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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Intel HD Graphics 5000 Mobile Radeon HD 8550G
Cyberpunk 2077 1270% 1524%
Hitman 3 1682% 2012%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 1153% 1385%
Resident Evil 8 1270% 1524%
FIFA 21 591% 719%
Grand Theft Auto VI 1827% 2184%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 1112% 1337%
Genshin Impact 1270% 1524%
The Medium 1609% 1926%
Far Cry 6 1882% 2249%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Intel HD Graphics 5000 Mobile are noticeably better than the AMD Radeon HD 8550G.

The Graphics 5000 was released less than a year after the Radeon HD 8550G, and so they are likely to have similar driver support for optimizing performance when running the latest games.

The HD Graphics 5000 Mobile and the Radeon HD 8550G have the same amount of video memory, but are likely to provide slightly different experiences when displaying game textures at high resolutions.

The memory bandwidth of the HD Graphics 5000 Mobile and the Radeon HD 8550G are the same, which means the Graphics 5000 and the Radeon HD 8550G have equal limitations when it comes to graphical data transfer.

The HD Graphics 5000 Mobile has 40 Shader Processing Units and the Radeon HD 8550G has 256. However, the actual shader performance of the Graphics 5000 is 176 and the actual shader performance of the Radeon HD 8550G is 132. The Graphics 5000 having 44 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the Graphics 5000 delivers a marginally smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the Radeon HD 8550G.

The HD Graphics 5000 Mobile requires 15 Watts to run and the Radeon HD 8550G requires 35 Watts. The Radeon HD 8550G requires 20 Watts more than the Graphics 5000 to run. The difference is not significant enough for the Radeon HD 8550G to have a noticeably larger impact on your yearly electricity bills than the Graphics 5000.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed200 MHzvs515 MHz
Boost Clock1100 MHzvs-
ArchitectureHaswell GT3Terascale 3
OC Potential None vs -
Driver Support Ok vs -
Release Date27 May 2013vs12 Mar 2013
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link

Resolution Performance

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GPU Memory

Memory Speed800 MHzvs800 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs128 Bit
Memory TypeDDR3vsDDR3
Memory Bandwidth25.6GB/secvs25.6GB/sec
L2 Cache 1024 KB green tick vs -
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units40vs256
Actual Shader Performance8%vs6%
Texture Mapping Units8vs-
Texture Rate1.6 GTexel/svs-
Render Output Units4vs-
Pixel Rate0.8 GPixel/svs-

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)2560x1600vs2560x1600
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections0vs0
HDMI Connections0vs0
DisplayPort Connections-vs-

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power15 Wattsvs35 Watts
Recommended PSU--

GPU Features

Shader Model5.0vs5.0
Open GL4.0vs4.2
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUyesyes

GPU Supporting Hardware

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Recommended RAM4 GB-
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1366x768-

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GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewOverview
Intel HD Graphics 5000 Mobile are Integrated Graphics in some of Intel's ULV Haswell Processors.

The Haswell GT3 Core includes support for DirectX 11.1, OpenCL 1.2 and OpenGL 4.0. Additionally, it also offers better Decoding Performance, when compared to its Predecessors.

It equips a GPU Codenamed GT3 which offers 40 Shader Processing Units, 8 TMUs and 2 ROPs. The Central Unit Initially Runs at 200MHz and goes up to 1100MHz, in Turbo Mode.

The GPU Shares the System's RAM which varies from laptop to laptop. Typically, the GPU reserves 1GB. Depending on whether or not the system's RAM is Dual-Channeled, it can access either a 64-bit or 128-bit memory interface. The operating memory clock also depends on the at which speed the System's RAM is running and is limited by the highest operating speed that the Processor supports. In this case, it is 800MHz.
It is then obvious the Memory Bandwidth depends on a lot of factors and thus this Graphics Card performance may vary heavily from system to system.

Gaming benchmarks put its performance on average with a dedicated GeForce GT 435M.

System Suggestions
We recommend 4GB of RAM for a system with Intel HD Graphics 5000 Mobile.
Radeon HD 8550G is an integrated mobile GPU, first seen on the APU A8-5550M, based on the 32nm, Terascale 3 architecture.
It offer 256 Shader Processing Units, 16 TMUs and 8 ROPs, on a DDR3 memory interface of either a 128-bit bus width, if the laptop system RAM's is dual-channelled, or a 64-bit bus width, if not. The central units runs at 515MHz and goes up to 720MHz, in Turbo Mode. The memory clock can operate up to 800MHz, as the max memory supported by the CPU is DDR3-1600.
Its performance depends heavily on whether or not the memory is dual-channelled. Benchmarks put its performance on level with today's middle-class GPUs such as GeForce GT 625M or Radeon HD 7630M. Therefore, modern demanding games can be played with medium detail.
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