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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Radeon HD 8550D GeForce GT 710
Cyberpunk 2077 2078% 2573%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2078% 2573%
eFootball PES 2020 981% 1227%
Total War: Three Kingdoms 2137% 2645%
Grand Theft Auto VI 2322% 2873%
Borderlands 3 1574% 1955%
Red Dead Redemption 2 2078% 2573%
F1 2019 1707% 2118%
Control 1725% 2140%
Doom Eternal 1263% 1573%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the AMD Radeon HD 8550D are noticeably better than the Nvidia GeForce GT 710.

The GeForce GT 710 has a 50 MHz higher core clock speed than the Radeon HD 8550D, but the Radeon HD 8550D has 16 more Texture Mapping Units than the GeForce GT 710. As a result, the Radeon HD 8550D exhibits a 11.7 GTexel/s better Texture Fill Rate than the GeForce GT 710. This still holds weight but shader performance is generally more relevant, particularly since both of these GPUs support at least DirectX 10.

The GeForce GT 710 has a 50 MHz higher core clock speed than the Radeon HD 8550D, but the Radeon HD 8550D has 4 more Render Output Units than the GeForce GT 710. As a result, the Radeon HD 8550D exhibits a 2.9 GPixel/s better Pixel Fill Rate than the GeForce GT 710. However, both GPUs support DirectX 9 or above, and pixeling performance is only really relevant when comparing older cards.

The GeForce GT 710 was released less than a year after the Radeon HD 8550D, and so they are likely to have similar driver support for optimizing performance when running the latest games.

The GeForce GT 710 has 1024 MB video memory, but the Radeon HD 8550D does not have an entry, so the two GPUs cannot be reliably compared in this area.

The Radeon HD 8550D has 256 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce GT 710 has 48. However, the actual shader performance of the Radeon HD 8550D is 108 and the actual shader performance of the GeForce GT 710 is 78. The Radeon HD 8550D having 30 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the Radeon HD 8550D delivers a noticeably smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the GeForce GT 710.

The Radeon HD 8550D requires 65 Watts to run and the GeForce GT 710 requires 30 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 450 Watts for the Radeon HD 8550D and a PSU with at least 300 Watts for the GeForce GT 710. The Radeon HD 8550D requires 35 Watts more than the GeForce GT 710 to run. The difference is significant enough that the Radeon HD 8550D may have a slight adverse affect on your yearly electricity bills in comparison to the GeForce GT 710.

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GPU Architecture

Core Speed760 MHzvs810 MHz
Boost Clock844 MHzvs-
ArchitectureTerascale 2 Thames PROFermi GF119-300-A1
OC Potential Poor vs Fair
Driver Support Poor vs Poor
Release Date18 Sep 2013vs22 Aug 2014
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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Resolution Performance

1366x768 - vs green tick
4.2
1600x900 - vs green tick
2.7
1920x1080 - vs green tick
1.9
2560x1440 - vs green tick
1.4
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GPU Memory

Memory-vs1024 MB
Memory Speed1067 MHzvs898 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs64 Bit
Memory TypeDDR3vsDDR3
Memory Bandwidth34.1GB/secvs14.4GB/sec
L2 Cache 256 KB green tick vs 128 KB
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%
Comparison

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units256vs48
Actual Shader Performance5%vs4%
Technology40nmvs40nm
Texture Mapping Units24vs8
Texture Rate18.2 GTexel/svs6.5 GTexel/s
Render Output Units8vs4
Pixel Rate6.1 GPixel/svs3.2 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)2560x1600vs4096x2160
VGA Connections0vs1
DVI Connections0vs1
HDMI Connections0vs1
DisplayPort Connections-vs-
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power65 Wattsvs30 Watts
Recommended PSU450 Wattsvs300 Watts & 22 Amps

GPU Features

DirectX11.0vs12.0
Shader Model5.0vs5.0
Open GL4.3vs4.5
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono
SLI/Crossfireyesvsno
Dedicatedyesvsyes
Comparison

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core i3-3110M 2.4GHzvsIntel Pentium G3220 3.0GHz
Recommended RAM4 GBvs4 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1366x768vs1366x768

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewRadeon HD 8550D is an embedded Graphics Card on the high-end Richland APUs A10-6500T
They offer 256 Shader Processing Units, 24 TMUs and 8 ROPs. The memory interface depends on whether or not the system's RAM is dual channelled.
While the central unit runs at 720MHz, since the GFX doesn't have dedicated memory, the bandwidth will depend on the system ram speed which can be up to 2133MHz (the max speed supported by the CPU). Therefore, the max boost clock is 844MHz.
Its performance is quite superior to Intel HD 4600 but only very slightly better than previous Radeon HD 7550D.
Overview
GeForce GT 710 is an Entry-Level Graphics Card based on the first revision of the Fermi Architecture.

Architecture
The Fermi Architecture is manufactured with a 40nm technology and uses a technique known as Hot Clocking: The Shaders are clocked twice as fast as the Central Unit. While this leads to a reasonable performance boost, it causes enormous amounts of energy dissipation, leading, ultimately, to a significantly higher operating temperature.
Fermi is also the first GPU architecture with fully cached memory access which increases memory performance.

GPU
It equips a GPU codenamed GF119-300-A1 which has 1 Stream Multiprocessors activated and thus offers 48 Shader Processing Units, 8 TMUs and 4 ROPs. The Central Unit is clocked at 810MHz.

Memory
The GPU accesses a 1GB frame buffer of DDR3, through a 128-bit memory interface. The size of the frame buffer is adequate. The Memory Clock Operates at 898MHz.

Features
DirectX 11.0 Support (11.0 Hardware Default) and support for 3D Vision Surround, PhysX, Realtime Raytracing and other technologies.

Cooling Solution
The Cooling Solution consists of a Single-Fan.

Power Consumption
With a rated board TDP of 30W, it requires at least a 300W PSU and it relies entirely on the PCI Slot for power, meaning no extra connectors are required.

Performance
GeForce GT 710 is a direct rebrand of GeForce GT 620 v2.
Gaming benchmarks put its performance somewhat below Radeon HD 6450.

System Suggestions
We recommend a modest processor (Pentium G) and 4GB of RAM for a system with GeForce GT 710.
Recommended CPUAMD Sempron 140
Intel Pentium D 840 3.2GHz
Intel Pentium 4 HT 650
Intel Pentium 4 HT 651
Intel Pentium D 935 3.2 GHz
Intel Pentium G2140 3.3GHz
Intel Core i5-670 3.46GHz
Intel Core 2 Quad Q8400S 2.66GHz
Intel Core 2 Quad Q8400 2.66GHz
Intel Core 2 Quad Q6700 2.66GHz
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