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AMD Radeon HD 6550M

AMD Radeon HD 6550M

The AMD Radeon HD 6550M (or ATI Mobility Radeon HD 6550) is a renamed version of the ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5650. As the 5650, the HD6550M supports DirectX 11, Shader Model 5.0, OpenGL 4.1, OpenCL 1.1, and Directcompute 11. The integrated video processor is still an UVD 2.2 for H.264, VC-1 and MPEG-2 video decoding.

The gaming performance should be somewhere between a HD 5650 and a HD 5730 depending on the used graphics memory. Therfore, demanding games like Risen or Battlefield Bad Company 2 can be played in medium to high details fluently. Less demanding games like Fifa 11 should run fluently in Full HD resolution and maximum detail settings.

The power consumption is between 15-30 Watt for the chip (according to AMD). This fits perfectly the HD 5650 (15-19 Watt) and 5730 (26 Watt) and is therefore best suited for 15" laptops.

ManufacturerAMD
Radeon HD 6500M Series
Radeon HD 6570M compare 400 @ 0.65 GHz128 Bit @ 900 MHz
Radeon HD 6550M 400 @ 0.6 GHz128 Bit @ 800 MHz
Radeon HD 6530M compare 400 @ 0.5 GHz128 Bit @ 800 MHz
CodenameCapilano-PRO
ArchitectureTerascale 2
Pipelines400 - unified
Core Speed600 MHz
Memory Speed800 MHz
Memory Bus Width128 Bit
Memory TypeDDR3
Max. Amount of Memory1024 MB
Shared Memoryno
DirectXDirectX 11, Shader 5.0
technology40 nm
Notebook Sizemedium sized
Date of Announcement26.11.2010
Link to Manufacturer Pagehttp://www.amd.com/us/products/notebook/...

Benchmarks

3DMark Vantage
3DM Vant. Perf. total +
3DM Vant. Perf. GPU no PhysX +
3DMark 03 - 3DMark 03 - Standard
min: 21833     avg: 22001     median: 21972.5 (11%)     max: 22227 Points
3DMark 06 3DMark 06 - Score Unknown Settings +
3DMark 06 - Standard 1280x1024 +
3DMark 06 - Standard 1280x768 +
SPECviewperf 11
specvp11 snx-01 +
specvp11 tcvis-02 +
specvp11 sw-02 +
specvp11 proe-05 +
specvp11 maya-03 +
specvp11 lightwave-01 +
specvp11 ensight-04 +
specvp11 catia-03 +
Cinebench R10 Cinebench R10 Shading (32bit) +
Cinebench R11.5 Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64 Bit +
- Range of benchmark values for this graphics card
- Average benchmark values for this graphics card
* Smaller numbers mean a higher performance

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 detailed information on the benchmark results, click on the fps number.

low 800x600
76.3  fps    + Compare
med. 1024x768
57.8  fps    + Compare
high 1360x768
42.7  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
22.9  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings high.
Fifa 11

Fifa 11

2010
low 800x600
258.5 277 fps ~ 268 fps    + Compare
med. 1024x768
147.6 151 fps ~ 149 fps    + Compare
high 1360x768
84.4 89 fps ~ 87 fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
47.2  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
Mafia 2

Mafia 2

2010
low 800x600
61.5  fps    + Compare
med. 1024x768
40.9 fps 42.4 ~ 42 fps    + Compare
high 1360x768
32.5 fps 32.8 ~ 33 fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
20  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings med..
low 1024x768
184.8  fps    + Compare
med. 1360x768
42.3 45.6 ~ 44 fps    + Compare
high 1360x768
26.1 29.4 ~ 28 fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
15.8  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings med..
low 800x600
56.8  fps    + Compare
med. 1360x768
26.1  fps    + Compare
high 1600x900
13.9  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
4.6  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
low 1024x768
63.8 fps  fps    + Compare
med. 1366x768
47.9 fps 48.8 fps ~ 48 fps    + Compare
high 1366x768
32.8 fps 33.5 fps ~ 33 fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
14.7  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings med..
low 800x600
125.8  fps    + Compare
med. 1024x768
45.9  fps    + Compare
high 1366x768
37.6  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
23.4  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings high.
Risen

Risen

2009
low 800x600
69.1 fps 72.2 ~ 71 fps    + Compare
med. 1024x768
34.7 35.7 fps 35.9 ~ 35 fps    + Compare
high 1366x768
24.6 fps 26 29 ~ 27 fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
16.8  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
Resident Evil 5

Resident Evil 5

2009
low 800x600
98.7  fps    + Compare
high 1360x768
48.1  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
27  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings high.
Need for Speed Shift

Need for Speed Shift

2009
low 800x600
69.3  fps    + Compare
med. 1024x768
36.9 47.7 ~ 42 fps    + Compare
high 1366x768
29.2 31.5 ~ 30 fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
19.7  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings med..
Colin McRae: DIRT 2

Colin McRae: DIRT 2

2009
low 800x600
51.9 91.1 ~ 72 fps    + Compare
med. 1024x768
34.5 59.9 ~ 47 fps    + Compare
high 1360x768
24.3 29.2 ~ 27 fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
15.7  fps    + Compare