ATI Radeon HD 3100 vs ATI Radeon HD 3200

ATI Radeon HD 3100

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The AMD ATI Radeon HD 3100 (without the Mobility brand) is an onboard graphics card by AMD for the Turion X2 (Ultra) CPUs. It is built in the RS780MC chipset and is basically a HD 3200 with a slower clock speed and some reduced features (some sources say reduced video accelleration). The clock rate and feature set can be different depending on the laptop model. E.g. core clocks of 300 and 350 MHz have been reported by GPU-Z (Hd 3200 up to 500 MHz).

The 3D performance is similar to the HD 3200 one and therefore relatively good for an integrated chipset (much faster than the GMA 4500MHD and a bit beyond the GeForce 9400M). For older or less demanding games the performance may be sufficient.

Using Windows XP, the HD 3200 seems to have problems with current and older drivers, as there is no 2D accelleration. This leads to very slow interactions with windows and scrolling (especially with Firefox as reported in various discussion boards). More information on the topic can be found at Planet 3D Now (de) or the AMD forum.

ATI Radeon HD 3200

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The AMD ATI Radeon (Mobility) HD 3200 is an onboard (shared Memory) graphics chip (on the RS780M chipset). It is based on the HD 2400 graphics core and features the UVD video engine to decode HD videos (Avivo HD).

Hybrid CrossfireX is a new feature of the chipset, that allowes to use the onboard HD 3200 graphics core in conjunction with a dedicated graphics card (of the Mobilty Radeon HD 3400 series) in Crossfire combination to increase the performance (similar to GeForceBoost / HybridSLI of Nvidia). Every frame is rendered by a different graphics core with this technique.

PowerXpress is used to save current if the HD 3200 is used with a dedicated graphics card of the HD 3000 series. The driver is able to dynamically switch between the onboard graphics (for low demanding tasks like office) and the dedicated graphics core for demanding tasks (e.g., games).

The UVD video engine is able to decode HD videos (MPEG-2, H.264, and VC-1) in all stages and allows the fluent playback of HD videos (e.g. Blu-ray) with a relative low CPU utilization (called Avivo HD). The HD 3200 was the first onboard graphics card that allows the fluent playback of Blu-ray videos. The UVD on the HD 3200 supports the decoding of one video stream only. A second stream (e.g. on Blue Rays with PIP feature) has to be done by the CPU.

The graphics core of the HD 3200 stems from the Mobility Radeon HD 2400 and is therefore DirectX 10 capable. Because of the missing graphics memory, the performance of the card is a bit lower than of the HD 2400. Theroretically, dedicated memory chips can be directly added to the chip, making it a dedicated graphics card. Because of pricing it is unclear if any manufacturer will add memory to the chip.

Still older games like Doom 3 or Quake 4 should be barly playable. Compared to older onboad graphic chips (e.g., GMA X3100), the HD 3200 is much faster. Even the Centrino 2 graphics core (GMA 4500M HD) is noticeable slower than the HD 3200.

Using Windows XP, the HD 3200 seems to have problems with current and older drivers, as there is no 2D accelleration. This leads to very slow interactions with windows and scrolling (especially with Firefox as reported in various discussion boards). More information on the topic can be found at Planet 3D Now (de) or the AMD forum

ATI Radeon HD 3100ATI Radeon HD 3200
ManufacturerATIATI
Radeon HD 3000 Series
Radeon HD 3200 40 @ 500 MHz
Mobility Radeon HD 3400 compare
Radeon HD 3100 40 @ 350 MHz
Radeon HD 3200 40 @ 500 MHz
Mobility Radeon HD 3400 compare
Radeon HD 3100 40 @ 350 MHz
CodenameRS780MCRS780M
ArchitectureRV6xxRV6xx
Pipelines40 - unified40 - unified
Core Speed350 MHz500 MHz
Max. Amount of Memory512 MB512 MB
Shared Memoryyesyes
DirectXDirectX 10, Shader 4.0DirectX 10, Shader 4.0
technology55 nm55 nm
FeaturesAvivo HD, Hybrid Graphics Technology, PCI-E 2.0, Vari-Bright (Bildschirmhelligkeit automtisch anpassen), HDCP support, Display CacheAvivo HD, Hybrid Graphics Technology, PCI-E 2.0, Vari-Bright (adjust panel brightness automatically to save current), HDCP support, Display Cache (to save current when refreshing an idle screen)
Date of Announcement01.08.2008 04.06.2008
Link to Manufacturer Pagehttp://www.amd.com/us-en/0,,3715_15337_1...http://www.amd.com/us-en/0,,3715_15337_1...
Transistors181 Million

