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AMD Radeon RX Vega 3 vs AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 (Ryzen 4000/5000)

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 6 (Ryzen 4000/5000)

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The AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 is an integrated GPU for notebooks. It is used in certain Ryzen 5 APUs of the Renoir generation (Ryzen 4000 Mobile), which were launched in early 2020. The iGPU is based on the Vega architecture (5th generation GCN) and has 6 CUs (= 384 of the 512 shaders) clocked at up to 1,500 MHz. Compared to the similar Radeon RX Vega 6 in the Raven Ridge generation (Ryzen 2000 Mobile), the GPU is clocked significantly higher (1.500 versus 1.100 MHz Boost).

The performance depends on the configured TDP (12-54 W at launch), the clocks, the cooling, and the memory configuration). The GPU should benefit from fast dual-channel DDR4-3200 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 is clearly faster than the old RX Vega 6 thanks to the higher clock speed and faster main memory (if used). In first synthetic benchmarks, the Vega 6 was able to reach the performance of a dedicated GeForce MX150. In games it should be somewhere between a GeForce MX230 and MX150.

Thanks to the modern 7nm process and clever power-saving features, the power consumption is comparatively low (according to AMD), so the graphics adapter can also be used for slim and light notebooks.

AMD Radeon RX Vega 3AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 (Ryzen 4000/5000)
RX Vega 4000/5000 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 compare 128 @ 1.1 GHz
Vega 8 compare 512 @ 2.1 GHz
Vega 7 compare 448 @ 1.8 GHz
Vega 6 384 @ 0.4 - 1.5 GHz
Vega 5 compare 320 @ 1.4 GHz
CodenameVega Raven RidgeVega Renoir
ArchitectureVegaVega
Pipelines192 - unified384 - unified
Core Speed600 - 1200 (Boost) MHz400 - 1500 (Boost) MHz
Shared Memorynoyes
APIDirectX 12_1DirectX 12_1, OpenGL 4.6, OpenCL 1.2, Vulkan 1.2
Power Consumption15 Watt15 Watt
Transistors4.5 Billion
technology14 nm7 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 07.01.2020
TMUs24
ROPs8
PredecessorVega 6
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 6GPU Base SpeedGPU Boost / Turbo
AMD Ryzen 5 4600H6 x 3000 MHz, 45 W? MHz1500 MHz
AMD Ryzen 5 4600HS6 x 3000 MHz, 35 W? MHz1500 MHz
AMD Ryzen 5 4600U6 x 2100 MHz, 15 W? MHz1500 MHz
min. - max.? MHz600 - 1600 MHz

