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

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 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 8 (Ryzen 4000)AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 2000/3000)
AMD Radeon RX Vega Series
Vega 8 R4000 512 @ 1.75 GHz
Vega 7 compare 448 @ 1.8 GHz
Vega 5 compare 320 @ 1.4 GHz
RX Vega 64 compare 4096 @ 1.63 GHz2048 Bit @ 945 MHz
RX Vega 56 compare 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 8 512 @ 1.2 GHz
Vega 6 compare 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 Raven RidgeVega Raven Ridge
ArchitectureVegaVega
Pipelines512 - unified512 - unified
Core Speed1750 (Boost) MHz1200 (Boost) MHz
Shared Memorynono
APIDirectX 12_1DirectX 12_1
Power Consumption15 Watt15 Watt
technology7 nm14 nm
FeaturesTiled Rasterization, Shared Memory (up to Dual-Channel DDR4-2400)Tiled Rasterization, Shared Memory (up to Dual-Channel DDR4-2400)
Date of Announcement07.01.2020 26.10.2017
Transistors4.5 Billion
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.? MHz1750 - 2100 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.? MHz1100 - 2100 MHz

Benchmarks

Performance Rating - 3DMark 11 + Fire Strike + Time Spy - Vega 8 R4000
11.1 pt (12%)
Performance Rating - 3DMark 11 + Fire Strike + Time Spy - Vega 8
7.7 pt (8%)
3DMark - 3DMark Time Spy Score
min: 867     avg: 1277     median: 1286.5 (7%)     max: 1598 Points
min: 587     avg: 755     median: 780.5 (4%)     max: 882 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Time Spy Graphics
min: 757     avg: 1125     median: 1136 (5%)     max: 1400 Points
min: 523     avg: 673     median: 697.5 (3%)     max: 790 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited Graphics
min: 186037     avg: 216333     median: 196898 (26%)     max: 321196 Points
min: 82476     avg: 117107     median: 113247 (15%)     max: 164146 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Extreme Graphics
min: 84227     avg: 94759     median: 96779 (13%)     max: 100334 Points
min: 59083     avg: 67389     median: 67470 (9%)     max: 74203 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Score
min: 13219     avg: 20884     median: 20811.5 (25%)     max: 28638 Points
min: 5527     avg: 10736     median: 11071.5 (14%)     max: 13711 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Graphics
min: 15477     avg: 25945     median: 25878 (11%)     max: 33672 Points
min: 7309     avg: 15231     median: 15593 (6%)     max: 19399 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Score
min: 2116     avg: 3295     median: 3267 (8%)     max: 4040 Points
min: 985     avg: 2000     median: 2142 (5%)     max: 2645 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Graphics
min: 2363     avg: 3632     median: 3577 (7%)     max: 4462 Points
min: 1095     avg: 2214     median: 2362.5 (4%)     max: 2901 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Graphics
min: 96941     avg: 117594     median: 125440 (17%)     max: 129395 Points
min: 82476     avg: 92028     median: 92275 (12%)     max: 99523 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Night Raid
min: 13199     avg: 14521     median: 13587.5 (16%)     max: 17709 Points
min: 5382     avg: 7643     median: 7670 (9%)     max: 9150 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Night Raid Graphics Score
min: 13637     avg: 15423     median: 14644 (8%)     max: 18765 Points
min: 5951     avg: 8960     median: 8859 (5%)     max: 10846 Points
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Score
min: 4249     avg: 5881     median: 5746 (12%)     max: 7348 Points
min: 1768     avg: 3520     median: 3670 (7%)     max: 4528 Points
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance GPU
min: 4277     avg: 5746     median: 5693 (8%)     max: 7033 Points
min: 1668     avg: 3430     median: 3549 (5%)     max: 4317 Points
3DMark Vantage
3DM Vant. Perf. total + AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 4000)
3DMark Vantage - 3DM Vant. Perf. total
min: 19152     avg: 19585     median: 19585 (16%)     max: 20018 Points
3DM Vant. Perf. total + AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 2000/3000)
min: 9555     avg: 10294     median: 10294 (9%)     max: 11033 Points
3DM Vant. Perf. GPU no PhysX + AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 4000)
3DMark Vantage - 3DM Vant. Perf. GPU no PhysX
min: 15576     avg: 16117     median: 16116.5 (12%)     max: 16657 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 05 - 3DMark 05 - Standard
30964 Points (43%)
3DMark 06 3DMark 06 - Standard 1366x768 + AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 4000)
3DMark 06
34940 Points (53%)
3DMark 06 - Standard 1280x1024 + AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 4000)
