AMD Radeon HD 8550D IGP vs ATI Radeon HD 4870 X2

Comparative analysis of AMD Radeon HD 8550D IGP and ATI Radeon HD 4870 X2 videocards for all known characteristics in the following categories: Essentials, Technical info, Video outputs and ports, Compatibility, dimensions and requirements, API support, Memory. Benchmark videocards performance analysis: PassMark - G3D Mark, PassMark - G2D Mark, GFXBench 4.0 - T-Rex (Frames), GFXBench 4.0 - T-Rex (Fps).

 

Differences

Reasons to consider the AMD Radeon HD 8550D IGP

  • Videocard is newer: launch date 4 year(s) 9 month(s) later
  • Around 9% higher core clock speed: 760 MHz vs 700 MHz
  • A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running videocard: 32 nm vs 55 nm
  • 4.4x lower typical power consumption: 65 Watt vs 286 Watt
Launch date 23 May 2013 vs 12 August 2008
Core clock speed 760 MHz vs 700 MHz
Manufacturing process technology 32 nm vs 55 nm
Thermal Design Power (TDP) 65 Watt vs 286 Watt

Reasons to consider the ATI Radeon HD 4870 X2

  • Around 91% better performance in PassMark - G3D Mark: 1309 vs 685
  • Around 58% better performance in PassMark - G2D Mark: 565 vs 357
Benchmarks
PassMark - G3D Mark 1309 vs 685
PassMark - G2D Mark 565 vs 357

Compare benchmarks

GPU 1: AMD Radeon HD 8550D IGP
GPU 2: ATI Radeon HD 4870 X2

PassMark - G3D Mark
GPU 1
GPU 2
685
1309
PassMark - G2D Mark
GPU 1
GPU 2
357
565
Name AMD Radeon HD 8550D IGP ATI Radeon HD 4870 X2
PassMark - G3D Mark 685 1309
PassMark - G2D Mark 357 565
GFXBench 4.0 - T-Rex (Frames) 3323
GFXBench 4.0 - T-Rex (Fps) 3323

Compare specifications (specs)

AMD Radeon HD 8550D IGP ATI Radeon HD 4870 X2

Essentials

Architecture TeraScale 3 TeraScale
Code name Scrapper R700
Launch date 23 May 2013 12 August 2008
Place in performance rating 319 325
Type Desktop Desktop
Launch price (MSRP) $550

Technical info

Boost clock speed 844 MHz
Core clock speed 760 MHz 700 MHz
Manufacturing process technology 32 nm 55 nm
Thermal Design Power (TDP) 65 Watt 286 Watt
Transistor count 1,303 million 956 million
Floating-point performance 2x 1,120.0 gflops
Pipelines 2x 800
Texture fill rate 2x 28 GTexel / s billion / sec

Video outputs and ports

Display Connectors No outputs 2x DVI, 1x S-Video

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Interface IGP PCIe 2.0 x16
Length 267 mm
Supplementary power connectors 1x 6-pin + 1x 8-pin

API support

DirectX 11.2 (11_0) 10.1
OpenGL 4.4 3.3

Memory

Maximum RAM amount 2x 1 GB
Memory bandwidth 2x 115.2 GB / s
Memory bus width 2x 256 Bit
Memory clock speed 3600 MHz
Memory type GDDR5