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

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)

► remove from comparison AMD Vega 6

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 8 (Ryzen 2000/3000)AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 (Ryzen 4000/5000)
RX Vega 4000/5000 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
Vega 8 compare 512 @ 2.1 GHz
Vega 7 compare 448 @ 1.8 GHz
Vega 6 384 @ 0.4 - 1.5 GHz
Vega 5 compare 320 @ 1.4 GHz
CodenameVega Raven RidgeVega Renoir
ArchitectureVegaVega
Pipelines512 - unified384 - unified
Core Speed1200 (Boost) MHz400 - 1500 (Boost) MHz
Shared Memorynoyes
APIDirectX 12_1DirectX 12_1, OpenGL 4.6, OpenCL 1.2, Vulkan 1.2
Power Consumption15 Watt15 Watt
Transistors4.5 Billion
technology14 nm7 nm
FeaturesTiled Rasterization, Shared Memory (up to Dual-Channel DDR4-2400)Tiled Rasterization, Shared Memory (up to Dual-Channel DDR4-2400)
Date of Announcement26.10.2017 07.01.2020
TMUs24
ROPs8
PredecessorVega 6
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
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.? MHz1100 - 1600 MHz

Benchmarks

Performance Rating - 3DMark 11 + Fire Strike + Time Spy - Vega 8
7.5 pt (8%)
Performance Rating - 3DMark 11 + Fire Strike + Time Spy - Vega 6
9.9 pt (11%)
3DMark - 3DMark Time Spy Score
min: 587     avg: 755     median: 780.5 (4%)     max: 882 Points
min: 744     avg: 926     median: 967 (5%)     max: 1047 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Time Spy Graphics
min: 523     avg: 673     median: 697.5 (3%)     max: 790 Points
min: 650     avg: 807     median: 839 (4%)     max: 932 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited Graphics
min: 82476     avg: 117107     median: 113247 (13%)     max: 164146 Points
min: 137743     avg: 177571     median: 182608 (21%)     max: 198255 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Extreme Graphics
min: 59083     avg: 67389     median: 67470 (9%)     max: 74203 Points
min: 87431     avg: 93120     median: 91806.5 (13%)     max: 101435 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Score
min: 5527     avg: 10736     median: 11071.5 (12%)     max: 13711 Points
min: 13166     avg: 15561     median: 15263 (16%)     max: 18326 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Graphics
min: 7309     avg: 15231     median: 15593 (6%)     max: 19399 Points
min: 15227     avg: 20754     median: 22109 (9%)     max: 24163 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Score
min: 985     avg: 2000     median: 2142 (5%)     max: 2645 Points
min: 1921     avg: 2419     median: 2548.5 (6%)     max: 2941 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Graphics
min: 1095     avg: 2214     median: 2362.5 (4%)     max: 2901 Points
min: 2122     avg: 2663     median: 2797.5 (5%)     max: 3239 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Graphics
min: 82476     avg: 92028     median: 92275 (12%)     max: 99523 Points
min: 120174     avg: 129382     median: 130846 (17%)     max: 137125 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Wild Life Unlimited
5156 Points (4%)
5587 Points (5%)
3DMark - 3DMark Night Raid
min: 5382     avg: 7643     median: 7670 (9%)     max: 9150 Points
min: 10201     avg: 10899     median: 10867 (13%)     max: 11659 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Night Raid Graphics Score
min: 5951     avg: 8960     median: 8859 (5%)     max: 10846 Points
min: 11414     avg: 12078     median: 11961 (7%)     max: 12977 Points
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Score
min: 1768     avg: 3520     median: 3670 (7%)     max: 4528 Points
min: 3531     avg: 4372     median: 4504.5 (9%)     max: 4978 Points
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance GPU
min: 1668     avg: 3430     median: 3549 (5%)     max: 4317 Points
min: 3401     avg: 4144     median: 4301 (6%)     max: 4713 Points
3DMark Vantage
3DM Vant. Perf. total + AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 2000/3000)
3DMark Vantage - 3DM Vant. Perf. total
100%
1 Vega 8 +
min: 9555     avg: 10294     median: 10294 (3%)     max: 11033 Points
3DM Vant. Perf. GPU no PhysX + AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 2000/3000)
3DMark Vantage - 3DM Vant. Perf. GPU no PhysX
100%
1 Vega 8 +
