AMD Radeon HD 8590M vs AMD Radeon HD 8450G + Radeon HD 8570M Dual Graphics vs AMD Radeon HD 8570M

AMD Radeon HD 8590M

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The AMD Radeon HD 8590M (sometimes also called ATI Mobility Radeon HD 8590M) is a DirectX 11.1 graphics card for laptops. It was announced early 2012 and is technically a Radeon HD 8570M with GDDR5 graphics memory. The core is clocked at 620 MHz and is able to overclock itself to 700 MHz (Boost). The GDDR5 graphics memory is clocked at 1125 MHz (4.5 GHz effective).

The 28nm Mars core uses the GCN architecture. Compared to the 8600M and 8700M series, the only clock speed, memory bus configuration, and memory type have been overhauled.

The performance of the Radeon HD 8590M should be slightly below the old Radeon HD 6750M. Current and demanding games like Far Cry 3 should 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 8590M 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 8590M 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 7670M. As a result, the 8590M is suited for 13-inch notebooks or larger.

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 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 8590MAMD Radeon HD 8450G + Radeon HD 8570M Dual GraphicsAMD Radeon HD 8570M
ManufacturerAMDAMDAMD
Radeon HD 8500M Series
Radeon HD 8650G + HD 8570M Dual Graphics 768 @ 720 / 650 MHz64 Bit @ 1800 - 2000 MHz
Radeon HD 8590M 384 @ 620 MHz64 Bit @ 4500 MHz
Radeon HD 8450G + Radeon HD 8570M Dual Graphics 576 @ 720 / 650 MHz64 Bit @ 1800 MHz
Radeon HD 8570M 384 @ 650 MHz64 Bit @ 1800 - 2000 MHz
Radeon HD 8550M 384 @ 700 MHz64 Bit @ 1800 MHz
Radeon HD 8650G + HD 8570M Dual Graphics 768 @ 720 / 650 MHz64 Bit @ 1800 - 2000 MHz
Radeon HD 8590M 384 @ 620 MHz64 Bit @ 4500 MHz
Radeon HD 8450G + Radeon HD 8570M Dual Graphics 576 @ 720 / 650 MHz64 Bit @ 1800 MHz
Radeon HD 8570M 384 @ 650 MHz64 Bit @ 1800 - 2000 MHz
Radeon HD 8550M 384 @ 700 MHz64 Bit @ 1800 MHz
Radeon HD 8650G + HD 8570M Dual Graphics 768 @ 720 / 650 MHz64 Bit @ 1800 - 2000 MHz
Radeon HD 8590M 384 @ 620 MHz64 Bit @ 4500 MHz
Radeon HD 8450G + Radeon HD 8570M Dual Graphics 576 @ 720 / 650 MHz64 Bit @ 1800 MHz
Radeon HD 8570M 384 @ 650 MHz64 Bit @ 1800 - 2000 MHz
Radeon HD 8550M 384 @ 700 MHz64 Bit @ 1800 MHz
ArchitectureGCNTerascale 3 / GCNGCN
Cores384 - unified576 - unified384 - unified
Core620 MHz720 / 650 MHz650 MHz
Memory4500 MHz1800 MHz1800 - 2000 MHz
Bus64 Bit64 Bit64 Bit
MemoryGDDR5DDR3
Shared Memorynoyesno
DirectXDirectX 11.1, 5.0DirectX 11, 5.0DirectX 11.1, 5.0
Technology28 nm32/40 nm28 nm
Size1/31/3
Introduced16.11.2012 12.03.2012 16.11.2012

3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Score
2675 Points (4%)
min: 2140     avg: 3379     median: 3958 (6%)     max: 4039 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Graphics
6040 Points (3%)
min: 4835     avg: 4864     median: 4867 (2%)     max: 4889 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Score
342 Points (1%)
min: 668     avg: 718     median: 732 (2%)     max: 753 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Graphics
515 Points (1%)
min: 785     avg: 796     median: 790 (2%)     max: 813 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Graphics
39939 Points (5%)
min: 19735     avg: 38505     median: 40907 (5%)     max: 54874 Points
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Score
1258 Points (3%)
min: 1305     avg: 1348     median: 1364 (4%)     max: 1374 Points
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance GPU
1597 Points (3%)
min: 1190     avg: 1233     median: 1255 (2%)     max: 1255 Points
3DMark Vantage
3DM Vant. Perf. total + AMD Radeon HD 8450G + Radeon HD 8570M Dual Graphics
3DM Vant. Perf. total + AMD Radeon HD 8570M
3DM Vant. Perf. GPU no PhysX + AMD Radeon HD 8450G + Radeon HD 8570M Dual Graphics
3DM Vant. Perf. GPU no PhysX + AMD Radeon HD 8570M
3DMark 05 - 3DMark 05 - Standard
6475 Points (12%)
6475 Points (12%)
3DMark 06 3DMark 06 - Standard 1280x1024 + AMD Radeon HD 8450G + Radeon HD 8570M Dual Graphics
3DMark 06 - Standard 1280x1024 + AMD Radeon HD 8570M
Cinebench R10 Cinebench R10 Shading (32bit) + AMD Radeon HD 8450G + Radeon HD 8570M Dual Graphics
Cinebench R10 Shading (32bit) + AMD Radeon HD 8570M
Cinebench R11.5 Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64 Bit + AMD Radeon HD 8450G + Radeon HD 8570M Dual Graphics
Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64 Bit + AMD Radeon HD 8570M
LuxMark v2.0 64Bit - LuxMark v2.0 Room GPU
139 Samples/s (1%)
154 Samples/s (2%)
LuxMark v2.0 64Bit - LuxMark v2.0 Sala GPU
298 Samples/s (2%)
258 Samples/s (2%)
ComputeMark v2.1 - ComputeMark v2.1 Result
864 (2%)
864 (2%)

