AMD Radeon HD 7520G + HD 7670M Dual Graphics vs AMD Radeon HD 7690M XT

AMD Radeon HD 7520G + HD 7670M Dual Graphics

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The AMD Radeon HD 7520G + HD 7670M Dual Graphics is the combination of a integrated AMD Radeon HD 7520G APU processor graphics card and a dedicated entry level AMD Radeon HD 7670M graphics card in CrossFire combination. It is called AMD Dual Graphics or asymmetric CrossFire and uses AFR (Alternate Frame Rendering) to render different frames on the two graphic cores. Therefore the combination also suffers from micro stuttering (different spaces between two images lead to stuttering altough the framerate is high enough for fluent gaming with only one GPU).

The performance of the Dual Graphics solution depends greatly on the driver support for the used games. In some games the performance may even degrade by 10-15% compared to using only the APU graphics card. Therefore, due to the micro stuttering and performance problems, Dual Graphics may impose more problems than bring performance gains. Only in a best case scenario the performance almost matches a GeForce GT 635M.

The features like PureVideo HD (UVD3) or OpenCL support are similar to the two graphics cards.

As both graphics cards are rendering frames, the power consumption is clearly higher than using only one GPU.

AMD Radeon HD 7690M XT

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The AMD Radeon HD 7690M XT is a fast middle-class graphics card for laptops in 2011. It is at heart a renamed Radeon HD 6770M. Therefore, the GPU is still built in 40nm with DirectX11 support. The Radeon HD 7690M (without the XT addition, is the renamed 6750M and offers as a GDDR5 variant lower clock rates or slower DDR3 graphics memory).

The integrated 480 Stream processors are still based on the 5D architecture found in the Radeon 5000 series. Therefore, the number of shaders is not comparable to the 1D cores of current Nvidia GPUs. General Tessellation performance of the Radeon HD 7690M card should be comparable to the desktop 6800 series. The Stream processors can be used with DirectX 11, OpenGL 4.1, DirectCompute 11 and OpenCL. The latter two features enable the AMD core to transcode videos and perform general computations.

The 3D performance of the HD 7690M XT is slightly better than the GeForce GT 555M and is therefore positioned in the upper middle class as of 2011. Demanding games like Anno 2070 or Skyrim can only be played in medium detail settings and lower resolutions. Even more demanding games, such as Battlefield 3, may only run fluently in low detail settings. Older games like Call of Duty: Black Ops are playable with all settings maxed.

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 AMD graphics card.

Furthermore, the HD 7600M series integrates an 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). This solution, however, is not as mature as Nvidia's 3D Vision in terms of drivers and general software support.

Thanks to Eyefinity, the HD 7690M is able to theoretically drive up to 5 monitors simultaneously. Note that this would only work if the laptop features enough DisplayPort outputs to begin with.

The power consumption of the HD 7690M should be similar to the Mobility Radeon HD 5770 and is therefore usually found in 15-inch or larger notebooks with more powerful cooling solutions.

