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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
0% 100%
min: 990      avg: 993 (6%)     median: 993 (6%)     max: 996 points
3DMark 11 - Performance 1280x720
0% 100%
min: 1100      avg: 1102.3 (8%)     median: 1100 (8%)     max: 1107 points
3DMark Vantage - P GPU no PhysX 1280x1024
0% 100%
min: 3088      avg: 3152.5 (7%)     median: 3152.5 (7%)     max: 3217 Points
3DMark Vantage - P Result no PhysX 1280x1024
0% 100%
min: 3700      avg: 3731 (10%)     median: 3731 (10%)     max: 3762 Points
3DMark 06
0% 100%
min: 7104      avg: 7477 (25%)     median: 7493 (25%)     max: 7818 Points
3DMark 05 - Standard 1024x768
0% 100%
min: 13983      avg: 14083.7 (38%)     median: 14043 (38%)     max: 14225 Points
3DMark 03 - Standard 1024x768
0% 100%
min: 21833      avg: 22001.3 (15%)     median: 21972.5 (15%)     max: 22227 Points
3DMark 2001SE - Standard 1024x768
0% 100%
min: 28410      avg: 31250.5 (51%)     median: 31250.5 (51%)     max: 34091 Points
Unigine Heaven 2.1 - high, Tesselation (normal), DirectX11 1280x1024
0% 100%
min: 11.1      avg: 11.1 (6%)     median: 11.1 (6%)     max: 11.1 fps
PCMark Vantage - Gaming Score 1024x768
0% 100%
min: 5334      avg: 7644 (29%)     median: 7644 (29%)     max: 9954 Points
SPECviewperf 11 - Siemens NX 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 5.88      avg: 5.9 (9%)     median: 5.9 (9%)     max: 5.88 fps
SPECviewperf 11 - Tcvis 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 4.38      avg: 4.4 (7%)     median: 4.4 (7%)     max: 4.38 fps
SPECviewperf 11 - SolidWorks 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 17.3      avg: 17.3 (27%)     median: 17.3 (27%)     max: 17.3 fps
SPECviewperf 11 - Pro/ENGINEER 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 1.67      avg: 1.7 (9%)     median: 1.7 (9%)     max: 1.67 fps
SPECviewperf 11 - Maya 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 6.78      avg: 6.8 (6%)     median: 6.8 (6%)     max: 6.78 fps
SPECviewperf 11 - Lightwave 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 19.77      avg: 19.8 (24%)     median: 19.8 (24%)     max: 19.77 fps
SPECviewperf 11 - Ensight 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 10.65      avg: 10.7 (13%)     median: 10.7 (13%)     max: 10.65 fps
SPECviewperf 11 - Catia 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 4.39      avg: 4.4 (6%)     median: 4.4 (6%)     max: 4.39 fps
Cinebench R11.5 - OpenGL 64Bit
0% 100%
min: 32.39      avg: 32.4 (30%)     median: 32.4 (30%)     max: 32.52 Points
Cinebench R10 - Shading 32Bit
0% 100%
min: 5268      avg: 5469.7 (45%)     median: 5286 (44%)     max: 5855 Points
Windows 7 Experience Index - Gaming graphics
0% 100%
min: 6.7      avg: 6.7 (85%)     median: 6.7 (85%)     max: 6.7 points
Windows 7 Experience Index - Graphics
0% 100%
min: 6.7      avg: 6.7 (85%)     median: 6.7 (85%)     max: 6.7 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.

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