min: 8461     avg: 8994     median: 8993.5 (6%)     max: 9526 Points
3DMark 06 3DMark 06 - Standard 1280x1024 + AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 2000/3000)
3DMark 06
min: 10336     avg: 13392     median: 12213.5 (18%)     max: 20501 Points
3DMark 06 - Standard 1280x1024 + AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 (Ryzen 4000/5000)
min: 14216     avg: 15580     median: 14700 (21%)     max: 17824 Points
3DMark 06 - Standard 1024x768 + AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 2000/3000)
3DMark 06
100%
1 Vega 8 +
12775 Points (19%)
3DMark 06 - Score Unknown Settings + AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 (Ryzen 4000/5000)
3DMark 06
100%
1 Vega 6 +
14216 Points (21%)
Unigine Valley 1.0 - Unigine Valley 1.0 DX
7.7 fps (3%)
7.3 fps (3%)
Unigine Heaven 3.0 - Unigine Heaven 3.0 DX 11
27.3 fps (9%)
25.4 fps (8%)
Unigine Heaven 3.0 - Unigine Heaven 3.0 OpenGL
18.6 fps (8%)
22.9 fps (10%)
Unigine Heaven 2.1 - Heaven 2.1 high
25 fps (5%)
36.8 fps (7%)
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) + AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 (Ryzen 4000/5000)
min: 9223     avg: 9968     median: 9780 (7%)     max: 10900 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 + AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 (Ryzen 4000/5000)
min: 37.2     avg: 40.6     median: 37.7 (14%)     max: 46.9 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 + AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 (Ryzen 4000/5000)
min: 47.5     avg: 58.1     median: 53.8 (14%)     max: 75.1 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 + AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 (Ryzen 4000/5000)
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 + AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 (Ryzen 4000/5000)
59.6 fps (2%)
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 + AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 (Ryzen 4000/5000)
166.2 fps (1%)
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 (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
38.9 fps (1%)
GFXBench - GFXBench Car Chase Offscreen
min: 31.1     avg: 38.7     median: 38.6 (0%)     max: 46.4 fps
39.3 fps (0%)
Basemark GPU 1.2 - Basemark GPU 1.2 Vulkan Official Medium Offscreen 1080
100%
1 Vega 6 +
82.6 fps (7%)
LuxMark v2.0 64Bit - LuxMark v2.0 Room GPU
min: 281     avg: 342.5     median: 342.5 (2%)     max: 404 Samples/s
min: 368     avg: 382.5     median: 382.5 (2%)     max: 397 Samples/s
LuxMark v2.0 64Bit - LuxMark v2.0 Sala GPU
888 Samples/s (2%)
750 Samples/s (1%)
ComputeMark v2.1 - ComputeMark v2.1 Result
min: 2206     avg: 2323     median: 2272 (4%)     max: 2542 Points
min: 2362     avg: 2411     median: 2410.5 (5%)     max: 2459 Points
Power Consumption - Furmark Stress Test Power Consumption - external Monitor *
100%
1 Vega 8 +
min: 24.7     avg: 41.6     median: 37.4 (6%)     max: 74.7 Watt
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101%
1 Vega 6 +
min: 24.6     avg: 31.2     median: 31.5 (5%)     max: 37.7 Watt
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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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100%
1 Vega 6 +
min: 27.5     avg: 33.1     median: 36.2 (5%)     max: 37 Watt
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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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101%
1 Vega 6 +
min: 32     avg: 36.2     median: 34.1 (7%)     max: 44 Watt
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Power Consumption - Witcher 3 ultra Power Efficiency
100%
1 Vega 8 +
min: 0.1789     avg: 0.2     median: 0.2 (0%)     max: 0.2236 Points per Watt
146%
1 Vega 6 +
min: 0.2765     avg: 0.3     median: 0.3 (0%)     max: 0.3138 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 (0%)     max: 0.289 Points per Watt
114%
1 Vega 6 +
min: 0.273     avg: 0.3     median: 0.3 (0%)     max: 0.352 Points per Watt
Clock Speed - GPU Clock Witcher 3 ultra
min: 291     avg: 974     median: 957 (48%)     max: 1750 MHz
1500 MHz (75%)
Clock Speed - GPU Clock Speed Furmark
min: 495     avg: 1122     median: 1150 (46%)     max: 1500 MHz
min: 1327     avg: 1503     median: 1500 (59%)     max: 1715 MHz

