AMD Radeon HD 8650G + HD 8670M Dual Graphics vs AMD Radeon HD 8690M

AMD Radeon HD 8650G + HD 8670M Dual Graphics

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The AMD Radeon HD 8650G + HD 8670M Dual Graphics is the combination of an integrated AMD Radeon HD 8650G APU processor graphics card and a dedicated entry level AMD Radeon HD 8670M 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 slightly compared to using only the dedicated graphics card. Only in best case scenarios the performance of a GT 640M is possible. Therefore, due to the micro stuttering and performance problems, Dual Graphics may impose more problems than bring performance gains.

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 8690M

► remove AMD Radeon HD 8690M

The AMD Radeon HD 8690M (sometimes known as the ATI Mobility Radeon HD 8690) is a DirectX 11.1 graphics card for laptops. Just like the 8500M and 8700M series, 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 MHz (or up to 825 MHz with Boost) and can access GDDR5 VRAM (64 Bit, 1125 MHz).

The performance of the Radeon HD 8690M is similar to the GeForce GT 730M and GT 640M. Current and demanding games (as of 2013) like Far Cry 3 should run fluently in medium-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 8690M 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 8600M 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 8690M can directly support up to 2 connected monitors using Eyefinity Technology if Enduro is disabled.

Other features of the 8600M 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 in range of the old HD 7670M. As a result, the 8690M is suited for 13-inch notebooks or larger.

AMD Radeon HD 8650G + HD 8670M Dual GraphicsAMD Radeon HD 8690M
ManufacturerAMDAMD
Radeon HD 8600M Series
Radeon HD 8690M 384 @ 0.78 GHz64 Bit @ 4500 MHz
Radeon HD 8650M compare 384 @ 0.65 GHz64 Bit @ 4500 MHz
Radeon HD 8650G + HD 8670M Dual Graphics 768 @ 0.72 GHz64 Bit @ 1800 - 2000 MHz
Radeon HD 8550G + HD 8670M Dual Graphics compare 640 @ 0.72 GHz64 Bit @ 2000 MHz
Radeon HD 8670M compare 384 @ 0.78 GHz64 Bit @ 2000 MHz
Radeon HD 8690M 384 @ 0.78 GHz64 Bit @ 4500 MHz
Radeon HD 8650M compare 384 @ 0.65 GHz64 Bit @ 4500 MHz
Radeon HD 8650G + HD 8670M Dual Graphics 768 @ 0.72 GHz64 Bit @ 1800 - 2000 MHz
Radeon HD 8550G + HD 8670M Dual Graphics compare 640 @ 0.72 GHz64 Bit @ 2000 MHz
Radeon HD 8670M compare 384 @ 0.78 GHz64 Bit @ 2000 MHz
Cores768 - unified384 - unified
Core720 / 775 MHz775 MHz
Memory1800 - 2000 MHz4500 MHz
Bus64 Bit64 Bit
MemoryDDR3GDDR5
Shared Memorynono
DirectXDirectX 11, 5.0DirectX 11.1, 5.0
Technology32 / 28 nm28 nm
Size1/31/3
Introduced01.08.2013 16.11.2012
ArchitectureGCN
Max. Memory1024 MB

