AMD Radeon HD 6490M vs AMD Radeon HD 6450M

AMD Radeon HD 6490M

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The AMD Radeon HD 6490M (sometimes also still called ATI Mobility Radeon HD 6490) is a laptop graphics card for entry level to middle class notebooks. It is based on the Seymore-XT chip and therefore features the UVD 3 video decoder. Compared to the slower HD 6470M, the 6490M offers optional fast GDDR5 graphics memory. The GDDR5 versions are clocked with 700 ord 750MHz, the DDR3 version features a higher 800MHz core clock, but should be slower due to the slower 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  of the higher clocked GDDR5 version is about on a level of the Mobility Radeon HD 550v / GeForce GT 325M. Therefore, the card is positioned in the lower middle class and allows to play current games in medium detail and resolution settings. In our tests with a 15" MBP modern games like Starcraft 2 or Mafia 2 reached about 30fps in medium detail settings with a resolution of 1024x768. Less demanding and older games like Trackmania also ran in high details and resolution settings. Detailed benchmark results can be seen at the bottom of this page.

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 6490MAMD Radeon HD 6450M
ManufacturerAMDAMD
Radeon HD 6400M Series
Radeon HD 6490M 160 @ 700 / 750 / 800 MHz64 Bit @ 800 MHz
Radeon HD 6470M (compare) 160 @ 700 / 750 MHz64 Bit @ 800 MHz
Radeon HD 6450M 160 @ 600 MHz64 Bit @ 800 MHz
Radeon HD 6430M (compare) 160 @ 480 MHz64 Bit @ 800 MHz
Radeon HD 6490M 160 @ 700 / 750 / 800 MHz64 Bit @ 800 MHz
Radeon HD 6470M (compare) 160 @ 700 / 750 MHz64 Bit @ 800 MHz
Radeon HD 6450M 160 @ 600 MHz64 Bit @ 800 MHz
Radeon HD 6430M (compare) 160 @ 480 MHz64 Bit @ 800 MHz
CodenameSeymour XTSeymour-PRO
ArchitectureTerascale 2Terascale 2
160 - 160 -
Core700 / 750 / 800 MHz600 MHz
Memory800 MHz800 MHz
Bus64 Bit64 Bit
MemoryDDR3/GDDR5DDR3
Max. Memory512 MB
nono
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 - Performance 1280x720
min: 669     avg: 681.8     median: 681 (2%)     max: 696 points
min: 505     avg: 506.5     median: 506.5 (2%)     max: 508 points
3DMark 11 - Performance GPU 1280x720
min: 592     avg: 598.7     median: 601 (1%)     max: 603 points
443 points (1%)
3DMark Vantage
P Result 1280x1024 + AMD Radeon HD 6490M
P Result 1280x1024 + AMD Radeon HD 6450M
P GPU no PhysX 1280x1024 + AMD Radeon HD 6490M
P GPU no PhysX 1280x1024 + AMD Radeon HD 6450M
3DMark 2001SE - Standard 1024x768
33338 Points (35%)
3DMark 03 - Standard 1024x768
min: 14458     avg: 14712     median: 14712 (8%)     max: 14966 Points
10322 Points (5%)
3DMark 05 - Standard 1024x768
min: 8996     avg: 9512.3     median: 9676 (21%)     max: 9865 Points
min: 7220     avg: 7235.5     median: 7235.5 (15%)     max: 7251 Points
3DMark 06 Standard 1280x1024 + AMD Radeon HD 6490M
+ AMD Radeon HD 6450M
Unigine Heaven 2.1 - high, Tesselation (normal), DirectX11 1280x1024
6.7 fps (3%)
SPECviewperf 11
Siemens NX 1920x1080 + AMD Radeon HD 6490M
Siemens NX 1920x1080 + AMD Radeon HD 6450M
Tcvis 1920x1080 + AMD Radeon HD 6490M
Tcvis 1920x1080 + AMD Radeon HD 6450M
SolidWorks 1920x1080 + AMD Radeon HD 6490M
SolidWorks 1920x1080 + AMD Radeon HD 6450M
Pro/ENGINEER 1920x1080 + AMD Radeon HD 6490M
Pro/ENGINEER 1920x1080 + AMD Radeon HD 6450M
Maya 1920x1080 + AMD Radeon HD 6490M
Maya 1920x1080 + AMD Radeon HD 6450M
Lightwave 1920x1080 + AMD Radeon HD 6490M
Lightwave 1920x1080 + AMD Radeon HD 6450M
Ensight 1920x1080 + AMD Radeon HD 6490M
Ensight 1920x1080 + AMD Radeon HD 6450M
Catia 1920x1080 + AMD Radeon HD 6490M
Catia 1920x1080 + AMD Radeon HD 6450M
Windows 7 Experience Index - Gaming graphics
min: 6.2     avg: 6.5     median: 6.5 (82%)     max: 6.6 points
6.2 points (78%)
Windows 7 Experience Index - Graphics
min: 5.9     avg: 6.4     median: 6.5 (82%)     max: 6.6 points
5.1 points (65%)
Cinebench R10 Shading 32Bit + AMD Radeon HD 6490M
Shading 32Bit + AMD Radeon HD 6450M
Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64Bit + AMD Radeon HD 6490M
OpenGL 64Bit + AMD Radeon HD 6450M

