AMD Radeon HD 8570M vs AMD Radeon HD 8550M

AMD Radeon HD 8570M

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The AMD Radeon HD 8570M (sometimes also called ATI Mobility Radeon HD 8570) is a DirectX 11.1 graphics card for small laptops. The core is clocked at 650 MHz and is able to overclock itself to 700 MHz with Boost. The DDR3 graphics memory is clocked at 1000 MHz. The 28nm Mars core uses the GCN architecture. Compared to the 8600M and 8700M series, the 8570M is different only in clock speed, memory bus configuration, and memory type.

The performance of the Radeon HD 8570M is similar to the old Radeon HD 6570M 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 8570M 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 8570M 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 8570M is suited for 13-inch notebooks or larger.

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 8570MAMD Radeon HD 8550M
ManufacturerAMDAMD
Radeon HD 8500M Series
Radeon HD 8650G + HD 8570M Dual Graphics compare 768 @ 0.72 GHz64 Bit @ 1800 - 2000 MHz
Radeon HD 8590M compare 384 @ 0.62 GHz64 Bit @ 4500 MHz
Radeon HD 8450G + Radeon HD 8570M Dual Graphics compare 576 @ 0.72 GHz64 Bit @ 1800 MHz
Radeon HD 8570M 384 @ 0.65 GHz64 Bit @ 1800 - 2000 MHz
Radeon HD 8550M 384 @ 0.7 GHz64 Bit @ 1800 MHz
Radeon HD 8650G + HD 8570M Dual Graphics compare 768 @ 0.72 GHz64 Bit @ 1800 - 2000 MHz
Radeon HD 8590M compare 384 @ 0.62 GHz64 Bit @ 4500 MHz
Radeon HD 8450G + Radeon HD 8570M Dual Graphics compare 576 @ 0.72 GHz64 Bit @ 1800 MHz
Radeon HD 8570M 384 @ 0.65 GHz64 Bit @ 1800 - 2000 MHz
Radeon HD 8550M 384 @ 0.7 GHz64 Bit @ 1800 MHz
ArchitectureGCNGCN
Cores384 - unified384 - unified
Core650 MHz700 MHz
Memory1800 - 2000 MHz1800 MHz
Bus64 Bit64 Bit
MemoryDDR3DDR3
Shared Memorynono
DirectXDirectX 11.1, 5.0DirectX 11.1, 5.0
Technology28 nm28 nm
Introduced16.11.2012 16.11.2012
Size1/3

Performance Rating - 3DMark 11 + Fire Strike + Time Spy
4.2 pt (5%)
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Score
min: 2140     avg: 3379     median: 3958 (5%)     max: 4039 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Graphics
min: 4835     avg: 4864     median: 4867 (2%)     max: 4889 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Score
min: 668     avg: 718     median: 732 (2%)     max: 753 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Graphics
min: 785     avg: 796     median: 790 (2%)     max: 813 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Graphics
min: 19735     avg: 38505     median: 40907 (5%)     max: 54874 Points
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Score
min: 1305     avg: 1348     median: 1364 (4%)     max: 1374 Points
1242 Points (3%)
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance GPU
min: 1190     avg: 1233     median: 1255 (2%)     max: 1255 Points
1307 Points (2%)
3DMark Vantage
3DM Vant. Perf. total + AMD Radeon HD 8570M
3DM Vant. Perf. total + AMD Radeon HD 8550M
3DM Vant. Perf. GPU no PhysX + AMD Radeon HD 8570M
3DM Vant. Perf. GPU no PhysX + AMD Radeon HD 8550M
3DMark 03 - 3DMark 03 - Standard
15962 Points (8%)
3DMark 05 - 3DMark 05 - Standard
6008 Points (9%)
3DMark 06 3DMark 06 - Standard 1280x1024 + AMD Radeon HD 8570M
3DMark 06 - Standard 1280x1024 + AMD Radeon HD 8550M
Unigine Heaven 3.0 - Unigine Heaven 3.0 DX 11
11.2 fps (4%)
Unigine Heaven 2.1 - Heaven 2.1 high
14.1 fps (3%)
SPECviewperf 12
specvp12 sw-03 + AMD Radeon HD 8570M
specvp12 snx-02 + AMD Radeon HD 8570M
specvp12 showcase-01 + AMD Radeon HD 8570M
specvp12 mediacal-01 + AMD Radeon HD 8570M
specvp12 maya-04 + AMD Radeon HD 8570M
specvp12 energy-01 + AMD Radeon HD 8570M
specvp12 creo-01 + AMD Radeon HD 8570M
specvp12 catia-04 + AMD Radeon HD 8570M
Cinebench R10 Cinebench R10 Shading (32bit) + AMD Radeon HD 8570M
Cinebench R11.5 Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64 Bit + AMD Radeon HD 8570M
Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64 Bit + AMD Radeon HD 8550M
Cinebench R15
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64 Bit + AMD Radeon HD 8570M
Cinebench R15 OpenGL Ref. Match 64 Bit + AMD Radeon HD 8570M
LuxMark v2.0 64Bit - LuxMark v2.0 Room GPU
154 Samples/s (2%)
LuxMark v2.0 64Bit - LuxMark v2.0 Sala GPU
258 Samples/s (2%)

