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AMD Radeon HD 8450G + Radeon HD 8570M Dual Graphics

The AMD Radeon HD 8450G + HD 8570M Dual Graphics is the combination of a integrated AMD Radeon HD 8450G APU processor graphics card and a dedicated entry level AMD Radeon HD 8570M graphics card in CrossFire combination. It is called AMD Dual Graphics or asymmetric CrossFire and uses AFR (Alternate Frame Rendering) to render different frames on the two graphic cores. Therefore the combination also suffers from micro stuttering (different spaces between two images lead to stuttering altough the framerate is high enough for fluent gaming with only one GPU).

The performance of the Dual Graphics solution depends greatly on the driver support for the used games. In some games the performance may even degrade by 10-15% compared to using only the dedicated graphics card. Therefore, due to the micro stuttering and performance problems, Dual Graphics may impose more problems than bring performance gains. Overall, most games of 2013 will only run fluently in low settings.

The features like PureVideo HD (UVD3) or OpenCL support are similar to the two graphics cards.

As both graphics cards are rendering frames, the power consumption is clearly higher than using only one GPU.

ManufacturerAMD
Radeon HD 8500M Series

Radeon HD 8650G + HD 8570M Dual Graphics

768 @ 720 / 650 MHz64 Bit @ 1800 - 2000 MHz

Radeon HD 8590M

384 @ 620 MHz64 Bit @ 4500 MHz
Radeon HD 8450G + Radeon HD 8570M Dual Graphics 576 @ 720 / 650 MHz64 Bit @ 1800 MHz

Radeon HD 8570M

384 @ 650 MHz64 Bit @ 1800 - 2000 MHz

Radeon HD 8550M

384 @ 700 MHz64 Bit @ 1800 MHz
ArchitectureTerascale 3 / GCN
Pipelines576 - unified
Core Speed *720 / 650 MHz
Memory Speed *1800 MHz
Memory Bus Width64 Bit
Shared Memoryyes
DirectXDirectX 11, Shader 5.0
technology32/40 nm
Notebook Sizemedium sized
Date of Announcement12.03.2012
* The specified clock rates are only guidelines for the manufacturer and can be altered by them.

Benchmarks

3DMark (2013) - Fire Strike Standard Graphics 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 515      avg: 515 (3%)     median: 515 (3%)     max: 515 Points
3DMark (2013) - Fire Strike Standard Score 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 342      avg: 342 (3%)     median: 342 (3%)     max: 342 Points
3DMark (2013) - Cloud Gate Standard Graphics 1280x720
0% 100%
min: 6040      avg: 6040 (5%)     median: 6040 (5%)     max: 6040 Points
3DMark (2013) - Cloud Gate Standard Score 1280x720
0% 100%
min: 2675      avg: 2675 (10%)     median: 2675 (10%)     max: 2675 Points
3DMark (2013) - Ice Storm Standard Graphics 1280x720
0% 100%
min: 39939      avg: 39939 (5%)     median: 39939 (5%)     max: 39939 Points
ComputeMark v2.1 - Normal, Score 1024x600
0% 100%
min: 864      avg: 864 (11%)     median: 864 (11%)     max: 864 Points
LuxMark v2.0 64Bit - Room Scene, OpenCL GPUs-only
0% 100%
min: 139      avg: 139 (6%)     median: 139 (6%)     max: 139 Samples/s
LuxMark v2.0 64Bit - Sala Scene, OpenCL GPUs-only
0% 100%
min: 298      avg: 298 (7%)     median: 298 (7%)     max: 298 Samples/s
3DMark 11 - Performance GPU 1280x720
0% 100%
min: 1597      avg: 1597 (7%)     median: 1597 (7%)     max: 1597 points
3DMark 11 - Performance 1280x720
0% 100%
min: 1258      avg: 1258 (7%)     median: 1258 (7%)     max: 1258 points
3DMark Vantage - P GPU no PhysX 1280x1024
0% 100%
min: 3265      avg: 3265 (6%)     median: 3265 (6%)     max: 3265 Points
3DMark Vantage - P Result no PhysX 1280x1024
0% 100%
min: 3123      avg: 3123 (7%)     median: 3123 (7%)     max: 3123 Points
3DMark 06
0% 100%
min: 4242      avg: 4242 (11%)     median: 4242 (11%)     max: 4242 Points
3DMark 05 - Standard 1024x768
0% 100%
min: 6475      avg: 6475 (18%)     median: 6475 (18%)     max: 6475 Points
PCMark Vantage - Gaming Score 1024x768
0% 100%
min: 2321      avg: 2321 (9%)     median: 2321 (9%)     max: 2321 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - OpenGL 64Bit
0% 100%
min: 17.23      avg: 17.2 (14%)     median: 17.2 (14%)     max: 17.23 Points
Cinebench R10 - Shading 32Bit
0% 100%
min: 3615      avg: 3615 (25%)     median: 3615 (25%)     max: 3615 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.

