AMD Radeon HD 8550G: specs and benchmarks

AMD Radeon HD 8550G

Summary

AMD started Radeon HD 8550G sales 12 March 2013. This is Terascale 3 architecture notebook card based on 32 nm manufacturing process and primarily aimed at office use.

It provides poor gaming and benchmark performance at 3.99 percent of a leader's which is AMD Radeon R9 390 X2.

General info

Of Radeon HD 8550G's architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
Architecture
Terascale 3
 
Code name
Richland
 
Type
Laptop
 
Release date
12 March 2013
 

Technical specs

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 Radeon HD 8550G's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
Pipelines
256
 
of 8192 (Radeon Pro Duo)
Core clock speed
515 MHz
 
Boost Clock
720 MHz
 
Manufacturing process technology
32 nm
 
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Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on Radeon HD 8550G's 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
medium sized
 

Memory specs

Parameters of memory installed on 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.
Shared memory
+
 

API support

APIs supported by Radeon HD 8550G, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX
11
 

Video card benchmarks performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Radeon HD 8550G. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.
Overall benchmark performance
3.92
 
 
3DMark Ice Storm GPU
67801.00
 
 
3DMark Cloud Gate GPU
6107.00
 
 
3DMark Fire Strike Score
746.00
 
 
3DMark Fire Strike Graphics
792.00
 
 
3DMark 11 Performance GPU
1179.00
 
 
3DMark Vantage Performance
4174.00
 
 
Unigine Heaven 3.0
10.80
 
 
Passmark
725
 
 

Game benchmarks (in FPS)

Let's see how good Radeon HD 8550G is for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS, while overall gaming performance is a number in 0-100 range, and the older the game, the less impact it has on the overall grade.
Overall gaming performance
0.03
 
 
Games can run, %
At minimum settings
94.52
At recommended settings
85.48
New games support
43
Games benchmarked by notebookcheck.net
Battlefield 4 (2013)
low / 768p
33.60
 
medium / 768p
23.50
 
high / 768p
16.60
 
ultra / 1080p
5.30
 
Crysis 3 (2013)
low / 768p
27.00
 
medium / 768p
16.70
 
Tomb Raider (2013)
low / 768p
61.00
 
medium / 768p
29.00
 
high / 768p
19.00
 
ultra / 1080p
8.00
 
Counter-Strike: GO (2012)
ultra / 1080p
39.00
 
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (2011)
low / 720p
42.00
 
medium / 768p
29.40
 
high / 768p
19.70
 

Relative perfomance

Overall Radeon HD 8550G performance compared to its nearest competitors. All GPU types participate.

NVIDIA equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Radeon HD 8550G from NVIDIA is GeForce GT 435M, which is faster by 1% and higher by 3 positions in our rating.

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