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AMD Radeon RX Vega 7 vs AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 4000)

AMD Radeon RX Vega 7

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The AMD Radeon RX Vega 7 is an integrated GPU for notebooks. It is used in the Ryzen 4000 and Ryzen 5000 mobile APUs. The GPU is based on the Vega architecture (5th generation GCN) and has 7 CUs (= 448 shaders) clocked at up to 1,800 MHz. The iGPU's performance depends on the TDP of an APU (15, 35, 45 W or cTDP), 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 should be slightly lower than the older RX Vega 8 GPU (1 CU more, but lower clock speed). That means, only some demanding games of 2019 will run in lowest detail settings. Less demanding games like Fifa 20 or Dirt Rally 2.0 should run in higher settings and 1920 x 1080.

Thanks to the 7 nm process and clever power-saving features, the power consumption is comparatively low (according to AMD), so the iGPU won't look out of place in a slimmer, lighter laptop.

AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 4000)

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The AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 is an integrated GPU for notebooks. It is used for the Ryzen 7 APUs of the Renoir generation (Ryzen 4000 Mobile), which were announced in early 2020. The GPU is based on the Vega architecture (5th generation GCN) and has 8 CUs (= 512 of the 704 shaders) clocked at up to 1.750 MHz (Ryzen 7 4800U). 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 DDR4-3200 RAM (contrary to DDR4-2133 single-channel, which is also possible). Compared to the similar Radeon RX Vega 8 in the Raven Ridge generation (Ryzen 2000 Mobile), the GPU is clocked significantly higher (1.750 versus 1.100 MHz Boost, +59%).

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 8 thanks to the higher clock speed and faster main memory (if used). Still it is positioned in the entry level (compared to dedicated graphics cards) and only suited for low demanding games.

Thanks to the modern 7nm 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 7AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 4000)
AMD Radeon RX Vega 4000 Series
Vega 8 R4000 512 @ 1.75 GHz
Vega 7 448 @ 1.8 GHz
Vega 5 compare 320 @ 1.4 GHz
Vega 8 R4000 512 @ 1.75 GHz
Vega 7 448 @ 1.8 GHz
Vega 5 compare 320 @ 1.4 GHz
CodenameVega Raven RidgeVega Raven Ridge
ArchitectureVegaVega
Pipelines448 - unified512 - unified
Core Speed1800 (Boost) MHz1750 (Boost) MHz
Shared Memorynono
APIDirectX 12_1DirectX 12_1
Power Consumption15 Watt15 Watt
technology7 nm7 nm
FeaturesTiled Rasterization, Shared Memory (up to Dual-Channel DDR4-2400)Tiled Rasterization, Shared Memory (up to Dual-Channel DDR4-2400)
Date of Announcement07.01.2020 07.01.2020
CPU in Vega 7GPU Base SpeedGPU Boost / Turbo
AMD Ryzen 5 5600H6 x 3300 MHz, 45 W? MHz1800 MHz
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H8 x 2900 MHz, 45 W? MHz1600 MHz
AMD Ryzen 5 5600G6 x 3900 MHz, 65 W? MHz1900 MHz
min. - max.? MHz1500 - 1900 MHz
CPU in Vega 8 R4000GPU Base SpeedGPU Boost / Turbo
AMD Ryzen 9 5980HX8 x 3300 MHz, 45 W? MHz2100 MHz
AMD Ryzen 9 5980HS8 x 3300 MHz, 35 W? MHz2100 MHz
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HS8 x 3300 MHz, 35 W? MHz2100 MHz
min. - max.? MHz1500 - 2100 MHz