Average Benchmarks AMD Radeon HD 8570M → 100% n=6

Average Benchmarks AMD Radeon HD 8550M → 95% n=6

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

low 1280x720
100%
Radeon HD 8570M:
28.1  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Radeon HD 8570M:
14.7  fps
high 1366x768
100%
Radeon HD 8570M:
12  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Radeon HD 8570M:
4  fps
low 1024x768
100%
Radeon HD 8570M:
150.7  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Radeon HD 8570M:
29.7  fps
high 1366x768
100%
Radeon HD 8570M:
16.9  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Radeon HD 8570M:
6.1  fps
SimCity

SimCity

2013
low 1024x768
100%
Radeon HD 8570M:
74.9 116 ~ 95 fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Radeon HD 8570M:
10.9 18 ~ 14 fps
high 1366x768
100%
Radeon HD 8570M:
8.4 14.5 ~ 11 fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Radeon HD 8570M:
4.3 10.5 ~ 7 fps
low 1024x768
100%
Radeon HD 8570M:
36.3  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Radeon HD 8570M:
17.8  fps
high 1366x768
100%
Radeon HD 8570M:
11.6  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Radeon HD 8570M:
5.7  fps
Crysis 3

Crysis 3

2013
low 1024x768
100%
Radeon HD 8570M:
13.3  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Radeon HD 8570M:
8.2  fps
high 1366x768
100%
Radeon HD 8570M:
5.7  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Radeon HD 8570M:
2.3  fps
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
med. 1366x768
Radeon HD 8550M:
7.2  fps
high 1366x768
Radeon HD 8550M:
6.8  fps
low 1024x768
Radeon HD 8550M:
11.1  fps
med. 1366x768
Radeon HD 8550M:
9.4  fps
high 1366x768
Radeon HD 8550M:
8.8  fps
low 1024x768
Radeon HD 8550M:
36.6  fps
med. 1366x768
Radeon HD 8550M:
28.6  fps
high 1366x768
Radeon HD 8550M:
15.9  fps
low 1024x768
Radeon HD 8550M:
14.9  fps
med. 1366x768
Radeon HD 8550M:
13.4  fps
high 1366x768
Radeon HD 8550M:
9.3  fps
low 1024x768
Radeon HD 8550M:
28.1  fps
med. 1366x768
Radeon HD 8550M:
21.6  fps
high 1366x768
Radeon HD 8550M:
16.5  fps
low 1024x768
Radeon HD 8550M:
32  fps
med. 1366x768
Radeon HD 8550M:
29.4  fps
high 1366x768
Radeon HD 8550M:
26.7  fps
Fifa 13

