AMD Radeon RX Vega 5: specs and benchmarks

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AMD Radeon RX Vega 5
Radeon RX Vega 5
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Year of release 2020
Performance 9.82

Summary

AMD started Radeon RX Vega 5 sales 7 January 2020. This is Vega architecture notebook card based on 7 nm manufacturing process and primarily aimed at gamers.

Power consumption is at 15 Watt.

It provides poor gaming and benchmark performance at

9.82%

of a leader's which is NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti.

General info

Of Radeon RX Vega 5's architecture, market segment and release date.

Place in performance rating401
Value for money11.71
ArchitectureVega (2017−2021)
GPU code nameVega
Market segmentLaptop
Release date7 January 2020 (2 years ago)
Price now$287 of 49999 (A100 SXM4)
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Technical specs

Radeon RX Vega 5's general performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU base clock, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of Radeon RX Vega 5's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.

Pipelines / CUDA cores320of 18432 (AD102)
Boost clock speed1400 MHzof 2903 (Radeon Pro W6600)
Manufacturing process technology7 nmof 4 (H100 PCIe)
Thermal design power (TDP)15 Wattof 900 (Tesla S2050)

Memory

Parameters of memory installed on Radeon RX Vega 5: 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.

Shared memory-

API support

APIs supported by Radeon RX Vega 5, sometimes including their particular versions.

DirectX12_1

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmark performance of Radeon RX Vega 5. 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 5 9.82
  • 3DMark Vantage Performance
  • 3DMark 11 Performance GPU
  • 3DMark Cloud Gate GPU
  • 3DMark Fire Strike Score
  • 3DMark Fire Strike Graphics
  • 3DMark Ice Storm GPU
  • Unigine Heaven 3.0

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3DMark Vantage is an outdated DirectX 10 benchmark using 1280x1024 screen resolution.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.

Benchmark coverage: 17%

RX Vega 5 11704

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.

Benchmark coverage: 16%

RX Vega 5 3535

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.

Benchmark coverage: 13%

RX Vega 5 18282

3DMark Fire Strike Score

Benchmark coverage: 13%

RX Vega 5 2232

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.

Benchmark coverage: 13%

RX Vega 5 2438

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.

Benchmark coverage: 8%

RX Vega 5 128628

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.

Benchmark coverage: 5%

RX Vega 5 26

Game benchmarks

Let's see how good Radeon RX Vega 5 is for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in frames per second. Comparisons with game system requirements are included, but remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect reality inaccurately.

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

Full HD23

Full HD
Low Preset

Cyberpunk 2077 10−11

Full HD
Medium Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 15
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 10−11
Battlefield 5 22
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 17
Cyberpunk 2077 10−11
Far Cry 5 15
Far Cry New Dawn 10−11
Forza Horizon 4 10−11
Hitman 3 10−11
Horizon Zero Dawn 10−11
Red Dead Redemption 2 13
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 14
Watch Dogs: Legion 10−11

Full HD
High Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 12
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 10−11
Battlefield 5 18
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 10−11
Cyberpunk 2077 10−11
Far Cry 5 12
Far Cry New Dawn 10−11
Forza Horizon 4 10−11
Hitman 3 10−11
Horizon Zero Dawn 10−11
Metro Exodus 4
Red Dead Redemption 2 4
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 6
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 14
Watch Dogs: Legion 10−11

Full HD
Ultra Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 10−11
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 10−11
Battlefield 5 16
Cyberpunk 2077 10−11
Far Cry 5 10−11
Far Cry New Dawn 10−11
Forza Horizon 4 10−11
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 9
Watch Dogs: Legion 10−11

1440p
High Preset

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 10−11
Hitman 3 10−11
Horizon Zero Dawn 10−11
Metro Exodus 10−11
Red Dead Redemption 2 10−11
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 10−11
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 10−11

1440p
Ultra Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 10−11
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 10−11
Battlefield 5 10−11
Cyberpunk 2077 10−11
Far Cry 5 10−11
Far Cry New Dawn 10−11
Forza Horizon 4 10−11
Watch Dogs: Legion 10−11

4K
High Preset

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 10−11
Hitman 3 10−11
Horizon Zero Dawn 10−11
Metro Exodus 10−11
Red Dead Redemption 2 10−11
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 10−11
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 10−11

4K
Ultra Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 10−11
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 10−11
Battlefield 5 10−11
Cyberpunk 2077 10−11
Far Cry 5 10−11
Far Cry New Dawn 10−11
Forza Horizon 4 10−11
Watch Dogs: Legion 10−11

Relative perfomance

Overall Radeon RX Vega 5 performance compared to nearest competitors among notebook video cards.


NVIDIA equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Radeon RX Vega 5 from NVIDIA is GeForce GT 750M SLI, which is nearly equal in speed and higher by 1 position in our rating.

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Similar GPUs

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Recommended processors

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