AMD Radeon Pro Vega 20: specs and benchmarks

AMD Radeon Pro Vega 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 22.76 percent of a leader's which is AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT.

General info

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

Place in our rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
2.37
 
Architecture
Vega
 
GPU code name
Vega Mobile
 
Market segment
Mobile workstation
 
Launch date
15 November 2018 (2 years ago)
 
Price now
$360
 

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 cores
1280
 
of 10752 (GA102)
Core clock speed
815 MHz
 
Boost clock speed
1283 MHz
 
Manufacturing process technology
14 nm
 
Thermal design power (TDP)
100 Watt
 
of 900 (Tesla S2050)
Texture fill rate
102.6
 

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 size
large
 
Interface
PCIe 3.0 x16
 
Supplementary power connectors
1x 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 type
HBM2
 
Maximum RAM amount
4 GB
 
Memory bus width
1024 Bit
 
of 6144 (GRID A100A)
Memory clock speed
1480 MHz
 
of 19500 (GeForce RTX 3090)
Memory bandwidth
189.4 GB/s
 
of 1024 (Radeon VII)
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 Connectors
No outputs
 

API support

APIs supported by Radeon Pro Vega 20, sometimes including their particular versions.

DirectX
12 (12_1)
 
Shader Model
6.3
 
OpenGL
4.6
 
OpenCL
2.0
 
Vulkan
1.2.131
 

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.

22.76

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.

62318

3DMark Fire Strike Score

7558

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.

9044

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.

12289

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.

33590

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.

278586

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.

5942

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.

This video card matches 96% minimum and 84% recommended requirements of all games known to us.

Minimum
96%
Recommended
84%
Minimum
96%
Recommended
84%

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

1080p
 
60
 
4K
 
41
 

NVIDIA equivalent

The nearest Radeon Pro Vega 20's NVIDIA equivalent is Quadro T2000 Mobile, which is faster by 3% and higher by 5 positions in our rating.

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Similar GPUs

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