AMD Radeon R6 (Carrizo) vs RX Vega 3

General info

Comparison of Radeon R6 (Carrizo) and Radeon RX Vega 3 architecture, market type and release date.
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Value for money (0-100)
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GCN 1.2/2.0
Code name
Vega Raven Ridge
Release date
4 June 2015
7 January 2018
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Technical specs

Radeon R6 (Carrizo) and Radeon RX Vega 3's general performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU core clock, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of Radeon R6 (Carrizo) and Radeon RX Vega 3's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
Boost Clock
800 MHz
1000 MHz
Transistor count
2410 Million
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Manufacturing process technology
28 nm
14 nm
Power consumption (TDP)
12-35 Watt
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Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on Radeon R6 (Carrizo) and Radeon RX Vega 3 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
medium sized
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Parameters of memory installed on Radeon R6 (Carrizo) and Radeon RX Vega 3: 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 bus width
64/128 Bit
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Shared memory

API support

APIs supported by Radeon R6 (Carrizo) and Radeon RX Vega 3, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX 12 (FL 12_0)
DirectX 12_1

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Radeon R6 (Carrizo) and Radeon RX Vega 3. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

R6 (Carrizo) 4.28
RX Vega 3 4.48 +4.7%

3DMark Ice Storm GPU

R6 (Carrizo) 53703
RX Vega 3 80755 +50.4%

3DMark Cloud Gate GPU

R6 (Carrizo) 4717
RX Vega 3 7681 +62.8%

3DMark Fire Strike Score

R6 (Carrizo) 842
RX Vega 3 943 +12%

3DMark Fire Strike Graphics

R6 (Carrizo) 909
RX Vega 3 1065 +17.2%

3DMark 11 Performance GPU

R6 (Carrizo) 1438
RX Vega 3 1590 +10.6%

3DMark Vantage Performance

R6 (Carrizo) 4830
RX Vega 3 5441 +12.7%

Gaming performance

Let's see how good Radeon R6 (Carrizo) and Radeon RX Vega 3 are for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS.

Advantages of AMD Radeon R6 (Carrizo)

More pipelines (384 vs 192)

Advantages of AMD Radeon RX Vega 3

4.7% faster in synthetic tests
Much newer (7 January 2018 vs 4 June 2015)
Finer manufacturing process technology (14 vs 28 nm)

So, R6 (Carrizo) or RX Vega 3?

Technical City couldn't decide between AMD Radeon R6 (Carrizo) and AMD Radeon RX Vega 3. The differences in performance seem too small.
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