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AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 2000/3000) vs NVIDIA GeForce MX150

AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 2000/3000)

► remove from comparison AMD Vega 8

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.

NVIDIA GeForce MX150

► remove from comparison NVIDIA GeForce MX150

The Nvidia GeForce MX150 is a dedicated entry-level mobile graphics card for laptops based on the GP108 chip with the Pascal architecture. It was announced mid 2017 and is the mobile version of the desktop GeForce GT 1030. It offers the same 384 shader cores and 64 Bit memory bus manufactured in 14 nm. The clock rates and performance however are a bit higher than the desktop GT 1030. Officially it is the successor to the older Maxwell based GeForce 940MX.

Currently there are two variants of the MX150, a "normal" N17S-G1-A1 with 1468 - 1531 MHz and 25 Watt TDP and a power efficient variant named N17S-LG-A1 with 936 - 1037 MHz (-32%) and 10 Watt TDP (-60%) for thin and light laptops.

The GP108 chip is manufactured in a 14 nm FinFET process at Samsung (LPP) and offers a number of new features, including support for DisplayPort 1.4 (ready), HDMI 2.0b, HDR and improved H.265 video de- and encoding (PlayReady 3.0). 4K HDR with Netflix however wont run due to the minimum 3 GB graphics memory that is required. Compared to the bigger Pascal chips, the small GP108 does not support Simultaneous Multi-Projection (SMP) for VR and G-Sync. A full list of improvements and the new Pascal desktop GPUs is available in our dedicated Pascal architecture article.

The performance however is higher than the old GeForce GTX 950M with GDDR5 memory. Still modern and demanding games only run in low settings and resolutions fluently. E.g. Assassin's Creed Origins was only playable in lowest settings and 1280x720 pixels. Less demanding games like Call of Duty WW2 also ran in medium settings and Full HD fluently. See below for more and detailed gaming benchmarks.

The power efficient N17S-LG-A1 ULV variant is clearly slower than the normal one (due to the 32% lower boost clock).

The power consumption (25 Watt TDP of the chip alone) however lies on a level of the old 940MX (23 Watt). The older 950M and the new GTX 1050 are rated much higher with 40 Watt TDP. The GeForce MX150 also uses a small 23 x 23 mm package due to the small chip size.

AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 2000/3000)NVIDIA GeForce MX150
GeForce MX100 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 compare 192 @ 0.6 - 1.2 GHz
Vega 2 compare 128 @ 1.1 GHz
GeForce MX150 384 @ 1.47 - 1.53 GHz64 Bit @ 6008 MHz
GeForce MX130 compare 384 @ 1.12 - 1.24 GHz64 Bit
GeForce MX110 compare 256 @ 0.97 - 0.99 GHz64 Bit @ 1800 MHz
CodenameVega Raven RidgeN17S-G1
ArchitectureVegaPascal
Pipelines512 - unified384 - unified
Core Speed1200 (Boost) MHz1468 - 1532 (Boost) MHz
Shared Memorynono
APIDirectX 12_1DirectX 12_1, OpenGL 4.5
Power Consumption15 Watt25 Watt (10 - 25 Watt TGP)
Transistors4.5 Billion1.8 Billion
technology14 nm14 nm
FeaturesTiled Rasterization, Shared Memory (up to Dual-Channel DDR4-2400)Vulkan, Multi Monitor, Nvidia Optimus
Date of Announcement26.10.2017 16.05.2017
TMUs24
ROPs16
Memory Speed6008 effective = 1502 MHz
Memory Bus Width64 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5
Max. Amount of Memory4 GB
Memory Bandwidth40.1 GB/s
Die Size 71 mm²
PCIe3 x4
Link to Manufacturer Pagehttp://www.geforce.com/hardware/notebook...
SuccessorGeForce MX250
PredecessorGeForce 940MX
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 - 1200 MHz