Performance Rating - 3DMark 11 + Fire Strike + Time Spy
6.2 pt (7%)
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Score
4343 Points (6%)
6093 Points (8%)
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Graphics
6379 Points (3%)
7930 Points (4%)
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Score
696 Points (2%)
1151 Points (3%)
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Graphics
845 Points (2%)
1210 Points (3%)
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Graphics
59240 Points (8%)
69892 Points (9%)
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Score
2317 Points (6%)
1790 Points (5%)
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance GPU
2398 Points (4%)
1600 Points (3%)
3DMark Vantage
3DM Vant. Perf. total + AMD Radeon HD 8650G + HD 8670M Dual Graphics
3DM Vant. Perf. GPU no PhysX + AMD Radeon HD 8650G + HD 8670M Dual Graphics
3DMark 06 3DMark 06 - Standard 1280x1024 + AMD Radeon HD 8650G + HD 8670M Dual Graphics
3DMark 06 - Standard 1280x1024 + AMD Radeon HD 8690M
Cinebench R10 Cinebench R10 Shading (32bit) + AMD Radeon HD 8650G + HD 8670M Dual Graphics
Cinebench R10 Shading (32bit) + AMD Radeon HD 8690M
Cinebench R11.5 Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64 Bit + AMD Radeon HD 8650G + HD 8670M Dual Graphics
Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64 Bit + AMD Radeon HD 8690M
Cinebench R15
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64 Bit + AMD Radeon HD 8650G + HD 8670M Dual Graphics
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64 Bit + AMD Radeon HD 8690M
Cinebench R15 OpenGL Ref. Match 64 Bit + AMD Radeon HD 8650G + HD 8670M Dual Graphics
Cinebench R15 OpenGL Ref. Match 64 Bit + AMD Radeon HD 8690M
LuxMark v2.0 64Bit - LuxMark v2.0 Room GPU
1532 Samples/s (16%)
LuxMark v2.0 64Bit - LuxMark v2.0 Sala GPU
442 Samples/s (3%)
ComputeMark v2.1 - ComputeMark v2.1 Result
987 (2%)

Average Benchmarks AMD Radeon HD 8650G + HD 8670M Dual Graphics → 100% n=12

Average Benchmarks AMD Radeon HD 8690M → 123% n=12

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

F1 2013

F1 2013

2013
low 1024x768
100%
Radeon HD 8650G + HD 8670M Dual Graphics:
56  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Radeon HD 8650G + HD 8670M Dual Graphics:
40  fps
high 1366x768
100%
Radeon HD 8650G + HD 8670M Dual Graphics:
38  fps
low 1024x768
100%
Radeon HD 8650G + HD 8670M Dual Graphics:
44.2  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Radeon HD 8650G + HD 8670M Dual Graphics:
31.7  fps
high 1366x768
100%
Radeon HD 8650G + HD 8670M Dual Graphics:
25.7  fps
low 1280x720
100%
Radeon HD 8650G + HD 8670M Dual Graphics:
26.2  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Radeon HD 8650G + HD 8670M Dual Graphics:
21.8  fps
high 1366x768
100%
Radeon HD 8650G + HD 8670M Dual Graphics:
12.2  fps
low 1024x768
100%
Radeon HD 8650G + HD 8670M Dual Graphics:
27.4  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Radeon HD 8650G + HD 8670M Dual Graphics:
19  fps
high 1366x768
100%
Radeon HD 8650G + HD 8670M Dual Graphics:
13  fps
low 1024x768
100%
Radeon HD 8650G + HD 8670M Dual Graphics:
35.7  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Radeon HD 8650G + HD 8670M Dual Graphics:
25.6  fps
high 1366x768
100%
Radeon HD 8650G + HD 8670M Dual Graphics:
12  fps
Dota 2

Dota 2

2013
low 1024x768
100%
Radeon HD 8650G + HD 8670M Dual Graphics:
54.6  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Radeon HD 8650G + HD 8670M Dual Graphics:
39.6  fps
low 1024x768
100%
Radeon HD 8650G + HD 8670M Dual Graphics:
17.5  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Radeon HD 8650G + HD 8670M Dual Graphics:
14.9  fps
GRID 2

