AMD Radeon RX Vega 10 vs NVIDIA GeForce MX230 vs AMD Radeon RX Vega 64

AMD Radeon RX Vega 10

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The AMD Radeon RX Vega 10 is an integrated GPU for notebooks. It is used for the Ryzen 7 APUs, which were launched in the end of 2017. The GPU is based on the Vega architecture (5th generation GCN) and has 10 CUs (=640 shaders) clocked at up to 1300 MHz (Ryzen 7 2700U). The performance depends on the configured TDP (9-25 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.

NVIDIA GeForce MX230

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The Nvidia GeForce MX230 is an entry-level dedicated  laptop graphics card with DirectX 12 support (FL 12_1) based (most likely) on the Pascal architecture (and not Maxwell as the older MX130). Similar to the faster MX250, the MX230 is based on the GP108 chip.

Features

The GP108 chip is manufactured in a 14 nm FinFET process at Samsung (LPP) and offers a number of new features, including support for DisplayPort 1.4 (ready), HDMI 2.0b, HDR and improved H.265 video de- and encoding (PlayReady 3.0). 4K HDR with Netflix, however, wont run due to the minimum 3 GB graphics memory that is required. Compared to the bigger Pascal chips, the small GP108 does not support Simultaneous Multi-Projection (SMP) for VR and G-Sync. A full list of improvements and the new Pascal desktop GPUs is available in our dedicated Pascal architecture article.

Performance

Thanks to the newer Pascal architecture, the MX230 is significantly faster than the old GeForce MX130 (Maxwell based). Demanding games of 2019 run only in lowest resolution and detail settings and may stutter (e.g. Anno 1800 or Rage 2 ran with under 30fps in our benchmarks). Less demanding games like Overwatch, Fifa 19 or Rocket League, however, can be played in higher detail and resolution settings without stuttering (see benchmarks below).

Power Consumption

The MX230 is manufactured in 14nm at Samsung and due to the low shader count and 64 Bit memory bus, the power consumption is rather low. Therefore, the chip can be also used for small and thin laptops. In our power tests, the faster MX250 needed 22% more power (Furmark load) and the old MX130 even 38% more. The integrated UHD Graphics 620 needed on average only 17% less power at a much lower performance.

AMD Radeon RX Vega 64

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The AMD Radeon RX Vega 64 is a high-end desktop graphics card that was announced in August 2017. It uses the Vega 10 chip and is the top model of the AMD desktop graphics cards (through 2018). It offers 64 CUs clocked at 1247 - 1546 MHz (Boost) and 8 GB HBM2 graphics memory. In games, the Vega 64 offers a similar performance as a Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 on average.

