HD 6650M vs R7 M270

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Games supported 58%
AMD Radeon R7 M270
Radeon R7 M270
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  • Interface PCIe 3.0 x8
  • Core clock speed 825
  • Max video memory 0
  • Memory type Not Listed
  • Memory clock speed 0
  • Maximum resolution
AMD Radeon HD 6650M
Radeon HD 6650M
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  • Interface PCIe 2.0 x16
  • Core clock speed 600
  • Max video memory 1024 MB
  • Memory type DDR3
  • Memory clock speed 900
  • Maximum resolution
Price now 53$
Games supported 58%

General info

Comparison of graphics card architecture, market segment, value for money and other general parameters.

Place in performance rating780777
Value for moneyno data0.36
ArchitectureGCN (2011−2017)Terascale 2 (2009−2015)
GPU code nameOpal XT / MarsWhistler-PRO
Market segmentLaptopLaptop
Release date7 January 2014
(9 years old)
4 January 2011
(12 years old)
Current priceno data$53
Value for money

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Technical specs

General performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU core base clock and boost clock speeds, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider their benchmark and gaming test results. Note that power consumption of some graphics cards can well exceed their nominal TDP, especially when overclocked.

Pipelines / CUDA cores384480
Core clock speed825 MHz600 MHz
Number of transistors950 million716 million
Manufacturing process technology28 nm40 nm
Texture fill rate19.8014.40
Floating-point performance633.6 gflops576.0 gflops

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on Radeon R7 M270 and Radeon HD 6650M 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 sizedmedium sized
Bus supportPCIe 3.0no data
InterfacePCIe 3.0 x8PCIe 2.0 x16

Memory

Parameters of memory installed: its type, size, bus, clock and resulting bandwidth. Note that GPUs integrated into processors have no dedicated VRAM and use a shared part of system RAM.

Memory typeNot ListedDDR3
Maximum RAM amount0 MB1 GB
Memory bus widthNot Listed128 Bit
Memory clock speedno data900 MHz
Memory bandwidth28.8 GB/s25.6 GB/s
Shared memory--

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on the reviewed GPUs. As a rule, data in this section is precise only for desktop reference ones (so-called Founders Edition for NVIDIA chips). OEM manufacturers may change the number and type of output ports, while for notebook cards availability of certain video outputs ports depends on the laptop model rather than on the card itself.

Display ConnectorsNo outputsNo outputs

Technologies

Supported technological solutions. This information will prove useful if you need some particular technology for your purposes.

AppAcceleration-no data
Enduro-no data
FreeSync1no data
HD3D+no data
PowerTune+no data
DualGraphics1no data
TrueAudio-no data
ZeroCore+no data
Switchable graphics1no data

API support

APIs supported, including particular versions of those APIs.

DirectXDirectX® 1111.2 (11_0)
Shader Model5.15.0
OpenGL4.44.4
OpenCLNot Listed1.2
Vulkanno dataN/A
Mantle+no data

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmark performance comparison. 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.

R7 M270 1.91
HD 6650M 1.94
+1.6%
  • Passmark
  • 3DMark Vantage Performance
  • 3DMark 11 Performance GPU

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: 25%

R7 M270 750
HD 6650M 760
+1.3%

Radeon HD 6650M outperforms Radeon R7 M270 by 1% in Passmark.

3DMark Vantage Performance

3DMark Vantage is an outdated DirectX 10 benchmark using 1280x1024 screen resolution. It taxes the graphics card with two scenes, one depicting a girl escaping some militarized base located within a sea cave, the other displaying a space fleet attack on a defenseless planet. It was discontinued in April 2017, and Time Spy benchmark is now recommended to be used instead.

Benchmark coverage: 17%

R7 M270 6715
+65.8%
HD 6650M 4051

Radeon R7 M270 outperforms Radeon HD 6650M by 66% in 3DMark Vantage Performance.

