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AMD Radeon HD 6550M

AMD Radeon HD 6550M

The AMD Radeon HD 6550M (or ATI Mobility Radeon HD 6550) is a renamed version of the ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5650. As the 5650, the HD6550M supports DirectX 11, Shader Model 5.0, OpenGL 4.1, OpenCL 1.1, and Directcompute 11. The integrated video processor is still an UVD 2.2 for H.264, VC-1 and MPEG-2 video decoding.

The gaming performance should be somewhere between a HD 5650 and a HD 5730 depending on the used graphics memory. Therfore, demanding games like Risen or Battlefield Bad Company 2 can be played in medium to high details fluently. Less demanding games like Fifa 11 should run fluently in Full HD resolution and maximum detail settings.

The power consumption is between 15-30 Watt for the chip (according to AMD). This fits perfectly the HD 5650 (15-19 Watt) and 5730 (26 Watt) and is therefore best suited for 15" laptops.

ManufacturerAMD
Radeon HD 6500M Series
Radeon HD 6570M 400 @ 650 MHz128 Bit @ 900 MHz
Radeon HD 6550M 400 @ 600 MHz128 Bit @ 800 MHz
Radeon HD 6530M 400 @ 500 MHz128 Bit @ 800 MHz
CodenameCapilano-PRO
ArchitectureTerascale 2
Pipelines400 - unified
Core Speed *600 MHz
Memory Speed *800 MHz
Memory Bus Width128 Bit
Memory TypeDDR3
Max. Amount of Memory1024 MB
Shared Memoryno
DirectXDirectX 11, Shader 5.0
technology40 nm
Notebook Sizemedium sized
Date of Announcement26.11.2010
Link to Manufacturer Pagehttp://www.amd.com/us/products/notebook/...
* The specified clock rates are only guidelines for the manufacturer and can be altered by them.

Benchmarks

3DMark 11 - Performance GPU 1280x720
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min: 990     avg: 993 (2%)     median: 993 (2%)     max: 996 points
3DMark 11 - Performance 1280x720
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100%
min: 1100     avg: 1102.3 (4%)     median: 1100 (4%)     max: 1107 points
3DMark Vantage
P GPU no PhysX 1280x1024 +
P Result 1280x1024 +
3DMark 06 +
3DMark 05 - Standard 1024x768
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min: 13983     avg: 14083.7 (30%)     median: 14043 (30%)     max: 14225 Points
3DMark 03 - Standard 1024x768
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min: 21833     avg: 22001.2 (13%)     median: 21972.5 (12%)     max: 22227 Points
3DMark 2001SE - Standard 1024x768
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100%
min: 28410     avg: 31250.5 (33%)     median: 31250.5 (33%)     max: 34091 Points
SPECviewperf 11
Siemens NX 1920x1080 +
Tcvis 1920x1080 +
SolidWorks 1920x1080 +
Pro/ENGINEER 1920x1080 +
Maya 1920x1080 +
Lightwave 1920x1080 +
Ensight 1920x1080 +
Catia 1920x1080 +
Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64Bit +
Cinebench R10 Shading 32Bit +
- 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.

Call of Duty: Black Ops
low 800x600
76.3  fps    + Compare
med. 1024x768
57.8  fps    + Compare
high 1360x768
42.7  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
22.9  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings high.
Fifa 11

Fifa 11

2010
low 800x600
258.5 277 fps ~ 268 fps    + Compare
med. 1024x768
147.6 151 fps ~ 149 fps    + Compare
high 1360x768
84.4 89 fps ~ 87 fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
47.2  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
Mafia 2

Mafia 2

2010
low 800x600
61.5  fps    + Compare
med. 1024x768
40.9 fps 42.4 ~ 42 fps    + Compare
high 1360x768
32.5 fps 32.8 ~ 33 fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
20  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings med..
StarCraft 2
low 1024x768
184.8  fps    + Compare
med. 1360x768
42.3 45.6 ~ 44 fps    + Compare
high 1360x768
26.1 29.4 ~ 28 fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
15.8  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings med..
Metro 2033
low 800x600
56.8  fps    + Compare
med. 1360x768
26.1  fps    + Compare
high 1600x900
13.9  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
4.6  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
Battlefield: Bad Company 2
low 1024x768
63.8 fps  fps    + Compare
med. 1366x768
47.9 fps 48.8 fps ~ 48 fps    + Compare