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AMD Radeon RX Vega 3 vs AMD Radeon RX Vega 2

AMD Radeon RX Vega 3

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The AMD Radeon RX Vega 3 is an integrated GPU for laptops. It is used for the entry level Ryzen 3 APUs, which were launched in early 2018. The GPU is based on the Vega architecture (5th generation GCN) and has 3 CUs (= 192 of the 704 shaders) clocked at up to 1200 MHz (depending on the model). 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.

Currently we estimate a performance around a GeForce 910M. Therefore, demanding current games may not be playable fluently.

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.

AMD Radeon RX Vega 2

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The AMD Radeon RX Vega 2 is an integrated GPU for laptops. It is used for the entry level Athlon Silver 3050U APUs, which were launched in early 2020. The GPU is based on the Vega architecture (5th generation GCN) and has 2 CUs (= 128 of the 704 shaders) clocked at up to 1100 MHz. 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.

The performance should be clearly lower than the Radeon RX Vega 3 with 3 CUs and therefore in the lowest performance region of modern GPUs. That means, demanding current games may not be playable fluently.

Thanks to the 12nm 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.

AMD Radeon RX Vega 3AMD Radeon RX Vega 2
RX Vega 2000/3000 Series
Vega 10 compare 640 @ 1.3 GHz
Vega 9 compare 576 @ 1.3 GHz
Vega 8 compare 512 @ 1.2 GHz
Vega 6 compare 384 @ 1.1 GHz
Vega 3 192 @ 0.6 - 1.2 GHz
Vega 2 128 @ 1.1 GHz
Vega 10 compare 640 @ 1.3 GHz
Vega 9 compare 576 @ 1.3 GHz
Vega 8 compare 512 @ 1.2 GHz
Vega 6 compare 384 @ 1.1 GHz
Vega 3 192 @ 0.6 - 1.2 GHz
Vega 2 128 @ 1.1 GHz
CodenameVega Raven RidgeVega Raven Ridge
ArchitectureVegaVega
Pipelines192 - unified128 - unified
Core Speed600 - 1200 (Boost) MHz1100 (Boost) MHz
Shared Memorynono
APIDirectX 12_1DirectX 12_1
Power Consumption15 Watt15 Watt
Transistors4.5 Billion4.5 Billion
technology14 nm12 nm
FeaturesTiled Rasterization, Shared Memory (up to Dual-Channel DDR4-2400)Tiled Rasterization, Shared Memory (up to Dual-Channel DDR4-2400)
Date of Announcement07.01.2018 07.01.2018
CPU in Vega 3GPU Base SpeedGPU Boost / Turbo
AMD Ryzen 3 3250U2 x 2600 MHz, 15 W? MHz1200 MHz
AMD Ryzen Embedded R1606G2 x 2600 MHz, 15 W? MHz1200 MHz
AMD Ryzen 3 3200U2 x 2600 MHz, 15 W? MHz1200 MHz
min. - max.? MHz600 - 1200 MHz
CPU in Vega 2GPU Base SpeedGPU Boost / Turbo
AMD Athlon Silver 3050U2 x 2300 MHz, 15 W? MHz1100 MHz

