1. Computers
  2. Display Drivers
  3. Graphics Cards
  4. Memory
  5. Motherboards
  6. Processors
  7. Software
  8. Storage
  9. Operating Systems


Facebook RSS Twitter Twitter Google Plus


Phoronix Test Suite

OpenBenchmarking.org

AMD A8-3870K - Radeon HD 6550D Graphics

Michael Larabel

Published on 25 December 2011
Written by Michael Larabel
Page 2 of 6 - 7 Comments

Strangely, when attempting to overclock the Radeon HD 6550D graphics on the A8-3870K for testing under Linux, it failed. With the latest BIOS for the Sapphire Pure Platinum A75 motherboard, the GPU core clock was raised above 600MHz from the BIOS. When doing so, however, the OverDrive output from the AMD Catalyst Linux driver did not reflect any change in frequency -- whether it was 602MHz, 700MHz, or any other value.

When running some benchmarks, there did not appear to be any differences to reflect the higher GPU clock. When attempting to alter the GPU clock of the 6550D using "aticonfig" with the OverDrive arguments, the frequencies were rejected. This matter is still being investigated, but as a result, with the benchmarks in this article the Radeon HD 6550D graphics were at the stock frequency, but the A8-3870K was tested at 3.0GHz and 3.6GHz.

Latest Linux Hardware Reviews
  1. CompuLab Intense-PC2: An Excellent, Fanless, Mini PC Powered By Intel's i7 Haswell
  2. From The Atom 330 To Haswell ULT: Intel Linux Performance Benchmarks
  3. AMD Radeon R9 285 Tonga Performance On Linux
  4. Apotop Wi-Copy
Latest Linux Articles
  1. AMD Moves Forward With Unified Linux Driver Strategy, New Kernel Driver
  2. MSI: Update Your BIOS From The Linux Desktop
  3. NVIDIA vs. AMD 2D Linux Drivers: Catalyst Is Getting Quite Good At 2D
  4. 15-Way GPU Comparison With Mesa 10.3 + Linux 3.17
Latest Linux News
  1. Phoronix Test Suite 5.4 M3 Is Another Hearty Update
  2. GParted 0.20 Improves Btrfs Support
  3. EXT4 In Linux 3.18 Has Clean-ups, Bug Fixes
  4. Emacs 24.4 Has Built-In Web Browser, Improved Multi-Monitor Support
  5. NVIDIA's NVPTX Support For GCC Is Close To Being Merged
  6. KDE's KWin On Wayland Begins Using Libinput
  7. Khronos Releases OpenVX 1.0 Specification
  8. Linux Kernel Working Towards GNU11/C11 Compatibility
  9. Ubuntu 15.04 Is Codenamed After A Monkey: Vivid Vervet
  10. Following GCC, Clang Looks To Default To C11
Latest Forum Discussions
  1. HOPE: The Ease Of Python With The Speed Of C++
  2. Updated and Optimized Ubuntu Free Graphics Drivers
  3. Users/Developers Threatening Fork Of Debian GNU/Linux
  4. Bye bye BSD, Hello Linux: A Sys Admin's Story
  5. NVIDIA Presents Its Driver Plans To Support Mir/Wayland & KMS On Linux
  6. AMD Is Restructuring Again, Losing 7% Of Employees
  7. Open-Source AMD Fusion E-350 Support Takes A Dive
  8. Upgrade to Kaveri, very slow VDPAU performance