AMD Radeon HD 8610G vs AMD Radeon HD 8550G

AMD Radeon HD 8610G

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The AMD Radeon HD 8610G is a processor graphics card in some of the low voltage AMD Richland APUs (A10-5745M). It offers the full amount of 384 shader cores (VLIW4 architecture) and clocks at 533 - 626 MHz. The 8610G has no dedicated graphics memory, but shares the main memory with the CPU cores.

The integrated video decoder (UVD3) allows the full decoding of Multi-View Codec (MVC), MPEG-4 Part 2 (DivX, xVid), MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 and Adobe Flash HD videos.

According to the clock rates, the performance should be similar to the Radeon HD 7660G or the Intel HD Graphics 4600. Thus, the Radeon HD 8610G is as fast as a dedicated HD 6650M or NVIDIA GeForce GT 620M. Without fast dual-channel memory the performance drops dramatically, however. The shaders of the chip can also be used for general computing.

The APU is manufactured in 32nm and rated at a TDP of 25 watts. This allows the chip to be used in notebooks from 12 to 13 inches or bigger.

AMD Radeon HD 8550G

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The AMD Radeon HD 8550G is a processor graphics card in the AMD Richland APUs (for example, the A8-5550M). It offers only 256 VLIW4 shader cores vs. the 384 shader cores of the 8650G. The 8550G has no dedicated graphics memory and shares the main memory with the CPU cores.

The integrated UVD3 video decoder allows for full decoding of Multi-View Codec (MVC), MPEG-4 Part 2 (DivX, xVid), MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 and Adobe Flash HD videos.

According to its clock rate range of 515 - 720 MHz (or 554 - 720 MHz in an A8-5557M), performance is only a few percentage points above a Radeon HD 7640G. Thus, the Radeon HD 8550G performs similarly to a dedicated Radeon HD 7570M. Without fast dual-channel memory, however, performance drops dramatically. The shaders of the chip can also be used for general computing.

The APU is manufactured in 32nm and rated at a TDP of 35 W. This allows the chip to be used in notebooks from 13- to 14-inches or larger.

AMD Radeon HD 8610GAMD Radeon HD 8550G
ManufacturerAMDAMD
Radeon HD 8000G Series
Radeon HD 8650G compare 384 @ 0.53 - 0.72 GHz
Radeon HD 8510G compare 384 @ 0.45 - 0.55 GHz
Radeon HD 8550G 256 @ 0.52 - 0.72 GHz
Radeon HD 8610G 384 @ 0.53 - 0.63 GHz
Radeon HD 8450G compare 192 @ 0.53 - 0.72 GHz
Radeon HD 8410G compare 192 @ 0.45 - 0.6 GHz
Radeon HD 8350G compare 128 @ 0.51 - 0.72 GHz
Radeon HD 8310G compare 128 @ 0.42 - 0.55 GHz
Radeon HD 8650G compare 384 @ 0.53 - 0.72 GHz
Radeon HD 8510G compare 384 @ 0.45 - 0.55 GHz
Radeon HD 8550G 256 @ 0.52 - 0.72 GHz
Radeon HD 8610G 384 @ 0.53 - 0.63 GHz
Radeon HD 8450G compare 192 @ 0.53 - 0.72 GHz
Radeon HD 8410G compare 192 @ 0.45 - 0.6 GHz
Radeon HD 8350G compare 128 @ 0.51 - 0.72 GHz
Radeon HD 8310G compare 128 @ 0.42 - 0.55 GHz
CodenameRichlandRichland
ArchitectureTerascale 3Terascale 3
Pipelines384 - unified256 - unified
Core Speed533 - 626 (Boost) MHz515 - 720 (Boost) MHz
Shared Memoryyesyes
DirectXDirectX 11, Shader 5.0DirectX 11, Shader 5.0
technology32 nm32 nm
Notebook Sizemedium sizedmedium sized
Date of Announcement23.05.2013 12.03.2013
CPU in Radeon HD 8610GGPU Base SpeedGPU Boost / Turbo
AMD A10-5745M4 x 2100 MHz, 25 W533 MHz626 MHz
CPU in Radeon HD 8550GGPU Base SpeedGPU Boost / Turbo
AMD A8-5550M4 x 2100 MHz, 35 W515 MHz720 MHz
AMD A8-5557M4 x 2100 MHz, 35 W554 MHz720 MHz
min. - max.515 - 554 MHz626 - 720 MHz

