ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5650 Review
AMD launched its new graphics card chip ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5650. The Radeon HD 5650 is a moderate capacity DirectX 11 compatible graphics card intended for laptops. Based on Madison Pro Chip (LE, LP) chip, Radeon HD 5650 is produced using 40 nm technology. This is the successor of Mobility Radeon 4650. The HD 5650 has 128 bit dedicated DDR3 memory bus and GDDR3 RAM. It doesn’t support GDDR5 unlike the HD 5750 or HD 5770 supports the GDDR5.
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The benchmarks for ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5650 puts it on par with or above the previous chips like Mobility Radeon HD 4760 or the NVIDIA Chipset named GeForce GTS 250M (which also has GDDR3 RAM memory). The performance that this provides will be high because all the games are mostly DirectX 10 only few games like Crysis and Grand Theft Auto 4 are not DirectX 10. And also the New games and Current Games which use DirectX 11 like DIRT2 doesn’t use full detailed settings mode. So latest DirectX 11 games won’t run properly on this graphics adapter. The 5650 Graphics chip is the best pick for laptops with a screen resolution of 1366 X 768 for 15 inches screen which also comes at a handy price.
The Core speed is the speed at which the Graphics chip processes the contents. This is different from the Shader Speed which is the contents on the screen change. The AMD ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5650 also has the Avivo HD, which is used for accelerating the High Definition videos through the Graphics card. The enhanced UVD 2 processor present which is compatible with the DirectX11 provide parallel decoding of two High Definition Streams, provided if there is enough bandwidth offered by the card. The another great advantage with these processors are that they can also possibly transport High Definition Audio Formats like 8 Channel Dolby True High Definition, DTS Master through the HDMI output. A maximum of Six monitor outputs is possible using the HD 5650 Chipset which can show both 3 Dimensional and 2 Dimensional applications. But in practical conditions only 2 monitor outputs are possible from a laptop. This consumes very less power around 10 -15 watts alone.
When these are compared with Desktop PC Graphics units , this is lot more like a stepped down version of ATI Radeon 5570, which has a slow core clock and memory speeds.