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AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 (Ryzen 4000/5000)

AMD Vega 6

The AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 is an integrated GPU for notebooks. It is used in certain Ryzen 5 APUs of the Renoir generation (Ryzen 4000 Mobile), which were launched in early 2020. The iGPU is based on the Vega architecture (5th generation GCN) and has 6 CUs (= 384 of the 512 shaders) clocked at up to 1,500 MHz. Compared to the similar Radeon RX Vega 6 in the Raven Ridge generation (Ryzen 2000 Mobile), the GPU is clocked significantly higher (1.500 versus 1.100 MHz Boost).

The performance depends on the configured TDP (12-54 W at launch), the clocks, the cooling, and the memory configuration). The GPU should benefit from fast dual-channel DDR4-3200 RAM (contrary to DDR4-2133 single-channel, which is also possible).

The Vega architecture offers some improvements over the Polaris generation and now supports DirectX 12 Feature Level 12_1. More information is available in our dedicated article about the Raven Ridge architecture.

The performance is clearly faster than the old RX Vega 6 thanks to the higher clock speed and faster main memory (if used). In first synthetic benchmarks, the Vega 6 was able to reach the performance of a dedicated GeForce MX150. In games it should be somewhere between a GeForce MX230 and MX150.

Thanks to the modern 7nm process and clever power-saving features, the power consumption is comparatively low (according to AMD), so the graphics adapter can also be used for slim and light notebooks.

RX Vega 4000/5000 Series

Vega 8 compare 512 @ 2.1 GHz
Vega 7 compare 448 @ 1.8 GHz
Vega 6 384 @ 0.4 - 1.5 GHz
Vega 5 compare 320 @ 1.4 GHz
CodenameVega Renoir
ArchitectureVega
Pipelines384 - unified
TMUs24
ROPs8
Core Speed400 - 1500 (Boost) MHz
Shared Memoryyes
APIDirectX 12_1, OpenGL 4.6, OpenCL 1.2, Vulkan 1.2
Power Consumption15 Watt
technology7 nm
FeaturesTiled Rasterization, Shared Memory (up to Dual-Channel DDR4-2400)
Date of Announcement07.01.2020
PredecessorVega 6
CPU in Vega 6GPU Base SpeedGPU Boost / Turbo
AMD Ryzen 5 4600H6 x 3000 MHz, 45 W? MHz1500 MHz
AMD Ryzen 5 4600HS6 x 3000 MHz, 35 W? MHz1500 MHz
AMD Ryzen 5 5560U6 x 2300 MHz, 25 W? MHz1600 MHz
min. - max.? MHz1500 - 1800 MHz

Benchmarks

Performance Rating - 3DMark 11 + Fire Strike + Time Spy
1.3 pt (4%)
3DMark - 3DMark Time Spy Score
min: 744     avg: 938     median: 971.5 (3%)     max: 1135 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Time Spy Graphics
min: 650     avg: 821     median: 852 (2%)     max: 996 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited Graphics
min: 137743     avg: 177571     median: 182608 (21%)     max: 198255 Points