AMD Radeon HD 6470M vs AMD Radeon HD 6450M

AMD Radeon HD 6470M

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The AMD Radeon HD 6470M (sometimes also still called ATI Mobility Radeon HD 6470) is a laptop graphics card for entry level to middle class notebooks. It should be based on the Seymore-XT chip and therefore feature the UVD 3 video decoder. Compared to the faster HD 6490M, the 6470M only supports slower DDR3 graphics memory.

The 120 Stream processors should be still based on the "old" 5D architecture similar to the 5000 series. Therefore, the number of shaders is not comparable to the 1D cores of current Nvidia GPUs. The Tessellation performance should be improved (like the desktop 6800 series) with the new cards. The Stream processors can be used with DirectX 11, OpenGL 4.1, DirectCompute 11 and OpenCL. With the later two the cores can also be used for general computations like transcoding videos.

The performance should be somewhere between the HD6370M (renamed 5470)  that features less shaders and the HD5650. Therefore, all current games should run in low detail settings fluently.

The new UVD3 video decoder supports the decoding of MPEG-4 AVC/H.264, VC-1, MPEG-2, Flash and now also Multi-View Codec (MVC) and MPEG-4 part 2 (DivX, xVid) HD videos on the graphics card.

Furthermore, the HD 6400M series integrates a HD audio controller to transmit HD Audio (TrueHD or DTS Master Audio) over HDMI and DisplayPort (e.g. for Blu-Ray videos).

The AMD HD3D Technology offers support for Blu-Ray 3D and 3D displays (integrated and external). However, the solution is not as mature as Nvidias 3D Vision.

Thanks to Eyefinity the graphics chip is able to theoretically drive up to 4 monitors simultaneously. However, this only works if the laptop features enough DisplayPort outputs.

The power consumption of the chip should be similar to the Mobility Radeon HD 5470 and therefore suited for 13" laptops and up.

AMD Radeon HD 6450M

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The AMD Radeon HD 6450M (sometimes also still called ATI Mobility Radeon HD 6450) is a laptop graphics card for entry level class notebooks. It should be based on the Seymore-PRO chip and therefore feature the UVD 3 video decoder. Compared to the faster HD 6470M, the 6450M offers a slower core clock speed. 

The 120 Stream processors are still based on the "old" 5D architecture similar to the 5000 series. Therefore, the number of shaders is not comparable to the 1D cores of current Nvidia GPUs. The Tessellation performance should be improved (like the desktop 6800 series) with the new cards. The Stream processors can be used with DirectX 11, OpenGL 4.1, DirectCompute 11 and OpenCL. With the later two the cores can also be used for general computations like transcoding videos.

The performance should be similar to the HD6370M (renamed 5470)  that features less shaders but most probably a higher core clock. Therefore, all current games should run in low detail settings fluently.

The new UVD3 video decoder supports the decoding of MPEG-4 AVC/H.264, VC-1, MPEG-2, Flash and now also Multi-View Codec (MVC) and MPEG-4 part 2 (DivX, xVid) HD videos on the graphics card.

Furthermore, the HD 6400M series integrates a HD audio controller to transmit HD Audio (TrueHD or DTS Master Audio) over HDMI and DisplayPort (e.g. for Blu-Ray videos).

The AMD HD3D Technology offers support for Blu-Ray 3D and 3D displays (integrated and external). However, the solution is not as mature as Nvidias 3D Vision.

Thanks to Eyefinity the graphics chip is able to theoretically drive up to 4 monitors simultaneously. However, this only works if the laptop features enough DisplayPort outputs.

The power consumption of the chip should be similar to the Mobility Radeon HD 5450 and therefore suited for 13" laptops and up.