AMD Radeon HD 7520G + HD 7670M Dual GraphicsAMD Radeon HD 7690M XT
ManufacturerAMDAMD
Radeon HD 7600M Series
Radeon HD 7690M XT 480 @ 725 MHz128 Bit @ 3600 MHz
Radeon HD 7690M compare 480 @ 600 - 725 MHz128 Bit @ 3600/1800 MHz
Radeon HD 7660G + HD 7670M Dual Graphics compare 862 @ 685 / 600 MHz128 Bit @ 1800 MHz
Radeon HD 7640G + HD 7670M Dual Graphics compare 736 @ 655 / 600 MHz128 Bit @ 1800 MHz
Radeon HD 7520G + HD 7670M Dual Graphics 736 @ 655 / 600 MHz128 Bit @ 1800 MHz
Radeon HD 7670M compare 480 @ 600 MHz128 Bit @ 1800 MHz
Radeon HD 7650M compare 480 @ 450 - 550 MHz128 Bit @ 1800 MHz
Radeon HD 7630M compare 480 @ 450 MHz128 Bit @ 1800 MHz
Radeon HD 7640G + HD 7610M Dual Graphics compare 656 @ 655 / 450 MHz128 Bit @ 1800 MHz
Radeon HD 7610M compare 400 @ 450 MHz128 Bit @ 1600 MHz
Radeon HD 7690M XT 480 @ 725 MHz128 Bit @ 3600 MHz
Radeon HD 7690M compare 480 @ 600 - 725 MHz128 Bit @ 3600/1800 MHz
Radeon HD 7660G + HD 7670M Dual Graphics compare 862 @ 685 / 600 MHz128 Bit @ 1800 MHz
Radeon HD 7640G + HD 7670M Dual Graphics compare 736 @ 655 / 600 MHz128 Bit @ 1800 MHz
Radeon HD 7520G + HD 7670M Dual Graphics 736 @ 655 / 600 MHz128 Bit @ 1800 MHz
Radeon HD 7670M compare 480 @ 600 MHz128 Bit @ 1800 MHz
Radeon HD 7650M compare 480 @ 450 - 550 MHz128 Bit @ 1800 MHz
Radeon HD 7630M compare 480 @ 450 MHz128 Bit @ 1800 MHz
Radeon HD 7640G + HD 7610M Dual Graphics compare 656 @ 655 / 450 MHz128 Bit @ 1800 MHz
Radeon HD 7610M compare 400 @ 450 MHz128 Bit @ 1600 MHz
ArchitectureTerascale 3Terascale 2
Cores736 - unified480 - unified
Core655 / 600 MHz725 MHz
Memory1800 MHz3600 MHz
Bus128 Bit128 Bit
Shared Memoryyesno
DirectXDirectX 11, 5.0DirectX 11, 5.0
Technology32/40 nm40 nm
Size1/31/3
Introduced15.05.2012 07.06.2011
CodenameThames XTX
MemoryGDDR5
Transistors716 Million
Manufacturerhttp://www.amd.com/de/products/notebook/...

3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Score
min: 1458     avg: 1480     median: 1480 (4%)     max: 1502 Points
min: 1517     avg: 1551     median: 1550.5 (4%)     max: 1584 Points
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance GPU
min: 1597     avg: 1621     median: 1621 (3%)     max: 1645 Points
1346 Points (2%)
3DMark Vantage
3DM Vant. Perf. total + AMD Radeon HD 7520G + HD 7670M Dual Graphics
3DM Vant. Perf. total + AMD Radeon HD 7690M XT
3DM Vant. Perf. GPU no PhysX + AMD Radeon HD 7520G + HD 7670M Dual Graphics
3DM Vant. Perf. GPU no PhysX + AMD Radeon HD 7690M XT
3DMark 03 - 3DMark 03 - Standard
21697 Points (11%)
21697 Points (11%)
3DMark 05 - 3DMark 05 - Standard
11853 Points (22%)
17545 Points (33%)
3DMark 06 3DMark 06 - Standard 1280x1024 + AMD Radeon HD 7520G + HD 7670M Dual Graphics
3DMark 06 - Standard 1280x1024 + AMD Radeon HD 7690M XT
Unigine Heaven 2.1 - Heaven 2.1 high
20.4 fps (4%)
20.4 fps (4%)
SPECviewperf 11
specvp11 snx-01 + AMD Radeon HD 7520G + HD 7670M Dual Graphics
specvp11 snx-01 + AMD Radeon HD 7690M XT
specvp11 tcvis-02 + AMD Radeon HD 7520G + HD 7670M Dual Graphics
specvp11 tcvis-02 + AMD Radeon HD 7690M XT
specvp11 sw-02 + AMD Radeon HD 7520G + HD 7670M Dual Graphics
specvp11 sw-02 + AMD Radeon HD 7690M XT
specvp11 proe-05 + AMD Radeon HD 7520G + HD 7670M Dual Graphics
specvp11 proe-05 + AMD Radeon HD 7690M XT
specvp11 maya-03 + AMD Radeon HD 7520G + HD 7670M Dual Graphics
specvp11 maya-03 + AMD Radeon HD 7690M XT
specvp11 lightwave-01 + AMD Radeon HD 7520G + HD 7670M Dual Graphics
specvp11 lightwave-01 + AMD Radeon HD 7690M XT
specvp11 ensight-04 + AMD Radeon HD 7520G + HD 7670M Dual Graphics
specvp11 ensight-04 + AMD Radeon HD 7690M XT
specvp11 catia-03 + AMD Radeon HD 7520G + HD 7670M Dual Graphics
specvp11 catia-03 + AMD Radeon HD 7690M XT
Windows 7 Experience Index - Win7 Gaming graphics
6.3 Points (80%)
min: 6.6     avg: 6.7     median: 6.7 (84%)     max: 6.7 Points
Windows 7 Experience Index - Win7 Graphics
5.9 Points (75%)
min: 6.6     avg: 6.7     median: 6.7 (84%)     max: 6.7 Points
Cinebench R10 Cinebench R10 Shading (32bit) + AMD Radeon HD 7520G + HD 7670M Dual Graphics
Cinebench R10 Shading (32bit) + AMD Radeon HD 7690M XT
Cinebench R11.5 Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64 Bit + AMD Radeon HD 7520G + HD 7670M Dual Graphics
Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64 Bit + AMD Radeon HD 7690M XT

