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AMD Radeon HD 8550G + HD 8750M Dual Graphics

AMD Radeon HD 8550G + HD 8750M Dual Graphics

The AMD Radeon HD 8550G + HD 8750M Dual Graphics is the combination of a integrated AMD Radeon HD 8550G APU processor graphics card and a dedicated AMD Radeon HD 8750M 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 slightly compared to using only the dedicated graphics card. Only in best case scenarios the performance of a GT 740M is possible. Therefore, due to the micro stuttering and performance problems, Dual Graphics may impose more problems than bring performance gains. Nevertheless, even demanding games like Battlefield 4 can be played fluently in low or medium 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. Only notebooks 15 inches in size and above will handle the heat.

ManufacturerAMD
Radeon HD 8700M Series

Radeon HD 8790M

384 @ 850 MHz128 Bit @ 4500 MHz

Radeon HD 8770M

384 @ 775 MHz128 Bit @ 4500 MHz
Radeon HD 8550G + HD 8750M Dual Graphics 640 @ 720 / 825 MHz128 Bit @ 1800 MHz

Radeon HD 8750M

384 @ 620 - 775 (Boost) MHz128 Bit @ 2000 - 4000 MHz

Radeon HD 8730M

384 @ 650 MHz128 Bit @ 2000 MHz
Pipelines640 - unified
Core Speed *720 / 825 MHz
Memory Speed *1800 MHz
Memory Bus Width128 Bit
Memory TypeDDR3
Shared Memoryno
DirectXDirectX 11, Shader 5.0
technology32 / 28 nm
Notebook Sizemedium sized
Date of Announcement01.08.2013
* 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: 1303      avg: 1303 (7%)     median: 1303 (7%)     max: 1303 Points
3DMark (2013) - Fire Strike Standard Score 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 722      avg: 722 (5%)     median: 722 (5%)     max: 722 Points
3DMark (2013) - Cloud Gate Standard Graphics 1280x720
0% 100%
min: 10355      avg: 10355 (9%)     median: 10355 (9%)     max: 10355 Points
3DMark (2013) - Cloud Gate Standard Score 1280x720
0% 100%
min: 4965      avg: 4965 (18%)     median: 4965 (18%)     max: 4965 Points
3DMark (2013) - Ice Storm Standard Graphics 1280x720
0% 100%
min: 63283      avg: 63283 (8%)     median: 63283 (8%)     max: 63283 Points
ComputeMark v2.1 - Normal, Score 1024x600
0% 100%
min: 1263      avg: 1263 (15%)     median: 1263 (15%)     max: 1263 Points
LuxMark v2.0 64Bit - Room Scene, OpenCL GPUs-only
0% 100%
min: 194      avg: 194 (8%)     median: 194 (8%)     max: 194 Samples/s
3DMark 11 - Performance GPU 1280x720
0% 100%
min: 2353      avg: 2353 (10%)     median: 2353 (10%)     max: 2353 points
3DMark 11 - Performance 1280x720
0% 100%
min: 2119      avg: 2119 (12%)     median: 2119 (12%)     max: 2119 points
3DMark Vantage - P Result no PhysX 1280x1024
0% 100%
min: 5999      avg: 5999 (13%)     median: 5999 (13%)     max: 5999 Points
3DMark 06
0% 100%
min: 8553      avg: 8553 (22%)     median: 8553 (22%)     max: 8553 Points
PCMark Vantage - Gaming Score 1024x768
0% 100%
min: 2956      avg: 2956 (11%)     median: 2956 (11%)     max: 2956 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - OpenGL 64Bit
0% 100%
min: 34.06      avg: 34.1 (28%)     median: 34.1 (28%)     max: 34.06 Points
Cinebench R10 - Shading 32Bit
0% 100%
min: 4020      avg: 4020 (28%)     median: 4020 (28%)     max: 4020 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.

Battlefield 4
low 1024x768
50.3  fps      Compare
med. 1366x768
39.1  fps      Compare
high 1366x768
26.1  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings med..
F1 2013

F1 2013

2013
low 1024x768
54  fps      Compare
med. 1366x768
39  fps      Compare
high 1366x768
36  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings high.
Total War: Rome II
low 1024x768
34.7  fps      Compare
med. 1366x768
27.7  fps      Compare
high 1366x768
23.8  fps      Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Saints Row IV
low 1280x720
25.4  fps      Compare
med. 1366x768
19.5  fps      Compare
high 1366x768
15.1  fps      Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
The Bureau: XCOM Declassified
low 1024x768
46.4  fps      Compare
med. 1366x768
29.1  fps      Compare
high 1366x768
20.3  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
Splinter Cell: Blacklist
low 1024x768
31.7  fps      Compare
med. 1366x768
22.3  fps      Compare
high 1366x768
17.7  fps      Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Company of Heroes 2
low 1024x768
21.8  fps      Compare
med. 1366x768
20.1  fps      Compare
high 1366x768
13.9  fps      Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
GRID 2

GRID 2

2013
low 1024x768
69.4  fps      Compare
med. 1366x768
42.4  fps      Compare
high 1366x768
36.6  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings high.
Metro: Last Light
low 1024x768
24.1  fps      Compare
med. 1366x768
22.1  fps      Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
BioShock Infinite
low 1280x720
66.8  fps      Compare
med. 1366x768
40.3  fps      Compare
high 1366x768
33.3  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings med..
StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm
low 1024x768
136.7 136.7 ~ 137 fps      Compare
med. 1366x768
63.8 63.8 ~ 64 fps      Compare
high 1366x768
45 45 ~ 45 fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings high.
Tomb Raider
low 1024x768
72.4  fps      Compare
med. 1366x768
54.7  fps      Compare
high 1366x768
36.6  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings high.
Dead Space 3
med. 1366x768
53.5  fps      Compare
high 1366x768
42.2  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings high.
Hitman: Absolution
low 1024x768
20.5  fps      Compare
med. 1366x768
19.5  fps      Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Call of Duty: Black Ops 2
med. 1366x768
49.1  fps      Compare
high 1366x768
29.2  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings med..
Medal of Honor: Warfighter
low 1024x768
41  fps      Compare
med. 1366x768
31.7  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
Dishonored
med. 1366x768
51.1  fps      Compare
high 1366x768
46  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings high.
Sleeping Dogs
low 1024x768
30.2  fps      Compare
med. 1366x768
28.9  fps      Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Diablo III
low 1024x768
102.7  fps      Compare