Average Benchmarks AMD Radeon HD 8450G + Radeon HD 8570M Dual Graphics → NAN% n=

Average Benchmarks AMD Radeon HD 8570M → NAN% n=

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

GRID 2

2013
low 1024x768
Radeon HD 8450G + Radeon HD 8570M Dual Graphics:
24.1  fps
med. 1366x768
Radeon HD 8450G + Radeon HD 8570M Dual Graphics:
14.7  fps
low 1024x768
Radeon HD 8450G + Radeon HD 8570M Dual Graphics:
8.7  fps
low 1280x720
Radeon HD 8450G + Radeon HD 8570M Dual Graphics:
28.2  fps
Radeon HD 8570M:
28.1  fps
med. 1366x768
Radeon HD 8450G + Radeon HD 8570M Dual Graphics:
19  fps
Radeon HD 8570M:
14.7  fps
high 1366x768
Radeon HD 8570M:
12  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Radeon HD 8570M:
4  fps
low 1024x768
Radeon HD 8570M:
150.7  fps
med. 1366x768
Radeon HD 8570M:
29.7  fps
high 1366x768
Radeon HD 8570M:
16.9  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Radeon HD 8570M:
6.1  fps
SimCity

SimCity

2013
low 1024x768
Radeon HD 8570M:
74.9 116 ~ 95 fps
med. 1366x768
Radeon HD 8570M:
10.9 18 ~ 14 fps
high 1366x768
Radeon HD 8570M:
8.4 14.5 ~ 11 fps
ultra 1920x1080
Radeon HD 8570M:
4.3 10.5 ~ 7 fps
low 1024x768
Radeon HD 8450G + Radeon HD 8570M Dual Graphics:
32.8  fps
Radeon HD 8570M:
36.3  fps
med. 1366x768
Radeon HD 8450G + Radeon HD 8570M Dual Graphics:
18.6  fps
Radeon HD 8570M:
17.8  fps
high 1366x768
Radeon HD 8570M:
11.6  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Radeon HD 8570M:
5.7  fps
Crysis 3

Crysis 3

2013
low 1024x768
Radeon HD 8450G + Radeon HD 8570M Dual Graphics:
15  fps
Radeon HD 8570M:
13.3  fps
med. 1366x768
Radeon HD 8450G + Radeon HD 8570M Dual Graphics:
9.9  fps
Radeon HD 8570M:
8.2  fps
high 1366x768
Radeon HD 8570M:
5.7  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Radeon HD 8570M:
2.3  fps
low 1024x768
Radeon HD 8450G + Radeon HD 8570M Dual Graphics:
52  fps
med. 1366x768
Radeon HD 8450G + Radeon HD 8570M Dual Graphics:
27  fps
high 1366x768
Radeon HD 8450G + Radeon HD 8570M Dual Graphics:
21.6  fps
med. 1366x768
Radeon HD 8450G + Radeon HD 8570M Dual Graphics:
6.8  fps
low 1024x768
Radeon HD 8450G + Radeon HD 8570M Dual Graphics:
9.4  fps
med. 1366x768
Radeon HD 8450G + Radeon HD 8570M Dual Graphics:
8.1  fps
low 1024x768
Radeon HD 8450G + Radeon HD 8570M Dual Graphics:
25.2  fps
med. 1366x768
Radeon HD 8450G + Radeon HD 8570M Dual Graphics:
22.9  fps
high 1366x768
Radeon HD 8450G + Radeon HD 8570M Dual Graphics:
15.2  fps
low 1024x768
Radeon HD 8450G + Radeon HD 8570M Dual Graphics:
19.9  fps
med. 1366x768
Radeon HD 8450G + Radeon HD 8570M Dual Graphics:
11.7  fps
low 1024x768
Radeon HD 8450G + Radeon HD 8570M Dual Graphics:
16.6  fps
med. 1366x768
Radeon HD 8450G + Radeon HD 8570M Dual Graphics:
13.7  fps
Fifa 13

Fifa 13

2012
low 1024x768
Radeon HD 8450G + Radeon HD 8570M Dual Graphics:
43.4  fps
Radeon HD 8570M:
110.6 175.5 ~ 143 fps
med. 1366x768
Radeon HD 8450G + Radeon HD 8570M Dual Graphics:
32.2  fps
Radeon HD 8570M:
74.2 112 ~ 93 fps
high 1366x768
Radeon HD 8450G + Radeon HD 8570M Dual Graphics:
28.9  fps
Radeon HD 8570M:
58.6 101.5 ~ 80 fps
ultra 1920x1080
Radeon HD 8570M:
36.1 52 ~ 44 fps
F1 2012

