AMD Radeon Pro Vega 16: specs and benchmarks

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AMD Radeon Pro Vega 16
Radeon Pro Vega 16
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  • Interface PCIe 3.0 x16
  • Core clock speed
  • Max video memory 4 GB
  • Memory type HBM2
  • Memory clock speed 2400 MHz
  • Maximum resolution
Year of release 2018
Performance 15.94

Summary

AMD started Radeon Pro Vega 16 sales 15 November 2018. This is 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.

It provides poor gaming and benchmark performance at

15.94%

of a leader's which is NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti.

General info

Of Radeon Pro Vega 16's architecture, market segment and release date.

Place in performance rating287
Value for money15.02
ArchitectureVega (2017−2021)
GPU code nameVega Mobile
Market segmentMobile workstation
Release date15 November 2018 (3 years ago)
Price now$511 of 49999 (A100 SXM4)
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Technical specs

Radeon Pro Vega 16's general performance parameters 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 18432 (AD102)
Boost clock speed1190 MHzof 2903 (Radeon Pro W6600)
Manufacturing process technology14 nmof 4 (H100 PCIe)
Thermal design power (TDP)75 Wattof 900 (Tesla S2050)
Texture fill rate76.16of 939.8 (H100 SXM5)

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

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

Memory

Parameters of memory installed on Radeon Pro Vega 16: 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 typeHBM2
Maximum RAM amount4 GBof 128 (Radeon Instinct MI250X)
Memory bus width1024 Bitof 8192 (Radeon Instinct MI250X)
Memory clock speed2400 MHzof 21000 (GeForce RTX 3090 Ti)
Memory bandwidth307.2 GB/sof 14400 (Radeon R7 M260)
Shared memory-

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on Radeon Pro Vega 16. 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 ConnectorsNo outputs

API support

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

Non-gaming benchmark performance of Radeon Pro Vega 16. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.


Overall score

This is our combined benchmark performance rating. 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 15.94
  • 3DMark Cloud Gate GPU
  • 3DMark 11 Performance GPU
  • 3DMark Fire Strike Graphics
  • 3DMark Fire Strike Score
  • Passmark
  • GeekBench 5 OpenCL

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.

Pro Vega 16 56273

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.

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 seemingly made of lava. Using 1920x1080 resolution, Fire Strike shows off some realistic enough graphics and is quite taxing on hardware.

Pro Vega 16 7745

3DMark Fire Strike Score

Pro Vega 16 6902

Passmark

This is probably the most ubiquitous benchmark, part of Passmark PerformanceTest suite. It gives the graphics card a thorough evaluation under various 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.

Pro Vega 16 4682

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.

Pro Vega 16 22421

Game benchmarks

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.

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

Full HD54
4K38

Full HD
Medium Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 16−18
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 16−18
Battlefield 5 16−18
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 16−18
Cyberpunk 2077 16−18
Far Cry 5 16−18
Far Cry New Dawn 16−18
Forza Horizon 4 16−18
Hitman 3 16−18
Horizon Zero Dawn 16−18
Red Dead Redemption 2 16−18
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 16−18
Watch Dogs: Legion 16−18

Full HD
High Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 16−18
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 16−18
Battlefield 5 16−18
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 16−18
Cyberpunk 2077 16−18
Far Cry 5 16−18
Far Cry New Dawn 16−18
Forza Horizon 4 16−18
Hitman 3 16−18
Horizon Zero Dawn 16−18
Metro Exodus 16−18
Red Dead Redemption 2 16−18
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 16−18
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 16−18
Watch Dogs: Legion 16−18

Full HD
Ultra Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 16−18
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 16−18
Battlefield 5 16−18
Cyberpunk 2077 16−18
Far Cry 5 16−18
Far Cry New Dawn 16−18
Forza Horizon 4 16−18
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 27
Watch Dogs: Legion 16−18

1440p
High Preset

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 16−18
Hitman 3 16−18
Horizon Zero Dawn 16−18
Metro Exodus 16−18
Red Dead Redemption 2 16−18
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 16−18
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 16−18

1440p
Ultra Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 16−18
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 16−18
Battlefield 5 16−18
Cyberpunk 2077 16−18
Far Cry 5 16−18
Far Cry New Dawn 16−18
Forza Horizon 4 16−18
Watch Dogs: Legion 16−18

4K
High Preset

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 16−18
Hitman 3 16−18
Horizon Zero Dawn 16−18
Metro Exodus 16−18
Red Dead Redemption 2 16−18
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 16−18
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 16−18

4K
Ultra Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 16−18
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 16−18
Battlefield 5 16−18
Cyberpunk 2077 16−18
Far Cry 5 16−18
Far Cry New Dawn 16−18
Forza Horizon 4 16−18
Watch Dogs: Legion 16−18

Relative perfomance

Overall Radeon Pro Vega 16 performance compared to nearest competitors among mobile workstation video cards.


NVIDIA equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Radeon Pro Vega 16 from NVIDIA is Quadro P1000, which is slower by 5% and lower by 9 positions in our rating.

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