Benchmarks

Performance Rating - 3DMark 11 + Fire Strike + Time Spy - Vega 7
10.8 pt (12%)
Performance Rating - 3DMark 11 + Fire Strike + Time Spy - Vega 8 R4000
11.1 pt (12%)
3DMark - 3DMark Time Spy Score
min: 838     avg: 1132     median: 1142 (6%)     max: 1305 Points
min: 867     avg: 1277     median: 1286.5 (7%)     max: 1598 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Time Spy Graphics
min: 728     avg: 996     median: 1013 (5%)     max: 1152 Points
min: 757     avg: 1125     median: 1136 (5%)     max: 1400 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited Graphics
min: 145847     avg: 181514     median: 189504 (25%)     max: 202728 Points
min: 186037     avg: 216333     median: 196898 (26%)     max: 321196 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Extreme Graphics
min: 76256     avg: 91795     median: 94987 (13%)     max: 103272 Points
min: 84227     avg: 94759     median: 96779 (13%)     max: 100334 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Score
min: 13855     avg: 18433     median: 18790 (23%)     max: 22452 Points
min: 13219     avg: 20884     median: 20811.5 (25%)     max: 28638 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Graphics
min: 16972     avg: 23732     median: 24657 (10%)     max: 28408 Points
min: 15477     avg: 25945     median: 25878 (11%)     max: 33672 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Score
min: 2135     avg: 2965     median: 3042 (8%)     max: 3457 Points
min: 2116     avg: 3295     median: 3267 (8%)     max: 4040 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Graphics
min: 2407     avg: 3259     median: 3349 (6%)     max: 3778 Points
min: 2363     avg: 3632     median: 3577 (7%)     max: 4462 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Graphics
min: 107282     avg: 123914     median: 127164 (17%)     max: 135268 Points
min: 96941     avg: 117594     median: 125440 (17%)     max: 129395 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Night Raid
min: 10816     avg: 12410     median: 12467 (15%)     max: 14036 Points
min: 13199     avg: 14521     median: 13587.5 (16%)     max: 17709 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Night Raid Graphics Score
min: 12683     avg: 13522     median: 13528 (8%)     max: 14630 Points
min: 13637     avg: 15423     median: 14644 (8%)     max: 18765 Points
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Score
min: 4125     avg: 5295     median: 5356 (11%)     max: 5982 Points
min: 4249     avg: 5881     median: 5746 (12%)     max: 7348 Points
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance GPU
min: 3993     avg: 5077     median: 5200.5 (7%)     max: 5731 Points
min: 4277     avg: 5746     median: 5693 (8%)     max: 7033 Points
3DMark Vantage
3DM Vant. Perf. total + AMD Radeon RX Vega 7
3DMark Vantage - 3DM Vant. Perf. total
min: 15715     avg: 16557     median: 16557 (14%)     max: 17399 Points
3DM Vant. Perf. total + AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 4000)
min: 19152     avg: 19585     median: 19585 (16%)     max: 20018 Points
3DM Vant. Perf. GPU no PhysX + AMD Radeon RX Vega 7
3DMark Vantage - 3DM Vant. Perf. GPU no PhysX
min: 13297     avg: 13877     median: 13877 (11%)     max: 14457 Points
3DM Vant. Perf. GPU no PhysX + AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 4000)
min: 15576     avg: 16117     median: 16116.5 (12%)     max: 16657 Points
3DMark 2001SE - 3DMark 2001 - Standard
100%
1 Vega 7 +
37469 Points (39%)
3DMark 05 - 3DMark 05 - Standard
30964 Points (43%)
3DMark 06 3DMark 06 - Standard 1280x1024 + AMD Radeon RX Vega 7
3DMark 06
min: 17265     avg: 19557     median: 19353 (29%)     max: 22324 Points
3DMark 06 - Standard 1280x1024 + AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 4000)
22966 Points (35%)
3DMark 06 - Standard 1366x768 + AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 4000)
3DMark 06
34940 Points (53%)
Unigine Valley 1.0 - Unigine Valley 1.0 DX
9.6 fps (4%)
10 fps (4%)
Unigine Heaven 3.0 - Unigine Heaven 3.0 DX 11
100%
1 Vega 7 +
34.8 fps (12%)
Unigine Heaven 3.0 - Unigine Heaven 3.0 OpenGL
100%
1 Vega 7 +
30.8 fps (14%)
Unigine Heaven 2.1 - Heaven 2.1 high
