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AMD Radeon HD 6450M

AMD Radeon HD 6450M

The AMD Radeon HD 6450M (sometimes also still called ATI Mobility Radeon HD 6450) is a laptop graphics card for entry level class notebooks. It should be based on the Seymore-PRO chip and therefore feature the UVD 3 video decoder. Compared to the faster HD 6470M, the 6450M offers a slower core clock speed. 

The 120 Stream processors are still based on the "old" 5D architecture similar to the 5000 series. Therefore, the number of shaders is not comparable to the 1D cores of current Nvidia GPUs. The Tessellation performance should be improved (like the desktop 6800 series) with the new cards. The Stream processors can be used with DirectX 11, OpenGL 4.1, DirectCompute 11 and OpenCL. With the later two the cores can also be used for general computations like transcoding videos.

The performance should be similar to the HD6370M (renamed 5470)  that features less shaders but most probably a higher core clock. Therefore, all current games should run in low detail settings fluently.

The new UVD3 video decoder supports the decoding of MPEG-4 AVC/H.264, VC-1, MPEG-2, Flash and now also Multi-View Codec (MVC) and MPEG-4 part 2 (DivX, xVid) HD videos on the graphics card.

Furthermore, the HD 6400M series integrates a HD audio controller to transmit HD Audio (TrueHD or DTS Master Audio) over HDMI and DisplayPort (e.g. for Blu-Ray videos).

The AMD HD3D Technology offers support for Blu-Ray 3D and 3D displays (integrated and external). However, the solution is not as mature as Nvidias 3D Vision.

Thanks to Eyefinity the graphics chip is able to theoretically drive up to 4 monitors simultaneously. However, this only works if the laptop features enough DisplayPort outputs.

The power consumption of the chip should be similar to the Mobility Radeon HD 5450 and therefore suited for 13" laptops and up.

Radeon HD 6400M Series

Radeon HD 6490M compare 160 @ 0.7 GHz64 Bit @ 800 MHz
Radeon HD 6470M compare 160 @ 0.7 GHz64 Bit @ 800 MHz
Radeon HD 6450M 160 @ 0.6 GHz64 Bit @ 800 MHz
Radeon HD 6430M compare 160 @ 0.48 GHz64 Bit @ 800 MHz
CodenameSeymour-PRO
ArchitectureTerascale 2
Pipelines160 - unified
Core Speed600 MHz
Memory Speed800 MHz
Memory Bus Width64 Bit
Memory TypeDDR3
Shared Memoryno
APIDirectX 11, Shader 5.0
technology40 nm
Date of Announcement04.01.2011
Link to Manufacturer Pagewww.amd.com

Benchmarks

3DMark Vantage
3DM Vant. Perf. total +
3DMark Vantage - 3DM Vant. Perf. total
min: 1375     avg: 1395     median: 1394.5 (0%)     max: 1414 Points
3DM Vant. Perf. GPU no PhysX +
3DMark 06 3DMark 06 - Score Unknown Settings +
3DMark 06 - Standard 1280x1024 +
3DMark 06
min: 3838     avg: 3846     median: 3845.5 (5%)     max: 3853 Points
SPECviewperf 11
specvp11 snx-01 +
specvp11 tcvis-02 +
specvp11 sw-02 +
specvp11 proe-05 +
specvp11 maya-03 +
specvp11 lightwave-01 +
specvp11 ensight-04 +
specvp11 catia-03 +
Cinebench R10 Cinebench R10 Shading (32bit) +
Cinebench R11.5 Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64 Bit +
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64 Bit
min: 14.91     avg: 14.9     median: 14.9 (5%)     max: 14.92 fps
- 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 detailed information on the benchmark results, click on the fps number.

Anno 2070

Anno 2070

2011
low 1024x768
45.7  fps    + Compare
med. 1366x768
19.7  fps    + Compare
high 1366x768
13.7  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
Fifa 12

Fifa 12

2011
low 800x600
162.6  fps    + Compare
med. 1024x768
66.1  fps    + Compare
high 1360x768
39.1  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings high.
Dirt 3

Dirt 3

2011
low 800x600
32  fps    + Compare
med. 1024x768
30  fps    + Compare
high 1360x768
19  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
8  fps    + Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
low 800x600
31  fps    + Compare
med. 1024x768
26  fps    + Compare
high 1360x768
21  fps    + Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
low 800x600
26.1  fps    + Compare
med. 1360x768
12.2  fps    + Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
low 1024x768
31  fps    + Compare
med. 1366x768
18  fps    + Compare
high 1366x768
17  fps    + Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Risen

Risen

2009
low 800x600
54.9  fps    + Compare
med. 1024x768
21.1  fps    + Compare
high 1366x768
14.4  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
Need for Speed Shift

Need for Speed Shift

2009
med. 1024x768
22.5  fps    + Compare
high 1366x768
15.1  fps    + Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Colin McRae: DIRT 2

Colin McRae: DIRT 2

2009
low 800x600
51.4  fps    + Compare
med. 1024x768
33.3  fps    + Compare
high 1360x768
14.4  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
lowmed.highultraQHD4K
Anno 207045.719.713.7
Fifa 12162.666.139.1
Dirt 33230198
Call of Duty: Black Ops312621
Metro 203326.112.2
Battlefield: Bad Company 2311817
Risen54.921.114.4
Need for Speed Shift22.515.1
Colin McRae: DIRT 251.433.314.4
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Notebook reviews with AMD Radeon HD 6450M graphics card

 

Review Toshiba Satellite R850-127 Notebook

Versatile. Toshiba offers a well manufactured 15.6 inch notebook with adequate performance, a vast scope of interfaces, a matt display and good battery life for...
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Toshiba Tecra R840-14Q: Intel Core i5-2520M, 14.00", 2 kg
  External Review » Toshiba Tecra R840-14Q

Toshiba Satellite R840-117: Intel Core i5-2410M, 14.00", 2.1 kg
  External Review » Toshiba Satellite R840-117

Toshiba Tecra R840-110: Intel Core i5-2520M, 14.00", 2.2 kg
  External Review » Toshiba Tecra R840-110

Toshiba Satellite R850-127: Intel Core i5-2410M, 15.60", 2.5 kg
  External Review » Toshiba Satellite R850-127

Toshiba Satellite R840-125: Intel Core i5-2410M, 14.00", 2 kg
  External Review » Toshiba Satellite R840-125

Toshiba Satellite Pro R850-143: Intel Core i5-2410M, 15.60", 2.5 kg
  External Review » Toshiba Satellite Pro R850-143

Toshiba Satellite R850-12G: Intel Core i3-2310M, 15.60", 2.4 kg
  External Review » Toshiba Satellite R850-12G

Toshiba Tecra R850-S8540: Intel Core i7-2620M, 15.60", 2.4 kg
  External Review » Toshiba Tecra R850-S8540

Toshiba Tecra R840-S8430: Intel Core i5-2520M, 14.00", 1.9 kg
  External Review » Toshiba Tecra R840-S8430

Toshiba Tecra R850-S8530: Intel Core i5-2520M, 15.60", 2.4 kg
  External Review » Toshiba Tecra R850-S8530

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