Benchmarks

Performance Rating - 3DMark 11 + Fire Strike + Time Spy - Vega 3
4.8 pt (5%)
3DMark - 3DMark Time Spy Score
100%
1 Vega 3 +
min: 223     avg: 407.4     median: 438 (2%)     max: 504 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Time Spy Graphics
100%
1 Vega 3 +
min: 196     avg: 361.9     median: 389 (2%)     max: 450 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited Graphics
100%
1 Vega 3 +
min: 41927     avg: 77485     median: 80755 (9%)     max: 95999 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Extreme Graphics
100%
1 Vega 3 +
min: 25789     avg: 41032     median: 42318 (6%)     max: 54893 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Score
100%
1 Vega 3 +
min: 3848     avg: 5991     median: 5815 (6%)     max: 7686 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Graphics
100%
1 Vega 3 +
min: 5005     avg: 8449     median: 8536 (3%)     max: 12278 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Score
100%
1 Vega 3 +
min: 662     avg: 1030     median: 1052.5 (3%)     max: 1385 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Graphics
100%
1 Vega 3 +
min: 726     avg: 1142     median: 1162 (2%)     max: 1522 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Graphics
100%
1 Vega 3 +
min: 41388     avg: 66040     median: 68288 (9%)     max: 85209 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited
100%
1 Vega 3 +
2086 Points (16%)
3DMark - 3DMark Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Graphics
100%
1 Vega 3 +
1996 Points (8%)
3DMark - 3DMark Wild Life Unlimited
100%
1 Vega 3 +
min: 1489     avg: 2264     median: 2328 (2%)     max: 2982 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Wild Life Extreme Unlimited
100%
1 Vega 3 +
min: 665     avg: 768     median: 758 (2%)     max: 880 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Night Raid
min: 1615     avg: 3731     median: 4131.5 (5%)     max: 5081 Points
3110 Points (4%)
3DMark - 3DMark Night Raid Graphics Score
min: 1774     avg: 4463     median: 4873.5 (3%)     max: 6369 Points
3450 Points (2%)
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Score
100%
1 Vega 3 +
min: 1190     avg: 2038     median: 1947 (4%)     max: 5190 Points
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance GPU
100%
1 Vega 3 +
min: 1108     avg: 1645     median: 1723.5 (2%)     max: 2046 Points
3DMark Vantage
3DM Vant. Perf. total + AMD Radeon RX Vega 3
3DMark Vantage - 3DM Vant. Perf. total
100%
1 Vega 3 +
min: 5035     avg: 5441     median: 5440.5 (2%)     max: 5846 Points
3DM Vant. Perf. GPU no PhysX + AMD Radeon RX Vega 3
3DMark Vantage - 3DM Vant. Perf. GPU no PhysX
100%
1 Vega 3 +
min: 4303     avg: 4739     median: 4738.5 (3%)     max: 5174 Points
3DMark 03 - 3DMark 03 - Standard
100%
1 Vega 3 +
27308 Points (14%)
3DMark 05 - 3DMark 05 - Standard
100%
1 Vega 3 +
15885 Points (17%)
3DMark 06 3DMark 06 - Standard 1280x1024 + AMD Radeon RX Vega 3
3DMark 06
100%
1 Vega 3 +
min: 8642     avg: 10327     median: 11103 (16%)     max: 11493 Points
Unigine Valley 1.0 - Unigine Valley 1.0 DX
100%
1 Vega 3 +
4.4 fps (2%)
Unigine Heaven 3.0 - Unigine Heaven 3.0 DX 11
100%
1 Vega 3 +
13.9 fps (5%)
Unigine Heaven 3.0 - Unigine Heaven 3.0 OpenGL
100%
1 Vega 3 +
9 fps (4%)
Unigine Heaven 2.1 - Heaven 2.1 high
100%
1 Vega 3 +
21.2 fps (4%)
Cinebench R10 Cinebench R10 Shading (32bit) + AMD Radeon RX Vega 3
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Shading (32bit)
100%
1 Vega 3 +
min: 5716     avg: 7120     median: 7401 (5%)     max: 7719 Points
Cinebench R11.5 Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64 Bit + AMD Radeon RX Vega 3
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64 Bit
100%
1 Vega 3 +
min: 15.46     avg: 31.1     median: 38 (14%)     max: 39.47 fps
Cinebench R15
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64 Bit + AMD Radeon RX Vega 3
Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64 Bit
100%
1 Vega 3 +
min: 17.08     avg: 29     median: 28.2 (7%)     max: 39.11 fps
Cinebench R15 OpenGL Ref. Match 64 Bit + AMD Radeon RX Vega 3
Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 OpenGL Ref. Match 64 Bit
100%
1 Vega 3 +
98 % (98%)
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7
GFXBench 2.7 T-Rex HD Onscreen C24Z16 + AMD Radeon RX Vega 3
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7 - GFXBench 2.7 T-Rex HD Onscreen C24Z16
100%
1 Vega 3 +
min: 39     avg: 62.5     median: 62.5 (2%)     max: 86 fps
GFXBench T-Rex HD Offscreen C24Z16 + AMD Radeon RX Vega 3
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7 - GFXBench T-Rex HD Offscreen C24Z16
100%
1 Vega 3 +
min: 40     avg: 64.5     median: 64.5 (1%)     max: 89 fps
GFXBench 3.0 - GFXBench 3.0 Manhattan
100%
1 Vega 3 +
min: 19     avg: 22.3     median: 22.3 (6%)     max: 25.5 fps
GFXBench 3.0 - GFXBench 3.0 Manhattan Offscreen
100%
1 Vega 3 +
min: 20     avg: 23     median: 23 (2%)     max: 26 fps
GFXBench - GFXBench 5.0 Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Onscreen
100%
1 Vega 3 +
12 fps (5%)
GFXBench - GFXBench 5.0 Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Offscreen
100%
1 Vega 3 +
11 fps (1%)
GFXBench - GFXBench Car Chase Onscreen
100%
1 Vega 3 +
min: 11     avg: 16.2     median: 16.2 (0%)     max: 21.3 fps
GFXBench - GFXBench Car Chase Offscreen
100%
1 Vega 3 +
min: 10     avg: 15.8     median: 15.8 (0%)     max: 21.5 fps
Basemark GPU 1.2 - Basemark GPU 1.2 Vulkan Official Medium Offscreen 1080
100%
1 Vega 3 +
43 fps (4%)
Basemark GPU 1.2 - Basemark GPU 1.2 Vulkan Official High Offscreen 2160
100%
1 Vega 3 +
3.6 fps (1%)
LuxMark v2.0 64Bit - LuxMark v2.0 Room GPU
100%
1 Vega 3 +
min: 154     avg: 179.5     median: 179.5 (1%)     max: 205 Samples/s
LuxMark v2.0 64Bit - LuxMark v2.0 Sala GPU
100%
1 Vega 3 +
min: 292     avg: 346     median: 346 (1%)     max: 400 Samples/s
ComputeMark v2.1 - ComputeMark v2.1 Result
100%
1 Vega 3 +
min: 933     avg: 1008     median: 1008 (2%)     max: 1083 Points
Power Consumption - Furmark Stress Test Power Consumption - external Monitor *
100%
1 Vega 3 +
min: 14.7     avg: 26.2     median: 28.8 (4%)     max: 32.6 Watt
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Power Consumption - The Witcher 3 Power Consumption - external Monitor *
100%
1 Vega 3 +
min: 10.1     avg: 18.3     median: 21.3 (3%)     max: 23.6 Watt
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Power Consumption - Witcher 3 Power Consumption *
100%
1 Vega 3 +
min: 25.4     avg: 28.6     median: 28.5 (6%)     max: 32 Watt
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Power Consumption - Witcher 3 ultra Power Efficiency
100%
1 Vega 3 +
min: 0.1394     avg: 0.2     median: 0.2 (0%)     max: 0.1929 Points per Watt
Power Consumption - Witcher 3 ultra Power Efficiency - external Monitor
100%
1 Vega 3 +
min: 0.1695     avg: 0.2     median: 0.2 (0%)     max: 0.23 Points per Watt
Clock Speed - GPU Clock Speed Furmark
100%
1 Vega 3 +
688 MHz (27%)

