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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 +
OpenGL 64Bit +
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7
T-Rex HD Offscreen C24Z16 1920x1080 +
T-Rex HD Onscreen C24Z16 +
3DMark (2013) - Ice Storm Unlimited Graphics Score 1280x720 offscreen
0%
100%
min: 67801     avg: 67801 (15%)     median: 67801 (15%)     max: 67801 Points
3DMark (2013) - Ice Storm Extreme Graphics 1920x1080
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100%
min: 41713     avg: 41713 (11%)     median: 41713 (11%)     max: 41713 Points
Unigine Heaven 3.0 - OpenGL, Normal Tessellation, High Shaders 1920x1080
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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
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100%
min: 10.8     avg: 10.8 (4%)     median: 10.8 (4%)     max: 10.8 fps
ComputeMark v2.1 - Normal, Score 1024x600
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100%
min: 575     avg: 575 (4%)     median: 575 (4%)     max: 575 Points
LuxMark v2.0 64Bit - Room Scene, OpenCL GPUs-only
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100%
min: 62     avg: 62 (2%)     median: 62 (2%)     max: 62 Samples/s
LuxMark v2.0 64Bit - Sala Scene, OpenCL GPUs-only
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100%
min: 132     avg: 132 (2%)     median: 132 (2%)     max: 132 Samples/s
3DMark 11 - Performance 1280x720
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100%
min: 1280     avg: 1280 (6%)     median: 1280 (6%)     max: 1280 points
3DMark Vantage
P GPU no PhysX 1280x1024 +
P Result no PhysX 1280x1024 +
3DMark 06 Standard 1280x1024 +
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 +
Siemens NX (snx-02) 1900x1060 +
Showcase (showcase-01) 1900x1060 +
Medical (medical-01) 1900x1060 +
Maya (maya-04) 1900x1060 +
Energy (energy-01) 1900x1060 +
Creo (creo-01) 1900x1060 +
Catia (catia-04) 1900x1060 +
Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64Bit +
Cinebench R10 Shading 32Bit +
- 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.

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare
low 1024x768
30.6  fps    + Compare
med. 1366x768
19  fps    + Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
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