AMD Radeon Pro WX Vega M GL vs AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 (Ryzen 2000/3000) vs AMD Radeon RX Vega 56
AMD Radeon Pro WX Vega M GL► remove from comparison
The AMD Radeon WX Vega M GL is an integrated GPU in the slower Intel Kaby-Lake-G SoC. It combines a Kaby-Lake processor, a Vega graphics card and 4 GB HBM2 memory on a single package. The graphics card offers 20 CUs (1280 shaders) and is clocked from 931 - 1011 MHz. It is technically identical to the consumer Radeon RX Vega M GL. The AMD Radeon Pro (formerly known as FirePro) is the counterpart to the Quadro series from Nvidia and offers certified drivers for professional 3D applications (CAD and DCC).
Currently it looks like the GPU is a mixture of Polaris (Shaders?) and Vega (HBM memory controller at least). E.g. the graphics card is called Polaris 22 internally. Detailed information on the Vega architecture can be found in our dedicated article about the Raven Ridge architecture.
The power consumption should be quite similar to a dedicated Vega Mobile GPU, but due to the small form factor, smaller laptops can be built with the Kaby-Lake-G SoC. The TDP is specified at 65 Watt for the whole package including GPU, CPU and HBM2 memory.
AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 (Ryzen 2000/3000)► remove from comparison
The AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 is an integrated GPU for notebooks. It is used for the Ryzen 3 APUs, which were launched in early 2018. The GPU is based on the Vega architecture (5th generation GCN) and has 6 CUs (= 384 of the 704 shaders) clocked at up to 1100 MHz. 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.
Currently we estimate a performance around a Intel UHD Graphics 630. Therefore, only lower demanding games of 2016 should run in low detail settings fluently.
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 56► remove from comparison
AMD’s Radeon RX Vega 56 is a high-end desktop GPU that was first introduced in August of 2017. It is based on the Vega architecture (Vega 10) and equipped with fast HBM2 VRAM. When it was first introduced, it was the second fastest AMD GPU available, only bested by the RX Vega 64 that launched on the very same day. At the time of writing, both GPUs have been replaced by their respective Radeon VII successors.
The RX Vega 56 reference design features 56 CUs running at 1,138-1,474 MHz (Boost) and 8 GB of HBM2 VRAM running at 800 MHz connected via a 2,048-bit memory bus resulting in a memory bandwidth of 409.6 GB/s.
Vega 10 is still produced in a 10-nm manufacturing process. The die consists of roughly 12.5 billion transistors and measures 495 mm2 in size. The newer Vega 20 chip, which AMD’s current Radeon VII is based on, features around 13.2 billion transistors. Applications have access to a total of 3,584 shaders, but the GPU lacks the dedicated Raytracing and Tensor cores that can be found on Nvidia’s latest RTX generation of GPUs.
Performance-wise, the RX Vega 56 is comparable to an Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070, and thus best categorized as upper middle-class. Games released in 2018 and 2019 should run perfectly fine and smooth in high details on WQHD (2560 x 1440).
According to AMD, the RX Vega 56’s maximum power consumption is 210 W. Given the GTX 1070’s power consumption of just 150 W, the Vega 56 cannot keep up with its direct competitor in regards to performance-per-watt ratio.
|AMD Radeon Pro WX Vega M GL||AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 (Ryzen 2000/3000)||AMD Radeon RX Vega 56|
|AMD Radeon RX Vega Series|
|Codename||Vega Kaby Lake-G||Vega Raven Ridge||Vega|
|Pipelines||1280 - unified||384 - unified||3584 - unified|
|Core Speed||931 - 1011 (Boost) MHz||1100 (Boost) MHz||1138 - 1474 (Boost) MHz|
|Max. Amount of Memory||4 GB||8 GB|
|API||DirectX 12_1||DirectX 12_1||DirectX 12_1, Shader 6.2, OpenGL 4.6|
|Power Consumption||65 Watt||15 Watt||210 Watt|
|technology||14 nm||14 nm||14 nm|
|Features||Tiled Rasterization, Shared Memory (up to Dual-Channel DDR4-2400)||Tiled Rasterization, Shared Memory (up to Dual-Channel DDR4-2400)||64 ROPs, 224 TMUs|
|Notebook Size||medium sized|
|Date of Announcement||07.01.2018||07.01.2018||14.08.2017|
|Transistors||4.5 Billion||12.5 Billion|
|Memory Speed||800 MHz|
|Memory Bus Width||409.6 Bit|