AMD Radeon HD 8750M

AMD Radeon HD 8750M

The AMD Radeon HD 8750M (sometimes known as the ATI Mobility Radeon HD 8750) is a DirectX 11.1 graphics card for laptops. It is based on the Mars chip (28nm GCN architecture) with 384 shader cores, 24 TMUs, and 8 ROPs. The core is clocked at 775 - 825 MHz (DDR3) or 620 - 670 MHz (GDDR5) and can access up to 2 GB of memory (128 bit, 1000 MHz).

The performance of the Radeon HD 8750M is similar to the Nvidia GeForce GT 730M and 740M. Overall, the DDR3 and the GDDR5 versions of the card are offering almost the same performance, as the higher core clock of the DDR3 modell is compensated by the additional memory bandwidth of the GDDR5 variant. Current and demanding games of 2013/2014 like Battlefield 4 will run fluently in medium 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 8750M 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 8700M 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 8750M can directly support up to 2 connected monitors using Eyefinity Technology if Enduro is disabled.

Other features of the 8700M 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 similar to or slightly below that of the old HD 7670M. As a result, the 8750M is best suited for 13-inch notebooks or larger.

ManufacturerAMD
Radeon HD 8700M Series

Radeon HD 8790M

384 @ 850MHz128 Bit @ 4500MHz

Radeon HD 8770M

384 @ 775MHz128 Bit @ 4500MHz

Radeon HD 8550G + HD 8750M Dual Graphics

640 @ 720 / 825MHz128 Bit @ 1800MHz
Radeon HD 8750M 384 @ 620 - 775MHz128 Bit @ 2000 - 4000MHz

