Intel HD Graphics 615 vs AMD Radeon HD 8550G
Comparison of HD Graphics 615 and Radeon HD 8550G architecture, market type and release date.
HD Graphics 615 and Radeon HD 8550G's general performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU core clock, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of HD Graphics 615 and Radeon HD 8550G's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
Core clock speed
Manufacturing process technology
Power consumption (TDP)
Texture fill rate
Compatibility, dimensions and requirements
Information on HD Graphics 615 and Radeon HD 8550G compatibility with other computer components. Useful when choosing a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. For notebook video cards it's notebook size, connection slot and bus, if the video card is inserted into a slot instead of being soldered to the notebook motherboard.
PCIe 3.0 x1
Parameters of memory installed on HD Graphics 615 and Radeon HD 8550G: its type, size, bus, clock and resulting bandwidth. Note that GPUs integrated into processors don't have dedicated memory and use a shared part of system RAM.
Maximum RAM amount
Video outputs and ports
Types and number of video connectors present on HD Graphics 615 and Radeon HD 8550G. As a rule, this section is relevant only for desktop reference video cards, since for notebook ones the availability of certain video outputs depends on the laptop model.
Technological solutions and APIs supported by HD Graphics 615 and Radeon HD 8550G. You'll probably need this information if you need some particular technology for your purposes.
APIs supported by HD Graphics 615 and Radeon HD 8550G, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX 11, Shader 5.0
Non-gaming benchmarks performance of HD Graphics 615 and Radeon HD 8550G. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.
Overall benchmark performance
HD Graphics 615 3.33 +69.9%
HD 8550G 1.96
3DMark Ice Storm GPU
HD Graphics 615 70743 +4.3%
HD 8550G 67801
3DMark Cloud Gate GPU
HD Graphics 615 6387 +4.6%
HD 8550G 6107
3DMark Fire Strike Score
HD Graphics 615 762 +2.1%
HD 8550G 746
3DMark Fire Strike Graphics
HD Graphics 615 853 +7.7%
HD 8550G 792
3DMark 11 Performance GPU
HD Graphics 615 1243 +5.4%
HD 8550G 1179
3DMark Vantage Performance
HD Graphics 615 4102
HD 8550G 4174 +1.8%
HD Graphics 615 721 +70%
HD 8550G 424
Let's see how good HD Graphics 615 and Radeon HD 8550G are for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS.
Advantages of Intel HD Graphics 615
69.9% faster (about 1.5 times) in synthetic tests
Much newer (30 August 2016 vs 12 March 2013)
Finer manufacturing process technology (14 vs 32 nm)
Quick Sync (hardware acceleration of video encoding and decoding for Intel CPUs. Speeds up video encoding by times, but at the cost of somewhat lower quality)
Advantages of AMD Radeon HD 8550G
More pipelines (256 vs 192)
So, HD Graphics 615 or HD 8550G?
Judging by the results of synthetic and gaming tests, Technical City recommends Intel HD Graphics 615.
Should you still have questions on choice between HD Graphics 615 and Radeon HD 8550G, ask them in Comments section, and we shall answer.