Average Benchmarks AMD Radeon HD 6490M → 100%

Average Benchmarks AMD Radeon HD 6450M → 82%

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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 6490M:
54.4  fps
84%
Radeon HD 6450M:
45.7  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Radeon HD 6490M:
22.9  fps
86%
Radeon HD 6450M:
19.7  fps
high 1366x768
Radeon HD 6450M:
13.7  fps
Radeon HD 6490M:
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Radeon HD 6450M:
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Fifa 12

Fifa 12

2011
low 800x600
100%
Radeon HD 6490M:
173.9  fps
94%
Radeon HD 6450M:
162.6  fps
med. 1024x768
100%
Radeon HD 6490M:
80.4  fps
82%
Radeon HD 6450M:
66.1  fps
high 1360x768
100%
Radeon HD 6490M:
57.2  fps
68%
Radeon HD 6450M:
39.1  fps
Radeon HD 6490M:
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Radeon HD 6450M:
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Dirt 3

Dirt 3

2011
low 800x600
100%
Radeon HD 6490M:
72.6 80.3 ~ 76 fps
42%
Radeon HD 6450M:
32  fps
med. 1024x768
100%
Radeon HD 6490M:
21.6 37.3 ~ 29 fps
103%
Radeon HD 6450M:
30  fps
high 1360x768
100%
Radeon HD 6490M:
18.3 24.8 ~ 22 fps
86%
Radeon HD 6450M:
19  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Radeon HD 6490M:
9  fps
89%
Radeon HD 6450M:
8  fps
Radeon HD 6490M:
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Radeon HD 6450M:
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low 800x600
100%
Radeon HD 6490M:
80 fps  fps
39%
Radeon HD 6450M:
31  fps
med. 1024x768
100%
Radeon HD 6490M:
45 fps  fps
58%
Radeon HD 6450M:
26  fps
high 1360x768
100%
Radeon HD 6490M:
32  fps
66%
Radeon HD 6450M:
21  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Radeon HD 6490M:
16  fps
Radeon HD 6490M:
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Radeon HD 6450M:
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Fifa 11

Fifa 11

2010
high 1360x768
100%
Radeon HD 6490M:
73  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Radeon HD 6490M:
38 38 38 38 38 38 38 38 ~ 38 fps
Radeon HD 6490M:
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Mafia 2

Mafia 2

2010
low 800x600
100%
Radeon HD 6490M:
39.1  fps
med. 1024x768
100%
Radeon HD 6490M:
30.4  fps
high 1360x768
100%
Radeon HD 6490M:
25.4  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Radeon HD 6490M:
12 12 ~ 12 fps
Radeon HD 6490M:
»
low 1024x768
100%
Radeon HD 6490M:
194.8  fps
med. 1360x768
100%
Radeon HD 6490M:
33.7  fps
high 1360x768
100%
Radeon HD 6490M:
22.1  fps
Radeon HD 6490M:
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low 800x600
100%
Radeon HD 6490M:
36 36 ~ 36 fps
73%
Radeon HD 6450M:
26.1  fps
med. 1360x768
100%
Radeon HD 6490M:
21 21 ~ 21 fps
58%
Radeon HD 6450M:
12.2  fps
Radeon HD 6490M:
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Radeon HD 6450M:
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low 1024x768
100%
Radeon HD 6490M:
47.4 48.1 ~ 48 fps
65%
Radeon HD 6450M:
31  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Radeon HD 6490M:
28.6 30.2 ~ 29 fps
62%
Radeon HD 6450M:
18  fps
high 1366x768
100%
Radeon HD 6490M:
18.5 20.8 ~ 20 fps
85%
Radeon HD 6450M:
17  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Radeon HD 6490M:
13.7  fps
Radeon HD 6490M:
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Radeon HD 6450M:
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Risen

