AMD Radeon HD 8550M technical specs and benchmarks

AMD Radeon HD 8550M

Summary

AMD started Radeon HD 8550M sales 16 November 2012. This is a GCN architecture desktop card based on 28 nm manufacturing process and primarily aimed at office use. 1 GB of DDR3 memory clocked at 1.8 GHz are supplied, and together with 64 Bit memory interface this creates a bandwidth of 14.4 GB/s.

Compatibility-wise, this is card attached via PCIe 3.0 x8 interface.

It provides poor gaming and benchmark performance at 3.72 percent of a leader's which is NVIDIA TITAN Xp.

General info

Info on video card type (desktop or notebook), its architecture and sales start time and price.
Place in performance rating
 
Architecture
GCN
 
Code name
Sun
 
Type
Laptop
 
Release date
16 November 2012
 

Technical specs

Quantitative parameters such as shaders number, GPU core clock, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly say of video card performance, but to be more precise you have to review it's benchmark and gaming test results.
Pipelines
384
 
of 8192 (FirePro S9300 X2)
Core clock speed
700 MHz
 
of 1607
Transistor count
1,040 million
 
of 21100 (Tesla V100 PCIe)
Manufacturing process technology
28 nm
 
Texture fill rate
17
 
of 512 (Radeon Pro Duo)
Floating-point performance
544.0 gflops
 
of 16384 (Radeon Pro Duo)

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on video card 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). For notebook video cards it's notebook size, connection slot and bus - if the video card is inserted into the slot instead of being soldered to the notebook motherboard.
Laptop size
medium sized
 
Interface
PCIe 3.0 x8
 

Memory specs

Parameters of memory installed on the video card - type, size, bus, clock and resulting bandwidth. GPUs integrated into processors don't have dedicated memory and use a shared part of system RAM.
Memory type
DDR3
 
Maximum RAM amount
1 GB
 
Memory bus width
64 Bit
 
of 8192 (FirePro S9300 X2)
Memory clock speed
1800 MHz
 
of 11408 (TITAN Xp)
Memory bandwidth
14.4 GB/s
 
of 1024 (FirePro S9300 X2)
Shared memory
-
 

API support

APIs supported by video card, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX
DirectX 11.1, Shader 5.0
 

Video card benchmarks performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance. Overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.
Overall benchmark performance
3.72
 
 
3DMark 11 Performance GPU
1307.00
 
 
3DMark Vantage Performance
3705.00
 
 
Unigine Heaven 3.0
11.20
 
 
Diablo III (2012)
low / 768p
59.50
 
medium / 768p
44.90
 
high / 768p
34.40
 
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (2011)
low / 720p
20.90
 
medium / 768p
19.00
 
high / 768p
15.90
 
Counter-Strike: GO (2012)
low / 768p
38.70
 
medium / 768p
33.60
 
high / 768p
29.40
 

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