Intel HD Graphics 615 vs AMD Radeon HD 8550G

Intel HD Graphics 615
AMD Radeon HD 8550G

General info

Comparison of HD Graphics 615 and Radeon HD 8550G architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
Architecture
Intel Gen. 9 (Kaby Lake)
 
Terascale 3
Code name
Kaby-Lake GT2
 
Richland
Type
Laptop
 
Laptop
Release date
30 August 2016
 
12 March 2013

Technical specs

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.
Pipelines
24
 
256
Core clock speed
300 MHz
 
515 MHz
Boost Clock
1050 MHz
 
720 MHz
Transistor count
189 million
 
n/d
Manufacturing process technology
14 nm
 
32 nm
Power consumption (TDP)
5 Watt
 
n/d
Texture fill rate
25.2 GTexel / s
 
n/d
Floating-point performance
403.2 gflops
 
n/d

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.
Laptop size
n/d
 
medium sized
Interface
PCIe 3.0 x1
 
n/d

Memory

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.
Memory type
DDR3L / LPDDR3
 
n/d
Maximum RAM amount
16 GB
 
n/d
Memory bus width
64 / 128 Bit
 
n/d
Shared memory
+
 
+

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on HD Graphics 615 and Radeon HD 8550G.
Display Connectors
No outputs
 
n/d

Technologies

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.
Quick Sync
+
 
n/d

API support

APIs supported by HD Graphics 615 and Radeon HD 8550G, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX
DirectX 12 (FL 12_1)
 
DirectX 11, Shader 5.0
OpenGL
4.6
 
n/d

Benchmark performance

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 0.59 +1.7%
HD 8550G 0.58

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%

Passmark

HD Graphics 615 721 +0.3%
HD 8550G 719

Gaming performance

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

1.7% faster 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 24)

So, HD Graphics 615 or HD 8550G?

Technical City couldn't decide between Intel HD Graphics 615 and AMD Radeon HD 8550G. The differences in performance seem too small.
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