AMD Radeon RX Vega 6: specs and benchmarks

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AMD Radeon RX Vega 6
Radeon RX Vega 6
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Year of release 2018
Performance 3.00

Summary

AMD started Radeon RX Vega 6 sales 7 January 2018. This is Vega architecture notebook card based on 14 nm manufacturing process and primarily aimed at office use.

It provides poor gaming and benchmark performance at

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of a leader's which is NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090.

General info

Some basic facts about Radeon RX Vega 6: architecture, market segment, release date etc.

Place in performance rating651
Value for money3.32
ArchitectureVega (2017−2021)
GPU code nameVega Raven Ridge
Market segmentLaptop
Release date7 January 2018 (4 years ago)
Current price$273 of 49999 (A100 SXM4)
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Technical specs

Radeon RX Vega 6'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 6's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.

Pipelines / CUDA cores384of 18432 (AD102)
Boost clock speed1100 MHzof 3599 (Radeon RX 7990 XTX)
Manufacturing process technology14 nmof 4 (GeForce RTX 4080 Ti)

Memory

Parameters of memory installed on Radeon RX Vega 6: its type, size, bus, clock and resulting bandwidth. Note that GPUs integrated into processors have no dedicated memory and use a shared part of system RAM instead.

Shared memory-

API support

APIs supported by Radeon RX Vega 6, sometimes including their particular versions.

DirectXDirectX 12_1

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmark performance of Radeon RX Vega 6. 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 6 3.00
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  • 3DMark Vantage Performance
  • 3DMark 11 Performance GPU
  • 3DMark Fire Strike Score
  • 3DMark Fire Strike Graphics
  • 3DMark Cloud Gate GPU
  • 3DMark Ice Storm GPU

Passmark

This is probably the most ubiquitous benchmark, part of Passmark PerformanceTest suite. It gives the graphics card a thorough evaluation under various load, providing four separate benchmarks for Direct3D versions 9, 10, 11 and 12 (the last being done in 4K resolution if possible), and few more tests engaging DirectCompute capabilities.

Benchmark coverage: 26%

RX Vega 6 1173

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 6 8189

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: 17%

RX Vega 6 2991

3DMark Fire Strike Score

Benchmark coverage: 14%

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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: 14%

RX Vega 6 2245

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: 14%

RX Vega 6 16787

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 6 94451

Game benchmarks

Let's see how good Radeon RX Vega 6 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.

Average FPS

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

Full HD16
4K17

Popular games

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Assassin's Creed Odyssey 8
Battlefield 5 12
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 12−14
Far Cry 5 2−3
Far Cry New Dawn 8
Forza Horizon 4 10
Red Dead Redemption 2 5−6
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 7
Assassin's Creed Odyssey 4−5
Battlefield 5 6−7
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 12−14
Far Cry 5 2−3
Far Cry New Dawn 1−2
Forza Horizon 4 9
Metro Exodus 3
Red Dead Redemption 2 5−6
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 3
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 9
Assassin's Creed Odyssey 4−5
Battlefield 5 6−7
Far Cry 5 2−3
Far Cry New Dawn 1−2
Forza Horizon 4 6−7
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 6
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 6−7
Metro Exodus 2−3
Red Dead Redemption 2 2−3
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 4−5
Far Cry 5 1−2
Forza Horizon 4 2−3
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3−4
Red Dead Redemption 2 2−3
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 2−3
Assassin's Creed Odyssey 1−2
Far Cry 5 2−3
Far Cry New Dawn 5−6
Forza Horizon 4 2−3

Relative perfomance

Overall Radeon RX Vega 6 performance compared to nearest competitors among notebook video cards.


NVIDIA equivalent

The nearest Radeon RX Vega 6's NVIDIA equivalent is GeForce GT 650M, which is faster by 3% and higher by 10 positions in our performance rating.

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Similar GPUs

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Recommended processors

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