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AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 (Ryzen 4000/5000) vs AMD Radeon RX Vega 3 vs AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 2000/3000)

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 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 6 (Ryzen 4000/5000)AMD Radeon RX Vega 3AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 2000/3000)
RX Vega 2000/3000 Series
Vega 8 512 @ 2.1 GHz
Vega 7 448 @ 1.8 GHz
Vega 6 384 @ 0.4 - 1.5 GHz
Vega 5 320 @ 1.4 GHz
Vega 10 640 @ 1.3 GHz
Vega 9 576 @ 1.3 GHz
Vega 8 512 @ 1.2 GHz
Vega 6 384 @ 1.1 GHz
Vega 3 192 @ 0.6 - 1.2 GHz
Vega 2 128 @ 1.1 GHz
Vega 10 640 @ 1.3 GHz
Vega 9 576 @ 1.3 GHz
Vega 8 512 @ 1.2 GHz
Vega 6 384 @ 1.1 GHz
Vega 3 192 @ 0.6 - 1.2 GHz
Vega 2 128 @ 1.1 GHz
CodenameVega RenoirVega Raven RidgeVega Raven Ridge
ArchitectureVegaVegaVega
Pipelines384 - unified192 - unified512 - unified
TMUs24
ROPs8
Core Speed400 - 1500 (Boost) MHz600 - 1200 (Boost) MHz1200 (Boost) MHz
Shared Memoryyesnono
APIDirectX 12_1, OpenGL 4.6, OpenCL 1.2, Vulkan 1.2DirectX 12_1DirectX 12_1
Power Consumption15 Watt15 Watt15 Watt
technology7 nm14 nm14 nm
FeaturesTiled Rasterization, Shared Memory (up to Dual-Channel DDR4-2400)Tiled Rasterization, Shared Memory (up to Dual-Channel DDR4-2400)Tiled Rasterization, Shared Memory (up to Dual-Channel DDR4-2400)
Date of Announcement07.01.2020 07.01.2018 26.10.2017
PredecessorVega 6
Transistors4.5 Billion4.5 Billion
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.? MHz1500 - 1600 MHz
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 - 1600 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 - 1600 MHz

