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AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 (Ryzen 4000/5000) vs AMD Radeon RX Vega 56

AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 (Ryzen 4000/5000)

► remove from comparison AMD Vega 6

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 56

► remove from comparison

AMD’s Radeon RX Vega 56 is a high-end desktop GPU that was first introduced in August of 2017. It is based on the Vega architecture (Vega 10) and equipped with fast HBM2 VRAM. When it was first introduced, it was the second fastest AMD GPU available, only bested by the RX Vega 64 that launched on the very same day. At the time of writing, both GPUs have been replaced by their respective Radeon VII successors.

The RX Vega 56 reference design features 56 CUs running at 1,138-1,474 MHz (Boost) and 8 GB of HBM2 VRAM running at 800 MHz connected via a 2,048-bit memory bus resulting in a memory bandwidth of 409.6 GB/s.

Features

Vega 10 is still produced in a 10-nm manufacturing process. The die consists of roughly 12.5 billion transistors and measures 495 mm2 in size. The newer Vega 20 chip, which AMD’s current Radeon VII is based on, features around 13.2 billion transistors. Applications have access to a total of 3,584 shaders, but the GPU lacks the dedicated Raytracing and Tensor cores that can be found on Nvidia’s latest RTX generation of GPUs.

Performance

Performance-wise, the RX Vega 56 is comparable to an Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070, and thus best categorized as upper middle-class. Games released in 2018 and 2019 should run perfectly fine and smooth in high details on WQHD (2560 x 1440).

Power Consumption

According to AMD, the RX Vega 56’s maximum power consumption is 210 W. Given the GTX 1070’s power consumption of just 150 W, the Vega 56 cannot keep up with its direct competitor in regards to performance-per-watt ratio.

AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 (Ryzen 4000/5000)AMD Radeon RX Vega 56
AMD Radeon RX Vega Series
RX Vega 64 compare 4096 @ 1.63 GHz2048 Bit @ 945 MHz
RX Vega 56 3584 @ 1.14 - 1.47 GHz409.6 Bit @ 800 MHz
Vega Mobile compare 1792 2048 Bit
Vega M GH compare 1536 @ 1.06 - 1.19 GHz
Vega M GL / 870 compare 1280 @ 0.93 - 1.01 GHz
WX Vega M GL compare 1280 @ 0.93 - 1.01 GHz
Vega 11 compare 704 @ 1.24 GHz
Vega 10 compare 640 @ 1.3 GHz
Vega 9 compare 576 @ 1.3 GHz
Vega 8 compare 512 @ 1.2 GHz
Vega 6 384 @ 0.4 - 1.5 GHz
Vega 6 compare 384 @ 1.1 GHz
Vega 3 compare 192 @ 0.6 - 1.2 GHz
Vega 2 compare 128 @ 1.1 GHz
RX Vega 64 compare 4096 @ 1.63 GHz2048 Bit @ 945 MHz
RX Vega 56 3584 @ 1.14 - 1.47 GHz409.6 Bit @ 800 MHz
Vega Mobile compare 1792 2048 Bit
Vega M GH compare 1536 @ 1.06 - 1.19 GHz
Vega M GL / 870 compare 1280 @ 0.93 - 1.01 GHz
WX Vega M GL compare 1280 @ 0.93 - 1.01 GHz
Vega 11 compare 704 @ 1.24 GHz
Vega 10 compare 640 @ 1.3 GHz
Vega 9 compare 576 @ 1.3 GHz
Vega 8 compare 512 @ 1.2 GHz
Vega 6 384 @ 0.4 - 1.5 GHz
Vega 6 compare 384 @ 1.1 GHz
Vega 3 compare 192 @ 0.6 - 1.2 GHz
Vega 2 compare 128 @ 1.1 GHz
CodenameVega RenoirVega
ArchitectureVegaVega
Pipelines384 - unified3584 - unified
TMUs24
ROPs8
Core Speed400 - 1500 (Boost) MHz1138 - 1474 (Boost) MHz
Shared Memoryyesno
APIDirectX 12_1, OpenGL 4.6, OpenCL 1.2, Vulkan 1.2DirectX 12_1, Shader 6.2, OpenGL 4.6
Power Consumption15 Watt210 Watt
technology7 nm14 nm
FeaturesTiled Rasterization, Shared Memory (up to Dual-Channel DDR4-2400)64 ROPs, 224 TMUs
Date of Announcement07.01.2020 14.08.2017
PredecessorVega 6
Memory Speed800 MHz
Memory Bus Width409.6 Bit
Memory TypeHBM2
Max. Amount of Memory8 GB
Transistors12.5 Billion
CPU in Vega 6GPU Base SpeedGPU Boost / Turbo
AMD Ryzen 5 5600H6 x 3300 MHz, 45 W? MHz1800 MHz
AMD Ryzen 5 5600HS6 x 3000 MHz, 35 W? MHz1800 MHz
AMD Ryzen 5 4600H6 x 3000 MHz, 45 W? MHz1500 MHz
min. - max.? MHz1500 - 1800 MHz