GRID 2

2013
low 1024x768
100%
Radeon HD 8650G + HD 8670M Dual Graphics:
62.8  fps
161%
Radeon HD 8690M:
101  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Radeon HD 8650G + HD 8670M Dual Graphics:
37.7  fps
139%
Radeon HD 8690M:
52.3  fps
high 1366x768
100%
Radeon HD 8650G + HD 8670M Dual Graphics:
31.1  fps
114%
Radeon HD 8690M:
35.6  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Radeon HD 8690M:
18.9  fps
low 1024x768
100%
Radeon HD 8650G + HD 8670M Dual Graphics:
26  fps
201%
Radeon HD 8690M:
52.3  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Radeon HD 8650G + HD 8670M Dual Graphics:
19.5  fps
185%
Radeon HD 8690M:
36  fps
high 1366x768
Radeon HD 8690M:
28.6  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Radeon HD 8690M:
19.3  fps
low 1280x720
100%
Radeon HD 8650G + HD 8670M Dual Graphics:
54.3  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Radeon HD 8650G + HD 8670M Dual Graphics:
27.6  fps
high 1366x768
100%
Radeon HD 8650G + HD 8670M Dual Graphics:
23.1  fps
low 1024x768
100%
Radeon HD 8650G + HD 8670M Dual Graphics:
152.2  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Radeon HD 8650G + HD 8670M Dual Graphics:
54.8  fps
high 1366x768
100%
Radeon HD 8650G + HD 8670M Dual Graphics:
28.7  fps
SimCity

SimCity

2013
low 1024x768
100%
Radeon HD 8650G + HD 8670M Dual Graphics:
60.6  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Radeon HD 8650G + HD 8670M Dual Graphics:
26  fps
high 1366x768
100%
Radeon HD 8650G + HD 8670M Dual Graphics:
17.2  fps
low 1024x768
100%
Radeon HD 8650G + HD 8670M Dual Graphics:
98.7  fps
61%
Radeon HD 8690M:
59.9  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Radeon HD 8650G + HD 8670M Dual Graphics:
59.2  fps
57%
Radeon HD 8690M:
33.6  fps
high 1366x768
100%
Radeon HD 8650G + HD 8670M Dual Graphics:
38.3  fps
58%
Radeon HD 8690M:
22.1  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Radeon HD 8690M:
12.5  fps
Crysis 3

Crysis 3

2013
low 1024x768
100%
Radeon HD 8650G + HD 8670M Dual Graphics:
20.7  fps
138%
Radeon HD 8690M:
28.5  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Radeon HD 8650G + HD 8670M Dual Graphics:
12.8  fps
120%
Radeon HD 8690M:
15.4  fps
high 1366x768
Radeon HD 8690M:
10.3  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Radeon HD 8690M:
6.5  fps
low 1024x768
100%
Radeon HD 8650G + HD 8670M Dual Graphics:
30  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Radeon HD 8650G + HD 8670M Dual Graphics:
29.8  fps
high 1366x768
100%
Radeon HD 8650G + HD 8670M Dual Graphics:
27.8  fps
Far Cry 3

Far Cry 3

2012
low 1024x768
100%
Radeon HD 8650G + HD 8670M Dual Graphics:
44.4  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Radeon HD 8650G + HD 8670M Dual Graphics:
27.6  fps
high 1366x768
100%
Radeon HD 8650G + HD 8670M Dual Graphics:
18.9  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Radeon HD 8650G + HD 8670M Dual Graphics:
15.8  fps
low 1024x768
100%
Radeon HD 8650G + HD 8670M Dual Graphics:
25.2  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Radeon HD 8650G + HD 8670M Dual Graphics:
22  fps
high 1366x768
100%
Radeon HD 8650G + HD 8670M Dual Graphics:
15.9  fps
low 1024x768
100%
Radeon HD 8650G + HD 8670M Dual Graphics:
56.3  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Radeon HD 8650G + HD 8670M Dual Graphics:
38.9  fps
high 1366x768
100%
Radeon HD 8650G + HD 8670M Dual Graphics:
19.1  fps
low 1024x768
100%
Radeon HD 8650G + HD 8670M Dual Graphics:
37.6  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Radeon HD 8650G + HD 8670M Dual Graphics:
26  fps
high 1366x768
100%
Radeon HD 8650G + HD 8670M Dual Graphics:
16.3  fps
low 1024x768
100%
Radeon HD 8650G + HD 8670M Dual Graphics:
56.1  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Radeon HD 8650G + HD 8670M Dual Graphics:
42.5  fps
high 1366x768
100%
Radeon HD 8650G + HD 8670M Dual Graphics:
34.5  fps
low 1024x768
100%
Radeon HD 8650G + HD 8670M Dual Graphics:
44.5  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Radeon HD 8650G + HD 8670M Dual Graphics:
34.4  fps
high 1366x768
100%
Radeon HD 8650G + HD 8670M Dual Graphics:
30.7  fps
Fifa 13

