AMD Radeon R4 (Beema) vs HD 6490M
Comparison of Radeon R4 (Beema) and Radeon HD 6490M architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
29 April 2014
4 January 2011
Launch price (MSRP)
Radeon R4 (Beema) and 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 R4 (Beema) and Radeon HD 6490M's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
Core clock speed
Manufacturing process technology
Texture fill rate
Compatibility, dimensions and requirements
Information on Radeon R4 (Beema) and Radeon HD 6490M 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.
PCIe 2.0 x16
Parameters of memory installed on Radeon R4 (Beema) and 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.
Maximum RAM amount
Memory bus width
Memory clock speed
Video outputs and ports
Types and number of video connectors present on Radeon R4 (Beema) and Radeon HD 6490M.
APIs supported by Radeon R4 (Beema) and Radeon HD 6490M, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX 12 (FL 12_0), Shader 5.0
Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Radeon R4 (Beema) and Radeon HD 6490M. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.
3DMark 11 Performance GPU
R4 (Beema) 716 +19.1%
HD 6490M 601
3DMark Vantage Performance
R4 (Beema) 2506
HD 6490M 2511 +0.2%
R4 (Beema) 399 +5.8%
HD 6490M 377
Cryptocurrency mining performance of Radeon R4 (Beema) and Radeon HD 6490M. Usually measured in megahashes per second.
Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256)
Advantages of AMD Radeon R4 (Beema)
Much newer (29 April 2014 vs 4 January 2011)
Finer manufacturing process technology (28 vs 40 nm)
Advantages of AMD Radeon HD 6490M
More pipelines (160 vs 128)
So, R4 (Beema) or HD 6490M?
Technical City couldn't decide between AMD Radeon R4 (Beema) and AMD Radeon HD 6490M. We've got no test results to judge.
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