Benchmarks

Performance Rating - 3DMark 11 + Fire Strike + Time Spy - Vega 3
4.8 pt (5%)
Performance Rating - 3DMark 11 + Fire Strike + Time Spy - Vega 6
9.9 pt (11%)
3DMark - 3DMark Time Spy Score
min: 223     avg: 407.4     median: 438 (2%)     max: 504 Points
min: 744     avg: 926     median: 967 (5%)     max: 1047 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Time Spy Graphics
min: 196     avg: 361.9     median: 389 (2%)     max: 450 Points
min: 650     avg: 807     median: 839 (4%)     max: 932 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited Graphics
min: 41927     avg: 77485     median: 80755 (11%)     max: 95999 Points
min: 137743     avg: 177571     median: 182608 (24%)     max: 198255 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Extreme Graphics
min: 25789     avg: 41032     median: 42318 (6%)     max: 54893 Points
min: 87431     avg: 93120     median: 91806.5 (13%)     max: 101435 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Score
min: 3848     avg: 5991     median: 5815 (6%)     max: 7686 Points
min: 13166     avg: 15561     median: 15263 (16%)     max: 18326 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Graphics
min: 5005     avg: 8449     median: 8536 (3%)     max: 12278 Points
min: 15227     avg: 20754     median: 22109 (9%)     max: 24163 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Score
min: 662     avg: 1030     median: 1052.5 (3%)     max: 1385 Points
min: 1921     avg: 2419     median: 2548.5 (6%)     max: 2941 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Graphics
min: 726     avg: 1142     median: 1162 (2%)     max: 1522 Points
min: 2122     avg: 2663     median: 2797.5 (5%)     max: 3239 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Graphics
min: 41388     avg: 66040     median: 68288 (9%)     max: 85209 Points
min: 120174     avg: 129382     median: 130846 (17%)     max: 137125 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited
100%
1 Vega 3 +
2086 Points (17%)
3DMark - 3DMark Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Graphics
100%
1 Vega 3 +
1996 Points (8%)
3DMark - 3DMark Wild Life Unlimited
min: 1489     avg: 2264     median: 2328 (2%)     max: 2982 Points
5587 Points (5%)
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
min: 10201     avg: 10899     median: 10867 (13%)     max: 11659 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Night Raid Graphics Score
min: 1774     avg: 4463     median: 4873.5 (3%)     max: 6369 Points
min: 11414     avg: 12078     median: 11961 (7%)     max: 12977 Points
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Score
min: 1190     avg: 2038     median: 1947 (4%)     max: 5190 Points
min: 3531     avg: 4372     median: 4504.5 (9%)     max: 4978 Points
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance GPU
min: 1108     avg: 1645     median: 1723.5 (2%)     max: 2046 Points
min: 3401     avg: 4144     median: 4301 (6%)     max: 4713 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 (4%)     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 (22%)
3DMark 06 3DMark 06 - Standard 1280x1024 + AMD Radeon RX Vega 3
3DMark 06
min: 8642     avg: 10327     median: 11103 (17%)     max: 11493 Points
3DMark 06 - Standard 1280x1024 + AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 (Ryzen 4000/5000)
min: 14216     avg: 15580     median: 14700 (22%)     max: 17824 Points
3DMark 06 - Score Unknown Settings + AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 (Ryzen 4000/5000)
3DMark 06
100%
1 Vega 6 +
14216 Points (21%)
Unigine Valley 1.0 - Unigine Valley 1.0 DX
4.4 fps (2%)
7.3 fps (3%)
Unigine Heaven 3.0 - Unigine Heaven 3.0 DX 11
13.9 fps (5%)
25.4 fps (8%)
Unigine Heaven 3.0 - Unigine Heaven 3.0 OpenGL
9 fps (4%)
22.9 fps (10%)
Unigine Heaven 2.1 - Heaven 2.1 high
21.2 fps (4%)
36.8 fps (7%)
Cinebench R10 Cinebench R10 Shading (32bit) + AMD Radeon RX Vega 3
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Shading (32bit)
min: 5716     avg: 7120     median: 7401 (5%)     max: 7719 Points
Cinebench R10 Shading (32bit) + AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 (Ryzen 4000/5000)
min: 9223     avg: 9968     median: 9780 (7%)     max: 10900 Points
Cinebench R11.5 Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64 Bit + AMD Radeon RX Vega 3
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64 Bit
min: 15.46     avg: 31.1     median: 38 (14%)     max: 39.47 fps
Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64 Bit + AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 (Ryzen 4000/5000)
min: 37.2     avg: 40.6     median: 37.7 (14%)     max: 46.9 fps
Cinebench R15
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64 Bit + AMD Radeon RX Vega 3
Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64 Bit
min: 17.08     avg: 29     median: 28.2 (8%)     max: 39.11 fps
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64 Bit + AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 (Ryzen 4000/5000)
min: 47.5     avg: 58.1     median: 53.8 (14%)     max: 75.1 fps
Cinebench R15 OpenGL Ref. Match 64 Bit + AMD Radeon RX Vega 3
Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 OpenGL Ref. Match 64 Bit
98 % (98%)
Cinebench R15 OpenGL Ref. Match 64 Bit + AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 (Ryzen 4000/5000)
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
min: 39     avg: 62.5     median: 62.5 (2%)     max: 86 fps
GFXBench 2.7 T-Rex HD Onscreen C24Z16 + AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 (Ryzen 4000/5000)
59.6 fps (2%)
GFXBench T-Rex HD Offscreen C24Z16 + AMD Radeon RX Vega 3
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7 - GFXBench T-Rex HD Offscreen C24Z16
min: 40     avg: 64.5     median: 64.5 (1%)     max: 89 fps
GFXBench T-Rex HD Offscreen C24Z16 + AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 (Ryzen 4000/5000)
166.2 fps (1%)
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 (6%)
GFXBench - GFXBench 5.0 Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Offscreen
100%
1 Vega 3 +
11 fps (1%)
GFXBench - GFXBench Car Chase Onscreen
min: 11     avg: 16.2     median: 16.2 (0%)     max: 21.3 fps
38.9 fps (1%)
GFXBench - GFXBench Car Chase Offscreen
min: 10     avg: 15.8     median: 15.8 (0%)     max: 21.5 fps
39.3 fps (0%)
Basemark GPU 1.2 - Basemark GPU 1.2 Vulkan Official Medium Offscreen 1080
43 fps (4%)
82.6 fps (7%)
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
min: 154     avg: 179.5     median: 179.5 (1%)     max: 205 Samples/s
min: 368     avg: 382.5     median: 382.5 (2%)     max: 397 Samples/s
LuxMark v2.0 64Bit - LuxMark v2.0 Sala GPU
min: 292     avg: 346     median: 346 (1%)     max: 400 Samples/s
750 Samples/s (1%)
ComputeMark v2.1 - ComputeMark v2.1 Result
min: 933     avg: 1008     median: 1008 (2%)     max: 1083 Points
min: 2362     avg: 2411     median: 2410.5 (5%)     max: 2459 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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100%
1 Vega 6 +
min: 24.6     avg: 31.2     median: 31.5 (5%)     max: 37.7 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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98%
1 Vega 6 +
min: 27.5     avg: 33.1     median: 36.2 (5%)     max: 37 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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99%
1 Vega 6 +
min: 32     avg: 36.2     median: 34.1 (7%)     max: 44 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
177%
1 Vega 6 +
min: 0.2765     avg: 0.3     median: 0.3 (0%)     max: 0.3138 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
147%
1 Vega 6 +
min: 0.273     avg: 0.3     median: 0.3 (0%)     max: 0.352 Points per Watt
Clock Speed - GPU Clock Witcher 3 ultra
100%
1 Vega 6 +
1500 MHz (75%)
Clock Speed - GPU Clock Speed Furmark
688 MHz (27%)
min: 1327     avg: 1503     median: 1500 (59%)     max: 1715 MHz

