AMD Radeon HD 7290 vs AMD Radeon HD 6290

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 6290

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The AMD Radeon HD 6290 (or sometimes also called ATI Mobility Radeon HD 6290) is an integrated graphics card in some Ontario netbook processors (e.g., C-60). 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. Compared to the slower HD 6250, the 6290 features Turbo Core to overclock automatically to 400MHz.

The 3D performance of the HD 6290 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 6290 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 6290 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 7290AMD Radeon HD 6290
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 80 @ 280 - 400 (Boost) MHz
Radeon HD 6250 (compare) 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 80 @ 280 - 400 (Boost) MHz
Radeon HD 6250 (compare) 80 @ 280 MHz
CodenameZacateZacate
ArchitectureTerascale 2Terascale 2
80 - 80 -
Core280 - 400 (Boost) MHz280 - 400 (Boost) MHz
yesyes
DirectXDirectX 11, 5.0DirectX 11, 5.0
Technology40 nm40 nm
FeaturesDirectX 11, UVD3, Turbo Core 400MHzDirectX 11, UVD3, Turbo Core 400MHz
Introduced01.07.2011 01.07.2011
Manufacturerhttp://www.amd.com/us/products/notebook/...http://www.amd.com/us/products/notebook/...

3DMark 11 - Performance 1280x720
226 points (1%)
200 points (1%)
3DMark 11 - Performance GPU 1280x720
206 points (0%)
179 points (0%)
3DMark Vantage
P Result 1280x1024 + AMD Radeon HD 7290
P Result 1280x1024 + AMD Radeon HD 6290
P GPU no PhysX 1280x1024 + AMD Radeon HD 7290
P GPU no PhysX 1280x1024 + AMD Radeon HD 6290
3DMark 03 - Standard 1024x768
min: 4102     avg: 4312     median: 4390 (2%)     max: 4444 Points
3DMark 06 Standard 1280x1024 + AMD Radeon HD 7290
+ AMD Radeon HD 6290
Unigine Heaven 2.1 - high, Tesselation (normal), DirectX11 1280x1024
1 fps (0%)
Windows 7 Experience Index - Gaming graphics
min: 4     avg: 4.8     median: 4.9 (61%)     max: 5.6 points
Windows 7 Experience Index - Graphics
min: 3.9     avg: 4     median: 4 (51%)     max: 4.1 points
Cinebench R10 Shading 32Bit + AMD Radeon HD 7290
Shading 32Bit + AMD Radeon HD 6290
Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64Bit + AMD Radeon HD 7290
OpenGL 64Bit + AMD Radeon HD 6290
ComputeMark v2.1 - Normal, Score 1024x600
188 Points (1%)

Average Benchmarks AMD Radeon HD 7290 → 100%

Average Benchmarks AMD Radeon HD 6290 → 96%

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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
100%
Radeon HD 7290:
4.6  fps
Radeon HD 7290:
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Anno 2070

Anno 2070

2011
low 1024x768
100%
Radeon HD 7290:
17.3  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Radeon HD 7290:
6.5  fps
Radeon HD 7290:
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low 1280x720
100%
Radeon HD 7290:
8.7  fps
92%
Radeon HD 6290:
8  fps
med. 1366x768
Radeon HD 6290:
5.6  fps
high 1366x768
Radeon HD 6290:
4.4  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Radeon HD 6290:
2.1  fps
Radeon HD 7290:
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Radeon HD 6290:
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Fifa 12

Fifa 12

2011
low 800x600
Radeon HD 6290:
18  fps
med. 1024x768
Radeon HD 6290:
11.1  fps
high 1360x768
Radeon HD 6290:
5.6  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Radeon HD 6290:
5.1  fps
Radeon HD 6290:
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F1 2011

F1 2011

2011
low 800x600
Radeon HD 6290:
12  fps
med. 1024x768
Radeon HD 6290:
12  fps
high 1366x768
Radeon HD 6290:
12  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Radeon HD 6290:
12 (!)  fps
Radeon HD 6290:
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Dirt 3

Dirt 3

2011
low 800x600
Radeon HD 6290:
15.9  fps
med. 1024x768
Radeon HD 6290:
12.6  fps
high 1360x768
Radeon HD 6290:
12.6  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Radeon HD 6290:
-1  fps
Radeon HD 6290:
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Total War: Shogun 2

Total War: Shogun 2

2011
low 1024x768
Radeon HD 6290:
18.8  fps
med. 1280x720
Radeon HD 6290:
-1 (!)  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Radeon HD 6290:
-1 (!)  fps
Radeon HD 6290:
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low 800x600
Radeon HD 6290:
6.1  fps
med. 1024x768
Radeon HD 6290:
4.8  fps
high 1360x768
Radeon HD 6290:
4.5 4.5 ~ 5 fps
ultra 1920x1080
Radeon HD 6290:
2.3  fps
Radeon HD 6290:
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Fifa 11

Fifa 11

2010
low 800x600
Radeon HD 6290:
38 (!)  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Radeon HD 6290:
13.2  fps
Radeon HD 6290:
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Mafia 2

Mafia 2

2010
low 800x600
Radeon HD 6290:
4.9  fps
med. 1024x768
Radeon HD 6290:
4.8  fps
high 1360x768
Radeon HD 6290:
4.6  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Radeon HD 6290:
2.9  fps
Radeon HD 6290:
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low 1024x768
Radeon HD 6290:
9  fps
med. 1366x768
Radeon HD 6290:
7.2  fps
high 1366x768
Radeon HD 6290:
5.5  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Radeon HD 6290:
2.6  fps
Radeon HD 6290:
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Trackmania Nations Forever

Trackmania Nations Forever

2008
low 640x480
Radeon HD 6290:
30.7  fps
high 1024x768
Radeon HD 6290:
7.9  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Radeon HD 6290:
5  fps
Radeon HD 6290:
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World of Warcraft

World of Warcraft

2005
low 800x600
Radeon HD 6290:
47  fps
med. 1024x768
Radeon HD 6290:
23  fps
Radeon HD 6290:
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Average Gaming AMD Radeon HD 6290 → 92%

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