AMD Radeon RX Vega 10NVIDIA GeForce MX230AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
ManufacturerAMDNVIDIAAMD
AMD Radeon RX Vega Series
RX Vega 64 4096 @ 1.63 GHz2048 Bit @ 945 MHz
RX Vega 56 3584 @ 1.14 - 1.47 GHz409.6 Bit @ 800 MHz
Vega Mobile 1792 2048 Bit
Vega M GH 1536 @ 1.06 - 1.19 GHz
Vega M GL / 870 1280 @ 0.93 - 1.01 GHz
WX Vega M GL 1280 @ 0.93 - 1.01 GHz
Vega 11 704 @ 1.24 GHz
Vega 10 640 @ 1.3 GHz
Vega 9 576 @ 1.3 GHz
Vega 8 512 @ 1.2 GHz
Vega 6 R4000 384 @ 1.5 GHz
Vega 6 384 @ 1.1 GHz
Vega 3 192 @ 1 GHz
Vega 2 128 @ 1.1 GHz
GeForce MX250 384 @ 1.52 - 1.58 GHz64 Bit @ 7000 MHz
GeForce MX230 256 @ 1.52 - 1.53 GHz64 Bit @ 7000 MHz
RX Vega 64 4096 @ 1.63 GHz2048 Bit @ 945 MHz
RX Vega 56 3584 @ 1.14 - 1.47 GHz409.6 Bit @ 800 MHz
Vega Mobile 1792 2048 Bit
Vega M GH 1536 @ 1.06 - 1.19 GHz
Vega M GL / 870 1280 @ 0.93 - 1.01 GHz
WX Vega M GL 1280 @ 0.93 - 1.01 GHz
Vega 11 704 @ 1.24 GHz
Vega 10 640 @ 1.3 GHz
Vega 9 576 @ 1.3 GHz
Vega 8 512 @ 1.2 GHz
Vega 6 R4000 384 @ 1.5 GHz
Vega 6 384 @ 1.1 GHz
Vega 3 192 @ 1 GHz
Vega 2 128 @ 1.1 GHz
CodenameVega Raven RidgeN17S-G0Vega
ArchitectureVegaPascalVega
Cores640 - unified256 - unified4096 - unified
Core1300 (Boost) MHz1519 - 1531 (Boost) MHz1630 MHz
Shared Memorynonono
DirectXDirectX 12_1DirectX 12_1, 5.0DirectX 12_1, 6.2
Transistors4500 Million1800 Million12500 Million
Technology14 nm14 nm14 nm
FeaturesTiled Rasterization, Shared Memory (up to Dual-Channel DDR4-2400)Vulcan 1.1, GPU Boost 3.0, Optimus, PhysX, CUDA, GeForce Experience, GameWorks64 ROPs, 256 TMUs
Introduced26.10.2017 20.02.2019 14.08.2017
Memory7000 MHz945 MHz
Bus64 Bit2048 Bit
MemoryGDDR5HBM2
Max. Memory4096 MB8192 MB
Size1/3
Manufacturerhttps://www.geforce.com/hardware/noteboo...
CPU in Vega 10GPU Base SpeedGPU Boost / Turbo
AMD Ryzen 7 3750H4 x 2300 MHz, 35 W? MHz1400 MHz
AMD Ryzen 7 3700U4 x 2300 MHz, 15 W? MHz1400 MHz
AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 3700U4 x 2300 MHz, 15 W? MHz1400 MHz
min. - max.? MHz1100 - 1400 MHz

