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.
Radeon HD 6500M Series
|Pipelines||400 - unified|
|Core Speed||600 MHz|
|Memory Speed||800 MHz|
|Memory Bus Width||128 Bit|
|Max. Amount of Memory||1024 MB|
|API||DirectX 11, Shader 5.0|
|Notebook Size||medium sized|
|Date of Announcement||26.11.2010|
|Link to Manufacturer Page||http://www.amd.com/us/products/notebook/...|