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AMD Radeon RX Vega 8

AMD Vega 8

The AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 is an integrated GPU for notebooks. It is used for the Ryzen 5 APUs, which were launched in the end of 2017. The GPU is based on the Vega architecture (5th generation GCN) and has 8 CUs (= 512 of the 704 shaders) clocked at up to 1100 MHz (Ryzen 5 2500U). The performance depends on the configured TDP (12-25 W at launch), the clocks, the cooling, and the memory configuration). The GPU should benefit from fast dual-channel DDR4-2400 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.

AMD's reference design GPU is sitting between the GeForce 940MX / Radeon Pro 450 and GeForce MX150 / Radeon Pro 555. It can handle smooth gameplay in simple titles like League of Legends (med), Dota 2 (low), Overwatch (low), CS:GO (med), and Quake Champions (high) in 720p up to 1080p according to AMD.

Thanks to the 14nm process and clever power-saving features, the power consumption is comparatively low (according to AMD), so the graphics card can also be used for slim and light notebooks.

ManufacturerAMD
AMD Radeon RX Vega Series
RX Vega 64 (compare) 4096 @ 1630 MHz2048 Bit @ 945 MHz
RX Vega 56 (compare) 3584 @ 1138 - 1474 (Boost) MHz409.6 Bit @ 800 MHz
Vega Mobile (compare) 1792 2048 Bit
Vega M GH (compare) 1536 @ 1063 - 1190 (Boost) MHz
Vega M GL / 870 (compare) 1280 @ 931 - 1011 (Boost) MHz
WX Vega M GL (compare) 1280 @ 931 - 1011 (Boost) MHz
Vega 11 (compare) 704 @ 1240 (Boost) MHz
Vega 10 (compare) 640 @ 1300 (Boost) MHz
Vega 9 (compare) 576 @ 1300 (Boost) MHz
Vega 8 512 @ 1100 (Boost) MHz
Vega 6 (compare) 384 @ 1100 (Boost) MHz
Vega 3 (compare) 192 @ 1000 (Boost) MHz
CodenameVega Raven Ridge
ArchitectureVega
Pipelines512 - unified
Core Speed1100 (Boost) MHz
Shared Memoryno
DirectXDirectX 12_1
Transistor Count4500 Million
technology14 nm
FeaturesTiled Rasterization, Shared Memory (up to Dual-Channel DDR4-2400)
Date of Announcement26.10.2017
CPUGPU Base SpeedGPU Boost / Turbo
AMD Ryzen 5 3550H4 x 2100 MHz, 35 W? MHz1200 MHz
AMD Ryzen 5 3500U4 x 2100 MHz, 15 W? MHz1200 MHz
AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 3500U4 x 2100 MHz, 15 W? MHz1200 MHz
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min. - max.? - ? MHz1100 - 1200 MHz

Benchmarks

3DMark - Time Spy Score 2560x1440
min: 587     avg: 730.3     median: 755 (6%)     max: 832 Points
3DMark - Time Spy Graphics 2560x1440
min: 523     avg: 649.8     median: 671 (5%)     max: 742 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Unlimited Graphics Score 1280x720 offscreen
min: 82476     avg: 115778     median: 112395 (21%)     max: 164146 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Extreme Graphics 1920x1080
min: 59083     avg: 66454.6     median: 67140 (9%)     max: 74203 Points
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Score 1280x720
min: 5527     avg: 9940.8     median: 10571 (17%)     max: 13484 Points
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Graphics 1280x720
min: 7309     avg: 14397.5     median: 14723 (8%)     max: 19351 Points
3DMark - Fire Strike Score 1920x1080
min: 985     avg: 1891.8     median: 1928 (7%)     max: 2645 Points
3DMark - Fire Strike Graphics 1920x1080
min: 1095     avg: 2094.6     median: 2109 (5%)     max: 2901 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Standard Graphics 1280x720
min: 82476     avg: 90683.5     median: 89360 (12%)     max: 98118 Points
3DMark 11 - Performance 1280x720
min: 1768     avg: 3403.3     median: 3609 (10%)     max: 4528 points
3DMark 11 - Performance GPU 1280x720
min: 1668     avg: 3307.4     median: 3508 (7%)     max: 4317 points
3DMark Vantage
P Result 1280x1024 +
P GPU no PhysX 1280x1024 +
3DMark 06 Standard 1280x1024 +
Cinebench R10 Shading 32Bit +
Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64Bit +
Cinebench R15
OpenGL 64Bit +
Ref. Match 64Bit +
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7
T-Rex HD Offscreen C24Z16 1920x1080 +
T-Rex HD Onscreen C24Z16 +
GFXBench 3.0 - Manhattan Offscreen OGL off screen
min: 32     avg: 33.9     median: 33 (6%)     max: 36 fps
GFXBench 3.0 - Manhattan Onscreen OGL on screen
min: 31     avg: 33     median: 31 (8%)     max: 36 fps
GFXBench - Aztec Ruins High Tier Onscreen
min: 30     avg: 35.7     median: 35 (22%)     max: 40 fps
GFXBench - Aztec Ruins High Tier Offscreen 2560x1440
min: 19     avg: 20.6     median: 20 (14%)     max: 22 fps
GFXBench - Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Onscreen
min: 45     avg: 48.9     median: 48 (24%)     max: 51 fps
GFXBench - Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Offscreen 1920x1080
min: 45     avg: 49.3     median: 49 (14%)     max: 53 fps
GFXBench - Car Chase Offscreen off screen
min: 31     avg: 36.1     median: 35 (9%)     max: 41 fps
GFXBench - Car Chase Onscreen on screen
min: 31     avg: 38.2     median: 37 (22%)     max: 45 fps
ComputeMark v2.1 - Normal, Score 1024x600
min: 2206     avg: 2323     median: 2272 (8%)     max: 2542 Points
Power Consumption - The Witcher 3 Power Consumption (external Monitor) ultra 1920x1080 *
min: 35     avg: 48.4     median: 41 (9%)     max: 67 Watt
Power Consumption - Witcher 3 ultra - Power Consumption *
min: 30     avg: 38.6     median: 39 (9%)     max: 45 Watt
- Range of benchmark values for this graphics card
- Average benchmark values for this graphics card
* Smaller numbers mean a higher performance

Game Benchmarks

The following benchmarks stem from our benchmarks of review laptops. The performance depends on the used graphics memory, clock rate, processor, system settings, drivers, and operating systems. So the results don't have to be representative for all laptops with this GPU. For detailed information on the benchmark results, click on the fps number.

Need for Speed Heat

Need for Speed Heat

2019
low 1280x720
25.8  fps    + Compare
med. 1920x1080
12.1  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
10.1  fps    + Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
GRID 2019

GRID 2019

2019
low 1280x720