Radeon HD 8730M

384 @ 650MHz128 Bit @ 2000MHz
CodenameMars Pro
ArchitectureGCN
Pipelines384 - unified
Core Speed *620 - 775 MHz
Memory Speed *2000 - 4000 MHz
Memory Bus Width128 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5, DDR3
Max. Amount of Memory2048 MB
Shared Memoryno
DirectXDirectX 11.1, Shader 5.0
Transistors900 Million
technology28 nm
Notebook Sizemedium sized
Date of Announcement16.11.2012
* 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: 30.88      avg: 38.7 (32%)     median: 40.2 (34%)     max: 43.4 Points
3DMark (2013) - Fire Strike Standard Graphics 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 1170      avg: 1277.6 (11%)     median: 1276.5 (11%)     max: 1339 Points
3DMark (2013) - Cloud Gate Standard Graphics 1280x720
0% 100%
min: 7690      avg: 8444.6 (11%)     median: 8524.5 (11%)     max: 8882 Points
3DMark (2013) - Ice Storm Standard Graphics 1280x720
0% 100%
min: 41642      avg: 55700.5 (7%)     median: 54564 (7%)     max: 70678 Points
Unigine Heaven 3.0 - DX 11, Normal Tessellation, High Shaders 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 16.9      avg: 16.9 (12%)     median: 16.9 (12%)     max: 16.9 fps
ComputeMark v2.1 - Normal, Score 1024x600
0% 100%
min: 1214      avg: 1217.5 (21%)     median: 1217.5 (21%)     max: 1221 Points
LuxMark v2.0 64Bit - Room Scene, OpenCL GPUs-only
0% 100%
min: 221      avg: 224.5 (15%)     median: 224.5 (15%)     max: 228 Samples/s
LuxMark v2.0 64Bit - Sala Scene, OpenCL GPUs-only
0% 100%
min: 367      avg: 372.5 (15%)     median: 372.5 (15%)     max: 378 Samples/s
3DMark 11 - Performance GPU 1280x720
0% 100%
min: 1379      avg: 1748.9 (11%)     median: 1698 (11%)     max: 2662 points
3DMark 11 - Performance 1280x720
0% 100%
min: 1512      avg: 1883.5 (14%)     median: 1863.5 (14%)     max: 2515 points
3DMark Vantage - P GPU no PhysX 1280x1024
0% 100%
min: 5951      avg: 6450.7 (14%)     median: 6352 (14%)     max: 7610 Points
3DMark Vantage - P Result no PhysX 1280x1024
0% 100%
min: 6491      avg: 6901.6 (18%)     median: 6840 (18%)     max: 7297 Points
3DMark 06
0% 100%
min: 8173      avg: 9095 (30%)     median: 8901.5 (30%)     max: 10331 Points
3DMark 05 - Standard 1024x768
0% 100%
min: 9722      avg: 13619.8 (37%)     median: 13642.5 (37%)     max: 17472 Points
3DMark 03 - Standard 1024x768
0% 100%
min: 18964      avg: 22143.5 (15%)     median: 22143.5 (15%)     max: 25323 Points
Unigine Heaven 2.1 - high, Tesselation (normal), DirectX11 1280x1024
0% 100%
min: 21.2      avg: 22 (12%)     median: 22.2 (12%)     max: 22.6 fps
PCMark Vantage - Gaming Score 1024x768
0% 100%
min: 3695      avg: 6034 (23%)     median: 5275.5 (20%)     max: 10889 Points
SPECviewperf 12 - Solidworks (sw-03) 1900x1060
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min: 26.41      avg: 26.4 (51%)     median: 26.4 (51%)     max: 26.41 fps
SPECviewperf 12 - Siemens NX (snx-02) 1900x1060
0% 100%
min: 4.87      avg: 4.9 (6%)     median: 4.9 (6%)     max: 4.87 fps
SPECviewperf 12 - Showcase (showcase-01) 1900x1060
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min: 6.3      avg: 6.3 (18%)     median: 6.3 (18%)     max: 6.3 fps
SPECviewperf 12 - Maya (maya-04) 1900x1060
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min: 5.62      avg: 5.6 (10%)     median: 5.6 (10%)     max: 5.62 fps
SPECviewperf 12 - Creo (creo-01) 1900x1060
0% 100%
min: 13.22      avg: 13.2 (18%)     median: 13.2 (18%)     max: 13.22 fps
SPECviewperf 12 - Catia (catia-04) 1900x1060
0% 100%
min: 16.34      avg: 16.3 (30%)     median: 16.3 (30%)     max: 16.34 fps
SPECviewperf 11 - Siemens NX 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 6.4      avg: 6.4 (10%)     median: 6.4 (10%)     max: 6.4 fps
SPECviewperf 11 - Tcvis 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 2.89      avg: 2.9 (5%)     median: 2.9 (5%)     max: 2.89 fps
SPECviewperf 11 - SolidWorks 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 11.9      avg: 11.9 (18%)     median: 11.9 (18%)     max: 11.9 fps
SPECviewperf 11 - Pro/ENGINEER 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 3.02      avg: 3 (16%)     median: 3 (16%)     max: 3.02 fps
SPECviewperf 11 - Maya 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 6.33      avg: 6.3 (6%)     median: 6.3 (6%)     max: 6.33 fps
SPECviewperf 11 - Lightwave 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 13.21      avg: 13.2 (16%)     median: 13.2 (16%)     max: 13.21 fps
SPECviewperf 11 - Ensight 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 12.16      avg: 12.2 (15%)     median: 12.2 (15%)     max: 12.16 fps
SPECviewperf 11 - Catia 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 5.49      avg: 5.5 (8%)     median: 5.5 (8%)     max: 5.49 fps
Cinebench R11.5 - OpenGL 64Bit
0% 100%
min: 29.12      avg: 34.9 (32%)     median: 34.8 (32%)     max: 39.75 Points
Cinebench R10 - Shading 32Bit
0% 100%
min: 4687      avg: 6448.5 (53%)     median: 6519 (54%)     max: 8055 Points
Windows 7 Experience Index - Gaming graphics
0% 100%
min: 6.6      avg: 6.7 (85%)     median: 6.7 (85%)     max: 6.8 points
Windows 7 Experience Index - Graphics
0% 100%
min: 6.6      avg: 6.7 (85%)     median: 6.7 (85%)     max: 6.8 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
21  fps      Compare
med. 1366x768
14.8  fps      Compare
high 1366x768
11.1  fps      Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
X-Plane 10.25
low 1024x768
59.8 63.5 ~ 62 fps      Compare
med. 1366x768
30.4 33.3 ~ 32 fps      Compare
high 1366x768
13.1 14 ~ 14 fps      Compare
ultra 1920x1080
11.7  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
Need for Speed: Rivals
low 1024x768
30  fps      Compare
med. 1366x768
28.8  fps      Compare
high 1366x768
23.7  fps      Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Call of Duty: Ghosts
low 1024x768
35.3  fps      Compare
med. 1366x768
32.7  fps      Compare
high 1366x768
14.3  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
Battlefield 4
low 1024x768
48.7 49.6 ~ 49 fps      Compare
med. 1366x768
33 37.9 ~ 35 fps      Compare
high 1366x768
22.4 28 ~ 25 fps      Compare
ultra 1920x1080
8.1  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
Batman: Arkham Origins
low 1024x768
70  fps      Compare
med. 1366x768
43  fps      Compare
high 1366x768
27  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings med..
F1 2013

F1 2013

2013
low 1024x768
80 92 ~ 86 fps      Compare
med. 1366x768
54 66 ~ 60 fps      Compare
high 1366x768
37 60 ~ 49 fps      Compare
ultra 1920x1080
23 29 ~ 26 fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings high.
Fifa 14

Fifa 14

2013
low 1024x768
229.4 253.6 316.3 ~ 266 fps      Compare
med. 1366x768
146.5 147.9 182.7 ~ 159 fps      Compare
high 1366x768
122.5 142.3 157.9 ~ 141 fps      Compare