AMD Radeon HD 7290 vs AMD Radeon HD 7310

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 7310

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The AMD Radeon HD 7310 (or perhaps also called ATI Mobility Radeon HD 7310) is an integrated graphics card in the 2nd generation Zacate netbook processor. It is based on the same graphics core as the Radeon HD 6310, the clock speed is identical as well. Furthermore, it features the UVD3 video processor.

The 3D performance of the HD 7310 is beneath a HD 4330 due to the missing dedicated graphics memory (shared memory only). Gaming performance is therefore similar to a Nvidia ION or Intel HD Graphics graphics card. In our tests, the almost identical 6310 was only able to run low end games like Fifa 11, Sims 3 and Star Craft 2 single player in lowest detail settings fluently. More demanding games like Risen or Call of Duty series were not playable. Detailed performance information can be found here.

The 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 7310
ManufacturerAMDAMD
Brazos Series
Radeon HD 7340 compare 80 @ 0.52 - 0.68 GHz
Radeon HD 6320 compare 80 @ 0.5 - 0.6 GHz
Radeon HD 7310 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 compare 80 @ 0.5 - 0.6 GHz
Radeon HD 7310 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 MHz
Shared Memoryyesyes
DirectXDirectX 11, 5.0DirectX 11, 5.0
Technology40 nm40 nm
FeaturesDirectX 11, UVD3, Turbo Core 400MHz
Introduced01.07.2011 01.05.2012
Manufacturerhttp://www.amd.com/us/products/notebook/...

3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Score
1161 Points (2%)
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Graphics
1593 Points (1%)
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Score
200 Points (1%)
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Graphics
192 Points (0%)
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Graphics
18760 Points (3%)
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Score
226 Points (1%)
min: 195     avg: 257     median: 286 (1%)     max: 290 Points
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance GPU
206 Points (0%)
min: 173     avg: 232     median: 260 (0%)     max: 264 Points
3DMark Vantage
3DM Vant. Perf. total + AMD Radeon HD 7290
3DM Vant. Perf. total + AMD Radeon HD 7310
3DM Vant. Perf. GPU no PhysX + AMD Radeon HD 7290
3DM Vant. Perf. GPU no PhysX + AMD Radeon HD 7310
3DMark 2001SE - 3DMark 2001 - Standard
min: 7258     avg: 7452     median: 7452 (8%)     max: 7646 Points
3DMark 03 - 3DMark 03 - Standard
min: 4111     avg: 5001     median: 5000.5 (3%)     max: 5890 Points
3DMark 05 - 3DMark 05 - Standard
min: 2585     avg: 3153     median: 3153 (5%)     max: 3721 Points
3DMark 06 3DMark 06 - Standard 1280x1024 + AMD Radeon HD 7290
3DMark 06 - Standard 1280x1024 + AMD Radeon HD 7310
Unigine Heaven 2.1 - Heaven 2.1 high
0.6 fps (0%)
Windows 7 Experience Index - Win7 Gaming graphics
min: 5.6     avg: 5.7     median: 5.7 (72%)     max: 5.7 Points
Windows 7 Experience Index - Win7 Graphics
min: 3.8     avg: 4     median: 4.1 (52%)     max: 4.2 Points
Cinebench R10 Cinebench R10 Shading (32bit) + AMD Radeon HD 7290
Cinebench R10 Shading (32bit) + AMD Radeon HD 7310
Cinebench R11.5 Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64 Bit + AMD Radeon HD 7290
Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64 Bit + AMD Radeon HD 7310
LuxMark v2.0 64Bit - LuxMark v2.0 Room GPU
17 Samples/s (0%)
LuxMark v2.0 64Bit - LuxMark v2.0 Sala GPU
28 Samples/s (0%)
ComputeMark v2.1 - ComputeMark v2.1 Result
188 (0%)

Average Benchmarks AMD Radeon HD 7290 → 100% n=8

Average Benchmarks AMD Radeon HD 7310 → 119% n=8

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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
146%
Radeon HD 7310:
6.7  fps
low 1280x720
Radeon HD 7310:
10.7 12.8 ~ 12 fps
Anno 2070

Anno 2070

2011
low 1024x768
100%
Radeon HD 7290:
17.3  fps
121%
Radeon HD 7310:
16.2 23.4 23.8 ~ 21 fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Radeon HD 7290:
6.5  fps
low 1280x720
100%
Radeon HD 7290:
8.7  fps
107%
Radeon HD 7310:
9.3  fps
low 1024x768
Radeon HD 7310:
7.7 7.8 ~ 8 fps
med. 1366x768
Radeon HD 7310:
6.4  fps
Fifa 12

Fifa 12

2011
low 800x600
Radeon HD 7310:
17 42 ~ 30 fps
med. 1024x768
Radeon HD 7310:
10.6 15.2 ~ 13 fps
Risen

Risen

2009
low 800x600
Radeon HD 7310:
22.1 24.2 ~ 23 fps
med. 1024x768
Radeon HD 7310:
11.7 12.1 ~ 12 fps

Average Gaming AMD Radeon HD 7290 → 100%

Average Gaming AMD Radeon HD 7310 → 125%

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