Risen

2009
low 800x600
100%
Radeon HD 6490M:
59 59 ~ 59 fps
93%
Radeon HD 6450M:
54.9  fps
med. 1024x768
100%
Radeon HD 6490M:
30 30 ~ 30 fps
70%
Radeon HD 6450M:
21.1  fps
high 1366x768
100%
Radeon HD 6490M:
17.4 18 18 ~ 18 fps
80%
Radeon HD 6450M:
14.4  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Radeon HD 6490M:
9 9 ~ 9 fps
Radeon HD 6490M:
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Radeon HD 6450M:
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Resident Evil 5

Resident Evil 5

2009
high 1360x768
100%
Radeon HD 6490M:
32 32 32 32 32 32 32 32 ~ 32 fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Radeon HD 6490M:
17.4 17.4 17.4 17.4 17.4 17.4 17.4 17.4 ~ 17 fps
Radeon HD 6490M:
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Need for Speed Shift

Need for Speed Shift

2009
med. 1024x768
Radeon HD 6450M:
22.5  fps
high 1366x768
Radeon HD 6450M:
15.1  fps
Radeon HD 6450M:
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Colin McRae: DIRT 2

Colin McRae: DIRT 2

2009
low 800x600
100%
Radeon HD 6490M:
68  fps
76%
Radeon HD 6450M:
51.4  fps
med. 1024x768
100%
Radeon HD 6490M:
44  fps
76%
Radeon HD 6450M:
33.3  fps
high 1360x768
100%
Radeon HD 6490M:
21.4  fps
67%
Radeon HD 6450M:
14.4  fps
Radeon HD 6490M:
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Radeon HD 6450M:
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Anno 1404

Anno 1404

2009
low 1024x768
100%
Radeon HD 6490M:
142.7  fps
Radeon HD 6490M:
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Sims 3

Sims 3

2009
med. 1024x768
100%
Radeon HD 6490M:
47 47 47 47 47 47 47 47 ~ 47 fps
high 1280x1024
100%
Radeon HD 6490M:
21 21 21 21 21 21 21 21 ~ 21 fps
Radeon HD 6490M:
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GTA IV - Grand Theft Auto

GTA IV - Grand Theft Auto

2008
low 800x600
100%
Radeon HD 6490M:
39.1 39.1 ~ 39 fps
Radeon HD 6490M:
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Left 4 Dead

Left 4 Dead

2008
high 1024x768
100%
Radeon HD 6490M:
75 75 ~ 75 fps
Radeon HD 6490M:
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Trackmania Nations Forever

Trackmania Nations Forever

2008
low 640x480
100%
Radeon HD 6490M:
283  fps
high 1024x768
100%
Radeon HD 6490M:
54.5  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Radeon HD 6490M:
25.6  fps
Radeon HD 6490M:
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Crysis - GPU Benchmark

Crysis - GPU Benchmark

2007
low 1024x768
100%
Radeon HD 6490M:
91.5  fps
med. 1024x768
100%
Radeon HD 6490M:
30.9  fps
high 1024x768
100%
Radeon HD 6490M:
24.7  fps
Radeon HD 6490M:
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Crysis - CPU Benchmark

Crysis - CPU Benchmark

2007
low 1024x768
100%
Radeon HD 6490M:
85.5  fps
med. 1024x768
100%
Radeon HD 6490M:
29.8  fps
high 1024x768
100%
Radeon HD 6490M:
18.9  fps
Radeon HD 6490M:
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World in Conflict - Benchmark

World in Conflict - Benchmark

2007
low 800x600
100%
Radeon HD 6490M:
198  fps
med. 1024x768
100%
Radeon HD 6490M:
56  fps
high 1024x768
100%
Radeon HD 6490M:
24  fps
Radeon HD 6490M:
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Half Life 2 - Lost Coast Benchmark

Half Life 2 - Lost Coast Benchmark

2005
high 1024x768
100%
Radeon HD 6490M:
173.4  fps
Radeon HD 6490M:
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World of Warcraft

World of Warcraft

2005
med. 1024x768
100%
Radeon HD 6490M:
70 70 ~ 70 fps
high 1280x1024
100%
Radeon HD 6490M:
19 19 ~ 19 fps
Radeon HD 6490M:
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Counter-Strike Source

Counter-Strike Source

2004
high 1024x768
100%
Radeon HD 6490M:
141 141 ~ 141 fps
Radeon HD 6490M:
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Average Gaming AMD Radeon HD 6450M → 74%

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