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AMD Radeon HD 8650G + HD 8570M Dual Graphics

AMD Radeon HD 8650G + HD 8570M Dual Graphics

The AMD Radeon HD 8650G + HD 8570M Dual Graphics is the combination of an integrated AMD Radeon HD 8650G APU processor graphics card and a dedicated entry level AMD Radeon HD 8570M graphics card in CrossFire combination. It is called AMD Dual Graphics or asymmetric CrossFire and uses AFR (Alternate Frame Rendering) to render different frames on the two graphic cores. Therefore the combination also suffers from micro stuttering (different spaces between two images lead to stuttering altough the framerate is high enough for fluent gaming with only one GPU).

The performance of the Dual Graphics solution depends greatly on the driver support for the used games. In some games the performance may even degrade slightly compared to using only the dedicated graphics card. Only in best case scenarios (mainly synthetic 3D benchmarks) the performance of a GT 640M is possible. Therefore, due to the micro stuttering and performance problems, Dual Graphics may impose more problems than bring performance gains.

The features like PureVideo HD (UVD3) or OpenCL support are similar to the two graphics cards.

As both graphics cards are rendering frames, the power consumption is clearly higher than using only one GPU.

ManufacturerAMD
Radeon HD 8500M Series
Radeon HD 8650G + HD 8570M Dual Graphics 768 @ 720 / 650 MHz64 Bit @ 1800 - 2000 MHz
Radeon HD 8590M compare 384 @ 620 MHz64 Bit @ 4500 MHz
Radeon HD 8450G + Radeon HD 8570M Dual Graphics compare 576 @ 720 / 650 MHz64 Bit @ 1800 MHz
Radeon HD 8570M compare 384 @ 650 MHz64 Bit @ 1800 - 2000 MHz
Radeon HD 8550M compare 384 @ 700 MHz64 Bit @ 1800 MHz
Pipelines768 - unified
Core Speed720 / 650 MHz
Memory Speed1800 - 2000 MHz
Memory Bus Width64 Bit
Memory TypeDDR3
Shared Memoryno
DirectXDirectX 11, Shader 5.0
technology32 / 28 nm
Notebook Sizemedium sized
Date of Announcement01.08.2013

Benchmarks

Performance Rating - 3DMark 11 + Fire Strike + Time Spy
6.6 pt (7%)
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Score
min: 4271     avg: 4305     median: 4304.5 (6%)     max: 4338 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Graphics
min: 727     avg: 861     median: 861 (2%)     max: 995 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Graphics
min: 62247     avg: 63226     median: 63225.5 (8%)     max: 64204 Points
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Score
min: 1802     avg: 1959     median: 1958.5 (5%)     max: 2115 Points
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance GPU
min: 1848     avg: 2004     median: 2004 (3%)     max: 2160 Points
3DMark Vantage
3DM Vant. Perf. total +
3DM Vant. Perf. GPU no PhysX +
3DMark 06 3DMark 06 - Standard 1280x1024 +
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 +
- 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.

Thief

Thief

2014
low 1024x768
14  fps    + Compare
med. 1366x768
11.6  fps    + Compare
high 1366x768
9.6  fps    + Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
low 1024x768
37.5  fps    + Compare
med. 1366x768
19.2  fps    + Compare
high 1366x768
8.6  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
low 1024x768
18.8  fps    + Compare
med. 1366x768
18.2  fps    + Compare
high 1366x768
14.7  fps    + Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
low 1024x768
24.8  fps    + Compare
med. 1366x768
23.6  fps    + Compare
high 1366x768
12.7  fps    + Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
low 1024x768
35.1  fps    + Compare
med. 1366x768
24.5  fps    + Compare
high 1366x768
15.8  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
low 1024x768
42  fps    + Compare
med. 1366x768
24  fps    + Compare
high 1366x768
15  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
F1 2013

F1 2013

2013
low 1024x768
28  fps    + Compare
med. 1366x768
19  fps    + Compare
high 1366x768
18  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
14  fps    + Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Fifa 14

Fifa 14

2013
low 1024x768
109.3  fps    + Compare
med. 1366x768
69.2  fps    + Compare
high 1366x768
67.7  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
57.2  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
low 1024x768
25.8  fps    + Compare
med. 1366x768
18  fps    + Compare
high 1366x768
14.4  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
3.1  fps    + Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
low 1280x720
10.6  fps    + Compare
med. 1366x768
8.9  fps    + Compare
high 1366x768
7  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
5.9  fps    + Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
low 1024x768
31.6  fps    + Compare
med. 1366x768
22.7  fps    + Compare
high 1366x768
13.6  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
8.8  fps    + Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
low 1024x768
35.4  fps    + Compare
med. 1366x768
24.2  fps    + Compare
high 1366x768
10.5  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
Dota 2

Dota 2

2013
low 1024x768
29.4 29.4 ~ 29 fps    + Compare
med. 1366x768
19 19 ~ 19 fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
14.1  fps    + Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
low 1024x768
7.7  fps    + Compare
med. 1366x768
7.2  fps    + Compare
high 1366x768
5.9  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
3.4  fps    + Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
GRID 2

GRID 2

2013
med. 1366x768
47  fps    + Compare
high 1366x768
31.4  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings med..
low 1024x768
15.9  fps    + Compare
med. 1366x768
14.1  fps    + Compare
high 1366x768
9.5  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
5.6  fps    + Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
low 1280x720
39.1 43.1 ~ 41 fps    + Compare
med. 1366x768
24.1 26.9 ~ 26 fps    + Compare
high 1366x768
19.6 23.2 ~ 21 fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
6.9  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
med. 1366x768
47.4  fps    + Compare
high 1366x768
25.5  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings med..
SimCity

SimCity

2013
low 1024x768
34.2  fps    + Compare
med. 1366x768
20.1  fps    + Compare
high 1366x768
15.2  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
7.8  fps    + Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
low 1024x768
63.4 66.1