AMD Radeon HD 6550D vs HD 8470D

AMD Radeon HD 6550D
AMD Radeon HD 8470D

General info

Comparison of Radeon HD 6550D and Radeon HD 8470D architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
Architecture
Terascale 2
 
Terascale 3
Code name
Llano
 
Richland
Type
Desktop
 
Desktop
Release date
30 June 2011
 
5 June 2013

Technical specs

Radeon HD 6550D and Radeon HD 8470D's general performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU core clock, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of Radeon HD 6550D and Radeon HD 8470D's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
Pipelines
400
 
128
Core clock speed
600 MHz
 
800 MHz
Transistor count
1000 Million
 
n/d
Manufacturing process technology
32 nm
 
32 nm

Memory

Parameters of memory installed on Radeon HD 6550D and Radeon HD 8470D: 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.
Shared memory
+
 
+

API support

APIs supported by Radeon HD 6550D and Radeon HD 8470D, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX
DirectX 11, Shader 5.0
 
DirectX 11, Shader 5.0

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Radeon HD 6550D and Radeon HD 8470D. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

HD 6550D 0.86 +22.9%
HD 8470D 0.70

3DMark 11 Performance GPU

HD 6550D 952 +11.5%
HD 8470D 854

3DMark Vantage Performance

HD 6550D 3930 +14.7%
HD 8470D 3426

Passmark

HD 6550D 641 +23%
HD 8470D 521

Rendering quality tests

GFXBench render quality
4546 +0%
 
4546 +0%
GFXBench high precision render quality
4546 +0%
 
4546 +0%

Gaming performance

Let's see how good Radeon HD 6550D and Radeon HD 8470D are for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS.

Advantages of AMD Radeon HD 6550D

22.9% faster in synthetic tests
More pipelines (400 vs 128)

Advantages of AMD Radeon HD 8470D

Much newer (5 June 2013 vs 30 June 2011)

So, HD 6550D or HD 8470D?

Judging by the results of synthetic and gaming tests, Technical City recommends AMD Radeon HD 6550D.
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