Fifa 13

2012
low 1024x768
100%
Radeon HD 8570M:
110.6 175.5 ~ 143 fps
41%
Radeon HD 8550M:
58.7  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Radeon HD 8570M:
74.2 112 ~ 93 fps
47%
Radeon HD 8550M:
43.5  fps
high 1366x768
100%
Radeon HD 8570M:
58.6 101.5 ~ 80 fps
52%
Radeon HD 8550M:
41.5  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Radeon HD 8570M:
36.1 52 ~ 44 fps
low 1024x768
Radeon HD 8550M:
25.4  fps
med. 1366x768
Radeon HD 8550M:
20.9  fps
high 1366x768
Radeon HD 8550M:
16.7  fps
low 1024x768
Radeon HD 8550M:
16.8  fps
high 1366x768
Radeon HD 8550M:
7.8  fps
low 1024x768
Radeon HD 8550M:
38.7  fps
med. 1366x768
Radeon HD 8550M:
33.6  fps
high 1366x768
Radeon HD 8550M:
29.4  fps
med. 1366x768
Radeon HD 8550M:
31.5  fps
low 1024x768
100%
Radeon HD 8570M:
29.5 33 ~ 31 fps
71%
Radeon HD 8550M:
22.1  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Radeon HD 8570M:
21.5 25.7 ~ 24 fps
65%
Radeon HD 8550M:
15.5  fps
high 1366x768
100%
Radeon HD 8570M:
9.7 14.2 ~ 12 fps
113%
Radeon HD 8550M:
13.5  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Radeon HD 8570M:
5  fps
low 1024x768
Radeon HD 8550M:
11.2  fps
med. 1366x768
Radeon HD 8550M:
10.5  fps
high 1366x768
Radeon HD 8550M:
10  fps
low 1024x768
100%
Radeon HD 8570M:
59.4  fps
28%
Radeon HD 8550M:
16.5  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Radeon HD 8570M:
29.4  fps
39%
Radeon HD 8550M:
11.5  fps
high 1366x768
100%
Radeon HD 8570M:
13.6  fps
76%
Radeon HD 8550M:
10.4  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Radeon HD 8570M:
7  fps
low 1024x768
Radeon HD 8550M:
59.5  fps
med. 1366x768
Radeon HD 8550M:
44.9  fps
high 1366x768
Radeon HD 8550M:
34.4  fps
low 1024x768
Radeon HD 8550M:
10  fps
med. 1366x768
Radeon HD 8550M:
17  fps
high 1366x768
Radeon HD 8550M:
13.1  fps
low 1280x720
Radeon HD 8550M:
30.2  fps
high 1366x768
Radeon HD 8550M:
23.6  fps
Alan Wake

Alan Wake

2012
low 1024x768
Radeon HD 8550M:
20.6  fps
med. 1366x768
Radeon HD 8550M:
12.8  fps
Anno 2070

Anno 2070

2011
low 1024x768
100%
Radeon HD 8570M:
50.2  fps
112%
Radeon HD 8550M:
56.4  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Radeon HD 8570M:
24.5  fps
104%
Radeon HD 8550M:
25.6  fps
high 1366x768
100%
Radeon HD 8570M:
19.5  fps
98%
Radeon HD 8550M:
19.1  fps
low 1280x720
Radeon HD 8550M:
20.9  fps
med. 1366x768
Radeon HD 8550M:
19  fps
high 1366x768
Radeon HD 8550M:
15.9  fps
low 1024x768
Radeon HD 8550M:
44.6  fps
med. 1366x768
Radeon HD 8550M:
30.1  fps
high 1366x768
Radeon HD 8550M:
24  fps
low 1024x768
Radeon HD 8550M:
16.4  fps
med. 1366x768
Radeon HD 8550M:
14.4  fps
high 1366x768
Radeon HD 8550M:
13.4  fps
Civilization 5

Civilization 5

2010
low 1024x768
100%
Radeon HD 8570M:
40  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Radeon HD 8570M:
13  fps
low 800x600
100%
Radeon HD 8570M:
46.1  fps
med. 1360x768
100%
Radeon HD 8570M:
27.1  fps

Average Gaming AMD Radeon HD 8570M → 100%

Average Gaming 30-70 fps → 100%

Average Gaming AMD Radeon HD 8550M → 71%

Average Gaming 30-70 fps → 63%

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