ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5470 vs ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5430

ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5470

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The ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5470 is an entry-level / lower middle class DirectX 11 graphics card for laptops. It is manufactured in 40nm and is based on the Park (XT) architecture of entry level graphic chips (dedicated). It supports GDDR5, but due to cost savings, the card may often be outfitted with slower DDR3 memory.

Due to the higher clock rate (and GDDR5 support), the 3D gaming performance should be above the HD 4570 (predecessor with same TDP range). Therefore, all current games should be playable in low-medium details. Demanding games, like Crysis, NFS Shift, or Modern Warfare ran on the HD 4570 for example only in low detail settings fluently. Less demanding games like Left 4 Dead should run in high detail settings.

The memory interface of the Mobility 5470 is composed out of one 64 bit wide controller that can access DDR3 or GDDR5 memory. If GDDR5 is used by the laptop vendor the performance should be noticeably better. 

The HD5470 offers only 80 MADD cores (called Stream Processors) which are grouped in 16 5-dimensional groups. The cores support DirectX 11 functions in hardware (Tessellation, OIT, Post-Processing, Shadows, HDR Texture Compression).  Compared to the HD 5600/5700 series which feature 400 cores, the core count of the HD5400 series is clearly cut down leading to a reduced computation power of 120 versus 360-520 (HD 5650) GigaFLOPs. Due to the high clock speed of the chip, the gap is not that big.

According to AMD, the HD 5000 series was also improved regarding general computing (as the HD4000 series was not optimized for this). Therefore, the performance of ATI stream, OpenCL, and DirectCompute 11 applications should be noticable better.

The Mobility Radeon HD 5000 series includes an improved video processor (UVD2) to decode HD videos with the graphic card. The new version is able to decode two HD streams simultaneously (e.g., for Blu-Ray picture in picture) if the graphic card offers enough memory bandwidth (its not sure if the HD 5470 offers enough performance, perhaps versions with GDDR5). Since the Flash 10.1 Beta, the 5000 series is also able to help accelerate Flash HD videos (like YouTube).

A special feature of the HD 5000 series is its ability to transmit HD audio formats (like Dolby True HD or DTS HD Master Audio) with up to 8 channels and 192 KHz / 24 Bit over HDMI 1.3a.

As the desktop HD 5000 series, the Mobility HD 5470 also supports Eyefinity to connect up to 4 monitors to the graphics chip. Of course, this depends on how many monitor outputs the laptop vendor adds to the laptop (and how they are wired). Most laptops will support three screens simultaneously (internal and two external).

The power consumption of the HD 5470 is in the same range as the older HD 4750 (12-15 Watt depending on the used memory). Therefore, the GPU will mostly be used in 13-17" laptops. According to AMD, the performance per watt ratio (same power consumption, better performance) and the Idle power consumption were improved (thanks to Memory Clock Scaling and Clock Gating). Furthermore, the chip does support PowerXpress (with AMD chipset) and Switchable Graphics (Intel) to switch between the dedicated and chipset / CPU graphics card (with improved switching times).

ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5430

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The ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5430 is an entry-level low power DirectX 11 graphics card for laptops. It is manufactured in 40nm and is based on the Park (LP) architecture of entry level graphic chips (dedicated). In contrast to the faster HD 5450, the HD 5430 features lower clock rates and a lower power consumption.

Due to the similar clock rate, the 3D gaming performance should be on one level with the HD 4530. Therefore, all current games should be playable in low details (perhaps with stuttering). Demanding games like Crysis ran on the HD 4530 in minimum details and resolution with 45 fps. Only very old games like Doom3 (or casual games) should run in high detail settings. Note that the CPU also has to be quite fast to achieve high frame rates in modern games.

The memory interface of the Mobility 5430 is composed out of one 64 bit wide controller that can access (G)DDR2 or (G)DDR3 (perhaps even GDDR5). If DDR2 is used by the laptop vendor the performance be a bit worse.

The HD5430 offers only 80 MADD cores (called Stream Processors) which are grouped in 16 5-dimensional groups. The cores support DirectX 11 functions in hardware (Tessellation, OIT, Post-Processing, Shadows, HDR Texture Compression).  Compared to the HD 5600/5700 series which feature 400 cores, the core count of the HD5400 series is clearly cut down leading to a reduced computation power of 88 versus 360-520 (HD 5650) GigaFLOPs. 

