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AMD Radeon HD 8550G

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 is 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 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 - 720 (Boost) MHz

Radeon HD 8610G

384 @ 533 - 626 (Boost) MHz

Radeon HD 8510G

384 @ 450 - 554 (Boost) MHz
Radeon HD 8550G 256 @ 515 - 720 (Boost) MHz

Radeon HD 8450G

192 @ 533 - 720 (Boost) MHz

Radeon HD 8410G

192 @ 450 - 600 (Boost) MHz

Radeon HD 8350G

128 @ 514 - 720 (Boost) MHz

Radeon HD 8310G

128 @ 424 - 554 (Boost) MHz
CodenameRichland
ArchitectureTerascale 3
Pipelines256 - unified
Core Speed *515 - 720 (Boost) 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

Cinebench R15 - Ref. Match 64Bit
0% 100%
min: 98      avg: 98 (10%)     median: 98 (10%)     max: 98 Points
Cinebench R15 - OpenGL 64Bit
0% 100%
min: 28.9      avg: 28.9 (20%)     median: 28.9 (20%)     max: 28.9 Points
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7 - T-Rex HD Onscreen C24Z16
0% 100%
min: 56      avg: 56 (86%)     median: 56 (86%)     max: 56 fps
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7 - T-Rex HD Offscreen C24Z16 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 87      avg: 87 (10%)     median: 87 (10%)     max: 87 fps
3DMark (2013) - Fire Strike Standard Graphics 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 792      avg: 792 (6%)     median: 792 (6%)     max: 792 Points
3DMark (2013) - Fire Strike Standard Score 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 746      avg: 746 (7%)     median: 746 (7%)     max: 746 Points
3DMark (2013) - Ice Storm Unlimited Graphics Score 1280x720 offscreen
0% 100%
min: 67801      avg: 67801 (18%)     median: 67801 (18%)     max: 67801 Points
3DMark (2013) - Ice Storm Extreme Graphics 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 41713      avg: 41713 (11%)     median: 41713 (11%)     max: 41713 Points
3DMark (2013) - Ice Storm Standard Graphics 1280x720
0% 100%
min: 64034      avg: 64034 (9%)     median: 64034 (9%)     max: 64034 Points
Unigine Heaven 3.0 - OpenGL, Normal Tessellation, High Shaders 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 5.4      avg: 5.4 (5%)     median: 5.4 (5%)     max: 5.4 fps
Unigine Heaven 3.0 - DX 11, Normal Tessellation, High Shaders 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 10.8      avg: 10.8 (7%)     median: 10.8 (7%)     max: 10.8 fps
ComputeMark v2.1 - Normal, Score 1024x600
0% 100%
min: 575      avg: 575 (7%)     median: 575 (7%)     max: 575 Points
LuxMark v2.0 64Bit - Room Scene, OpenCL GPUs-only
0% 100%
min: 62      avg: 62 (4%)     median: 62 (4%)     max: 62 Samples/s
LuxMark v2.0 64Bit - Sala Scene, OpenCL GPUs-only
0% 100%
min: 132      avg: 132 (4%)     median: 132 (4%)     max: 132 Samples/s
3DMark 11 - Performance GPU 1280x720
0% 100%
min: 1179      avg: 1179 (7%)     median: 1179 (7%)     max: 1179 points
3DMark 11 - Performance 1280x720
0% 100%
min: 1280      avg: 1280 (9%)     median: 1280 (9%)     max: 1280 points
3DMark Vantage - P GPU no PhysX 1280x1024
0% 100%
min: 3741      avg: 3741 (8%)     median: 3741 (8%)     max: 3741 Points
3DMark Vantage - P Result no PhysX 1280x1024
0% 100%
min: 4174      avg: 4174 (10%)     median: 4174 (10%)     max: 4174 Points
3DMark 06
0% 100%
min: 7314      avg: 7314 (19%)     median: 7314 (19%)     max: 7314 Points
3DMark 05 - Standard 1024x768
0% 100%
min: 11672      avg: 11672 (32%)     median: 11672 (32%)     max: 11672 Points
3DMark 03 - Standard 1024x768
0% 100%
min: 21767      avg: 21767 (14%)     median: 21767 (14%)     max: 21767 Points
Unigine Heaven 2.1 - high, Tesselation (normal), DirectX11 1280x1024
0% 100%
min: 9.8      avg: 9.8 (5%)     median: 9.8 (5%)     max: 9.8 fps
SPECviewperf 12 - Solidworks (sw-03) 1900x1060
0% 100%
min: 17.15      avg: 17.2 (33%)     median: 17.2 (33%)     max: 17.15 fps
SPECviewperf 12 - Siemens NX (snx-02) 1900x1060
0% 100%
min: 5.37      avg: 5.4 (6%)     median: 5.4 (6%)     max: 5.37 fps
SPECviewperf 12 - Showcase (showcase-01) 1900x1060
0% 100%
min: 6.6      avg: 6.6 (18%)     median: 6.6 (18%)     max: 6.6 fps
SPECviewperf 12 - Medical (medical-01) 1900x1060
0% 100%
min: 2.06      avg: 2.1 (9%)     median: 2.1 (9%)     max: 2.06 fps
SPECviewperf 12 - Maya (maya-04) 1900x1060
0% 100%
min: 8.85      avg: 8.9 (16%)     median: 8.9 (16%)     max: 8.85 fps
SPECviewperf 12 - Energy (energy-01) 1900x1060
0% 100%
min: 0.19      avg: 0.2 (1%)     median: 0.2 (1%)     max: 0.19 fps
SPECviewperf 12 - Creo (creo-01) 1900x1060
0% 100%
min: 8.45      avg: 8.5 (12%)     median: 8.5 (12%)     max: 8.45 fps
SPECviewperf 12 - Catia (catia-04) 1900x1060
0% 100%
min: 11.73      avg: 11.7 (21%)     median: 11.7 (21%)     max: 11.73 fps
Cinebench R11.5 - OpenGL 64Bit
0% 100%
min: 28.5      avg: 28.5 (23%)     median: 28.5 (23%)     max: 28.5 Points
Cinebench R10 - Shading 32Bit
0% 100%
min: 5224      avg: 5224 (36%)     median: 5224 (36%)     max: 5224 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.

Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor
low 1280x720
28  fps      Compare
med. 1344x756
18  fps      Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Fifa 15

Fifa 15

2014
low 1280x720
48 (!)  fps      Compare
high 1366x768
31.1  fps      Compare
ultra 1920x1080
16.9  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
Risen 3: Titan Lords
low 1024x768
39  fps      Compare
med. 1366x768
22.2  fps      Compare
high 1920x1080
8.6  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
GRID: Autosport
low 1024x768
93  fps      Compare
med. 1366x768
39  fps      Compare
high 1920x1080
17.1  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings med..
Watch Dogs
low 1024x768
20.3  fps      Compare
med. 1366x768
14.8  fps      Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Wolfenstein: The New Order
low 1280x720
33.1  fps      Compare
med. 1280x720
29.8  fps      Compare
high 1920x1080
13.4  fps      Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
The Elder Scrolls Online
low 1024x768
36  fps      Compare
med. 1366x768
28  fps      Compare
high 1366x768
18.2  fps      Compare
ultra 1920x1080
9.7  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
Titanfall

Titanfall

2014
low 1024x768
52  fps      Compare
med. 1366x768
26  fps      Compare
high 1366x768
20  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
Thief

Thief

2014
low 1024x768
18.7  fps      Compare
med. 1366x768
12  fps      Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Assassin´s Creed IV: Black Flag
low 1024x768
27.5  fps      Compare
med. 1366x768
22.5  fps      Compare
high 1366x768
11.3  fps      Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Call of Duty: Ghosts
low 1024x768
33.6  fps      Compare
med. 1366x768
19.7  fps      Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Battlefield 4
low 1024x768
33.6  fps      Compare
med. 1366x768
23.5  fps      Compare
high 1366x768
16.6  fps      Compare
ultra 1920x1080
5.3  fps      Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
F1 2013

F1 2013

2013
low 1024x768
60  fps      Compare
med. 1366x768
38  fps      Compare