Benchmarks

Performance Rating - 3DMark 11 + Fire Strike + Time Spy - Radeon HD 8610G
3.5 pt (4%)
Performance Rating - 3DMark 11 + Fire Strike + Time Spy - Radeon HD 8550G
5.9 pt (6%)
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited Graphics
67801 Points (11%)
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Extreme Graphics
41713 Points (6%)
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Score
2463 Points (3%)
4060 Points (5%)
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Graphics
2749 Points (1%)
6107 Points (3%)
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Score
441 Points (1%)
746 Points (2%)
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Graphics
475 Points (1%)
792 Points (2%)
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Graphics
36380 Points (5%)
64034 Points (9%)
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Score
941 Points (2%)
1280 Points (3%)
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance GPU
889 Points (2%)
1179 Points (2%)
3DMark Vantage
3DM Vant. Perf. total + AMD Radeon HD 8610G
3DM Vant. Perf. total + AMD Radeon HD 8550G
3DM Vant. Perf. GPU no PhysX + AMD Radeon HD 8610G
3DM Vant. Perf. GPU no PhysX + AMD Radeon HD 8550G
3DMark 03 - 3DMark 03 - Standard
21767 Points (11%)
3DMark 05 - 3DMark 05 - Standard
11672 Points (17%)
3DMark 06 3DMark 06 - Standard 1280x1024 + AMD Radeon HD 8610G
3DMark 06 - Standard 1280x1024 + AMD Radeon HD 8550G
Unigine Heaven 3.0 - Unigine Heaven 3.0 DX 11
10.8 fps (4%)
Unigine Heaven 3.0 - Unigine Heaven 3.0 OpenGL
5.4 fps (2%)
Unigine Heaven 2.1 - Heaven 2.1 high
4.3 fps (1%)
9.8 fps (2%)
SPECviewperf 12
specvp12 sw-03 + AMD Radeon HD 8550G
specvp12 snx-02 + AMD Radeon HD 8550G
specvp12 showcase-01 + AMD Radeon HD 8550G
specvp12 mediacal-01 + AMD Radeon HD 8550G
specvp12 maya-04 + AMD Radeon HD 8550G
specvp12 energy-01 + AMD Radeon HD 8550G
specvp12 creo-01 + AMD Radeon HD 8550G
specvp12 catia-04 + AMD Radeon HD 8550G
Cinebench R10 Cinebench R10 Shading (32bit) + AMD Radeon HD 8610G
Cinebench R10 Shading (32bit) + AMD Radeon HD 8550G
Cinebench R11.5 Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64 Bit + AMD Radeon HD 8610G
Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64 Bit + AMD Radeon HD 8550G
Cinebench R15
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64 Bit + AMD Radeon HD 8610G
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64 Bit + AMD Radeon HD 8550G
Cinebench R15 OpenGL Ref. Match 64 Bit + AMD Radeon HD 8610G
Cinebench R15 OpenGL Ref. Match 64 Bit + AMD Radeon HD 8550G
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7
GLBench 2.7 T-Rex HD Offscreen C24Z16 + AMD Radeon HD 8550G
GLBench 2.7 T-Rex HD Onscreen C24Z16 + AMD Radeon HD 8550G
GFXBench 3.0 - GFXBench 3.0 Manhattan Offscreen
15.9 fps (2%)
GFXBench 3.0 - GFXBench 3.0 Manhattan
15.7 fps (4%)
LuxMark v2.0 64Bit - LuxMark v2.0 Room GPU
178 Samples/s (2%)
62 Samples/s (1%)
LuxMark v2.0 64Bit - LuxMark v2.0 Sala GPU
361 Samples/s (1%)
132 Samples/s (0%)
ComputeMark v2.1 - ComputeMark v2.1 Result
612 (1%)
575 (1%)

Average Benchmarks AMD Radeon HD 8610G → 100% n=18

Average Benchmarks AMD Radeon HD 8550G → 154% n=18

- Range of benchmark values for this graphics card
- Average benchmark values for this graphics card
* Smaller numbers mean a higher performance
1 This benchmark is not used for the average calculation

