NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670MX vs AMD Radeon RX Vega 8

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670MX
AMD Radeon RX Vega 8

General info

Comparison of GeForce GTX 670MX and Radeon RX Vega 8 architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
Architecture
Kepler
 
Vega
Code name
GK104
 
Vega Raven Ridge
Type
Laptop
 
Laptop
Release date
1 October 2012
 
26 October 2017

Technical specs

GeForce GTX 670MX and Radeon RX Vega 8's general performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU core clock, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of GeForce GTX 670MX and Radeon RX Vega 8's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
Pipelines
960
 
512
CUDA cores
960
 
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Core clock speed
600 MHz
 
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Boost Clock
no data
 
1200 MHz
Transistor count
3,540 million
 
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Manufacturing process technology
28 nm
 
14 nm
Power consumption (TDP)
75 Watt
 
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Texture fill rate
48.0 billion/sec
 
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Floating-point performance
1,154 gflops
 
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Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on GeForce GTX 670MX and Radeon RX Vega 8 compatibility with other computer components. Useful when choosing a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. For notebook video cards it's notebook size, connection slot and bus, if the video card is inserted into a slot instead of being soldered to the notebook motherboard.
Laptop size
large
 
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Bus support
PCI Express 2.0
 
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Interface
PCIe 3.0 x16
 
no data
SLI options
2-way
 
-

Memory

Parameters of memory installed on GeForce GTX 670MX and Radeon RX Vega 8: its type, size, bus, clock and resulting bandwidth. Note that GPUs integrated into processors don't have dedicated memory and use a shared part of system RAM.
Memory type
GDDR5
 
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Maximum RAM amount
3 GB
 
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Memory bus width
192 Bit
 
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Memory clock speed
1400 MHz
 
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Memory bandwidth
67.2 GB/s
 
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Shared memory
-
 
-

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on GeForce GTX 670MX and Radeon RX Vega 8. As a rule, this section is relevant only for desktop reference video cards, since for notebook ones the availability of certain video outputs depends on the laptop model.
Display Connectors
No outputs
 
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HDMI
+
 
-
HDCP
+
 
-
Maximum VGA resolution
Up to 2048x1536
 
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Technologies

Technological solutions and APIs supported by GeForce GTX 670MX and Radeon RX Vega 8. You'll probably need this information if you need some particular technology for your purposes.
3D Vision
+
 
-
Optimus
+
 
-
3D Vision / 3DTV Play
+
 
-
CUDA
+
 
-
SLI
+
 
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DirectX 11
DirectX 11
 
no data
FXAA
+
 
no data
TXAA
+
 
no data
Adaptive VSync
+
 
no data
Verde Drivers
+
 
no data

API support

APIs supported by GeForce GTX 670MX and Radeon RX Vega 8, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX
12 API
 
DirectX 12_1
OpenGL
4.5
 
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OpenCL
1.1
 
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Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of GeForce GTX 670MX and Radeon RX Vega 8. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

GTX 670MX 8.17 +2.1%
RX Vega 8 8.00

3DMark Fire Strike Score

GTX 670MX 2261 +5.6%
RX Vega 8 2141

3DMark Fire Strike Graphics

GTX 670MX 2371 +1.8%
RX Vega 8 2328

3DMark 11 Performance GPU

GTX 670MX 3587 +2.2%
RX Vega 8 3511

3DMark Vantage Performance

GTX 670MX 14530 +41.2%
RX Vega 8 10294

Unigine Heaven 3.0

GTX 670MX 34 +25.9%
RX Vega 8 27

Passmark

GTX 670MX 1774 +2.1%
RX Vega 8 1737

Gaming performance

Let's see how good GeForce GTX 670MX and Radeon RX Vega 8 are for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS.

Advantages of NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670MX

2.1% faster in synthetic tests
More pipelines (960 vs 512)
Optimus (lowers energy usage by automatically switching between integrated and discrete NVIDIA GPU. Similar to AMD Enduro)
SLI (Scalable Link Interface - a technology for uniting several NVIDIA GPUs processing power in one PC)
PhysX (hardware acceleration of physical simulation engine named PhysX)
Verde Drivers
CUDA (Compute Unified Device Architecture - an API for video card computing power usage in tasks different from 3D graphics processing. Can be used for physics simulation for instance)
3D Vision
3DTV Play
DirectX 11
Adaptive VSync
TXAA
FXAA
HDMI
HDCP
3D Vision Surround
Optimus Support

Advantages of AMD Radeon RX Vega 8

Much newer (26 October 2017 vs 1 October 2012)
Finer manufacturing process technology (14 vs 28 nm)
Tiled Rasterization
Shared Memory (up to Dual-Channel DDR4-2400)

So, GTX 670MX or RX Vega 8?

Technical City couldn't decide between NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670MX and AMD Radeon RX Vega 8. The differences in performance seem too small.
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