AMD Radeon HD 8690M: specs and benchmarks

AMD Radeon HD 8690M

Summary

AMD started Radeon HD 8690M sales 1 March 2013. This is GCN 1.0 architecture notebook card based on 28 nm manufacturing process and primarily aimed at office use. 1 GB of GDDR5 memory clocked at 4 GHz are supplied, and together with 64 Bit memory interface this creates a bandwidth of 32 GB/s.

Compatibility-wise, this is card attached via PCIe 3.0 x8 interface.

It provides poor gaming and benchmark performance at 4.75 percent of a leader's which is AMD Radeon R9 390 X2.

General info

Of Radeon HD 8690M's architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
Architecture
GCN 1.0
 
Code name
Sun
 
Type
Laptop
 
Release date
1 March 2013
 

Technical specs

Radeon HD 8690M'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 8690M's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
Pipelines
320
 
of 8192 (Radeon Pro Duo)
Core clock speed
775 MHz
 
Boost Clock
825 MHz
 
Transistor count
1,040 million
 
of 21100
Manufacturing process technology
28 nm
 
of 12
Texture fill rate
16.50
 
of 512 (Radeon Pro Duo)
Floating-point performance
528.0 gflops
 
of 16384 (Radeon Pro Duo)

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on Radeon HD 8690M'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.
Laptop size
medium sized
 
Interface
PCIe 3.0 x8
 

Memory specs

Parameters of memory installed on Radeon HD 8690M: 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
1 GB
 
of 32
Memory bus width
64 Bit
 
of 8192 (Radeon Pro Duo)
Memory clock speed
4000 MHz
 
of 11408 (TITAN Xp)
Memory bandwidth
32 GB/s
 
of 1024 (Radeon Pro Duo)
Shared memory
-
 

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on Radeon HD 8690M.
Display Connectors
No outputs
 

API support

APIs supported by Radeon HD 8690M, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX
11.1
 

Video card benchmarks performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Radeon HD 8690M. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.
Overall benchmark performance
4.65
 
 
3DMark Cloud Gate GPU
7930.00
 
 
3DMark Fire Strike Score
1151.00
 
 
3DMark Fire Strike Graphics
1210.00
 
 
3DMark 11 Performance GPU
1600.00
 
 
Passmark
984
 
 

Game benchmarks (in FPS)

Let's see how good Radeon HD 8690M 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
0.03
 
 
Games can run, %
At minimum settings
95.81
At recommended settings
86.77
New games support
44
Games benchmarked by notebookcheck.net
Crysis 3 (2013)
low / 768p
28.50
 
medium / 768p
15.40
 
high / 768p
10.30
 
ultra / 1080p
6.50
 
Tomb Raider (2013)
low / 768p
59.90
 
medium / 768p
33.60
 
high / 768p
22.10
 
ultra / 1080p
12.50
 
Diablo III (2012)
low / 768p
70.30
 
medium / 768p
50.60
 
high / 768p
40.10
 
ultra / 1080p
29.10
 

Relative perfomance

Overall Radeon HD 8690M performance compared to its nearest competitors. All GPU types participate.

NVIDIA equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Radeon HD 8690M from NVIDIA is GeForce 9800M GTS, which is faster by 1% and higher by 2 positions in our rating.

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