AMD Radeon RX Vega 64: specs and benchmarks

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Summary

AMD started Radeon RX Vega 64 sales 14 August 2017 at a recommended price of $499 . This is a desktop graphics card based on a Vega architecture and made with 14 nm manufacturing process. It is primarily aimed at gamer market. 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 37.16% of a leader's which is NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090.

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General info

Some basic facts about Radeon RX Vega 64: architecture, market segment, release date etc.

Place in performance ranking115
Place by popularitynot in top-100
Value for money55.97
ArchitectureVega (2017−2021)
GPU code nameVega
Market segmentDesktop
Release date14 August 2017 (6 years old)
Launch price (MSRP)$499
Current price$125 (0.3x MSRP)of 168889 (A100 PCIe 80 GB)
Value for money

Performance to price ratio. The higher, the better.

Technical specs

Radeon RX Vega 64's specs 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 cores4096of 20480 (Data Center GPU Max NEXT)
Core clock speed1630 MHzof 2610 (Radeon RX 6500 XT)
Boost clock speed1546 MHzof 3599 (Radeon RX 7990 XTX)
Number of transistors12,500 millionof 14400 (GeForce GTX 1080 SLI Mobile)
Manufacturing process technology14 nmof 4 (GeForce RTX 4080)
Power consumption (TDP)295 Wattof 2400 (Data Center GPU Max Subsystem)
Texture fill rate395.8of 969.9 (H100 SXM5 96 GB)
Floating-point performance13,353 gflopsof 16384 (Radeon Pro Duo)

Size and compatibility

This section provides details about the physical dimensions of Radeon RX Vega 64 and its compatibility with other computer components. This information is useful when selecting a computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. For desktop graphics cards, it includes details about the interface and bus (for motherboard compatibility) and additional power connectors (for power supply compatibility).

InterfacePCIe 3.0 x16
Length279 mm
Width2-slot
Supplementary power connectors2x 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 have no dedicated memory and use a shared part of system RAM instead.

Memory typeHBM2
Maximum RAM amount8 GBof 192 (Radeon Instinct MI300X)
Memory bus width2048 Bitof 19000 (GeForce RTX 3080 12 GB)
Memory clock speed945 MHzof 23000 (GeForce RTX 4080 SUPER)
Memory bandwidth483.8 GB/sof 3276 (Aldebaran)
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 graphics cards, since for notebook ones the availability of certain video outputs depends on the laptop model, while non-reference desktop models can (though not necessarily will) bear a different set of video ports.

Display Connectors1x HDMI, 3x DisplayPort
HDMI+

API support

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

DirectX12 (12_1)
Shader Model6.4
OpenGL4.6
OpenCL2.0
Vulkan1.1.125

Benchmark performance

Synthetic benchmark performance of Radeon RX Vega 64. The combined score is measured on a 0-100 point scale.


Combined synthetic benchmark score

This is our combined benchmark performance score. 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.

Passmark

This is the most ubiquitous GPU benchmark, part of Passmark PerformanceTest suite. It gives the graphics card a thorough evaluation under various types of 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: 25%

RX Vega 64 14422

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 64 55262

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 64 30824

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 graphics and is quite taxing on hardware.

Benchmark coverage: 14%

RX Vega 64 22501

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 64 127374

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 64 392304

SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 maya-04

Benchmark coverage: 3%

RX Vega 64 84

SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 sw-03

Benchmark coverage: 3%

RX Vega 64 81

SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 snx-02

Benchmark coverage: 3%

RX Vega 64 23

SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 catia-04

Benchmark coverage: 3%

RX Vega 64 157

SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 creo-01

Benchmark coverage: 3%

RX Vega 64 58

SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 medical-01

Benchmark coverage: 3%

RX Vega 64 50

SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 showcase-01

Benchmark coverage: 3%

RX Vega 64 111

SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 energy-01

Benchmark coverage: 3%

RX Vega 64 12

SPECviewperf 12 - Showcase

Benchmark coverage: 2%

RX Vega 64 111

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.

Benchmark coverage: 2%

RX Vega 64 82

SPECviewperf 12 - Catia

Benchmark coverage: 2%

RX Vega 64 158

SPECviewperf 12 - Solidworks

Benchmark coverage: 2%

RX Vega 64 80

SPECviewperf 12 - Siemens NX

Benchmark coverage: 2%

RX Vega 64 23

SPECviewperf 12 - Creo

Benchmark coverage: 2%

RX Vega 64 58

SPECviewperf 12 - Medical

Benchmark coverage: 2%

RX Vega 64 50

SPECviewperf 12 - Energy

Benchmark coverage: 2%

RX Vega 64 12.4

SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 3dsmax-05

Benchmark coverage: 2%

RX Vega 64 145

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.

Benchmark coverage: 1%

RX Vega 64 140

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  

Gaming performance

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.

Average FPS across all PC games

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

Full HD117
1440p76
4K50

Performance in popular games

Full HD
Low Preset

Cyberpunk 2077 65−70

Full HD
Medium Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 81
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 83
Battlefield 5 161
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 147
Cyberpunk 2077 65−70
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

Full HD
High Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 68
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 69
Battlefield 5 146
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 114
Cyberpunk 2077 65−70
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

Full HD
Ultra Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 51
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 60
Battlefield 5 139
Cyberpunk 2077 65−70
Far Cry 5 98
Far Cry New Dawn 91
Forza Horizon 4 128
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 77
Watch Dogs: Legion 54

1440p
High Preset

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

1440p
Ultra Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 40−45
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 47
Battlefield 5 75−80
Cyberpunk 2077 27−30
Far Cry 5 81
Far Cry New Dawn 79
Forza Horizon 4 98
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 55−60
Watch Dogs: Legion 38

4K
High Preset

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 Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 29
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 28
Battlefield 5 59
Cyberpunk 2077 12−14
Far Cry 5 44
Far Cry New Dawn 45
Forza Horizon 4 66
Watch Dogs: Legion 21

Relative perfomance

Radeon RX Vega 64's performance compared to nearest competitors among desktop video cards.


NVIDIA equivalent

According to our data, the closest NVIDIA alternative to Radeon RX Vega 64 is GeForce RTX 2060, which is slower by 2% and lower by 4 positions in our ranking.

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Similar GPUs

Here is our recommendation of several graphics cards that are more or less close in performance to the one reviewed.

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Recommended processors

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