AMD Radeon RX Vega 10 vs HD 7870M

AMD Radeon RX Vega 10
AMD Radeon HD 7870M

General info

Comparison of Radeon RX Vega 10 and Radeon HD 7870M architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
Architecture
Vega
 
GCN 1.0
Code name
Vega Raven Ridge
 
Heathrow
Type
Laptop
 
Laptop
Release date
26 October 2017
 
24 April 2012

Technical specs

Radeon RX Vega 10 and Radeon HD 7870M's general performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU core clock, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of Radeon RX Vega 10 and Radeon HD 7870M's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
Pipelines
640
 
640
Core clock speed
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800 MHz
Boost Clock
1300 MHz
 
no data
Transistor count
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1,500 million
Manufacturing process technology
14 nm
 
28 nm
Power consumption (TDP)
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45 Watt
Texture fill rate
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32.00
Floating-point performance
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1,024 gflops

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on Radeon RX Vega 10 and Radeon HD 7870M 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
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large
Interface
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PCIe 3.0 x16

Memory

Parameters of memory installed on Radeon RX Vega 10 and Radeon HD 7870M: 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
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GDDR5
Maximum RAM amount
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2 GB
Memory bus width
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128 Bit
Memory clock speed
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4000 MHz
Memory bandwidth
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64 GB/s
Shared memory
-
 
-

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on Radeon RX Vega 10 and Radeon HD 7870M.
Display Connectors
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No outputs

API support

APIs supported by Radeon RX Vega 10 and Radeon HD 7870M, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX
DirectX 12_1
 
12 (11_1)
OpenGL
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4.6

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Radeon RX Vega 10 and Radeon HD 7870M. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

RX Vega 10 1.54 +0.7%
HD 7870M 1.53

3DMark 11 Performance GPU

RX Vega 10 3389 +25.4%
HD 7870M 2702

3DMark Vantage Performance

RX Vega 10 11391
HD 7870M 13065 +14.7%

Passmark

RX Vega 10 1520 +0.9%
HD 7870M 1507

Gaming performance

Let's see how good Radeon RX Vega 10 and Radeon HD 7870M are for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS.

Advantages of AMD Radeon RX Vega 10

0.7% faster in synthetic tests
Much newer (26 October 2017 vs 24 April 2012)
Finer manufacturing process technology (14 vs 28 nm)
Tiled Rasterization
Shared Memory (up to Dual-Channel DDR4-2400)

Advantages of AMD Radeon HD 7870M

OpenCL 1.2 (Open Computing Language - an API for GPU usage in arbitrary calculations, e.g. for physics simulation)

So, RX Vega 10 or HD 7870M?

Technical City couldn't decide between AMD Radeon RX Vega 10 and AMD Radeon HD 7870M. The differences in performance seem too small.
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