AMD Radeon R7 M445 vs RX Vega 3

AMD Radeon R7 M445
AMD Radeon RX Vega 3

General info

Comparison of Radeon R7 M445 and Radeon RX Vega 3 architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
0.20
 
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Architecture
GCN 3.0
 
Vega
Code name
Meso
 
Vega Raven Ridge
Type
Laptop
 
Laptop
Release date
15 May 2016
 
7 January 2018
Price now
$744
 
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Technical specs

Radeon R7 M445 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 M445 and Radeon RX Vega 3's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
Pipelines
320
 
192
Core clock speed
920 MHz
 
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Boost Clock
920 MHz
 
1000 MHz
Transistor count
1,550 million
 
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Manufacturing process technology
28 nm
 
14 nm
Power consumption (TDP)
15-25 Watt
 
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Texture fill rate
18.40
 
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Floating-point performance
588.8 gflops
 
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Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on Radeon R7 M445 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.
Interface
PCIe 3.0 x8
 
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Memory

Parameters of memory installed on Radeon R7 M445 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 type
GDDR5
 
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Maximum RAM amount
4 GB
 
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Memory bus width
64 Bit
 
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Memory clock speed
4000 MHz
 
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Memory bandwidth
32 GB/s
 
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Shared memory
-
 
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Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on Radeon R7 M445 and Radeon RX Vega 3.
Display Connectors
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API support

APIs supported by Radeon R7 M445 and Radeon RX Vega 3, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX
12 (12_0)
 
DirectX 12_1
OpenGL
4.6
 
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Vulkan
+
 
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Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Radeon R7 M445 and Radeon RX Vega 3. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

R7 M445 0.52
RX Vega 3 0.84 +61.5%

3DMark Ice Storm GPU

R7 M445 126481 +53.7%
RX Vega 3 82314

3DMark Cloud Gate GPU

R7 M445 9617 +12.7%
RX Vega 3 8536

3DMark Fire Strike Score

R7 M445 1455 +38.2%
RX Vega 3 1053

3DMark Fire Strike Graphics

R7 M445 1579 +35.9%
RX Vega 3 1162

3DMark 11 Performance GPU

R7 M445 2208 +38.9%
RX Vega 3 1590

3DMark Vantage Performance

R7 M445 6872 +26.3%
RX Vega 3 5441

Passmark

R7 M445 956
RX Vega 3 1149 +20.2%

Gaming performance

Let's see how good Radeon R7 M445 and Radeon RX Vega 3 are for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS.

Advantages of AMD Radeon R7 M445

More pipelines (320 vs 192)
DirectX 12
Mantle (an API developed by AMD for 3D graphics acceleration. Discontinued and later superceded by Vulkan)
OpenGL
OpenCL 1.2 (Open Computing Language - an API for GPU usage in arbitrary calculations, e.g. for physics simulation)
Vulkan (a contemporary API for graphics acceleration, based on now-discontinued Mantle)

Advantages of AMD Radeon RX Vega 3

61.5% faster (about 1.5 times) in synthetic tests
Much newer (7 January 2018 vs 15 May 2016)
Finer manufacturing process technology (14 vs 28 nm)
Tiled Rasterization
Shared Memory (up to Dual-Channel DDR4-2400)

So, R7 M445 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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