Radeon Pro Vega 16: specs and benchmarks

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Aggregate performance score

Radeon Pro Vega 16 provides acceptable gaming and benchmark performance at 12.45% of a leader's which is GeForce RTX 4090.

Summary

AMD started Radeon Pro Vega 16 sales 15 November 2018. This is a Vega architecture notebook card based on 14 nm manufacturing process and primarily aimed at designers. 4 GB of HBM2 memory clocked at 2.4 GHz are supplied, and together with 1024 Bit memory interface this creates a bandwidth of 307.2 GB/s.

Compatibility-wise, this is card attached via PCIe 3.0 x16 interface. Power consumption is at 75 Watt.

Primary details

Some basic facts about Radeon Pro Vega 16: architecture, market segment, release date etc.

Place in performance ranking369
Place by popularitynot in top-100
Cost-effectiveness evaluation9.03
ArchitectureVega (2017−2021)
GPU code nameVega Mobile
Market segmentMobile workstation
Release date15 November 2018 (5 years ago)
Current price$511 of 168889 (A100 PCIe 80 GB)

Cost-effectiveness evaluation

Performance to price ratio. The higher, the better.

Detailed specifications

Radeon Pro Vega 16's specs such as number of shaders, GPU base clock, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of Radeon Pro Vega 16's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.

Pipelines / CUDA cores1024of 20480 (Data Center GPU Max NEXT)
Boost clock speed1190 MHzof 3599 (Radeon RX 7990 XTX)
Manufacturing process technology14 nmof 4 (H100 PCIe)
Power consumption (TDP)75 Wattof 2400 (Data Center GPU Max Subsystem)
Texture fill rate76.16of 969.9 (H100 SXM5 96 GB)

Form factor & compatibility

Information on Radeon Pro Vega 16's 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 sizelarge
InterfacePCIe 3.0 x16

VRAM capacity and type

Parameters of memory installed on Radeon Pro Vega 16: its type, size, bus, clock and resulting bandwidth. Note that GPUs integrated into processors have no dedicated memory and use a shared part of system RAM instead.

Memory typeHBM2
Maximum RAM amount4 GBof 192 (Radeon Instinct MI300X)
Memory bus width1024 Bitof 8192 (Radeon Instinct MI250X)
Memory clock speed2400 MHzof 23000 (GeForce RTX 4080 SUPER)
Memory bandwidth307.2 GB/sof 3276 (Aldebaran)
Shared memory-

Connectivity and outputs

Types and number of video connectors present on Radeon Pro Vega 16. As a rule, this section is relevant only for desktop reference graphics cards, since for notebook ones the availability of certain video outputs depends on the laptop model, while non-reference desktop models can (though not necessarily will) bear a different set of video ports.

Display ConnectorsNo outputs

API compatibility

APIs supported by Radeon Pro Vega 16, sometimes including their particular versions.

DirectX12 (12_1)
Shader Model6.3
OpenGL4.6
OpenCL2.0
Vulkan1.2.131

Benchmark performance

Synthetic benchmark performance of Radeon Pro Vega 16. The combined score is measured on a 0-100 point scale.


Combined synthetic benchmark score

This is our combined benchmark performance score. We are regularly improving our combining algorithms, but if you find some perceived inconsistencies, feel free to speak up in comments section, we usually fix problems quickly.

Pro Vega 16 12.45

Passmark

This is the most ubiquitous GPU benchmark, part of Passmark PerformanceTest suite. It gives the graphics card a thorough evaluation under various types of load, providing four separate benchmarks for Direct3D versions 9, 10, 11 and 12 (the last being done in 4K resolution if possible), and few more tests engaging DirectCompute capabilities.

Benchmark coverage: 25%

Pro Vega 16 4809

3DMark 11 Performance GPU

3DMark 11 is an obsolete DirectX 11 benchmark by Futuremark. It used four tests based on two scenes, one being few submarines exploring the submerged wreck of a sunken ship, the other is an abandoned temple deep in the jungle. All the tests are heavy with volumetric lighting and tessellation, and despite being done in 1280x720 resolution, are relatively taxing. Discontinued in January 2020, 3DMark 11 is now superseded by Time Spy.