Performance Rating - 3DMark 11 + Fire Strike + Time Spy
10.2 pt (11%)
3DMark - 3DMark Time Spy Score
min: 647     avg: 829     median: 845 (5%)     max: 955 Points
min: 786     avg: 851     median: 839.5 (5%)     max: 937 Points
min: 6608     avg: 7180     median: 7294 (42%)     max: 7656 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Time Spy Graphics
min: 578     avg: 725     median: 737 (4%)     max: 852 Points
min: 698     avg: 758     median: 748 (4%)     max: 837 Points
min: 6530     avg: 7037     median: 7089 (38%)     max: 7284 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited Graphics
min: 100.363     avg: 101421     median: 112390 (18%)     max: 132057 Points
min: 163728     avg: 178637     median: 183041 (29%)     max: 189141 Points
min: 332816     avg: 409865     median: 395092 (62%)     max: 475862 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Extreme Graphics
min: 62384     avg: 71253     median: 72586 (10%)     max: 78247 Points
min: 35141     avg: 61903     median: 74932 (10%)     max: 75636 Points
min: 286380     avg: 344512     median: 342631 (47%)     max: 399420 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Score
min: 6532     avg: 9722     median: 9372 (12%)     max: 13613 Points
min: 8886     avg: 10432     median: 10529.5 (14%)     max: 11659 Points
min: 22286     avg: 43889     median: 43888 (58%)     max: 58231 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Graphics
min: 9364     avg: 14465     median: 14834.5 (7%)     max: 20784 Points
min: 13376     avg: 15921     median: 15796.5 (8%)     max: 17999 Points
min: 60794     avg: 119289     median: 127011 (63%)     max: 156190 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Score
min: 1210     avg: 1926     median: 1906 (6%)     max: 2694 Points
min: 2041     avg: 2300     median: 2298.5 (7%)     max: 2531 Points
min: 15462     avg: 18206     median: 18253 (55%)     max: 20136 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Graphics
min: 1567     avg: 2157     median: 2148.5 (5%)     max: 2999 Points
min: 2168     avg: 2479     median: 2467.5 (6%)     max: 2755 Points
min: 19234     avg: 22093     median: 22350 (51%)     max: 23194 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Graphics
min: 84355     avg: 94477     median: 93927 (13%)     max: 107575 Points
min: 49120     avg: 78716     median: 84971 (11%)     max: 95803 Points
min: 316482     avg: 382847     median: 378535 (50%)     max: 455994 Points
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Score
min: 2489     avg: 3462     median: 3449 (9%)     max: 4318 Points
min: 3316     avg: 3590     median: 3621.5 (9%)     max: 3720 Points
min: 19439     avg: 23210     median: 22898 (59%)     max: 26995 Points
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance GPU
min: 2688     avg: 3455     median: 3389 (6%)     max: 4165 Points
min: 3180     avg: 3392     median: 3363.5 (6%)     max: 3582 Points
min: 27881     avg: 30407     median: 30823.5 (53%)     max: 31989 Points
3DMark Vantage
3DM Vant. Perf. total + AMD Radeon RX Vega 10
3DM Vant. Perf. total + AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
3DM Vant. Perf. GPU no PhysX + AMD Radeon RX Vega 10
3DM Vant. Perf. GPU no PhysX + AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
3DMark 03 - 3DMark 03 - Standard
min: 125659     avg: 153703     median: 140159 (73%)     max: 191287 Points
3DMark 05 - 3DMark 05 - Standard
100%
1 Vega 10 +
16454 Points (24%)
min: 28932     avg: 35209     median: 31420 (46%)     max: 50024 Points
3DMark 06 3DMark 06 - Standard 1280x1024 + AMD Radeon RX Vega 10
3DMark 06 - Standard 1280x1024 + NVIDIA GeForce MX230
3DMark 06 - Standard 1280x1024 + AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
Unigine Valley 1.0 - Unigine Valley 1.0 DX
100%
1 Vega 10 +
7 fps (4%)
min: 74.6     avg: 79.1     median: 79.2 (43%)     max: 81.8 fps
Unigine Heaven 3.0 - Unigine Heaven 3.0 DX 11
100%
1 Vega 10 +
25.1 fps (8%)
Unigine Heaven 3.0 - Unigine Heaven 3.0 OpenGL
100%
1 Vega 10 +
20.1 fps (9%)
Unigine Heaven 2.1 - Heaven 2.1 high
100%
1 Vega 10 +
29.5 fps (6%)
SPECviewperf 12
specvp12 sw-03 + AMD Radeon RX Vega 10
specvp12 sw-03 + AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
specvp12 snx-02 + AMD Radeon RX Vega 10
specvp12 snx-02 + AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
specvp12 showcase-01 + AMD Radeon RX Vega 10
specvp12 showcase-01 + AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
specvp12 mediacal-01 + AMD Radeon RX Vega 10
specvp12 mediacal-01 + AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
specvp12 maya-04 + AMD Radeon RX Vega 10
specvp12 maya-04 + AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
specvp12 energy-01 + AMD Radeon RX Vega 10
specvp12 energy-01 + AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
specvp12 creo-01 + AMD Radeon RX Vega 10
specvp12 creo-01 + AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
specvp12 catia-04 + AMD Radeon RX Vega 10
