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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
Vega Mobile (compare) 1792
Vega M GH (compare) 1536 @ 1063 - 1190 (Boost) MHz
Vega M GL (compare) 1280 @ 931 - 1011 (Boost) MHz
Vega 11 (compare) 704 @ 1240 (Boost) MHz
Vega 10 (compare) 640 @ 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 3 2200G4 x 3500 MHz, 65 W? MHz1100 MHz
AMD Ryzen 5 2500U4 x 2000 MHz, 15 W? MHz1100 MHz
min. - max.? - ? MHz1100 - 1100 MHz

Benchmarks

3DMark - Ice Storm Unlimited Graphics Score 1280x720 offscreen
min: 82476     avg: 119990     median: 113347 (24%)     max: 164146 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Extreme Graphics 1920x1080
0 Points (0%)
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Score 1280x720
min: 10542     avg: 11108.3     median: 10601 (21%)     max: 12182 Points
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Graphics 1280x720
min: 14338     avg: 16266.7     median: 16285 (9%)     max: 18177 Points
3DMark - Fire Strike Score 1920x1080
min: 1928     avg: 2278.3     median: 2262 (8%)     max: 2645 Points
3DMark - Fire Strike Graphics 1920x1080
min: 2109     avg: 2490     median: 2460 (6%)     max: 2901 Points
3DMark 11 - Performance 1280x720
min: 3521     avg: 3952.6     median: 3759 (13%)     max: 4528 points
3DMark 11 - Performance GPU 1280x720
min: 3457     avg: 3811     median: 3602 (7%)     max: 4317 points
3DMark Vantage
P Result 1280x1024 +
P GPU no PhysX 1280x1024 +
3DMark 06 Standard 1280x1024 +
Unigine Heaven 3.0 - DX 11, Normal Tessellation, High Shaders 1920x1080
0 fps (0%)
Unigine Heaven 3.0 - OpenGL, Normal Tessellation, High Shaders 1920x1080
0 fps (0%)
Unigine Heaven 2.1 - high, Tesselation (normal), DirectX11 1280x1024
0 fps (0%)
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
0 fps (0%)
GFXBench 3.0 - Manhattan Onscreen OGL on screen
0 fps (0%)
ComputeMark v2.1 - Normal, Score 1024x600
min: 2252     avg: 2362     median: 2292 (10%)     max: 2542 Points
Power Consumption - The Witcher 3 Power Consumption (external Monitor) ultra 1920x1080 *
min: 41.4     avg: 54.6     median: 54.6 (15%)     max: 67.8 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 detailled information on the benchmark results, click on the fps number.

X-Plane 11.11

X-Plane 11.11

2018
low 1280x720
39.9  fps    + Compare
med. 1920x1080
31  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
27.3  fps    + Compare
3840x2160
12.8  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
Kingdom Come: Deliverance

Kingdom Come: Deliverance

2018
low 1280x720
35.2 36.8 ~ 36 fps    + Compare
med. 1920x1080
18.3 18.5 ~ 18 fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
Final Fantasy XV Benchmark

Final Fantasy XV Benchmark

2018
Fortnite

Fortnite

2018
low 1280x720
198  fps    + Compare
med. 1920x1080
62  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
24.1  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings med..
low 1280x720
33.7 70 ~ 52 fps    + Compare
med. 1920x1080
10.3 23.1 ~ 17 fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
9.3 20.2 ~ 15 fps    + Compare
» With most tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
low 1280x720
30.6  fps    + Compare
med. 1920x1080
16.3  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
12.8  fps    + Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
low 1280x720
61.4  fps    + Compare
med. 1920x1080
56.1  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
18  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings med..
low 1280x720
12 38 ~ 25 fps    + Compare
med. 1920x1080
20  fps    + Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Destiny 2

Destiny 2

2017
low 1280x720
41.2  fps    + Compare
med. 1920x1080
23.5  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
21  fps    + Compare