Benchmarks

Performance Rating - 3DMark 11 + Fire Strike + Time Spy - Vega 6
10.2 pt (11%)
Performance Rating - 3DMark 11 + Fire Strike + Time Spy - RX Vega 56
45 pt (49%)
3DMark - 3DMark Time Spy Score
min: 744     avg: 941     median: 969 (5%)     max: 1269 Points
6746 Points (35%)
3DMark - 3DMark Time Spy Graphics
min: 650     avg: 823     median: 845.5 (4%)     max: 1116 Points
6482 Points (30%)
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited Graphics
min: 137743     avg: 177571     median: 182608 (24%)     max: 198255 Points
412820 Points (55%)
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Extreme Graphics
min: 87431     avg: 93120     median: 91806.5 (13%)     max: 101435 Points
332764 Points (46%)
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Score
min: 13166     avg: 16053     median: 15458 (19%)     max: 22452 Points
47018 Points (57%)
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Graphics
min: 15227     avg: 21301     median: 22147.5 (9%)     max: 28408 Points
125359 Points (51%)
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Score
min: 1921     avg: 2456     median: 2560 (6%)     max: 3204 Points
17098 Points (43%)
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Graphics
min: 2122     avg: 2701     median: 2802 (5%)     max: 3465 Points
20759 Points (39%)
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Graphics
min: 120174     avg: 129382     median: 130846 (17%)     max: 137125 Points
369880 Points (49%)
3DMark - 3DMark Night Raid
100%
1 Vega 6 +
min: 10201     avg: 10899     median: 10867 (13%)     max: 11659 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Night Raid Graphics Score
100%
1 Vega 6 +
min: 11414     avg: 12078     median: 11961 (7%)     max: 12977 Points
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Score
min: 3531     avg: 4438     median: 4563 (9%)     max: 5768 Points
22937 Points (46%)
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance GPU
min: 3401     avg: 4209     median: 4392 (6%)     max: 5496 Points
29086 Points (42%)
3DMark Vantage
3DM Vant. Perf. total + AMD Radeon RX Vega 56
3DMark Vantage - 3DM Vant. Perf. total
54586 Points (45%)
3DM Vant. Perf. GPU no PhysX + AMD Radeon RX Vega 56
3DMark Vantage - 3DM Vant. Perf. GPU no PhysX
54416 Points (42%)
3DMark 03 - 3DMark 03 - Standard
134946 Points (71%)
3DMark 05 - 3DMark 05 - Standard
34785 Points (49%)
3DMark 06 3DMark 06 - Score Unknown Settings + AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 (Ryzen 4000/5000)
3DMark 06
100%
1 Vega 6 +
14216 Points (21%)
3DMark 06 - Standard 1280x1024 + AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 (Ryzen 4000/5000)
3DMark 06
min: 14216     avg: 15580     median: 14700 (22%)     max: 17824 Points
3DMark 06 - Standard 1280x1024 + AMD Radeon RX Vega 56
36286 Points (55%)
Unigine Valley 1.0 - Unigine Valley 1.0 DX
7.3 fps (3%)
76.4 fps (33%)
Unigine Heaven 3.0 - Unigine Heaven 3.0 DX 11
100%
1 Vega 6 +
25.4 fps (8%)
Unigine Heaven 3.0 - Unigine Heaven 3.0 OpenGL
100%
1 Vega 6 +
22.9 fps (10%)
Unigine Heaven 2.1 - Heaven 2.1 high
100%
1 Vega 6 +
36.8 fps (7%)
SPECviewperf 12
specvp12 sw-03 + AMD Radeon RX Vega 56
SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 sw-03
74.1 fps (32%)
specvp12 snx-02 + AMD Radeon RX Vega 56
SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 snx-02
22.6 fps (6%)
specvp12 mediacal-01 + AMD Radeon RX Vega 56
SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 mediacal-01
45.6 fps (28%)
specvp12 maya-04 + AMD Radeon RX Vega 56
SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 maya-04
85.5 fps (30%)
specvp12 energy-01 + AMD Radeon RX Vega 56
SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 energy-01
11.2 fps (28%)
specvp12 creo-01 + AMD Radeon RX Vega 56
SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 creo-01
53.1 fps (28%)
specvp12 catia-04 + AMD Radeon RX Vega 56
SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 catia-04
141.1 fps (48%)
specvp12 3dsmax-05 + AMD Radeon RX Vega 56
SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 3dsmax-05
144.8 fps (39%)
SPECviewperf 13 specvp13 sw-04 + AMD Radeon RX Vega 56
SPECviewperf 13 - specvp13 sw-04
91 fps (42%)
specvp13 snx-03 + AMD Radeon RX Vega 56
SPECviewperf 13 - specvp13 snx-03
40.8 fps (6%)
specvp13 medical-02 + AMD Radeon RX Vega 56
SPECviewperf 13 - specvp13 medical-02
66.5 fps (36%)
specvp13 maya-05 + AMD Radeon RX Vega 56
SPECviewperf 13 - specvp13 maya-05
182.1 fps (32%)
specvp13 energy-02 + AMD Radeon RX Vega 56
SPECviewperf 13 - specvp13 energy-02
22.8 fps (17%)
specvp13 creo-02 + AMD Radeon RX Vega 56
SPECviewperf 13 - specvp13 creo-02
104.3 fps (27%)
specvp13 catia-05 + AMD Radeon RX Vega 56
SPECviewperf 13 - specvp13 catia-05
209.1 fps (45%)
specvp13 3dsmax-06 + AMD Radeon RX Vega 56
SPECviewperf 13 - specvp13 3dsmax-06
145.2 fps (39%)
Cinebench R10 Cinebench R10 Shading (32bit) + AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 (Ryzen 4000/5000)
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Shading (32bit)
100%
1 Vega 6 +
min: 9223     avg: 9968     median: 9780 (42%)     max: 10900 Points
Cinebench R11.5 Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64 Bit + AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 (Ryzen 4000/5000)
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64 Bit
100%
1 Vega 6 +
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 6 (Ryzen 4000/5000)
Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64 Bit
100%
1 Vega 6 +
min: 47.5     avg: 59.2     median: 54.5 (15%)     max: 81.1 fps
Cinebench R15 OpenGL Ref. Match 64 Bit + AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 (Ryzen 4000/5000)
Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 OpenGL Ref. Match 64 Bit
100%
1 Vega 6 +
98 % (98%)
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7
GFXBench 2.7 T-Rex HD Onscreen C24Z16 + AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 (Ryzen 4000/5000)
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7 - GFXBench 2.7 T-Rex HD Onscreen C24Z16
100%
1 Vega 6 +
59.6 fps (2%)
GFXBench T-Rex HD Offscreen C24Z16 + AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 (Ryzen 4000/5000)
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7 - GFXBench T-Rex HD Offscreen C24Z16
100%
1 Vega 6 +
166.2 fps (1%)
GFXBench - GFXBench Car Chase Onscreen
100%
1 Vega 6 +
38.9 fps (1%)
GFXBench - GFXBench Car Chase Offscreen
100%
1 Vega 6 +
39.3 fps (0%)
Basemark GPU 1.2 - Basemark GPU 1.2 Vulkan Official Medium Offscreen 1080
100%
1 Vega 6 +
82.6 fps (7%)
LuxMark v2.0 64Bit - LuxMark v2.0 Room GPU
min: 368     avg: 382.5     median: 382.5 (2%)     max: 397 Samples/s
2384 Samples/s (11%)
LuxMark v2.0 64Bit - LuxMark v2.0 Sala GPU
750 Samples/s (1%)
5459 Samples/s (10%)
ComputeMark v2.1 - ComputeMark v2.1 Result
min: 2362     avg: 2411     median: 2410.5 (5%)     max: 2459 Points
17030 Points (33%)
Power Consumption - Furmark Stress Test Power Consumption - external Monitor *
100%
1 Vega 6 +
min: 24.6     avg: 32.1     median: 32.9 (5%)     max: 40.1 Watt
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329.4 Watt (51%)
Power Consumption - The Witcher 3 Power Consumption - external Monitor *
100%
1 Vega 6 +
min: 27.5     avg: 34.2     median: 36.5 (5%)     max: 39.8 Watt
051015202530354045Tooltip
345.6 Watt (48%)
Power Consumption - Witcher 3 Power Consumption *
100%
1 Vega 6 +
min: 32     avg: 37.2     median: 35.2 (8%)     max: 45.9 Watt
0510152025303540455055Tooltip
Power Consumption - Witcher 3 ultra Power Efficiency - external Monitor
100%
1 Vega 6 +
min: 0.268     avg: 0.3     median: 0.3 (0%)     max: 0.2933 Points per Watt
Clock Speed - GPU Clock Witcher 3 ultra
100%
1 Vega 6 +
1500 MHz (75%)
Clock Speed - GPU Clock Speed Furmark
100%
1 Vega 6 +
min: 1327     avg: 1503     median: 1500 (59%)     max: 1715 MHz

