AMD Radeon RX Vega 5 vs R9 M385X

AMD Radeon RX Vega 5
AMD Radeon R9 M385X

General info

Comparison of Radeon RX Vega 5 and Radeon R9 M385X architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
Architecture
Vega
 
GCN 2.0
Code name
Vega
 
Strato
Type
Laptop
 
Laptop
Release date
7 January 2020
 
5 May 2015

Technical specs

Radeon RX Vega 5 and Radeon R9 M385X'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 5 and Radeon R9 M385X's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
Pipelines
320
 
896
Core clock speed
no data
 
1100 MHz
Boost Clock
1400 MHz
 
1100 MHz
Transistor count
no data
 
2,080 million
Manufacturing process technology
7 nm
 
28 nm
Texture fill rate
no data
 
61.60
Floating-point performance
no data
 
1,971 gflops

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on Radeon RX Vega 5 and Radeon R9 M385X 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
no data
 
large
Bus support
no data
 
PCIe 3.0
Interface
no data
 
PCIe 3.0 x16

Memory

Parameters of memory installed on Radeon RX Vega 5 and Radeon R9 M385X: 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
no data
 
GDDR5
Maximum RAM amount
no data
 
4 GB
Memory bus width
no data
 
128 Bit
Memory clock speed
no data
 
1500 MHz
Memory bandwidth
no data
 
76.8 GB/s
Shared memory
-
 
-

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on Radeon RX Vega 5 and Radeon R9 M385X. 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 data
 
No outputs
Eyefinity
-
 
+

Technologies

Technological solutions and APIs supported by Radeon RX Vega 5 and Radeon R9 M385X. 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 RX Vega 5 and Radeon R9 M385X, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX
DirectX 12_1
 
DirectX® 12
OpenGL
no data
 
4.4
OpenCL
no data
 
Not Listed
Mantle
-
 
+

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Radeon RX Vega 5 and Radeon R9 M385X. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

RX Vega 5 11.94 +47.4%
R9 M385X 8.10

3DMark Cloud Gate GPU

RX Vega 5 18282
R9 M385X 22544 +23.3%

3DMark Fire Strike Score

RX Vega 5 2232
R9 M385X 2931 +31.3%

3DMark Fire Strike Graphics

RX Vega 5 2438
R9 M385X 3405 +39.7%

3DMark 11 Performance GPU

RX Vega 5 3535
R9 M385X 5515 +56%

3DMark Vantage Performance

RX Vega 5 11704
R9 M385X 12453 +6.4%

Gaming performance

Let's see how good Radeon RX Vega 5 and Radeon R9 M385X are for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS.

Advantages of AMD Radeon RX Vega 5

47.4% faster in synthetic tests
Much newer (7 January 2020 vs 5 May 2015)
Finer manufacturing process technology (7 vs 28 nm)
Tiled Rasterization
Shared Memory (up to Dual-Channel DDR4-2400)

Advantages of AMD Radeon R9 M385X

More pipelines (896 vs 320)
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

So, RX Vega 5 or R9 M385X?

Judging by the results of synthetic and gaming tests, Technical City recommends AMD Radeon RX Vega 5.
Should you still have questions on choice between Radeon RX Vega 5 and Radeon R9 M385X, ask them in Comments section, and we shall answer.

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