AMD Radeon HD 8690M: specs and benchmarks

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AMD Radeon HD 8690M
Radeon HD 8690M
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  • Interface PCIe 3.0 x8
  • Core clock speed 775
  • Max video memory 1024 MB
  • Memory type GDDR5
  • Memory clock speed 4500
  • Maximum resolution
Year of release 2012
Performance 3.34

Summary

AMD started Radeon HD 8690M sales 16 November 2012. This is GCN architecture notebook card based on 28 nm manufacturing process and primarily aimed at office use. 1 GB of GDDR5 memory clocked at 4.5 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

3.34%

of a leader's which is NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti.

General info

Of Radeon HD 8690M's architecture, market segment and release date.

Place in performance rating696
Value for money0.14
ArchitectureGCN (2011−2017)
GPU code nameSun
Market segmentLaptop
Release date16 November 2012 (9 years ago)
Current price$596 of 49999 (A100 SXM4)
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Technical specs

Radeon HD 8690M's general performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU base 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 / CUDA cores384of 18432 (AD102)
Core clock speed775 MHzof 2610 (Radeon RX 6500 XT)
Boost clock speed825 MHzof 2903 (Radeon Pro W6600)
Number of transistors690 millionof 14400 (GeForce GTX 1080 SLI Mobile)
Manufacturing process technology28 nmof 4 (GeForce RTX 4080 Ti)
Texture fill rate16.50of 939.8 (H100 SXM5)
Floating-point performance528.0 gflopsof 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 sizemedium sized
InterfacePCIe 3.0 x8

Memory

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 typeGDDR5
Maximum RAM amount1 GBof 128 (Radeon Instinct MI250X)
Memory bus width64 Bitof 8192 (Radeon Instinct MI250X)
Memory clock speed4500 MHzof 21000 (GeForce RTX 3090 Ti)
Memory bandwidth32 GB/sof 14400 (Radeon R7 M260)
Shared memory-

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on Radeon HD 8690M. As a rule, this section is relevant only for desktop reference video cards, since for notebook ones the availability of certain video outputs depends on the laptop model.

Display ConnectorsNo outputs

API support

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

DirectX12 (11_1)
Shader Model5.1
OpenGL4.6
OpenCL1.2
Vulkan1.2.131

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmark performance of Radeon HD 8690M. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.


Overall score

This is our combined benchmark performance rating. We are regularly improving our combining algorithms, but if you find some perceived inconsistencies, feel free to speak up in comments section, we usually fix problems quickly.

HD 8690M 3.34
  • Passmark
  • 3DMark 11 Performance GPU
  • 3DMark Cloud Gate GPU
  • 3DMark Fire Strike Score
  • 3DMark Fire Strike Graphics

Passmark

This is probably the most ubiquitous benchmark, part of Passmark PerformanceTest suite. It gives the graphics card a thorough evaluation under various load, providing four separate benchmarks for Direct3D versions 9, 10, 11 and 12 (the last being done in 4K resolution if possible), and few more tests engaging DirectCompute capabilities.

Benchmark coverage: 26%

HD 8690M 984

3DMark 11 Performance GPU

3DMark 11 is an obsolete DirectX 11 benchmark by Futuremark. It used four tests based on two scenes, one being few submarines exploring the submerged wreck of a sunken ship, the other is an abandoned temple deep in the jungle. All the tests are heavy with volumetric lighting and tessellation, and despite being done in 1280x720 resolution, are relatively taxing. Discontinued in January 2020, 3DMark 11 is now superseded by Time Spy.

Benchmark coverage: 17%

HD 8690M 1600

3DMark Cloud Gate GPU

Cloud Gate is an outdated DirectX 11 feature level 10 benchmark that was used for home PCs and basic notebooks. It displays a few scenes of some weird space teleportation device launching spaceships into unknown, using fixed resolution of 1280x720. Just like Ice Storm benchmark, it has been discontinued in January 2020 and replaced by 3DMark Night Raid.

Benchmark coverage: 14%

HD 8690M 7930

3DMark Fire Strike Score

Benchmark coverage: 14%

HD 8690M 1151

3DMark Fire Strike Graphics

Fire Strike is a DirectX 11 benchmark for gaming PCs. It features two separate tests displaying a fight between a humanoid and a fiery creature seemingly made of lava. Using 1920x1080 resolution, Fire Strike shows off some realistic enough graphics and is quite taxing on hardware.

Benchmark coverage: 14%

HD 8690M 1210

Game benchmarks

Let's see how good Radeon HD 8690M is for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in frames per second. Comparisons with game system requirements are included, but remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect reality inaccurately.

Average FPS

Here are the average frames per second in a large set of popular modern games across different resolutions:

Full HD17

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Cyberpunk 2077 3−4
Assassin's Creed Odyssey 3−4
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 3−4
Battlefield 5 3−4
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3−4
Cyberpunk 2077 3−4
Far Cry 5 3−4
Far Cry New Dawn 3−4
Forza Horizon 4 3−4
Hitman 3 3−4
Horizon Zero Dawn 3−4
Red Dead Redemption 2 3−4
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 3−4
Watch Dogs: Legion 3−4
Assassin's Creed Odyssey 3−4
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 3−4
Battlefield 5 3−4
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3−4
Cyberpunk 2077 3−4
Far Cry 5 3−4
Far Cry New Dawn 3−4
Forza Horizon 4 3−4
Hitman 3 3−4
Horizon Zero Dawn 3−4
Metro Exodus 3−4
Red Dead Redemption 2 3−4
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 3−4
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 3−4
Watch Dogs: Legion 3−4
Assassin's Creed Odyssey 3−4
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 3−4
Battlefield 5 3−4
Cyberpunk 2077 3−4
Far Cry 5 3−4
Far Cry New Dawn 3−4
Forza Horizon 4 3−4
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 3−4
Watch Dogs: Legion 3−4
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3−4
Hitman 3 3−4
Horizon Zero Dawn 3−4
Metro Exodus 3−4
Red Dead Redemption 2 3−4
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 3−4
Assassin's Creed Odyssey 3−4
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 3−4
Battlefield 5 3−4
Cyberpunk 2077 3−4
Far Cry 5 3−4
Far Cry New Dawn 3−4
Forza Horizon 4 3−4
Watch Dogs: Legion 3−4
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3−4
Hitman 3 3−4
Horizon Zero Dawn 3−4
Metro Exodus 3−4
Red Dead Redemption 2 3−4
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 3−4
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 3−4
Assassin's Creed Odyssey 3−4
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 3−4
Battlefield 5 3−4
Cyberpunk 2077 3−4
Far Cry 5 3−4
Far Cry New Dawn 3−4
Forza Horizon 4 3−4
Watch Dogs: Legion 3−4

Relative perfomance

Overall Radeon HD 8690M performance compared to nearest competitors among notebook video cards.


NVIDIA equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Radeon HD 8690M from NVIDIA is GeForce 830M, which is nearly equal in speed and is lower by 2 positions in our rating.

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