AMD Radeon HD 6250 vs AMD Radeon HD 6290

AMD Radeon HD 6250

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The AMD Radeon HD 6250 (or sometimes also called ATI Mobility Radeon HD 6250) is an integrated graphics card in the Ontario netbook processors (e.g., C-50 and C-30). It is 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.

The 3D performance of the HD 6250 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. In our tests only very old games ran fluent in medium detail settings (e.g. Half Life 2). Even non demanding games like Trackmania Nations Forever ran in our tests with a C-50 APU only in low settings. Modern games like Starcraft 2 or Battlefield Bad Company 2 are unplayable.

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 6250 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.

AMD Radeon HD 6290

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The AMD Radeon HD 6290 (or sometimes also called ATI Mobility Radeon HD 6290) is an integrated graphics card in some Ontario netbook processors (e.g., C-60). It is 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 6290 features Turbo Core to overclock automatically to 400MHz.

The 3D performance of the HD 6290 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 6290 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 6290 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.

AMD Radeon HD 6250AMD Radeon HD 6290
ManufacturerAMDAMD
Brazos Series
Radeon HD 7340 compare 80 @ 0.52 - 0.68 GHz
Radeon HD 6320 compare 80 @ 0.5 - 0.6 GHz
Radeon HD 7310 compare 80 @ 0.5 GHz
Radeon HD 6310 compare 80 @ 0.5 GHz
Radeon HD 7290 compare 80 @ 0.28 - 0.4 GHz
Radeon HD 6290 80 @ 0.28 - 0.4 GHz
Radeon HD 6250 80 @ 0.28 GHz
Radeon HD 7340 compare 80 @ 0.52 - 0.68 GHz
Radeon HD 6320 compare 80 @ 0.5 - 0.6 GHz
Radeon HD 7310 compare 80 @ 0.5 GHz
Radeon HD 6310 compare 80 @ 0.5 GHz
Radeon HD 7290 compare 80 @ 0.28 - 0.4 GHz
Radeon HD 6290 80 @ 0.28 - 0.4 GHz
Radeon HD 6250 80 @ 0.28 GHz
CodenameZacateZacate
ArchitectureTerascale 2Terascale 2
Cores80 - unified80 - unified
Core280 MHz280 - 400 (Boost) MHz
Shared Memoryyesyes
DirectXDirectX 11, 5.0DirectX 11, 5.0
Technology40 nm40 nm
FeaturesDirectX 11, UVD3DirectX 11, UVD3, Turbo Core 400MHz
Introduced16.11.2010 01.07.2011
Manufacturerhttp://www.amd.com/us/products/notebook/...http://www.amd.com/us/products/notebook/...
CPU in Radeon HD 6250GPU Base SpeedGPU Boost / Turbo
AMD Z-602 x 1000 MHz, 4.5 W276 MHz? MHz
CPU in Radeon HD 6290GPU Base SpeedGPU Boost / Turbo
AMD C-702 x 1000 MHz, 9 W280 MHz400 MHz

3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Score
793 Points (1%)
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Graphics
1091 Points (1%)
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Graphics
12199 Points (2%)
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Score
min: 186     avg: 189     median: 188.5 (0%)     max: 192 Points
200 Points (1%)
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance GPU
min: 167     avg: 172     median: 172 (0%)     max: 175 Points
179 Points (0%)
3DMark Vantage
3DM Vant. Perf. total + AMD Radeon HD 6250
3DM Vant. Perf. total + AMD Radeon HD 6290
3DM Vant. Perf. GPU no PhysX + AMD Radeon HD 6250
3DM Vant. Perf. GPU no PhysX + AMD Radeon HD 6290
3DMark 2001SE - 3DMark 2001 - Standard
min: 6154     avg: 6640     median: 6589.5 (7%)     max: 7266 Points
3DMark 03 - 3DMark 03 - Standard
min: 4209     avg: 4250     median: 4257 (2%)     max: 4278 Points
min: 4102     avg: 4312     median: 4390 (2%)     max: 4444 Points
3DMark 05 - 3DMark 05 - Standard
min: 2487     avg: 2622     median: 2654.5 (4%)     max: 2691 Points
3DMark 06 3DMark 06 - Score Unknown Settings + AMD Radeon HD 6250
3DMark 06 - Score Unknown Settings + AMD Radeon HD 6290
3DMark 06 - Standard 1280x1024 + AMD Radeon HD 6250
3DMark 06 - Standard 1280x1024 + AMD Radeon HD 6290
3DMark 06 - Standard 1280x768 + AMD Radeon HD 6250
Unigine Heaven 2.1 - Heaven 2.1 high
2.5 fps (0%)
1 fps (0%)
Windows 7 Experience Index - Win7 Gaming graphics
5.5 Points (70%)
min: 4     avg: 4.8     median: 4.9 (61%)     max: 5.6 Points
Windows 7 Experience Index - Win7 Graphics
min: 4     avg: 4.1     median: 4.1 (52%)     max: 4.2 Points
min: 3.9     avg: 4     median: 4 (51%)     max: 4.1 Points
Cinebench R10 Cinebench R10 Shading (32bit) + AMD Radeon HD 6250
Cinebench R10 Shading (32bit) + AMD Radeon HD 6290
Cinebench R11.5 Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64 Bit + AMD Radeon HD 6250
Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64 Bit + AMD Radeon HD 6290
LuxMark v2.0 64Bit - LuxMark v2.0 Room GPU
16 Samples/s (0%)
LuxMark v2.0 64Bit - LuxMark v2.0 Sala GPU
27 Samples/s (0%)
ComputeMark v2.1 - ComputeMark v2.1 Result
160 (0%)

