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AMD Radeon HD 7520G

The AMD Radeon HD 7520G or HD7520G is a processor graphics card in the Trinity APUs from AMD. It is a mid-range version with a reduced shader count / clock speed and will be featured in the A6 series. It is based on the VLIW4 architecture of the Radeon HD 6900 series desktop graphics card and doesn't offer a dedicated graphics memory.

Trinity got its name due to the fact that it consists out of three different architecture parts. The CPU cores are based on the Piledriver architecture (Bulldozer successor), the GPU cores on Northern Islands GPU cores (HD 6900 desktop series) and the video processing engine and multi-display connectivity from the new Southern Islands GPU architecture (HD 7900 series).

The integrated UVD3 video decoder (Avivo HD) allows the full decoding of Multi-View Codec (MVC), MPEG-4 Part 2 (DivX, xVid), MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 and Adobe Flash HD videos.

The performance is in the mid range of HD 6000M series cards, but slower than the AMD Radeon HD 6630M (see for benchmarks). Notebooks equipped with single channel memory will deliver significantly lower performance. Overall, games of 2012 will run fluently with low details.

The APU is still manufactured in 32nm and as A8 series parts are classified with a 35 Watt TDP, the HD 7640G is best suited for laptops of 13-14-inch an up.

ManufacturerAMD
Radeon HD 7000G Series
Radeon HD 7660G (compare) 384 @ 497 - 686 (Boost) MHz
Radeon HD 7620G (compare) 384 @ 360 - 497 (Boost) MHz
Radeon HD 7640G (compare) 256 @ 497 - 686 (Boost) MHz
Radeon HD 7600G (compare) 384 @ 320 - 424 (Boost) MHz
Radeon HD 7500G (compare) 256 @ 327 - 424 (Boost) MHz
Radeon HD 7520G 192 @ 497 - 686 (Boost) MHz
Radeon HD 7420G (compare) 128 @ 480 - 655 (Boost) MHz
Radeon HD 7400G (compare) 192 @ 327 - 423 (Boost) MHz
CodenameTrinity
ArchitectureTerascale 3
Pipelines192 - unified
Core Speed497 - 686 (Boost) MHz
Shared Memoryyes
DirectXDirectX 11, Shader 5.0
technology32 nm
Notebook Sizemedium sized
Date of Announcement01.06.2012
CPUGPU Base SpeedGPU Boost / Turbo
AMD A6-4400M2 x 2700 MHz, 35 W496 MHz685 MHz

Benchmarks

3DMark 11 - Performance 1280x720
min: 560     avg: 638.3     median: 608 (2%)     max: 747 points
3DMark Vantage
P Result 1280x1024 +
P GPU no PhysX 1280x1024 +
3DMark 06 Standard 1280x1024 +
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.

SimCity

SimCity

2013
low 1024x768
19  fps    + Compare
med. 1366x768
12  fps    + Compare
high 1366x768
9  fps    + Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Crysis 3

Crysis 3

2013
low 1024x768
14  fps    + Compare
med. 1366x768
9  fps    + Compare
high 1366x768
5  fps    + Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
low 1024x768
44  fps    + Compare
med. 1366x768
23  fps    + Compare
high 1366x768
18  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
Fifa 13

Fifa 13

2012
low 1024x768
65 73.3 ~ 69 fps    + Compare
med. 1366x768
49 55.8 ~ 52 fps    + Compare
high 1366x768
42 49.7 ~ 46 fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
43.2  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
F1 2012

F1 2012

2012
low 1024x768
18  fps    + Compare
med. 1366x768
17  fps    + Compare
high 1366x768
16  fps    + Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
low 1024x768
61.4  fps    + Compare
med. 1366x768
44.4  fps    + Compare
high 1366x768
37.1  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings high.
low 1024x768
28.3  fps    + Compare
med. 1366x768
20.3  fps    + Compare
high 1366x768
11.1  fps    + Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
low 1024x768
13.5  fps    + Compare
med. 1366x768
12.3  fps    + Compare
high 1366x768
7.3  fps    + Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
low 1024x768
27.3  fps    + Compare
med. 1366x768
15.7  fps    + Compare
high 1366x768
13.3  fps    + Compare