Benchmarks

Performance Rating - 3DMark 11 + Fire Strike + Time Spy - Vega 6
10.2 pt (11%)
Performance Rating - 3DMark 11 + Fire Strike + Time Spy - Vega 3
4.9 pt (5%)
Performance Rating - 3DMark 11 + Fire Strike + Time Spy - Vega 8
7.7 pt (8%)
3DMark - 3DMark Time Spy Score
min: 744     avg: 926     median: 967 (5%)     max: 1047 Points
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: 650     avg: 807     median: 839 (4%)     max: 932 Points
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: 137743     avg: 177571     median: 182608 (24%)     max: 198255 Points
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: 87431     avg: 93120     median: 91806.5 (13%)     max: 101435 Points
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: 13166     avg: 15561     median: 15263 (19%)     max: 18326 Points
min: 3848     avg: 5991     median: 5815 (7%)     max: 7686 Points
min: 5527     avg: 10736     median: 11071.5 (14%)     max: 13711 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Graphics
min: 15227     avg: 20754     median: 22109 (9%)     max: 24163 Points
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: 1921     avg: 2419     median: 2548.5 (6%)     max: 2941 Points
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: 2122     avg: 2663     median: 2797.5 (5%)     max: 3239 Points
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: 120174     avg: 129382     median: 130846 (17%)     max: 137125 Points
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 (18%)
3DMark - 3DMark Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Graphics
100%
1 Vega 3 +
1996 Points (8%)
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: 10201     avg: 10899     median: 10867 (13%)     max: 11659 Points
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: 11414     avg: 12078     median: 11961 (7%)     max: 12977 Points
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: 3531     avg: 4372     median: 4504.5 (9%)     max: 4978 Points
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: 3401     avg: 4144     median: 4301 (6%)     max: 4713 Points
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
100%
1 Vega 3 +
min: 5035     avg: 5441     median: 5440.5 (2%)     max: 5846 Points
3DM Vant. Perf. total + AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 2000/3000)
189%
1 Vega 8 +
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
100%
1 Vega 3 +
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)
190%
1 Vega 8 +
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 - 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 3
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
7.3 fps (3%)
4.4 fps (2%)
7.7 fps (3%)
Unigine Heaven 3.0 - Unigine Heaven 3.0 DX 11
25.4 fps (8%)
13.9 fps (5%)
27.3 fps (9%)
Unigine Heaven 3.0 - Unigine Heaven 3.0 OpenGL
22.9 fps (10%)
9 fps (4%)
18.6 fps (8%)
Unigine Heaven 2.1 - Heaven 2.1 high
36.8 fps (7%)
21.2 fps (4%)
25 fps (5%)
Cinebench R10 Cinebench R10 Shading (32bit) + AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 (Ryzen 4000/5000)
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Shading (32bit)
min: 9223     avg: 9968     median: 9780 (7%)     max: 10900 Points
Cinebench R10 Shading (32bit) + AMD Radeon RX Vega 3
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 6 (Ryzen 4000/5000)
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64 Bit
min: 37.2     avg: 40.6     median: 37.7 (14%)     max: 46.9 fps
Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64 Bit + AMD Radeon RX Vega 3
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 6 (Ryzen 4000/5000)
Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64 Bit
min: 47.5     avg: 58.1     median: 53.8 (14%)     max: 75.1 fps
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64 Bit + AMD Radeon RX Vega 3
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 6 (Ryzen 4000/5000)
Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 OpenGL Ref. Match 64 Bit
98 % (98%)
Cinebench R15 OpenGL Ref. Match 64 Bit + AMD Radeon RX Vega 3
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 6 (Ryzen 4000/5000)
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7 - GFXBench 2.7 T-Rex HD Onscreen C24Z16
59.6 fps (2%)
GFXBench 2.7 T-Rex HD Onscreen C24Z16 + AMD Radeon RX Vega 3
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 6 (Ryzen 4000/5000)
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7 - GFXBench T-Rex HD Offscreen C24Z16
166.2 fps (1%)
GFXBench T-Rex HD Offscreen C24Z16 + AMD Radeon RX Vega 3
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
100%
1 Vega 3 +
min: 19     avg: 22.3     median: 22.3 (6%)     max: 25.5 fps
153%
1 Vega 8 +
min: 31.1     avg: 41.1     median: 34 (9%)     max: 65.4 fps
GFXBench 3.0 - GFXBench 3.0 Manhattan Offscreen
100%
1 Vega 3 +
min: 20     avg: 23     median: 23 (2%)     max: 26 fps
152%
1 Vega 8 +
min: 32.1     avg: 43     median: 34.9 (3%)     max: 70.2 fps
GFXBench - GFXBench Car Chase Onscreen
38.9 fps (1%)
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
39.3 fps (0%)
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 Normal Tier Onscreen
100%
1 Vega 3 +
12 fps (6%)
432%
1 Vega 8 +
min: 45.9     avg: 51.9     median: 51.8 (25%)     max: 58.1 fps
GFXBench - GFXBench 5.0 Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Offscreen
100%
1 Vega 3 +
11 fps (1%)
482%
1 Vega 8 +
min: 45.5     avg: 54.2     median: 53 (7%)     max: 64.2 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 6 +
82.6 fps (7%)
52%
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: 368     avg: 382.5     median: 382.5 (2%)     max: 397 Samples/s
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
750 Samples/s (1%)
min: 292     avg: 346     median: 346 (1%)     max: 400 Samples/s
888 Samples/s (2%)
ComputeMark v2.1 - ComputeMark v2.1 Result
min: 2362     avg: 2411     median: 2410.5 (5%)     max: 2459 Points
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 6 +
min: 24.6     avg: 31.2     median: 31.5 (5%)     max: 37.7 Watt
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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 6 +
min: 27.5     avg: 33.1     median: 36.2 (5%)     max: 37 Watt
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102%
1 Vega 3 +
min: 10.1     avg: 18.3     median: 21.3 (3%)     max: 23.6 Watt
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100%
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 6 +
min: 32     avg: 36.2     median: 34.1 (7%)     max: 44 Watt