AMD Radeon HD 7290 vs AMD Radeon HD 6320

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 6320

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The AMD Radeon HD 6320 (or perhaps also called ATI Mobility Radeon HD 6320) is an integrated graphics card in the Zacate netbook processor. It is based on the same graphics core as the ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4330 but without any dedicated memory. Compared to the slower Radeon HD 6310, the 6320 offers the same base clock rate, but in difference features the automatic overclocking to 600MHz (Turbo Core).

The 3D performance of the HD 6320 should be only minimally faster than a 6310 and therefore only low demanding or older games should run fluently (e.g. Call of Duty 4, Sims 3, Left 4 Dead 2, Fifa 11).

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) is theoretically supported by the UVD3 but wasn't available in the first laptops and platforms (no hardware accelleration and no HDMI 1.4 output).

AMD Radeon HD 7290AMD Radeon HD 6320
ManufacturerAMDAMD
Brazos Series
Radeon HD 7340 compare 80 @ 0.52 - 0.68 GHz
Radeon HD 6320 80 @ 0.5 - 0.6 GHz
Radeon HD 7310 compare 80 @ 0.5 GHz
Radeon HD 6310 compare 80 @ 0.5 GHz
Radeon HD 7290 80 @ 0.28 - 0.4 GHz
Radeon HD 6290 compare 80 @ 0.28 - 0.4 GHz
Radeon HD 6250 compare 80 @ 0.28 GHz
Radeon HD 7340 compare 80 @ 0.52 - 0.68 GHz
Radeon HD 6320 80 @ 0.5 - 0.6 GHz
Radeon HD 7310 compare 80 @ 0.5 GHz
Radeon HD 6310 compare 80 @ 0.5 GHz
Radeon HD 7290 80 @ 0.28 - 0.4 GHz
Radeon HD 6290 compare 80 @ 0.28 - 0.4 GHz
Radeon HD 6250 compare 80 @ 0.28 GHz
CodenameZacateZacate
ArchitectureTerascale 2Terascale 2
Cores80 - unified80 - unified
Core280 - 400 (Boost) MHz500 - 600 (Boost) MHz
Shared Memoryyesyes
DirectXDirectX 11, 5.0DirectX 11, 5.0
Technology40 nm40 nm
FeaturesDirectX 11, UVD3, Turbo Core 400MHz
Introduced01.07.2011 16.11.2010
Manufacturerhttp://www.amd.com/us/products/notebook/...

3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Score
226 Points (1%)
min: 319     avg: 330     median: 332.5 (1%)     max: 338 Points
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance GPU
206 Points (0%)
min: 290     avg: 301     median: 302 (1%)     max: 308 Points
3DMark Vantage
3DM Vant. Perf. total + AMD Radeon HD 7290
3DM Vant. Perf. total + AMD Radeon HD 6320
3DM Vant. Perf. GPU no PhysX + AMD Radeon HD 7290
3DM Vant. Perf. GPU no PhysX + AMD Radeon HD 6320
3DMark 03 - 3DMark 03 - Standard
6898 Points (4%)
3DMark 05 - 3DMark 05 - Standard
min: 3997     avg: 4294     median: 4253 (6%)     max: 4508 Points
3DMark 06 3DMark 06 - Standard 1280x1024 + AMD Radeon HD 7290
3DMark 06 - Standard 1280x1024 + AMD Radeon HD 6320
3DMark 06 - Score Unknown Settings + AMD Radeon HD 6320
Unigine Heaven 2.1 - Heaven 2.1 high
1.5 fps (0%)
Windows 7 Experience Index - Win7 Gaming graphics
min: 5.6     avg: 5.8     median: 5.9 (75%)     max: 5.9 Points
Windows 7 Experience Index - Win7 Graphics
min: 3.9     avg: 4.4     median: 4.5 (57%)     max: 4.6 Points
Cinebench R10 Cinebench R10 Shading (32bit) + AMD Radeon HD 7290
Cinebench R10 Shading (32bit) + AMD Radeon HD 6320
Cinebench R11.5 Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64 Bit + AMD Radeon HD 7290
Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64 Bit + AMD Radeon HD 6320
ComputeMark v2.1 - ComputeMark v2.1 Result
188 (0%)

Average Benchmarks AMD Radeon HD 7290 → 100% n=7

Average Benchmarks AMD Radeon HD 6320 → 157% n=7

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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
low 1024x768
Radeon HD 6320:
22.8  fps
Anno 2070

Anno 2070

2011
low 1024x768
100%
Radeon HD 7290:
17.3  fps
156%
Radeon HD 6320:
25 27.5 27.6 27.8 ~ 27 fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Radeon HD 7290:
6.5  fps
154%
Radeon HD 6320:
9.7 10.5 10.6 ~ 10 fps
low 1280x720
100%
Radeon HD 7290:
8.7  fps
131%
Radeon HD 6320:
11.4  fps
med. 1366x768
Radeon HD 6320:
8.3  fps
Fifa 12

Fifa 12

2011
low 800x600
Radeon HD 6320:
27.5 29 32.6 ~ 30 fps
med. 1024x768
Radeon HD 6320:
18 18.8 ~ 18 fps
F1 2011

F1 2011

2011
low 800x600
Radeon HD 6320:
13 16 ~ 15 fps
med. 1024x768
Radeon HD 6320:
13  fps
low 1024x768
Radeon HD 6320:
20 23.5 ~ 22 fps
Dirt 3

Dirt 3

2011
low 800x600
Radeon HD 6320:
23.2 25.2 25.9 ~ 25 fps
med. 1024x768
Radeon HD 6320:
12.8 12.9 ~ 13 fps
Total War: Shogun 2

Total War: Shogun 2

2011
low 1024x768
Radeon HD 6320:
26.2  fps
Civilization 5

Civilization 5

2010
low 1024x768
Radeon HD 6320:
16.3  fps
low 1024x768
Radeon HD 6320:
46  fps
med. 1360x768
Radeon HD 6320:
13  fps
low 1024x768
Radeon HD 6320:
17.7  fps
med. 1366x768
Radeon HD 6320:
14.2  fps
Left 4 Dead

Left 4 Dead

2008
low 640x480
Radeon HD 6320:
36.5  fps
high 1024x768
Radeon HD 6320:
20.5  fps

Average Gaming AMD Radeon HD 7290 → 100%

Average Gaming AMD Radeon HD 6320 → 147%

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