According to AMD, the HD 5000 series was also improved regarding general computing (as the HD4000 series was not optimized for this). Therefore, the performance of ATI stream, OpenCL, and DirectCompute 11 applications should be noticable better.

The Mobility Radeon HD 5000 series includes an improved video processor (UVD2) to decode HD videos with the graphic card. The new version is able to decode two HD streams simultaneously (e.g., for Blu-Ray picture in picture) if the graphic card offers enough memory bandwidth (which may not be the case for the HD 5430). Since the Flash 10.1 Beta, the 5000 series is also able to help accelerate Flash HD videos (like YouTube).

A special feature of the HD 5000 series is its ability to transmit HD audio formats (like Dolby True HD or DTS HD Master Audio) with up to 8 channels and 192 KHz / 24 Bit over HDMI 1.3a.

As the desktop HD 5000 series, the Mobility HD 5430 also supports Eyefinity to connect up to 4 monitors to the graphics chip. Of course, this depends on how many monitor outputs the laptop vendor adds to the laptop (and how they are wired). Most laptops will support three screens simultaneously (internal and two external).

The power consumption of the HD 5430 is on a level of the old HD 4330 but with the performance of the HD 4530. According to AMD, the performance per watt ratio (same power consumption, better performance) and the Idle power consumption were improved (thanks to Memory Clock Scaling and Clock Gating). Furthermore, the chip does support PowerXpress (with AMD chipset) and Switchable Graphics (Intel) to switch between the dedicated and chipset / CPU graphics card (with improved switching times).

ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5470ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5430
ManufacturerATIATI
Mobility Radeon HD 5400 Series
Mobility Radeon HD 5470 80 @ 750 MHz64 Bit @ 1800 MHz
Mobility Radeon HD 5450 (compare) 80 @ 675 MHz64 Bit @ 800 MHz
Mobility Radeon HD 5430 80 @ 550 MHz64 Bit @ 800 MHz
Mobility Radeon HD 5470 80 @ 750 MHz64 Bit @ 1800 MHz
Mobility Radeon HD 5450 (compare) 80 @ 675 MHz64 Bit @ 800 MHz
Mobility Radeon HD 5430 80 @ 550 MHz64 Bit @ 800 MHz
CodenamePark XTPark LP
ArchitectureTerascale 2Terascale 2
80 - 80 -
Core750 MHz550 MHz
Memory1800 MHz800 MHz
Bus64 Bit64 Bit
MemoryDDR2, GDDR2, DDR3, GDDR3, GDDR5DDR3, GDDR5?
nono
DirectXDirectX 11, 5.0DirectX 11, 5.0
Transistors242 Million292 Million
Technology40 nm40 nm
FeaturesEyefinity (up to 4 monitors), Avivo HD (UVD2), Full Bitstream Audio (8-ch HD Audio over HDMI).
Introduced07.01.2010 07.01.2010
Manufacturerhttp://www.amd.com/us/products/notebook/...http://www.amd.com/us/products/notebook/...

3DMark Vantage
P Result 1280x1024 + ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5470
P Result 1280x1024 + ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5430
P GPU no PhysX 1280x1024 + ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5470
P GPU no PhysX 1280x1024 + ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5430
3DMark 2001SE - Standard 1024x768
min: 13866     avg: 20346.6     median: 20743 (22%)     max: 23188 Points
3DMark 03 - Standard 1024x768
min: 7861     avg: 9532     median: 9839 (5%)     max: 10108 Points
3DMark 05 - Standard 1024x768
min: 5147     avg: 6329.5     median: 6601 (12%)     max: 6949 Points
5509 Points (10%)
3DMark 06 + ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5470
+ ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5430
SPEC Viewperf 10.0 - 3ds Max 1280x1024
16 fps (33%)
SPEC Viewperf 10.0 - Catia 1280x1024
14.1 fps (30%)
SPEC Viewperf 10.0 - EnSight 1280x1024
11.7 fps (25%)
SPEC Viewperf 10.0 - Maya 1280x1024
30.6 fps (16%)
SPEC Viewperf 10.0 - Pro/Engeneer 1280x1024
12.1 fps (24%)
SPEC Viewperf 10.0 - SolidWorks 1280x1024
26.5 fps (40%)
SPEC Viewperf 10.0 - UGS NX 1280x1024
5.4 fps (11%)
Windows 7 Experience Index - Gaming graphics
min: 5     avg: 6     median: 6 (86%)     max: 6 points
6 points (86%)
Windows 7 Experience Index - Graphics
min: 3     avg: 4.9     median: 5 (71%)     max: 5 points
5.1 points (73%)
Cinebench R10 Shading 32Bit + ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5470
Shading 32Bit + ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5430
Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64Bit + ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5470
OpenGL 64Bit + ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5430