Benchmarks

3DMark Vantage
P Result 1280x1024 + ATI Radeon HD 3200
P GPU no PhysX 1280x1024 + ATI Radeon HD 3200
3DMark 2001SE - Standard 1024x768
min: 3041     avg: 6838     median: 6020 (6%)     max: 10182 Points
3DMark 03 - Standard 1024x768
min: 2439     avg: 2720     median: 2719.5 (2%)     max: 3000 Points
min: 1697     avg: 2611     median: 2429 (2%)     max: 3739 Points
3DMark 05 - Standard 1024x768
min: 1475     avg: 2324     median: 2429 (7%)     max: 3190 Points
3DMark 06 Score + ATI Radeon HD 3100
Score + ATI Radeon HD 3200
Windows 7 Experience Index - Gaming graphics
4.5 points (57%)
min: 4.6     avg: 4.8     median: 4.8 (60%)     max: 4.9 points
Windows 7 Experience Index - Graphics
3.1 points (39%)
min: 3.1     avg: 3.3     median: 3.3 (41%)     max: 3.5 points
Windows Vista Experience Index - GPU Games
3.3 Points (49%)
Windows Vista Experience Index - GPU
3 Points (44%)
Cinebench R10 Shading 32Bit + ATI Radeon HD 3200
Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64Bit + ATI Radeon HD 3200

Average Benchmarks ATI Radeon HD 3100 → 100% n=4

Average Benchmarks ATI Radeon HD 3200 → 111% n=4

- Range of benchmark values for this graphics card
- Average benchmark values for this graphics card
* Smaller numbers mean a higher performance
1 This benchmark is not used for the average calculation

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

2012
low 1024x768
Radeon HD 3200:
16 (!)  fps
med. 1366x768
Radeon HD 3200:
13  fps
Fifa 12

Fifa 12

2011
low 800x600
Radeon HD 3200:
17 (!)  fps
Fifa 11

Fifa 11

2010
low 800x600
Radeon HD 3200:
3  fps
Resident Evil 5

Resident Evil 5

2009
low 800x600
Radeon HD 3200:
6.5  fps
Anno 1404

Anno 1404

2009
low 1024x768
Radeon HD 3200:
22.3  fps
F.E.A.R. 2

F.E.A.R. 2

2009
low 800x600
Radeon HD 3200:
22.2  fps
Left 4 Dead

Left 4 Dead

2008
low 640x480
Radeon HD 3200:
26.7  fps
Trackmania Nations Forever

Trackmania Nations Forever

2008
low 640x480
Radeon HD 3200:
60.8  fps
high 1024x768
Radeon HD 3200:
11.7  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Radeon HD 3200:
3.4  fps
Supreme Commander - FA Bench

Supreme Commander - FA Bench

2007
high 1024x768
Radeon HD 3200:
6.6  fps
World in Conflict - Benchmark

World in Conflict - Benchmark

2007
med. 1024x768
100%
Radeon HD 3100:
5  fps
Call of Juarez Benchmark

Call of Juarez Benchmark

2006
high 1024x768
Radeon HD 3200:
4  fps
The Elder Scrolls IV - Oblivion

The Elder Scrolls IV - Oblivion

2006
high 1280x800
Radeon HD 3200:
15  fps
Half Life 2 - Lost Coast Benchmark

Half Life 2 - Lost Coast Benchmark

2005
high 1024x768
Radeon HD 3200:
25 33.4 ~ 29 fps
F.E.A.R.

F.E.A.R.

2005
low 640x480
Radeon HD 3200:
90 94 148 175 ~ 127 fps
med. 800x600
Radeon HD 3200:
23 31 36 40 ~ 33 fps
high 1024x768
Radeon HD 3200:
6 8 8 9 ~ 8 fps
World of Warcraft

World of Warcraft

2005
low 800x600
Radeon HD 3200:
58.3  fps
med. 1024x768
Radeon HD 3200:
18.3  fps
high 1280x1024
Radeon HD 3200:
5.8  fps
Counter-Strike Source

Counter-Strike Source

2004
high 1024x768
Radeon HD 3200:
65  fps
Doom 3

Doom 3

2004
low 640x480
Radeon HD 3200:
43.2  fps
med. 640x480
Radeon HD 3200:
42.4  fps
high 800x600
Radeon HD 3200:
29.4  fps
ultra 1024x768
Radeon HD 3200:
17.5  fps
Quake 3 Arena - Timedemo

Quake 3 Arena - Timedemo

1999
high 1024x768
Radeon HD 3200:
109.1 139.5 165 169.3 ~ 146 fps

Average Gaming ATI Radeon HD 3100 → 100%

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