ATI Radeon Xpress X1270

The Radeon Xpress X1270 (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 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 X1270 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.

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 @ 400MHz

Radeon Xpress X1250

4/0 cores @ 350MHz

Radeon Xpress X1200

4/0 cores @ 350MHz
CodenameM690T
Pipelines4 / 0 Pixel- / Vertexshader
Core Speed *400 MHz
Max. Amount of Memory128 MB
Shared Memoryyes
DirectXDirectX 9, Shader 2.0
technology80 nm
FeaturesPowerPlay 7.0, 80 or 90nm process, HDMI support!
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: 291      avg: 342.3 (1%)     median: 337 (1%)     max: 374 Points
3DMark 05 - Standard 1024x768
0% 100%
min: 773      avg: 982.9 (3%)     median: 990 (3%)     max: 1190 Points
3DMark 03 - Standard 1024x768
0% 100%
min: 1200      avg: 1672.6 (1%)     median: 1720 (1%)     max: 1970 Points
3DMark 2001SE - Standard 1024x768
0% 100%
min: 3166      avg: 4858.6 (8%)     median: 5217 (9%)     max: 5860 Points
Cinebench R10 - Shading 32Bit
0% 100%
min: 540      avg: 618 (5%)     median: 559 (5%)     max: 755 Points
Windows Vista Experience Index - GPU
0% 100%
min: 3.2      avg: 3.2 (47%)     median: 3.2 (47%)     max: 3.2 Points
Windows Vista Experience Index - GPU Games
0% 100%
min: 3.1      avg: 3.1 (46%)     median: 3.1 (46%)     max: 3.1 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.

F.E.A.R.

F.E.A.R.

2005
low 640x480
67 76 ~ 72 fps      Compare
med. 800x600
15 15 ~ 15 fps      Compare
high 1024x768
2 2 ~ 2 fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
Quake 3 Arena - Timedemo
high 1024x768
88 89.8 107 ~ 95 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 X1270 graphics card

HP Pavilion dv2-1001eg: AMD Athlon Neo MV-40, 12.1", 1.6 kg
  Review » Review HP Pavilion dv2 Subnotebook

Averatec 2575: AMD Turion 64 X2 TL-64, 12.1", 1.8 kg
  External Review » Averatec 2575

Dell Inspiron 1521: AMD Turion 64 X2 TL-64, 15.4", 3.1 kg
  External Review » Dell Inspiron 1521

Dell Inspiron 1721: AMD Turion 64 X2 TL-64, 17.1", 3.5 kg
  External Review » Dell Inspiron 1721

Dell Latitude D531: AMD Turion 64 X2 TL-56, 15.4", 2.7 kg
  External Review » Dell Latitude D531

Gateway LT3103u: AMD Athlon 64 L110, 11.6", 1.4 kg
  External Review » Gateway LT3103u

Gateway LT3106a: AMD Athlon 64 L110, 11.6", 1.4 kg
  External Review » Gateway LT3106a

Gateway M-1626: AMD Turion 64 X2 TL-60, 15.4", 2.9 kg
  External Review » Gateway M-1626

HP Compaq 6515b: AMD Turion 64 X2 TL-64, 14.1", 2.4 kg
  External Review » HP Compaq 6515b

Maxdata Belinea b.book 3: AMD Turion 64 X2 TL-60, 17.1", 3.6 kg
  External Review » Maxdata Belinea b.book 3

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

MSI Megabook ER710: AMD Athlon 64 X2 TK-53, 17.1", 3.2 kg
  External Review » MSI Megabook ER710

MSI Megabook EX600: Intel Core 2 Duo T5250, 15.4", 2.6 kg
  External Review » MSI Megabook EX600

MSI Megabook PR210: AMD Turion 64 X2 TL-56, 12.1", 1.8 kg
  External Review » MSI Megabook PR210

Novatech B17: AMD Athlon 64 X2 TK-42, 17.0", 2.9 kg
  External Review » Novatech B17

Toshiba Satellite L300D: AMD Athlon 64 X2 TK-57, 15.4", 2.5 kg
  External Review » Toshiba Satellite L300D

Toshiba Satellite P305: AMD Turion 64 X2 TL-60, 15.4", 2.9 kg
  External Review » Toshiba Satellite P305

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Class 3
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Class 5
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Author: Klaus Hinum (Update: 2013-01-16)