, 12.1", 1.3 kg
  External Review » MSI Wind12 U210

Samsung P200 Pro: Intel Core 2 Duo T8100, 12.1", 1.9 kg
  External Review » Samsung P200 Pro

Toshiba Equium L350D-11D: AMD Athlon 64 X2 TK-57, 17.0", 3.2 kg
  External Review » Toshiba Equium L350D-11D

Toshiba Satellite A305D: AMD Turion 64 X2 TL-64, 15.4", 2.7 kg
  External Review » Toshiba Satellite A305D

Toshiba Satellite L355D: AMD Turion 64 X2 TL-60, 17.1", 3.1 kg
  External Review » Toshiba Satellite L355D

Toshiba Satellite P305D: AMD Turion 64 X2 TL-62, 17.1", 3.3 kg
  External Review » Toshiba Satellite P305D

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* Approximate position of the graphics adapter

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