HD 8470D 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 8470D
Radeon HD 8470D
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  • Interface IGP
  • Core clock speed 800
  • Max video memory System Shared
  • Memory type System Shared
  • Memory clock speed System Shared
  • Maximum resolution
Price now 36$
Games supported 51%

General info

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

Place in performance rating963982
Value for money0.180.05
ArchitectureTerascale 2 (2009−2015)Terascale 3 (2010−2013)
GPU code nameLlanoRichland
Market segmentDesktopDesktop
Release date30 June 2011
(11 years old)
5 June 2013
(9 years old)
Current price$49 $36
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 cores400128
Core clock speed600 MHz800 MHz
Boost clock speedno data850 MHz
Number of transistors1000 Million1,303 million
Manufacturing process technology32 nm32 nm
Thermal design power (TDP)65 Watt65 Watt
Texture fill rate12.0010.20

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).

InterfaceIGPIGP
WidthIGPIGP

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 SharedSystem Shared
Maximum RAM amountSystem SharedSystem Shared
Memory bus widthSystem SharedSystem Shared
Memory clock speedSystem SharedSystem Shared
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 outputs

API support

APIs supported, including particular versions of those APIs.

DirectX11.2 (11_0)11.2 (11_0)
Shader Model5.05.0
OpenGL4.44.4
OpenCL1.21.2
VulkanN/AN/A

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
+14.6%
HD 8470D 0.89
  • Passmark
  • 3DMark Vantage Performance
  • 3DMark 11 Performance GPU

Passmark

This is probably the most ubiquitous benchmark, part of Passmark PerformanceTest suite. It gives the graphics card a thorough evaluation under various load, providing four separate benchmarks for Direct3D versions 9, 10, 11 and 12 (the last being done in 4K resolution if possible), and few more tests engaging DirectCompute capabilities.

Benchmark coverage: 25%

HD 6550D 401
+14.2%
HD 8470D 351

Radeon HD 6550D outperforms Radeon HD 8470D by 14% in Passmark.

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: 17%

HD 6550D 3930
+14.7%
HD 8470D 3426

Radeon HD 6550D outperforms Radeon HD 8470D by 15% 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
+11.4%
HD 8470D 854

Radeon HD 6550D outperforms Radeon HD 8470D by 11% 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:

Full HD20
+53.8%
13
−53.8%

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
+0%
8−9
+0%
Cyberpunk 2077 4−5
+0%
4−5
+0%
Red Dead Redemption 2 2−3
+0%
2−3
+0%
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 6−7
+20%
5−6
−20%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 8−9
+0%
8−9
+0%
Cyberpunk 2077 4−5
+0%
4−5
+0%
Metro Exodus 2−3
+0%
2−3
+0%
Red Dead Redemption 2 2−3
+0%
2−3
+0%
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 6−7
+20%
5−6
−20%
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 0−1
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
+100%
1−2
−100%
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 0−1

Advantages and disadvantages


Performance rating 1.02 0.89
Recency 30 June 2011 5 June 2013
Pipelines / CUDA cores 400 128

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

AMD Radeon HD 6550D
Radeon HD 6550D

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 8 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 8470D by NVIDIA

According to our data, the nearest equivalent to Radeon HD 8470D by NVIDIA is GeForce 7950 GT, which is slower by 1% and lower by 4 positions in our rating.

NVIDIA GeForce 7950 GT GeForce 7950 GT
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Here are some closest NVIDIA rivals to Radeon HD 8470D:

GeForce 810M 116.85
Radeon HD 8470D 100

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