Intel Iris Pro Graphics 580 vs AMD Radeon RX Vega 8

Intel Iris Pro Graphics 580
AMD Radeon RX Vega 8

General info

Comparison of Iris Pro Graphics 580 and Radeon RX Vega 8 architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
Architecture
Generation 9.0
 
Vega
Code name
Skylake GT4e
 
Vega Raven Ridge
Type
Laptop
 
Laptop
Release date
1 September 2015
 
26 October 2017

Technical specs

Iris Pro Graphics 580 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 Pro Graphics 580 and Radeon RX Vega 8's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
Pipelines
576
 
512
Core clock speed
350 MHz
 
n/d
Boost Clock
1000 MHz
 
1100 MHz
Transistor count
189 million
 
n/d
Manufacturing process technology
14 nm
 
14 nm
Power consumption (TDP)
15 Watt
 
n/d
Texture fill rate
72 GTexel / s
 
n/d

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on Iris Pro Graphics 580 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.
Interface
PCIe 3.0 x1
 
n/d

Memory

Parameters of memory installed on Iris Pro Graphics 580 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
DDR3L / LPDDR3 / DDR4
 
n/d
Maximum RAM amount
64 GB
 
n/d
Shared memory
+
 
-

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on Iris Pro Graphics 580 and Radeon RX Vega 8.
Display Connectors
No outputs
 
n/d

Technologies

Technological solutions and APIs supported by Iris Pro Graphics 580 and Radeon RX Vega 8. You'll probably need this information if you need some particular technology for your purposes.
Quick Sync
+
 
n/d

API support

APIs supported by Iris Pro Graphics 580 and Radeon RX Vega 8, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX
12.0 (12_1)
 
DirectX 12_1
OpenGL
4.6
 
n/d

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Iris Pro Graphics 580 and Radeon RX Vega 8. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

Iris Pro Graphics 580 6.00 +6%
RX Vega 8 5.66

3DMark Ice Storm GPU

Iris Pro Graphics 580 184880 +63.4%
RX Vega 8 113147

3DMark Cloud Gate GPU

Iris Pro Graphics 580 14594 +1.8%
RX Vega 8 14338

3DMark Fire Strike Score

Iris Pro Graphics 580 1836
RX Vega 8 1928 +5%

3DMark Fire Strike Graphics

Iris Pro Graphics 580 1903
RX Vega 8 2109 +10.8%

3DMark 11 Performance GPU

Iris Pro Graphics 580 3220
RX Vega 8 3509 +9%

Passmark

Iris Pro Graphics 580 1841 +6%
RX Vega 8 1737

Gaming performance

Let's see how good Iris Pro Graphics 580 and Radeon RX Vega 8 are for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS.

Advantages of Intel Iris Pro Graphics 580

6% faster in synthetic tests
More pipelines (576 vs 512)
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

Much newer (26 October 2017 vs 1 September 2015)
Tiled Rasterization
Shared Memory (up to Dual-Channel DDR4-2400)

So, Iris Pro Graphics 580 or RX Vega 8?

Technical City couldn't decide between Intel Iris Pro Graphics 580 and AMD Radeon RX Vega 8. The differences in performance seem too small.
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