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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Radeon HD 6730M

Reasons to consider the
AMD Radeon HD 6730M

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More memory 2,048 MB vs 256 MB 8x more memory
More shading units 480 vs 120 360 more shading units
Front view of Radeon HD 2600 XT Mac

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ATi Radeon HD 2600 XT Mac

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GPUBoss is not aware of any important advantages of the ATi Radeon HD 2600 XT Mac vs the AMD Radeon HD 6730M.

Features Key features of the Radeon HD 6730M  vs 2600 XT Mac 

memory bandwidth Rate at which data can be read from or stored in onboard memory

pixel rate Number of pixels a graphics card can render to the screen every second

Radeon HD 6730M
5.8 GPixel/s
Radeon HD 2600 XT Mac
2.8 GPixel/s

texture rate Speed at which a graphics card can perform texture mapping

Radeon HD 6730M
17.4 GTexel/s
Radeon HD 2600 XT Mac
5.6 GTexel/s

floating point performance How fast the gpu can crunch numbers

Radeon HD 6730M

shading units Subcomponents of the gpu, these run in parallel to enable fast pixel shading

texture mapping units Built into each gpu, these resize and rotate bitmaps for texturing scenes

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Radeon HD 6730M  vs
2600 XT Mac 
GPU name Whistler RV630
Market Laptop Desktop
Clock speed 725 MHz 700 MHz
Is dual GPU No No
Reference card AMD Radeon HD 6730M 725 MHz 1 GB None

raw performance

Shading units 480 120
Texture mapping units 24 8
Render output processors 8 4
Compute units 6 3
Pixel rate 5.8 GPixel/s 2.8 GPixel/s
Texture rate 17.4 GTexel/s 5.6 GTexel/s
Floating-point performance 696 GFLOPS 168 GFLOPS


Radeon HD 6730M  vs
2600 XT Mac 
Memory clock speed 800 MHz 800 MHz
Effective memory clock speed 1,600 MHz 1,600 MHz
Memory bus 128 bit 128 bit
Memory 2,048 MB 256 MB
Memory type GDDR3 GDDR3
Memory bandwidth 25.6 GB/s 25.6 GB/s

noise and power

TDP 35W 45W


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