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 4.40

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

4.40%

of a leader's which is NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti.

General info

Of Radeon RX Vega 6's architecture, market segment and release date.

Place in performance rating603
Value for money3.46
ArchitectureVega
GPU code nameVega Raven Ridge
Market segmentLaptop
Release date7 January 2018 (3 years ago)
Price now$273 of 9999 (Radeon Pro Vega II)
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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 15360 (Radeon RX 7900 XT)
Boost clock speed1100 MHzof 2903 (Radeon Pro W6600)
Manufacturing process technology14 nmof 5 (Apple M1 GPU)

Memory

Parameters of memory installed on Radeon RX Vega 6: 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 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 4.40
  • 3DMark Cloud Gate GPU
  • 3DMark Fire Strike Score
  • 3DMark Fire Strike Graphics
  • 3DMark 11 Performance GPU
  • 3DMark Vantage Performance
  • 3DMark Ice Storm GPU
  • Passmark

Cloud Gate is an outdated DirectX 11 feature level 10 benchmark that was used for home PCs and basic notebooks.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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

RX Vega 6 1173

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.

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

1080p16
4K17

1920x1080
Medium Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 8
Battlefield 5 12
Far Cry New Dawn 8
Forza Horizon 4 10
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 7

1920x1080
High Preset

Forza Horizon 4 9
Metro Exodus 8
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 6
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 9

1920x1080
Ultra Preset

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 6

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 1% and higher by 2 positions in our rating.

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User rating

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