AMD Radeon HD 8550M: specs and benchmarks

AMD Radeon HD 8550M

Summary

AMD started Radeon HD 8550M sales 13 July 2014. This is GCN 1.0 architecture notebook 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 2.18 percent of a leader's which is AMD Radeon R9 390 X2.

General info

Of Radeon HD 8550M's architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
Architecture
GCN 1.0
 
Code name
Sun
 
Type
Laptop
 
Release date
13 July 2014
 

Technical specs

Radeon HD 8550M'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 8550M's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
Pipelines
320
 
of 8192 (Radeon Pro Duo)
Core clock speed
650 MHz
 
Boost Clock
850 MHz
 
Transistor count
1,040 million
 
of 21100
Manufacturing process technology
28 nm
 
of 12
Texture fill rate
17.00
 
of 512 (Radeon Pro Duo)
Floating-point performance
544.0 gflops
 
of 16384 (Radeon Pro Duo)

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on Radeon HD 8550M'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
 
Interface
PCIe 3.0 x8
 

Memory specs

Parameters of memory installed on Radeon HD 8550M: 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.
Memory type
DDR3
 
Maximum RAM amount
1 GB
 
of 32
Memory bus width
64 Bit
 
of 8192 (Radeon Pro Duo)
Memory clock speed
1800 MHz
 
of 11408 (TITAN Xp)
Memory bandwidth
14.4 GB/s
 
of 1024 (Radeon Pro Duo)
Shared memory
-
 

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on Radeon HD 8550M.
Display Connectors
No outputs
 

API support

APIs supported by Radeon HD 8550M, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX
11.1
 

Video card benchmarks performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Radeon HD 8550M. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.
Overall benchmark performance
2.15
 
 
3DMark 11 Performance GPU
1307.00
 
 
3DMark Vantage Performance
3705.00
 
 
Unigine Heaven 3.0
11.20
 
 

Game benchmarks (in FPS)

Let's see how good Radeon HD 8550M 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
n/d
 
 
Games can run, %
At minimum settings
96.77
At recommended settings
88.06
New games support
47
Games benchmarked by notebookcheck.net
Counter-Strike: GO (2012)
low / 768p
38.70
 
medium / 768p
33.60
 
high / 768p
29.40
 
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
 

Relative perfomance

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

NVIDIA equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Radeon HD 8550M from NVIDIA is GeForce 8600M GT, which is slower by 1% and lower by 4 positions in our rating.

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