Average Benchmarks AMD Radeon RX Vega 3 → 100% n=32

Average Benchmarks AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 (Ryzen 4000/5000) → 208% n=32

- 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.

F1 22

F1 22

2022
low 1920x1080
Vega 6:
17.4  fps
med. 1920x1080
Vega 6:
0 (!)  fps
Vampire Bloodhunt

Vampire Bloodhunt

2022
low 1920x1080
Vega 6:
17.6 fps  fps
med. 1920x1080
Vega 6:
16.4 fps  fps
Ghostwire Tokyo

Ghostwire Tokyo

2022
low 1920x1080
Vega 6:
10.5 fps  fps
Tiny Tina's Wonderlands

Tiny Tina's Wonderlands

2022
low 1920x1080
Vega 6:
18.8  fps
med. 1920x1080
Vega 6:
0 (!)  fps
low 1920x1080
Vega 6:
11.2  fps
med. 1920x1080
Vega 6:
9.2  fps
high 1920x1080
Vega 6:
6.4  fps
low 1920x1080
Vega 6:
35.3  fps
med. 1920x1080
Vega 6:
24.9  fps
high 1920x1080
Vega 6:
21.3  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Vega 6:
13.6  fps
low 1920x1080
Vega 6:
16.7 fps  fps
med. 1920x1080
Vega 6:
13  fps
high 1920x1080
Vega 6:
12  fps
low 1280x720
Vega 6:
69.6 fps  fps
med. 1920x1080
Vega 6:
25.3 fps  fps
high 1920x1080
Vega 6:
18 fps  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Vega 6:
14.4 fps  fps
QHD 2560x1440
Vega 6:
0 (!)  fps
low 1280x720
Vega 6:
26  fps
med. 1920x1080
Vega 6:
12  fps
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
0%
Vega 6:
0 (!)  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
FIFA 22

FIFA 22

2021
low 1280x720
Vega 6:
85.1 fps  fps
med. 1920x1080
Vega 6:
44.5 fps  fps
high 1920x1080
Vega 6:
41.7 fps  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Vega 6:
34.3 fps  fps
QHD 2560x1440
Vega 6:
27.5 fps  fps
4K 3840x2160
Vega 6:
0 (!)  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
97%
Vega 6:
31.9  fps
med. 1920x1080
100%
Vega 3:
15.8  fps
91%
Vega 6:
14.3  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
Vega 3:
11  fps
low 1280x720
100%
Vega 3:
38.5 fps  fps
132%
Vega 6:
50.8 fps  fps
med. 1920x1080
100%
Vega 3:
21.7 fps  fps
138%
Vega 6:
30 fps  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
Vega 3:
18.2 fps  fps
143%
Vega 6:
26.1 fps  fps
Days Gone

Days Gone

2021
low 1280x720
Vega 6:
25.8 fps  fps
med. 1920x1080
Vega 6:
14.3 fps  fps
low 1280x720
100%
Vega 3:
22.2 fps  fps
182%
Vega 6:
40.4 fps  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Vega 3:
13.7 fps  fps
146%
Vega 6:
20 fps  fps
low 1280x720
Vega 6:
14.2 fps  fps
Outriders

Outriders

2021
low 1280x720
100%
Vega 3:
23.6 fps  fps
113%
Vega 6:
26.7 fps  fps
med. 1920x1080
100%
Vega 3:
11.7 fps