AMD Radeon HD 6490M: specs and benchmarks

AMD Radeon HD 6490M

Summary

AMD started Radeon HD 6490M sales 6 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. 512 MB of DDR3/GDDR5 memory clocked at 800 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 0.17 percent of a leader's which is NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti.

General info

Of Radeon HD 6490M's architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
0.04
 
Architecture
Terascale 2
 
Code name
Seymour XT
 
Type
Laptop
 
Release date
6 January 2011
 
Launch price (MSRP)
$1,193.03
 
Price now
$1193
 
of 10182 (Quadro GV100)

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
 
Core clock speed
700 / 750 / 800 MHz
 
Transistor count
370 million
 
Manufacturing process technology
40 nm
 
Texture fill rate
6.4 GTexel / s
 
Floating-point performance
256 gflops
 
of 2918.4 (GRID K340)

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

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
DDR3 / GDDR5
 
Maximum RAM amount
512 MB
 
of 6084 (Quadro P3200)
Memory bus width
64 Bit
 
of 4096 (Radeon R9 Fury)
Memory clock speed
800 MHz
 
Memory bandwidth
25.6 GB / s
 
of 960 (ATI Rage Fury)
Shared memory
-
 

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on Radeon HD 6490M.
Display Connectors
No outputs
 

API support

APIs supported by Radeon HD 6490M, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX
DirectX 11, Shader 5.0
 
OpenGL
4.4
 

Benchmark 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

0.17

3DMark 11 Performance GPU

601

3DMark Vantage Performance

2511

Passmark

377

Mining hashrates

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

Game benchmarks

Let's see how good Radeon HD 6490M is for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS. Comparisons with system requirements are included, but remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect real performance inaccurately.

NVIDIA equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Radeon HD 6490M from NVIDIA is GeForce GT 230M, which is slower by 12% and lower by 5 positions in our rating.

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