Benchmark coverage: 17%

Pro Vega 16 10569

3DMark Fire Strike Graphics

Fire Strike is a DirectX 11 benchmark for gaming PCs. It features two separate tests displaying a fight between a humanoid and a fiery creature made of lava. Using 1920x1080 resolution, Fire Strike shows off some realistic graphics and is quite taxing on hardware.

Benchmark coverage: 14%

Pro Vega 16 7745

3DMark Cloud Gate GPU

Cloud Gate is an outdated DirectX 11 feature level 10 benchmark that was used for home PCs and basic notebooks. It displays a few scenes of some weird space teleportation device launching spaceships into unknown, using fixed resolution of 1280x720. Just like Ice Storm benchmark, it has been discontinued in January 2020 and replaced by 3DMark Night Raid.

Benchmark coverage: 14%

Pro Vega 16 56273

GeekBench 5 OpenCL

Geekbench 5 is a widespread graphics card benchmark combined from 11 different test scenarios. All these scenarios rely on direct usage of GPU's processing power, no 3D rendering is involved. This variation uses OpenCL API by Khronos Group.

Benchmark coverage: 9%

Pro Vega 16 22421

Gaming performance

Let's see how good Radeon Pro Vega 16 is for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in frames per second. Comparisons with game system requirements are included, but remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect reality inaccurately.

Average FPS across all PC games

Here are the average frames per second in a large set of popular modern games across different resolutions:

Full HD57
4K38

FPS performance in popular games

Full HD
Low Preset

Cyberpunk 2077 18−20

Full HD
Medium Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 24−27
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 20−22
Battlefield 5 40−45
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 24−27
Cyberpunk 2077 18−20
Far Cry 5 27−30
Far Cry New Dawn 30−35
Forza Horizon 4 60−65
Hitman 3 24−27
Horizon Zero Dawn 50−55
Metro Exodus 40−45
Red Dead Redemption 2 35−40
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 35−40
Watch Dogs: Legion 40−45

Full HD
High Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 24−27
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 20−22
Battlefield 5 40−45
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 24−27
Cyberpunk 2077 18−20
Far Cry 5 27−30
Far Cry New Dawn 30−35
Forza Horizon 4 60−65
Hitman 3 24−27
Horizon Zero Dawn 50−55
Metro Exodus 40−45
Red Dead Redemption 2 35−40
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 35−40
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 24−27
Watch Dogs: Legion 40−45

Full HD
Ultra Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 24−27
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 20−22
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 24−27
Cyberpunk 2077 18−20
Far Cry 5 27−30
Forza Horizon 4 60−65
Horizon Zero Dawn 50−55
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 35−40
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 27
Watch Dogs: Legion 40−45

Full HD
Epic Preset

Red Dead Redemption 2 35−40

1440p
High Preset

Battlefield 5 24−27
Far Cry New Dawn 21−24

1440p
Ultra Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 12−14
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 9−10
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 14−16
Cyberpunk 2077 6−7
Far Cry 5 20−22
Forza Horizon 4 24−27
Hitman 3 14−16
Horizon Zero Dawn 24−27
Metro Exodus 20−22
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 20−22
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 12−14
Watch Dogs: Legion 7−8

1440p
Epic Preset

Red Dead Redemption 2 20−22

4K
High Preset

Battlefield 5 12−14
Far Cry New Dawn 9−10
Hitman 3 8−9
Horizon Zero Dawn 10−12
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 7−8
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 10−12

4K
Ultra Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 7−8
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 6−7
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 6−7
Cyberpunk 2077 2−3
Far Cry 5 7−8
Forza Horizon 4 16−18
Horizon Zero Dawn 10−12
Metro Exodus 10−12
Watch Dogs: Legion 5−6

4K
Epic Preset

Red Dead Redemption 2 10−12

Closest competitors

Radeon Pro Vega 16's performance relative to its closest rivals among mobile workstation graphics cards.


Quadro M3000M 115.02
Radeon Pro Vega 16 100
Quadro P1000 92.61
Quadro M2200 88.43

NVIDIA equivalent

According to our data, the closest NVIDIA alternative to Radeon Pro Vega 16 is Quadro P1000, which is slower by 7% and lower by 16 positions in our ranking.

Here are some closest NVIDIA rivals to Radeon Pro Vega 16:

Quadro M4000M 129.16
Quadro M3000M 115.02
Radeon Pro Vega 16 100
Quadro P1000 92.61
Quadro M2200 88.43
Quadro P620 75.58

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Community ratings

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