Average Benchmarks ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5470 → 100%

Average Benchmarks ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5430 → 85%

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* Smaller numbers mean a higher performance
1 This benchmark is not used for the average calculation

Fifa 11

Fifa 11

2010
low 800x600
100%
Mobility Radeon HD 5470:
137 fps  fps
med. 1024x768
100%
Mobility Radeon HD 5470:
62.2 fps  fps
high 1360x768
100%
Mobility Radeon HD 5470:
33.3 fps  fps
Mobility Radeon HD 5470:
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Mafia 2

Mafia 2

2010
low 800x600
100%
Mobility Radeon HD 5470:
27.8 fps  fps
med. 1024x768
100%
Mobility Radeon HD 5470:
17.7 fps  fps
high 1360x768
100%
Mobility Radeon HD 5470:
13.5 fps  fps
Mobility Radeon HD 5470:
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low 1024x768
100%
Mobility Radeon HD 5470:
96.8 fps 107.9 fps ~ 102 fps
med. 1360x768
100%
Mobility Radeon HD 5470:
16.7 fps 22.6 fps ~ 20 fps
high 1360x768
100%
Mobility Radeon HD 5470:
10.9 fps 13.4 fps ~ 12 fps
Mobility Radeon HD 5470:
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low 800x600
100%
Mobility Radeon HD 5470:
27.7 fps 34.6 ~ 31 fps
med. 1360x768
100%
Mobility Radeon HD 5470:
13.8 fps 16 ~ 15 fps
Mobility Radeon HD 5470:
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low 1024x768
100%
Mobility Radeon HD 5470:
26.7 26.7 fps 27.1 ~ 27 fps
75%
Mobility Radeon HD 5430:
20.2 fps  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Mobility Radeon HD 5470:
19.6 fps 20.2 20.3 ~ 20 fps
74%
Mobility Radeon HD 5430:
14.8 fps  fps
high 1366x768
100%
Mobility Radeon HD 5470:
12.4 fps  fps
75%
Mobility Radeon HD 5430:
9.3 fps  fps
Mobility Radeon HD 5470:
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Mobility Radeon HD 5430:
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low 800x600
100%
Mobility Radeon HD 5470:
69.1 fps 77.5 79.2 ~ 75 fps
77%
Mobility Radeon HD 5430:
57.9 fps  fps
med. 1024x768
100%
Mobility Radeon HD 5470:
23 fps 24.9 25.9 ~ 25 fps
97%
Mobility Radeon HD 5430:
24.4 fps  fps
high 1366x768
100%
Mobility Radeon HD 5470:
18.1 fps  fps
71%
Mobility Radeon HD 5430:
12.9 fps  fps
Mobility Radeon HD 5470:
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Mobility Radeon HD 5430:
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Risen

Risen

2009
low 800x600
100%
Mobility Radeon HD 5470:
29.5 30.1 31.1 fps 43.3 ~ 34 fps
med. 1024x768
100%
Mobility Radeon HD 5470:
16.5 17 18.7 fps 19.2 ~ 18 fps
high 1366x768
100%
Mobility Radeon HD 5470:
9.9 10.7 13.3 ~ 11 fps
Mobility Radeon HD 5470:
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Need for Speed Shift

Need for Speed Shift

2009
med. 1024x768
100%
Mobility Radeon HD 5470:
19.9 20.6 fps ~ 20 fps
high 1366x768
100%
Mobility Radeon HD 5470:
13.4 13.8 fps ~ 14 fps
Mobility Radeon HD 5470:
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Colin McRae: DIRT 2

Colin McRae: DIRT 2

2009
low 800x600
100%
Mobility Radeon HD 5470:
22.6 22.7 45.1 ~ 30 fps
med. 1024x768
100%
Mobility Radeon HD 5470:
18.8 19.6 30.2 ~ 23 fps
high 1360x768
100%
Mobility Radeon HD 5470:
12.7 12.7 12.7 ~ 13 fps
Mobility Radeon HD 5470:
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Anno 1404

