AMD Radeon Pro Vega 48: specs and benchmarks

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AMD Radeon Pro Vega 48
Radeon Pro Vega 48
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  • Interface PCIe 3.0 x16
  • Core clock speed 1200 MHz
  • Max video memory 8 GB
  • Memory type HBM2
  • Memory clock speed 1572 MHz
  • Maximum resolution
Year of release 2019
Performance 39.19

Summary

AMD started Radeon Pro Vega 48 sales 19 March 2019. This is GCN 5.0 architecture desktop card based on 14 nm manufacturing process and primarily aimed at designers. 8 GB of HBM2 memory clocked at 1.57 GHz are supplied, and together with 2048 Bit memory interface this creates a bandwidth of 402.4 GB/s.

Compatibility-wise, this is an integrated video card.

It provides good gaming and benchmark performance at

39.19%

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

General info

Of Radeon Pro Vega 48's architecture, market segment and release date.

Place in performance rating117
Value for money42.28
ArchitectureGCN 5.0 (2017−2020)
GPU code nameVega 10
Market segmentWorkstation
Release date19 March 2019 (3 years ago)
Price now$671 of 49999 (A100 SXM4)
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Technical specs

Radeon Pro Vega 48'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 48's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.

Pipelines / CUDA cores3072of 18432 (AD102)
Core clock speed1200 MHzof 2610 (Radeon RX 6500 XT)
Boost clock speed1300 MHzof 2903 (Radeon Pro W6600)
Number of transistors12,500 millionof 14400 (GeForce GTX 1080 SLI Mobile)
Manufacturing process technology14 nmof 4 (H100 PCIe)
Texture fill rate249.6of 939.8 (H100 SXM5)

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on Radeon Pro Vega 48's compatibility with other computer components. Useful when choosing a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. For desktop video cards it's interface and bus (motherboard compatibility), additional power connectors (power supply compatibility).

InterfacePCIe 3.0 x16
WidthIGP
Supplementary power connectorsNone

Memory

Parameters of memory installed on Radeon Pro Vega 48: 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 amount8 GBof 128 (Radeon Instinct MI250X)
Memory bus width2048 Bitof 8192 (Radeon Instinct MI250X)
Memory clock speed1572 MHzof 19500 (GeForce RTX 3090)
Memory bandwidth402.4 GB/sof 14400 (Radeon R7 M260)

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on Radeon Pro Vega 48. 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 48, sometimes including their particular versions.

DirectX12 (12_1)
Shader Model6.4
OpenGL4.6
OpenCL2.0
Vulkan1.1.125

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmark performance of Radeon Pro Vega 48. 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 48 39.19
  • Passmark
  • GeekBench 5 OpenCL
  • 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.

Pro Vega 48 11504

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 48 51123

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.

Pro Vega 48 56184

Game benchmarks

Let's see how good Radeon Pro Vega 48 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.

Relative perfomance

Overall Radeon Pro Vega 48 performance compared to nearest competitors among server video cards.


NVIDIA equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Radeon Pro Vega 48 from NVIDIA is Quadro M6000, which is slower by 1% and lower by 2 positions in our rating.

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