AMD Radeon HD 6730M vs AMD Radeon HD 6650M

AMD Radeon HD 6730M

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  The AMD Radeon HD 6730M (sometimes also called ATI Mobility Radeon HD 6730 or similar) is a fast middle class graphics card for laptops. It supports DirectX11, is the successor of the HD 5730, and features higher clock rates, 80 more shaders, Eyefinity+ and the new UVD3 video decoder. However, it is still produced in 40nm and based on the same Whister chip as the whole 6700M and 6600M series. First informations also suggest, that the HD 6730M is a 6770M with slow DDR3 memory.

The 480 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 3D performance should be a bit above the old Radeon HD 5730 due to the larger amount of shaders. Therefore, current and demanding games should run fluently in 1366x768 and medium to high details. Less demanding games like Sims 3 or Fifa 11 should run in high details and resolutions.

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 6700M 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 5 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 5730 and therefore suited for 15" laptops and up.

AMD Radeon HD 6650M

► remove from comparison AMD Radeon HD 6650M

The AMD Radeon HD 6650M (sometimes also called ATI Mobility Radeon HD 6650 or similar) is a fast middle class graphics card for laptops. It supports DirectX11, is the successor of the HD 5650, and features higher clock rates, 80 more shaders, Eyefinity+ and the new UVD3 video decoder. However, it is still produced in 40nm and based on the same Whister chip as the whole 6700M and 6600M series. First informations also suggest, that the HD 6650M is a 6750M with DDR3 memory.

The 480 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 3D performance should be similar to the older Radeon HD 5730 due to the larger amount of shaders. Therefore, current and demanding games should run fluently in 1366x768 and medium to high details. Less demanding games like Sims 3 or Fifa 11 should run in high details and resolutions.

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 6600M 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 5 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 5650 and therefore suited for 15" laptops and up.

AMD Radeon HD 6730MAMD Radeon HD 6650M
ManufacturerAMDAMD
Radeon HD 6600M/6700M Series
Radeon HD 6770M compare 480 @ 675 / 725 MHz128 Bit @ 800 MHz
Radeon HD 6750M compare 480 @ 600 MHz128 Bit @ 900 MHz
Radeon HD 6730M 480 @ 725 MHz128 Bit @ 800 MHz
Radeon HD 6650M 480 @ 600 MHz128 Bit @ 900 MHz
Radeon HD 6630M compare 480 @ 485 MHz128 Bit @ 800 MHz
Radeon HD 6770M compare 480 @ 675 / 725 MHz128 Bit @ 800 MHz
Radeon HD 6750M compare 480 @ 600 MHz128 Bit @ 900 MHz
Radeon HD 6730M 480 @ 725 MHz128 Bit @ 800 MHz
Radeon HD 6650M 480 @ 600 MHz128 Bit @ 900 MHz
Radeon HD 6630M compare 480 @ 485 MHz128 Bit @ 800 MHz
CodenameWhistler-XTWhistler-PRO
ArchitectureTerascale 2Terascale 2
Pipelines480 - unified480 - unified
Core Speed725 MHz600 MHz
Memory Speed800 MHz900 MHz
Memory Bus Width128 Bit128 Bit
Memory TypeDDR3DDR3
Shared Memorynono
DirectXDirectX 11, Shader 5.0DirectX 11, Shader 5.0
technology40 nm40 nm
Notebook Sizemedium sizedmedium sized
Date of Announcement04.01.2011 04.01.2011
Link to Manufacturer Pagehttp://www.amd.com/us/products/notebook/...http://www.amd.com/us/products/notebook/...

