AMD Radeon HD 8450G + Radeon HD 8570M Dual Graphics vs AMD Radeon HD 8550M

AMD Radeon HD 8450G + Radeon HD 8570M Dual Graphics

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The AMD Radeon HD 8450G + HD 8570M Dual Graphics is the combination of a integrated AMD Radeon HD 8450G 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 by 10-15% compared to using only the dedicated graphics card. Therefore, due to the micro stuttering and performance problems, Dual Graphics may impose more problems than bring performance gains. Overall, most games of 2013 will only run fluently in low settings.

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.

AMD Radeon HD 8550M

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The AMD Radeon HD 8550M is a DirectX 11.1 graphics card for small laptops. The core is clocked at 700 MHz, while the DDR3 graphics memory runs at 900 MHz. The 28nm Mars core uses the GCN architecture. Compared to the 8600M and 8700M series, the 8550M is different only in clock speed, memory bus configuration and memory type.

The performance of the Radeon HD 8550M is very similar to the Radeon HD 8570M or GeForce GT 630M. Current and demanding games like Far Cry 3 will run fluently only in low 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 8550M 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 8500M 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 8550M can directly support up to 2 connected monitors using Eyefinity Technology if Enduro is disabled.

Other features of the 8500M 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 somewhat below that of the old HD 7650M. As a result, the 8550M is suited for 13-inch notebooks or larger.

AMD Radeon HD 8450G + Radeon HD 8570M Dual GraphicsAMD Radeon HD 8550M
ManufacturerAMDAMD
Radeon HD 8500M Series
Radeon HD 8650G + HD 8570M Dual Graphics (compare) 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 576 @ 720 / 650 MHz64 Bit @ 1800 MHz
Radeon HD 8570M (compare) 384 @ 650 MHz64 Bit @ 1800 - 2000 MHz
Radeon HD 8550M 384 @ 700 MHz64 Bit @ 1800 MHz
Radeon HD 8650G + HD 8570M Dual Graphics (compare) 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 576 @ 720 / 650 MHz64 Bit @ 1800 MHz
Radeon HD 8570M (compare) 384 @ 650 MHz64 Bit @ 1800 - 2000 MHz
Radeon HD 8550M 384 @ 700 MHz64 Bit @ 1800 MHz
ArchitectureTerascale 3 / GCNGCN
576 - 384 -
Core720 / 650 MHz700 MHz
Memory1800 MHz1800 MHz
Bus64 Bit64 Bit
yesno
DirectXDirectX 11, 5.0DirectX 11.1, 5.0
Technology32/40 nm28 nm
Size
Introduced12.03.2012 16.11.2012
MemoryDDR3

3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Score 1280x720
2675 Points (5%)
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Graphics 1280x720
6040 Points (3%)
3DMark - Fire Strike Score 1920x1080
342 Points (1%)
3DMark - Fire Strike Graphics 1920x1080
515 Points (1%)
3DMark - Ice Storm Standard Graphics 1280x720
39939 Points (5%)
3DMark 11 - Performance 1280x720
1258 points (4%)
1242 points (4%)
3DMark 11 - Performance GPU 1280x720
1597 points (3%)
1307 points (3%)
3DMark Vantage
P Result 1280x1024 + AMD Radeon HD 8450G + Radeon HD 8570M Dual Graphics
P Result 1280x1024 + AMD Radeon HD 8550M
P GPU no PhysX 1280x1024 + AMD Radeon HD 8450G + Radeon HD 8570M Dual Graphics
P GPU no PhysX 1280x1024 + AMD Radeon HD 8550M
3DMark 03 - Standard 1024x768
15962 Points (8%)
3DMark 05 - Standard 1024x768
6475 Points (14%)
6008 Points (13%)
3DMark 06 Standard 1280x1024 + AMD Radeon HD 8450G + Radeon HD 8570M Dual Graphics
Standard 1280x1024 + AMD Radeon HD 8550M
Unigine Heaven 3.0 - DX 11, Normal Tessellation, High Shaders 1920x1080
11.2 fps (4%)
Unigine Heaven 2.1 - high, Tesselation (normal), DirectX11 1280x1024
14.1 fps (6%)
Cinebench R10 Shading 32Bit + AMD Radeon HD 8450G + Radeon HD 8570M Dual Graphics
Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64Bit + AMD Radeon HD 8450G + Radeon HD 8570M Dual Graphics
OpenGL 64Bit + AMD Radeon HD 8550M
LuxMark v2.0 64Bit - Room GPUs-only
139 Samples/s (3%)
LuxMark v2.0 64Bit - Sala GPUs-only
298 Samples/s (3%)
ComputeMark v2.1 - Normal, Score 1024x600
864 Points (3%)

