AMD Radeon R9 M385X vs RX Vega 8

AMD Radeon R9 M385X
AMD Radeon RX Vega 8

General info

Comparison of Radeon R9 M385X and Radeon RX Vega 8 architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
Architecture
GCN 2.0
 
Vega
Code name
Strato
 
Vega Raven Ridge
Type
Laptop
 
Laptop
Release date
5 May 2015
 
26 October 2017

Technical specs

Radeon R9 M385X and Radeon RX Vega 8's general performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU core clock, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of Radeon R9 M385X and Radeon RX Vega 8's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
Pipelines
896
 
512
Core clock speed
1100 MHz
 
no data
Boost Clock
1100 MHz
 
1200 MHz
Transistor count
2,080 million
 
no data
Manufacturing process technology
28 nm
 
14 nm
Texture fill rate
61.60
 
no data
Floating-point performance
1,971 gflops
 
no data

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on Radeon R9 M385X and Radeon RX Vega 8 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
 
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Bus support
PCIe 3.0
 
no data
Interface
PCIe 3.0 x16
 
no data

Memory

Parameters of memory installed on Radeon R9 M385X and Radeon RX Vega 8: 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
 
no data
Memory bus width
128 Bit
 
no data
Memory clock speed
1500 MHz
 
no data
Memory bandwidth
76.8 GB/s
 
no data
Shared memory
-
 
-

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on Radeon R9 M385X and Radeon RX Vega 8. 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
 
no data
Eyefinity
+
 
-

Technologies

Technological solutions and APIs supported by Radeon R9 M385X and Radeon RX Vega 8. You'll probably need this information if you need some particular technology for your purposes.
FreeSync
+
 
-
HD3D
+
 
-
PowerTune
+
 
-
DualGraphics
+
 
-
ZeroCore
+
 
-
Switchable graphics
+
 
-
DirectCompute 5.0
+
 
no data

API support

APIs supported by Radeon R9 M385X and Radeon RX Vega 8, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX
DirectX® 12
 
DirectX 12_1
OpenGL
4.4
 
no data
OpenCL
Not Listed
 
no data
Mantle
+
 
-

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Radeon R9 M385X and Radeon RX Vega 8. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

R9 M385X 8.11 +1.2%
RX Vega 8 8.01

3DMark Cloud Gate GPU

R9 M385X 22544 +49.2%
RX Vega 8 15109

3DMark Fire Strike Score

R9 M385X 2931 +36.9%
RX Vega 8 2141

3DMark Fire Strike Graphics

R9 M385X 3405 +46.3%
RX Vega 8 2328

3DMark 11 Performance GPU

R9 M385X 5515 +57.1%
RX Vega 8 3511

3DMark Vantage Performance

R9 M385X 12453 +21%
RX Vega 8 10294

Passmark

R9 M385X 1759 +1.3%
RX Vega 8 1737

Gaming performance

Let's see how good Radeon R9 M385X and Radeon RX Vega 8 are for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS.

Advantages of AMD Radeon R9 M385X

1.2% faster in synthetic tests
More pipelines (896 vs 512)
DirectCompute 5.0
OpenCL (Open Computing Language - an API for GPU usage in arbitrary calculations, e.g. for physics simulation)
EyefinitySupport
FreeSync
HD3DMenu
PowerTuneMenu
DualGraphics
ZeroCoreMenu
SwitchableGraphics
MantleMenu

Advantages of AMD Radeon RX Vega 8

Much newer (26 October 2017 vs 5 May 2015)
Finer manufacturing process technology (14 vs 28 nm)
Tiled Rasterization
Shared Memory (up to Dual-Channel DDR4-2400)

So, R9 M385X or RX Vega 8?

Technical City couldn't decide between AMD Radeon R9 M385X and AMD Radeon RX Vega 8. The differences in performance seem too small.
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