Benchmarks

3DMark 11 - Performance 1280x720
1269 points (3%)
min: 1037     avg: 1198     median: 1158 (3%)     max: 1409 points
3DMark 11 - Performance GPU 1280x720
1141 points (2%)
min: 962     avg: 1106     median: 1037 (2%)     max: 1444 points
3DMark Vantage
P Result 1280x1024 + AMD Radeon HD 6730M
P Result 1280x1024 + AMD Radeon HD 6650M
P GPU no PhysX 1280x1024 + AMD Radeon HD 6730M
P GPU no PhysX 1280x1024 + AMD Radeon HD 6650M
3DMark 2001SE - Standard 1024x768
40671 Points (42%)
3DMark 03 - Standard 1024x768
23075 Points (12%)
min: 20434     avg: 21134     median: 20718 (11%)     max: 22073 Points
3DMark 05 - Standard 1024x768
15492 Points (29%)
min: 14359     avg: 14502     median: 14501.5 (27%)     max: 14644 Points
3DMark 06 Standard 1280x1024 + AMD Radeon HD 6730M
Score + AMD Radeon HD 6650M
Unigine Heaven 2.1 - high, Tesselation (normal), DirectX11 1280x1024
12.6 fps (2%)
11.9 fps (2%)
SPECviewperf 11
Siemens NX 1920x1080 + AMD Radeon HD 6730M
Siemens NX 1920x1080 + AMD Radeon HD 6650M
Tcvis 1920x1080 + AMD Radeon HD 6730M
Tcvis 1920x1080 + AMD Radeon HD 6650M
SolidWorks 1920x1080 + AMD Radeon HD 6730M
SolidWorks 1920x1080 + AMD Radeon HD 6650M
Pro/ENGINEER 1920x1080 + AMD Radeon HD 6730M
Pro/ENGINEER 1920x1080 + AMD Radeon HD 6650M
Maya 1920x1080 + AMD Radeon HD 6730M
Maya 1920x1080 + AMD Radeon HD 6650M
Lightwave 1920x1080 + AMD Radeon HD 6730M
Lightwave 1920x1080 + AMD Radeon HD 6650M
Ensight 1920x1080 + AMD Radeon HD 6730M
Ensight 1920x1080 + AMD Radeon HD 6650M
Catia 1920x1080 + AMD Radeon HD 6730M
Catia 1920x1080 + AMD Radeon HD 6650M
Windows 7 Experience Index - Gaming graphics
6.8 points (86%)
min: 5.9     avg: 6.5     median: 6.7 (85%)     max: 6.7 points
Windows 7 Experience Index - Graphics
6.8 points (86%)
min: 5.9     avg: 6.5     median: 6.7 (85%)     max: 6.7 points
Cinebench R10 Shading 32Bit + AMD Radeon HD 6730M
Shading 32Bit + AMD Radeon HD 6650M
Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64Bit + AMD Radeon HD 6730M
OpenGL 64Bit + AMD Radeon HD 6650M

Average Benchmarks AMD Radeon HD 6730M → 100% n=20

Average Benchmarks AMD Radeon HD 6650M → 87% n=20

- 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 6650M:
34.8  fps
high 1366x768
Radeon HD 6650M:
24.6  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Radeon HD 6650M:
18.6  fps
Anno 2070

Anno 2070

2011
low 1024x768
Radeon HD 6650M:
86.1  fps
med. 1366x768
Radeon HD 6650M:
33.2  fps
high 1366x768
Radeon HD 6650M:
21.3  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Radeon HD 6650M:
11.2  fps
low 1280x720
Radeon HD 6650M:
26.7  fps
med. 1366x768
Radeon HD 6650M:
24.8  fps
high 1366x768
Radeon HD 6650M:
20.1  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Radeon HD 6650M:
11.1  fps
low 1024x768
Radeon HD 6650M:
35.1  fps
med. 1366x768
Radeon HD 6650M:
24.7  fps
high 1366x768
Radeon HD 6650M:
18.8  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Radeon HD 6650M:
7.3  fps
Fifa 12

Fifa 12

2011
low 800x600
Radeon HD 6650M:
195.7  fps
med. 1024x768
Radeon HD 6650M:
104.6  fps
high 1360x768
Radeon HD 6650M:
61.4  fps
F1 2011

F1 2011

2011
low 800x600
Radeon HD 6650M:
46 49 ~ 48 fps
med. 1024x768
Radeon HD 6650M:
24 31 ~ 28 fps
high 1366x768
Radeon HD 6650M:
18 31 ~ 25 fps
ultra 1920x1080
Radeon HD 6650M:
14  fps
low 1024x768
Radeon HD 6650M:
89.2  fps
high 1366x768
Radeon HD 6650M:
33.1  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Radeon HD 6650M:
15.6  fps
Dirt 3

Dirt 3

2011
low 800x600
100%
Radeon HD 6730M:
134.8 fps  fps
34%
Radeon HD 6650M:
38.3 50 51 ~ 46 fps
med. 1024x768
100%
Radeon HD 6730M:
62.9 fps  fps
43%
Radeon HD 6650M:
25 26.9 30 ~ 27 fps
high 1360x768
100%
Radeon HD 6730M:
41.6 fps  fps
48%
Radeon HD 6650M:
18 19 21.8 ~ 20 fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Radeon HD 6730M:
15.7 fps  fps
Crysis 2

Crysis 2

2011
low 800x600
100%
Radeon HD 6730M:
56.3 fps  fps
104%
Radeon HD 6650M:
58.6  fps
med. 1024x768
100%
Radeon HD 6730M:
38.6 fps  fps
100%
Radeon HD 6650M:
38.7  fps
high 1366x768
100%
Radeon HD 6730M:
28 fps  fps
104%
Radeon HD 6650M:
29  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Radeon HD 6730M:
11.6 fps  fps
89%
Radeon HD 6650M:
10.3  fps
low 800x600
100%
Radeon HD 6730M:
110.3 fps  fps
74%
Radeon HD 6650M:
81.9 fps  fps
med. 1024x768
100%
Radeon HD 6730M:
69.9 fps  fps
70%
Radeon HD 6650M:
30.5 67 fps ~ 49 fps
high 1360x768
100%
Radeon HD 6730M:
48.3 fps  fps
77%
Radeon HD 6650M:
26.6 46.9 fps ~ 37 fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Radeon HD 6730M:
25.7 fps  fps
95%
Radeon HD 6650M:
24.5 fps  fps
Fifa 11