Average Benchmarks AMD Radeon HD 7520G + HD 7670M Dual Graphics → 100% n=20

Average Benchmarks AMD Radeon HD 7690M XT → 119% n=20

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

low 1024x768
100%
Radeon HD 7520G + HD 7670M Dual Graphics:
20.6  fps
high 1366x768
100%
Radeon HD 7520G + HD 7670M Dual Graphics:
11.1  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Radeon HD 7520G + HD 7670M Dual Graphics:
6.6  fps
low 1024x768
100%
Radeon HD 7520G + HD 7670M Dual Graphics:
70.6  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Radeon HD 7520G + HD 7670M Dual Graphics:
57.1  fps
high 1366x768
100%
Radeon HD 7520G + HD 7670M Dual Graphics:
50.8  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Radeon HD 7520G + HD 7670M Dual Graphics:
43.9  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Radeon HD 7520G + HD 7670M Dual Graphics:
41.9  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Radeon HD 7520G + HD 7670M Dual Graphics:
24  fps
low 1024x768
100%
Radeon HD 7520G + HD 7670M Dual Graphics:
31.6  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Radeon HD 7520G + HD 7670M Dual Graphics:
22.6  fps
high 1366x768
100%
Radeon HD 7520G + HD 7670M Dual Graphics:
18  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Radeon HD 7520G + HD 7670M Dual Graphics:
7.2  fps
low 1024x768
100%
Radeon HD 7520G + HD 7670M Dual Graphics:
25.4  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Radeon HD 7520G + HD 7670M Dual Graphics:
19.6  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Radeon HD 7520G + HD 7670M Dual Graphics:
8  fps
low 1024x768
100%
Radeon HD 7520G + HD 7670M Dual Graphics:
16.4  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Radeon HD 7520G + HD 7670M Dual Graphics:
15.2  fps
high 1366x768
100%
Radeon HD 7520G + HD 7670M Dual Graphics:
10.8  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Radeon HD 7520G + HD 7670M Dual Graphics:
8.2  fps
low 1024x768
100%
Radeon HD 7520G + HD 7670M Dual Graphics:
29.6  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Radeon HD 7520G + HD 7670M Dual Graphics:
18.7  fps
high 1366x768
100%
Radeon HD 7520G + HD 7670M Dual Graphics:
16.4  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Radeon HD 7520G + HD 7670M Dual Graphics:
9.3  fps
low 1024x768
100%
Radeon HD 7520G + HD 7670M Dual Graphics:
80.8  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Radeon HD 7520G + HD 7670M Dual Graphics:
54.6  fps
high 1366x768
100%
Radeon HD 7520G + HD 7670M Dual Graphics:
46.2  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Radeon HD 7520G + HD 7670M Dual Graphics:
30.4  fps
low 1024x768
100%
Radeon HD 7520G + HD 7670M Dual Graphics:
25.9  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Radeon HD 7520G + HD 7670M Dual Graphics:
23.9  fps
high 1366x768
100%
Radeon HD 7520G + HD 7670M Dual Graphics:
17.6  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Radeon HD 7520G + HD 7670M Dual Graphics:
7.7  fps
low 1280x720
100%
Radeon HD 7520G + HD 7670M Dual Graphics:
48.5  fps
122%
Radeon HD 7690M XT:
57 60 ~ 59 fps
high 1366x768
100%
Radeon HD 7520G + HD 7670M Dual Graphics:
36.8  fps
106%
Radeon HD 7690M XT:
36 42.8 ~ 39 fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Radeon HD 7520G + HD 7670M Dual Graphics:
23  fps
126%
Radeon HD 7690M XT:
27 30.2 ~ 29 fps
Alan Wake

