Intel HD Graphics 515 vs AMD Radeon RX Vega 3

General info

Comparison of HD Graphics 515 and Radeon RX Vega 3 architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
Generation 9.0
Code name
Skylake GT2
Vega Raven Ridge
Release date
1 September 2015
7 January 2018

Technical specs

HD Graphics 515 and Radeon RX Vega 3's general performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU core clock, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of HD Graphics 515 and Radeon RX Vega 3's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
Core clock speed
300 MHz
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Boost Clock
950 MHz
1000 MHz
Manufacturing process technology
14 nm+
14 nm
Power consumption (TDP)
15 Watt
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Texture fill rate
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Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on HD Graphics 515 and Radeon RX Vega 3 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.
PCIe 3.0 x1
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Parameters of memory installed on HD Graphics 515 and Radeon RX Vega 3: 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
System Shared
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Shared memory

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on HD Graphics 515 and Radeon RX Vega 3. 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
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Technological solutions and APIs supported by HD Graphics 515 and Radeon RX Vega 3. You'll probably need this information if you need some particular technology for your purposes.
Quick Sync
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API support

APIs supported by HD Graphics 515 and Radeon RX Vega 3, sometimes including their particular versions.
12 (12_1)
DirectX 12_1
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Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of HD Graphics 515 and Radeon RX Vega 3. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

HD Graphics 515 2.87
RX Vega 3 5.30 +84.7%

3DMark Ice Storm GPU

HD Graphics 515 56787
RX Vega 3 80755 +42.2%

3DMark Cloud Gate GPU

HD Graphics 515 5467
RX Vega 3 7681 +40.5%

3DMark Fire Strike Score

HD Graphics 515 624
RX Vega 3 943 +51.1%

3DMark Fire Strike Graphics

HD Graphics 515 692
RX Vega 3 1065 +53.9%

3DMark 11 Performance GPU

HD Graphics 515 1014
RX Vega 3 1590 +56.8%

3DMark Vantage Performance

HD Graphics 515 4672
RX Vega 3 5441 +16.5%

Gaming performance

Let's see how good HD Graphics 515 and Radeon RX Vega 3 are for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS.

Advantages of Intel HD Graphics 515

Quick Sync (hardware acceleration of video encoding and decoding for Intel CPUs. Speeds up video encoding by times, but at the cost of somewhat lower quality)

Advantages of AMD Radeon RX Vega 3

84.7% faster (about 2 times) in synthetic tests
Much newer (7 January 2018 vs 1 September 2015)
Tiled Rasterization
Shared Memory (up to Dual-Channel DDR4-2400)

So, HD Graphics 515 or RX Vega 3?

Judging by the results of synthetic and gaming tests, Technical City recommends AMD Radeon RX Vega 3.
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