Average Benchmarks AMD Radeon RX Vega 3 → 100% n=2

Average Benchmarks AMD Radeon RX Vega 2 → 73% n=2

- Range of benchmark values for this graphics card
- Average benchmark values for this graphics card
* Smaller numbers mean a higher performance
1 This benchmark is not used for the average calculation

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.

low 1280x720
100%
Vega 3:
16  fps
med. 1920x1080
100%
Vega 3:
8  fps
low 1280x720
100%
Vega 3:
32.1 fps  fps
med. 1920x1080
100%
Vega 3:
10.6 fps  fps
Far Cry 6

Far Cry 6

2021
low 1280x720
100%
Vega 3:
17  fps
med. 1920x1080
100%
Vega 3:
5  fps
low 1280x720
100%
Vega 3:
21.5 fps  fps
med. 1920x1080
100%
Vega 3:
7.6 fps  fps
New World

New World

2021
low 1280x720
100%
Vega 3:
9.4 fps  fps
med. 1920x1080
100%
Vega 3:
4.8 fps  fps
F1 2021

F1 2021

2021
low 1280x720
100%
Vega 3:
32.8  fps
med. 1920x1080
100%
Vega 3:
15.8  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
Vega 3:
11  fps
low 1280x720
100%
Vega 3:
38.5 fps  fps
med. 1920x1080
100%
Vega 3:
21.7 fps  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
Vega 3:
18.2 fps  fps
low 1280x720
100%
Vega 3:
22.2 fps  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Vega 3:
13.7 fps  fps
Outriders

Outriders

2021
low 1280x720
100%
Vega 3:
23.6 fps  fps
med. 1920x1080
100%
Vega 3:
11.7 fps  fps
Hitman 3

