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AMD Radeon HD 6520G vs Intel HD Graphics 3000

The Radeon HD6520G from AMD as well as the Intel HD Graphics 3000 are integrated parts of their respective processors. The Radeon HD6520G forms part of the Llano APU, while the HD Graphics 3000 are mostly part of the Sandy Bridge processor.

The Radeon HD 6520G is, without any doubt, better than the Intel HD 3000 graphics. In the two tables below will compare some of the features and the benchmarking that establishes the superiority of the Radeon HD 6520G.

You may also like to notice that some games are CPU intensive. In such cases the In such case the benchmark may reflect the result of the CPU/GPU combined.

Table 1 : AMD Radeon HD 6520G Vs Intel HD Graphics 3000

Feature AMD Radeon HD 6520G
Intel HD Graphics 3000
Core / Shader Frequency 400 MHz 350-1350  MHz
No. of Pipeline / Shaders/Cores
320 12
Direct X Support
DirectX 11, Shader 5.0 DirectX 10.1, Shader 4.1
Lithography 32 nm 32 nm

Table 2 : AMD Radeon HD 6520G Vs Intel HD 3000  Benchmarking Comparison

Benchmarks AMD  Radeon HD 6520G Intel HD 3000
3DMark 03- 1024×768 resolution
14200 8600
3DMark 05- 1024×768 resolution 8400 6400
SPECviewperf 11 – SolidWorks 1920×1080
13.2 3.6
Cinebench R11.5  18.0  8.8

Clearly the Radeon HD 6520G is about twice fast as the Intel’s HD Graphics 3000.
Table 3 : Table : AMD Radeon HD 6520G Vs Intel HD 3000  gaming Benchmarking Comparison

Benchmarks AMD Radeon HD 6520G Intel HD 3000
World of Warcraft (2005) – High  resolution
18.7 fps 12 fps
Call of Juarez Benchmark – 2006 19 fps 9 fps
Crysis – GPU Benchmark (2007) – High

17.2 fps 10.6 fps
Supreme Commander – FA Bench (2007) – medium
26.6 fps 16 fps

Further suggested reading

– We strongly suggest that you check out the architecture of the following architectures, since these graphics are parts of the CPU – GPU Combo.

Llano APU Architecture
Sandy Bridge Architecture

– You may also like to check out the following where these graphics cards are compared with other comparable graphics – the Radeon is here and HD Graphics 3000 is here.

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11 Response

  1. Vadim says:

    does processor affects the graphics card? I mean as better the processor better graphics… as slower processor graphics are worser… isn’t it?

  2. Charlee says:

    well ofc. a good graphic card does need a good processor to work the whole way, bad processor + good graphics= half good performance and the same the other way, that’s why they both need too be well balanced to each others capabilities to work properly and with full performance capability.

  3. Shaun says:

    Also, Memory speed affects the HD3000 as well. I have a MBP 17″ with the 2820qm 2.3ghz i7 and am running the kingston PnP Hyper x 1867mhz 8GB and notice the HD 3000 gets about a 20-30% boost from the increased memory speed.

    Yes, usually the better the CPU the better the GPU will run.

  4. adam says:

    Im not really good with laptops so i was planning to buy 1 soon too for my university work and play good games with details like world of warcraft, sky rim and soon guild wars 2.
    I have came across 2 laptops both toshiba and could u help me out which to buy because they are both the same price and what i can afford.

    1)Toshiba L750D-14E Laptop (AMD A6, 6GB, 640GB, 15.6″ Display):
    Memory Capacity 6GB
    Graphics Type Shared
    Graphics Chipset AMD RadeonT HD 6520G Graphics
    Processor Model Number AMD A6-3400M
    Processor Speed (GHz) 2.3
    Processor Bus Speed (MHz) 400
    Hard Drive Capacity 640GB
    Memory Type DDR3
    Cache Memory 4MB

    2)Toshiba C660-1ZM Laptop (Intel Core i3, 6GB, 640GB, 15.6″ Display):
    Hard Drive Type 2.5″ SATA 5400rpm with 8MB Cache
    Memory Capacity 6GB
    Display & Graphics:
    Screen Size (in) 15.6
    Screen Type LCD
    Graphics Type Shared
    Graphics Chipset Intel HD graphics 3000
    Processor Intel® Core™ i3
    Processor Model Number Intel Core i3-2310M
    Processor Speed (GHz) 2.1
    Processor Bus Speed (MHz) 1333
    Hard Drive Capacity 640GB
    Memory Type DDR3
    Cache Memory 3MB

    could you please reply to me 1 or 2 it would be really great full thanks =)

  5. Vince says:

    Adam, do not touch the intel machine with an extended re-inforced barge pole. I thought going for the Intel machine would give me CPU performance for a minor graphical drop. I told the sales person i want to play WoW on it, and he said it should be fine.

    Even on the lowest settings, it played worse than my wife single core AMD machine. Barely playable.

    I took it back the same day, kicked up a fuss and replaced it with a similar machine to your AMD spec’ed machine. I play WoW on the setting above good and below ultra (can’t remember what its called)and its very playable.

    Intel integrated graphic are just as good as they where 5 years ago…. very very poor

  6. Stand against PC games says:

    Video games lead to addictions akin to the drug addiction. It makes children less interactive in society. Their quality of interaction with others is negatively affected. The health problems multiply. PC games are not like real games that where you derive physical benefits by being more physically active.

    Stand against PC games. Do not buy PC games for your kids – the same way you do not buy a Cigarette for your kids.

    1. Vincius Miguel says:

      That’s not true, if you have control of your kids, give them a real life then. Buy a pc that is good enough for games, make their mind work on it. But just don’t sit and wait for them to make some action, put them on some club, like football, tennis , basketball, swimming. If they dont have support, how can they discover alone? You are responsible for your kids, don’t blame games for that.

  7. mod says:

    Guys, this discussion is around processor performance. If you are really interested in things like this, you are welcome to head to the Forum – which is the right place to do this kind of thing.

  8. Silicon says:

    How does the Radeon HD 6520G compare with the Intel’s HD Graphics 4000 ?

  9. Jupiter of the sky says:

    Adam. I am a pc gamer (not so high budget) and base my purchase of computers according to gaming performance (probably not the best ideas, but has worked great so far) I would recommend the A6 APU. I currently have an:

    HP pavilion G6
    64bit win 7 ultimate
    A6 quad core APU 1.4 – 2.3 Ghz
    with radeon graphics 6520g.
    8GB RAM (memory)
    750 GB 5400rpm HDD

    compared it with an intel i5.
    It was an:

    HP pavilion dv6t
    i5 2.3 GHz
    64bit win 7 ultimate
    built in intel HD graphics
    (Beats audio)
    8GB RAM (memory)
    750 GB 5400 rpm HDD

    (all games tested with notebook native resolution (1366*768)

    overall for the A6 APU:

    -Skyrim hardware detection automatically sets to high quality.
    -Crysis 2 plays perfectly on gamer setting.
    -BFBC2 plays very well with most settings on high.
    -Dead space 2 runs on very high.(perfectly)
    -Bulletstorm runs with most settings on high(image is crispy)

    The A6 performed considerably higher (runs cooler than the i5) (supports anti-aliasing and vsync) than the i5. We installed the same games and applied the same settings, both systems set to high performance.

    I know that even with 6GB memory the system you described should run really well compared to the i3, as most games don’t require all that ram.

    Hope this helps.

  10. nate says:

    so the

    “Acer Aspire 14″ Laptop featuring Intel Core i5-2450M (AS4752) – Black”

    will run diablo 3 and sc2 at high settings poorly?

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