Alan Wake

2012
low 1024x768
100%
Radeon HD 7520G + HD 7670M Dual Graphics:
29.5  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Radeon HD 7520G + HD 7670M Dual Graphics:
19  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Radeon HD 7520G + HD 7670M Dual Graphics:
9.4  fps
Anno 2070

Anno 2070

2011
low 1024x768
100%
Radeon HD 7520G + HD 7670M Dual Graphics:
79.6  fps
129%
Radeon HD 7690M XT:
97.6 109 ~ 103 fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Radeon HD 7520G + HD 7670M Dual Graphics:
39.4 45.9 ~ 43 fps
102%
Radeon HD 7690M XT:
41.3 46 ~ 44 fps
high 1366x768
100%
Radeon HD 7520G + HD 7670M Dual Graphics:
25.7 34.9 ~ 30 fps
93%
Radeon HD 7690M XT:
27.4 28 ~ 28 fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Radeon HD 7520G + HD 7670M Dual Graphics:
13.6  fps
110%
Radeon HD 7690M XT:
15  fps
low 1280x720
100%
Radeon HD 7520G + HD 7670M Dual Graphics:
36.3 37.9 ~ 37 fps
181%
Radeon HD 7690M XT:
63.2 70 ~ 67 fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Radeon HD 7520G + HD 7670M Dual Graphics:
31.7 31.7 ~ 32 fps
140%
Radeon HD 7690M XT:
44.7  fps
high 1366x768
100%
Radeon HD 7520G + HD 7670M Dual Graphics:
22.4 22.5 ~ 22 fps
136%
Radeon HD 7690M XT:
30  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Radeon HD 7520G + HD 7670M Dual Graphics:
12  fps
150%
Radeon HD 7690M XT:
18  fps
low 1024x768
100%
Radeon HD 7520G + HD 7670M Dual Graphics:
88.2  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Radeon HD 7520G + HD 7670M Dual Graphics:
61  fps
high 1366x768
100%
Radeon HD 7520G + HD 7670M Dual Graphics:
41.4  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Radeon HD 7520G + HD 7670M Dual Graphics:
23.5  fps
low 1024x768
100%
Radeon HD 7520G + HD 7670M Dual Graphics:
22  fps
223%
Radeon HD 7690M XT:
49  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Radeon HD 7520G + HD 7670M Dual Graphics:
18.3  fps
186%
Radeon HD 7690M XT:
34  fps
high 1366x768
100%
Radeon HD 7520G + HD 7670M Dual Graphics:
15.7  fps
178%
Radeon HD 7690M XT:
28  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Radeon HD 7520G + HD 7670M Dual Graphics:
6.3  fps
159%
Radeon HD 7690M XT:
10  fps
low 1024x768
100%
Radeon HD 7520G + HD 7670M Dual Graphics:
56  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Radeon HD 7520G + HD 7670M Dual Graphics:
48  fps
high 1366x768
100%
Radeon HD 7520G + HD 7670M Dual Graphics:
14  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Radeon HD 7520G + HD 7670M Dual Graphics:
8  fps
Fifa 12

Fifa 12

2011
low 800x600
100%
Radeon HD 7520G + HD 7670M Dual Graphics:
83.7 105.8 ~ 95 fps
319%
Radeon HD 7690M XT:
303  fps
med. 1024x768
100%
Radeon HD 7520G + HD 7670M Dual Graphics:
60.2 67.5 67.7 ~ 65 fps
238%
Radeon HD 7690M XT:
154.9  fps
high 1360x768
100%
Radeon HD 7520G + HD 7670M Dual Graphics:
47 52.5 54.3 ~ 51 fps
207%
Radeon HD 7690M XT:
105.4  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Radeon HD 7520G + HD 7670M Dual Graphics:
46.4  fps
120%
Radeon HD 7690M XT:
55.6  fps
F1 2011