3DMark 06
22966 Points (35%)
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
10 fps (4%)
7.7 fps (3%)
Unigine Heaven 3.0 - Unigine Heaven 3.0 DX 11
100%
1 Vega 8 +
27.3 fps (9%)
Unigine Heaven 3.0 - Unigine Heaven 3.0 OpenGL
100%
1 Vega 8 +
18.6 fps (8%)
Unigine Heaven 2.1 - Heaven 2.1 high
100%
1 Vega 8 +
25 fps (5%)
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 8 (Ryzen 4000)
SPECviewperf 13 - specvp13 sw-04
57.4 fps (26%)
specvp13 snx-03 + AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 4000)
SPECviewperf 13 - specvp13 snx-03
29.6 fps (5%)
specvp13 showcase-02 + AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 4000)
SPECviewperf 13 - specvp13 showcase-02
13.5 fps (5%)
specvp13 medical-02 + AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 4000)
SPECviewperf 13 - specvp13 medical-02
16.4 fps (9%)
specvp13 maya-05 + AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 4000)
SPECviewperf 13 - specvp13 maya-05
35.1 fps (6%)
specvp13 energy-02 + AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 4000)
SPECviewperf 13 - specvp13 energy-02
0.8 fps (1%)
specvp13 creo-02 + AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 4000)
SPECviewperf 13 - specvp13 creo-02
37.7 fps (10%)
specvp13 catia-05 + AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 4000)
SPECviewperf 13 - specvp13 catia-05
46.4 fps (10%)
specvp13 3dsmax-06 + AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 4000)
SPECviewperf 13 - specvp13 3dsmax-06
37.8 fps (10%)
Cinebench R10 Cinebench R10 Shading (32bit) + AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 4000)
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Shading (32bit)
min: 11122     avg: 11670     median: 11535 (49%)     max: 12354 Points
Cinebench R10 Shading (32bit) + AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 2000/3000)
min: 6929     avg: 7970     median: 7779.5 (33%)     max: 10517 Points
Cinebench R11.5 Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64 Bit + AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 4000)
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64 Bit
min: 53.2     avg: 59.3     median: 59.6 (22%)     max: 64.9 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 8 (Ryzen 4000)
Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64 Bit
min: 48.5     avg: 69.9     median: 69.8 (19%)     max: 88 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 8 (Ryzen 4000)
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 8 (Ryzen 2000/3000)
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7 - GFXBench 2.7 T-Rex HD Onscreen C24Z16
100%
1 Vega 8 +
min: 59.3     avg: 136.1     median: 153.9 (5%)     max: 176.1 fps
GFXBench T-Rex HD Offscreen C24Z16 + AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 2000/3000)
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7 - GFXBench T-Rex HD Offscreen C24Z16
100%
1 Vega 8 +
min: 127.9     avg: 150.5     median: 146.5 (1%)     max: 177.3 fps
GFXBench 3.0 - GFXBench 3.0 Manhattan
100%
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 8 +
min: 32.1     avg: 43     median: 34.9 (3%)     max: 70.2 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
GFXBench - GFXBench 5.0 Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Onscreen
100%
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 8 +
min: 45.5     avg: 54.2     median: 53 (7%)     max: 64.2 fps
GFXBench - GFXBench Car Chase Onscreen
100%
1 Vega 8 +
min: 31.2     avg: 40.1     median: 41.8 (1%)     max: 45.6 fps
GFXBench - GFXBench Car Chase Offscreen
100%
1 Vega 8 +
min: 31.1     avg: 38.7     median: 38.6 (0%)     max: 46.4 fps
LuxMark v2.0 64Bit - LuxMark v2.0 Room GPU
min: 451     avg: 512     median: 511.5 (2%)     max: 572 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: 939     avg: 985     median: 984.5 (2%)     max: 1030 Samples/s
888 Samples/s (2%)
ComputeMark v2.1 - ComputeMark v2.1 Result
min: 3498     avg: 3499     median: 3498.5 (7%)     max: 3499 Points
min: 2206     avg: 2323     median: 2272 (4%)     max: 2542 Points
Power Consumption - Furmark Stress Test Power Consumption - external Monitor *
min: 26.2     avg: 36.9     median: 35.7 (5%)     max: 51.4 Watt
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100%
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 *
min: 26.3     avg: 35.8     median: 35.6 (5%)     max: 48.1 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 *
min: 30.2     avg: 39.7     median: 39.5 (9%)     max: 53 Watt
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100%
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 - external Monitor
min: 0.3041     avg: 3.9     median: 0.4 (0%)     max: 32 Points per Watt
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