AMD Radeon RX Vega 64: specs and benchmarks

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AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
Radeon RX Vega 64
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  • Interface PCIe 3.0 x16
  • Core clock speed 1630
  • Max video memory 8 GB
  • Memory type HBM2
  • Memory clock speed 945
  • Maximum resolution
Year of release 2017
Performance 49.74

Summary

AMD started Radeon RX Vega 64 sales 14 August 2017 at a recommended price of $499. This is 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

49.74%

of a leader's which is NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti.

General info

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

Place in performance rating68
Value for money19.55
ArchitectureVega (2017−2021)
GPU code nameVega
Market segmentDesktop
Release date14 August 2017 (5 years ago)
Launch price (MSRP)$499
Current price$444 (0.9x MSRP)of 49999 (A100 SXM4)
Value for money

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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 cores4096of 18432 (AD102)
Core clock speed1630 MHzof 2610 (Radeon RX 6500 XT)
Boost clock speed1546 MHzof 2903 (Radeon Pro W6600)
Number of transistors12,500 millionof 14400 (GeForce GTX 1080 SLI Mobile)
Manufacturing process technology14 nmof 4 (GeForce RTX 4080 Ti)
Thermal design power (TDP)295 Wattof 900 (Tesla S2050)
Texture fill rate395.8of 939.8 (H100 SXM5)
Floating-point performance13,353 gflopsof 16384 (Radeon Pro Duo)

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).

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 don't have dedicated memory and use a shared part of system RAM.

Memory typeHBM2
Maximum RAM amount8 GBof 128 (Radeon Instinct MI250X)
Memory bus width2048 Bitof 8192 (Radeon Instinct MI250X)
Memory clock speed945 MHzof 21000 (GeForce RTX 3090 Ti)
Memory bandwidth483.8 GB/sof 14400 (Radeon R7 M260)
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 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

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.

RX Vega 64 49.74
  • Passmark
  • 3DMark 11 Performance GPU
  • 3DMark Vantage Performance
  • 3DMark Cloud Gate GPU
  • 3DMark Fire Strike Score
  • 3DMark Fire Strike Graphics
  • 3DMark Ice Storm GPU
  • SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 maya-04
  • SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 sw-03
  • SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 snx-02
  • SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 medical-01
  • SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 catia-04
  • SPECviewperf 12 - Showcase
  • SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 creo-01
  • SPECviewperf 12 - Maya
  • SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 energy-01
  • SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 showcase-01
  • SPECviewperf 12 - Catia
  • SPECviewperf 12 - Solidworks
  • SPECviewperf 12 - Siemens NX
  • SPECviewperf 12 - Creo
  • SPECviewperf 12 - Medical
  • SPECviewperf 12 - Energy
  • SPECviewperf 12 - 3ds Max
  • SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 3dsmax-05

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 64 14652

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 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 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 Fire Strike Score

Benchmark coverage: 14%

RX Vega 64 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.

Benchmark coverage: 14%

RX Vega 64 22501

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: 2%

RX Vega 64 81

SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 snx-02

Benchmark coverage: 2%

RX Vega 64 23

SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 medical-01

Benchmark coverage: 2%

RX Vega 64 50

SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 catia-04

Benchmark coverage: 2%

RX Vega 64 157

SPECviewperf 12 - Showcase

Benchmark coverage: 2%

RX Vega 64 111

SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 creo-01

Benchmark coverage: 2%

RX Vega 64 58

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 - specvp12 energy-01

Benchmark coverage: 2%

RX Vega 64 12.2

SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 showcase-01

Benchmark coverage: 2%

RX Vega 64 111

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 - 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

SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 3dsmax-05

Benchmark coverage: 1%

RX Vega 64 145

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.

Average FPS

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

Full HD117
1440p77
4K50

Popular games

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Cyberpunk 2077 50−55
Assassin's Creed Odyssey 81
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 83
Battlefield 5 161
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 147
Cyberpunk 2077 50−55
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
Assassin's Creed Odyssey 68
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 69
Battlefield 5 146
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 114
Cyberpunk 2077 50−55
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
Assassin's Creed Odyssey 51
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 60
Battlefield 5 139
Cyberpunk 2077 50−55
Far Cry 5 98
Far Cry New Dawn 91
Forza Horizon 4 128
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 77
Watch Dogs: Legion 54
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
Assassin's Creed Odyssey 50−55
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 47
Battlefield 5 50−55
Cyberpunk 2077 50−55
Far Cry 5 81
Far Cry New Dawn 79
Forza Horizon 4 98
Watch Dogs: Legion 38
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
Assassin's Creed Odyssey 29
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 28
Battlefield 5 59
Cyberpunk 2077 50−55
Far Cry 5 44
Far Cry New Dawn 45
Forza Horizon 4 66
Watch Dogs: Legion 21

Relative perfomance

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


NVIDIA equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Radeon RX Vega 64 from NVIDIA is GeForce GTX 1070 Ti, which is nearly equal in speed and is lower by 3 positions in our rating.

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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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