AMD Radeon HD 7290 vs AMD Radeon HD 7340

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 7340

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The AMD Radeon HD 7340 (or perhaps also called ATI Mobility Radeon HD 7340) is an integrated graphics card in the 2nd generation Zacate netbook processor. It is based on the same graphics core as the Radeon HD 6320, but the base clock and the turbo boost is somewhat higher. Furthermore, it features the UVD3 video processor.

The 3D performance of the HD 7340 is about 10 percent faster than the HD 6320. Gaming performance are therefore similar to a Nvidia ION or Intel HD Graphics graphics card. In our tests the HD 6320 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.

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 7340
ManufacturerAMDAMD
Brazos Series
Radeon HD 7340 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 (compare) 80 @ 280 - 400 (Boost) MHz
Radeon HD 6250 (compare) 80 @ 280 MHz
Radeon HD 7340 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 (compare) 80 @ 280 - 400 (Boost) MHz
Radeon HD 6250 (compare) 80 @ 280 MHz
CodenameZacateZacate
ArchitectureTerascale 2Terascale 2
80 - 80 -
Core280 - 400 (Boost) MHz523 - 680 (Boost) MHz
yesyes
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 - Cloud Gate Standard Score 1280x720
min: 1368     avg: 1385.5     median: 1385.5 (2%)     max: 1403 Points
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Graphics 1280x720
min: 1879     avg: 1908     median: 1908 (1%)     max: 1937 Points
3DMark - Fire Strike Score 1920x1080
min: 214     avg: 217.5     median: 217.5 (1%)     max: 221 Points
3DMark - Fire Strike Graphics 1920x1080
min: 220     avg: 224     median: 224 (1%)     max: 228 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Standard Graphics 1280x720
min: 18137     avg: 19392.5     median: 19392.5 (3%)     max: 20648 Points
3DMark 11 - Performance 1280x720
226 points (1%)
min: 305     avg: 354.1     median: 360.5 (1%)     max: 366 points
3DMark 11 - Performance GPU 1280x720
206 points (0%)
min: 319     avg: 330.4     median: 331.5 (1%)     max: 336 points
3DMark Vantage
P Result 1280x1024 + AMD Radeon HD 7290
P Result 1280x1024 + AMD Radeon HD 7340
P GPU no PhysX 1280x1024 + AMD Radeon HD 7290
P GPU no PhysX 1280x1024 + AMD Radeon HD 7340
3DMark 2001SE - Standard 1024x768
9548 Points (10%)
3DMark 03 - Standard 1024x768
min: 6672     avg: 7127     median: 7258 (4%)     max: 7451 Points
3DMark 05 - Standard 1024x768
min: 4258     avg: 4450.7     median: 4464 (10%)     max: 4630 Points
3DMark 06 Standard 1280x1024 + AMD Radeon HD 7290
+ AMD Radeon HD 7340
Unigine Heaven 2.1 - high, Tesselation (normal), DirectX11 1280x1024
0.9 fps (0%)
Windows 7 Experience Index - Gaming graphics
min: 5.9     avg: 5.9     median: 5.9 (75%)     max: 6 points
Windows 7 Experience Index - Graphics
4.5 points (57%)
Cinebench R10 Shading 32Bit + AMD Radeon HD 7290
Shading 32Bit + AMD Radeon HD 7340
Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64Bit + AMD Radeon HD 7290
OpenGL 64Bit + AMD Radeon HD 7340
LuxMark v2.0 64Bit - Room GPUs-only
38 Samples/s (1%)
LuxMark v2.0 64Bit - Sala GPUs-only
63 Samples/s (1%)
ComputeMark v2.1 - Normal, Score 1024x600
188 Points (1%)
258 Points (1%)

Average Benchmarks AMD Radeon HD 7290 → 100%

Average Benchmarks AMD Radeon HD 7340 → 127%

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* Smaller numbers mean a higher performance
1 This benchmark is not used for the average calculation

low 1024x768
Radeon HD 7340:
43  fps
med. 1366x768
Radeon HD 7340:
15  fps
high 1366x768
Radeon HD 7340:
9  fps
Radeon HD 7340:
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low 1024x768
Radeon HD 7340:
19 19.5 ~ 19 fps
med. 1366x768
Radeon HD 7340:
10 10.9 ~ 10 fps
high 1366x768
Radeon HD 7340:
7  fps
Radeon HD 7340:
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low 1024x768
Radeon HD 7340:
15  fps
med. 1366x768
Radeon HD 7340:
12  fps
high 1366x768
Radeon HD 7340:
11  fps
Radeon HD 7340:
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Fifa 13

Fifa 13

2012
low 1024x768
100%
Radeon HD 7290:
4.6  fps
565%
Radeon HD 7340:
16.9 18.2 34.6 35.6 ~ 26 fps
med. 1366x768
Radeon HD 7340:
25.2 26.6 ~ 26 fps
Radeon HD 7290:
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Radeon HD 7340:
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F1 2012

F1 2012

2012
low 1024x768
Radeon HD 7340:
12  fps
Radeon HD 7340:
»
low 1024x768
Radeon HD 7340:
9  fps
high 1366x768
Radeon HD 7340:
4  fps
Radeon HD 7340:
»
low 1024x768
Radeon HD 7340:
29.2  fps
med. 1366x768
Radeon HD 7340:
19.8  fps
Radeon HD 7340:
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low 1280x720
Radeon HD 7340:
14.8 15.6 ~ 15 fps
high 1366x768
Radeon HD 7340:
11  fps
Radeon HD 7340:
»
Anno 2070

Anno 2070

2011
low 1024x768
100%
Radeon HD 7290:
17.3  fps
162%
Radeon HD 7340:
24.5 27.1 29 29.2 29.9 ~ 28 fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Radeon HD 7290:
6.5  fps
169%
Radeon HD 7340:
10.3 10.6 10.6 10.7 11 ~ 11 fps
Radeon HD 7290:
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Radeon HD 7340:
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low 1280x720
100%
Radeon HD 7290:
8.7  fps
172%
Radeon HD 7340:
14.7 15 ~ 15 fps
med. 1366x768
Radeon HD 7340:
9.3 9.6 ~ 9 fps
high 1366x768
Radeon HD 7340:
7.5  fps
Radeon HD 7290:
»
Radeon HD 7340:
»
low 1024x768
Radeon HD 7340:
8.9 10.3 ~ 10 fps
med. 1366x768
Radeon HD 7340:
7.3  fps
Radeon HD 7340:
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Fifa 12

Fifa 12

2011
low 800x600
Radeon HD 7340:
33.2  fps
med. 1024x768
Radeon HD 7340:
20.1  fps
high 1360x768
Radeon HD 7340:
15.7  fps
Radeon HD 7340:
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low 1024x768
Radeon HD 7340:
23.8  fps
high 1366x768
Radeon HD 7340:
10.1  fps
Radeon HD 7340:
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low 1024x768
Radeon HD 7340:
52 53 ~ 53 fps
med. 1360x768
Radeon HD 7340:
15.3 16.9 ~ 16 fps
Radeon HD 7340:
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Risen

Risen

2009
low 800x600
Radeon HD 7340:
20.7 23.2 31.2 ~ 25 fps
med. 1024x768
Radeon HD 7340:
12 14.6 15.4 ~ 14 fps
Radeon HD 7340:
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Far Cry 2

Far Cry 2

2008
low 640x480
Radeon HD 7340:
28.6  fps
high 1024x768
Radeon HD 7340:
16  fps
Radeon HD 7340:
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Average Gaming AMD Radeon HD 7290 → 100%

Average Gaming AMD Radeon HD 7340 → 267%

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