ATI Radeon Xpress X1270 vs ATI Radeon Xpress X1200

ATI Radeon Xpress X1270

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The Radeon Xpress X1270 (RS690M) is an onboard graphics card for notebooks / laptops and according to AMD optimized for a good price/value. It is based on a X700 design but with less pixel- and vertex-pipelines.

The different RS600 and RS690 (Xpress X1200, X1250, and X1270) offer the same graphics core, but may have a different core clock. Still the performance should be compareable.

ATI Radeon Xpress X1270 is hardly apt for gamers. Only old games like Quake 3 Arena can be played in 1024x768 with high/medium details fluently. Even Warcraft 3 runs fluently with minimum details. Current, damanding games like FEAR, Doom3 and Quake 4 can hardly be played (e.g. 2 frames per second in battle scenes in Quake 4). Some strategy games like Age of Empires 3 can only be played with minimal details.

The graphic chip supports Windows Vista Aero surface and all 3D effects run fluently.

Technically the chip has 4 pixel-pipelines and either a texture unit (with 2 vertex shaders) or no vertex shaders (each source tells a different story).

The current consumption of the desktop version lies around 13.8 Watt (TDP) and 8 Watt average. The mobile versions could be more economic as they offer Powerplay support.

ATI Radeon Xpress X1200

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The Radeon Xpress X1200 (RS600M or RS690M) is an onboard graphics card for notebooks / laptops and according to AMD optimized for a good price/value. It is based on a X700 design but with less pixel- and vertex-pipelines.

The exact core clock is not clear as it varies from 350 MHz (according to Wikipedia) to 500 MHz (some GPU-Z versions). The different RS600 and RS690 (Xpress X1200, X1250, and X1270) offer the same graphics core, but may have a different core clock. Still the performance should be compareable.

ATI Radeon Xpress X1200 is hardly apt for gamers. Only old games like Quake 3 Arena can be played in 1024x768 with high/medium details fluently. Even Warcraft 3 runs fluently with minimum details. Current, damanding games like FEAR, Doom3 and Quake 4 can hardly be played (e.g. 2 frames per second in battle scenes in Quake 4). Some strategy games like Age of Empires 3 can only be played with minimal details (20-25 fps, tested with a FSC Amilo Pa 2510).

The graphic chip supports Windows Vista Aero surface and all 3D effects run fluently. Due to HyperMemory Aero is supported with high resolutions (tested with 1280x800 + 1920x1200).

Technically the chip has 4 pixel-pipelines and either a texture unit (with 2 vertex shaders) or no vertex shaders (each source tells a different story).

The current consumption of the desktop version lies around 13.8 Watt (TDP) and 8 Watt average. The mobile versions could be more economic as they offer Powerplay support.

ATI Radeon Xpress X1270ATI Radeon Xpress X1200
ManufacturerATIATI
Radeon Xpress X1200 Series
Radeon Xpress X1270 4/0 cores @ 400 MHz
Radeon Xpress X1250 (compare) 4/0 cores @ 350 MHz
Radeon Xpress X1200 4/0 cores @ 350 MHz
Radeon Xpress X1270 4/0 cores @ 400 MHz
Radeon Xpress X1250 (compare) 4/0 cores @ 350 MHz
Radeon Xpress X1200 4/0 cores @ 350 MHz
CodenameM690TRS690M
4 / 0 4 / 0
Core400 MHz350 MHz
Max. Memory128 MB128 MB
yesyes
DirectXDirectX 9, 2.0DirectX 9, 2.0
Technology80 nm80 nm
FeaturesPowerPlay 7.0, 80 or 90nm process, HDMI support!80/90nm, Avivo Video Processor
Introduced01.02.2007 01.02.2007
Manufacturerhttp://www.amd.com/gb-uk/Processors/Prod...http://www.amd.com/gb-uk/Processors/Prod...

3DMark 2001SE - Standard 1024x768
min: 3166     avg: 4858.6     median: 5217 (5%)     max: 5860 Points
3824 Points (4%)
3DMark 03 - Standard 1024x768
min: 1200     avg: 1672.6     median: 1720 (1%)     max: 1970 Points
1334 Points (1%)
3DMark 05 - Standard 1024x768
min: 773     avg: 982.9     median: 990 (2%)     max: 1190 Points
min: 831     avg: 839     median: 831 (2%)     max: 855 Points
3DMark 06 Standard 1280x1024 + ATI Radeon Xpress X1270
+ ATI Radeon Xpress X1200
Windows Vista Experience Index - GPU Games
3.1 Points (46%)
Windows Vista Experience Index - GPU
3.2 Points (47%)
Cinebench R10 Shading 32Bit + ATI Radeon Xpress X1270

Average Benchmarks ATI Radeon Xpress X1270 → 100%

Average Benchmarks ATI Radeon Xpress X1200 → 78%

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

F.E.A.R.

F.E.A.R.

2005
low 640x480
100%
Radeon Xpress X1270:
67 76 ~ 72 fps
60%
Radeon Xpress X1200:
29 57 ~ 43 fps
med. 800x600
100%
Radeon Xpress X1270:
15 15 ~ 15 fps
53%
Radeon Xpress X1200:
4 12 ~ 8 fps
high 1024x768
100%
Radeon Xpress X1270:
2 2 ~ 2 fps
50%
Radeon Xpress X1200:
1  fps
Radeon Xpress X1270:
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Radeon Xpress X1200:
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Doom 3

Doom 3

2004
low 640x480
Radeon Xpress X1200:
13.4 24.9 ~ 19 fps
med. 640x480
Radeon Xpress X1200:
14.7 24.5 ~ 20 fps
high 800x600
Radeon Xpress X1200:
10 17 ~ 14 fps
ultra 1024x768
Radeon Xpress X1200:
7.7 10.7 ~ 9 fps
Radeon Xpress X1200:
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Quake 3 Arena - Timedemo

Quake 3 Arena - Timedemo

1999
high 1024x768
100%
Radeon Xpress X1270:
88 89.8 107 ~ 95 fps
88%
Radeon Xpress X1200:
83.8  fps
Radeon Xpress X1270:
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Radeon Xpress X1200:
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Average Gaming ATI Radeon Xpress X1270 → 100%

Average Gaming ATI Radeon Xpress X1200 → 63%

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