F1 2011

2011
low 800x600
100%
Radeon HD 7520G + HD 7670M Dual Graphics:
43 44 ~ 44 fps
209%
Radeon HD 7690M XT:
92  fps
med. 1024x768
100%
Radeon HD 7520G + HD 7670M Dual Graphics:
30 30 ~ 30 fps
207%
Radeon HD 7690M XT:
62  fps
high 1366x768
100%
Radeon HD 7520G + HD 7670M Dual Graphics:
26 26 ~ 26 fps
142%
Radeon HD 7690M XT:
37  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Radeon HD 7520G + HD 7670M Dual Graphics:
19  fps
low 1024x768
100%
Radeon HD 7520G + HD 7670M Dual Graphics:
72.2 74.9 ~ 74 fps
176%
Radeon HD 7690M XT:
102.7 157 ~ 130 fps
high 1366x768
100%
Radeon HD 7520G + HD 7670M Dual Graphics:
43.2 45.1 ~ 44 fps
105%
Radeon HD 7690M XT:
43.4 48 ~ 46 fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Radeon HD 7520G + HD 7670M Dual Graphics:
21.1  fps
104%
Radeon HD 7690M XT:
22  fps
Dirt 3

Dirt 3

2011
low 800x600
Radeon HD 7690M XT:
104.2  fps
med. 1024x768
Radeon HD 7690M XT:
63.2  fps
high 1360x768
Radeon HD 7690M XT:
48.2  fps
low 1024x768
Radeon HD 7690M XT:
39  fps
med. 1366x768
Radeon HD 7690M XT:
27  fps
high 1600x900
Radeon HD 7690M XT:
17  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Radeon HD 7690M XT:
13  fps
Crysis 2

Crysis 2

2011
low 800x600
100%
Radeon HD 7520G + HD 7670M Dual Graphics:
52.2  fps
169%
Radeon HD 7690M XT:
88  fps
med. 1024x768
100%
Radeon HD 7520G + HD 7670M Dual Graphics:
34.3  fps
157%
Radeon HD 7690M XT:
54  fps
high 1366x768
100%
Radeon HD 7520G + HD 7670M Dual Graphics:
25.4  fps
173%
Radeon HD 7690M XT:
44  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Radeon HD 7520G + HD 7670M Dual Graphics:
10.5  fps
162%
Radeon HD 7690M XT:
17  fps
low 800x600
Radeon HD 7690M XT:
90  fps
med. 1024x768
Radeon HD 7690M XT:
79  fps
high 1360x768
Radeon HD 7690M XT:
68  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Radeon HD 7690M XT:
45  fps
Civilization 5

Civilization 5

2010
low 1024x768
Radeon HD 7690M XT:
63  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Radeon HD 7690M XT:
17  fps
low 1024x768
100%
Radeon HD 7520G + HD 7670M Dual Graphics:
116.8  fps
med. 1360x768
100%
Radeon HD 7520G + HD 7670M Dual Graphics:
46.3  fps
high 1360x768
100%
Radeon HD 7520G + HD 7670M Dual Graphics:
28.6  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Radeon HD 7520G + HD 7670M Dual Graphics:
17.6  fps
low 800x600
100%
Radeon HD 7520G + HD 7670M Dual Graphics:
42.1 43.6 ~ 43 fps
267%
Radeon HD 7690M XT:
115  fps
med. 1360x768
100%
Radeon HD 7520G + HD 7670M Dual Graphics:
30.2 32.1 ~ 31 fps
152%
Radeon HD 7690M XT:
47  fps
high 1600x900
100%
Radeon HD 7520G + HD 7670M Dual Graphics:
22.9  fps
109%
Radeon HD 7690M XT:
25  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Radeon HD 7520G + HD 7670M Dual Graphics:
8.3  fps
108%
Radeon HD 7690M XT:
9  fps
Need for Speed Shift

Need for Speed Shift

2009
med. 1024x768
100%
Radeon HD 7520G + HD 7670M Dual Graphics:
36  fps
high 1366x768
100%
Radeon HD 7520G + HD 7670M Dual Graphics:
29.9  fps
GTA IV - Grand Theft Auto

GTA IV - Grand Theft Auto

2008
med. 1024x768
Radeon HD 7690M XT:
64  fps
high 1280x1024
Radeon HD 7690M XT:
47  fps
Far Cry 2

Far Cry 2

2008
low 640x480
Radeon HD 7690M XT:
166  fps
high 1024x768
Radeon HD 7690M XT:
69  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Radeon HD 7690M XT:
27  fps

Average Gaming AMD Radeon HD 7520G + HD 7670M Dual Graphics → 100%

Average Gaming 30-70 fps → 100%

Average Gaming AMD Radeon HD 7690M XT → 160%

Average Gaming 30-70 fps → 151%

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