AMD Radeon Pro Vega 20: specs and benchmarks

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AMD Radeon Pro Vega 20
Radeon Pro Vega 20
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  • Interface PCIe 3.0 x16
  • Core clock speed 815
  • Max video memory 4 GB
  • Memory type HBM2
  • Memory clock speed 1480 MHz
  • Maximum resolution
Year of release 2018
Performance 17.20

Summary

AMD started Radeon Pro Vega 20 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 1.48 GHz are supplied, and together with 1024 Bit memory interface this creates a bandwidth of 189.4 GB/s.

Compatibility-wise, this is card attached via PCIe 3.0 x16 interface. One 6-pin and one 8-pin connectors are required, and power consumption is at 100 Watt.

It provides poor gaming and benchmark performance at

17.20%

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

General info

Of Radeon Pro Vega 20's architecture, market segment and release date.

Place in performance rating267
Value for money23.75
ArchitectureVega (2017−2021)
GPU code nameVega Mobile
Market segmentMobile workstation
Release date15 November 2018 (3 years ago)
Price now$360 of 49999 (A100 SXM4)
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Technical specs

Radeon Pro Vega 20'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 20's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.

Pipelines / CUDA cores1280of 18432 (AD102)
Core clock speed815 MHzof 2610 (Radeon RX 6500 XT)
Boost clock speed1283 MHzof 2903 (Radeon Pro W6600)
Manufacturing process technology14 nmof 4 (H100 PCIe)
Thermal design power (TDP)100 Wattof 900 (Tesla S2050)
Texture fill rate102.6of 939.8 (H100 SXM5)

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on Radeon Pro Vega 20'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
Supplementary power connectors1x 6-pin + 1x 8-pin

Memory

Parameters of memory installed on Radeon Pro Vega 20: 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 19000 (GeForce RTX 3080 12 GB)
Memory clock speed1480 MHzof 21000 (GeForce RTX 3090 Ti)
Memory bandwidth189.4 GB/sof 14400 (Radeon R7 M260)
Shared memory-

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on Radeon Pro Vega 20. 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 20, 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 20. 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 20 17.20
  • Passmark
  • 3DMark Vantage Performance
  • 3DMark 11 Performance GPU
  • 3DMark Fire Strike Score
  • 3DMark Cloud Gate GPU
  • 3DMark Fire Strike Graphics
  • GeekBench 5 OpenCL
  • 3DMark Ice Storm GPU
  • GeekBench 5 Vulkan

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.

Benchmark coverage: 25%

Pro Vega 20 5116

3DMark Vantage Performance

3DMark Vantage is an outdated DirectX 10 benchmark using 1280x1024 screen resolution. It taxes the graphics card with two scenes, one depicting a girl escaping some militarized base located within a sea cave, the other displaying a space fleet attack on a defenseless planet. It was discontinued in April 2017, and Time Spy benchmark is now recommended to be used instead.

Benchmark coverage: 17%

Pro Vega 20 33590

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: 16%

Pro Vega 20 12289

3DMark Fire Strike Score

Benchmark coverage: 13%

Pro Vega 20 7558

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: 13%

Pro Vega 20 62318

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.

Benchmark coverage: 13%

Pro Vega 20 9044

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 20 27443

3DMark Ice Storm GPU

Ice Storm Graphics is an obsolete benchmark, part of 3DMark suite. Ice Storm was used to measure entry level laptops and Windows-based tablets performance. It utilizes DirectX 11 feature level 9 to display a battle between two space fleets near a frozen planet in 1280x720 resolution. Discontinued in January 2020, it is now superseded by 3DMark Night Raid.

Benchmark coverage: 8%

Pro Vega 20 278586

GeekBench 5 Vulkan

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 Vulkan API by AMD & Khronos Group.

Benchmark coverage: 5%

Pro Vega 20 26203

Game benchmarks

Let's see how good Radeon Pro Vega 20 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 HD60
4K41

Full HD
Low Preset

Cyberpunk 2077 16−18

Full HD
Medium Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 16−18
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 16−18
Battlefield 5 74
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 16−18
Cyberpunk 2077 16−18
Far Cry 5 40
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 47
Watch Dogs: Legion 16−18

Full HD
High Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 16−18
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 16−18
Battlefield 5 63
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 16−18
Cyberpunk 2077 16−18
Far Cry 5 37
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 38
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 50
Watch Dogs: Legion 16−18

Full HD
Ultra Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 16−18
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 16−18
Battlefield 5 60
Cyberpunk 2077 16−18
Far Cry 5 37
Far Cry New Dawn 16−18
Forza Horizon 4 16−18
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 31
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 20 performance compared to nearest competitors among mobile workstation video cards.


NVIDIA equivalent

The nearest Radeon Pro Vega 20's NVIDIA equivalent is Quadro P2000 Max-Q, which is faster by 5% and higher by 10 positions in our rating.

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