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AMD Radeon RX Vega 3 vs AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 2000/3000)

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 8 (Ryzen 2000/3000)

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The AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 is an integrated GPU for notebooks. It is used for the Ryzen 5 APUs, which were launched in the end of 2017. The GPU is based on the Vega architecture (5th generation GCN) and has 8 CUs (= 512 of the 704 shaders) clocked at up to 1100 MHz (Ryzen 5 2500U). 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.

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.

AMD Radeon RX Vega 3AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 2000/3000)
RX Vega 2000/3000 Series
Vega 10 compare 640 @ 1.3 GHz
Vega 9 compare 576 @ 1.3 GHz
Vega 8 512 @ 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 10 compare 640 @ 1.3 GHz
Vega 9 compare 576 @ 1.3 GHz
Vega 8 512 @ 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
CodenameVega Raven RidgeVega Raven Ridge
ArchitectureVegaVega
Pipelines192 - unified512 - unified
Core Speed600 - 1200 (Boost) MHz1200 (Boost) MHz
Shared Memorynono
APIDirectX 12_1DirectX 12_1
Power Consumption15 Watt15 Watt
Transistors4.5 Billion4.5 Billion
technology14 nm14 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 26.10.2017
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 8GPU Base SpeedGPU Boost / Turbo
AMD Ryzen 5 3550H4 x 2100 MHz, 35 W? MHz1200 MHz
AMD Ryzen 3 2200G4 x 3500 MHz, 65 W? MHz1100 MHz
AMD Ryzen 5 3500U4 x 2100 MHz, 15 W? MHz1200 MHz
min. - max.? MHz600 - 1200 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 8
7.5 pt (8%)
3DMark - 3DMark Time Spy Score
min: 223     avg: 407.4     median: 438 (2%)     max: 504 Points
min: 587     avg: 755     median: 780.5 (4%)     max: 882 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Time Spy Graphics
min: 196     avg: 361.9     median: 389 (2%)     max: 450 Points
min: 523     avg: 673     median: 697.5 (3%)     max: 790 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited Graphics
min: 41927     avg: 77485     median: 80755 (11%)     max: 95999 Points
min: 82476     avg: 117107     median: 113247 (15%)     max: 164146 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Extreme Graphics
min: 25789     avg: 41032     median: 42318 (6%)     max: 54893 Points
min: 59083     avg: 67389     median: 67470 (9%)     max: 74203 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Score
min: 3848     avg: 5991     median: 5815 (6%)     max: 7686 Points
min: 5527     avg: 10736     median: 11071.5 (12%)     max: 13711 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Graphics
min: 5005     avg: 8449     median: 8536 (3%)     max: 12278 Points
min: 7309     avg: 15231     median: 15593 (6%)     max: 19399 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Score
min: 662     avg: 1030     median: 1052.5 (3%)     max: 1385 Points
min: 985     avg: 2000     median: 2142 (5%)     max: 2645 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Graphics
min: 726     avg: 1142     median: 1162 (2%)     max: 1522 Points
min: 1095     avg: 2214     median: 2362.5 (4%)     max: 2901 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Graphics
min: 41388     avg: 66040     median: 68288 (9%)     max: 85209 Points
min: 82476     avg: 92028     median: 92275 (12%)     max: 99523 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
5156 Points (4%)
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: 5382     avg: 7643     median: 7670 (9%)     max: 9150 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Night Raid Graphics Score
min: 1774     avg: 4463     median: 4873.5 (3%)     max: 6369 Points
min: 5951     avg: 8960     median: 8859 (5%)     max: 10846 Points
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Score
min: 1190     avg: 2038     median: 1947 (4%)     max: 5190 Points
min: 1768     avg: 3520     median: 3670 (7%)     max: 4528 Points
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance GPU
min: 1108     avg: 1645     median: 1723.5 (2%)     max: 2046 Points
min: 1668     avg: 3430     median: 3549 (5%)     max: 4317 Points
3DMark Vantage
3DM Vant. Perf. total + AMD Radeon RX Vega 3
3DMark Vantage - 3DM Vant. Perf. total
min: 5035     avg: 5441     median: 5440.5 (2%)     max: 5846 Points
3DM Vant. Perf. total + AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 2000/3000)
min: 9555     avg: 10294     median: 10294 (3%)     max: 11033 Points
