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AMD Radeon HD 8650G + HD 8570M Dual Graphics

AMD Radeon HD 8650G + HD 8570M Dual Graphics

The AMD Radeon HD 8650G + HD 8570M Dual Graphics is the combination of an integrated AMD Radeon HD 8650G APU processor graphics card and a dedicated entry level AMD Radeon HD 8570M 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 (mainly synthetic 3D benchmarks) the performance of a GT 640M is possible. Therefore, due to the micro stuttering and performance problems, Dual Graphics may impose more problems than bring performance gains.

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.

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
Pipelines768 - unified
Core Speed *720 / 650 MHz
Memory Speed *1800 - 2000 MHz
Memory Bus Width64 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

Cinebench R15 - Ref. Match 64Bit
0% 100%
min: 98      avg: 98 (98%)     median: 98 (98%)     max: 98 Points
Cinebench R15 - OpenGL 64Bit
0% 100%
min: 24.42      avg: 24.4 (19%)     median: 24.4 (19%)     max: 24.42 Points
3DMark (2013) - Fire Strike Standard Graphics 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 727      avg: 861 (7%)     median: 861 (7%)     max: 995 Points
3DMark (2013) - Cloud Gate Standard Graphics 1280x720
0% 100%
min: 6220      avg: 6382.5 (8%)     median: 6382.5 (8%)     max: 6545 Points
3DMark (2013) - Ice Storm Standard Graphics 1280x720
0% 100%
min: 62247      avg: 63225.5 (8%)     median: 63225.5 (8%)     max: 64204 Points
3DMark 11 - Performance GPU 1280x720
0% 100%
min: 1848      avg: 2004 (13%)     median: 2004 (13%)     max: 2160 points
3DMark 11 - Performance 1280x720
0% 100%
min: 1802      avg: 1958.5 (15%)     median: 1958.5 (15%)     max: 2115 points
3DMark Vantage - P GPU no PhysX 1280x1024
0% 100%
min: 4568      avg: 5572.5 (12%)     median: 5572.5 (12%)     max: 6577 Points
3DMark Vantage - P Result no PhysX 1280x1024
0% 100%
min: 5004      avg: 5644 (15%)     median: 5644 (15%)     max: 6284 Points
3DMark 06
0% 100%
min: 6970      avg: 6970 (23%)     median: 6970 (23%)     max: 6970 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - OpenGL 64Bit
0% 100%
min: 21.52      avg: 25.5 (23%)     median: 25.5 (23%)     max: 29.44 Points
Cinebench R10 - Shading 32Bit
0% 100%
min: 5194      avg: 5451 (45%)     median: 5451 (45%)     max: 5708 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.

Thief

Thief

2014
low 1024x768
14  fps      Compare
med. 1366x768
11.6  fps      Compare
high 1366x768
9.6  fps      Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
X-Plane 10.25
low 1024x768
37.5  fps      Compare
med. 1366x768
19.2  fps      Compare
high 1366x768
8.6  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
Need for Speed: Rivals
low 1024x768
18.8  fps      Compare
med. 1366x768
18.2  fps      Compare
high 1366x768
14.7  fps      Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Call of Duty: Ghosts
low 1024x768
24.8  fps      Compare
med. 1366x768
23.6  fps      Compare
high 1366x768
12.7  fps      Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Battlefield 4
low 1024x768
35.1  fps      Compare
med. 1366x768
24.5  fps      Compare
high 1366x768
15.8  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
Batman: Arkham Origins
low 1024x768
42  fps      Compare
med. 1366x768
24  fps      Compare
high 1366x768
15  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
F1 2013

F1 2013

2013
low 1024x768
28  fps      Compare
med. 1366x768
19  fps      Compare
high 1366x768
18  fps      Compare
ultra 1920x1080
14  fps      Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Fifa 14

Fifa 14

2013
low 1024x768
109.3  fps      Compare
med. 1366x768
69.2  fps      Compare
high 1366x768
67.7  fps      Compare
ultra 1920x1080
57.2  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
Total War: Rome II
low 1024x768
25.8  fps      Compare
med. 1366x768
18  fps      Compare
high 1366x768
14.4  fps      Compare
ultra 1920x1080
3.1  fps      Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Saints Row IV
low 1280x720
10.6  fps      Compare
med. 1366x768
8.9  fps      Compare
high 1366x768
7  fps      Compare
ultra 1920x1080
5.9  fps      Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
The Bureau: XCOM Declassified
low 1024x768
31.6  fps      Compare
med. 1366x768
22.7  fps      Compare
high 1366x768
13.6  fps      Compare
ultra 1920x1080
8.8  fps      Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Splinter Cell: Blacklist
low 1024x768
35.4  fps      Compare
med. 1366x768
24.2  fps      Compare
high 1366x768
10.5  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
Dota 2

Dota 2

2013
low 1024x768
29.4 29.4 ~ 29 fps      Compare
med. 1366x768
19 19 ~ 19 fps      Compare
ultra 1920x1080
14.1  fps      Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Company of Heroes 2
low 1024x768
7.7  fps      Compare
med. 1366x768
7.2  fps      Compare
high 1366x768
5.9  fps      Compare
ultra 1920x1080
3.4  fps      Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
GRID 2

GRID 2

2013
med. 1366x768
47  fps      Compare
high 1366x768
31.4  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings med..
Metro: Last Light
low 1024x768
15.9  fps      Compare
med. 1366x768
14.1  fps      Compare
high 1366x768
9.5  fps      Compare
ultra 1920x1080
5.6  fps      Compare