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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Radeon R5 230

Reasons to consider the
Sapphire Radeon R5 230

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Lower TDP 19W vs 65W 3.4x lower TDP
Front view of Radeon HD 6550D IGP

Reasons to consider the
IGP Radeon HD 6550D IGP

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Slightly more shading units 400 vs 160 240 more shading units
Slightly more texture mapping units 20 vs 8 12 more texture mapping units
Slightly more render output processors 8 vs 4 Twice as many render output processors
Slightly more compute units 5 vs 2 3 more compute units

Features Key features of the Radeon R5 230  vs HD 6550D IGP 

pixel rate Number of pixels a graphics card can render to the screen every second

Radeon R5 230
2.5 GPixel/s
Radeon HD 6550D IGP
4.8 GPixel/s

texture rate Speed at which a graphics card can perform texture mapping

Radeon R5 230
5 GTexel/s
Radeon HD 6550D IGP
12 GTexel/s

floating point performance How fast the gpu can crunch numbers

Radeon R5 230
200 GFLOPS
Radeon HD 6550D IGP
480 GFLOPS

shading units Subcomponents of the gpu, these run in parallel to enable fast pixel shading

texture mapping units Built into each gpu, these resize and rotate bitmaps for texturing scenes

compute units Discrete cores within the GPU

Specifications Full list of technical specs

gpu

Radeon R5 230  vs
HD 6550D IGP 
GPU brand AMD AMD
GPU name Caicos BeaverCreek
Clock speed 625 MHz 600 MHz
Is dual GPU No No
Reference card AMD Radeon R5 230 625 MHz 1 GB None

noise and power

TDP 19W 65W

raw performance

Radeon R5 230  vs
HD 6550D IGP 
Shading units 160 400
Texture mapping units 8 20
Render output processors 4 8
Compute units 2 5
Pixel rate 2.5 GPixel/s 4.8 GPixel/s
Texture rate 5 GTexel/s 12 GTexel/s
Floating-point performance 200 GFLOPS 480 GFLOPS

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