100%
1 Vega 7 +
44.6 fps (8%)
SPECviewperf 12
specvp12 sw-03 + AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 4000)
SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 sw-03
49.3 fps (21%)
specvp12 snx-02 + AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 4000)
SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 snx-02
16.4 fps (5%)
specvp12 showcase-01 + AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 4000)
SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 showcase-01
13.3 fps (5%)
specvp12 mediacal-01 + AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 4000)
SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 mediacal-01
11.7 fps (7%)
specvp12 maya-04 + AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 4000)
SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 maya-04
26.6 fps (9%)
specvp12 energy-01 + AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 4000)
SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 energy-01
0.5 fps (1%)
specvp12 creo-01 + AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 4000)
SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 creo-01
29.9 fps (16%)
specvp12 catia-04 + AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 4000)
SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 catia-04
32.7 fps (11%)
specvp12 3dsmax-05 + AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 4000)
SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 3dsmax-05
37.4 fps (10%)
SPECviewperf 13 specvp13 sw-04 + AMD Radeon RX Vega 7
SPECviewperf 13 - specvp13 sw-04
57.3 fps (26%)
specvp13 sw-04 + AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 4000)
57.4 fps (26%)
specvp13 snx-03 + AMD Radeon RX Vega 7
SPECviewperf 13 - specvp13 snx-03
64 fps (10%)
specvp13 snx-03 + AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 4000)
29.6 fps (5%)
specvp13 showcase-02 + AMD Radeon RX Vega 7
SPECviewperf 13 - specvp13 showcase-02
15.5 fps (6%)
specvp13 showcase-02 + AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 4000)
13.5 fps (5%)
specvp13 medical-02 + AMD Radeon RX Vega 7
SPECviewperf 13 - specvp13 medical-02
15.8 fps (9%)
specvp13 medical-02 + AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 4000)
16.4 fps (9%)
specvp13 maya-05 + AMD Radeon RX Vega 7
SPECviewperf 13 - specvp13 maya-05
44.9 fps (8%)
specvp13 maya-05 + AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 4000)
35.1 fps (6%)
specvp13 energy-02 + AMD Radeon RX Vega 7
SPECviewperf 13 - specvp13 energy-02
0.9 fps (1%)
specvp13 energy-02 + AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 4000)
0.8 fps (1%)
specvp13 creo-02 + AMD Radeon RX Vega 7
SPECviewperf 13 - specvp13 creo-02
41.4 fps (11%)
specvp13 creo-02 + AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 4000)
37.7 fps (10%)
specvp13 catia-05 + AMD Radeon RX Vega 7
SPECviewperf 13 - specvp13 catia-05
48.7 fps (10%)
specvp13 catia-05 + AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 4000)
46.4 fps (10%)
specvp13 3dsmax-06 + AMD Radeon RX Vega 7
SPECviewperf 13 - specvp13 3dsmax-06
37.7 fps (10%)
specvp13 3dsmax-06 + AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 4000)
37.8 fps (10%)
SPECviewperf 2020 specvp2020 solidworks-05 1080p + AMD Radeon RX Vega 7
SPECviewperf 2020 - specvp2020 solidworks-05 1080p
100%
1 Vega 7 +
min: 20.6     avg: 22     median: 22 (10%)     max: 23.36 fps
specvp2020 snx-04 1080p + AMD Radeon RX Vega 7
SPECviewperf 2020 - specvp2020 snx-04 1080p
100%
1 Vega 7 +
min: 28     avg: 45.8     median: 45.8 (15%)     max: 63.6 fps
specvp2020 medical-03 1080p + AMD Radeon RX Vega 7
SPECviewperf 2020 - specvp2020 medical-03 1080p
100%
1 Vega 7 +
min: 7.18     avg: 7.3     median: 7.3 (13%)     max: 7.5 fps
specvp2020 maya-06 1080p + AMD Radeon RX Vega 7
SPECviewperf 2020 - specvp2020 maya-06 1080p
100%
1 Vega 7 +
min: 41     avg: 44.5     median: 44.5 (12%)     max: 47.95 fps
specvp2020 energy-03 1080p + AMD Radeon RX Vega 7
SPECviewperf 2020 - specvp2020 energy-03 1080p
100%
1 Vega 7 +
min: 0.77     avg: 0.8     median: 0.8 (1%)     max: 0.89 fps
specvp2020 creo-03 1080p + AMD Radeon RX Vega 7
SPECviewperf 2020 - specvp2020 creo-03 1080p
100%