Average Benchmarks AMD Radeon HD 8450G + Radeon HD 8570M Dual Graphics → 100%

Average Benchmarks AMD Radeon HD 8550M → 105%

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* Smaller numbers mean a higher performance
1 This benchmark is not used for the average calculation

low 1024x768
100%
Radeon HD 8450G + Radeon HD 8570M Dual Graphics:
7.8  fps
Radeon HD 8450G + Radeon HD 8570M Dual Graphics:
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GRID 2

GRID 2

2013
low 1024x768
100%
Radeon HD 8450G + Radeon HD 8570M Dual Graphics:
24.1  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Radeon HD 8450G + Radeon HD 8570M Dual Graphics:
14.7  fps
Radeon HD 8450G + Radeon HD 8570M Dual Graphics:
»
low 1024x768
100%
Radeon HD 8450G + Radeon HD 8570M Dual Graphics:
8.7  fps
Radeon HD 8450G + Radeon HD 8570M Dual Graphics:
»
low 1280x720
100%
Radeon HD 8450G + Radeon HD 8570M Dual Graphics:
28.2  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Radeon HD 8450G + Radeon HD 8570M Dual Graphics:
19  fps
Radeon HD 8450G + Radeon HD 8570M Dual Graphics:
»
low 1024x768
100%
Radeon HD 8450G + Radeon HD 8570M Dual Graphics:
32.8  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Radeon HD 8450G + Radeon HD 8570M Dual Graphics:
18.6  fps
Radeon HD 8450G + Radeon HD 8570M Dual Graphics:
»
Crysis 3

Crysis 3

2013
low 1024x768
100%
Radeon HD 8450G + Radeon HD 8570M Dual Graphics:
15  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Radeon HD 8450G + Radeon HD 8570M Dual Graphics:
9.9  fps
Radeon HD 8450G + Radeon HD 8570M Dual Graphics:
»
low 1024x768
100%
Radeon HD 8450G + Radeon HD 8570M Dual Graphics:
52  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Radeon HD 8450G + Radeon HD 8570M Dual Graphics:
27  fps
high 1366x768
100%
Radeon HD 8450G + Radeon HD 8570M Dual Graphics:
21.6  fps
Radeon HD 8450G + Radeon HD 8570M Dual Graphics:
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Far Cry 3

Far Cry 3

2012
low 1024x768
Radeon HD 8550M:
15.4  fps
med. 1366x768
Radeon HD 8550M:
15.3  fps
high 1366x768
Radeon HD 8550M:
11  fps
Radeon HD 8550M:
»
med. 1366x768
100%
Radeon HD 8450G + Radeon HD 8570M Dual Graphics:
6.8  fps
106%
Radeon HD 8550M:
7.2  fps
high 1366x768
Radeon HD 8550M:
6.8  fps
Radeon HD 8450G + Radeon HD 8570M Dual Graphics:
»
Radeon HD 8550M:
»
low 1024x768
100%
Radeon HD 8450G + Radeon HD 8570M Dual Graphics:
9.4  fps
118%
Radeon HD 8550M:
11.1  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Radeon HD 8450G + Radeon HD 8570M Dual Graphics:
8.1  fps
116%
Radeon HD 8550M:
9.4  fps
high 1366x768
Radeon HD 8550M:
8.8  fps
Radeon HD 8450G + Radeon HD 8570M Dual Graphics:
»
Radeon HD 8550M:
»
low 1024x768
100%
Radeon HD 8450G + Radeon HD 8570M Dual Graphics:
25.2  fps
145%
Radeon HD 8550M:
36.6  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Radeon HD 8450G + Radeon HD 8570M Dual Graphics:
22.9  fps
125%
Radeon HD 8550M:
28.6  fps
high 1366x768
100%
Radeon HD 8450G + Radeon HD 8570M Dual Graphics:
15.2  fps
105%
Radeon HD 8550M:
15.9  fps
Radeon HD 8450G + Radeon HD 8570M Dual Graphics:
»
Radeon HD 8550M:
»
low 1024x768
100%
Radeon HD 8450G + Radeon HD 8570M Dual Graphics:
19.9  fps
75%
Radeon HD 8550M:
14.9  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Radeon HD 8450G + Radeon HD 8570M Dual Graphics:
11.7  fps
115%
Radeon HD 8550M:
13.4  fps
high 1366x768
Radeon HD 8550M:
9.3  fps
Radeon HD 8450G + Radeon HD 8570M Dual Graphics:
»
Radeon HD 8550M:
»
low 1024x768
100%
Radeon HD 8450G + Radeon HD 8570M Dual Graphics:
16.6  fps
169%
Radeon HD 8550M:
28.1  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Radeon HD 8450G + Radeon HD 8570M Dual Graphics:
13.7  fps
158%
Radeon HD 8550M:
21.6  fps
high 1366x768
Radeon HD 8550M:
16.5  fps
Radeon HD 8450G + Radeon HD 8570M Dual Graphics:
»
Radeon HD 8550M:
»
low 1024x768
Radeon HD 8550M:
32  fps
med. 1366x768
Radeon HD 8550M:
29.4  fps
high 1366x768
Radeon HD 8550M:
26.7  fps
Radeon HD 8550M:
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Fifa 13

