Select any two GPUs for comparison

Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Radeon HD 7290 Radeon R2 6200T
Cyberpunk 2077 6357% 3431%
Hitman 3 8300% 4494%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 5806% 3130%
Resident Evil 8 6357% 3431%
FIFA 21 3157% 1681%
Grand Theft Auto VI 8986% 4869%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 5614% 3025%
Genshin Impact 6357% 3431%
The Medium 7957% 4306%
Far Cry 6 9243% 5009%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the AMD Radeon R2 6200T are significantly better than the AMD Radeon HD 7290.

The Radeon R2 6200T has a 20 MHz higher core clock speed and the same number of Texture Mapping Units as the Radeon HD 7290. This results in the Radeon R2 6200T providing 0.2 GTexel/s better texturing performance. This still holds weight but shader performance is generally more relevant, particularly since both of these GPUs support at least DirectX 10.

The Radeon R2 6200T has a 20 MHz higher core clock speed than the Radeon HD 7290 and the same number of Render Output Units. This results in the Radeon R2 6200T providing 0.1 GPixel/s better pixeling performance. However, both GPUs support DirectX 9 or above, and pixeling performance is only really relevant when comparing older cards.

The Radeon R2 6200T was released over a year more recently than the Radeon HD 7290, and so the Radeon R2 6200T is likely to have better driver support, meaning it will be more optimized for running the latest games when compared to the Radeon HD 7290.

Both GPUs exhibit very poor performance, so rather than upgrading from one to the other you should consider looking at more powerful GPUs. Neither of these will be able to run the latest games in any playable way.

The Radeon HD 7290 and the Radeon R2 6200T have the same amount of video memory, but are likely to provide slightly different experiences when displaying game textures at high resolutions.

The memory bandwidth of the Radeon HD 7290 and the Radeon R2 6200T are the same, which means the Radeon HD 7290 and the Radeon R2 6200T have equal limitations when it comes to graphical data transfer.

The Radeon HD 7290 has 80 Shader Processing Units and the Radeon R2 6200T has 128. However, the actual shader performance of the Radeon HD 7290 is 16 and the actual shader performance of the Radeon R2 6200T is 25. The Radeon R2 6200T having 9 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the Radeon R2 6200T delivers a marginally smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the Radeon HD 7290.

The Radeon R2 6200T transistor size technology is 12 nm (nanometers) smaller than the Radeon HD 7290. This means that the Radeon R2 6200T is expected to run slightly cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the Radeon HD 7290. While they exhibit similar graphical performance, the Radeon R2 6200T should consume less power than the Radeon HD 7290.

The Radeon HD 7290 requires 9 Watts to run and the Radeon R2 6200T requires 4 Watts. The Radeon HD 7290 requires 5 Watts more than the Radeon R2 6200T to run. The difference is not significant enough for the Radeon HD 7290 to have a noticeably larger impact on your yearly electricity bills than the Radeon R2 6200T.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed280 MHzvs300 MHz
Boost Clock400 MHzvs-
ArchitectureTerascale 2 LovelandPuma Mullins ML-A1
OC Potential None vs None
Driver Support Poor vs -
Release Date05 Jun 2012vs29 Apr 2014
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link

Resolution Performance

green tick vs -
green tick vs -
green tick vs -
green tick vs -
3840x2160 - green tick vs green tick -

GPU Memory

Memory Speed533 MHzvs533 MHz
Memory Bus64 Bitvs64 Bit
Memory TypeDDR3vsDDR3
Memory Bandwidth8.5GB/secvs8.5GB/sec
L2 Cache 1024 KB green tick vs green tick 1024 KB
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units80vs128
Actual Shader Performance1%vs1%
Texture Mapping Units8vs8
Texture Rate2.2 GTexel/svs2.4 GTexel/s
Render Output Units4vs4
Pixel Rate1.1 GPixel/svs1.2 GPixel/s

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)2560x1600vs4096x2160
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections0vs0
HDMI Connections0vs0
DisplayPort Connections-vs-

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power9 Wattsvs4 Watts
Recommended PSU--

GPU Features

Shader Model5.0vs5.0
Open GL4.3vs4.3
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUyesyes

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorAMD APU C-70vsAMD APU E1 Micro-6200T Dual-Core
Recommended RAM3 GBvs4 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1280x720vs1024x768

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewOverview
Radeon HD 7290 is an Integrated Graphics Card, on the APU C-70, based on the second revision of the Terascale Architecture.

The Second variant of the Terascale 2 Architecture is still manufactured with a 40nm technology and despite allowing more Stream Cores, their design remains more or less the same compared to the first variant.

It equips a GPU codenamed Loveland which has 1 Compute Units activated and thus offers 80 Shader Processing Units, 8 TMUs and 4 ROPs. The Central Unit Initially Runs at 280MHz and goes up to 400MHz, in Turbo Mode.

The GPU Shares the System's RAM which varies from laptop to laptop. Typically, the GPU reserves 1GB. Depending on whether or not the system's RAM is Dual-Channeled, it can access either a 64-bit or 128-bit memory interface. The operating memory clock also depends on the at which speed the System's RAM is running and is limited by the highest operating speed that the Processor supports. In this case, it is 533MHz.
It is then obvious the Memory Bandwidth depends on a lot of factors and thus Radeon HD 7310's performance may vary from system to system.

DirectX 11.0 Support (11.0 Hardware Default) and support for HD3D, Eyefinity, App Acceleration, PowerPlay and other technologies.

Radeon HD 7290 is a direct re-brand of Radeon HD 6290.
Gaming benchmarks put its performance on level with the older Radeon HD 6290.

System Suggestions
We recommend 4GB of RAM for a system with Radeon HD 7290.
Radeon R2 6200T is an integrated Graphics Card in the APU E1 Micro-6200T Dual Core.
It is based on the Graphics Core Next Architecture and offers 128 Shader Processing Units, 8 TMUs and 4 ROPs. While the central unit is set at 300MHz, the memory bus-width will be of 64-bit, as the processor only support single channeled RAM. The memory clock runs at up to 533MHz.
The Graphics Card also shares the processor's L2 Cache of 1MB. Therefore, it reduces the need to resort to its memory bandwidth.
Therefore, the Graphics Card's performance depends a lot on the system configuration. Best case scenario, expect performance around 5% worse than the integrated Intel HD 2500.
The card is only suited for gaming below 720p and not all modern demanding games can be played, even at least on low settings.
Recommended CPU
Possible GPU Upgrades
GPU Variants