AMD Radeon HD 6510G2 vs AMD Radeon HD 6640G2 vs AMD Radeon HD 6740G2

AMD Radeon HD 6510G2

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The AMD Radeon HD 6510G2 is the combination of a integrated AMD Radeon HD 6480G APU processor graphics card and a dedicated entry level AMD Radeon HD 6430M or 6450M graphics card in CrossFire combination. It is called AMD Dual Graphics or asymmetric CrossFire and uses AFR (Alternate Frame Rendering) to render different frames on the two graphic cores. Therefore the combination also suffers from micro stuttering (different spaces between two images lead to stuttering altough the framerate is high enough for fluent gaming with only one GPU).

The performance of the Radeon HD 6510G2 depends greatly on the driver support for the used games. In some games the performance may even degrade by 10-15% compared to using only the APU graphics card. Currently (June 2011) only DirectX 10 and 11 graphics modes are supported and therefore lower settings and older games are not accelerated. Due to the micro stuttering and performance problems, Dual Graphics may impose more problems than bring performance gains.

The features like PureVideo HD (UVD3) or OpenCL support are similar to the two graphics cards.

As both graphics cards are rendering frames, the power consumption is clearly higher than using only one GPU.

AMD Radeon HD 6640G2

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The AMD Radeon HD 6640G2 is the combination of a integrated AMD Radeon HD 6620G APU processor graphics card and a dedicated entry level AMD Radeon HD 6470M graphics card in CrossFire combination. It is called AMD Dual Graphics or asymmetric CrossFire and uses AFR (Alternate Frame Rendering) to render different frames on the two graphic cores. Therefore the combination also suffers from micro stuttering (different spaces between two images lead to stuttering altough the framerate is high enough for fluent gaming with only one GPU).

The performance of the Radeon HD 6640G2 depends greatly on the driver support for the used games. In some games the performance may even degrade by 10-15% compared to using only the APU graphics card. Currently (June 2011) only DirectX 10 and 11 graphics modes are supported and therefore lower settings and older games are not accelerated. Due to the micro stuttering and performance problems, Dual Graphics may impose more problems than bring performance gains.

The features like PureVideo HD (UVD3) or OpenCL support are similar to the two graphics cards.

As both graphics cards are rendering frames, the power consumption is clearly higher than using only one GPU.

AMD Radeon HD 6740G2

► remove from comparison AMD Radeon HD 6740G2

The AMD Radeon HD 6740G2 is the combination of a integrated AMD Radeon HD 6620G APU processor graphics card and a dedicated entry level AMD Radeon HD 6650M graphics card in CrossFire combination. It is called AMD Dual Graphics or asymmetric CrossFire and uses AFR (Alternate Frame Rendering) to render different frames on the two graphic cores. Therefore the combination also suffers from micro stuttering (different spaces between two images lead to stuttering altough the framerate is high enough for fluent gaming with only one GPU).

The performance of the Radeon HD 6740G2 depends greatly on the driver support for the used games. In some games the performance may even degrade by 10-15% compared to using only the APU graphics card. Currently (June 2011) only DirectX 10 and 11 graphics modes are supported and therefore lower settings and older games are not accelerated. Due to the micro stuttering and performance problems, Dual Graphics may impose more problems than bring performance gains.

The features like PureVideo HD (UVD3) or OpenCL support are similar to the two graphics cards.

As both graphics cards are rendering frames, the power consumption is clearly higher than using only one GPU.

AMD Radeon HD 6510G2AMD Radeon HD 6640G2AMD Radeon HD 6740G2
ManufacturerAMDAMDAMD
Radeon HD 6000G2 Series
Radeon HD 6775G2 880
Radeon HD 6755G2 880
Radeon HD 6760G2 880
Radeon HD 6740G2 880
Radeon HD 6720G2 880
Radeon HD 6690G2 880
Radeon HD 6680G2 800
Radeon HD 6645G2 560
Radeon HD 6640G2 560
Radeon HD 6545G2 480
Radeon HD 6540G2 480
Radeon HD 6515G2 400
Radeon HD 6510G2 400
Radeon HD 6775G2 880
Radeon HD 6755G2 880
Radeon HD 6760G2 880
Radeon HD 6740G2 880
Radeon HD 6720G2 880
Radeon HD 6690G2 880
Radeon HD 6680G2 800
Radeon HD 6645G2 560
Radeon HD 6640G2 560
Radeon HD 6545G2 480
Radeon HD 6540G2 480
Radeon HD 6515G2 400
Radeon HD 6510G2 400
Radeon HD 6775G2 880
Radeon HD 6755G2 880
Radeon HD 6760G2 880
Radeon HD 6740G2 880
Radeon HD 6720G2 880
Radeon HD 6690G2 880
Radeon HD 6680G2 800
Radeon HD 6645G2 560
Radeon HD 6640G2 560
Radeon HD 6545G2 480
Radeon HD 6540G2 480
Radeon HD 6515G2 400
Radeon HD 6510G2 400
ArchitectureTerascale 2Terascale 2Terascale 2
Pipelines400 - unified560 - unified880 - unified
Shared Memorynonono
DirectXDirectX 11, Shader 5.0DirectX 11, Shader 5.0DirectX 11, Shader 5.0
technology40 nm40 nm40 nm
Notebook Sizemedium sizedmedium sizedmedium sized
Date of Announcement14.06.2011 14.06.2011 14.06.2011

