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AMD Radeon HD 6290

The AMD Radeon HD 6290 (or sometimes also called ATI Mobility Radeon HD 6290) is an integrated graphics card in some Ontario netbook processors (e.g., C-60). It is based on the same graphics core as the ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4330 but without any dedicated memory. Furthermore, it features the newer UVD3 video processor. Compared to the slower HD 6250, the 6290 features Turbo Core to overclock automatically to 400MHz.

The 3D performance of the HD 6290 is located in the low end above the integrated chipset graphics card of the 880M chipset (e.g. Radeon HD 4250). Due to the slow processor, the gaming is however very restricted. Only very old and low demanding games run fluent in low-medium detail settings (e.g. Half Life 2). Even non demanding games like Trackmania Nations Forever can only be played in low details. However, compared to the integrated graphics card in Atom processors (GMA 3150), the HD 6290 clearly wins.

The new UVD3 video decoder allows the decoding of HD videos using the graphics card. It allows the parallel decoding of two MPEG2, H.264 and VC-1 streams and therefore compatible to BD-Live. Furthermore, the new UVD3 also supports DivX, Xvid and MPEG4 Part 2 decoding. Blu-Ray 3D via MCV (Multiview Video Coding) of the UVD3 is not supported due to the low processing power.

The power consumption of the HD 6290 is quite low as it is directly integrated in the processor. The whole processor containing northbridge parts, a memory controller and the gpu is specified with 9 Watt TDP.

ManufacturerAMD
Brazos Series
Radeon HD 7340 (compare) 80 @ 523 - 680 (Boost) MHz
Radeon HD 6320 (compare) 80 @ 500 - 600 (Boost) MHz
Radeon HD 7310 (compare) 80 @ 500 MHz
Radeon HD 6310 (compare) 80 @ 500 MHz
Radeon HD 7290 (compare) 80 @ 280 - 400 (Boost) MHz
Radeon HD 6290 80 @ 280 - 400 (Boost) MHz
Radeon HD 6250 (compare) 80 @ 280 MHz
CodenameZacate
ArchitectureTerascale 2
Pipelines80 - unified
Core Speed280 - 400 (Boost) MHz
Shared Memoryyes
DirectXDirectX 11, Shader 5.0
technology40 nm
FeaturesDirectX 11, UVD3, Turbo Core 400MHz
Date of Announcement01.07.2011
Link to Manufacturer Pagehttp://www.amd.com/us/products/notebook/...
CPUGPU Base SpeedGPU Boost / Turbo
AMD C-702 x 1000 MHz, 9 W280 MHz400 MHz

Benchmarks

3DMark Vantage
P Result 1280x1024 +
P GPU no PhysX 1280x1024 +
3DMark 06 +
Unigine Heaven 2.1 - high, Tesselation (normal), DirectX11 1280x1024
1 fps (0%)
Windows 7 Experience Index - Graphics
min: 3.9     avg: 4     median: 4 (51%)     max: 4.1 points
Cinebench R10 Shading 32Bit +
Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64Bit +
- Range of benchmark values for this graphics card
- Average benchmark values for this graphics card
* Smaller numbers mean a higher performance

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.

low 1280x720
8  fps    + Compare
med. 1366x768
5.6  fps    + Compare
high 1366x768
4.4  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
2.1  fps    + Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Fifa 12

Fifa 12

2011
low 800x600
18  fps    + Compare
med. 1024x768
11.1  fps    + Compare
high 1360x768
5.6  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
5.1  fps    + Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
F1 2011

F1 2011

2011
low 800x600
12  fps    + Compare
med. 1024x768
12  fps    + Compare
high 1366x768
12  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
12 (!)  fps    + Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Dirt 3

Dirt 3

2011
low 800x600
15.9  fps    + Compare
med. 1024x768
12.6  fps    + Compare
high 1360x768
12.6  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
-1  fps    + Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
low 1024x768
18.8  fps    + Compare
med. 1280x720
-1 (!)  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
-1 (!)  fps    + Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
low 800x600
6.1  fps    + Compare
med. 1024x768
4.8  fps    + Compare
high 1360x768
4.5 4.5 ~ 5 fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
2.3  fps    + Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Mafia 2

Mafia 2

2010
low 800x600
4.9  fps    + Compare
med. 1024x768
4.8  fps    + Compare
high 1360x768
4.6  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
2.9  fps    + Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
low 1024x768
9  fps    + Compare
med. 1366x768
7.2  fps    + Compare
high 1366x768
5.5  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
2.6  fps    + Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
low 640x480
30.7  fps    + Compare
high 1024x768
7.9  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
5  fps    + Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
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Notebook reviews with AMD Radeon HD 6290 graphics card

Acer Aspire One 722-C62kk: AMD C-60, 11.6", 1.4 kg
  Review » Review Acer Aspire One 722-C62kk Notebook

Acer Aspire One 725: AMD C-60, 11.6", 1.2 kg
  Review » Review Acer Aspire One 725 Notebook

Acer Aspire One 722-0828: AMD C-60, 11.6", 1.4 kg
  External Review » Acer Aspire One 722-0828

Acer Aspire One 722-C68kk: AMD C-60, 11.6", 1.4 kg
  External Review » Acer Aspire One 722-C68kk

Acer Aspire One 725: AMD C-60, 11.6", 1.2 kg
  External Review » Acer Aspire One 725

Acer Aspire One 725-C62kk: AMD C-60, 11.6", 1.2 kg
  External Review » Acer Aspire One 725-C62kk

Acer Aspire One 725-C7Skk: AMD C-70, 11.6", 1.2 kg
  External Review » Acer Aspire One 725-C7Skk

Asus X55U-SX008H: AMD C-60, 15.6", 2.4 kg
  External Review » Asus X55U-SX008H

Toshiba NB550D-11D: AMD C-60, 10.1", 1.3 kg
  External Review » Toshiba NB550D-11D

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