Intel Iris Plus Graphics 650 vs AMD Radeon RX Vega 8
Comparison of Iris Plus Graphics 650 and Radeon RX Vega 8 architecture, market type and release date.
Iris Plus Graphics 650 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 Iris Plus Graphics 650 and Radeon RX Vega 8's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
Core clock speed
Manufacturing process technology
Power consumption (TDP)
Texture fill rate
55.2 GTexel / s
Compatibility, dimensions and requirements
Information on Iris Plus Graphics 650 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.
PCIe 3.0 x1
Parameters of memory installed on Iris Plus Graphics 650 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.
DDR3L / LPDDR3 / DDR4
Maximum RAM amount
Memory bus width
64 / 128 Bit
Video outputs and ports
Types and number of video connectors present on Iris Plus Graphics 650 and Radeon RX Vega 8.
Technological solutions and APIs supported by Iris Plus Graphics 650 and Radeon RX Vega 8. You'll probably need this information if you need some particular technology for your purposes.
APIs supported by Iris Plus Graphics 650 and Radeon RX Vega 8, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX 12 (FL 12_1)
Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Iris Plus Graphics 650 and Radeon RX Vega 8. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.
Overall benchmark performance
Iris Plus Graphics 650 4.27 +8.4%
RX Vega 8 3.94
3DMark Ice Storm GPU
Iris Plus Graphics 650 161538 +42.8%
RX Vega 8 113147
3DMark Cloud Gate GPU
Iris Plus Graphics 650 13153
RX Vega 8 15109 +14.9%
3DMark Fire Strike Score
Iris Plus Graphics 650 1655
RX Vega 8 2132 +28.8%
3DMark Fire Strike Graphics
Iris Plus Graphics 650 1698
RX Vega 8 2319 +36.6%
3DMark 11 Performance GPU
Iris Plus Graphics 650 2762
RX Vega 8 3535 +28%
Iris Plus Graphics 650 1757 +1.2%
RX Vega 8 1737
Let's see how good Iris Plus Graphics 650 and Radeon RX Vega 8 are for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS.
Advantages of Intel Iris Plus Graphics 650
8.4% faster in synthetic tests
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 8
Somewhat newer (26 October 2017 vs 3 January 2017)
More pipelines (512 vs 48)
Shared Memory (up to Dual-Channel DDR4-2400)
So, Iris Plus Graphics 650 or RX Vega 8?
Technical City couldn't decide between Intel Iris Plus Graphics 650 and AMD Radeon RX Vega 8. The differences in performance seem too small.
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