AMD Radeon RX Vega 64: specs and benchmarks

AMD Radeon RX Vega 64

Summary

AMD started Radeon RX Vega 64 sales 14 August 2017 at a recommended price of $499. This is a high-end Vega architecture desktop card based on 14 nm manufacturing process and primarily aimed at gamers. 8 GB of HBM2 memory clocked at 945 GHz are supplied, and together with 2048 Bit memory interface this creates a bandwidth of 483.8 GB/s.

Compatibility-wise, this is dual-slot card attached via PCIe 3.0 x16 interface. Its manufacturer default version has a length of 279 mm. Two 8-pin power connectors are required, and power consumption is at 295 Watt.

It provides good gaming and benchmark performance at 54.16 percent of a leader's which is AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT.

General info

Of Radeon RX Vega 64's architecture, market segment and release date.

Place in performance rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
1.57
 
Architecture
Vega
 
GPU code name
Vega
 
Market segment
Desktop
 
Release date
14 August 2017 (4 years ago)
 
Launch price (MSRP)
$499
 
Price now
$1330 (2.7x MSRP)
 
of 11999 (Tesla V100 FHHL)

Technical specs

Radeon RX Vega 64'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 64's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.

Pipelines / CUDA cores
4096
 
of 10752 (GA102)
Core clock speed
1630 MHz
 
Boost clock speed
1546 MHz
 
Number of transistors
12,500 million
 
Manufacturing process technology
14 nm
 
Thermal design power (TDP)
295 Watt
 
of 900 (Tesla S2050)
Texture fill rate
395.8
 
Floating-point performance
13,353 gflops
 
of 2918.4 (GRID K340)

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on Radeon RX Vega 64's compatibility with other computer components. Useful when choosing a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. For desktop video cards it's interface and bus (motherboard compatibility), additional power connectors (power supply compatibility).

Interface
PCIe 3.0 x16
 
Length
279 mm
 
Supplementary power connectors
2x 8-pin
 

Memory

Parameters of memory installed on Radeon RX Vega 64: 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
HBM2
 
Maximum RAM amount
8 GB
 
Memory bus width
2048 Bit
 
of 6144 (GRID A100A)
Memory clock speed
945 MHz
 
of 19500 (GeForce RTX 3090)
Memory bandwidth
483.8 GB/s
 
of 1024 (Radeon VII)
Shared memory
-
 

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on Radeon RX Vega 64. 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
1x HDMI, 3x DisplayPort
 
HDMI
+
 

API support

APIs supported by Radeon RX Vega 64, sometimes including their particular versions.

DirectX
12 (12_1)
 
Shader Model
6.4
 
OpenGL
4.6
 
OpenCL
2.0
 
Vulkan
1.1.125
 

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmark performance of Radeon RX Vega 64. 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.

54.16

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.

127374

3DMark Fire Strike Score

18368

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.

22501

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.

30824

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.

55262

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.

392304

SPECviewperf 12 - Solidworks

80

SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 sw-03

81

SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 snx-02

23

SPECviewperf 12 - Siemens NX

23

SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 showcase-01

111

SPECviewperf 12 - Showcase

111

SPECviewperf 12 - Medical

50

SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 medical-01

50

SPECviewperf 12 - Maya

This part of SPECviewperf 12 workstation benchmark uses Autodesk Maya 13 engine to render a superhero energy plant static scene consisting of more than 700 thousand polygons, in six different modes.

82

SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 maya-04

84

SPECviewperf 12 - Energy

12.4

SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 energy-01

12.2

SPECviewperf 12 - Creo

58

SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 creo-01

58

SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 catia-04

157

SPECviewperf 12 - Catia

158

SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 3dsmax-05

145

SPECviewperf 12 - 3ds Max

This part of SPECviewperf 12 benchmark emulates work with 3DS Max, executing eleven tests in various use scenarios, including architectural modeling and animation for computer games.

140

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.

14638

Mining hashrates

Cryptocurrency mining performance of Radeon RX Vega 64. Usually measured in megahashes per second.

Ethereum / ETH (DaggerHashimoto)
31.5 Mh/s
 
 
Monero / XMR (CryptoNight)
1.9 kh/s
 
 

Game benchmarks

Let's see how good Radeon RX Vega 64 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.

This video card matches 100% minimum and 99% recommended requirements of all games known to us.

Minimum
100%
Recommended
99%
Minimum
100%
Recommended
99%

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

1080p
 
117
 
1440p
 
77
 
4K
 
50
 

1920x1080
Medium Settings

Assassin's Creed Odyssey
 
81
 
Assassin's Creed Valhalla
 
83
 
Battlefield 5
 
161
 
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare
 
147
 
Cyberpunk 2077
 
69
 
Far Cry 5
 
110
 
Far Cry New Dawn
 
105
 
Forza Horizon 4
 
167
 
Hitman 3
 
148
 
Horizon Zero Dawn
 
80
 
Red Dead Redemption 2
 
100
 
Shadow of the Tomb Raider
 
114
 
Watch Dogs: Legion
 
100
 

1920x1080
High Settings

Assassin's Creed Odyssey
 
68
 
Assassin's Creed Valhalla
 
69
 
Battlefield 5
 
146
 
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare
 
114
 
Cyberpunk 2077
 
55
 
Far Cry 5
 
104
 
Far Cry New Dawn
 
101
 
Forza Horizon 4
 
158
 
Hitman 3
 
130
 
Horizon Zero Dawn
 
62
 
Metro Exodus
 
73
 
Red Dead Redemption 2
 
57
 
Shadow of the Tomb Raider
 
97
 
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
 
132
 
Watch Dogs: Legion
 
87
 

1920x1080
Ultra Settings

Assassin's Creed Odyssey
 
51
 
Assassin's Creed Valhalla
 
60
 
Battlefield 5
 
139
 
Cyberpunk 2077
 
47
 
Far Cry 5
 
98
 
Far Cry New Dawn
 
91
 
Forza Horizon 4
 
128
 
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
 
77
 
Watch Dogs: Legion
 
54
 

2560x1440
High Settings

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare
 
78
 
Hitman 3
 
85
 
Horizon Zero Dawn
 
44
 
Metro Exodus
 
46
 
Red Dead Redemption 2
 
37
 
Shadow of the Tomb Raider
 
62
 

2560x1440
Ultra Settings

Assassin's Creed Valhalla
 
47
 
Cyberpunk 2077
 
31
 
Far Cry 5
 
81
 
Far Cry New Dawn
 
79
 
Forza Horizon 4
 
98
 
Watch Dogs: Legion
 
38
 

4K
High Settings

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare
 
44
 
Hitman 3
 
47
 
Horizon Zero Dawn
 
26
 
Metro Exodus
 
46
 
Red Dead Redemption 2
 
24
 
Shadow of the Tomb Raider
 
32
 
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
 
48
 

4K
Ultra Settings

Assassin's Creed Odyssey
 
29
 
Assassin's Creed Valhalla
 
28
 
Battlefield 5
 
59
 
Cyberpunk 2077
 
14
 
Far Cry 5
 
44
 
Far Cry New Dawn
 
45
 
Forza Horizon 4
 
66
 
Watch Dogs: Legion
 
21
 

NVIDIA equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Radeon RX Vega 64 from NVIDIA is GeForce GTX 1070 Ti, which is slower by 2% and lower by 5 positions in our rating.

Here are some closest NVIDIA rivals to Radeon RX Vega 64:

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