Average Benchmarks AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 (Ryzen 4000/5000) → 100% n=16

Average Benchmarks AMD Radeon RX Vega 56 → 571% n=16

- 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.

Vampire Bloodhunt

Vampire Bloodhunt

2022
low 1920x1080
100%
Vega 6:
17.6 fps  fps
med. 1920x1080
100%
Vega 6:
16.4 fps  fps
Ghostwire Tokyo

Ghostwire Tokyo

2022
low 1920x1080
100%
Vega 6:
10.5 fps  fps
Tiny Tina's Wonderlands

Tiny Tina's Wonderlands

2022
low 1920x1080
100%
Vega 6:
18.8  fps
med. 1920x1080
Vega 6:
0 (!)  fps
low 1920x1080
100%
Vega 6:
11.2  fps
med. 1920x1080
100%
Vega 6:
9.2  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
Vega 6:
6.4  fps
low 1920x1080
100%
Vega 6:
35.3  fps
med. 1920x1080
100%
Vega 6:
24.9  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
Vega 6:
21.3  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Vega 6:
13.6  fps
low 1920x1080
100%
Vega 6:
16.7 fps  fps
med. 1920x1080
100%
Vega 6:
13  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
Vega 6:
12  fps
low 1280x720
100%
Vega 6:
69.6 fps 116 ~ 93 fps
med. 1920x1080
100%
Vega 6:
25.3 fps 44 ~ 35 fps
high 1920x1080
100%
Vega 6:
18 fps 32 ~ 25 fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Vega 6:
14.4 fps 25 ~ 20 fps
QHD 2560x1440
Vega 6:
0 (!)  fps
low 1280x720
100%
Vega 6:
26  fps
med. 1920x1080
100%
Vega 6:
12  fps
Far Cry 6

