AMD Radeon R7 (Carrizo) vs RX Vega 3

General info

Comparison of Radeon R7 (Carrizo) and Radeon RX Vega 3 architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
GCN 1.2/2.0
Code name
Vega Raven Ridge
Release date
4 June 2015
7 January 2018

Technical specs

Radeon R7 (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 R7 (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 R7 (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 R7 (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 R7 (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 R7 (Carrizo) and Radeon RX Vega 3. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

R7 (Carrizo) 4.21
RX Vega 3 5.30 +25.9%

3DMark Ice Storm GPU

R7 (Carrizo) 61071
RX Vega 3 80755 +32.2%

3DMark Cloud Gate GPU

R7 (Carrizo) 7431
RX Vega 3 7681 +3.4%

3DMark Fire Strike Score

R7 (Carrizo) 1063 +12.7%
RX Vega 3 943

3DMark Fire Strike Graphics

R7 (Carrizo) 1137 +6.8%
RX Vega 3 1065

3DMark 11 Performance GPU

R7 (Carrizo) 1792 +12.7%
RX Vega 3 1590

3DMark Vantage Performance

R7 (Carrizo) 5200
RX Vega 3 5441 +4.6%

Gaming performance

Let's see how good Radeon R7 (Carrizo) and Radeon RX Vega 3 are for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS.

Advantages of AMD Radeon R7 (Carrizo)

More pipelines (512 vs 192)
VCE 2.0

Advantages of AMD Radeon RX Vega 3

25.9% faster in synthetic tests
Much newer (7 January 2018 vs 4 June 2015)
Finer manufacturing process technology (14 vs 28 nm)
Tiled Rasterization
Shared Memory (up to Dual-Channel DDR4-2400)

So, R7 (Carrizo) or RX Vega 3?

Judging by the results of synthetic and gaming tests, Technical City recommends AMD Radeon RX Vega 3.
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