Fifa 13

2012
low 1024x768
100%
Radeon HD 8450G + Radeon HD 8570M Dual Graphics:
43.4  fps
135%
Radeon HD 8550M:
58.7  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Radeon HD 8450G + Radeon HD 8570M Dual Graphics:
32.2  fps
135%
Radeon HD 8550M:
43.5  fps
high 1366x768
100%
Radeon HD 8450G + Radeon HD 8570M Dual Graphics:
28.9  fps
144%
Radeon HD 8550M:
41.5  fps
Radeon HD 8450G + Radeon HD 8570M Dual Graphics:
»
Radeon HD 8550M:
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F1 2012

F1 2012

2012
low 1024x768
100%
Radeon HD 8450G + Radeon HD 8570M Dual Graphics:
16  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Radeon HD 8450G + Radeon HD 8570M Dual Graphics:
12  fps
Radeon HD 8450G + Radeon HD 8570M Dual Graphics:
»
low 1024x768
Radeon HD 8550M:
25.4  fps
med. 1366x768
Radeon HD 8550M:
20.9  fps
high 1366x768
Radeon HD 8550M:
16.7  fps
Radeon HD 8550M:
»
low 1024x768
Radeon HD 8550M:
16.8  fps
high 1366x768
Radeon HD 8550M:
7.8  fps
Radeon HD 8550M:
»
low 1024x768
100%
Radeon HD 8450G + Radeon HD 8570M Dual Graphics:
43.1  fps
90%
Radeon HD 8550M:
38.7  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Radeon HD 8450G + Radeon HD 8570M Dual Graphics:
33.2  fps
101%
Radeon HD 8550M:
33.6  fps
high 1366x768
100%
Radeon HD 8450G + Radeon HD 8570M Dual Graphics:
26.6  fps
111%
Radeon HD 8550M:
29.4  fps
Radeon HD 8450G + Radeon HD 8570M Dual Graphics:
»
Radeon HD 8550M:
»
med. 1366x768
Radeon HD 8550M:
31.5  fps
Radeon HD 8550M:
»
low 1024x768
100%
Radeon HD 8450G + Radeon HD 8570M Dual Graphics:
24.8  fps
89%
Radeon HD 8550M:
22.1  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Radeon HD 8450G + Radeon HD 8570M Dual Graphics:
13  fps
119%
Radeon HD 8550M:
15.5  fps
high 1366x768
Radeon HD 8550M:
13.5  fps
Radeon HD 8450G + Radeon HD 8570M Dual Graphics:
»
Radeon HD 8550M:
»
low 1024x768
100%
Radeon HD 8450G + Radeon HD 8570M Dual Graphics:
10.4  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Radeon HD 8450G + Radeon HD 8570M Dual Graphics:
5.8  fps
Radeon HD 8450G + Radeon HD 8570M Dual Graphics:
»
low 1024x768
100%
Radeon HD 8450G + Radeon HD 8570M Dual Graphics:
