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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.

RX Vega 2000/3000 Series

Vega 10 compare 640 @ 1.3 GHz
Vega 9 compare 576 @ 1.3 GHz
Vega 8 512 @ 1.2 GHz
Vega 6 compare 384 @ 1.1 GHz
Vega 3 compare 192 @ 0.6 - 1.2 GHz
Vega 2 compare 128 @ 1.1 GHz
CodenameVega Raven Ridge
ArchitectureVega
Pipelines512 - unified
Core Speed1200 (Boost) MHz
Shared Memoryno
APIDirectX 12_1
Power Consumption15 Watt
Transistor Count4.5 Billion
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 3 2200G4 x 3500 MHz, 65 W? MHz1100 MHz
AMD Ryzen 5 3500U4 x 2100 MHz, 15 W? MHz1200 MHz
min. - max.? MHz1100 - 1200 MHz

Benchmarks

Performance Rating - 3DMark 11 + Fire Strike + Time Spy
6.7 pt (7%)
3DMark - 3DMark Time Spy Score
min: 587     avg: 756     median: 779 (2%)     max: 882 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Time Spy Graphics
min: 523     avg: 673     median: 693 (2%)     max: 790 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited Graphics
min: 82476     avg: 117107     median: 113247 (13%)     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: 10819     median: 11149 (12%)     max: 13817 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Graphics
min: 7309     avg: 15327     median: 15770 (5%)     max: 19399 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Score
min: 985     avg: 2009     median: 2142 (4%)     max: 2645 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Graphics
min: 1095     avg: 2224     median: 2381 (3%)     max: 2901 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Graphics
min: 82476     avg: 92028     median: 92275 (12%)     max: 99523 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Night Raid
min: 5382     avg: 7643     median: 7670 (8%)     max: 9150 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Night Raid Graphics Score
min: 5951     avg: 8960     median: 8859 (4%)     max: 10846 Points
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Score
min: 1768     avg: 3539     median: 3676 (5%)     max: 4528 Points
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance GPU
min: 1668     avg: 3447     median: 3557 (3%)     max: 4317 Points
3DMark Vantage
3DM Vant. Perf. total +
3DM Vant. Perf. GPU no PhysX +
3DMark 06 3DMark 06 - Standard 1280x1024 +
3DMark 06
min: 10336     avg: 13392     median: 12213.5 (17%)     max: 20501 Points
3DMark 06 - Standard 1024x768 +
Cinebench R10 Cinebench R10 Shading (32bit) +
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Shading (32bit)
min: 6929     avg: 7970     median: 7779.5 (6%)     max: 10517 points
Cinebench R11.5 Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64 Bit +
Cinebench R15
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64 Bit +
Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64 Bit
min: 24.5     avg: 46.3     median: 47.8 (12%)     max: 74 fps
Cinebench R15 OpenGL Ref. Match 64 Bit +
Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 OpenGL Ref. Match 64 Bit
min: 97.9     avg: 98     median: 98 (98%)     max: 98 %
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7
GFXBench 2.7 T-Rex HD Onscreen C24Z16 +
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7 - GFXBench 2.7 T-Rex HD Onscreen C24Z16
min: 59.3     avg: 136.1     median: 153.9 (5%)     max: 176.1 fps
GFXBench T-Rex HD Offscreen C24Z16 +
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7 - GFXBench T-Rex HD Offscreen C24Z16
min: 127.9     avg: 150.5     median: 146.5 (1%)     max: 177.3 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 (25%)     max: 40.7 fps
GFXBench - GFXBench 5.0 Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Onscreen
min: 45.9     avg: 51.9     median: 51.8 (22%)     max: 58.1 fps
GFXBench - GFXBench 5.0 Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Offscreen
min: 45.5     avg: 54.2     median: 53 (7%)     max: 64.2 fps
GFXBench - GFXBench Car Chase Onscreen
min: 31.2     avg: 40.1     median: 41.8 (1%)     max: 45.6 fps