AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 2000/3000) vs AMD Radeon RX Vega 64

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 64

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The AMD Radeon RX Vega 64 is a high-end desktop graphics card that was announced in August 2017. It uses the Vega 10 chip and is the top model of the AMD desktop graphics cards (through 2018). It offers 64 CUs clocked at 1247 - 1546 MHz (Boost) and 8 GB HBM2 graphics memory. In games, the Vega 64 offers a similar performance as a Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 on average.

AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 2000/3000)AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
ManufacturerAMDAMD
AMD Radeon RX Vega Series
RX Vega 64 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 R4000 compare 384 @ 1.5 GHz
Vega 6 compare 384 @ 1.1 GHz
Vega 3 compare 192 @ 1 GHz
Vega 2 compare 128 @ 1.1 GHz
RX Vega 64 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 R4000 compare 384 @ 1.5 GHz
Vega 6 compare 384 @ 1.1 GHz
Vega 3 compare 192 @ 1 GHz
Vega 2 compare 128 @ 1.1 GHz
CodenameVega Raven RidgeVega
ArchitectureVegaVega
Cores512 - unified4096 - unified
Core1200 (Boost) MHz1630 MHz
Shared Memorynono
DirectXDirectX 12_1DirectX 12_1, 6.2
Transistors4500 Million12500 Million
Technology14 nm14 nm
FeaturesTiled Rasterization, Shared Memory (up to Dual-Channel DDR4-2400)64 ROPs, 256 TMUs
Introduced26.10.2017 14.08.2017
Memory945 MHz
Bus2048 Bit
MemoryHBM2
Max. Memory8192 MB
CPU in Vega 8GPU Base SpeedGPU Boost / Turbo
AMD Ryzen 5 3550H4 x 2100 MHz, 35 W? MHz1200 MHz
AMD Ryzen 5 3500U4 x 2100 MHz, 15 W? MHz1200 MHz
AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 3500U4 x 2100 MHz, 15 W? MHz1200 MHz
min. - max.? MHz1100 - 1200 MHz