Fifa 11

2010
low 800x600
100%
Radeon HD 6730M:
345.4  fps
69%
Radeon HD 6650M:
106 149.6 261.6 315 356.9 ~ 238 fps
med. 1024x768
100%
Radeon HD 6730M:
245.1  fps
65%
Radeon HD 6650M:
78.9 126.8 180.7 188.3 220 ~ 159 fps
high 1360x768
100%
Radeon HD 6730M:
111  fps
150%
Radeon HD 6650M:
91.2 97.8 310 ~ 166 fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Radeon HD 6730M:
57.3  fps
91%
Radeon HD 6650M:
52.4  fps
Mafia 2

Mafia 2

2010
low 800x600
100%
Radeon HD 6730M:
69.1  fps
74%
Radeon HD 6650M:
39 48.3 53.7 63.4 ~ 51 fps
med. 1024x768
100%
Radeon HD 6730M:
55.1  fps
73%
Radeon HD 6650M:
37 38 38 44 45 ~ 40 fps
high 1360x768
100%
Radeon HD 6730M:
46.3  fps
76%
Radeon HD 6650M:
33.9 34 34.2 39.5 ~ 35 fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Radeon HD 6730M:
28.1  fps
73%
Radeon HD 6650M:
20.6  fps
low 1024x768
100%
Radeon HD 6730M:
228.4 fps  fps
70%
Radeon HD 6650M:
118.9 201.1 fps ~ 160 fps
med. 1360x768
100%
Radeon HD 6730M:
46.4 fps  fps
94%
Radeon HD 6650M:
43.4 fps  fps
high 1360x768
100%
Radeon HD 6730M:
28.6 fps  fps
96%
Radeon HD 6650M:
27.5 fps  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Radeon HD 6730M:
18.2 fps  fps
92%
Radeon HD 6650M:
16.7 fps  fps
low 800x600
100%
Radeon HD 6730M:
66  fps
111%
Radeon HD 6650M:
57.7 fps 62.3 79.6 91.4 ~ 73 fps
med. 1360x768
100%
Radeon HD 6730M:
31.7  fps
98%
Radeon HD 6650M:
21.5 28.9 fps 42 ~ 31 fps
high 1600x900
100%
Radeon HD 6730M:
17  fps
112%
Radeon HD 6650M:
15.9 fps 19.3 20.6 ~ 19 fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Radeon HD 6730M:
5.7  fps
91%
Radeon HD 6650M:
5.2 fps  fps
low 1024x768
100%
Radeon HD 6730M:
67 fps  fps
95%
Radeon HD 6650M:
63.7 fps  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Radeon HD 6730M:
51.1 fps  fps
82%
Radeon HD 6650M:
33.6 49.4 fps ~ 42 fps
high 1366x768
100%
Radeon HD 6730M:
35 fps  fps
86%
Radeon HD 6650M:
26.4 32.7 fps ~ 30 fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Radeon HD 6730M:
17.1 fps  fps
92%
Radeon HD 6650M:
15.8 fps  fps
low 800x600
100%
Radeon HD 6730M:
137.2  fps
112%
Radeon HD 6650M:
151.2 157.1 ~ 154 fps
med. 1024x768
100%
Radeon HD 6730M:
51.2  fps
150%
Radeon HD 6650M:
55.7 97.9 ~ 77 fps
high 1366x768
100%
Radeon HD 6730M:
41.3  fps
126%
Radeon HD 6650M:
43.9 59.5 ~ 52 fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Radeon HD 6730M:
27  fps
99%
Radeon HD 6650M:
26.7  fps
Risen

Risen

2009
low 800x600
100%
Radeon HD 6730M:
75.5  fps
83%
Radeon HD 6650M:
41.5 49.5 65.4 fps 71.9 87.2 ~ 63 fps
med. 1024x768
100%
Radeon HD 6730M:
43.9  fps
66%
Radeon HD 6650M:
16.2 22.2 32 37 39.2 fps ~ 29 fps
high 1366x768
100%
Radeon HD 6730M:
30.7  fps
72%
Radeon HD 6650M:
14.4 24.6 27.2 fps ~ 22 fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Radeon HD 6730M:
21.4  fps
87%
Radeon HD 6650M:
18.7 fps  fps
Resident Evil 5