1 Vega 7 +
min: 21.9     avg: 24.3     median: 24.3 (17%)     max: 26.67 fps
specvp2020 catia-06 1080p + AMD Radeon RX Vega 7
SPECviewperf 2020 - specvp2020 catia-06 1080p
100%
1 Vega 7 +
min: 9.74     avg: 10.2     median: 10.2 (10%)     max: 10.59 fps
specvp2020 3dsmax-07 1080p + AMD Radeon RX Vega 7
SPECviewperf 2020 - specvp2020 3dsmax-07 1080p
100%
1 Vega 7 +
min: 7.57     avg: 11.6     median: 11.6 (9%)     max: 15.71 fps
Cinebench R10 Cinebench R10 Shading (32bit) + AMD Radeon RX Vega 7
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Shading (32bit)
min: 5591     avg: 9921     median: 10724 (46%)     max: 11763 Points
Cinebench R10 Shading (32bit) + AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 4000)
min: 11122     avg: 11670     median: 11535 (49%)     max: 12354 Points
Cinebench R11.5 Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64 Bit + AMD Radeon RX Vega 7
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64 Bit
min: 39.33     avg: 57.7     median: 61.3 (22%)     max: 65.2 fps
Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64 Bit + AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 4000)
min: 53.2     avg: 59.3     median: 59.6 (22%)     max: 64.9 fps
Cinebench R15
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64 Bit + AMD Radeon RX Vega 7
Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64 Bit
min: 52.5     avg: 67.6     median: 67.4 (18%)     max: 82.2 fps
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64 Bit + AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 4000)
min: 48.5     avg: 69.9     median: 69.8 (19%)     max: 88 fps
Cinebench R15 OpenGL Ref. Match 64 Bit + AMD Radeon RX Vega 7
Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 OpenGL Ref. Match 64 Bit
98 % (98%)
Cinebench R15 OpenGL Ref. Match 64 Bit + AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 4000)
98 % (98%)
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7
GFXBench 2.7 T-Rex HD Onscreen C24Z16 + AMD Radeon RX Vega 7
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7 - GFXBench 2.7 T-Rex HD Onscreen C24Z16
100%
1 Vega 7 +
210.2 fps (6%)
GFXBench T-Rex HD Offscreen C24Z16 + AMD Radeon RX Vega 7
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7 - GFXBench T-Rex HD Offscreen C24Z16
100%
1 Vega 7 +
234.7 fps (2%)
GFXBench 3.0 - GFXBench 3.0 Manhattan
100%
1 Vega 7 +
88.1 fps (24%)
GFXBench 3.0 - GFXBench 3.0 Manhattan Offscreen
100%
1 Vega 7 +
90.1 fps (7%)
GFXBench - GFXBench 5.0 Aztec Ruins High Tier Onscreen
100%
1 Vega 7 +
min: 41     avg: 44.4     median: 43.8 (28%)     max: 48.3 fps
GFXBench - GFXBench 5.0 Aztec Ruins High Tier Offscreen
100%
1 Vega 7 +
min: 25.5     avg: 26.8     median: 26.1 (8%)     max: 28.8 fps
GFXBench - GFXBench 5.0 Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Onscreen
100%
1 Vega 7 +
min: 56.5     avg: 57.9     median: 57.4 (28%)     max: 59.8 fps
GFXBench - GFXBench 5.0 Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Offscreen
100%
1 Vega 7 +
min: 63.3     avg: 67.4     median: 64.3 (9%)     max: 74.6 fps
GFXBench - GFXBench Car Chase Onscreen
100%
1 Vega 7 +
53.6 fps (2%)
GFXBench - GFXBench Car Chase Offscreen
100%
1 Vega 7 +
54.3 fps (0%)
Basemark GPU 1.2 - Basemark GPU 1.2 Vulkan Official Medium Offscreen 1080
100%
1 Vega 7 +
105 fps (9%)
LuxMark v2.0 64Bit - LuxMark v2.0 Room GPU
min: 400     avg: 466     median: 497 (2%)     max: 501 Samples/s
min: 451     avg: 512     median: 511.5 (2%)     max: 572 Samples/s
LuxMark v2.0 64Bit - LuxMark v2.0 Sala GPU
min: 874     avg: 916     median: 910 (2%)     max: 963 Samples/s
min: 939     avg: 985     median: 984.5 (2%)     max: 1030 Samples/s
ComputeMark v2.1 - ComputeMark v2.1 Result
min: 2925     avg: 2943     median: 2928 (6%)     max: 2976 Points
min: 3498     avg: 3499     median: 3498.5 (7%)     max: 3499 Points
Power Consumption - Furmark Stress Test Power Consumption - external Monitor *
100%
1 Vega 7 +
min: 26.3     avg: 33.8     median: 33.7 (5%)     max: 40.5 Watt
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min: 26.2     avg: 36.9     median: 35.7 (5%)     max: 51.4 Watt
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