Performance Rating - 3DMark 11 + Fire Strike + Time Spy
10 pt (11%)
3DMark - 3DMark Time Spy Score
min: 587     avg: 749     median: 769.5 (4%)     max: 882 Points
min: 6608     avg: 7180     median: 7294 (42%)     max: 7656 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Time Spy Graphics
min: 523     avg: 667     median: 683 (4%)     max: 790 Points
min: 6530     avg: 7037     median: 7089 (38%)     max: 7284 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited Graphics
min: 82476     avg: 118384     median: 113347 (18%)     max: 164146 Points
min: 332816     avg: 409865     median: 395092 (62%)     max: 475862 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Extreme Graphics
min: 59083     avg: 67389     median: 67470 (9%)     max: 74203 Points
min: 286380     avg: 344512     median: 342631 (47%)     max: 399420 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Score
min: 5527     avg: 10625     median: 11071.5 (15%)     max: 13711 Points
min: 22286     avg: 43889     median: 43888 (58%)     max: 58231 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Graphics
min: 7309     avg: 15126     median: 15478 (8%)     max: 19351 Points
min: 60794     avg: 119289     median: 127011 (63%)     max: 156190 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Score
min: 985     avg: 1995     median: 2144 (6%)     max: 2645 Points
min: 15462     avg: 18206     median: 18253 (47%)     max: 20136 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Graphics
min: 1095     avg: 2205     median: 2339.5 (5%)     max: 2901 Points
min: 19234     avg: 22093     median: 22350 (45%)     max: 23194 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Graphics
min: 82476     avg: 92028     median: 92275 (12%)     max: 99523 Points
min: 316482     avg: 382847     median: 378535 (50%)     max: 455994 Points
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Score
min: 1768     avg: 3511     median: 3667 (9%)     max: 4528 Points
min: 19439     avg: 23210     median: 22898 (59%)     max: 26995 Points
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance GPU
min: 1668     avg: 3420     median: 3538 (6%)     max: 4317 Points
min: 27881     avg: 30407     median: 30823.5 (53%)     max: 31989 Points
3DMark Vantage
3DM Vant. Perf. total + AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 2000/3000)
3DM Vant. Perf. total + AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
3DM Vant. Perf. GPU no PhysX + AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 2000/3000)
3DM Vant. Perf. GPU no PhysX + AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
3DMark 03 - 3DMark 03 - Standard
min: 125659     avg: 153703     median: 140159 (73%)     max: 191287 Points
3DMark 05 - 3DMark 05 - Standard
min: 28932     avg: 35209     median: 31420 (46%)     max: 50024 Points
3DMark 06 3DMark 06 - Standard 1280x1024 + AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 2000/3000)
3DMark 06 - Standard 1280x1024 + AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
3DMark 06 - Standard 1024x768 + AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 2000/3000)
Unigine Valley 1.0 - Unigine Valley 1.0 DX
7.7 fps (4%)
min: 74.6     avg: 79.1     median: 79.2 (42%)     max: 81.8 fps
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 64
specvp12 snx-02 + AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
specvp12 showcase-01 + AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
specvp12 mediacal-01 + AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
specvp12 maya-04 + AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
specvp12 energy-01 + AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
specvp12 creo-01 + AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
specvp12 catia-04 + AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
specvp12 3dsmax-05 + AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
SPECviewperf 13 specvp13 sw-04 + AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
specvp13 snx-03 + AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
specvp13 showcase-02 + AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
specvp13 medical-02 + AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
specvp13 maya-05 + AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
specvp13 energy-02 + AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
specvp13 creo-02 + AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
specvp13 catia-05 + AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
specvp13 3dsmax-06 + AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
Cinebench R10 Cinebench R10 Shading (32bit) + AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 2000/3000)
Cinebench R10 Shading (32bit) + AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
Cinebench R11.5 Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64 Bit + AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 2000/3000)
Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64 Bit + AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
Cinebench R15
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64 Bit + AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 2000/3000)
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64 Bit + AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
Cinebench R15 OpenGL Ref. Match 64 Bit + AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 2000/3000)
Cinebench R15 OpenGL Ref. Match 64 Bit + AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7
GLBench 2.7 T-Rex HD Offscreen C24Z16 + AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 2000/3000)
GLBench 2.7 T-Rex HD Onscreen C24Z16 + AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 2000/3000)
GFXBench 3.0 - GFXBench 3.0 Manhattan Offscreen
100%
1 Vega 8 +
min: 32.1     avg: 43     median: 34.9 (4%)     max: 70.2 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 - 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 (9%)     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 (9%)     max: 64.2 fps
GFXBench - GFXBench Car Chase Offscreen
100%
1 Vega 8 +
min: 31.1     avg: 38.7     median: 38.6 (9%)     max: 46.4 fps
GFXBench - GFXBench Car Chase Onscreen
100%
1 Vega 8 +
min: 31.2     avg: 40.1     median: 41.8 (16%)     max: 45.6 fps
LuxMark v2.0 64Bit - LuxMark v2.0 Room GPU
100%
1 Vega 8 +
min: 281     avg: 343     median: 342.5 (4%)     max: 404 Samples/s
LuxMark v2.0 64Bit - LuxMark v2.0 Sala GPU
100%
1 Vega 8 +
888 Samples/s (3%)
ComputeMark v2.1 - ComputeMark v2.1 Result
100%
1 Vega 8 +
min: 2206     avg: 2323     median: 2272 (5%)     max: 2542
Power Consumption - Furmark Stress Test Power Consumption - external Monitor *
100%
1 Vega 8 +
min: 24.7     avg: 42.5     median: 38 (8%)     max: 74.7 Watt
Power Consumption - The Witcher 3 Power Consumption - external Monitor *
100%
1 Vega 8 +
min: 25.3     avg: 39.6     median: 35.9 (7%)     max: 67.8 Watt
min: 353.6     avg: 386     median: 378.2 (75%)     max: 441 Watt
Power Consumption - Witcher 3 Power Consumption *
100%
1 Vega 8 +
min: 30.3     avg: 38.6     median: 39.6 (9%)     max: 45.8 Watt
Clock Speed - GPU Clock Witcher 3 ultra
100%
1 Vega 8 +
min: 291     avg: 974     median: 957 (50%)     max: 1750 MHz
Clock Speed - GPU Clock Speed Furmark
100%
1 Vega 8 +
min: 495     avg: 1122     median: 1150 (58%)     max: 1500 MHz

Average Benchmarks AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 2000/3000) → 100% n=19

Average Benchmarks AMD Radeon RX Vega 64 → 584% n=19

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* Smaller numbers mean a higher performance
1 This benchmark is not used for the average calculation

Watch Dogs Legion

Watch Dogs Legion

2020
low 1280x720
RX Vega 64:
139 fps  fps
med. 1920x1080
RX Vega 64:
100 fps