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AMD Radeon HD 8550G

AMD Radeon HD 8550G

The AMD Radeon HD 8550G is a processor graphics card in the AMD Richland APUs (for example, the A8-5550M). It offers only 256 VLIW4 shader cores vs. the 384 shader cores of the 8650G. The 8550G has no dedicated graphics memory and shares the main memory with the CPU cores.

The integrated UVD3 video decoder allows for full decoding of Multi-View Codec (MVC), MPEG-4 Part 2 (DivX, xVid), MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 and Adobe Flash HD videos.

According to its clock rate range of 515 - 720 MHz (or 554 - 720 MHz in an A8-5557M), performance is only a few percentage points above a Radeon HD 7640G. Thus, the Radeon HD 8550G performs similarly to a dedicated Radeon HD 7570M. Without fast dual-channel memory, however, performance drops dramatically. The shaders of the chip can also be used for general computing.

The APU is manufactured in 32nm and rated at a TDP of 35 W. This allows the chip to be used in notebooks from 13- to 14-inches or larger.

ManufacturerAMD
Radeon HD 8000G Series
Radeon HD 8650G compare 384 @ 0.53 - 0.72 GHz
Radeon HD 8510G compare 384 @ 0.45 - 0.55 GHz
Radeon HD 8550G 256 @ 0.52 - 0.72 GHz
Radeon HD 8610G compare 384 @ 0.53 - 0.63 GHz
Radeon HD 8450G compare 192 @ 0.53 - 0.72 GHz
Radeon HD 8410G compare 192 @ 0.45 - 0.6 GHz
Radeon HD 8350G compare 128 @ 0.51 - 0.72 GHz
Radeon HD 8310G compare 128 @ 0.42 - 0.55 GHz
CodenameRichland
ArchitectureTerascale 3
Pipelines256 - unified
Core Speed515 - 720 (Boost) MHz
Shared Memoryyes
DirectXDirectX 11, Shader 5.0
technology32 nm
Notebook Sizemedium sized
Date of Announcement12.03.2013
CPU in Radeon HD 8550GGPU Base SpeedGPU Boost / Turbo
AMD A8-5550M4 x 2100 MHz, 35 W515 MHz720 MHz
AMD A8-5557M4 x 2100 MHz, 35 W554 MHz720 MHz
min. - max.515 - 554 MHz720 MHz

Benchmarks

Performance Rating - 3DMark 11 + Fire Strike + Time Spy
5.8 pt (6%)
3DMark Vantage
3DM Vant. Perf. total +
3DM Vant. Perf. GPU no PhysX +
3DMark 06 3DMark 06 - Standard 1280x1024 +
SPECviewperf 12
specvp12 sw-03 +
specvp12 snx-02 +
specvp12 showcase-01 +
specvp12 mediacal-01 +
specvp12 maya-04 +
specvp12 energy-01 +
specvp12 creo-01 +
specvp12 catia-04 +
Cinebench R10 Cinebench R10 Shading (32bit) +
Cinebench R11.5 Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64 Bit +
Cinebench R15
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64 Bit +
Cinebench R15 OpenGL Ref. Match 64 Bit +
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7
GLBench 2.7 T-Rex HD Offscreen C24Z16 +
GLBench 2.7 T-Rex HD Onscreen C24Z16 +
- 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.

Fifa 15

Fifa 15

2014
low 1280x720
48 (!)  fps    + Compare
high 1366x768
31.1  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
16.9  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
low 1024x768
39  fps    + Compare
med. 1366x768
22.2  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
8.6  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
low 1024x768
93  fps    + Compare
med. 1366x768
39  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
17.1  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings med..
low 1280x720
33.1  fps    + Compare
med. 1280x720
29.8  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
13.4  fps    + Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
low 1024x768
36  fps    + Compare
med. 1366x768
28  fps    + Compare
high 1366x768
18.2  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
9.7  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
Titanfall

Titanfall

2014
low 1024x768
52  fps    + Compare
med. 1366x768
26  fps    + Compare
high 1366x768
20  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
low 1024x768
27.5  fps    + Compare
med. 1366x768
22.5  fps    + Compare
high 1366x768
11.3  fps    + Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
low 1024x768
33.6  fps    + Compare
med. 1366x768
23.5  fps    + Compare
high 1366x768
16.6  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
5.3  fps    + Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
F1 2013

F1 2013

2013
low 1024x768
60  fps    + Compare
med. 1366x768
38  fps    + Compare
high 1366x768
34  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
16  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings med..