AMD Radeon HD 6470MAMD Radeon HD 6450M
ManufacturerAMDAMD
Radeon HD 6400M Series
Radeon HD 6490M compare 160 @ 0.7 GHz64 Bit @ 800 MHz
Radeon HD 6470M 160 @ 0.7 GHz64 Bit @ 800 MHz
Radeon HD 6450M 160 @ 0.6 GHz64 Bit @ 800 MHz
Radeon HD 6430M compare 160 @ 0.48 GHz64 Bit @ 800 MHz
Radeon HD 6490M compare 160 @ 0.7 GHz64 Bit @ 800 MHz
Radeon HD 6470M 160 @ 0.7 GHz64 Bit @ 800 MHz
Radeon HD 6450M 160 @ 0.6 GHz64 Bit @ 800 MHz
Radeon HD 6430M compare 160 @ 0.48 GHz64 Bit @ 800 MHz
CodenameSeymour XTSeymour-PRO
ArchitectureTerascale 2Terascale 2
Cores160 - unified160 - unified
Core700 / 750 MHz600 MHz
Memory800 MHz800 MHz
Bus64 Bit64 Bit
MemoryDDR3DDR3
Max. Memory1024 MB
Shared Memorynono
DirectXDirectX 11, 5.0DirectX 11, 5.0
Technology40 nm40 nm
Introduced06.01.2011 04.01.2011
Manufacturerhttp://www.amd.com/us/products/notebook/...http://www.amd.com/us/products/notebook/...

3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Score
min: 525     avg: 594     median: 595 (2%)     max: 645 Points
min: 505     avg: 507     median: 506.5 (1%)     max: 508 Points
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance GPU
min: 493     avg: 531     median: 535 (1%)     max: 565 Points
443 Points (1%)
3DMark Vantage
3DM Vant. Perf. total + AMD Radeon HD 6470M
3DM Vant. Perf. total + AMD Radeon HD 6450M
3DM Vant. Perf. GPU no PhysX + AMD Radeon HD 6470M
3DM Vant. Perf. GPU no PhysX + AMD Radeon HD 6450M
3DMark 2001SE - 3DMark 2001 - Standard
min: 23392     avg: 26919     median: 27881.5 (29%)     max: 28522 Points
3DMark 03 - 3DMark 03 - Standard
min: 9861     avg: 11488     median: 11711 (6%)     max: 12488 Points
10322 Points (5%)
3DMark 05 - 3DMark 05 - Standard
min: 7140     avg: 8031     median: 8372 (12%)     max: 8468 Points
min: 7220     avg: 7236     median: 7235.5 (11%)     max: 7251 Points
3DMark 06 3DMark 06 - Score Unknown Settings + AMD Radeon HD 6470M
3DMark 06 - Score Unknown Settings + AMD Radeon HD 6450M
3DMark 06 - Standard 1280x1024 + AMD Radeon HD 6470M
3DMark 06 - Standard 1280x1024 + AMD Radeon HD 6450M
3DMark 06 - Standard 1280x768 + AMD Radeon HD 6470M
Unigine Heaven 2.1 - Heaven 2.1 high
min: 5.5     avg: 6.2     median: 6.1 (1%)     max: 7.2 fps
SPECviewperf 11
specvp11 snx-01 + AMD Radeon HD 6470M
specvp11 snx-01 + AMD Radeon HD 6450M
specvp11 tcvis-02 + AMD Radeon HD 6470M
specvp11 tcvis-02 + AMD Radeon HD 6450M
specvp11 sw-02 + AMD Radeon HD 6470M
specvp11 sw-02 + AMD Radeon HD 6450M
specvp11 proe-05 + AMD Radeon HD 6470M
specvp11 proe-05 + AMD Radeon HD 6450M
specvp11 maya-03 + AMD Radeon HD 6470M
specvp11 maya-03 + AMD Radeon HD 6450M
specvp11 lightwave-01 + AMD Radeon HD 6470M
specvp11 lightwave-01 + AMD Radeon HD 6450M
specvp11 ensight-04 + AMD Radeon HD 6470M
specvp11 ensight-04 + AMD Radeon HD 6450M
specvp11 catia-03 + AMD Radeon HD 6470M
specvp11 catia-03 + AMD Radeon HD 6450M
Windows 7 Experience Index - Win7 Gaming graphics
min: 4.6     avg: 6.2     median: 6.3 (80%)     max: 6.4 Points
6.2 Points (78%)
Windows 7 Experience Index - Win7 Graphics
min: 4.6     avg: 5.2     median: 5.3 (67%)     max: 5.5 Points
5.1 Points (65%)
Cinebench R10 Cinebench R10 Shading (32bit) + AMD Radeon HD 6470M
Cinebench R10 Shading (32bit) + AMD Radeon HD 6450M
Cinebench R11.5 Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64 Bit + AMD Radeon HD 6470M
Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64 Bit + AMD Radeon HD 6450M