Company of Heroes 2
low 1024x768
7.8  fps      Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
GRID 2

GRID 2

2013
low 1024x768
24.1  fps      Compare
med. 1366x768
14.7  fps      Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Metro: Last Light
low 1024x768
8.7  fps      Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
BioShock Infinite
low 1280x720
28.2  fps      Compare
med. 1366x768
19  fps      Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Tomb Raider
low 1024x768
32.8  fps      Compare
med. 1366x768
18.6  fps      Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Crysis 3

Crysis 3

2013
low 1024x768
15  fps      Compare
med. 1366x768
9.9  fps      Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Dead Space 3
low 1024x768
52  fps      Compare
med. 1366x768
27  fps      Compare
high 1366x768
21.6  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
Assassin´s Creed III
med. 1366x768
6.8  fps      Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Hitman: Absolution
low 1024x768
9.4  fps      Compare
med. 1366x768
8.1  fps      Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Call of Duty: Black Ops 2
low 1024x768
25.2  fps      Compare
med. 1366x768
22.9  fps      Compare
high 1366x768
15.2  fps      Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Need for Speed: Most Wanted
low 1024x768
19.9  fps      Compare
med. 1366x768
11.7  fps      Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Medal of Honor: Warfighter
low 1024x768
16.6  fps      Compare
med. 1366x768
13.7  fps      Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Fifa 13

Fifa 13

2012
low 1024x768
43.4  fps      Compare
med. 1366x768
32.2  fps      Compare
high 1366x768
28.9  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
F1 2012

F1 2012

2012
low 1024x768
16  fps      Compare
med. 1366x768
12  fps      Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Counter-Strike: GO
low 1024x768
43.1  fps      Compare
med. 1366x768
33.2  fps      Compare
high 1366x768
26.6  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
Sleeping Dogs
low 1024x768
24.8  fps      Compare
med. 1366x768
13  fps      Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Ghost Recon: Future Soldier
low 1024x768
10.4  fps      Compare
med. 1366x768
5.8  fps      Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Max Payne 3
low 1024x768
9.4  fps      Compare
med. 1366x768
9.2  fps      Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Dirt Showdown
low 1024x768
19.9  fps      Compare
med. 1366x768
11.7  fps      Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Diablo III
low 1024x768
47.6  fps      Compare
med. 1366x768
37.6  fps      Compare
high 1366x768
30.1  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings med..
Risen 2: Dark Waters
low 1024x768
10.3  fps      Compare
med. 1366x768
14.4  fps      Compare
high 1366x768
11.9  fps      Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Mass Effect 3
low 1280x720
30.8  fps      Compare
high 1366x768
21.9  fps      Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Alan Wake

Alan Wake

2012
low 1024x768
18  fps      Compare
med. 1366x768
11.5  fps      Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Anno 2070

Anno 2070

2011
low 1024x768
55.4  fps      Compare
med. 1366x768
26  fps      Compare