AMD Radeon HD 8550G

The AMD Radeon HD 8550G is a processor graphics card in the AMD Richland APUs (for example, the A8-5550M). It offers only 256 VLIW4 shader cores vs. the 384 shader cores of the 8650G. The 8550G has no dedicated graphics memory and shares the main memory with the CPU cores.

The integrated UVD3 video decoder allows for full decoding of Multi-View Codec (MVC), MPEG-4 Part 2 (DivX, xVid), MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 and Adobe Flash HD videos.

According to its clock rate range of 515 - 720 MHz (or 554 - 720 MHz in an A8-5557M), performance should be only a few percentage points above a Radeon HD 7640G. Thus, the Radeon HD 8550G performs similarly to a dedicated Radeon HD 7570M. Without fast dual-channel memory, however, performance drops dramatically.

The shaders of the chip can also be used for general computing.

The APU is manufactured in 32nm and is rated at a TDP of 35 W. This allows the chip to be used in notebooks from 13- to 14-inches or larger.

ManufacturerAMD
Radeon HD 8000G Series

Radeon HD 8650G

384 @ 533 - 720MHz? Bit

Radeon HD 8610G

384 @ 533 - 626MHz? Bit

Radeon HD 8510G

384 @ 450 - 554MHz? Bit
Radeon HD 8550G 256 @ 515 - 720MHz? Bit

Radeon HD 8450G

192 @ 533 - 720MHz? Bit

Radeon HD 8410G

192 @ 450 - 600MHz? Bit

Radeon HD 8350G

128 @ 514 - 720MHz? Bit

Radeon HD 8310G

128 @ 424 - 554MHz? Bit
CodenameRichland
ArchitectureTerascale 3
Pipelines256 - unified
Core Speed *515 - 720 MHz
Shader Speed *515 - 720 MHz
Shared Memoryyes
DirectXDirectX 11, Shader 5.0
technology32 nm
Notebook Sizemedium sized
Date of Announcement12.03.2013
* 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: 77005      avg: 77005 (22%)     median: 77005 (22%)     max: 77005 Points
3DMark (2013) - Cloud Gate Standard Graphics 1280x720
0% 100%
min: 8368      avg: 8368 (11%)     median: 8368 (11%)     max: 8368 Points
3DMark (2013) - Fire Strike Standard Graphics 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 1307      avg: 1307 (11%)     median: 1307 (11%)     max: 1307 Points
3DMark 11 - Performance 1280x720
0% 100%
min: 1842      avg: 1842 (14%)     median: 1842 (14%)     max: 1842 points
3DMark 11 - Performance GPU 1280x720
0% 100%
min: 1773      avg: 1773 (11%)     median: 1773 (11%)     max: 1773 points
3DMark Vantage - P Result no PhysX 1280x1024
0% 100%
min: 6243      avg: 6243 (17%)     median: 6243 (17%)     max: 6243 Points
3DMark Vantage - P GPU no PhysX 1280x1024
0% 100%
min: 6206      avg: 6206 (14%)     median: 6206 (14%)     max: 6206 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:
46.4  fps      Compare
med.:
38.4  fps      Compare
high:
26.8  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings med..
F1 2013
F1 2013 (2013)
med.:
37  fps      Compare
high:
38  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings high.
Total War: Rome II
low:
55.7  fps      Compare
med.:
46.4  fps      Compare
high:
40.3  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings high.
Saints Row IV
low:
23.2  fps      Compare
med.:
19.6  fps      Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
The Bureau: XCOM Declassified
low:
45.7  fps      Compare
med.:
29.5  fps      Compare
high:
19.9  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
Company of Heroes 2
low:
22.1  fps      Compare
med.:
20.1  fps      Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
GRID 2
GRID 2 (2013)
med.:
48.2  fps      Compare
high:
41  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings high.
Metro: Last Light
low:
25.8  fps      Compare
med.:
23.3  fps      Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
BioShock Infinite
low:
69.8  fps      Compare
med.:
40.3  fps      Compare
high:
33.3  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings med..
Tomb Raider
Tomb Raider (2013)
low:
94.7  fps      Compare
med.:
45.3  fps      Compare
high:
30.5  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings med..
Hitman: Absolution
low:
21.3  fps      Compare
med.:
20.2  fps      Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Call of Duty: Black Ops 2
med.:
53.3  fps      Compare
high:
29.8  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings med..
Medal of Honor: Warfighter
low:
57.6  fps      Compare
med.:
37.9  fps      Compare
high:
29.9  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings med..
Sleeping Dogs
low:
46.5  fps      Compare
med.:
32.6  fps      Compare
high:
25.6  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
Diablo III
Diablo III (2012)
med.:
67.7  fps      Compare
high:
57.3  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings high.
Deus Ex Human Revolution
high:
53.6  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings high.
Total War: Shogun 2
Total War: Shogun 2 (2011)
med.:
34.9  fps      Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.

For more games that might be playable and a list of all games and graphics cards visit our Gaming List

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Class 1
GeForce GTX 590
GeForce GTX 580
Radeon HD 6970
GeForce GTX 570
GeForce GTX 560 Ti
Radeon HD 6870
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
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 *
PowerVR SGX554MP4 *
Mali-T604 *
Class 6
PowerVR SGX543MP4 *
Mali-T624 *
Mali-450 MP4 *
PowerVR SGX543MP3 *
PowerVR SGX543MP2 *
PowerVR SGX544 *
Adreno 225 *
GC4000 *
VideoCore-IV *
Adreno 220 *
Vivante GC1000+ Dual-Core
Mali-400 MP2 *
PowerVR SGX540 *
Adreno 205 *
GC800 *
PowerVR SGX535
PowerVR SGX531
PowerVR SGX530
Mali-200 *
unknown *

* Approximate position of the graphics adapter

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Author: Klaus Hinum (Update: 2013-03-10)