Average Benchmarks AMD Radeon HD 6470M → 100% n=20

Average Benchmarks AMD Radeon HD 6450M → 100% n=20

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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 6470M:
42.3 50.3 ~ 46 fps
99%
Radeon HD 6450M:
45.7  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Radeon HD 6470M:
16.7 19.5 ~ 18 fps
109%
Radeon HD 6450M:
19.7  fps
high 1366x768
Radeon HD 6450M:
13.7  fps
low 1280x720
100%
Radeon HD 6470M:
17.9  fps
Fifa 12

Fifa 12

2011
low 800x600
Radeon HD 6450M:
162.6  fps
med. 1024x768
Radeon HD 6450M:
66.1  fps
high 1360x768
Radeon HD 6450M:
39.1  fps
low 1024x768
100%
Radeon HD 6470M:
25 36.7 ~ 31 fps
high 1366x768
100%
Radeon HD 6470M:
17 23 ~ 20 fps
Dirt 3

Dirt 3

2011
low 800x600
100%
Radeon HD 6470M:
81.5 82 ~ 82 fps
39%
Radeon HD 6450M:
32  fps
med. 1024x768
100%
Radeon HD 6470M:
36.9 37 ~ 37 fps
81%
Radeon HD 6450M:
30  fps
high 1360x768
100%
Radeon HD 6470M:
24 24.3 ~ 24 fps
79%
Radeon HD 6450M:
19  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Radeon HD 6470M:
12.8 13 ~ 13 fps
62%
Radeon HD 6450M:
8  fps
Crysis 2

Crysis 2

2011
low 800x600
100%
Radeon HD 6470M:
39 39 39.3 ~ 39 fps
med. 1024x768
100%
Radeon HD 6470M:
26.7 27 27 ~ 27 fps
high 1366x768
100%
Radeon HD 6470M:
19.5 20 20 ~ 20 fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Radeon HD 6470M:
5.8 6 6 ~ 6 fps
Total War: Shogun 2

Total War: Shogun 2

2011
low 1024x768
100%
Radeon HD 6470M:
32.7  fps
med. 1280x720
100%
Radeon HD 6470M:
15  fps
low 800x600
100%
Radeon HD 6470M:
70 70 70.3 ~ 70 fps
44%
Radeon HD 6450M:
31  fps
med. 1024x768
100%
Radeon HD 6470M:
41.5 42 42 ~ 42 fps
62%
Radeon HD 6450M:
26  fps
high 1360x768
100%
Radeon HD 6470M:
28.9 29 29 ~ 29 fps
72%
Radeon HD 6450M:
21  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Radeon HD 6470M:
15.6 16 16 ~ 16 fps
Fifa 11

Fifa 11

2010
low 800x600
100%
Radeon HD 6470M:
139 180 186 202 224.2 ~ 186 fps
med. 1024x768
100%
Radeon HD 6470M:
74.3 112 112 129.2 133.9 ~ 112 fps
high 1360x768
100%
Radeon HD 6470M:
38.8 56 58 64.5 64.5 66.9 ~ 58 fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Radeon HD 6470M:
27.1 32 34.5 35 ~ 32 fps
Mafia 2

