Lenovo Releases IdeaPad Y470p with Radeon HD 7690

Published: Jan 28th 2012, 05:52 GMT

Lenovo's 14-inch IdeaPad Y470p launches with Radeon HD 7690M GPU -- Engadget
Lenovo has released new IdeaPad model with Radeon HD 7690. This card is actually a rebranded Radeon HD 6770 with overclocked memory clock by 100MHz.

IDEAPAD Y470: High-performance mobile multimedia magic.

Up to Genuine Windows® 7 Home Premium OS. Up to 2nd generation Intel® Core™ i7 processor.

Fun is clever technology that helps you enjoy, create, and share multimedia. Fun is having your own home theater wherever you go. Whatever your idea of fun is, the 14″ IdeaPad Y470 notebook will help you bring it alive.

Robust performance.

The IdeaPad Y470 is all about speed: fast data transfer, fast boot times, and fast software operation. You can take it to the next level with optional Lenovo RapidDrive, which combines SSD and HDD capacity into a virtual C drive to accelerate performance.

That’s entertainment.

OneKey® Theatre II turns your IdeaPad Y470 notebook into a laptop cinema. Enthusiast-level HD graphics make images more vivid, while SRS® Premium Sound™ produces stunning, immersive sound.

Leave your worries behind.

VeriFace® face recognition makes sure unauthorized users can’t access your laptop. And OneKey Rescue makes recovering from technical difficulties a snap.

What’s more:

  • Premium JBL speakers provide a world-renowned audio experience
  • Real metal cover with brushed-metal effect makes your laptop’s appearance as cool as its performance
  • The integrated disc drive lets you enjoy music and movies conveniently when you’re on the road
  • Switchable graphics provide longer battery life so you can stay powered when you’re on the go
  • Three USB connectors, a USB/eSATA combo, and a 6-in-1 card reader—as well as HDMI- and VGA-out ports—let you connect to all of your devices
  • Up to 8GB DDR3 memory; up to 1 TB HDD
For information on our entire series, see the IdeaPad Y Series Features page.

Radeon HD 7690 – Notebookcheck

The AMD Radeon HD 7690M is a fast middle class graphics card for laptops in 2011. It is basically a renamed Radeon HD 6770M with 100MHz higher memory clock speed. Therefore, it is still built in 40nm and supports DirectX11. According to AMD there is also a DDR3 version available which is based on the (faster clocked?) Thames-XTX chip.

The 480 Stream processors are still based on the 5D architecture similar to the 5000 series. Therefore, the number of shaders is not comparable to the 1D cores of current Nvidia GPUs. The Tessellation performance should be improved (like the desktop 6800 series) with the new cards. The Stream processors can be used with DirectX 11, OpenGL 4.1, DirectCompute 11 and OpenCL. With the later two the cores can also be used for general computations like transcoding videos.

The 3D performance is slightly better than the GeForce GT 555M and therefore positioned in the upper middle class (in 2011). Demanding games like Anno 2070 or Skyrim can only be played in medium detail settings and lower resolutions. Some games like Battlefield 3 may even only run in low detail settings. Older games hovever like Call of Duty: Black Ops are playable with all settings maxed.

The new UVD3 video decoder supports the decoding of MPEG-4 AVC/H.264, VC-1, MPEG-2, Flash and now also Multi-View Codec (MVC) and MPEG-4 part 2 (DivX, xVid) HD videos on the graphics card.

Furthermore, the HD 7600M series integrates a HD audio controller to transmit HD Audio (TrueHD or DTS Master Audio) over HDMI and DisplayPort (e.g. for Blu-Ray videos).

The AMD HD3D Technology offers support for Blu-Ray 3D and 3D displays (integrated and external). However, the solution is not as mature as Nvidias 3D Vision.

Thanks to Eyefinity the graphics chip is able to theoretically drive up to 5 monitors simultaneously. However, this only works if the laptop features enough DisplayPort outputs.

The power consumption of the chip should be similar to the Mobility Radeon HD 5770 and therefore suited for 15″ laptops and up.

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