Fifa 13

2012
med. 1366x768
100%
Radeon HD 8650G + HD 8670M Dual Graphics:
118.8  fps
high 1366x768
100%
Radeon HD 8650G + HD 8670M Dual Graphics:
101.2  fps
F1 2012

F1 2012

2012
low 1024x768
100%
Radeon HD 8650G + HD 8670M Dual Graphics:
44  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Radeon HD 8650G + HD 8670M Dual Graphics:
35  fps
high 1366x768
100%
Radeon HD 8650G + HD 8670M Dual Graphics:
34  fps
low 1024x768
100%
Radeon HD 8650G + HD 8670M Dual Graphics:
132.3  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Radeon HD 8650G + HD 8670M Dual Graphics:
94.7  fps
high 1366x768
100%
Radeon HD 8650G + HD 8670M Dual Graphics:
65.5  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Radeon HD 8650G + HD 8670M Dual Graphics:
32.1  fps
low 1024x768
100%
Radeon HD 8650G + HD 8670M Dual Graphics:
49.6  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Radeon HD 8650G + HD 8670M Dual Graphics:
37.1  fps
high 1366x768
100%
Radeon HD 8650G + HD 8670M Dual Graphics:
27.7  fps
low 1024x768
100%
Radeon HD 8650G + HD 8670M Dual Graphics:
21.7  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Radeon HD 8650G + HD 8670M Dual Graphics:
10.5  fps
low 1024x768
100%
Radeon HD 8650G + HD 8670M Dual Graphics:
29.3  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Radeon HD 8650G + HD 8670M Dual Graphics:
29  fps
high 1366x768
100%
Radeon HD 8650G + HD 8670M Dual Graphics:
20.4  fps
low 1024x768
100%
Radeon HD 8650G + HD 8670M Dual Graphics:
51  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Radeon HD 8650G + HD 8670M Dual Graphics:
33  fps
high 1366x768
100%
Radeon HD 8650G + HD 8670M Dual Graphics:
29.3  fps
low 1024x768
100%
Radeon HD 8650G + HD 8670M Dual Graphics:
78.2  fps
90%
Radeon HD 8690M:
70.3  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Radeon HD 8650G + HD 8670M Dual Graphics:
49.7  fps
102%
Radeon HD 8690M:
50.6  fps
high 1366x768
100%
Radeon HD 8650G + HD 8670M Dual Graphics:
38.9  fps
103%
Radeon HD 8690M:
40.1  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Radeon HD 8690M:
29.1  fps
low 1024x768
100%
Radeon HD 8650G + HD 8670M Dual Graphics:
27.8  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Radeon HD 8650G + HD 8670M Dual Graphics:
18.4  fps
low 1280x720
100%
Radeon HD 8650G + HD 8670M Dual Graphics:
43.1  fps
high 1366x768
100%
Radeon HD 8650G + HD 8670M Dual Graphics:
31.1  fps
Alan Wake

Alan Wake

2012
low 1024x768
100%
Radeon HD 8650G + HD 8670M Dual Graphics:
20.1  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Radeon HD 8650G + HD 8670M Dual Graphics:
14.2  fps
Anno 2070