Resident Evil 5

2009
low 800x600
100%
Radeon HD 6730M:
119.9  fps
91%
Radeon HD 6650M:
109  fps
high 1360x768
100%
Radeon HD 6730M:
54.1  fps
94%
Radeon HD 6650M:
50.8  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Radeon HD 6730M:
29.8  fps
97%
Radeon HD 6650M:
28.8  fps
Need for Speed Shift

Need for Speed Shift

2009
low 800x600
Radeon HD 6650M:
29.4 66.1 ~ 48 fps
med. 1024x768
100%
Radeon HD 6730M:
54  fps
67%
Radeon HD 6650M:
18.6 30 46.3 50.5 fps ~ 36 fps
high 1366x768
100%
Radeon HD 6730M:
35.7  fps
92%
Radeon HD 6650M:
31.5 33.9 fps ~ 33 fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Radeon HD 6730M:
22.1  fps
95%
Radeon HD 6650M:
21 fps  fps
Colin McRae: DIRT 2

Colin McRae: DIRT 2

2009
low 800x600
Radeon HD 6650M:
37.8 40.5 40.9 42.9 98.1 98.1 98.1 ~ 65 fps
med. 1024x768
Radeon HD 6650M:
28.2 32.6 35.1 36.5 67.5 67.5 67.5 ~ 48 fps
high 1360x768
Radeon HD 6650M:
20.7 23.7 30.8 30.8 30.8 ~ 27 fps
ultra 1920x1080
Radeon HD 6650M:
16.2 16.2 16.2 ~ 16 fps
Anno 1404

Anno 1404

2009
low 1024x768
Radeon HD 6650M:
146  fps
ultra 1280x1024
Radeon HD 6650M:
33.1  fps
F.E.A.R. 2

F.E.A.R. 2

2009
low 800x600
Radeon HD 6650M:
169.1  fps
med. 1024x768
Radeon HD 6650M:
81.7  fps
high 1280x1024
Radeon HD 6650M:
54.2  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Radeon HD 6650M:
28.5  fps
Left 4 Dead

Left 4 Dead

2008
low 640x480
Radeon HD 6650M:
183.5 183.5 183.5 ~ 184 fps
high 1024x768
Radeon HD 6650M:
114.2 114.2 114.2 ~ 114 fps
Far Cry 2

Far Cry 2

2008
low 640x480
Radeon HD 6650M:
111.1 111.1 111.1 ~ 111 fps
high 1024x768
Radeon HD 6650M:
51.9 51.9 51.9 ~ 52 fps
ultra 1920x1080
Radeon HD 6650M:
18 18 18 ~ 18 fps
Racedriver: GRID

Racedriver: GRID

2008
low 800x600
Radeon HD 6650M:
88.8  fps
med. 1024x768
Radeon HD 6650M:
54.5  fps
high 1280x1024
Radeon HD 6650M:
36.9  fps
Call of Duty 4 - Modern Warfare

Call of Duty 4 - Modern Warfare

2007
low 800x600
Radeon HD 6650M:
84.3 225.4 ~ 155 fps
med. 1024x768
Radeon HD 6650M:
57.7 113.8 ~ 86 fps
Crysis - GPU Benchmark

Crysis - GPU Benchmark

2007
low 1024x768
Radeon HD 6650M:
40.5 116.9 116.9 116.9 ~ 98 fps
med. 1024x768
Radeon HD 6650M:
20.4 67.8 67.8 67.8 ~ 56 fps
high 1024x768
Radeon HD 6650M:
13.3 33.2 33.2 33.2 ~ 28 fps
ultra 1920x1080
Radeon HD 6650M:
8.8 8.8 8.8 ~ 9 fps
Crysis - CPU Benchmark

Crysis - CPU Benchmark

2007
low 1024x768
Radeon HD 6650M:
117.9 117.9 117.9 ~ 118 fps
med. 1024x768
Radeon HD 6650M:
58.2 58.2 58.2 ~ 58 fps
high 1024x768
Radeon HD 6650M:
27.6 27.6 27.6 ~ 28 fps
ultra 1920x1080
Radeon HD 6650M:
8.2 8.2 8.2 ~ 8 fps
Call of Juarez Benchmark

Call of Juarez Benchmark

2006
high 1024x768
Radeon HD 6650M:
28.1 29 29.7 29.7 29.7 44.2 ~ 32 fps
Half Life 2 - Lost Coast Benchmark

Half Life 2 - Lost Coast Benchmark

2005
high 1024x768
Radeon HD 6650M:
212.2 212.2 212.2 ~ 212 fps

Average Gaming AMD Radeon HD 6730M → 100%

Average Gaming AMD Radeon HD 6650M → 88%

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