AMD Radeon HD 8550M: specs and benchmarks

AMD Radeon HD 8550M


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 2.15 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
GCN 1.0
Code name
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.
of 8192 (FirePro S9300 X2)
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
of 20896 (Tesla M10)
Floating-point performance
544.0 gflops

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
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
Maximum RAM amount
1 GB
of 32 (Tesla M10)
Memory bus width
64 Bit
of 8192 (FirePro S9300 X2)
Memory clock speed
1800 MHz
Memory bandwidth
14.4 GB/s
of 11404 (GRID K1)
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, Shader 5.0

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
3DMark 11 Performance GPU
3DMark Vantage Performance
Unigine Heaven 3.0
Games benchmarked by
Counter-Strike: GO (2012)
low / 768p
medium / 768p
high / 768p
Diablo III (2012)
low / 768p
medium / 768p
high / 768p
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (2011)
low / 720p
medium / 768p
high / 768p

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 nearly equal in speed and higher by 2 positions in our rating.

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