Hitman 3

2021
low 1280x720
100%
Vega 3:
21.2  fps
med. 1920x1080
100%
Vega 3:
8.3  fps
low 1280x720
100%
Vega 3:
8.2 fps  fps
low 1280x720
100%
Vega 3:
17  fps
med. 1920x1080
100%
Vega 3:
7  fps
low 1280x720
100%
Vega 3:
14.5 fps  fps
med. 1920x1080
100%
Vega 3:
fps  fps
low 1280x720
100%
Vega 3:
16  fps
med. 1920x1080
100%
Vega 3:
6  fps
Dirt 5

Dirt 5

2020
low 1280x720
100%
Vega 3:
15.7  fps
med. 1920x1080
100%
Vega 3:
5.5  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
Vega 3:
4.1  fps
low 1280x720
100%
Vega 3:
11.3 fps  fps
med. 1920x1080
100%
Vega 3:
6.3 fps  fps
low 1280x720
100%
Vega 3:
34.9 fps  fps
med. 1920x1080
100%
Vega 3:
11.9 fps  fps
low 1280x720
100%
Vega 3:
9.2 fps  fps
low 1280x720
100%
Vega 3:
19.5 fps  fps
med. 1920x1080
100%
Vega 3:
3.6 fps  fps
low 1280x720
100%
Vega 3:
14.6 fps  fps
med. 1920x1080
100%
Vega 3:
7.8 fps  fps
F1 2020

F1 2020

2020
low 1280x720
100%
Vega 3:
30.9  fps
med. 1920x1080
100%
Vega 3:
14  fps
low 1280x720
100%
Vega 3:
25.4  fps
med. 1920x1080
100%
Vega 3:
7.9  fps
low 1280x720
100%
Vega 3:
13.1  fps
low 1280x720
100%
Vega 3:
10.3  fps
med. 1920x1080
100%
Vega 3:
6  fps
low 1280x720
100%
Vega 3:
15  fps
med. 1920x1080
100%
Vega 3:
9  fps
low 1280x720
100%
Vega 3:
10.4  fps
med. 1920x1080
100%
Vega 3:
6.4  fps
low 1280x720
100%
Vega 3:
10.8  fps
med. 1920x1080
100%
Vega 3:
4.3  fps
GRID 2019

GRID 2019

2019
low 1280x720
100%
Vega 3:
20.7  fps
med. 1920x1080
100%
Vega 3:
8.7  fps
low 1280x720
100%
Vega 3:
10  fps
med. 1920x1080
100%
Vega 3:
6  fps
FIFA 20

FIFA 20

2019
low 1280x720
100%
Vega 3:
45.1  fps
med. 1920x1080
100%
Vega 3:
23.6  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
Vega 3:
21.5  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Vega 3:
16.7  fps
low 1280x720
100%
Vega 3:
15.3  fps
med. 1920x1080
100%
Vega 3:
6.3  fps
Control

Control

2019
low 1280x720
100%
Vega 3:
15.6  fps
med. 1920x1080
100%
Vega 3:
5  fps
F1 2019

F1 2019

2019
low 1280x720
100%
Vega 3:
25  fps
med. 1920x1080
100%
Vega 3:
10  fps
low 1280x720
100%
Vega 3:
17.1  fps
med. 1920x1080
100%
Vega 3:
4.7  fps
Anno 1800

Anno 1800

2019
low 1280x720
100%
Vega 3:
14.5  fps
med. 1920x1080
100%
Vega 3:
5.6  fps
low 1280x720
100%
Vega 3:
9  fps
low 1280x720
100%
Vega 3:
42.1  fps
med. 1920x1080
100%
Vega 3:
12.4  fps
low 1280x720
100%
Vega 3:
9  fps
med. 1920x1080
100%
Vega 3:
5  fps
low 1280x720
100%
Vega 3:
12.5  fps
med. 1920x1080
100%
Vega 3:
5.2  fps
low 1280x720
100%
Vega 3:
17.8  fps
med. 1920x1080
100%
Vega 3:
6.8  fps
low 1280x720
100%
Vega 3:
13.8  fps
med. 1920x1080
100%
Vega 3:
7.4  fps
low 1280x720
100%
Vega 3:
72.6  fps
med. 1920x1080
100%
Vega 3:
25.9  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
Vega 3:
12.4  fps
low 1280x720
100%
Vega 3:
11  fps
med. 1920x1080
100%
Vega 3:
7  fps
low 1280x720
100%
Vega 3:
15  fps
med. 1920x1080
100%
Vega 3:
6  fps
Strange Brigade

Strange Brigade

2018
low 1280x720
100%
Vega 3:
31.6 fps 39.9 fps 43 fps ~ 38 fps
med. 1920x1080
100%
Vega 3:
11.9 fps 14.4 fps