HD 6450 GDDR5 vs HD 6550D

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AMD Radeon HD 6550D
Radeon HD 6550D
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  • Interface IGP
  • Core clock speed 600
  • Max video memory System Shared
  • Memory type System Shared
  • Memory clock speed System Shared
  • Maximum resolution
AMD Radeon HD 6450 GDDR5
Radeon HD 6450 GDDR5
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  • Interface
  • Core clock speed 750
  • Max video memory 1024 MB
  • Memory type GDDR5
  • Memory clock speed 900
  • Maximum resolution
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Games supported 52%

General info

Comparison of graphics card architecture, market segment, value for money and other general parameters.

Place in performance rating963927
Value for money0.180.04
ArchitectureTerascale 2 (2009−2015)Terascale 2 (2009−2015)
GPU code nameLlanoCaicos
Market segmentDesktopDesktop
Release date30 June 2011
(11 years old)
18 April 2011
(11 years old)
Current price$51 $129
Value for money

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Technical specs

General performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU core base clock and boost clock speeds, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider their benchmark and gaming test results. Note that power consumption of some graphics cards can well exceed their nominal TDP, especially when overclocked.

Pipelines / CUDA cores400160
Core clock speed600 MHz750 MHz
Number of transistors1000 Millionno data
Manufacturing process technology32 nm40 nm
Thermal design power (TDP)65 Watt27 Watt
Texture fill rate12.00no data

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on compatibility with other computer components. Useful when choosing a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. For desktop video cards it's interface and bus (motherboard compatibility), additional power connectors (power supply compatibility).

InterfaceIGPno data
WidthIGPno data

Memory

Parameters of memory installed: its type, size, bus, clock and resulting bandwidth. Note that GPUs integrated into processors have no dedicated VRAM and use a shared part of system RAM.

Memory typeSystem SharedGDDR5
Maximum RAM amountSystem Shared1 GB
Memory bus widthSystem Shared64 Bit
Memory clock speedSystem Shared900 MHz
Shared memory+-

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on the reviewed GPUs. As a rule, data in this section is precise only for desktop reference ones (so-called Founders Edition for NVIDIA chips). OEM manufacturers may change the number and type of output ports, while for notebook cards availability of certain video outputs ports depends on the laptop model rather than on the card itself.

Display ConnectorsNo outputsno data

API support

APIs supported, including particular versions of those APIs.

DirectX11.2 (11_0)11
Shader Model5.0no data
OpenGL4.4no data
OpenCL1.2no data
VulkanN/Ano data

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmark performance comparison. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.


Overall score

This is our combined benchmark performance rating. We are regularly improving our combining algorithms, but if you find some perceived inconsistencies, feel free to speak up in comments section, we usually fix problems quickly.

HD 6550D 1.02
HD 6450 GDDR5 1.16
+13.7%
  • 3DMark Vantage Performance
  • 3DMark 11 Performance GPU

3DMark Vantage Performance

3DMark Vantage is an outdated DirectX 10 benchmark using 1280x1024 screen resolution. It taxes the graphics card with two scenes, one depicting a girl escaping some militarized base located within a sea cave, the other displaying a space fleet attack on a defenseless planet. It was discontinued in April 2017, and Time Spy benchmark is now recommended to be used instead.

Benchmark coverage: 16%

HD 6550D 3930
+39.2%
HD 6450 GDDR5 2822

Radeon HD 6550D outperforms Radeon HD 6450 GDDR5 by 39% in 3DMark Vantage Performance.

3DMark 11 Performance GPU

3DMark 11 is an obsolete DirectX 11 benchmark by Futuremark. It used four tests based on two scenes, one being few submarines exploring the submerged wreck of a sunken ship, the other is an abandoned temple deep in the jungle. All the tests are heavy with volumetric lighting and tessellation, and despite being done in 1280x720 resolution, are relatively taxing. Discontinued in January 2020, 3DMark 11 is now superseded by Time Spy.

Benchmark coverage: 16%

HD 6550D 952
+52.7%
HD 6450 GDDR5 623

Radeon HD 6550D outperforms Radeon HD 6450 GDDR5 by 53% in 3DMark 11 Performance GPU.

Gaming performance

Let's see how good the compared graphics cards are for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS.

Average FPS

Here are the average frames per second in a large set of popular games across different resolutions:

900pno data7
Full HD20
+33.3%
15
−33.3%
1200pno data5

Popular games

  • Full HD
    Low Preset
  • Full HD
    Medium Preset
  • Full HD
    High Preset
  • Full HD
    Ultra Preset
  • 1440p
    High Preset
  • 1440p
    Ultra Preset
  • 4K
    High Preset
  • 4K
    Ultra Preset
Cyberpunk 2077 4−5
+0%
4−5
+0%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 8−9
−12.5%
9−10
+12.5%
Cyberpunk 2077 4−5
+0%
4−5
+0%
Red Dead Redemption 2 2−3
−50%
3−4
+50%
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 6−7
+0%
6−7
+0%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 8−9
−12.5%
9−10
+12.5%
Cyberpunk 2077 4−5
+0%
4−5
+0%
Metro Exodus 2−3
+0%
2−3
+0%
Red Dead Redemption 2 2−3
−50%
3−4
+50%
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 6−7
+0%
6−7
+0%
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 2−3
+0%
2−3
+0%
Cyberpunk 2077 4−5
+0%
4−5
+0%
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 2−3
+0%
2−3
+0%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3−4
+0%
3−4
+0%
Horizon Zero Dawn 1−2
+0%
1−2
+0%
Metro Exodus 3−4
+0%
3−4
+0%
Red Dead Redemption 2 0−1 1−2
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 5−6
+0%
5−6
+0%
Cyberpunk 2077 2−3
+0%
2−3
+0%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2−3
+0%
2−3
+0%
Horizon Zero Dawn 2−3
+0%
2−3
+0%
Red Dead Redemption 2 0−1 0−1
Cyberpunk 2077 2−3
+0%
2−3
+0%
Far Cry 5 3−4
+0%
3−4
+0%
Far Cry New Dawn 6−7
+0%
6−7
+0%
Watch Dogs: Legion 0−1 1−2

Advantages and disadvantages


Performance rating 1.02 1.16
Recency 30 June 2011 18 April 2011
Pipelines / CUDA cores 400 160
Chip lithography 32 nm 40 nm
Thermal design power (TDP) 65 Watt 27 Watt

Judging by the results of synthetic and gaming tests, Technical City recommends

AMD Radeon HD 6450 GDDR5
Radeon HD 6450 GDDR5

since it shows better performance.


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Competitors of Radeon HD 6550D by NVIDIA

The nearest Radeon HD 6550D's NVIDIA equivalent is GeForce 810M, which is faster by 2% and higher by 7 positions in our performance rating.

NVIDIA GeForce 810M GeForce 810M
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Here are some closest NVIDIA rivals to Radeon HD 6550D:

GeForce 800A 106.86
GeForce 810M 101.96
Radeon HD 6550D 100

Competitors of Radeon HD 6450 GDDR5 by NVIDIA

According to our data, the nearest equivalent to Radeon HD 6450 GDDR5 by NVIDIA is GeForce GT 710M, which is slower by 2% and lower by 8 positions in our rating.

NVIDIA GeForce GT 710M GeForce GT 710M
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Here are some closest NVIDIA rivals to Radeon HD 6450 GDDR5:

GeForce 710A 106.9
Radeon HD 6450 GDDR5 100
GeForce 800M 97.41

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