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ATI Radeon Xpress X1270

The Radeon Xpress X1270 (RS690M) is an onboard graphics card for notebooks / laptops and according to AMD optimized for a good price/value. It is based on a X700 design but with less pixel- and vertex-pipelines.

The different RS600 and RS690 (Xpress X1200, X1250, and X1270) offer the same graphics core, but may have a different core clock. Still the performance should be compareable.

ATI Radeon Xpress X1270 is hardly apt for gamers. Only old games like Quake 3 Arena can be played in 1024x768 with high/medium details fluently. Even Warcraft 3 runs fluently with minimum details. Current, damanding games like FEAR, Doom3 and Quake 4 can hardly be played (e.g. 2 frames per second in battle scenes in Quake 4). Some strategy games like Age of Empires 3 can only be played with minimal details.

The graphic chip supports Windows Vista Aero surface and all 3D effects run fluently.

Technically the chip has 4 pixel-pipelines and either a texture unit (with 2 vertex shaders) or no vertex shaders (each source tells a different story).

The current consumption of the desktop version lies around 13.8 Watt (TDP) and 8 Watt average. The mobile versions could be more economic as they offer Powerplay support.

Radeon Xpress X1200 Series

Radeon Xpress X1270 4/0 cores @ 0.4 GHz
Radeon Xpress X1250 compare 4/0 cores @ 0.35 GHz
Radeon Xpress X1200 compare 4/0 cores @ 0.35 GHz
Pipelines4 / 0 Pixel- / Vertexshader
Core Speed400 MHz
Max. Amount of Memory128 MB
Shared Memoryyes
APIDirectX 9, Shader 2.0
technology80 nm
FeaturesPowerPlay 7.0, 80 or 90nm process, HDMI support!
Date of Announcement01.02.2007
Link to Manufacturer Page


3DMark 06 3DMark 06 - Standard 1280x1024 +
3DMark 06 - Standard 1280x800 +
3DMark 06
min: 337     avg: 362.5     median: 369.5 (1%)     max: 374 Points
3DMark 06 - Standard 1024x768 +
Cinebench R10 Cinebench R10 Shading (32bit) +
- 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.



low 640x480
67 76 ~ 72 fps    + Compare
med. 800x600
15 15 ~ 15 fps    + Compare
high 1024x768
2 2 ~ 2 fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
Quake 3 Arena - Timedemo

Quake 3 Arena - Timedemo

high 1024x768
88 89.8 107 ~ 95 fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings high.

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Notebook reviews with ATI Radeon Xpress X1270 graphics card


Review HP Pavilion dv2 Subnotebook

Subnotebook, Netbook or Something in between? AMD has given the starting signal for the new category of slim, light and low cost subnotebooks with the Athlon Ne...
AMD Athlon Neo MV-40 | ATI Radeon Xpress X1270 | 12.10" | 1.6 kg

Novatech B17: AMD Athlon 64 X2 TK-42, 17.00", 2.9 kg
  External Review » Novatech B17

Gateway LT3106a: AMD Athlon 64 L110, 11.60", 1.4 kg
  External Review » Gateway LT3106a

Medion E1311: AMD Mobile Sempron 210U, 11.60", 1.5 kg
  External Review » Medion E1311

Gateway LT3103u: AMD Athlon 64 L110, 11.60", 1.4 kg
  External Review » Gateway LT3103u

Maxdata Belinea 3: AMD Turion 64 X2 TL-60, 17.10", 3.6 kg
  External Review » Maxdata Belinea 3

Toshiba Satellite P305: AMD Turion 64 X2 TL-60, 15.40", 2.9 kg
  External Review » Toshiba Satellite P305

Gateway M-1626: AMD Turion 64 X2 TL-60, 15.40", 2.9 kg
  External Review » Gateway M-1626

Toshiba Satellite L300D: AMD Athlon 64 X2 TK-57, 15.40", 2.5 kg
  External Review » Toshiba Satellite L300D

Averatec 2575: AMD Turion 64 X2 TL-64, 12.10", 1.8 kg
  External Review » Averatec 2575

Dell Inspiron 1721: AMD Turion 64 X2 TL-64, 17.10", 3.5 kg
  External Review » Dell Inspiron 1721

MSI Megabook ER710: AMD Athlon 64 X2 TK-53, 17.10", 3.2 kg
  External Review » MSI Megabook ER710

Dell Inspiron 1521: AMD Turion 64 X2 TL-64, 15.40", 3.1 kg
  External Review » Dell Inspiron 1521

MSI Megabook EX600: Intel Core 2 Duo T5250, 15.40", 2.6 kg
  External Review » MSI Megabook EX600

MSI Megabook PR210: AMD Turion 64 X2 TL-56, 12.10", 1.8 kg
  External Review » MSI Megabook PR210

HP Compaq 6515b: AMD Turion 64 X2 TL-64, 14.10", 2.4 kg
  External Review » HP Compaq 6515b

Dell Latitude D531: AMD Turion 64 X2 TL-56, 15.40", 2.7 kg
  External Review » Dell Latitude D531

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