Benchmarks

Performance Rating - 3DMark 11 + Fire Strike + Time Spy - Vega 8
6.3 pt (7%)
Performance Rating - 3DMark 11 + Fire Strike + Time Spy - GeForce MX150
6.1 pt (6%)
3DMark - 3DMark Time Spy Score
min: 587     avg: 755     median: 780.5 (2%)     max: 882 Points
min: 929     avg: 1101     median: 1132.5 (3%)     max: 1280 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Time Spy Graphics
min: 523     avg: 673     median: 697.5 (2%)     max: 790 Points
min: 830     avg: 995     median: 1046 (3%)     max: 1147 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited Graphics
min: 82476     avg: 117107     median: 113247 (13%)     max: 164146 Points
min: 178723     avg: 212534     median: 223740 (26%)     max: 240298 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Extreme Graphics
min: 59083     avg: 67389     median: 67470 (9%)     max: 74203 Points
min: 30503     avg: 57805     median: 46586.5 (6%)     max: 82527 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Score
min: 5527     avg: 10736     median: 11071.5 (12%)     max: 13711 Points
min: 8464     avg: 12772     median: 12943 (14%)     max: 15777 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Graphics
min: 7309     avg: 15231     median: 15593 (5%)     max: 19399 Points
min: 16227     avg: 19512     median: 19132 (7%)     max: 22183 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Score
min: 985     avg: 2000     median: 2142 (4%)     max: 2645 Points
min: 2100     avg: 2999     median: 3104 (5%)     max: 3377 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Graphics
min: 1095     avg: 2214     median: 2362.5 (3%)     max: 2901 Points
min: 2323     avg: 3310     median: 3488 (5%)     max: 3739 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Graphics
min: 82476     avg: 92028     median: 92275 (12%)     max: 99523 Points
min: 31036     avg: 66344     median: 68607 (9%)     max: 101641 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Wild Life Unlimited
100%
1 Vega 8 +
5156 Points (3%)
3DMark - 3DMark Night Raid
100%
1 Vega 8 +
min: 5382     avg: 7643     median: 7670 (8%)     max: 9150 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Night Raid Graphics Score
100%
1 Vega 8 +
min: 5951     avg: 8960     median: 8859 (4%)     max: 10846 Points
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Score
min: 1768     avg: 3520     median: 3670 (5%)     max: 4528 Points
min: 3028     avg: 4405     median: 4576 (7%)     max: 5219 Points
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance GPU
min: 1668     avg: 3430     median: 3549 (3%)     max: 4317 Points
min: 2796     avg: 4191     median: 4494 (4%)     max: 4905 Points
3DMark Vantage
3DM Vant. Perf. total + AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 2000/3000)
3DMark Vantage - 3DM Vant. Perf. total
min: 9555     avg: 10294     median: 10294 (3%)     max: 11033 Points
3DM Vant. Perf. total + NVIDIA GeForce MX150
min: 7839     avg: 10992     median: 10991.5 (3%)     max: 14144 Points
3DM Vant. Perf. GPU no PhysX + AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 2000/3000)
3DMark Vantage - 3DM Vant. Perf. GPU no PhysX
min: 8461     avg: 8994     median: 8993.5 (5%)     max: 9526 Points
3DM Vant. Perf. GPU no PhysX + NVIDIA GeForce MX150
min: 6377     avg: 10755     median: 10754.5 (6%)     max: 15132 Points
3DMark 2001SE - 3DMark 2001 - Standard
34443 Points (36%)
3DMark 06 3DMark 06 - Standard 1280x1024 + AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 2000/3000)
3DMark 06
min: 10336     avg: 13392     median: 12213.5 (17%)     max: 20501 Points
3DMark 06 - Standard 1280x1024 + NVIDIA GeForce MX150
min: 12796     avg: 19251     median: 19312.5 (27%)     max: 24726 Points
3DMark 06 - Standard 1024x768 + AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 2000/3000)
3DMark 06
100%
