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AMD Radeon RX Vega M GL / 870

AMD Vega M GL / 870

The AMD Radeon RX Vega M GL or Radeon RX Vega 870 (according to Dell) is an integrated GPU in the slower Intel Kaby-Lake-G SoC. It combines a Kaby-Lake processor, a Vega graphics card and 4 GB HBM2 memory on a single package. The graphics card offers 20 CUs (1280 shaders) and is clocked from 931 - 1011 MHz.

Currently it looks like the GPU is a mixture of Polaris (Shaders?) and Vega (HBM memory controller at least). E.g. the graphics card is called Polaris 22 internally. Detailed information on the Vega architecture can be found in our dedicated article about the Raven Ridge architecture.

The performance of the Vega M GL should be between the Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 and 1050 Ti according to benchmarks from Intel. Therefore, it should be well suited for 1080p and high resolution gaming.

The power consumption should be quite similar to a dedicated Vega Mobile GPU, but due to the small form factor, smaller laptops can be built with the Kaby-Lake-G SoC. The TDP is specified at 65 Watt for the whole package including GPU, CPU and HBM2 memory.

ManufacturerAMD
AMD Radeon RX Vega Series
RX Vega 64 compare 4096 @ 1630 MHz2048 Bit @ 945 MHz
RX Vega 56 compare 3584 @ 1138 - 1474 MHz409.6 Bit @ 800 MHz
Vega Mobile compare 1792 2048 Bit
Vega M GH compare 1536 @ 1063 - 1190 MHz
Vega M GL / 870 1280 @ 931 - 1011 MHz
WX Vega M GL compare 1280 @ 931 - 1011 MHz
Vega 11 compare 704 @ 1240 MHz
Vega 10 compare 640 @ 1300 MHz
Vega 9 compare 576 @ 1300 MHz
Vega 8 compare 512 @ 1200 MHz
Vega 6 R4000 compare 384 @ 1500 MHz
Vega 6 compare 384 @ 1100 MHz
Vega 3 compare 192 @ 1000 MHz
Vega 2 compare 128 @ 1100 MHz
CodenameVega Kaby Lake-G
ArchitectureVega
Pipelines1280 - unified
Core Speed931 - 1011 (Boost) MHz
Memory TypeHBM2
Max. Amount of Memory4096 MB
Shared Memoryno
DirectXDirectX 12_1
technology14 nm
FeaturesTiled Rasterization, Shared Memory (up to Dual-Channel DDR4-2400)
Notebook Sizemedium sized
Date of Announcement07.01.2018
CPU in Vega M GL / 870GPU Base SpeedGPU Boost / Turbo
Intel Core i7-8706G4 x 3100 MHz, 65 W931 MHz1011 MHz
Intel Core i7-8705G4 x 3100 MHz, 65 W931 MHz1011 MHz
Intel Core i5-8305G4 x 2800 MHz, 65 W931 MHz1011 MHz
min. - max.931 MHz1011 MHz

Benchmarks

Performance Rating - 3DMark 11 + Fire Strike + Time Spy
20.8 pt (23%)
3DMark - Time Spy Score 2560x1440
min: 2121     avg: 2199     median: 2225 (13%)     max: 2252 Points
3DMark - Time Spy Graphics 2560x1440
min: 2031     avg: 2070     median: 2072 (11%)     max: 2108 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Unlimited Graphics Score 1280x720 offscreen
min: 261434     avg: 290539     median: 299071 (55%)     max: 311111 Points
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Score 1280x720
min: 15911     avg: 19226     median: 19473 (29%)     max: 21322 Points
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Graphics 1280x720
min: 37915     avg: 40459     median: 38812 (20%)     max: 44796 Points
3DMark - Fire Strike Score 1920x1080
min: 5879     avg: 6114     median: 6225 (21%)     max: 6280 Points
3DMark - Fire Strike Graphics 1920x1080
min: 7059     avg: 7254     median: 7329 (17%)     max: 7355 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Standard Graphics 1280x720
min: 74196     avg: 127123     median: 127123 (17%)     max: 180050 Points
3DMark 11 - Performance 1280x720
min: 9104     avg: 9465     median: 9380 (24%)     max: 9890 points
3DMark 11 - Performance GPU 1280x720
min: 9632     avg: 9910     median: 9862 (17%)     max: 10118 points
3DMark 06 Standard 1280x1024 +
SPECviewperf 12
Solidworks (sw-03) 1900x1060 +
Siemens NX (snx-02) 1900x1060 +
Showcase (showcase-01) 1900x1060 +
Medical (medical-01) 1900x1060 +
Maya (maya-04) 1900x1060 +
Energy (energy-01) 1900x1060 +
Creo (creo-01) 1900x1060 +
Catia (catia-04) 1900x1060 +
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 +
ComputeMark v2.1 - Normal, Score 1024x600
min: 862     avg: 2179     median: 956 (2%)     max: 4719 Points
- 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.

Gears Tactics

Gears Tactics

2020
low 1280x720
172.7  fps    + Compare
med. 1920x1080
57.7  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
39.4  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
27.4  fps    + Compare
QHD 2560x1440
18.4  fps    + Compare
4K 3840x2160
8.8  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings high.
low 1280x720
83.4  fps    + Compare
med. 1920x1080
46.7  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
27  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings med..
low 1280x720
90.6  fps    + Compare
med. 1920x1080
35.3  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
29.5  fps    + Compare
QHD 2560x1440
18.9  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings med..
low 1280x720
97.9  fps    + Compare
med. 1920x1080
45.2  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
34.3  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
29.8  fps    + Compare
QHD 2560x1440
20.8  fps    + Compare
4K 3840x2160
9.5  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings med..
low 1280x720
69.1  fps    + Compare
med. 1920x1080
34.9  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
20.6  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
12.1  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
med. 1920x1080
47.7  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
39.3  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
32  fps    + Compare
QHD 2560x1440
20.8  fps    + Compare
4K 3840x2160
9.9  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings high.
low 1280x720
64.9  fps    + Compare
med. 1920x1080
43.7  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
36.7  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
30.5  fps    + Compare
QHD 2560x1440
22.1  fps    + Compare
4K 3840x2160
11.5  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings high.