HD 8570D vs HD 6550D

General info

Comparison of graphics card architecture, market segment, value for money and other general parameters.

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Value for money (0-100)
Terascale 3
Terascale 2
GPU code name
Market segment
Launch date
26 September 2012 (8 years ago)
30 June 2011 (10 years ago)
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Technical specs

General performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU core base clock and boost clock speeds, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider their benchmark and gaming test results. Note that power consumption of some graphics cards can well exceed their nominal TDP, especially when overclocked.

Pipelines / CUDA cores
Core clock speed
844 MHz
600 MHz
Number of transistors
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1000 Million
Manufacturing process technology
32 nm
32 nm


Parameters of memory installed: its type, size, bus, clock and resulting bandwidth. Note that GPUs integrated into processors have no dedicated VRAM and use a shared part of system RAM.

Shared memory

API support

APIs supported, including particular versions of those APIs.

DirectX 11, Shader 5.0
DirectX 11, Shader 5.0

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmark performance comparison. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall score

This is our combined benchmark performance rating. We are regularly improving our combining algorithms, but if you find some perceived inconsistencies, feel free to speak up in comments section, we usually fix problems quickly.

HD 8570D 1.68 +7.7%
HD 6550D 1.56

3DMark 11 Performance GPU

3DMark 11 is an obsolete DirectX 11 benchmark by Futuremark. It used four tests based on two scenes, one being few submarines exploring the submerged wreck of a sunken ship, the other is an abandoned temple deep in the jungle. All the tests are heavy with volumetric lighting and tessellation, and despite being done in 1280x720 resolution, are relatively taxing. Discontinued in January 2020, 3DMark 11 is now superseded by Time Spy.

HD 8570D 1181 +24.1%
HD 6550D 952

3DMark Vantage Performance

3DMark Vantage is an outdated DirectX 10 benchmark using 1280x1024 screen resolution. It taxes the graphics card with two scenes, one depicting a girl escaping some militarized base located within a sea cave, the other displaying a space fleet attack on a defenseless planet. It was discontinued in April 2017, and Time Spy benchmark is now recommended to be used instead.

HD 8570D 5288 +34.6%
HD 6550D 3930


This is probably the most ubiquitous benchmark, part of Passmark PerformanceTest suite. It gives the graphics card a thorough evaluation under various load, providing four separate benchmarks for Direct3D versions 9, 10, 11 and 12 (the last being done in 4K resolution if possible), and few more tests engaging DirectCompute capabilities.

HD 8570D 444 +7.2%
HD 6550D 414

Rendering quality tests

GFXBench render quality
4546 +0%
4546 +0%
GFXBench high precision render quality
4546 +0%
4546 +0%

Gaming performance

Let's see how good the compared graphics cards are for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS.

Both graphics cards satisfy the 63% minimum and 55% recommended requirements of all games known to us.


Here are the average frames per second in a large set of popular games across different resolutions:

HD 8570D
HD 6550D
14 −42.9%
20 +42.9%

Competitors of Radeon HD 8570D from NVIDIA

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Radeon HD 8570D from NVIDIA is GeForce GT 710M, which is slower by 1% and lower by 3 positions in our rating.

Here are some closest NVIDIA rivals to Radeon HD 8570D:

Competitors of Radeon HD 6550D from NVIDIA

The nearest Radeon HD 6550D's NVIDIA equivalent is GeForce 800A, which is faster by 4% and higher by 2 positions in our rating.

Here are some closest NVIDIA rivals to Radeon HD 6550D:

Advantages of AMD Radeon HD 8570D

7.7% better performance in benchmarks

Much newer (26 September 2012 vs 30 June 2011)

Advantages of AMD Radeon HD 6550D

Cheaper ($63 vs $96)

More pipelines (400 vs 256)

So, which one is the better GPU?

Technical City couldn't decide between AMD Radeon HD 8570D and AMD Radeon HD 6550D. The differences in performance seem too small.

Should you still have questions concerning choice between the reviewed GPUs, ask them in Comments section, and we shall answer.

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AMD Radeon HD 8570D
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