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AMD Radeon HD 6730M

Whistler
Graphics Processor
480
Cores
24
TMUs
8
ROPs
1024 MB
Memory Size
GDDR3
Memory Type
128 bit
Bus Width
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The Radeon HD 6730M was a graphics card by AMD, launched in January 2011. Built on the 40 nm process, and based on the Whistler graphics processor, in its Whistler LE variant, the card supports DirectX 11.2. The Whistler graphics processor is an average sized chip with a die area of 104 mm² and 716 million transistors. It features 480 shading units, 24 texture mapping units and 8 ROPs. AMD has placed 1,024 MB GDDR3 memory on the card, which are connected using a 128-bit memory interface. The GPU is operating at a frequency of 725 MHz, memory is running at 800 MHz.
Being a mxm module card, its power draw is rated at 35 W maximum. This device has no display connectivity, as it is not designed to have monitors connected to it.

Graphics Processor

GPU Name
Whistler
GPU Variant
Whistler LE
Architecture
TeraScale 2
Foundry
TSMC
Process Size
40 nm
Transistors
716 million
Die Size
104 mm²

Graphics Card

Release Date
Jan 4th, 2011
Generation
Vancouver
(HD 6700M)
Production
End-of-life
Bus Interface
MXM-A (3.0)

Relative Performance

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51%
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100%
Radeon HD 6730M
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128%
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818%
835%
846%
846%
930%
946%
962%
1034%
1136%
1176%
1267%
1267%
1336%
1491%
1564%
1604%
1748%
1989%
Based on TPU review data: "Performance Summary" at 1920x1080
Performance estimated based on architecture, shader count and clocks.

Clock Speeds

GPU Clock
725 MHz
Memory Clock
800 MHz
1600 MHz effective

Memory

Memory Size
1024 MB
Memory Type
GDDR3
Memory Bus
128 bit
Bandwidth
25.60 GB/s

Render Config

Shading Units
480
TMUs
24
ROPs
8
Compute Units
6

Theoretical Performance

Pixel Rate
5.800 GPixel/s
Texture Rate
17.40 GTexel/s
FP32 (float) performance
696.0 GFLOPS

Board Design

Slot Width
MXM Module
TDP
35 W
Outputs
No outputs

Graphics Features

DirectX
11.2 (11_0)
OpenGL
4.4
OpenCL
1.2
Vulkan
N/A
Shader Model
5.0

Whistler GPU Notes

Chip Variant: Turks
Graphics/Compute: GFX4
Display Core Engine: 5.0
Unified Video Decoder: 3.1

Retail boards based on this design (1)

Name GPU Clock Memory Clock Other Changes
AMD Radeon HD 6730M 2 GB 725 MHz 800 MHz 2 GB