AMD Radeon HD 7550M

AMD Radeon HD 7550M

The AMD Radeon HD 7550M (sometimes also called AMD Mobility Radeon HD 7550) is a DirectX11 middle class graphics card for laptops. It is based on the same chip as the Radeon HD 6630M, but only 5 SIMD-engines (= 400 shader) are activated. Furthermore, the memory interface is only 64 bit wide, but supports DDR3 and GDDR5. Depending on the version, the core clocks are between 450 an 550 MHz. The architecture is based on the Northern Islands generation, manufactured in 40nm.

The 400 stream processors should be still based on the "old" 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, limited by the small memory interface, is well below the Radeon HD 6530M. Therefore, current games (2011/2012) will run fluently only in 1024x768 or 1366x768 and low details. Playing highly demanding games like Anno 2070, a further reduction of the settings could be necessary.

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 7500M 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 Radeon HD 6530M and therefore suited for smaller laptops (13-14").

ManufacturerAMD
Radeon HD 7500M Series

Radeon HD 7590M

480 @ 600MHz64 Bit @ 3200MHz

Radeon HD 7570M

400 @ 450 - 650MHz64 Bit @ 3200 / 1800MHz
Radeon HD 7550M 400 @ 450 - 550MHz64 Bit @ 3200 / 1800MHz

Radeon HD 7500G + HD 7550M Dual Graphics

736 @ 655 / 600MHz128 Bit @ 1800MHz

Radeon HD 7530M

400 @ 450MHz64 Bit @ 1800MHz

Radeon HD 7510M

400 @ 450MHz64 Bit @ 1600MHz
CodenameThames-LP / Pro
ArchitectureTerascale 2
Pipelines400 - unified
Core Speed *450 - 550 MHz
Shader Speed *450 - 550 MHz
Memory Speed *3200 / 1800 MHz
Memory Bus Width64 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5 / DDR3
Shared Memoryno
DirectXDirectX 11, Shader 5.0
technology40 nm
Notebook Sizemedium sized
Date of Announcement07.01.2012
* The specified clock rates are only guidelines for the manufacturer and can be altered by them.

Benchmarks

3DMark (2013) - Ice Storm Standard Graphics 1280x720
0% 100%
min: 40338      avg: 40338 (12%)     median: 40338 (12%)     max: 40338 Points
3DMark (2013) - Cloud Gate Standard Graphics 1280x720
0% 100%
min: 4081      avg: 4081 (5%)     median: 4081 (5%)     max: 4081 Points
3DMark (2013) - Fire Strike Standard Graphics 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 569      avg: 569 (5%)     median: 569 (5%)     max: 569 Points
3DMark 11 - Performance 1280x720
0% 100%
min: 780      avg: 826.3 (6%)     median: 843 (7%)     max: 856 points
3DMark 11 - Performance GPU 1280x720
0% 100%
min: 739      avg: 753 (5%)     median: 756 (5%)     max: 764 points
3DMark Vantage - P Result no PhysX 1280x1024
0% 100%
min: 2472      avg: 2822.7 (8%)     median: 2927 (8%)     max: 3069 Points
3DMark Vantage - P GPU no PhysX 1280x1024
0% 100%
min: 2394      avg: 2478 (6%)     median: 2433 (6%)     max: 2607 Points
3DMark 06
0% 100%
min: 4804      avg: 5043.7 (17%)     median: 4932 (17%)     max: 5395 Points
3DMark 03 - Standard 1024x768
0% 100%
min: 14252      avg: 14252 (9%)     median: 14252 (9%)     max: 14252 Points
3DMark 2001SE - Standard 1024x768
0% 100%
min: 16206      avg: 16206 (26%)     median: 16206 (26%)     max: 16206 Points
Unigine Heaven 2.1 - high, Tesselation (normal), DirectX11 1280x1024
0% 100%
min: 8.1      avg: 8.1 (5%)     median: 8.1 (5%)     max: 8.1 fps
Cinebench R11.5 - OpenGL 64Bit
0% 100%
min: 20.77      avg: 21.4 (19%)     median: 21.4 (19%)     max: 22.02 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.

BioShock Infinite
low:
40.7  fps      Compare
med.:
20.4  fps      Compare
high:
16.6  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm
low:
189.6  fps      Compare
med.:
39.3  fps      Compare
high:
19.8  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings med..
SimCity
SimCity (2013)
low:
38.7  fps      Compare
med.:
15.9  fps      Compare
high:
11.6  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
Tomb Raider
Tomb Raider (2013)
low:
50.9  fps      Compare
med.:
23.8  fps      Compare
high:
14.4  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
Crysis 3
Crysis 3 (2013)
low:
19.7  fps      Compare
med.:
11.7  fps      Compare
high:
7.5  fps      Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Dead Space 3
Dead Space 3 (2013)
low:
76.4  fps      Compare
med.:
28.8  fps      Compare
high:
22.7  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
Far Cry 3
Far Cry 3 (2012)
low:
32.1  fps      Compare
med.:
17.6  fps      Compare
high:
10.1  fps      Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
AssassinĀ“s Creed III
med.:
24.2  fps      Compare
high:
17.8  fps      Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Hitman: Absolution
low:
30.4  fps      Compare
med.:
18.4  fps      Compare
high:
7.3  fps      Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Call of Duty: Black Ops 2
low:
47.2  fps      Compare
med.:
30.4  fps      Compare
high:
13.9  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
Need for Speed: Most Wanted
low:
30.8  fps      Compare
med.:
18.1  fps      Compare
high:
11.7  fps      Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Medal of Honor: Warfighter
low:
27  fps      Compare
med.:
17.6  fps      Compare
high:
13.8  fps      Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Dishonored
Dishonored (2012)
low:
37  fps      Compare
med.:
28.8  fps      Compare
high:
25.5  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
Fifa 13
Fifa 13 (2012)
low:
180  fps      Compare
med.:
108.3  fps      Compare
high:
81.2  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings high.
F1 2012
F1 2012 (2012)
low:
72  fps      Compare
med.:
45  fps      Compare
high:
30  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings med..
Borderlands 2
low:
30.3  fps      Compare
med.:
23.2  fps      Compare
high:
16.6  fps      Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.