1 Vega 8 +
12775 Points (18%)
Unigine Valley 1.0 - Unigine Valley 1.0 DX
7.7 fps (3%)
min: 14.6     avg: 15.7     median: 15.7 (5%)     max: 16.8 fps
Unigine Heaven 3.0 - Unigine Heaven 3.0 DX 11
27.3 fps (9%)
41.8 fps (14%)
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
25 fps (5%)
min: 27     avg: 42     median: 42 (8%)     max: 56.9 fps
SPECviewperf 12
specvp12 sw-03 + NVIDIA GeForce MX150
SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 sw-03
min: 23.01     avg: 24.1     median: 24.4 (11%)     max: 24.99 fps
specvp12 snx-02 + NVIDIA GeForce MX150
SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 snx-02
min: 3.07     avg: 3.1     median: 3.1 (1%)     max: 3.26 fps
specvp12 showcase-01 + NVIDIA GeForce MX150
SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 showcase-01
min: 13.22     avg: 14.3     median: 13.9 (3%)     max: 15.8 fps
specvp12 mediacal-01 + NVIDIA GeForce MX150
SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 mediacal-01
min: 9.81     avg: 10.6     median: 10.3 (4%)     max: 11.55 fps
specvp12 maya-04 + NVIDIA GeForce MX150
SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 maya-04
min: 25.1     avg: 27.8     median: 26.2 (8%)     max: 32.06 fps
specvp12 energy-01 + NVIDIA GeForce MX150
SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 energy-01
min: 0.49     avg: 0.5     median: 0.5 (1%)     max: 0.56 fps
specvp12 creo-01 + NVIDIA GeForce MX150
SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 creo-01
min: 11.08     avg: 11.3     median: 11.2 (6%)     max: 11.52 fps
specvp12 catia-04 + NVIDIA GeForce MX150
SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 catia-04
min: 16.44     avg: 17.1     median: 16.9 (5%)     max: 17.85 fps
specvp12 3dsmax-05 + NVIDIA GeForce MX150
SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 3dsmax-05
min: 22.02     avg: 23     median: 23 (4%)     max: 23.92 fps
SPECviewperf 13 specvp13 sw-04 + NVIDIA GeForce MX150
SPECviewperf 13 - specvp13 sw-04
35.3 fps (16%)
specvp13 snx-03 + NVIDIA GeForce MX150
SPECviewperf 13 - specvp13 snx-03
5.9 fps (1%)
specvp13 showcase-02 + NVIDIA GeForce MX150
SPECviewperf 13 - specvp13 showcase-02
15.7 fps (3%)
specvp13 medical-02 + NVIDIA GeForce MX150
SPECviewperf 13 - specvp13 medical-02
8.5 fps (4%)
specvp13 maya-05 + NVIDIA GeForce MX150
SPECviewperf 13 - specvp13 maya-05
54.2 fps (6%)
specvp13 creo-02 + NVIDIA GeForce MX150
SPECviewperf 13 - specvp13 creo-02
27.1 fps (5%)
specvp13 catia-05 + NVIDIA GeForce MX150
SPECviewperf 13 - specvp13 catia-05
25.8 fps (5%)
specvp13 3dsmax-06 + NVIDIA GeForce MX150
SPECviewperf 13 - specvp13 3dsmax-06
23.3 fps (4%)
Cinebench R10 Cinebench R10 Shading (32bit) + AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 2000/3000)
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Shading (32bit)
min: 6929     avg: 7970     median: 7779.5 (6%)     max: 10517 Points
Cinebench R10 Shading (32bit) + NVIDIA GeForce MX150
min: 3328     avg: 6014     median: 6526.5 (5%)     max: 10464 Points
Cinebench R11.5 Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64 Bit + AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 2000/3000)
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64 Bit
min: 29.98     avg: 41     median: 39.1 (14%)     max: 65 fps
Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64 Bit + NVIDIA GeForce MX150
min: 1.45     avg: 62.6     median: 65.2 (24%)     max: 77.9 fps
Cinebench R15
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64 Bit + AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 2000/3000)
Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64 Bit
min: 24.5     avg: 46     median: 47.6 (12%)     max: 74 fps
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64 Bit + NVIDIA GeForce MX150
min: 59.7     avg: 92.8     median: 94.1 (24%)     max: 111.1 fps