Mafia 2

2010
low 800x600
100%
Radeon HD 6470M:
35.8 36.2 37 37 38 fps ~ 37 fps
med. 1024x768
100%
Radeon HD 6470M:
25 fps 27 27 28.1 28.2 ~ 27 fps
high 1360x768
100%
Radeon HD 6470M:
19 fps 19 19 19 23.4 ~ 20 fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Radeon HD 6470M:
6.8 11 11 11.2 ~ 10 fps
low 1024x768
100%
Radeon HD 6470M:
32 135 141.2 148.9 153 153 165 fps ~ 133 fps
med. 1360x768
100%
Radeon HD 6470M:
28 28.1 fps 29.2 31 31 33.8 ~ 30 fps
high 1360x768
100%
Radeon HD 6470M:
18.1 fps 21 21 21.1 24.4 ~ 21 fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Radeon HD 6470M:
11.3 14.5 15 15 ~ 14 fps
low 800x600
100%
Radeon HD 6470M:
28.2 29.2 34.6 ~ 31 fps
84%
Radeon HD 6450M:
26.1  fps
med. 1360x768
100%
Radeon HD 6470M:
15.6 18.7 19.5 ~ 18 fps
68%
Radeon HD 6450M:
12.2  fps
high 1600x900
100%
Radeon HD 6470M:
9.7  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Radeon HD 6470M:
4.1  fps
low 1024x768
100%
Radeon HD 6470M:
41.3 42.7 ~ 42 fps
74%
Radeon HD 6450M:
31  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Radeon HD 6470M:
30.5 32.2 ~ 31 fps
58%
Radeon HD 6450M:
18  fps
high 1366x768
100%
Radeon HD 6470M:
19.4 19.5 ~ 19 fps
89%
Radeon HD 6450M:
17  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Radeon HD 6470M:
8.4 9.7 ~ 9 fps
low 800x600
100%
Radeon HD 6470M:
74.2  fps
med. 1024x768
100%
Radeon HD 6470M:
29.9 31 ~ 30 fps
high 1366x768
100%
Radeon HD 6470M:
23.2 25.7 ~ 24 fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Radeon HD 6470M:
13.4  fps
Risen

Risen

2009
low 800x600
100%
Radeon HD 6470M:
24.2 32.8 48.9 51.9 54 56.3 ~ 45 fps
122%
Radeon HD 6450M:
54.9  fps
med. 1024x768
100%
Radeon HD 6470M:
16.1 17 19.1 21 21.2 21.2 23.1 25.8 ~ 21 fps
100%
Radeon HD 6450M:
21.1  fps
high 1366x768
100%
Radeon HD 6470M:
12.3 13.6 14 14.8 15.4 17.2 ~ 15 fps
96%
Radeon HD 6450M:
14.4  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Radeon HD 6470M:
8.9 9 ~ 9 fps
Resident Evil 5

Resident Evil 5

2009
low 800x600
100%
Radeon HD 6470M:
90.6  fps
high 1360x768
100%
Radeon HD 6470M:
30.4  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Radeon HD 6470M:
17.5  fps
Need for Speed Shift

Need for Speed Shift

2009
low 800x600
100%
Radeon HD 6470M:
44.7  fps
med. 1024x768
100%
Radeon HD 6470M:
15 22.9 ~ 19 fps
118%
Radeon HD 6450M:
22.5  fps
high 1366x768
100%
Radeon HD 6470M:
15  fps
101%
Radeon HD 6450M:
15.1  fps
Colin McRae: DIRT 2

Colin McRae: DIRT 2

2009
low 800x600
100%
Radeon HD 6470M:
19.3 21.8 63 66 ~ 43 fps
120%
Radeon HD 6450M:
51.4  fps
med. 1024x768
100%
Radeon HD 6470M:
15.7 16.9 39.1 42.5 44 ~ 32 fps
104%
Radeon HD 6450M:
33.3  fps
high 1360x768
100%
Radeon HD 6470M:
12.5 18 20.1 20.1 ~ 18 fps
80%
Radeon HD 6450M:
14.4  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Radeon HD 6470M:
12.7  fps
Anno 1404

Anno 1404

2009
low 1024x768
100%
Radeon HD 6470M:
95 120 147.2 ~ 121 fps
ultra 1280x1024
100%
Radeon HD 6470M:
20 22 ~ 21 fps
Sims 3

Sims 3

2009
low 800x600
100%
Radeon HD 6470M:
165.3  fps
med. 1024x768
100%
Radeon HD 6470M:
55.6  fps
high 1280x1024
100%
Radeon HD 6470M:
26.3  fps
F.E.A.R. 2

F.E.A.R. 2

2009
low 800x600
100%
Radeon HD 6470M:
119.5  fps
med. 1024x768
100%
Radeon HD 6470M:
47.4  fps
high 1280x1024
100%
Radeon HD 6470M:
31.4  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Radeon HD 6470M:
17.1  fps
GTA IV - Grand Theft Auto

