AMD Radeon HD 7290

The AMD Radeon HD 7290 (or sometimes also called ATI Mobility Radeon HD 7290) is an integrated graphics card in some Ontario netbook processors (e.g., C-70). Technically the 7290 is just a renamed Radeon HD 6290 and therefore also 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 7290 / 6290 features Turbo Core to overclock automatically to 400MHz.

The 3D performance of the HD 7290 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 7290 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 7290 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.

Brazos Series
Radeon HD 7340 80 @ 523 - 680 (Boost) MHz
Radeon HD 6320 80 @ 500 - 600 (Boost) MHz
Radeon HD 7310 80 @ 500 MHz
Radeon HD 6310 80 @ 500 MHz
Radeon HD 7290 80 @ 280 - 400 (Boost) MHz
Radeon HD 6290 80 @ 280 - 400 (Boost) MHz
Radeon HD 6250 80 @ 280 MHz
ArchitectureTerascale 2
Pipelines80 - unified
Core Speed *280 - 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 Page
* The specified clock rates are only guidelines for the manufacturer and can be altered by them.


ComputeMark v2.1 - Normal, Score 1024x600
min: 188     avg: 188 (1%)     median: 188 (1%)     max: 188 Points
3DMark 11 - Performance 1280x720
min: 226     avg: 226 (1%)     median: 226 (1%)     max: 226 points
3DMark Vantage
P GPU no PhysX 1280x1024 +
P Result 1280x1024 +
3DMark 06 Standard 1280x1024 +
Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64Bit +
Cinebench R10 Shading 32Bit +
- 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.

Fifa 13

Fifa 13

low 1024x768
4.6  fps    + Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
low 1280x720
8.7  fps    + Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
For more games that might be playable and a list of all games and graphics cards visit our Gaming List
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Notebook reviews with AMD Radeon HD 7290 graphics card

Acer Aspire One 725-C7Xkk: AMD C-70, 11.6", 1.2 kg
  Review » Review Acer Aspire One 725-C7Xkk Notebook

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Class 1
Class 2
GeForce GTX 580
Radeon HD 6970
GeForce GTX 570
GeForce GTX 560 Ti
Radeon HD 5850
Radeon HD 7770
Radeon HD 7770
GeForce GTX 460 768MB
Radeon HD 6790
Radeon HD 5770
GeForce GTX 550 Ti
Radeon HD 4850
Class 3
GeForce GTS 450
Radeon HD 5670
GeForce GT 240
GeForce GT 430
Class 4
Radeon HD 5570
GeForce GT 220
Radeon HD 6450 GDDR5
Class 5
Radeon HD 4350
GeForce G 107M *
Chrome9HD *
Class 6
unknown *

* Approximate position of the graphics adapter

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Klaus Hinum (Update: 2016-01-26)