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AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 2000/3000)

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 @ 1.63 GHz2048 Bit @ 945 MHz
RX Vega 56 compare 3584 @ 1.14 - 1.47 GHz409.6 Bit @ 800 MHz
Vega Mobile compare 1792 2048 Bit
Vega M GH compare 1536 @ 1.06 - 1.19 GHz
Vega M GL / 870 compare 1280 @ 0.93 - 1.01 GHz
WX Vega M GL compare 1280 @ 0.93 - 1.01 GHz
Vega 11 compare 704 @ 1.24 GHz
Vega 10 compare 640 @ 1.3 GHz
Vega 9 compare 576 @ 1.3 GHz
Vega 8 512 @ 1.2 GHz
Vega 6 R4000 compare 384 @ 1.5 GHz
Vega 6 compare 384 @ 1.1 GHz
Vega 3 compare 192 @ 1 GHz
Vega 2 compare 128 @ 1.1 GHz
CodenameVega Raven Ridge
ArchitectureVega
Pipelines512 - unified
Core Speed1200 (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
CPU in Vega 8GPU 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
min. - max.? MHz1100 - 1200 MHz

Benchmarks

Performance Rating - 3DMark 11 + Fire Strike + Time Spy
10.3 pt (11%)
3DMark - 3DMark Time Spy Score
min: 587     avg: 749     median: 769.5 (4%)     max: 882 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Time Spy Graphics
min: 523     avg: 667     median: 683 (4%)     max: 790 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited Graphics
min: 82476     avg: 118384     median: 113347 (18%)     max: 164146 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Extreme Graphics
min: 59083     avg: 67389     median: 67470 (9%)     max: 74203 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Score
min: 5527     avg: 10625     median: 11071.5 (15%)     max: 13711 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Graphics
min: 7309     avg: 15126     median: 15478 (8%)     max: 19351 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Score
min: 985     avg: 1995     median: 2144 (6%)     max: 2645 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Graphics
min: 1095     avg: 2205     median: 2339.5 (5%)     max: 2901 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Graphics
min: 82476     avg: 92028     median: 92275 (12%)     max: 99523 Points
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Score
min: 1768     avg: 3511     median: 3667 (9%)     max: 4528 Points
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance GPU
min: 1668     avg: 3420     median: 3538 (6%)     max: 4317 Points
3DMark Vantage
3DM Vant. Perf. total +
3DM Vant. Perf. GPU no PhysX +
3DMark 06 3DMark 06 - Standard 1280x1024 +
3DMark 06 - Standard 1024x768 +
Cinebench R10 Cinebench R10 Shading (32bit) +
Cinebench R11.5 Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64 Bit +
Cinebench R15
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64 Bit +
Cinebench R15 OpenGL Ref. Match 64 Bit +
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7
GLBench 2.7 T-Rex HD Offscreen C24Z16 +
GLBench 2.7 T-Rex HD Onscreen C24Z16 +
GFXBench 3.0 - GFXBench 3.0 Manhattan Offscreen
min: 32.1     avg: 43     median: 34.9 (4%)     max: 70.2 fps
GFXBench 3.0 - GFXBench 3.0 Manhattan
min: 31.1     avg: 41.1     median: 34 (9%)     max: 65.4 fps
GFXBench - GFXBench 5.0 Aztec Ruins High Tier Onscreen
min: 30.8     avg: 37.4     median: 40.6 (26%)     max: 40.7 fps
GFXBench - GFXBench 5.0 Aztec Ruins High Tier Offscreen
min: 19     avg: 22     median: 22.2 (9%)     max: 24.8 fps
GFXBench - GFXBench 5.0 Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Onscreen
min: 45.9     avg: 51.9     median: 51.8 (25%)     max: 58.1 fps
GFXBench - GFXBench 5.0 Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Offscreen
min: 45.5     avg: 54.2     median: 53 (9%)     max: 64.2 fps
GFXBench - GFXBench Car Chase Offscreen
min: 31.1     avg: 38.7     median: 38.6 (9%)     max: 46.4 fps
GFXBench - GFXBench Car Chase Onscreen
min: 31.2     avg: 40.1     median: 41.8 (16%)     max: 45.6 fps
Power Consumption - Furmark Stress Test Power Consumption - external Monitor *
min: 24.7     avg: 42.5     median: 38 (8%)     max: 74.7 Watt
Power Consumption - The Witcher 3 Power Consumption - external Monitor *
min: 25.3     avg: 39.6     median: 35.9 (7%)     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 detailed information on the benchmark results, click on the fps number.

FIFA 21

FIFA 21

2020
low 1280x720
94.9  fps    + Compare
med. 1920x1080
64.9  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
55.4  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
35.7  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
low 1280x720
61.6  fps    + Compare
med. 1920x1080
30.7  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
21.8  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
19.6  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
low 1280x720
19.7  fps    + Compare
med. 1920x1080
8.3  fps    + Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
low 1280x720
16.8  fps    + Compare
med. 1920x1080
6.1  fps    + Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
low 1280x720
24  fps    + Compare
med. 1920x1080
15.6  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
14.3  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
14  fps    + Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
F1 2020

F1 2020

2020
low 1280x720
57  fps    + Compare
med. 1920x1080
27  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
21  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
15  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
low 1280x720
57.9 62.1 ~ 60 fps    + Compare
med. 1920x1080
20.8 21.5 ~ 21 fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
13 13.9 ~ 13 fps    + Compare