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
Radeon HD 8550G:
30.6  fps
med. 1366x768
Radeon HD 8550G:
19  fps
F1 2014

F1 2014

2014
low 1024x768
100%
Radeon HD 8610G:
33  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Radeon HD 8610G:
23  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
Radeon HD 8610G:
16  fps
low 1280x720
Radeon HD 8550G:
28  fps
med. 1344x756
Radeon HD 8550G:
18  fps
Fifa 15

Fifa 15

2014
low 1280x720
Radeon HD 8550G:
48 (!)  fps
high 1366x768
Radeon HD 8550G:
31.1  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Radeon HD 8550G:
16.9  fps
low 1024x768
100%
Radeon HD 8610G:
21  fps
186%
Radeon HD 8550G:
39  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Radeon HD 8610G:
11.5  fps
193%
Radeon HD 8550G:
22.2  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
Radeon HD 8610G:
5.2  fps
165%
Radeon HD 8550G:
8.6  fps
low 1024x768
100%
Radeon HD 8610G:
62.8  fps
148%
Radeon HD 8550G:
93  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Radeon HD 8610G:
21.4  fps
182%
Radeon HD 8550G:
39  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
Radeon HD 8610G:
12.6  fps
136%
Radeon HD 8550G:
17.1  fps
low 1024x768
Radeon HD 8550G:
20.3  fps
med. 1366x768
Radeon HD 8550G:
14.8  fps
low 1280x720
Radeon HD 8550G:
33.1  fps
med. 1280x720
Radeon HD 8550G:
29.8  fps
high 1920x1080
Radeon HD 8550G:
13.4  fps
low 1024x768
Radeon HD 8550G:
36  fps
med. 1366x768
Radeon HD 8550G:
28  fps
high 1366x768
Radeon HD 8550G:
18.2  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Radeon HD 8550G:
9.7  fps
Titanfall

Titanfall

2014
low 1024x768
Radeon HD 8550G:
52  fps
med. 1366x768
Radeon HD 8550G:
26  fps
high 1366x768
Radeon HD 8550G:
20  fps
Thief

Thief

2014
low 1024x768
100%
Radeon HD 8610G:
9.2  fps
203%
Radeon HD 8550G:
18.7  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Radeon HD 8610G:
6.3  fps
190%
Radeon HD 8550G:
12  fps
low 1024x768
Radeon HD 8550G:
27.5  fps
med. 1366x768
Radeon HD 8550G:
22.5  fps
high 1366x768
Radeon HD 8550G:
11.3  fps
low 1024x768
100%
Radeon HD 8610G:
29  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Radeon HD 8610G:
14.3  fps
high 1366x768
100%
Radeon HD 8610G:
5.7  fps
low 1024x768
Radeon HD 8550G:
33.6  fps
med. 1366x768
Radeon HD 8550G:
19.7  fps
low 1024x768
Radeon HD 8550G:
33.6  fps
med. 1366x768
Radeon HD 8550G:
23.5  fps
high 1366x768
Radeon HD 8550G:
16.6  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Radeon HD 8550G:
5.3  fps
F1 2013

F1 2013

2013
low 1024x768
Radeon HD 8550G:
60  fps
med. 1366x768
Radeon HD 8550G:
38  fps
high 1366x768
Radeon HD 8550G:
34  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Radeon HD 8550G:
16  fps
Fifa 14

Fifa 14

2013
ultra 1920x1080
Radeon HD 8550G:
63  fps
low 1024x768
Radeon HD 8550G:
47.7  fps
med. 1366x768
Radeon HD 8550G:
34.8  fps
high 1366x768
Radeon HD 8550G:
27.5  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Radeon HD 8550G:
7  fps
low 1280x720
100%
Radeon HD 8610G:
16.3  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Radeon HD 8610G:
12.3  fps
high 1366x768
100%
Radeon HD 8610G:
6  fps
Dota 2

Dota 2

2013
low 1024x768
Radeon HD 8550G:
53  fps
med. 1366x768
Radeon HD 8550G:
36.6  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Radeon HD 8550G:
17.7  fps
low 1024x768
Radeon HD 8550G:
17.1  fps
GRID 2

