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AMD Radeon HD 8570M

AMD Radeon HD 8570M

The AMD Radeon HD 8570M (sometimes also called ATI Mobility Radeon HD 8570) is a DirectX 11.1 graphics card for small laptops. The core is clocked at 650 MHz and is able to overclock itself to 700 MHz with Boost. The DDR3 graphics memory is clocked at 1000 MHz. The 28nm Mars core uses the GCN architecture. Compared to the 8600M and 8700M series, the 8570M is different only in clock speed, memory bus configuration, and memory type.

The performance of the Radeon HD 8570M is similar to the old Radeon HD 6570M or GeForce GT 630M. Current and demanding games like Far Cry 3 will run fluently only in low resolutions and detail settings.

The 384 shaders can be used with OpenCL 1.2 for general-purpose calculations (as 6 compute units). Compared to old TeraScale 2 chips, the GCN-based Mars architecture offers improved performance in this framework.

Features of the 8570M include video decoding via UVD3 for decoding MPEG-4 AVC/H.264, VC-1, MPEG-2, and Flash directly from the AMD GPU. Multi-View Codec (MVC) and MPEG-4 part 2 (DivX, xVid) HD videos are now compatible as well.

The 8500M series also supports automatic graphics switching between the integrated GPU and discrete GPU. Called Enduro, the technology supersedes AMD's Dynamic Switchable Graphics and is similar to Nvidia's Optimus. Furthermore, the 8570M can directly support up to 2 connected monitors using Eyefinity Technology if Enduro is disabled.

Other features of the 8500M series include ZeroCore for reducing power consumption when the display is turned off and Power Gating to power down areas of the chip that are not used. PowerTune allows automatic overclocking and underclocking of the graphics card as long as the GPU is within its TDP limit. For example, the chip may be underclocked when running FurMark and OCCT, but will overclock in certain games like Lost Planet, Crysis or Resident Evil 5.

The integrated HD audio processor is able to transmit HD Audio (TrueHD or DTS Master Audio) over HDMI and DisplayPort (e.g., for Blu-Ray videos). Additionally, it now allows audio to output simultaneously and in parallel to multiple devices with the new Discrete Digital Multipoint Audio (DDMA) feature.

The power consumption should be somewhat below that of the old HD 7650M. As a result, the 8570M is suited for 13-inch notebooks or larger.

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
ArchitectureGCN
Pipelines384 - unified
Core Speed *650 MHz
Memory Speed *1800 - 2000 MHz
Memory Bus Width64 Bit
Memory TypeDDR3
Shared Memoryno
DirectXDirectX 11.1, Shader 5.0
technology28 nm
Date of Announcement16.11.2012
* The specified clock rates are only guidelines for the manufacturer and can be altered by them.

Benchmarks

Cinebench R15 - OpenGL 64Bit
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min: 16.99      avg: 17 (11%)     median: 17 (11%)     max: 16.99 Points
3DMark (2013) - Fire Strike Standard Graphics 1920x1080
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min: 785      avg: 796 (4%)     median: 790 (4%)     max: 813 Points
3DMark (2013) - Fire Strike Standard Score 1920x1080
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min: 668      avg: 717.7 (5%)     median: 732 (5%)     max: 753 Points
3DMark (2013) - Cloud Gate Standard Graphics 1280x720
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min: 4835      avg: 4863.7 (4%)     median: 4867 (4%)     max: 4889 Points
3DMark (2013) - Cloud Gate Standard Score 1280x720
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min: 2140      avg: 3379 (12%)     median: 3958 (14%)     max: 4039 Points
3DMark (2013) - Ice Storm Standard Graphics 1280x720
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min: 19735      avg: 38505.3 (5%)     median: 40907 (5%)     max: 54874 Points
3DMark 11 - Performance GPU 1280x720
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min: 1190      avg: 1233.3 (5%)     median: 1255 (6%)     max: 1255 points
3DMark 11 - Performance 1280x720
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min: 1305      avg: 1347.7 (7%)     median: 1364 (8%)     max: 1374 points
3DMark Vantage - P Result no PhysX 1280x1024
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min: 4365      avg: 4365 (9%)     median: 4365 (9%)     max: 4365 Points
3DMark 06
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min: 5591      avg: 5650 (15%)     median: 5650 (15%)     max: 5709 Points
PCMark Vantage - Gaming Score 1024x768
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min: 11016      avg: 11016 (42%)     median: 11016 (42%)     max: 11016 Points
SPECviewperf 12 - Solidworks (sw-03) 1900x1060
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min: 7.39      avg: 7.4 (11%)     median: 7.4 (11%)     max: 7.39 fps
SPECviewperf 12 - Showcase (showcase-01) 1900x1060
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min: 18.86      avg: 18.9 (38%)     median: 18.9 (38%)     max: 18.86 fps
SPECviewperf 12 - Maya (maya-04) 1900x1060
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min: 9.18      avg: 9.2 (11%)     median: 9.2 (11%)     max: 9.18 fps
SPECviewperf 12 - Energy (energy-01) 1900x1060
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min: 19.83      avg: 19.8 (86%)     median: 19.8 (86%)     max: 19.83 fps
SPECviewperf 12 - Catia (catia-04) 1900x1060
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min: 6.05      avg: 6.1 (11%)     median: 6.1 (11%)     max: 6.05 fps
Cinebench R11.5 - OpenGL 64Bit
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min: 20.99      avg: 21.9 (18%)     median: 21.3 (17%)     max: 23.29 Points
Cinebench R10 - Shading 32Bit
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min: 5672      avg: 6059.3 (41%)     median: 5829 (40%)     max: 6677 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.

BioShock Infinite
low 1280x720
28.1  fps      Compare
med. 1366x768
14.7  fps      Compare
high 1366x768
12  fps      Compare
ultra 1920x1080
4  fps      Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm
low 1024x768
150.7  fps      Compare
med. 1366x768
29.7  fps      Compare
high 1366x768
16.9  fps      Compare
ultra 1920x1080
6.1  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
SimCity

SimCity

2013
low 1024x768
74.9 116 ~ 95 fps      Compare
med. 1366x768
10.9 18 ~ 14 fps      Compare
high 1366x768
8.4 14.5 ~ 11 fps      Compare
ultra 1920x1080
4.3 10.5 ~ 7 fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
Tomb Raider
low 1024x768
36.3  fps      Compare
med. 1366x768
17.8  fps      Compare
high 1366x768
11.6  fps      Compare
ultra 1920x1080
5.7  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
Crysis 3

Crysis 3

2013
low 1024x768
13.3  fps      Compare
med. 1366x768
8.2  fps      Compare
high 1366x768
5.7  fps      Compare
ultra 1920x1080
2.3  fps      Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Fifa 13

Fifa 13

2012
low 1024x768
110.6 175.5 ~ 143 fps      Compare
med. 1366x768
74.2 112 ~ 93 fps      Compare
high 1366x768
58.6 101.5 ~ 80 fps      Compare
ultra 1920x1080
36.1 52 ~ 44 fps      Compare