Stats on Radeon HD 6490M + HD 6750M

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by DarwinOSX, Feb 24, 2011.

  1. djames42 macrumors newbie

    Feb 18, 2011
    Seattle, WA
    Thanks for posting those links. My debate between these new models isn't the varied CPU or HD, but the 1gb vs 256mb cards. Unfortunately it looks like even these new cards are moderate for a pro laptop, not that that'll stop me from buying one, but I think it's settled me on the upper model (although either of these would be a ginormous leap from my 1st-gen 1.83 CD MBP!!).
  2. Cr0nus macrumors member


    Feb 17, 2011
    Boston / LA
  3. jamesa macrumors newbie

    Sep 7, 2003
    agreed, thanks for the links.

    one of these days, Apple is actually going to release a laptop with a GPU in it that is on par with its CPU performance. it annoys the hell out of me than I can't get a really good GPU in these machines!
  4. henrikrox macrumors 65816


    Feb 3, 2010
    Useless post.

    There are no benchmarks for those cards. If you check down.
  5. Catholic13 macrumors newbie

    Feb 22, 2011
    There are some for the Intel HD 3000 though, :) which is several frames weaker than the old one.
  6. DarwinOSX thread starter macrumors 65816

    Nov 3, 2009
    Useless huh. Post something better or hush. Others found them useful.

  7. syan48306 macrumors 6502a


    Apr 15, 2010
    Two of the links literally tells you nothing about the fps for the video cards. If you notice, it's completely blank. Know why, cuz benchmark's for this card isn't out on the nets yet.
  8. macthismacthat macrumors member


    Jan 26, 2011
    great effort..really, but there aren't any specs about the 6490M,I'm sure because I've looked 3 times.
  9. solaris7 macrumors regular

    Feb 17, 2008
    How, in any shape or form, was you initial post useful? Not only are there no gaming benchmark numbers, there are only brief descriptions that show up as the first google result.
  10. AdamRock macrumors 6502a


    Aug 30, 2010
    oh wow, the amd 6750 looks better then i thought. it looks like apple is finally putting up-to-date hardware in the macs.
  11. evilted macrumors newbie

    Dec 9, 2007
    Ain't much...

    ...but I did find this one GPU benchmark for the new HD 6750M equipped 15" MBP:,2817,2380921,00.asp

    "One of the more shocking changes lies in the graphics. Apple has long been an Nvidia proponent, although it has used ATI (now AMD) graphics chips in the past. But the company believes that the AMD Radeon 6750M is a better 3D chip, and the performance numbers bear that out. This is the first time a MacBook Pro has broken the 10,000 point mark in 3DMark06 (it scored 10,878), edging the Asus N53SV-A1 (10,073) and its Nvidia GeForce GT 540M GPU. The MacBook Pro15-inch (Thunderbolt) blew past the Dell XPS 15 (8,174) and HP dv7-4283cl (4,723) in the same test, although the Dell XPS 15 is being updated with a new Nvidia chip as we speak. At high-quality settings, popular game titles like Crysis (18.8 frames per second) and Lost Planet 2 (30.8 fps) were absolutely playable, as I found out by running them in Windows 7, via Bootcamp."

    Bolded text is mine.

    And a link to a benchmark comparison chart:,1871,iid=287468,00.asp
  12. Soulpictures macrumors newbie

    Mar 2, 2011
    Cinebench on both cards

    I just made a Cinebench test on teh 17" ( HD 6750 ) and 15" model ( HD 6490 ) and the HD6750 got 35 as Score for grafics with just 20 for the HD 6490 so it's about 75% more what this test says the HD 6750 will give you
  13. aznguyen316 macrumors 68020


    Oct 1, 2008
    Tampa, FL
    THe cinebench OpenGL test, does it utilize much of the CPU? I wonder b/c the 6490 does better than the 330m in terms of OpenGL. Wonder if that's just technology advancement. THis interests me b/c I only plan to play OpenGL games within OSX, not so much DX9/11 in Windows.
  14. smetvid macrumors 6502

    Nov 1, 2009
    Hey thanks a lot for this test. I have seen the Intel 3000 get 11.5 in the Cinebench gpu test so it looks like for pro work under OSX the 15" with 6490 is a half way decent gpu upgrade. In fact the difference between the Intel 3000 and the 6490 seems to be about the same ratio as the difference between the 6490 and the 6750. That really does put the 6490 right in between the Intel and the high end gpu.
  15. OS X Dude macrumors 6502a

    OS X Dude

    Jun 30, 2007
    Thanks to everyone who posted benchmarks and tests :) really appreciated because I want an iMac but doubt I have the room available even for the 21.5" - especially with the gear I intend to leave permanently rigged up to it. So I'm checking out the new MacBook Pro 15"-ers as a backup.
  16. Whitelightning macrumors regular

    Apr 21, 2007
    6790 looks better than the 330M in all areas except........... World of Warcraft!?!?!
  17. Sawtooth811 macrumors 6502


    Oct 18, 2007
    Alsip, IL
    Thank you very much for posting these scores. I've been looking all over for a comparison between the 6490M and 6750M because I'm purchasing a new 15" MBP with an i7 and a 6490M.

    I still want one with either a 6750M or 6770M, but I can only get what I can afford now. Plus, the 6490M and the i7 are HUGE upgrades compared to what I currently own, which is the subpar C2D 2.66GHz (P8800), so I'm really grateful for a "Sandy Bridge".

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