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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.

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Radeon HD 7290 80 @ 0.28 - 0.4 GHz
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ArchitectureTerascale 2
Pipelines80 - unified
Core Speed280 - 400 (Boost) MHz
Shared Memoryyes
APIDirectX 11, Shader 5.0
technology40 nm
FeaturesDirectX 11, UVD3, Turbo Core 400MHz
Date of Announcement01.07.2011
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3DMark Vantage
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Cinebench R10 Cinebench R10 Shading (32bit) +
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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.

Fifa 13

Fifa 13

low 1024x768
4.6  fps    + Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
low 1280x720
8.7  fps    + Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Fifa 134.6
Anno 207017.36.5
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim8.7
< 30 fps
< 60 fps
< 120 fps
≥ 120 fps


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