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AMD Radeon HD 6720G2

AMD Radeon HD 6720G2

The AMD Radeon HD 6720G2 is the combination of a integrated AMD Radeon HD 6520G APU processor graphics card and a dedicated entry level AMD Radeon HD 6650M graphics card in CrossFire combination. It is called AMD Dual Graphics or asymmetric CrossFire and uses AFR (Alternate Frame Rendering) to render different frames on the two graphic cores. Therefore the combination also suffers from micro stuttering (different spaces between two images lead to stuttering altough the framerate is high enough for fluent gaming with only one GPU).

The performance of the Radeon HD 6720G2 depends greatly on the driver support for the used games. In some games the performance may even degrade by 10-15% compared to using only the APU graphics card. Currently (June 2011) only DirectX 10 and 11 graphics modes are supported and therefore lower settings and older games are not accelerated. Due to the micro stuttering and performance problems, Dual Graphics may impose more problems than bring performance gains.

The features like PureVideo HD (UVD3) or OpenCL support are similar to the two graphics cards.

As both graphics cards are rendering frames, the power consumption is clearly higher than using only one GPU.

ManufacturerAMD
Radeon HD 6000G2 Series
Radeon HD 6775G2 compare 880
Radeon HD 6755G2 compare 880
Radeon HD 6760G2 compare 880
Radeon HD 6740G2 compare 880
Radeon HD 6720G2 880
Radeon HD 6690G2 compare 880
Radeon HD 6680G2 compare 800
Radeon HD 6645G2 compare 560
Radeon HD 6640G2 compare 560
Radeon HD 6545G2 compare 480
Radeon HD 6540G2 compare 480
Radeon HD 6515G2 compare 400
Radeon HD 6510G2 compare 400
ArchitectureTerascale 2
Pipelines880 - unified
Shared Memoryno
DirectXDirectX 11, Shader 5.0
technology40 nm
Notebook Sizemedium sized
Date of Announcement14.06.2011

Benchmarks

3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Score
min: 1389     avg: 1406     median: 1404 (4%)     max: 1424 Points
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance GPU
min: 1428     avg: 1479     median: 1456.5 (2%)     max: 1575 Points
3DMark Vantage
3DM Vant. Perf. total +
3DM Vant. Perf. GPU no PhysX +
3DMark 06 3DMark 06 - Score Unknown Settings +
3DMark 06 - Standard 1280x1024 +
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 +
- 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
59.1  fps    + Compare
med. 1366x768
21.3  fps    + Compare
high 1366x768
19.4  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
Fifa 12

Fifa 12

2011
low 800x600
79.9  fps    + Compare
med. 1024x768
58.1  fps    + Compare
high 1360x768
46.7  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings high.
low 1024x768
65.4 fps  fps    + Compare
high 1366x768
28 fps  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
Dirt 3

Dirt 3

2011
med. 1024x768
40  fps    + Compare
high 1360x768
35.3  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings high.
Fifa 11

Fifa 11

2010
low 800x600
154.1  fps    + Compare
med. 1024x768
115.3  fps    + Compare
high 1360x768
75.2  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings high.
low 1024x768
71.5 fps  fps    + Compare
med. 1360x768
31.9 fps  fps    + Compare
high 1360x768
26.1 fps  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
low 1024x768
53.1 fps  fps    + Compare
med. 1366x768
46 fps  fps    + Compare
high 1366x768
38 fps  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings high.
Risen

Risen

2009
low 800x600
46 47.5 fps 51.5 ~ 48 fps    + Compare
med. 1024x768
29.5 29.8 30.8 fps ~ 30 fps    + Compare
high 1366x768
19.9 20.6 23.4 fps ~ 21 fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
Need for Speed Shift

Need for Speed Shift

2009
low 800x600
31.4 31.8 ~ 32 fps    + Compare
med. 1024x768
20.5 22.5 ~ 22 fps    + Compare
high 1366x768
18.6 20.7 ~ 20 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
37.8 56.6 ~ 47 fps    + Compare
med. 1024x768
33.5 47.9 ~ 41 fps    + Compare
high 1360x768
24.5 40.2 ~ 32 fps    + Compare
» With most tested laptops playable in detail settings med..
Call of Juarez Benchmark

Call of Juarez Benchmark

2006
high 1024x768
30.2 31.3 ~ 31 fps    + Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.

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