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The ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5650, the DirectX 11 successor to the HD 4650, is a higher-end, 1GB AMD graphics card for notebooks.

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DirectX 11 capable

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capable of playing all of the latest generation games on respectable resolutions and settings

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based on the industries latest 40nm fabrication process - allows for the fastest clock speeds with the lowest power draw and heat creation

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capable of decoding up to two 1080p HD streams (memory bandwidth permitting)

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HDMI output with 8-channel audio

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Eyfinity support (requires laptop manufacturers to make use of the feature and provide outputs)

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overheating issues

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no support for the latest GDDR5 memory (only the older and slower GDDR3)

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The ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5650, the DirectX 11 successor to the HD 4650, is a higher-end, 1GB AMD graphics card for notebooks. As the entry-level HD 5600-Series card, it represents a step up from the top HD 5400 model, the 5470. The HD 5650 retains dual-stream 1080p playback support, advanced anti-aliasing, and ATI Stream technology, which uses parallel processing to accelerate video encoding and transcoding. The card is also more advanced in a number of areas, adding several hundred million transistors and scaling up the processing architecture of the HD 5470. It also increases to six the number of independent displays supported in multi-display mode. In tests, the HD 5650 has been able to run demanding games on medium graphics settings at over 30 fps.

  • 40nm architecture
  • 627 million transistors
  • 400 stream processors (TeraScale 2 Unified Processing Architecture)
  • 1GB memory
  • 800MHz memory clock speed
  • 450-650MHz engine clock speed
  • DDR3/GDDR3 memory interface
  • 24x multi-sample/super-sample anti-aliasing
  • ATI Eyefinity multi-display support (up to 6 displays)
  • ATI Stream parallel processing
  • ATI Avivo
  • Dual-stream 1080p playback
  • HDMI 1.3 support
  • DirectX 11
  • OpenGL 3.2
  • PCI Express 2.1
  • ATI PowerPlay power management
  • 15-19W TDP
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10/26/2012 12:00


Is this GPU an MXM Capable component, i.e does it fit in MXM setups?

03/01/2011 11:38

i bought dell ispiron N5010 i5 net book,,i cant find the proper driver for ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5650



05/23/2011 04:40

Dell has the Windows 7 drivers for your system, but if your looking for another driver which I'm using right now is ATI Catylkst drivers 11.5 hotfix which work very well. I have exactly the same notebook as yourself.

here's the link;

has downloads for windows 7 and XP and should work perfect, actually I got a slightly better score with these drivers on 3dmark but my emulators slowed down a little so its better some ways and worse others, but hey they work.

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