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: 16%

R7 M270 1858
+79.1%
HD 6650M 1037

Radeon R7 M270 outperforms Radeon HD 6650M by 79% in 3DMark 11 Performance GPU.

Gaming performance

Let's see how good the compared graphics cards are for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS.

Average FPS

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

900pno data19
Full HD14
−28.6%
18
+28.6%

Popular games

  • Full HD
    Low Preset
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    High Preset
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  • 4K
    Ultra Preset
Cyberpunk 2077 5−6
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Assassin's Creed Odyssey 2−3
+0%
2−3
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Battlefield 5 2−3
+0%
2−3
+0%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 10−11
+0%
10−11
+0%
Cyberpunk 2077 5−6
+0%
5−6
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Forza Horizon 4 3−4
+0%
3−4
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Red Dead Redemption 2 4−5
+0%
4−5
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Shadow of the Tomb Raider 7−8
+0%
7−8
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Assassin's Creed Odyssey 2−3
+0%
2−3
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Battlefield 5 2−3
+0%
2−3
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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 10−11
+0%
10−11
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Cyberpunk 2077 5−6
+0%
5−6
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Forza Horizon 4 3−4
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3−4
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Metro Exodus 3−4
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3−4
+0%
Red Dead Redemption 2 4−5
+0%
4−5
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Shadow of the Tomb Raider 7−8
+0%
7−8
+0%
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 4−5
+0%
4−5
+0%
Assassin's Creed Odyssey 2−3
+0%
2−3
+0%
Battlefield 5 2−3
+0%
2−3
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Cyberpunk 2077 5−6
+0%
5−6
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Forza Horizon 4 3−4
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3−4
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The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 4−5
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4−5
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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 4−5
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4−5
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Hitman 3 0−1 0−1
Horizon Zero Dawn 3−4
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3−4
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Metro Exodus 3−4
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3−4
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Red Dead Redemption 2 1−2
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1−2
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Shadow of the Tomb Raider 6−7
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6−7
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Cyberpunk 2077 2−3
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2−3
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Far Cry 5 1−2
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1−2
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Watch Dogs: Legion 0−1 0−1
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2−3
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2−3
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Hitman 3 1−2
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1−2
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Horizon Zero Dawn 3−4
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3−4
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Red Dead Redemption 2 1−2
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The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 0−1 0−1
Cyberpunk 2077 2−3
+0%
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Far Cry 5 3−4
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3−4
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Far Cry New Dawn 7−8
+0%
7−8
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Forza Horizon 4 0−1 1−2
Watch Dogs: Legion 1−2
+0%
1−2
+0%

Advantages and disadvantages


Performance rating 1.91 1.94
Recency 7 January 2014 4 January 2011
Memory bandwidth 28.8 25.6
Pipelines / CUDA cores 384 480
Chip lithography 28 nm 40 nm

Technical City couldn't decide between

AMD Radeon R7 M270
Radeon R7 M270

and

AMD Radeon HD 6650M
Radeon HD 6650M

The differences in performance seem too small.


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Competitors of Radeon R7 M270 by NVIDIA

According to our data, the nearest equivalent to Radeon R7 M270 by NVIDIA is GeForce 920M, which is slower by 3% and lower by 8 positions in our rating.

NVIDIA GeForce 920M GeForce 920M
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Here are some closest NVIDIA rivals to Radeon R7 M270:

GeForce 825M 104.71
Radeon R7 M270 100
GeForce 920M 97.38

Competitors of Radeon HD 6650M by NVIDIA

The nearest Radeon HD 6650M's NVIDIA equivalent is GeForce GT 740M, which is faster by 3% and higher by 12 positions in our performance rating.

NVIDIA GeForce GT 740M GeForce GT 740M
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Here are some closest NVIDIA rivals to Radeon HD 6650M:

GeForce 825M 103.09
Radeon HD 6650M 100
GeForce 920M 95.88

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User rating

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