AMD Radeon HD 6550D

The AMD Radeon HD 6550D is a desktop graphics card integrated in the A8 series of APUs (Llano generation). It offers all of the 400 shader cores and is clocked at 600 MHz. It offers no dedicated memory card (shared main memory only that is connected with a 128 Bit Dual channel Interface). The graphics core is based on the old Terascale 2 VLIV4 architecture and used for example in the A8-3800, A8-3820 and A8-3870 quad-core APUs.

The integrated UVD3 video decoder (Avivo HD) is also integrated in the APU and supports Multi-View Codec (MVC), MPEG-4 part 2 (DivX, xVid), MPEG-4 AVC/H.264, VC-1, MPEG-2 and Adobe Flash videos.

Due to the missing dedicated graphics memory, the 6550D is a bit slower than a similar specified desktop or mobile graphics card. In most games the performance is similar to the ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5650.

ManufacturerAMD
Radeon HD 6000D Series
Radeon HD 6550D 400 @ 600MHz
CodenameLlano
ArchitectureTerascale 2
Pipelines400 - unified
Core Speed *600 MHz
Shader Speed *600 MHz
Shared Memoryyes
DirectXDirectX 11, Shader 5.0
Transistors1000 Million
technology32 nm
Date of Announcement30.06.2011
* The specified clock rates are only guidelines for the manufacturer and can be altered by them.

Benchmarks

3DMark 11 - Performance GPU 1280x720
0% 100%
min: 920      avg: 951.5 (6%)     median: 951.5 (6%)     max: 983 points
3DMark 11 - Performance 1280x720
0% 100%
min: 1027      avg: 1063.5 (8%)     median: 1063.5 (8%)     max: 1100 points
3DMark Vantage - P GPU no PhysX 1280x1024
0% 100%
min: 3234      avg: 3289.5 (7%)     median: 3289.5 (7%)     max: 3345 Points
3DMark Vantage - P Result no PhysX 1280x1024
0% 100%
min: 3873      avg: 3929.5 (10%)     median: 3929.5 (10%)     max: 3986 Points
3DMark 06
0% 100%
min: 6389      avg: 6730.5 (22%)     median: 6730.5 (22%)     max: 7072 Points
3DMark 05 - Standard 1024x768
0% 100%
min: 11706      avg: 12464 (34%)     median: 12464 (34%)     max: 13222 Points
3DMark 03 - Standard 1024x768
0% 100%
min: 18344      avg: 19673 (13%)     median: 19673 (13%)     max: 21002 Points
3DMark 2001SE - Standard 1024x768
0% 100%
min: 22790      avg: 23665.5 (39%)     median: 23665.5 (39%)     max: 24541 Points
Unigine Heaven 2.1 - high, Tesselation (normal), DirectX11 1280x1024
0% 100%
min: 9.9      avg: 10.5 (6%)     median: 10.5 (6%)     max: 11.1 fps
PCMark Vantage - Gaming Score 1024x768
0% 100%
min: 10552      avg: 10552 (40%)     median: 10552 (40%)     max: 10552 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - OpenGL 64Bit
0% 100%
min: 26.58      avg: 26.6 (24%)     median: 26.6 (24%)     max: 26.58 Points
Windows 7 Experience Index - Gaming graphics
0% 100%
min: 6.6      avg: 6.6 (84%)     median: 6.6 (84%)     max: 6.6 points
- Range of benchmark values for this graphics card
- Average benchmark values for this graphics card

Game Benchmarks

The following benchmarks stem from our benchmarks of review laptops. The performance depends on the used graphics memory, clock rate, processor, system settings, drivers, and operating systems. So the results don't have to be representative for all laptops with this GPU. For detailled information on the benchmark results, click on the fps number.

Dirt 3

Dirt 3

2011
low 800x600
122.4  fps      Compare
med. 1024x768
55.6  fps      Compare
high 1360x768
35.3 38.9 ~ 37 fps      Compare
ultra 1920x1080
13 13.2 ~ 13 fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings high.
Crysis 2

Crysis 2

2011
low 800x600
42 51 ~ 47 fps      Compare
med. 1024x768
29 34 ~ 32 fps      Compare
high 1366x768
21 24 ~ 23 fps      Compare
ultra 1920x1080
8 9 ~ 9 fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
Call of Duty: Black Ops
high 1360x768
39  fps      Compare
ultra 1920x1080
23  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings high.
Fifa 11

Fifa 11

2010
ultra 1920x1080
50 62 ~ 56 fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
Mafia 2

Mafia 2

2010
med. 1024x768
38  fps      Compare
high 1360x768
32.2 36.1 ~ 34 fps      Compare
ultra 1920x1080
19.6 22.1 ~ 21 fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings med..
StarCraft 2
low 1024x768
150  fps      Compare
med. 1360x768
39 49 ~ 44 fps      Compare
high 1360x768
25 36 ~ 31 fps      Compare
ultra 1920x1080
14 20 ~ 17 fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings med..
Metro 2033
low 800x600
48  fps      Compare
med. 1360x768
27 31 ~ 29 fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
Battlefield: Bad Company 2
med. 1366x768
54  fps      Compare
high 1366x768
27 28 ~ 28 fps      Compare
ultra 1920x1080
13 14 ~ 14 fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings med..
Risen

Risen

2009
med. 1024x768
33  fps      Compare
high 1366x768
25  fps      Compare
ultra 1920x1080
17  fps      Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Resident Evil 5
high 1360x768
41.8  fps      Compare
ultra 1920x1080
22.4  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings high.
Anno 1404

Anno 1404

2009
ultra 1280x1024
24  fps      Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Sims 3

Sims 3

2009
high 1280x1024
32  fps      Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
GTA IV - Grand Theft Auto
med. 1024x768
32  fps      Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Supreme Commander - FA Bench
high 1024x768
35.7  fps      Compare
ultra 1920x1080
19  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings high.
Crysis - GPU Benchmark
high 1024x768
28  fps      Compare
ultra 1920x1080
7.3  fps      Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Half Life 2 - Lost Coast Benchmark
high 1024x768
143.8  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings high.
Doom 3

Doom 3

2004
ultra 1024x768
120  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
Quake 3 Arena - Timedemo
high 1024x768
470  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings high.

For more games that might be playable and a list of all games and graphics cards visit our Gaming List

Notebook reviews with AMD Radeon HD 6550D graphics card

Acer Aspire 7750G-2334G50Mnkk: Intel Core i3 2310M, 17.3", 3.5 kg
  External Review » Acer Aspire 7750G-2334G50Mnkk

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Class 1
GeForce GTX 980M
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GeForce GTX 590
GeForce GTX 580
Radeon HD 6970
GeForce GTX 750 Ti
GeForce GTX 570
GeForce GTX 560 Ti
Radeon HD 5850
Radeon HD 7770
Radeon HD 7770
GeForce GTX 460 768MB
Radeon HD 6790
Radeon HD 5770
GeForce GTX 550 Ti
Class 2
GeForce GTS 450
Radeon HD 4850
Class 3
Radeon HD 5670
GeForce GT 240
GeForce GT 430
Radeon HD 5570
GeForce GT 220
Radeon HD 6450 GDDR5
Class 4
Radeon R3 (Mullins/Beema)
Class 5
PowerVR GX6650
Radeon HD 4350
GeForce G 107M *
Chrome9HD *
Class 6
unknown *

* Approximate position of the graphics adapter

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Author: Klaus Hinum (Update: 2013-03-19)