9.4  fps
119%
Radeon HD 8550M:
11.2  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Radeon HD 8450G + Radeon HD 8570M Dual Graphics:
9.2  fps
114%
Radeon HD 8550M:
10.5  fps
high 1366x768
Radeon HD 8550M:
10  fps
Radeon HD 8450G + Radeon HD 8570M Dual Graphics:
»
Radeon HD 8550M:
»
low 1024x768
100%
Radeon HD 8450G + Radeon HD 8570M Dual Graphics:
19.9  fps
83%
Radeon HD 8550M:
16.5  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Radeon HD 8450G + Radeon HD 8570M Dual Graphics:
11.7  fps
98%
Radeon HD 8550M:
11.5  fps
high 1366x768
Radeon HD 8550M:
10.4  fps
Radeon HD 8450G + Radeon HD 8570M Dual Graphics:
»
Radeon HD 8550M:
»
low 1024x768
100%
Radeon HD 8450G + Radeon HD 8570M Dual Graphics:
47.6  fps
125%
Radeon HD 8550M:
59.5  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Radeon HD 8450G + Radeon HD 8570M Dual Graphics:
37.6  fps
119%
Radeon HD 8550M:
44.9  fps
high 1366x768
100%
Radeon HD 8450G + Radeon HD 8570M Dual Graphics:
30.1  fps
114%
Radeon HD 8550M:
34.4  fps
Radeon HD 8450G + Radeon HD 8570M Dual Graphics:
»
Radeon HD 8550M:
»
low 1024x768
100%
Radeon HD 8450G + Radeon HD 8570M Dual Graphics:
10.3  fps
97%
Radeon HD 8550M:
10  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Radeon HD 8450G + Radeon HD 8570M Dual Graphics:
14.4  fps
118%
Radeon HD 8550M:
17  fps
high 1366x768
100%
Radeon HD 8450G + Radeon HD 8570M Dual Graphics:
11.9  fps
110%
Radeon HD 8550M:
13.1  fps
Radeon HD 8450G + Radeon HD 8570M Dual Graphics:
»
Radeon HD 8550M:
»
low 1280x720
100%
Radeon HD 8450G + Radeon HD 8570M Dual Graphics:
30.8  fps
98%
Radeon HD 8550M:
30.2  fps
high 1366x768
100%
Radeon HD 8450G + Radeon HD 8570M Dual Graphics:
21.9  fps
108%
Radeon HD 8550M:
23.6  fps
Radeon HD 8450G + Radeon HD 8570M Dual Graphics:
»
Radeon HD 8550M:
»
Alan Wake

Alan Wake

2012
low 1024x768
100%
Radeon HD 8450G + Radeon HD 8570M Dual Graphics:
18  fps
114%
Radeon HD 8550M:
20.6  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Radeon HD 8450G + Radeon HD 8570M Dual Graphics:
11.5  fps
111%
Radeon HD 8550M:
12.8  fps
Radeon HD 8450G + Radeon HD 8570M Dual Graphics:
»
Radeon HD 8550M:
»
Anno 2070