Anno 1404

2009
low 1024x768
100%
Mobility Radeon HD 5470:
43 57 76.8 78.4 fps ~ 64 fps
ultra 1280x1024
100%
Mobility Radeon HD 5470:
11.3 11.6 12 fps ~ 12 fps
Mobility Radeon HD 5470:
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Sims 3

Sims 3

2009
low 800x600
100%
Mobility Radeon HD 5470:
124  fps
med. 1024x768
100%
Mobility Radeon HD 5470:
28.5  fps
high 1280x1024
100%
Mobility Radeon HD 5470:
12.2  fps
Mobility Radeon HD 5470:
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F.E.A.R. 2

F.E.A.R. 2

2009
low 800x600
100%
Mobility Radeon HD 5470:
114  fps
med. 1024x768
100%
Mobility Radeon HD 5470:
34.9  fps
high 1280x1024
100%
Mobility Radeon HD 5470:
23.4  fps
Mobility Radeon HD 5470:
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Left 4 Dead

Left 4 Dead

2008
low 640x480
100%
Mobility Radeon HD 5470:
60  fps
high 1024x768
100%
Mobility Radeon HD 5470:
43.9 44 47 ~ 45 fps
Mobility Radeon HD 5470:
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Far Cry 2

Far Cry 2

2008
low 640x480
100%
Mobility Radeon HD 5470:
66.6  fps
84%
Mobility Radeon HD 5430:
55.8 fps  fps
high 1024x768
100%
Mobility Radeon HD 5470:
21.6  fps
81%
Mobility Radeon HD 5430:
17.5 fps  fps
Mobility Radeon HD 5470:
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Mobility Radeon HD 5430:
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Crysis Warhead

Crysis Warhead

2008
low 800x600
100%
Mobility Radeon HD 5470:
51  fps
ultra 1024x768
100%
Mobility Radeon HD 5470:
4  fps
Mobility Radeon HD 5470:
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Racedriver: GRID

Racedriver: GRID

2008
low 800x600
100%
Mobility Radeon HD 5470:
75.8  fps
med. 1024x768
100%
Mobility Radeon HD 5470:
34.6 35.2 ~ 35 fps
high 1280x1024
100%
Mobility Radeon HD 5470:
17.2 19.4 ~ 18 fps
Mobility Radeon HD 5470:
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Supreme Commander - FA Bench

Supreme Commander - FA Bench

2007
low 1024x768
100%
Mobility Radeon HD 5470:
29.4  fps
med. 1024x768
100%
Mobility Radeon HD 5470:
22.8  fps
high 1024x768
100%
Mobility Radeon HD 5470:
19.3  fps
Mobility Radeon HD 5470:
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Crysis - GPU Benchmark

Crysis - GPU Benchmark

2007
low 1024x768
100%
Mobility Radeon HD 5470:
49.6 60.9 61.2 62.7 ~ 59 fps
med. 1024x768
100%
Mobility Radeon HD 5470:
23.4 24.5 25.3 25.4 ~ 25 fps
high 1024x768
100%
Mobility Radeon HD 5470:
8.8 13.6 13.7 ~ 12 fps
Mobility Radeon HD 5470:
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Crysis - CPU Benchmark

Crysis - CPU Benchmark

2007
low 1024x768
100%
Mobility Radeon HD 5470:
50.3 50.9 51.5 61.7 ~ 54 fps
med. 1024x768
100%
Mobility Radeon HD 5470:
21.9 22.4 22.6 24.3 ~ 23 fps
high 1024x768
100%
Mobility Radeon HD 5470:
10.9 11.6 11.7 ~ 11 fps
Mobility Radeon HD 5470:
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World in Conflict - Benchmark

World in Conflict - Benchmark

2007
low 800x600
100%
Mobility Radeon HD 5470:
79  fps
med. 1024x768
100%
Mobility Radeon HD 5470:
36 37 37 37 ~ 37 fps
76%
Mobility Radeon HD 5430:
28  fps
high 1024x768
100%
Mobility Radeon HD 5470:
16 17 17 18 ~ 17 fps
76%
Mobility Radeon HD 5430:
13  fps
Mobility Radeon HD 5470:
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Mobility Radeon HD 5430:
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Call of Juarez Benchmark

Call of Juarez Benchmark

2006
high 1024x768
100%
Mobility Radeon HD 5470:
10.1 12.8 ~ 11 fps
93%
Mobility Radeon HD 5430:
10.2  fps
Mobility Radeon HD 5470:
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Mobility Radeon HD 5430:
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Average Gaming ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5430 → 80%

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