AMD Radeon HD 6490M technical 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 USD. This is a 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 2.11 percent of a leader's which is NVIDIA Quadro P6000.

General info

Info on video card type (desktop or notebook), its architecture and sales start time and price.
Place in performance rating
 
Perfomance to price
0.58
 
Architecture
TeraScale 2
 
Code name
Seymour
 
Type
Laptop
 
Release date
4 January 2011
 
Launch price (MSRP)
1,193.03 USD
 
of 14999 (Quadro Plex 7000)
Price
1,193.03 USD
 
of 4808 (Quadro P6000)

Technical specs

Quantitative parameters such as shaders number, GPU core clock, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly say of video card performance, but to be more precise you have to review it's benchmark and gaming test results.
Pipelines
160
 
of 8192 (FirePro S9300 X2)
Core clock speed
800 MHz
 
Transistor count
370 million
 
of 21100
Manufacturing process technology
40 nm
 
of 12
Texture fill rate
6.4
 
of 512 (Radeon Pro Duo)
Floating-point performance
256 gflops
 
of 16384 (Radeon Pro Duo)

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on video card 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 the slot instead of being soldered to the notebook motherboard.
Interface
PCIe 2.0 x16
 

Memory specs

Parameters of memory installed on the video card - type, size, bus, clock and resulting bandwidth. 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 (Tesla M10)
Memory bus width
64 Bit
 
of 8192 (FirePro S9300 X2)
Memory clock speed
3200 MHz
 
Memory bandwidth
25.6 GB/s
 
of 1024 (FirePro S9300 X2)
Shared memory
-
 

API support

APIs supported by video card, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX
DirectX 11, Shader 5.0
 

Video card benchmarks performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance. Overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.
Overall benchmark performance
2.11
 
 
3DMark 11 Performance GPU
601.00
 
 
3DMark Vantage Performance
2511.00
 
 
Passmark
376
 
 

Mining hashrate

Video card cryptocurrency mining performance. Usually measured in megahashes per second.
Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256)
11 Mh/s
 
 
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 video card performance compared to nearest competitors. All GPU types participate.

NVIDIA equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Radeon HD 6490M from NVIDIA is GeForce GT 520M, which is slower by 1%.

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