Benchmarks

3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Score
1089 Points (3%)
1089 Points (3%)
min: 1419     avg: 1602     median: 1624 (4%)     max: 1739 Points
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance GPU
1015 Points (2%)
1015 Points (2%)
min: 1472     avg: 1577     median: 1597 (3%)     max: 1661 Points
3DMark 03 - 3DMark 03 - Standard
10933 Points (6%)
10933 Points (6%)
min: 14350     avg: 17227     median: 17227 (9%)     max: 20104 Points
3DMark 05 - 3DMark 05 - Standard
7600 Points (14%)
7600 Points (14%)
10949 Points (21%)
3DMark 06 3DMark 06 - Standard 1280x1024 + AMD Radeon HD 6510G2
3DMark 06 - Standard 1280x1024 + AMD Radeon HD 6640G2
3DMark 06 - Standard 1280x1024 + AMD Radeon HD 6740G2
Windows 7 Experience Index - Win7 Gaming graphics
min: 6     avg: 6.1     median: 6.1 (77%)     max: 6.1 Points
min: 6     avg: 6.1     median: 6.1 (77%)     max: 6.1 Points
min: 6.1     avg: 6.2     median: 6.2 (78%)     max: 6.3 Points
Windows 7 Experience Index - Win7 Graphics
min: 4.7     avg: 5.3     median: 5.3 (67%)     max: 5.9 Points
min: 4.7     avg: 5.3     median: 5.3 (67%)     max: 5.9 Points
min: 5.2     avg: 5.3     median: 5.3 (67%)     max: 5.3 Points

Average Benchmarks AMD Radeon HD 6510G2 → 100% n=7

Average Benchmarks AMD Radeon HD 6640G2 → 100% n=7

Average Benchmarks AMD Radeon HD 6740G2 → 138% n=7

- 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.

Star Wars: The Old Republic

Star Wars: The Old Republic

2011
low 1024x768
Radeon HD 6740G2:
33.4  fps
high 1366x768
Radeon HD 6740G2:
22.1  fps
Anno 2070

Anno 2070

2011
low 1024x768
Radeon HD 6740G2:
94.2 fps  fps
med. 1366x768
Radeon HD 6740G2:
39.4 fps  fps
high 1366x768
Radeon HD 6740G2:
26.6 fps  fps
low 1280x720
Radeon HD 6740G2:
26.4 fps  fps
med. 1366x768
Radeon HD 6740G2:
24.9 fps  fps
high 1366x768
Radeon HD 6740G2:
19.9 fps  fps
low 1024x768
Radeon HD 6740G2:
37.2 fps  fps
med. 1366x768
Radeon HD 6740G2:
28.9 fps  fps
high 1366x768
Radeon HD 6740G2:
24.4 fps  fps
Fifa 12

Fifa 12

2011
low 800x600
Radeon HD 6740G2:
135.9 fps  fps
med. 1024x768
Radeon HD 6740G2:
88.7 fps  fps
high 1360x768
Radeon HD 6740G2:
69.5 fps  fps
F1 2011

F1 2011

2011
low 800x600
Radeon HD 6740G2:
47 fps  fps
med. 1024x768
Radeon HD 6740G2:
31 fps  fps
high 1366x768
Radeon HD 6740G2:
26 fps  fps
low 1024x768
Radeon HD 6740G2:
76  fps
high 1366x768
Radeon HD 6740G2:
28.6  fps
Dirt 3

Dirt 3

2011
low 800x600
Radeon HD 6740G2:
68  fps
med. 1024x768
Radeon HD 6740G2:
40.7  fps
high 1360x768
Radeon HD 6740G2:
27.7  fps
Crysis 2

Crysis 2

2011
low 800x600
Radeon HD 6740G2:
51 fps  fps
med. 1024x768
Radeon HD 6740G2:
34.5 fps  fps
high 1366x768
Radeon HD 6740G2:
25.8 fps  fps
Total War: Shogun 2

Total War: Shogun 2

2011
low 1024x768
Radeon HD 6740G2:
87.6  fps
med. 1280x720
Radeon HD 6740G2:
27.6  fps
med. 1024x768
Radeon HD 6740G2:
38.3  fps
high 1360x768
Radeon HD 6740G2:
26.8  fps
low 1024x768
Radeon HD 6740G2:
101.2  fps
med. 1360x768
Radeon HD 6740G2:
41  fps
high 1360x768
Radeon HD 6740G2:
29.5  fps
low 800x600
Radeon HD 6740G2:
52.4  fps
med. 1360x768
Radeon HD 6740G2:
33.4  fps
low 1024x768
Radeon HD 6740G2:
68.8  fps
med. 1366x768
Radeon HD 6740G2:
61  fps
high 1366x768
Radeon HD 6740G2:
48.8  fps
Risen

Risen

2009
low 800x600
Radeon HD 6740G2:
49  fps
med. 1024x768
Radeon HD 6740G2:
33.1  fps
high 1366x768
Radeon HD 6740G2:
25  fps

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