Average Benchmarks AMD Radeon HD 6250 → 100% n=12

Average Benchmarks AMD Radeon HD 6290 → 97% n=12

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

Anno 2070

Anno 2070

2011
low 1024x768
100%
Radeon HD 6250:
13  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Radeon HD 6250:
5  fps
low 1280x720
Radeon HD 6290:
8  fps
med. 1366x768
Radeon HD 6290:
5.6  fps
high 1366x768
Radeon HD 6290:
4.4  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Radeon HD 6290:
2.1  fps
Fifa 12

Fifa 12

2011
low 800x600
Radeon HD 6290:
18  fps
med. 1024x768
Radeon HD 6290:
11.1  fps
high 1360x768
Radeon HD 6290:
5.6  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Radeon HD 6290:
5.1  fps
F1 2011

F1 2011

2011
low 800x600
Radeon HD 6290:
12  fps
med. 1024x768
Radeon HD 6290:
12  fps
high 1366x768
Radeon HD 6290:
12  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Radeon HD 6290:
12 (!)  fps
Dirt 3

Dirt 3

2011
low 800x600
Radeon HD 6290:
15.9  fps
med. 1024x768
Radeon HD 6290:
12.6  fps
high 1360x768
Radeon HD 6290:
12.6  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Radeon HD 6290:
-1  fps
Total War: Shogun 2

Total War: Shogun 2

2011
low 1024x768
Radeon HD 6290:
18.8  fps
med. 1280x720
Radeon HD 6290:
-1 (!)  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Radeon HD 6290:
-1 (!)  fps
low 800x600
Radeon HD 6290:
6.1  fps
med. 1024x768
Radeon HD 6290:
4.8  fps
high 1360x768
Radeon HD 6290:
4.5 4.5 ~ 5 fps
ultra 1920x1080
Radeon HD 6290:
2.3  fps
Fifa 11

Fifa 11

2010
low 800x600
Radeon HD 6290:
38 (!)  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Radeon HD 6290:
13.2  fps
Mafia 2

Mafia 2

2010
low 800x600
Radeon HD 6290:
4.9  fps
med. 1024x768
Radeon HD 6290:
4.8  fps
high 1360x768
Radeon HD 6290:
4.6  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Radeon HD 6290:
2.9  fps
low 1024x768
100%
Radeon HD 6250:
12.5  fps
low 1024x768
100%
Radeon HD 6250:
8.8  fps
102%
Radeon HD 6290:
9  fps
med. 1366x768
Radeon HD 6290:
7.2  fps
high 1366x768
Radeon HD 6290:
5.5  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Radeon HD 6290:
2.6  fps
Risen

Risen

2009
low 800x600
100%
Radeon HD 6250:
15  fps
med. 1024x768
100%
Radeon HD 6250:
7  fps
Anno 1404

Anno 1404

2009
low 1024x768
100%
Radeon HD 6250:
17 28.9 ~ 23 fps
Sims 3

Sims 3

2009
low 800x600
100%
Radeon HD 6250:
63  fps
med. 1024x768
100%
Radeon HD 6250:
18  fps
Trackmania Nations Forever

Trackmania Nations Forever

2008
low 640x480
100%
Radeon HD 6250:
41.9  fps
73%
Radeon HD 6290:
30.7  fps
high 1024x768
100%
Radeon HD 6250:
10.9  fps
72%
Radeon HD 6290:
7.9  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Radeon HD 6250:
5.9  fps
85%
Radeon HD 6290:
5  fps
World in Conflict - Benchmark

World in Conflict - Benchmark

2007
low 800x600
100%
Radeon HD 6250:
19  fps
med. 1024x768
100%
Radeon HD 6250:
4  fps
Half Life 2 - Lost Coast Benchmark

Half Life 2 - Lost Coast Benchmark

2005
high 1024x768
100%
Radeon HD 6250:
25.4  fps
World of Warcraft

World of Warcraft

2005
low 800x600
100%
Radeon HD 6250:
40  fps
118%
Radeon HD 6290:
47  fps
med. 1024x768
100%
Radeon HD 6250:
16.3  fps
141%
Radeon HD 6290:
23  fps

Average Gaming AMD Radeon HD 6250 → 100%

Average Gaming 30-70 fps → 100%

Average Gaming AMD Radeon HD 6290 → 99%

Average Gaming 30-70 fps → 95%

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