3DM Vant. Perf. GPU no PhysX + AMD Radeon RX Vega 3
3DMark Vantage - 3DM Vant. Perf. GPU no PhysX
min: 4303     avg: 4739     median: 4738.5 (4%)     max: 5174 Points
3DM Vant. Perf. GPU no PhysX + AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 2000/3000)
min: 8461     avg: 8994     median: 8993.5 (7%)     max: 9526 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 8 (Ryzen 2000/3000)
min: 10336     avg: 13392     median: 12213.5 (18%)     max: 20501 Points
3DMark 06 - Standard 1024x768 + AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 2000/3000)
3DMark 06
100%
1 Vega 8 +
12775 Points (19%)
Unigine Valley 1.0 - Unigine Valley 1.0 DX
4.4 fps (2%)
7.7 fps (3%)
Unigine Heaven 3.0 - Unigine Heaven 3.0 DX 11
13.9 fps (5%)
27.3 fps (9%)
Unigine Heaven 3.0 - Unigine Heaven 3.0 OpenGL
9 fps (4%)
18.6 fps (8%)
Unigine Heaven 2.1 - Heaven 2.1 high
21.2 fps (4%)
25 fps (5%)
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 8 (Ryzen 2000/3000)
min: 6929     avg: 7970     median: 7779.5 (6%)     max: 10517 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 8 (Ryzen 2000/3000)
min: 29.98     avg: 41     median: 39.1 (14%)     max: 65 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 8 (Ryzen 2000/3000)
min: 24.5     avg: 46     median: 47.6 (13%)     max: 74 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 8 (Ryzen 2000/3000)
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
min: 39     avg: 62.5     median: 62.5 (2%)     max: 86 fps
GFXBench 2.7 T-Rex HD Onscreen C24Z16 + AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 2000/3000)
min: 59.3     avg: 136.1     median: 153.9 (5%)     max: 176.1 fps
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 8 (Ryzen 2000/3000)
min: 127.9     avg: 150.5     median: 146.5 (1%)     max: 177.3 fps
GFXBench 3.0 - GFXBench 3.0 Manhattan
min: 19     avg: 22.3     median: 22.3 (6%)     max: 25.5 fps
min: 31.1     avg: 41.1     median: 34 (9%)     max: 65.4 fps
GFXBench 3.0 - GFXBench 3.0 Manhattan Offscreen
min: 20     avg: 23     median: 23 (2%)     max: 26 fps
min: 32.1     avg: 43     median: 34.9 (3%)     max: 70.2 fps
GFXBench - GFXBench 5.0 Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Onscreen
12 fps (6%)
min: 45.9     avg: 51.9     median: 51.8 (25%)     max: 58.1 fps
GFXBench - GFXBench 5.0 Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Offscreen
11 fps (1%)
min: 45.5     avg: 54.2     median: 53 (7%)     max: 64.2 fps
GFXBench - GFXBench Car Chase Onscreen
min: 11     avg: 16.2     median: 16.2 (0%)     max: 21.3 fps
min: 31.2     avg: 40.1     median: 41.8 (1%)     max: 45.6 fps
GFXBench - GFXBench Car Chase Offscreen
min: 10     avg: 15.8     median: 15.8 (0%)     max: 21.5 fps
min: 31.1     avg: 38.7     median: 38.6 (0%)     max: 46.4 fps
GFXBench - GFXBench 5.0 Aztec Ruins High Tier Onscreen
100%
1 Vega 8 +
min: 30.8     avg: 37.4     median: 40.6 (26%)     max: 40.7 fps
GFXBench - GFXBench 5.0 Aztec Ruins High Tier Offscreen
100%
1 Vega 8 +
min: 19     avg: 22     median: 22.2 (7%)     max: 24.8 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
min: 154     avg: 179.5     median: 179.5 (1%)     max: 205 Samples/s
min: 281     avg: 342.5     median: 342.5 (2%)     max: 404 Samples/s
LuxMark v2.0 64Bit - LuxMark v2.0 Sala GPU
min: 292     avg: 346     median: 346 (1%)     max: 400 Samples/s
888 Samples/s (2%)
ComputeMark v2.1 - ComputeMark v2.1 Result
min: 933     avg: 1008     median: 1008 (2%)     max: 1083 Points
min: 2206     avg: 2323     median: 2272 (4%)     max: 2542 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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99%
1 Vega 8 +
min: 24.7     avg: 41.6     median: 37.4 (6%)     max: 74.7 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 8 +
min: 25.3     avg: 38.2     median: 33.4 (5%)     max: 67.8 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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97%
1 Vega 8 +
min: 30.3     avg: 40.8     median: 39.7 (9%)     max: 50.3 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
121%
1 Vega 8 +
min: 0.1789     avg: 0.2     median: 0.2 (0%)     max: 0.2236 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
129%
1 Vega 8 +
min: 0.2274     avg: 0.3     median: 0.3 (0%)     max: 0.289 Points per Watt
Clock Speed - GPU Clock Witcher 3 ultra
100%
1 Vega 8 +
min: 291     avg: 974     median: 957 (48%)     max: 1750 MHz
Clock Speed - GPU Clock Speed Furmark
688 MHz (27%)
min: 495     avg: 1122     median: 1150 (46%)     max: 1500 MHz

