ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5650
Released January, 2010
The Pros:DirectX 11 capable. Capable of playing all of the latest generation games on respectable resolutions and settings. Based on the industries latest 40nm fabrication process - allows for the fastest clock speeds with the lowest power draw and heat creation.
The Cons:No support for the latest GDDR5 memory (only the older and slower GDDR3). Overheating issues.
The ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5650, the DirectX 11 successor to the HD 4650, is a higher-end, 1GB AMD graphics card for notebooks. As the entry-level HD 5600-Series card, it represents a step up from the top HD 5400 model, the 5470.
The HD 5650 retains dual-stream 1080p playback support, advanced anti-aliasing, and ATI Stream technology, which uses parallel processing to accelerate video encoding and transcoding. The card is also more advanced in a number of areas, adding several hundred million transistors and scaling up the processing architecture of the HD 5470. It also increases to six the number of independent displays supported in multi-display mode. In tests, the HD 5650 has been able to run demanding games on medium graphics settings at over 30 fps.
- 40nm architecture
- 627 million transistors
- 400 stream processors (TeraScale 2 Unified Processing Architecture)
- 1GB memory
- 800MHz memory clock speed
- 450-650MHz engine clock speed
- DDR3/GDDR3 memory interface
- 24x multi-sample/super-sample anti-aliasing
- ATI Eyefinity multi-display support (up to 6 displays)
- ATI Stream parallel processing
- ATI Avivo
- Dual-stream 1080p playback
- HDMI 1.3 support
- DirectX 11
- OpenGL 3.2
- PCI Express 2.1
- ATI PowerPlay power management
- 15-19W TDP
User Reviews (113)
capable of playing all of the latest generation games on respectable resolutions and settings
based on the industries latest 40nm fabrication process - allows for the fastest clock speeds with the lowest power draw and heat creation
capable of decoding up to two 1080p HD streams (memory bandwidth permitting)
HDMI output with 8-channel audio
Eyfinity support (requires laptop manufacturers to make use of the feature and provide outputs)
no support for the latest GDDR5 memory (only the older and slower GDDR3)
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