AMD Radeon HD 8750M

AMD Radeon HD 8750M

The AMD Radeon HD 8750M (sometimes known as the ATI Mobility Radeon HD 8750) is a DirectX 11.1 graphics card for laptops. It is based on the Mars chip (28nm GCN architecture) with 384 shader cores, 24 TMUs, and 8 ROPs. The core is clocked at 775 - 825 MHz (DDR3) or 620 - 670 MHz (GDDR5) and can access up to 2 GB of memory (128 bit, 1000 MHz).

The performance of the Radeon HD 8750M is similar to the Nvidia GeForce GT 730M and 740M. Overall, the DDR3 and the GDDR5 versions of the card are offering almost the same performance, as the higher core clock of the DDR3 modell is compensated by the additional memory bandwidth of the GDDR5 variant. Current and demanding games of 2013/2014 like Battlefield 4 will run fluently in medium resolutions and detail settings.

The 384 shaders can be used with OpenCL 1.2 for general-purpose calculations (as 6 compute units). Compared to old TeraScale 2 chips, the GCN-based Mars architecture offers improved performance in this framework.

Features of the 8750M include video decoding via UVD3 for decoding MPEG-4 AVC/H.264, VC-1, MPEG-2, and Flash directly from the AMD GPU. Multi-View Codec (MVC) and MPEG-4 part 2 (DivX, xVid) HD videos are now compatible as well.

The 8700M series also supports automatic graphics switching between the integrated GPU and discrete GPU. Called Enduro, the technology supersedes AMD's Dynamic Switchable Graphics and is similar to Nvidia's Optimus. Furthermore, the 8750M can directly support up to 2 connected monitors using Eyefinity Technology if Enduro is disabled.

Other features of the 8700M series include ZeroCore for reducing power consumption when the display is turned off and Power Gating to power down areas of the chip that are not used. PowerTune allows automatic overclocking and underclocking of the graphics card as long as the GPU is within its TDP limit. For example, the chip may be underclocked when running FurMark and OCCT, but will overclock in certain games like Lost Planet, Crysis or Resident Evil 5.

The integrated HD audio processor is able to transmit HD Audio (TrueHD or DTS Master Audio) over HDMI and DisplayPort (e.g., for Blu-Ray videos). Additionally, it now allows audio to output simultaneously and in parallel to multiple devices with the new Discrete Digital Multipoint Audio (DDMA) feature.

The power consumption should be similar to or slightly below that of the old HD 7670M. As a result, the 8750M is best suited for 13-inch notebooks or larger.

Radeon HD 8700M Series
Radeon HD 8790M (compare) 384 @ 850 MHz128 Bit @ 4500 MHz
Radeon HD 8770M (compare) 384 @ 775 MHz128 Bit @ 4500 MHz
Radeon HD 8550G + HD 8750M Dual Graphics (compare) 640 @ 720 / 825 MHz128 Bit @ 1800 MHz
Radeon HD 8750M 384 @ 620 - 775 (Boost) MHz128 Bit @ 2000 - 4000 MHz
Radeon HD 8730M (compare) 384 @ 650 MHz128 Bit @ 2000 MHz
CodenameMars Pro
Pipelines384 - unified
Core Speed620 - 775 (Boost) MHz
Memory Speed2000 - 4000 MHz
Memory Bus Width128 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5, DDR3
Max. Amount of Memory2048 MB
Shared Memoryno
DirectXDirectX 11.1, Shader 5.0
Transistor Count900 Million
technology28 nm
Notebook Sizemedium sized
Date of Announcement16.11.2012


3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Score 1280x720
min: 5433     avg: 5909.8     median: 5610 (9%)     max: 7521 Points
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Graphics 1280x720
min: 7690     avg: 8444.6     median: 8524 (5%)     max: 8882 Points
3DMark - Fire Strike Score 1920x1080
min: 1090     avg: 1192.3     median: 1186 (4%)     max: 1281 Points
3DMark - Fire Strike Graphics 1920x1080
min: 1170     avg: 1277.6     median: 1276 (3%)     max: 1339 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Standard Graphics 1280x720
min: 41642     avg: 55700.5     median: 54564 (7%)     max: 70678 Points
3DMark 11 - Performance 1280x720
min: 1512     avg: 1883.5     median: 1863 (5%)     max: 2515 points
3DMark 11 - Performance GPU 1280x720
min: 1379     avg: 1748.9     median: 1698 (3%)     max: 2662 points
3DMark Vantage
P Result 1280x1024 +
P GPU no PhysX 1280x1024 +
3DMark 05 - Standard 1024x768
min: 9722     avg: 13619.8     median: 13642 (26%)     max: 17472 Points
3DMark 06 Standard 1280x1024 +
Unigine Heaven 2.1 - high, Tesselation (normal), DirectX11 1280x1024
min: 21     avg: 22     median: 22 (9%)     max: 22 fps
SPECviewperf 11
Siemens NX 1920x1080 +
Tcvis 1920x1080 +
SolidWorks 1920x1080 +
Pro/ENGINEER 1920x1080 +
Maya 1920x1080 +
Lightwave 1920x1080 +
Ensight 1920x1080 +
Catia 1920x1080 +
SPECviewperf 12
Solidworks (sw-03) 1900x1060 +
Siemens NX (snx-02) 1900x1060 +
Showcase (showcase-01) 1900x1060 +
Maya (maya-04) 1900x1060 +
Creo (creo-01) 1900x1060 +
Catia (catia-04) 1900x1060 +
Cinebench R10 Shading 32Bit +
Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64Bit +
Cinebench R15
OpenGL 64Bit +
Ref. Match 64Bit +
LuxMark v2.0 64Bit - Room GPUs-only
min: 221     avg: 224.5     median: 224 (4%)     max: 228 Samples/s
- 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 1024x768
21  fps    + Compare
med. 1366x768
14.8  fps    + Compare
high 1366x768
11.1  fps    + Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
low 1024x768
59.8 63.5 ~ 62 fps    + Compare
med. 1366x768
30.4 33.3 ~ 32 fps    + Compare
high 1366x768
13.1 14 ~ 14 fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
11.7  fps    + Compare