Cinebench R15 OpenGL Ref. Match 64 Bit + AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 2000/3000)
Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 OpenGL Ref. Match 64 Bit
98 % (98%)
Cinebench R15 OpenGL Ref. Match 64 Bit + NVIDIA GeForce MX150
99.6 % (100%)
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
min: 59.3     avg: 136.1     median: 153.9 (5%)     max: 176.1 fps
GFXBench 2.7 T-Rex HD Onscreen C24Z16 + NVIDIA GeForce MX150
min: 59.8     avg: 132.5     median: 130.2 (4%)     max: 209.6 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
min: 127.9     avg: 150.5     median: 146.5 (1%)     max: 177.3 fps
GFXBench T-Rex HD Offscreen C24Z16 + NVIDIA GeForce MX150
min: 203     avg: 225.7     median: 207.9 (2%)     max: 283.9 fps
GFXBench 3.0 - GFXBench 3.0 Manhattan
min: 31.1     avg: 41.1     median: 34 (9%)     max: 65.4 fps
min: 57.9     avg: 85.5     median: 85.7 (23%)     max: 112.7 fps
GFXBench 3.0 - GFXBench 3.0 Manhattan Offscreen
min: 32.1     avg: 43     median: 34.9 (3%)     max: 70.2 fps
min: 121.5     avg: 129.5     median: 123.9 (10%)     max: 148.7 fps
GFXBench - GFXBench 5.0 Aztec Ruins High Tier Onscreen
100%
1 Vega 8 +
min: 30.8     avg: 37.4     median: 40.6 (25%)     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 (22%)     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
min: 31.2     avg: 40.1     median: 41.8 (1%)     max: 45.6 fps
min: 31.75     avg: 48.9     median: 50.4 (1%)     max: 63.1 fps
GFXBench - GFXBench Car Chase Offscreen
min: 31.1     avg: 38.7     median: 38.6 (0%)     max: 46.4 fps
min: 52.9     avg: 63     median: 61.8 (0%)     max: 75.4 fps
Basemark GPU 1.2 - Basemark GPU 1.2 Vulkan Official Medium Offscreen 1080
140 fps (12%)
LuxMark v2.0 64Bit - LuxMark v2.0 Room GPU
min: 281     avg: 342.5     median: 342.5 (2%)     max: 404 Samples/s
min: 415     avg: 489.7     median: 437.5 (2%)     max: 769 Samples/s
LuxMark v2.0 64Bit - LuxMark v2.0 Sala GPU
888 Samples/s (2%)
min: 734     avg: 879     median: 773.5 (1%)     max: 1451 Samples/s
ComputeMark v2.1 - ComputeMark v2.1 Result
min: 2206     avg: 2323     median: 2272 (2%)     max: 2542 Points
min: 2256     avg: 2544     median: 2581 (3%)     max: 2856 Points
Power Consumption - Furmark Stress Test Power Consumption - external Monitor *
100%
1 Vega 8 +
min: 24.7     avg: 41.6     median: 37.4 (5%)     max: 74.7 Watt
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min: 25.9     avg: 44.5     median: 42.6 (6%)     max: 66.8 Watt
Power Consumption - The Witcher 3 Power Consumption - external Monitor *
100%
1 Vega 8 +
min: 25.3     avg: 38.2     median: 33.4 (5%)     max: 67.8 Watt
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min: 29.5     avg: 40.5     median: 39.4 (5%)     max: 53.1 Watt
Power Consumption - Witcher 3 Power Consumption *
100%
1 Vega 8 +
min: 30.3     avg: 40.8     median: 39.7 (9%)     max: 50.3 Watt
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min: 32.8     avg: 48.6     median: 50.6 (11%)     max: 67.6 Watt
Power Consumption - Witcher 3 ultra Power Efficiency
100%
1 Vega 8 +
min: 0.1789     avg: 0.2     median: 0.2 (27%)     max: 0.2236 Points per Watt
min: 0.1729     avg: 0.2     median: 0.2 (31%)     max: 0.3333 Points per Watt
Power Consumption - Witcher 3 ultra Power Efficiency - external Monitor
100%
1 Vega 8 +
min: 0.2274     avg: 0.3     median: 0.3 (27%)     max: 0.289 Points per Watt
min: 0.228     avg: 0.3     median: 0.3 (28%)     max: 0.3288 Points per Watt
Clock Speed - GPU Clock Witcher 3 ultra
min: 291     avg: 974     median: 957 (48%)     max: 1750 MHz
min: 1290     avg: 1447     median: 1438.5 (72%)     max: 1620 MHz
Clock Speed - GPU Clock Speed Furmark
min: 495     avg: 1122     median: 1150 (46%)     max: 1500 MHz
min: 813     avg: 1056     median: 1177 (47%)     max: 1177 MHz