Average Benchmarks AMD Radeon RX Vega 3 → 100% n=37

Average Benchmarks AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 2000/3000) → 196% n=37

- 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
Vega 8:
39  fps
med. 1920x1080
Vega 8:
17  fps
low 1280x720
100%
Vega 3:
16  fps
169%
Vega 8:
27  fps
med. 1920x1080
100%
Vega 3:
8  fps
150%
Vega 8:
12  fps
low 1280x720
100%
Vega 3:
32.1 fps  fps
160%
Vega 8:
51.2 fps  fps
med. 1920x1080
100%
Vega 3:
10.6 fps  fps
169%
Vega 8:
17.9 fps  fps
high 1920x1080
Vega 8:
14.9 fps  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Vega 8:
13.6 fps  fps
Far Cry 6

Far Cry 6

2021
low 1280x720
100%
Vega 3:
17  fps
141%
Vega 8:
24  fps
med. 1920x1080
100%
Vega 3:
5  fps
low 1280x720
100%
Vega 3:
21.5 fps  fps
151%
Vega 8:
32.5 fps  fps
med. 1920x1080
100%
Vega 3:
7.6 fps  fps
179%
Vega 8:
13.7 fps  fps
FIFA 22

FIFA 22

2021
ultra 1920x1080
Vega 8:
40.2 fps  fps
New World

New World

2021
low 1280x720
100%
Vega 3:
9.4 fps  fps
188%
Vega 8:
17.6 fps  fps
med. 1920x1080
100%
Vega 3:
4.8 fps  fps
Deathloop

Deathloop

2021
low 1280x720
Vega 8:
23.7 fps  fps
med. 1920x1080
Vega 8:
11.2 fps  fps
F1 2021

F1 2021

2021
low 1280x720
100%
Vega 3:
32.8  fps
146%
Vega 8:
31.5 54.3 58.4 ~ 48 fps
med. 1920x1080
100%
Vega 3:
15.8  fps
127%
Vega 8:
14.1 20.9 24 ~ 20 fps
high 1920x1080
100%
Vega 3:
11  fps
145%
Vega 8:
10.7 18.3 18.4 ~ 16 fps
low 1280x720
100%
Vega 3:
38.5 fps  fps
131%
Vega 8:
50.6 fps  fps
med. 1920x1080
100%
Vega 3:
21.7 fps  fps
130%
Vega 8:
28.3 fps  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
Vega 3:
18.2 fps  fps
131%
Vega 8:
23.8 fps  fps
Days Gone

Days Gone

2021
low 1280x720
Vega 8:
17 fps  fps
med. 1920x1080
Vega 8:
11.9 fps  fps
low 1280x720
100%
Vega 3:
22.2 fps  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Vega 3:
13.7 fps  fps
low 1280x720
Vega 8:
28.1 fps  fps
med. 1920x1080
Vega 8:
14.8 fps  fps
Outriders