GTA IV - Grand Theft Auto

2008
low 800x600
100%
Radeon HD 6470M:
50.5 51 ~ 51 fps
med. 1024x768
100%
Radeon HD 6470M:
25.5 26 ~ 26 fps
high 1280x1024
100%
Radeon HD 6470M:
16.6 17 ~ 17 fps
Left 4 Dead

Left 4 Dead

2008
high 1024x768
100%
Radeon HD 6470M:
54 fps  fps
Crysis Warhead

Crysis Warhead

2008
low 800x600
100%
Radeon HD 6470M:
60  fps
ultra 1024x768
100%
Radeon HD 6470M:
5  fps
Racedriver: GRID

Racedriver: GRID

2008
low 800x600
100%
Radeon HD 6470M:
98.3  fps
med. 1024x768
100%
Radeon HD 6470M:
44.4  fps
high 1280x1024
100%
Radeon HD 6470M:
23.4  fps
Trackmania Nations Forever

Trackmania Nations Forever

2008
low 640x480
100%
Radeon HD 6470M:
175  fps
high 1024x768
100%
Radeon HD 6470M:
45.1  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Radeon HD 6470M:
15.7  fps
Call of Duty 4 - Modern Warfare

Call of Duty 4 - Modern Warfare

2007
low 800x600
100%
Radeon HD 6470M:
52.7  fps
med. 1024x768
100%
Radeon HD 6470M:
39.7  fps
Supreme Commander - FA Bench

Supreme Commander - FA Bench

2007
low 1024x768
100%
Radeon HD 6470M:
46.8  fps
med. 1024x768
100%
Radeon HD 6470M:
35.7  fps
high 1024x768
100%
Radeon HD 6470M:
26.7  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Radeon HD 6470M:
13.2  fps
Crysis - GPU Benchmark

Crysis - GPU Benchmark

2007
low 1024x768
100%
Radeon HD 6470M:
76.6 83 ~ 80 fps
med. 1024x768
100%
Radeon HD 6470M:
36.3 37.8 ~ 37 fps
high 1024x768
100%
Radeon HD 6470M:
18.2 19 ~ 19 fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Radeon HD 6470M:
4.9  fps
Crysis - CPU Benchmark

Crysis - CPU Benchmark

2007
low 1024x768
100%
Radeon HD 6470M:
69.8 73.1 ~ 71 fps
med. 1024x768
100%
Radeon HD 6470M:
32.3 42.8 ~ 38 fps
high 1024x768
100%
Radeon HD 6470M:
15.7 16.3 ~ 16 fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Radeon HD 6470M:
4.6  fps
World in Conflict - Benchmark

World in Conflict - Benchmark

2007
low 800x600
100%
Radeon HD 6470M:
118 148 ~ 133 fps
med. 1024x768
100%
Radeon HD 6470M:
47 52 ~ 50 fps
high 1024x768
100%
Radeon HD 6470M:
23 27 ~ 25 fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Radeon HD 6470M:
7 9 ~ 8 fps
Call of Juarez Benchmark

Call of Juarez Benchmark

2006
high 1024x768
100%
Radeon HD 6470M:
13.7 17.8 ~ 16 fps
Half Life 2 - Lost Coast Benchmark

Half Life 2 - Lost Coast Benchmark

2005
high 1024x768
100%
Radeon HD 6470M:
119.7  fps
World of Warcraft

World of Warcraft

2005
low 800x600
100%
Radeon HD 6470M:
125.9  fps
med. 1024x768
100%
Radeon HD 6470M:
63.4  fps
high 1280x1024
100%
Radeon HD 6470M:
28.6  fps
Counter-Strike Source

Counter-Strike Source

2004
low 640x480
100%
Radeon HD 6470M:
130.2  fps
high 1024x768
100%
Radeon HD 6470M:
103.5  fps

Average Gaming AMD Radeon HD 6470M → 100%

Average Gaming 30-70 fps → 100%

Average Gaming AMD Radeon HD 6450M → 85%

Average Gaming 30-70 fps → 86%

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