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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 @ 650 MHz128 Bit @ 900 MHz
Radeon HD 6550M 400 @ 600 MHz128 Bit @ 800 MHz
Radeon HD 6530M (compare) 400 @ 500 MHz128 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 11 - Performance 1280x720
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3DMark Vantage
P Result 1280x1024 +
P GPU no PhysX 1280x1024 +
3DMark 2001SE - Standard 1024x768
min: 28410     avg: 31250.5     median: 31250.5 (207%)     max: 34091 Points
3DMark 03 - Standard 1024x768
min: 21833     avg: 22001.3     median: 21972.5 (404%)     max: 22227 Points
3DMark 05 - Standard 1024x768
min: 13983     avg: 14083.7     median: 14043 (437%)     max: 14225 Points
3DMark 06 +
Unigine Heaven 2.1 - high, Tesselation (normal), DirectX11 1280x1024
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SPECviewperf 11
Siemens NX 1920x1080 +
Tcvis 1920x1080 +
SolidWorks 1920x1080 +
Pro/ENGINEER 1920x1080 +
Maya 1920x1080 +
Lightwave 1920x1080 +
Ensight 1920x1080 +
Catia 1920x1080 +
Cinebench R10 Shading 32Bit +
Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64Bit +
- 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
» With most tested laptops playable in detail settings med..
Anno 1404

Anno 1404

2009
low 1024x768
125.1  fps    + Compare
ultra 1280x1024
29.2  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
F.E.A.R. 2

F.E.A.R. 2

2009
low 800x600
144.1  fps    + Compare
med. 1024x768
76.7  fps    + Compare
high 1280x1024
50.4  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
26.3  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings high.
Far Cry 2

Far Cry 2

2008
low 640x480
98.6  fps    + Compare
high 1024x768
47.1  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
15  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings high.
Call of Duty 4 - Modern Warfare

Call of Duty 4 - Modern Warfare

2007
low 800x600
97.9 206 ~ 152 fps    + Compare
med. 1024x768
63.5 68.5 ~ 66 fps    + Compare
high 1280x1024
35  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings med..
Crysis - GPU Benchmark

Crysis - GPU Benchmark

2007
low 1024x768
98.1  fps    + Compare
med. 1024x768
60.6  fps    + Compare
high 1024x768
31.1  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
8.2  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings med..
Crysis - CPU Benchmark

Crysis - CPU Benchmark

2007
low 1024x768
106.3  fps    + Compare
med. 1024x768
53.4  fps    + Compare
high 1024x768
25.9  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
7.5  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings med..
Call of Juarez Benchmark

Call of Juarez Benchmark

2006
high 1024x768
28.4  fps    + Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Half Life 2 - Lost Coast Benchmark

Half Life 2 - Lost Coast Benchmark

2005

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Notebook reviews with AMD Radeon HD 6550M graphics card

Acer Aspire 3820TG-484G75Nks: Intel Core i5-480M, 13.3", 1.8 kg
  Review » Review Acer Aspire 3820TG Subnotebook (HD6550)

Acer Aspire 4820TG-644G16Mnks: Intel Core i7-640M, 14.1", 2.1 kg
  Review » Review Acer Aspire 4820TG (i7/HD 6550) Notebook

Acer Aspire 3820TG-484G75Nks: Intel Core i5-480M, 13.3", 1.8 kg
  External Review » Acer Aspire 3820TG-484G75Nks

Acer Aspire 4820TG-464G75Mnks: Intel Core i5-460M, 14", 2.3 kg
  External Review » Acer Aspire 4820TG-464G75Mnks

Acer Aspire 4820TG-644G16Mnks: Intel Core i7-640M, 14.1", 2.1 kg
  External Review » Acer Aspire 4820TG-644G16Mnks

Acer Aspire 4820TG-6847: Intel Core i5-480M, 14", 2.1 kg
  External Review » Acer Aspire 4820TG-6847

Acer Aspire 5820TG-484G64Miks: Intel Core i5-480M, 15.6", 2.4 kg
  External Review » Acer Aspire 5820TG-484G64Miks

Acer Aspire 5820TG-484G75Mnks : Intel Core i5-480M, 15.6", 2.4 kg
  External Review » Acer Aspire 5820TG-484G75Mnks

HP Pavilion dv6-3298: Intel Core i5-480M, 15.6", 2.5 kg
  External Review » HP Pavilion dv6-3298

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