Anno 2070

2011
low 1024x768
100%
Radeon HD 8650G + HD 8670M Dual Graphics:
81.7  fps
111%
Radeon HD 8690M:
90.8  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Radeon HD 8650G + HD 8670M Dual Graphics:
37  fps
109%
Radeon HD 8690M:
40.5  fps
high 1366x768
100%
Radeon HD 8650G + HD 8670M Dual Graphics:
22.2  fps
114%
Radeon HD 8690M:
25.4  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Radeon HD 8690M:
13.4  fps
low 1280x720
100%
Radeon HD 8650G + HD 8670M Dual Graphics:
39.7  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Radeon HD 8650G + HD 8670M Dual Graphics:
26.3  fps
high 1366x768
100%
Radeon HD 8650G + HD 8670M Dual Graphics:
18.4  fps
low 1024x768
100%
Radeon HD 8650G + HD 8670M Dual Graphics:
95.3  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Radeon HD 8650G + HD 8670M Dual Graphics:
55.7  fps
high 1366x768
100%
Radeon HD 8650G + HD 8670M Dual Graphics:
31.2  fps
low 1024x768
100%
Radeon HD 8650G + HD 8670M Dual Graphics:
37.6  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Radeon HD 8650G + HD 8670M Dual Graphics:
30.6  fps
high 1366x768
100%
Radeon HD 8650G + HD 8670M Dual Graphics:
27.2  fps
low 1024x768
100%
Radeon HD 8650G + HD 8670M Dual Graphics:
60  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Radeon HD 8650G + HD 8670M Dual Graphics:
45  fps
high 1366x768
100%
Radeon HD 8650G + HD 8670M Dual Graphics:
22  fps
low 1024x768
100%
Radeon HD 8650G + HD 8670M Dual Graphics:
60.3  fps
high 1366x768
100%
Radeon HD 8650G + HD 8670M Dual Graphics:
37.2  fps
Dirt 3

Dirt 3

2011
low 800x600
100%
Radeon HD 8650G + HD 8670M Dual Graphics:
92.7  fps
med. 1024x768
100%
Radeon HD 8650G + HD 8670M Dual Graphics:
57.8  fps
high 1360x768
100%
Radeon HD 8650G + HD 8670M Dual Graphics:
41.4  fps
Total War: Shogun 2

Total War: Shogun 2

2011
low 1024x768
100%
Radeon HD 8650G + HD 8670M Dual Graphics:
99.3  fps
med. 1280x720
100%
Radeon HD 8650G + HD 8670M Dual Graphics:
26.7  fps
Civilization 5

Civilization 5

2010
low 1024x768
100%
Radeon HD 8650G + HD 8670M Dual Graphics:
36.3  fps
Mafia 2

Mafia 2

2010
low 800x600
100%
Radeon HD 8650G + HD 8670M Dual Graphics:
43.2  fps
med. 1024x768
100%
Radeon HD 8650G + HD 8670M Dual Graphics:
35  fps
high 1360x768
100%
Radeon HD 8650G + HD 8670M Dual Graphics:
29.3  fps
med. 1360x768
100%
Radeon HD 8650G + HD 8670M Dual Graphics:
47.2  fps
high 1600x900
100%
Radeon HD 8650G + HD 8670M Dual Graphics:
29.2  fps
low 1024x768
100%
Radeon HD 8650G + HD 8670M Dual Graphics:
63.8  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Radeon HD 8650G + HD 8670M Dual Graphics:
45.9  fps
high 1366x768
100%
Radeon HD 8650G + HD 8670M Dual Graphics:
31.5  fps
Resident Evil 5

Resident Evil 5

2009
low 800x600
100%
Radeon HD 8650G + HD 8670M Dual Graphics:
76  fps
high 1360x768
100%
Radeon HD 8650G + HD 8670M Dual Graphics:
45.6  fps
Trackmania Nations Forever

Trackmania Nations Forever

2008
low 640x480
100%
Radeon HD 8650G + HD 8670M Dual Graphics:
124  fps
high 1024x768
100%
Radeon HD 8650G + HD 8670M Dual Graphics:
39.6  fps

Average Gaming AMD Radeon HD 8650G + HD 8670M Dual Graphics → 100%

Average Gaming 30-70 fps → 100%

Average Gaming AMD Radeon HD 8690M → 116%

Average Gaming 30-70 fps → 119%

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