Average Benchmarks AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 2000/3000) → 100% n=32

Average Benchmarks NVIDIA GeForce MX150 → 143% n=32

- 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.

FIFA 23

FIFA 23

2022
med. 1920x1080
GeForce MX150:
14.5 fps  fps
high 1920x1080
GeForce MX150:
9.1 fps  fps
ultra 1920x1080
GeForce MX150:
6.7 fps  fps
F1 22

F1 22

2022
med. 1920x1080
GeForce MX150:
27.4  fps
high 1920x1080
GeForce MX150:
19.3  fps
Ghostwire Tokyo

Ghostwire Tokyo

2022
low 1920x1080
GeForce MX150:
13.2 fps  fps
Tiny Tina's Wonderlands

Tiny Tina's Wonderlands

2022
low 1920x1080
GeForce MX150:
18.7  fps
med. 1920x1080
GeForce MX150:
10.9  fps
high 1920x1080
GeForce MX150:
6.7  fps
Elex 2

Elex 2

2022
low 1920x1080
GeForce MX150:
16.7 fps  fps
low 1920x1080
GeForce MX150:
41.5  fps
low 1920x1080
GeForce MX150:
23.2 fps  fps
low 1920x1080
GeForce MX150:
20  fps
med. 1920x1080
GeForce MX150:
16  fps
high 1920x1080
GeForce MX150:
15  fps
ultra 1920x1080
GeForce MX150:
8  fps
QHD 2560x1440
GeForce MX150:
5  fps
med. 1920x1080
GeForce MX150:
11.8 fps  fps
QHD 2560x1440
GeForce MX150:
1.9 fps  fps
med. 1920x1080
GeForce MX150:
31.6 fps  fps
QHD 2560x1440
GeForce MX150:
7.8 fps  fps
4K 3840x2160
GeForce MX150:
1.9  fps
low 1280x720
100%
Vega 8:
39  fps
med. 1920x1080
100%
Vega 8:
17  fps
low 1280x720
100%
Vega 8:
27  fps
med. 1920x1080
100%
Vega 8:
12  fps
low 1280x720
100%
Vega 8:
51.2 fps  fps
med. 1920x1080
100%
Vega 8:
17.9 fps  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
Vega 8:
14.9 fps  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Vega 8:
13.6 fps  fps
Far Cry 6

Far Cry 6

2021
low 1280x720
100%
Vega 8:
24  fps
low 1280x720
100%
Vega 8:
32.5 fps  fps
med. 1920x1080
100%
Vega 8:
13.7 fps  fps
FIFA 22

FIFA 22

2021
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Vega 8:
40.2 fps  fps
New World

New World

2021
low 1280x720
100%
Vega 8:
17.6 fps  fps
Deathloop

Deathloop

2021
low 1280x720
100%
Vega 8:
23.7 fps  fps
0%
GeForce MX150:
0 (!)  fps
med. 1920x1080
100%
Vega 8:
11.2 fps  fps
F1 2021

F1 2021

2021
low 1280x720
100%
Vega 8:
31.5 54.3 58.4 ~ 48 fps
125%
GeForce MX150:
59.9  fps
med. 1920x1080
100%
Vega 8:
14.1 20.9