GRID 2

2013
low 1024x768
100%
Radeon HD 8610G:
41.5  fps
113%
Radeon HD 8550G:
47  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Radeon HD 8610G:
23.2  fps
147%
Radeon HD 8550G:
34  fps
high 1366x768
100%
Radeon HD 8610G:
17.3  fps
166%
Radeon HD 8550G:
28.8  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Radeon HD 8550G:
12.5  fps
low 1024x768
Radeon HD 8550G:
27.6  fps
med. 1366x768
Radeon HD 8550G:
20.7  fps
high 1366x768
Radeon HD 8550G:
10  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Radeon HD 8550G:
5  fps
low 1280x720
100%
Radeon HD 8610G:
25.4  fps
205%
Radeon HD 8550G:
52  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Radeon HD 8610G:
13.5  fps
high 1366x768
100%
Radeon HD 8610G:
10.9  fps
low 1024x768
100%
Radeon HD 8610G:
117.3  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Radeon HD 8610G:
24.7  fps
219%
Radeon HD 8550G:
54  fps
high 1366x768
100%
Radeon HD 8610G:
16.9  fps
195%
Radeon HD 8550G:
33  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Radeon HD 8550G:
11.7  fps
low 1024x768
100%
Radeon HD 8610G:
31.7  fps
192%
Radeon HD 8550G:
61  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Radeon HD 8610G:
16.3  fps
178%
Radeon HD 8550G:
29  fps
high 1366x768
100%
Radeon HD 8610G:
10.3  fps
184%
Radeon HD 8550G:
19  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Radeon HD 8550G:
8  fps
Crysis 3

Crysis 3

2013
low 1024x768
Radeon HD 8550G:
27  fps
med. 1366x768
Radeon HD 8550G:
16.7  fps
low 1024x768
100%
Radeon HD 8610G:
16.4  fps
151%
Radeon HD 8550G:
24.8  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Radeon HD 8610G:
10.7  fps
209%
Radeon HD 8550G:
22.4  fps
high 1366x768
100%
Radeon HD 8610G:
5.6  fps
200%
Radeon HD 8550G:
11.2  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Radeon HD 8550G:
5.2  fps
low 1024x768
Radeon HD 8550G:
52  fps
med. 1366x768
Radeon HD 8550G:
42  fps
high 1366x768
Radeon HD 8550G:
34  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Radeon HD 8550G:
20  fps
low 1024x768
Radeon HD 8550G:
43  fps
med. 1366x768
Radeon HD 8550G:
31  fps
high 1366x768
Radeon HD 8550G:
20.3  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Radeon HD 8550G:
12.7  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Radeon HD 8550G:
39  fps
low 1024x768
Radeon HD 8550G:
45  fps
med. 1366x768
Radeon HD 8550G:
33  fps
high 1366x768
Radeon HD 8550G:
13.4  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Radeon HD 8550G:
5  fps
low 1024x768
100%
Radeon HD 8610G:
40.3  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Radeon HD 8610G:
25.2  fps
high 1366x768
100%
Radeon HD 8610G:
19.6  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Radeon HD 8610G:
12.2  fps
Anno 2070

Anno 2070

2011
low 1024x768
100%
Radeon HD 8610G:
40  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Radeon HD 8610G:
17.8  fps
high 1366x768
100%
Radeon HD 8610G:
14.4  fps
low 1280x720
100%
Radeon HD 8610G:
24.7  fps
170%
Radeon HD 8550G:
42  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Radeon HD 8610G:
16.9  fps
174%
Radeon HD 8550G:
29.4  fps
high 1366x768
100%
Radeon HD 8610G:
10.5  fps
188%
Radeon HD 8550G:
19.7  fps
low 1024x768
100%
Radeon HD 8610G:
39.1  fps
207%
Radeon HD 8550G:
81  fps
high 1366x768
100%
Radeon HD 8610G:
18.6  fps
175%
Radeon HD 8550G:
32.6  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Radeon HD 8550G:
14  fps

Average Gaming AMD Radeon HD 8610G → 100%

Average Gaming 30-70 fps → 100%

Average Gaming AMD Radeon HD 8550G → 179%

Average Gaming 30-70 fps → 178%

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