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 0.64 percent of a leader's which is NVIDIA TITAN RTX.

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
384
 
of 8192 (Radeon Pro Duo)
Core clock speed
700 MHz
 
Boost Clock
850 MHz
 
Transistor count
690 million
 
Manufacturing process technology
28 nm
 
Texture fill rate
17 GTexel / s
 
Floating-point performance
544.0 gflops
 
of 2918.4 (GRID K340)

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

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
 
Memory bus width
64 Bit
 
of 8192 (Radeon Pro Duo)
Memory clock speed
1800 MHz
 
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
12.0 (11_1)
 
OpenGL
4.6
 

Benchmark 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

0.64

3DMark 11 Performance GPU

1307

3DMark Vantage Performance

3705

Unigine Heaven 3.0

11

Game benchmarks

Let's see how good Radeon HD 8550M is for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS. Comparisons with system requirements are included, but remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect real performance inaccurately.

NVIDIA equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Radeon HD 8550M from NVIDIA is GeForce 9800M GTX, which is nearly equal in speed and higher by 11 positions in our rating.

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