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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) 8192 @ 1630 MHz2048 Bit @ 945 MHz
Vega Mobile (compare) 1792
Vega M GH (compare) 1536 @ 1063 - 1190 (Boost) MHz
Vega M GL / 870 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 8 (compare) 512 @ 1100 (Boost) MHz
Vega 6 (compare) 384 @ 1100 (Boost) MHz
Vega 3 (compare) 192 @ 1000 (Boost) 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
CPUGPU 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 - 931 MHz1011 - 1011 MHz

Benchmarks

3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Score 1280x720
min: 19473     avg: 20548.7     median: 20851 (42%)     max: 21322 Points
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Graphics 1280x720
min: 37915     avg: 41687.3     median: 42351 (23%)     max: 44796 Points
3DMark - Fire Strike Score 1920x1080
min: 5951     avg: 6155.3     median: 6235 (23%)     max: 6280 Points
3DMark - Fire Strike Graphics 1920x1080
min: 7059     avg: 7254     median: 7348 (18%)     max: 7355 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Standard Graphics 1280x720
min: 74196     avg: 127123     median: 127123 (17%)     max: 180050 Points
3DMark 11 - Performance 1280x720
min: 9326     avg: 9532     median: 9380 (31%)     max: 9890 points
3DMark 11 - Performance GPU 1280x720
min: 9632     avg: 9870.7     median: 9862 (19%)     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 +
LuxMark v2.0 64Bit - Room GPUs-only
min: 1096     avg: 1130.5     median: 1130.5 (21%)     max: 1165 Samples/s
ComputeMark v2.1 - Normal, Score 1024x600
min: 862     avg: 909     median: 909 (4%)     max: 956 Points
Power Consumption - Witcher 3 ultra - Power Consumption *
min: 84.3     avg: 85.8     median: 85.8 (19%)     max: 87.2 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.

F1 2017

F1 2017

2017
med. 1920x1080
80  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
65  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
39  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
Additional Benchmarks
Medium Preset 4xAF 1366x768
105
Dirt 4

Dirt 4

2017
low 1280x720
40.9  fps    + Compare
med. 1920x1080
16.3  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
9.7  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
Additional Benchmarks
Medium Preset 4xAF 1366x768
26.4
Prey

Prey

2017
low 1280x720
135  fps    + Compare
med. 1920x1080
86.6  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
69.1  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
61  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
Additional Benchmarks
Medium Preset 4xAF FXAA 1366x768
133
Mafia 3

Mafia 3

2016
low 1280x720
45  fps    + Compare
med. 1366x768
34  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
24  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
Additional Benchmarks
Medium Preset 1920x1080
25.1
Overwatch

Overwatch

2016
med. 1366x768
184.3  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
108.2  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
50  fps    + Compare