AMD Radeon HD 6490M: specs and benchmarks

AMD Radeon HD 6490M

Summary

AMD started Radeon HD 6490M sales 4 January 2011 at a recommended price of $1,193.03 . This is TeraScale 2 architecture notebook card based on 40 nm manufacturing process and primarily aimed at office use. 0.5 GB of GDDR5 memory clocked at 3.2 GHz are supplied, and together with 64 Bit memory interface this creates a bandwidth of 25.6 GB/s.

Compatibility-wise, this is card attached via PCIe 2.0 x16 interface.

It provides poor gaming and benchmark performance at 1.83 percent of a leader's which is AMD Radeon R9 390 X2.

General info

Of Radeon HD 6490M's architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
Perfomance to price
0.45
 
Architecture
TeraScale 2
 
Code name
Seymour
 
Type
Laptop
 
Release date
4 January 2011
 
Launch price (MSRP)
$1,193.03
 
of 14999 (Quadro Plex 7000)
Price
$1,193.03
 
of 4762.99 (Quadro P6000)

Technical specs

Radeon HD 6490M'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 6490M's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
Pipelines
160
 
of 8192 (Radeon Pro Duo)
Core clock speed
800 MHz
 
Transistor count
370 million
 
of 21100
Manufacturing process technology
40 nm
 
of 12
Texture fill rate
6.40
 
of 512 (Radeon Pro Duo)
Floating-point performance
256 gflops
 
of 16384 (Radeon Pro Duo)

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on Radeon HD 6490M's compatibility with other computer components. Useful when choosing a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. 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
 

Memory specs

Parameters of memory installed on Radeon HD 6490M: 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
GDDR5
 
Maximum RAM amount
0.5 GB
 
of 32
Memory bus width
64 Bit
 
of 8192 (Radeon Pro Duo)
Memory clock speed
3200 MHz
 
of 11408 (TITAN Xp)
Memory bandwidth
25.6 GB/s
 
of 1024 (Radeon Pro Duo)
Shared memory
-
 

API support

APIs supported by Radeon HD 6490M, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX
11
 

Video card benchmarks performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Radeon HD 6490M. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.
Overall benchmark performance
1.80
 
 
3DMark 11 Performance GPU
601.00
 
 
3DMark Vantage Performance
2511.00
 
 
Passmark
380
 
 

Mining hashrate

Cryptocurrency mining performance of Radeon HD 6490M. Usually measured in megahashes per second.
Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256)
11 Mh/s
 
 

Game benchmarks (in FPS)

Let's see how good Radeon HD 6490M is for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS, while overall gaming performance is a number in 0-100 range, and the older the game, the less impact it has on the overall grade.
Overall gaming performance
n/d
 
 
Games can run, %
At minimum settings
96.77
At recommended settings
88.06
New games support
47
Games benchmarked by notebookcheck.net
GTA IV - Grand Theft Auto (2008)
low / 600p
39.12
 
Crysis - CPU Benchmark (2007)
low / 768p
85.50
 
medium / 768p
29.80
 
high / 768p
18.90
 
Crysis - GPU Benchmark (2007)
low / 768p
91.50
 
medium / 768p
30.90
 
high / 768p
24.70
 
World of Warcraft (2005)
medium / 768p
70.00
 
high / 1024p
19.00
 

Relative perfomance

Overall Radeon HD 6490M performance compared to its nearest competitors. All GPU types participate.

NVIDIA equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Radeon HD 6490M from NVIDIA is GeForce 610M, which is slower by 2% and lower by 6 positions in our rating.

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