Far Cry 6

2021
low 1280x720
Vega 6:
0 (!)  fps
FIFA 22

FIFA 22

2021
low 1280x720
100%
Vega 6:
85.1 fps  fps
med. 1920x1080
100%
Vega 6:
44.5 fps  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
Vega 6:
41.7 fps  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Vega 6:
34.3 fps  fps
QHD 2560x1440
100%
Vega 6:
27.5 fps  fps
4K 3840x2160
Vega 6:
0 (!)  fps
F1 2021

F1 2021

2021
low 1280x720
100%
Vega 6:
31.9 91.1 ~ 62 fps
med. 1920x1080
100%
Vega 6:
14.3 39.1 ~ 27 fps
high 1920x1080
100%
Vega 6:
29.7  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Vega 6:
20.2  fps
low 1280x720
100%
Vega 6:
50.8 fps  fps
med. 1920x1080
100%
Vega 6:
30 fps  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
Vega 6:
26.1 fps  fps
Days Gone

Days Gone

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

Outriders

2021
low 1280x720
100%
Vega 6:
26.7 fps  fps
med. 1920x1080
100%
Vega 6:
18.8 fps  fps
Hitman 3

Hitman 3

2021
low 1280x720
100%
Vega 6:
39.1  fps
med. 1920x1080
100%
Vega 6:
14.9  fps
low 1280x720
100%
Vega 6:
12.9 fps 18.9 fps ~ 16 fps
med. 1920x1080
100%
Vega 6:
8.1 fps  fps
low 1280x720
100%
Vega 6:
13 32 ~ 23 fps
med. 1920x1080
100%
Vega 6:
15  fps
low 1280x720
100%
Vega 6:
36.3  fps
med. 1920x1080
100%
Vega 6:
10.6  fps
low 1280x720
100%
Vega 6:
18 28 ~ 23 fps
med. 1920x1080
Vega 6:
0 (!)  fps
Dirt 5

Dirt 5

2020
low 1280x720
100%
Vega 6:
19.3 34.4 ~ 27 fps
med. 1920x1080
100%
Vega 6:
9.3 13.9 ~ 12 fps
high 1920x1080
100%
Vega 6:
11.3  fps
low 1280x720
100%
Vega 6:
26 26.3 fps ~ 26 fps
med. 1920x1080
100%
Vega 6:
13.3 fps 14 ~ 14 fps
high 1920x1080
Vega 6:
0 (!)  fps
FIFA 21

FIFA 21

2020
low 1280x720
100%
Vega 6:
93.4 fps  fps
med. 1920x1080
100%
Vega 6:
61.5 fps  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
Vega 6:
50 fps  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Vega 6:
41.8 fps  fps
low 1280x720
100%
Vega 6:
61.6 fps 81.1 ~ 71 fps
med. 1920x1080
100%
Vega 6:
28.6 fps 34.1 ~ 31 fps
high 1920x1080
100%
Vega 6:
23.6 fps 27.9 ~ 26 fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Vega 6:
20.6 fps 26.8 ~ 24 fps
low 1280x720
100%
Vega 6:
24.8 fps 27.5 ~ 26 fps
med. 1920x1080
100%
Vega 6:
10.3 fps 11.6 ~ 11 fps
low 1280x720
Vega 6:
0 (!)  fps
low 1280x720
100%
Vega 6:
45  fps
med. 1920x1080
100%
Vega 6:
12.7  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
Vega 6:
4.7  fps
low 1280x720
100%
Vega 6:
15.2 17.9 fps