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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 (4%)     median: 993 (4%)     max: 996 points
3DMark 11 - Performance 1280x720
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min: 1100      avg: 1102.3 (6%)     median: 1100 (6%)     max: 1107 points
3DMark 06
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min: 7104      avg: 7477 (20%)     median: 7493 (20%)     max: 7818 Points
3DMark 05 - Standard 1024x768
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min: 13983      avg: 14083.7 (38%)     median: 14043 (38%)     max: 14225 Points
3DMark 03 - Standard 1024x768
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3DMark 2001SE - Standard 1024x768
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Unigine Heaven 2.1 - high, Tesselation (normal), DirectX11 1280x1024
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PCMark Vantage - Gaming Score 1024x768
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SPECviewperf 11 - Siemens NX 1920x1080
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SPECviewperf 11 - SolidWorks 1920x1080
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SPECviewperf 11 - Pro/ENGINEER 1920x1080
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SPECviewperf 11 - Maya 1920x1080
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SPECviewperf 11 - Lightwave 1920x1080
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SPECviewperf 11 - Ensight 1920x1080
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SPECviewperf 11 - Catia 1920x1080
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Cinebench R11.5 - OpenGL 64Bit
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Windows 7 Experience Index - Gaming graphics
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- 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
high 1366x768
32.8 fps 33.5 fps ~ 33 fps      Compare
ultra 1920x1080
14.7  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings med..
CoD Modern Warfare 2
low 800x600
125.8  fps      Compare
med. 1024x768
45.9  fps      Compare
high 1366x768
37.6  fps      Compare
ultra 1920x1080
23.4  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings high.
Risen

Risen

2009
low 800x600
69.1 fps 72.2 ~ 71 fps      Compare
med. 1024x768
34.7 35.7 fps 35.9 ~ 35 fps      Compare
high 1366x768
24.6 fps 26 29 ~ 27 fps      Compare
ultra 1920x1080
16.8  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
Resident Evil 5
low 800x600
98.7  fps      Compare
high 1360x768
48.1  fps      Compare
ultra 1920x1080
27  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings high.
Need for Speed Shift
low 800x600
69.3  fps      Compare
med. 1024x768
36.9 47.7 ~ 42 fps      Compare
high 1366x768
29.2 31.5 ~ 30 fps      Compare
ultra 1920x1080
19.7  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings med..
Colin McRae: DIRT 2
low 800x600
51.9 91.1 ~ 72 fps      Compare
med. 1024x768
34.5 59.9 ~ 47 fps      Compare
high 1360x768
24.3 29.2 ~ 27 fps      Compare
ultra 1920x1080
15.7  fps      Compare
» With most tested laptops playable in detail settings med..
Anno 1404

Anno 1404

2009
low 1024x768
125.1  fps      Compare
ultra 1280x1024
29.2  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
F.E.A.R. 2
low 800x600
144.1  fps      Compare
med. 1024x768
76.7  fps      Compare
high 1280x1024
50.4  fps      Compare
ultra 1920x1080
26.3  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings high.
Left 4 Dead
low 640x480
164.5  fps      Compare
high 1024x768
105.7  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings high.
Far Cry 2

Far Cry 2

2008
low 640x480
98.6  fps      Compare
high 1024x768
47.1  fps      Compare
ultra 1920x1080
15  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings high.
Call of Duty 4 - Modern Warfare
low 800x600
97.9 206 ~ 152 fps      Compare
med. 1024x768
63.5 68.5 ~ 66 fps      Compare
high 1280x1024
35  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings med..
Crysis - GPU Benchmark
low 1024x768
98.1  fps      Compare
med. 1024x768
60.6  fps      Compare
high 1024x768
31.1  fps      Compare
ultra 1920x1080
8.2  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings med..
Crysis - CPU Benchmark
low 1024x768
106.3  fps      Compare
med. 1024x768
53.4  fps      Compare
high 1024x768
25.9  fps      Compare
ultra 1920x1080
7.5  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings med..
Call of Juarez Benchmark
high 1024x768
28.4  fps      Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Half Life 2 - Lost Coast Benchmark
high 1024x768
189  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

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Notebook reviews with AMD Radeon HD 6550M graphics card

Acer Aspire 3820TG-484G75Nks: Intel Core i5 480M, 13.3", 1.8 kg
  Review » Review Acer Aspire 3820TG Subnotebook (HD6550)

Acer Aspire 4820TG-644G16Mnks: Intel Core i7 640M, 14.1", 2.1 kg
  Review » Review Acer Aspire 4820TG (i7/HD 6550) Notebook

Acer Aspire 3820TG-484G75Nks: Intel Core i5 480M, 13.3", 1.8 kg
  External Review » Acer Aspire 3820TG-484G75Nks

Acer Aspire 4820TG-464G75Mnks: Intel Core i5 460M, 14.0", 2.3 kg
  External Review » Acer Aspire 4820TG-464G75Mnks

Acer Aspire 4820TG-644G16Mnks: Intel Core i7 640M, 14.1", 2.1 kg
  External Review » Acer Aspire 4820TG-644G16Mnks

Acer Aspire 4820TG-6847: Intel Core i5 480M, 14.0", 2.1 kg
  External Review » Acer Aspire 4820TG-6847

Acer Aspire 5820TG-484G64Miks: Intel Core i5 480M, 15.6", 2.4 kg
  External Review » Acer Aspire 5820TG-484G64Miks

Acer Aspire 5820TG-484G75Mnks : Intel Core i5 480M, 15.6", 2.4 kg
  External Review » Acer Aspire 5820TG-484G75Mnks

HP Pavilion dv6-3298: Intel Core i5 480M, 15.6", 2.5 kg
  External Review » HP Pavilion dv6-3298

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Class 1
GeForce GTX 590
GeForce GTX 580
Radeon HD 6970
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
Radeon R7 M370
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
Class 5
Radeon HD 4350
GeForce G 107M *
Chrome9HD *
Class 6
unknown *

* Approximate position of the graphics adapter

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Author: Klaus Hinum (Update: 2013-01-16)