RX Vega 3 vs RX Vega 7

General info

Comparison of graphics card architecture, market segment, value for money and other general parameters.

Place in performance rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
0.44
 
1.49
Architecture
Vega
 
Vega
GPU code name
Vega Raven Ridge
 
Vega Raven Ridge
Market segment
Laptop
 
Laptop
Release date
7 January 2018 (3 years ago)
 
7 January 2020 (1 year ago)
Price now
$371
 
$387

Technical specs

General performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU core base clock and boost clock speeds, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider their benchmark and gaming test results. Note that power consumption of some graphics cards can well exceed their nominal TDP, especially when overclocked.

Pipelines / CUDA cores
192
 
448
Boost clock speed
1000 MHz
 
1600 MHz
Manufacturing process technology
14 nm
 
7 nm

Memory

Parameters of memory installed: its type, size, bus, clock and resulting bandwidth. Note that GPUs integrated into processors have no dedicated VRAM and use a shared part of system RAM.

Shared memory
-
 
+

API support

APIs supported, including particular versions of those APIs.

DirectX
DirectX 12_1
 
DirectX 12_1

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmark performance comparison. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall score

This is our combined benchmark performance rating. We are regularly improving our combining algorithms, but if you find some perceived inconsistencies, feel free to speak up in comments section, we usually fix problems quickly.

RX Vega 3 4.26
RX Vega 7 14.94 +250.7%

3DMark Cloud Gate GPU

Cloud Gate is an outdated DirectX 11 feature level 10 benchmark that was used for home PCs and basic notebooks. It displays a few scenes of some weird space teleportation device launching spaceships into unknown, using fixed resolution of 1280x720. Just like Ice Storm benchmark, it has been discontinued in January 2020 and replaced by 3DMark Night Raid.

RX Vega 3 7681
RX Vega 7 23723 +208.9%

3DMark Fire Strike Score

RX Vega 3 943
RX Vega 7 2988 +216.9%

3DMark Fire Strike Graphics

Fire Strike is a DirectX 11 benchmark for gaming PCs. It features two separate tests displaying a fight between a humanoid and a fiery creature seemingly made of lava. Using 1920x1080 resolution, Fire Strike shows off some realistic enough graphics and is quite taxing on hardware.

RX Vega 3 1065
RX Vega 7 3325 +212.2%

3DMark 11 Performance GPU

3DMark 11 is an obsolete DirectX 11 benchmark by Futuremark. It used four tests based on two scenes, one being few submarines exploring the submerged wreck of a sunken ship, the other is an abandoned temple deep in the jungle. All the tests are heavy with volumetric lighting and tessellation, and despite being done in 1280x720 resolution, are relatively taxing. Discontinued in January 2020, 3DMark 11 is now superseded by Time Spy.

RX Vega 3 1678
RX Vega 7 5192 +209.4%

3DMark Vantage Performance

3DMark Vantage is an outdated DirectX 10 benchmark using 1280x1024 screen resolution. It taxes the graphics card with two scenes, one depicting a girl escaping some militarized base located within a sea cave, the other displaying a space fleet attack on a defenseless planet. It was discontinued in April 2017, and Time Spy benchmark is now recommended to be used instead.

RX Vega 3 5441
RX Vega 7 16557 +204.3%

Unigine Heaven 3.0

This is an old DirectX 11 benchmark using Unigine, a 3D game engine by eponymous Russian company. It displays a fantasy medieval town sprawling over several flying islands. Version 3.0 was released in 2012, and in 2013 it was superseded by Heaven 4.0, which introduced several slight improvements, including a newer version of Unigine.

RX Vega 3 14
RX Vega 7 35 +150%

3DMark Ice Storm GPU

Ice Storm Graphics is an obsolete benchmark, part of 3DMark suite. Ice Storm was used to measure entry level laptops and Windows-based tablets performance. It utilizes DirectX 11 feature level 9 to display a battle between two space fleets near a frozen planet in 1280x720 resolution. Discontinued in January 2020, it is now superseded by 3DMark Night Raid.

RX Vega 3 80755
RX Vega 7 189504 +134.7%

Gaming performance

Let's see how good the compared graphics cards are for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS.

RX Vega 3 satisfies 72% minimum and 61% recommended requirements of all games known to us.

Minimum
72%
Recommended
61%
Minimum
72%
Recommended
61%

RX Vega 7 satisfies 91% minimum and 77% recommended requirements of all games known to us.

Minimum
91%
Recommended
77%
Minimum
91%
Recommended
77%

Here are the average frames per second in a large set of popular games across different resolutions:

 
RX Vega 3
RX Vega 7
1080p
 
12 −116.7%
26 +116.7%
1440p
 
no data
36
4K
 
no data
19

1920x1080
Medium Settings

Assassin's Creed Odyssey
 
7 −200%
 
21 +200%
Assassin's Creed Valhalla
 
6 −216.7%
 
19 +216.7%
Battlefield 5
 
7 −300%
 
28 +300%
Far Cry 5
 
5 −260%
 
18 +260%
Far Cry New Dawn
 
5 −160%
 
13 +160%
Hitman 3
 
8 −162.5%
 
21 +162.5%
Shadow of the Tomb Raider
 
6 −200%
 
18 +200%
Watch Dogs: Legion
 
6 −183.3%
 
17 +183.3%

1920x1080
High Settings

Metro Exodus
 
5 −160%
 
13 +160%
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
 
6 −233.3%
 
20 +233.3%

1920x1080
Ultra Settings

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
 
4 −225%
 
13 +225%

Competitors of Radeon RX Vega 3 from NVIDIA

The nearest Radeon RX Vega 3's NVIDIA equivalent is GeForce GT 650M, which is faster by 3% and higher by 6 positions in our rating.

Here are some closest NVIDIA rivals to Radeon RX Vega 3:

Competitors of Radeon RX Vega 7 from NVIDIA

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Radeon RX Vega 7 from NVIDIA is GeForce GTX 1050 Max-Q, which is nearly equal in speed and higher by 1 position in our rating.

Here are some closest NVIDIA rivals to Radeon RX Vega 7:

Advantages of AMD Radeon RX Vega 3

Cheaper ($371 vs $387)

Advantages of AMD Radeon RX Vega 7

250.7% faster (about 3.5 times) in synthetic tests

Much newer (7 January 2020 vs 7 January 2018)

More pipelines (448 vs 192)

Finer manufacturing process technology (7 vs 14 nm)

So, which one is the better GPU?

Judging by the results of synthetic and gaming tests, Technical City recommends AMD Radeon RX Vega 7, since it shows better performance.

Should you still have questions concerning choice between the reviewed GPUs, ask them in Comments section, and we shall answer.

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