Anno 2070

2011
low 1024x768
100%
Radeon HD 8450G + Radeon HD 8570M Dual Graphics:
55.4  fps
102%
Radeon HD 8550M:
56.4  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Radeon HD 8450G + Radeon HD 8570M Dual Graphics:
26  fps
98%
Radeon HD 8550M:
25.6  fps
high 1366x768
100%
Radeon HD 8450G + Radeon HD 8570M Dual Graphics:
16.1  fps
119%
Radeon HD 8550M:
19.1  fps
Radeon HD 8450G + Radeon HD 8570M Dual Graphics:
»
Radeon HD 8550M:
»
low 1280x720
100%
Radeon HD 8450G + Radeon HD 8570M Dual Graphics:
18.4  fps
114%
Radeon HD 8550M:
20.9  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Radeon HD 8450G + Radeon HD 8570M Dual Graphics:
15.8  fps
120%
Radeon HD 8550M:
19  fps
high 1366x768
Radeon HD 8550M:
15.9  fps
Radeon HD 8450G + Radeon HD 8570M Dual Graphics:
»
Radeon HD 8550M:
»
low 1024x768
100%
Radeon HD 8450G + Radeon HD 8570M Dual Graphics:
35.8  fps
125%
Radeon HD 8550M:
44.6  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Radeon HD 8450G + Radeon HD 8570M Dual Graphics:
23.8  fps
126%
Radeon HD 8550M:
30.1  fps
high 1366x768
100%
Radeon HD 8450G + Radeon HD 8570M Dual Graphics:
19.3  fps
124%
Radeon HD 8550M:
24  fps
Radeon HD 8450G + Radeon HD 8570M Dual Graphics:
»
Radeon HD 8550M:
»
low 1024x768
100%
Radeon HD 8450G + Radeon HD 8570M Dual Graphics:
11.1  fps
148%
Radeon HD 8550M:
16.4  fps
med. 1366x768
Radeon HD 8550M:
14.4  fps
high 1366x768
Radeon HD 8550M:
13.4  fps
Radeon HD 8450G + Radeon HD 8570M Dual Graphics:
»
Radeon HD 8550M:
»
low 1024x768
100%
Radeon HD 8450G + Radeon HD 8570M Dual Graphics:
38.8  fps
high 1366x768
100%
Radeon HD 8450G + Radeon HD 8570M Dual Graphics:
26.1  fps
Radeon HD 8450G + Radeon HD 8570M Dual Graphics:
»
Total War: Shogun 2

Total War: Shogun 2

2011
low 1024x768
100%
Radeon HD 8450G + Radeon HD 8570M Dual Graphics:
45.2  fps
med. 1280x720
100%
Radeon HD 8450G + Radeon HD 8570M Dual Graphics:
16.7  fps
Radeon HD 8450G + Radeon HD 8570M Dual Graphics:
»
Civilization 5

Civilization 5

2010
low 1024x768
100%
Radeon HD 8450G + Radeon HD 8570M Dual Graphics:
20.6  fps
Radeon HD 8450G + Radeon HD 8570M Dual Graphics:
»
Mafia 2

Mafia 2

2010
low 800x600
100%
Radeon HD 8450G + Radeon HD 8570M Dual Graphics:
15  fps
med. 1024x768
100%
Radeon HD 8450G + Radeon HD 8570M Dual Graphics:
13.8  fps
Radeon HD 8450G + Radeon HD 8570M Dual Graphics:
»
low 800x600
100%
Radeon HD 8450G + Radeon HD 8570M Dual Graphics:
27.6  fps
med. 1360x768
100%
Radeon HD 8450G + Radeon HD 8570M Dual Graphics:
19.2  fps
Radeon HD 8450G + Radeon HD 8570M Dual Graphics:
»
low 1024x768
100%
Radeon HD 8450G + Radeon HD 8570M Dual Graphics:
29.5  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Radeon HD 8450G + Radeon HD 8570M Dual Graphics:
25.7  fps
high 1366x768
100%
Radeon HD 8450G + Radeon HD 8570M Dual Graphics:
23.2  fps
Radeon HD 8450G + Radeon HD 8570M Dual Graphics:
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Resident Evil 5

Resident Evil 5

2009
low 800x600
100%
Radeon HD 8450G + Radeon HD 8570M Dual Graphics:
31.3  fps
high 1360x768
100%
Radeon HD 8450G + Radeon HD 8570M Dual Graphics:
18.8  fps
Radeon HD 8450G + Radeon HD 8570M Dual Graphics:
»
Trackmania Nations Forever

Trackmania Nations Forever

2008
low 640x480
100%
Radeon HD 8450G + Radeon HD 8570M Dual Graphics:
108  fps
high 1024x768
100%
Radeon HD 8450G + Radeon HD 8570M Dual Graphics:
30.1  fps
Radeon HD 8450G + Radeon HD 8570M Dual Graphics:
»
World of Warcraft

World of Warcraft

2005
low 800x600
100%
Radeon HD 8450G + Radeon HD 8570M Dual Graphics:
76  fps
med. 1024x768
100%
Radeon HD 8450G + Radeon HD 8570M Dual Graphics:
44.7  fps
Radeon HD 8450G + Radeon HD 8570M Dual Graphics:
»

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Average Gaming AMD Radeon HD 8550M → 116%

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