F1 2012

2012
low 1024x768
Radeon HD 8450G + Radeon HD 8570M Dual Graphics:
16  fps
med. 1366x768
Radeon HD 8450G + Radeon HD 8570M Dual Graphics:
12  fps
low 1024x768
Radeon HD 8450G + Radeon HD 8570M Dual Graphics:
43.1  fps
med. 1366x768
Radeon HD 8450G + Radeon HD 8570M Dual Graphics:
33.2  fps
high 1366x768
Radeon HD 8450G + Radeon HD 8570M Dual Graphics:
26.6  fps
low 1024x768
Radeon HD 8450G + Radeon HD 8570M Dual Graphics:
24.8  fps
Radeon HD 8570M:
29.5 33 ~ 31 fps
med. 1366x768
Radeon HD 8450G + Radeon HD 8570M Dual Graphics:
13  fps
Radeon HD 8570M:
21.5 25.7 ~ 24 fps
high 1366x768
Radeon HD 8570M:
9.7 14.2 ~ 12 fps
ultra 1920x1080
Radeon HD 8570M:
5  fps
low 1024x768
Radeon HD 8450G + Radeon HD 8570M Dual Graphics:
10.4  fps
med. 1366x768
Radeon HD 8450G + Radeon HD 8570M Dual Graphics:
5.8  fps
low 1024x768
Radeon HD 8450G + Radeon HD 8570M Dual Graphics:
9.4  fps
med. 1366x768
Radeon HD 8450G + Radeon HD 8570M Dual Graphics:
9.2  fps
low 1024x768
Radeon HD 8450G + Radeon HD 8570M Dual Graphics:
19.9  fps
Radeon HD 8570M:
59.4  fps
med. 1366x768
Radeon HD 8450G + Radeon HD 8570M Dual Graphics:
11.7  fps
Radeon HD 8570M:
29.4  fps
high 1366x768
Radeon HD 8570M:
13.6  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Radeon HD 8570M:
7  fps
low 1024x768
Radeon HD 8450G + Radeon HD 8570M Dual Graphics:
47.6  fps
med. 1366x768
Radeon HD 8450G + Radeon HD 8570M Dual Graphics:
37.6  fps
high 1366x768
Radeon HD 8450G + Radeon HD 8570M Dual Graphics:
30.1  fps
low 1024x768
Radeon HD 8450G + Radeon HD 8570M Dual Graphics:
10.3  fps
med. 1366x768
Radeon HD 8450G + Radeon HD 8570M Dual Graphics:
14.4  fps
high 1366x768
Radeon HD 8450G + Radeon HD 8570M Dual Graphics:
11.9  fps
low 1280x720
Radeon HD 8450G + Radeon HD 8570M Dual Graphics:
30.8  fps
high 1366x768
Radeon HD 8450G + Radeon HD 8570M Dual Graphics:
21.9  fps
Alan Wake

Alan Wake

2012
low 1024x768
Radeon HD 8450G + Radeon HD 8570M Dual Graphics:
18  fps
med. 1366x768
Radeon HD 8450G + Radeon HD 8570M Dual Graphics:
11.5  fps
Anno 2070

Anno 2070

2011
low 1024x768
Radeon HD 8450G + Radeon HD 8570M Dual Graphics:
55.4  fps
Radeon HD 8570M:
50.2  fps
med. 1366x768
Radeon HD 8450G + Radeon HD 8570M Dual Graphics:
26  fps
Radeon HD 8570M:
24.5  fps
high 1366x768
Radeon HD 8450G + Radeon HD 8570M Dual Graphics:
16.1  fps
Radeon HD 8570M:
19.5  fps
low 1280x720
Radeon HD 8450G + Radeon HD 8570M Dual Graphics:
18.4  fps
med. 1366x768
Radeon HD 8450G + Radeon HD 8570M Dual Graphics:
15.8  fps
low 1024x768
Radeon HD 8450G + Radeon HD 8570M Dual Graphics:
35.8  fps
med. 1366x768
Radeon HD 8450G + Radeon HD 8570M Dual Graphics:
23.8  fps
high 1366x768
Radeon HD 8450G + Radeon HD 8570M Dual Graphics:
19.3  fps
low 1024x768
Radeon HD 8450G + Radeon HD 8570M Dual Graphics:
11.1  fps
low 1024x768
Radeon HD 8450G + Radeon HD 8570M Dual Graphics:
38.8  fps
high 1366x768
Radeon HD 8450G + Radeon HD 8570M Dual Graphics:
26.1  fps
Total War: Shogun 2

Total War: Shogun 2

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

Civilization 5

2010
low 1024x768
Radeon HD 8450G + Radeon HD 8570M Dual Graphics:
20.6  fps
Radeon HD 8570M:
40  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Radeon HD 8570M:
13  fps
Mafia 2

Mafia 2

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

Resident Evil 5

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

Trackmania Nations Forever

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

World of Warcraft

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