specvp12 catia-04 + AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
specvp12 3dsmax-05 + AMD Radeon RX Vega 10
specvp12 3dsmax-05 + AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
SPECviewperf 13 specvp13 sw-04 + AMD Radeon RX Vega 10
specvp13 sw-04 + AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
specvp13 snx-03 + AMD Radeon RX Vega 10
specvp13 snx-03 + AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
specvp13 showcase-02 + AMD Radeon RX Vega 10
specvp13 showcase-02 + AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
specvp13 medical-02 + AMD Radeon RX Vega 10
specvp13 medical-02 + AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
specvp13 maya-05 + AMD Radeon RX Vega 10
specvp13 maya-05 + AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
specvp13 energy-02 + AMD Radeon RX Vega 10
specvp13 energy-02 + AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
specvp13 creo-02 + AMD Radeon RX Vega 10
specvp13 creo-02 + AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
specvp13 catia-05 + AMD Radeon RX Vega 10
specvp13 catia-05 + AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
specvp13 3dsmax-06 + AMD Radeon RX Vega 10
specvp13 3dsmax-06 + AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
Cinebench R10 Cinebench R10 Shading (32bit) + AMD Radeon RX Vega 10
Cinebench R10 Shading (32bit) + NVIDIA GeForce MX230
Cinebench R10 Shading (32bit) + AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
Cinebench R11.5 Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64 Bit + AMD Radeon RX Vega 10
Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64 Bit + NVIDIA GeForce MX230
Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64 Bit + AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
Cinebench R15
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64 Bit + AMD Radeon RX Vega 10
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64 Bit + NVIDIA GeForce MX230
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64 Bit + AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
Cinebench R15 OpenGL Ref. Match 64 Bit + AMD Radeon RX Vega 10
Cinebench R15 OpenGL Ref. Match 64 Bit + NVIDIA GeForce MX230
Cinebench R15 OpenGL Ref. Match 64 Bit + AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7
GLBench 2.7 T-Rex HD Offscreen C24Z16 + AMD Radeon RX Vega 10
GLBench 2.7 T-Rex HD Offscreen C24Z16 + NVIDIA GeForce MX230
GLBench 2.7 T-Rex HD Onscreen C24Z16 + AMD Radeon RX Vega 10
GLBench 2.7 T-Rex HD Onscreen C24Z16 + NVIDIA GeForce MX230
GFXBench 3.0 - GFXBench 3.0 Manhattan Offscreen
100%
1 Vega 10 +
min: 45.2     avg: 46.3     median: 46.3 (5%)     max: 47.4 fps
91 fps (10%)
GFXBench 3.0 - GFXBench 3.0 Manhattan
100%
1 Vega 10 +
min: 34.4     avg: 41.6     median: 41.6 (11%)     max: 48.8 fps
60 fps (16%)
GFXBench - GFXBench 5.0 Aztec Ruins High Tier Onscreen
100%
1 Vega 10 +
min: 39.1     avg: 39.3     median: 39.3 (25%)     max: 39.4 fps
GFXBench - GFXBench 5.0 Aztec Ruins High Tier Offscreen
100%
1 Vega 10 +
min: 23.1     avg: 23.4     median: 23.4 (10%)     max: 23.7 fps
GFXBench - GFXBench 5.0 Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Onscreen
100%
1 Vega 10 +
min: 55.8     avg: 56.5     median: 56.5 (27%)     max: 57.1 fps
GFXBench - GFXBench 5.0 Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Offscreen
100%
1 Vega 10 +
min: 58.2     avg: 60.4     median: 60.4 (10%)     max: 62.5 fps
GFXBench - GFXBench Car Chase Offscreen
100%
1 Vega 10 +
min: 29.8     avg: 33.1     median: 33.1 (8%)     max: 36.4 fps
45 fps (10%)
GFXBench - GFXBench Car Chase Onscreen
100%
1 Vega 10 +
min: 33.4     avg: 36.7     median: 36.7 (14%)     max: 40 fps
38 fps (14%)
LuxMark v2.0 64Bit - LuxMark v2.0 Room GPU
100%
1 Vega 10 +
min: 181     avg: 202     median: 201.5 (2%)     max: 222 Samples/s
583 Samples/s (6%)
LuxMark v2.0 64Bit - LuxMark v2.0 Sala GPU
100%
1 Vega 10 +
min: 506     avg: 514     median: 514 (3%)     max: 522 Samples/s
1069 Samples/s (7%)
ComputeMark v2.1 - ComputeMark v2.1 Result
100%
1 Vega 10 +
min: 2366     avg: 2455     median: 2453 (5%)     max: 2546
2018 (4%)
Power Consumption - Furmark Stress Test Power Consumption - external Monitor *
33.8 Watt (7%)
Power Consumption - The Witcher 3 Power Consumption - external Monitor *
min: 353.6     avg: 386     median: 378.2 (75%)     max: 441 Watt
Power Consumption - Witcher 3 Power Consumption *
100%
1 Vega 10 +
min: 34.6     avg: 36.9     median: 37.9 (8%)     max: 38.2 Watt
Clock Speed - GPU Clock Speed Furmark
1300 MHz (75%)

Average Benchmarks AMD Radeon RX Vega 10 → 100% n=16

Average Benchmarks NVIDIA GeForce MX230 → 115% n=16

Average Benchmarks AMD Radeon RX Vega 64 → 563% n=16

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* Smaller numbers mean a higher performance
1 This benchmark is not used for the average calculation

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Watch Dogs Legion

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low 1280x720
RX Vega 64:
139 fps  fps
med. 1920x1080
RX Vega 64:
100 fps