AMD Radeon HD 6250 vs AMD Radeon HD 7290

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 7290

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The AMD Radeon HD 7290 (or sometimes also called ATI Mobility Radeon HD 7290) is an integrated graphics card in some Ontario netbook processors (e.g., C-70). Technically the 7290 is just a renamed Radeon HD 6290 and therefore also 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 7290 / 6290 features Turbo Core to overclock automatically to 400MHz.

The 3D performance of the HD 7290 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 7290 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 7290 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 7290
ManufacturerAMDAMD
Brazos Series
Radeon HD 7340 (compare) 80 @ 523 - 680 (Boost) MHz
Radeon HD 6320 (compare) 80 @ 500 - 600 (Boost) MHz
Radeon HD 7310 (compare) 80 @ 500 MHz
Radeon HD 6310 (compare) 80 @ 500 MHz
Radeon HD 7290 80 @ 280 - 400 (Boost) MHz
Radeon HD 6290 (compare) 80 @ 280 - 400 (Boost) MHz
Radeon HD 6250 80 @ 280 MHz
Radeon HD 7340 (compare) 80 @ 523 - 680 (Boost) MHz
Radeon HD 6320 (compare) 80 @ 500 - 600 (Boost) MHz
Radeon HD 7310 (compare) 80 @ 500 MHz
Radeon HD 6310 (compare) 80 @ 500 MHz
Radeon HD 7290 80 @ 280 - 400 (Boost) MHz
Radeon HD 6290 (compare) 80 @ 280 - 400 (Boost) MHz
Radeon HD 6250 80 @ 280 MHz
CodenameZacateZacate
ArchitectureTerascale 2Terascale 2
80 - 80 -
Core280 MHz280 - 400 (Boost) MHz
yesyes
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/...
CPUGPU Base SpeedGPU Boost / Turbo
AMD Z-602 x 1000 MHz, 4.5 W276 MHz? MHz

3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Score 1280x720
793 Points (1%)
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Graphics 1280x720
1091 Points (1%)
3DMark - Ice Storm Standard Graphics 1280x720
12199 Points (2%)
3DMark 11 - Performance 1280x720
min: 186     avg: 189     median: 188.5 (1%)     max: 192 points
226 points (1%)
3DMark 11 - Performance GPU 1280x720
min: 167     avg: 172     median: 172 (0%)     max: 175 points
206 points (0%)
3DMark Vantage
P Result 1280x1024 + AMD Radeon HD 6250
P Result 1280x1024 + AMD Radeon HD 7290
P GPU no PhysX 1280x1024 + AMD Radeon HD 6250
P GPU no PhysX 1280x1024 + AMD Radeon HD 7290
3DMark 2001SE - Standard 1024x768
min: 6154     avg: 6640     median: 6589.5 (7%)     max: 7266 Points
3DMark 03 - Standard 1024x768
min: 4209     avg: 4250     median: 4257 (2%)     max: 4278 Points
3DMark 05 - Standard 1024x768
min: 2487     avg: 2622     median: 2654.5 (5%)     max: 2691 Points
3DMark 06 + AMD Radeon HD 6250
Standard 1280x1024 + AMD Radeon HD 7290
Unigine Heaven 2.1 - high, Tesselation (normal), DirectX11 1280x1024
2.5 fps (1%)
Windows 7 Experience Index - Gaming graphics
5.5 points (70%)
Windows 7 Experience Index - Graphics
min: 4     avg: 4.1     median: 4.1 (52%)     max: 4.2 points
Cinebench R10 Shading 32Bit + AMD Radeon HD 6250
Shading 32Bit + AMD Radeon HD 7290
Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64Bit + AMD Radeon HD 6250
OpenGL 64Bit + AMD Radeon HD 7290
LuxMark v2.0 64Bit - Room GPUs-only
16 Samples/s (0%)
LuxMark v2.0 64Bit - Sala GPUs-only
27 Samples/s (0%)
ComputeMark v2.1 - Normal, Score 1024x600
160 Points (1%)
188 Points (1%)

Average Benchmarks AMD Radeon HD 6250 → 100%

Average Benchmarks AMD Radeon HD 7290 → 113%

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

Fifa 13

Fifa 13

2012
low 1024x768
Radeon HD 7290:
4.6  fps
Radeon HD 7290:
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Anno 2070

Anno 2070

2011
low 1024x768
100%
Radeon HD 6250:
13  fps
133%
Radeon HD 7290:
17.3  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Radeon HD 6250:
5  fps
130%
Radeon HD 7290:
6.5  fps
Radeon HD 6250:
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Radeon HD 7290:
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low 1280x720
Radeon HD 7290:
8.7  fps
Radeon HD 7290:
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low 1024x768
100%
Radeon HD 6250:
12.5  fps
Radeon HD 6250:
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low 1024x768
100%
Radeon HD 6250:
8.8  fps
Radeon HD 6250:
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Risen

Risen

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

Anno 1404

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

Sims 3

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

Trackmania Nations Forever

2008
low 640x480
100%
Radeon HD 6250:
41.9  fps
high 1024x768
100%
Radeon HD 6250:
10.9  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Radeon HD 6250:
5.9  fps
Radeon HD 6250:
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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
Radeon HD 6250:
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Half Life 2 - Lost Coast Benchmark

Half Life 2 - Lost Coast Benchmark

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

World of Warcraft

2005
low 800x600
100%
Radeon HD 6250:
40  fps
med. 1024x768
100%
Radeon HD 6250:
16.3  fps
Radeon HD 6250:
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Average Gaming AMD Radeon HD 6250 → 100%

Average Gaming AMD Radeon HD 7290 → 132%

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