AMD Radeon HD 6290 vs ATI HD 5490

AMD Radeon HD 6290
ATI Radeon HD 5490

General info

Comparison of Radeon HD 6290 and Radeon HD 5490 architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
not rated
 
not rated
Architecture
Terascale 2
 
TeraScale 2
Code name
Zacate
 
Cedar
Type
Laptop
 
Desktop
Release date
1 July 2011
 
28 October 2012

Technical specs

Radeon HD 6290 and Radeon HD 5490's general performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU core clock, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of Radeon HD 6290 and Radeon HD 5490's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
Pipelines
80
 
80
Core clock speed
280 MHz
 
650 MHz
Boost Clock
400 MHz
 
n/d
Transistor count
292 million
 
292 million
Manufacturing process technology
40 nm
 
40 nm
Power consumption (TDP)
19 Watt
 
19 Watt
Texture fill rate
5.2 GTexel / s
 
5.2 GTexel / s
Floating-point performance
104 gflops
 
104.0 gflops

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on Radeon HD 6290 and Radeon HD 5490 compatibility with other computer components. Useful when choosing a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. For desktop video cards it's interface and bus (motherboard compatibility), additional power connectors (power supply compatibility). For notebook video cards it's notebook size, connection slot and bus, if the video card is inserted into a slot instead of being soldered to the notebook motherboard.
Interface
PCIe 2.0 x16
 
PCIe 2.0 x16
Length
n/d
 
170 mm
Supplementary power connectors
None
 
None

Memory

Parameters of memory installed on Radeon HD 6290 and Radeon HD 5490: its type, size, bus, clock and resulting bandwidth. Note that GPUs integrated into processors don't have dedicated memory and use a shared part of system RAM.
Memory type
n/d
 
GDDR3
Maximum RAM amount
1 GB
 
1 GB
Memory bus width
n/d
 
64 Bit
Memory clock speed
n/d
 
1000 MHz
Memory bandwidth
12.8 GB / s
 
8 GB / s
Shared memory
+
 
n/d

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on Radeon HD 6290 and Radeon HD 5490.
Display Connectors
1x DVI, 1x HDMI
 
1x DVI, 1x HDMI, 1x VGA

Technologies

Technological solutions and APIs supported by Radeon HD 6290 and Radeon HD 5490. You'll probably need this information if you need some particular technology for your purposes.
DirectX 11
DirectX 11
 
n/d

API support

APIs supported by Radeon HD 6290 and Radeon HD 5490, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX
DirectX 11, Shader 5.0
 
11.2 (11_0)
OpenGL
4.4
 
4.4

Advantages of AMD Radeon HD 6290

Higher memory bandwidth (12.8 vs 8 GB/s)
DirectX 11
UVD3
Turbo Core 400MHz

Advantages of ATI Radeon HD 5490

Much newer (28 October 2012 vs 1 July 2011)

So, HD 6290 or HD 5490?

Technical City couldn't decide between AMD Radeon HD 6290 and ATI Radeon HD 5490. We've got no test results to judge.
Be aware that Radeon HD 6290 is a notebook card while Radeon HD 5490 is a desktop one.
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