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

Average Benchmarks AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 (Ryzen 4000/5000) → 118% 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.

F1 22

F1 22

2022
low 1920x1080
Vega 6:
17.4  fps
med. 1920x1080
Vega 6:
0 (!)  fps
Vampire Bloodhunt

Vampire Bloodhunt

2022
low 1920x1080
Vega 6:
17.6 fps  fps
med. 1920x1080
Vega 6:
16.4 fps  fps
Ghostwire Tokyo

Ghostwire Tokyo

2022
low 1920x1080
Vega 6:
10.5 fps  fps
Tiny Tina's Wonderlands

Tiny Tina's Wonderlands

2022
low 1920x1080
Vega 6:
18.8  fps
med. 1920x1080
Vega 6:
0 (!)  fps
low 1920x1080
Vega 6:
11.2  fps
med. 1920x1080
Vega 6:
9.2  fps
high 1920x1080
Vega 6:
6.4  fps
low 1920x1080
Vega 6:
35.3  fps
med. 1920x1080
Vega 6:
24.9  fps
high 1920x1080
Vega 6:
21.3  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Vega 6:
13.6  fps
low 1920x1080
Vega 6:
16.7 fps  fps
med. 1920x1080
Vega 6:
13  fps
high 1920x1080
Vega 6:
12  fps
low 1280x720
Vega 6:
69.6 fps  fps
med. 1920x1080
Vega 6:
25.3 fps  fps
high 1920x1080
Vega 6:
18 fps  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Vega 6:
14.4 fps  fps
QHD 2560x1440
Vega 6:
0 (!)  fps
low 1280x720
100%
Vega 8:
39  fps
67%
Vega 6:
26  fps
med. 1920x1080
100%
Vega 8:
17  fps
71%
Vega 6:
12  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
0%
Vega 6:
0 (!)  fps
low 1280x720
100%
Vega 8:
32.5 fps  fps
med. 1920x1080
100%
Vega 8:
13.7 fps  fps
FIFA 22

FIFA 22

2021
low 1280x720
Vega 6:
85.1 fps  fps
med. 1920x1080
Vega 6:
44.5 fps  fps
high 1920x1080
Vega 6:
41.7 fps  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Vega 8:
40.2 fps  fps
85%
Vega 6:
34.3 fps  fps
QHD 2560x1440
Vega 6:
27.5 fps  fps
4K 3840x2160
Vega 6:
0 (!)  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
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
66%
Vega 6:
31.9  fps
med. 1920x1080
100%
Vega 8:
14.1 20.9 24 ~ 20 fps
72%
Vega 6:
14.3  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
Vega 8:
10.7 18.3 18.4 ~ 16 fps
low 1280x720
100%
Vega 8:
50.6 fps  fps
100%
Vega 6:
50.8 fps  fps
med. 1920x1080
100%
Vega 8:
28.3 fps  fps
106%
Vega 6:
30 fps  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
Vega 8:
23.8 fps  fps
110%
Vega 6:
26.1 fps  fps
Days Gone

Days Gone

2021
low 1280x720
100%
Vega 8:
17 fps