RX Vega 64 vs RX 6800M

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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
AMD Radeon RX 6800M
Radeon RX 6800M
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  • Interface PCIe 4.0 x16
  • Core clock speed 2116
  • Max video memory 12 GB
  • Memory type GDDR6
  • Memory clock speed 16000
  • Maximum resolution
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Games supported 96%

General info

Comparison of graphics card architecture, market segment, value for money and other general parameters.

Place in performance rating73126
Value for money14.63no data
ArchitectureVega (2017−2021)RDNA 2 (2020−2022)
GPU code nameVegaNavi 22
Market segmentDesktopLaptop
Release date14 August 2017 (5 years ago)1 June 2021 (1 year ago)
Launch price (MSRP)$499 no data
Current price$750 (1.5x MSRP)no data
Value for money

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Technical specs

General performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU core base clock and boost clock speeds, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider their benchmark and gaming test results. Note that power consumption of some graphics cards can well exceed their nominal TDP, especially when overclocked.

Pipelines / CUDA cores40962560
Core clock speed1630 MHz2116 MHz
Boost clock speed1546 MHz2300 MHz
Number of transistors12,500 million17,200 million
Manufacturing process technology14 nm7 nm
Thermal design power (TDP)295 Watt145 Watt
Texture fill rate395.8413.0
Floating-point performance13,353 gflopsno data

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on Radeon RX Vega 64 and Radeon RX 6800M 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). For notebook video cards it's notebook size, connection slot and bus, if the video card is inserted into a slot instead of being soldered to the notebook motherboard.

Laptop sizeno datalarge
InterfacePCIe 3.0 x16PCIe 4.0 x16
Length279 mmno data
Width2-slotno data
Supplementary power connectors2x 8-pinNone

Memory

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

Memory typeHBM2GDDR6
Maximum RAM amount8 GB12 GB
Memory bus width2048 Bit192 Bit
Memory clock speed945 MHz16000 MHz
Memory bandwidth483.8 GB/s384.0 GB/s
Shared memory--

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on the reviewed GPUs. As a rule, data in this section is precise only for desktop reference ones (so-called Founders Edition for NVIDIA chips). OEM manufacturers may change the number and type of output ports, while for notebook cards availability of certain video outputs ports depends on the laptop model rather than on the card itself.

Display Connectors1x HDMI, 3x DisplayPortNo outputs
HDMI+no data

API support

APIs supported, including particular versions of those APIs.

DirectX12 (12_1)12 Ultimate (12_2)
Shader Model6.46.5
OpenGL4.64.6
OpenCL2.02.1
Vulkan1.1.1251.2

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmark performance comparison. 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 37.42
+28.7%
RX 6800M 29.08
  • Passmark
  • 3DMark Vantage Performance
  • 3DMark 11 Performance GPU
  • 3DMark Cloud Gate GPU
  • 3DMark Fire Strike Score
  • 3DMark Fire Strike Graphics
  • 3DMark Ice Storm GPU

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 14640
+28.7%
RX 6800M 11379

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
RX 6800M 77244
+39.8%

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
RX 6800M 40391
+31%

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
RX 6800M 160859
+26.3%

Benchmark coverage: 14%

RX Vega 64 18368
RX 6800M 26613
+44.9%

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
RX 6800M 34199
+52%

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
RX 6800M 482999
+23.1%

Mining hashrates

Cryptocurrency mining performance of Radeon RX Vega 64 and Radeon RX 6800M. Usually measured in megahashes per second.

Ethereum / ETH (DaggerHashimoto) 31.5 Mh/s no data
Monero / XMR (CryptoNight) 1.9 kh/s no data

Gaming performance

Let's see how good the compared graphics cards are for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS.

Average FPS

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

Full HD117
+3.5%
113
−3.5%
1440p77
+1.3%
76
−1.3%
4K50
+8.7%
46
−8.7%

Popular games

  • Full HD
    Low Preset
  • Full HD
    Medium Preset
  • Full HD
    High Preset
  • Full HD
    Ultra Preset
  • 1440p
    High Preset
  • 1440p
    Ultra Preset
  • 4K
    High Preset
  • 4K
    Ultra Preset
Cyberpunk 2077 60−65
+28%
50−55
−28%
Assassin's Creed Odyssey 81
+50%
50−55
−50%
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 83
−31.3%
109
+31.3%
Battlefield 5 161
+12.6%
143
−12.6%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 147
+90.9%
75−80
−90.9%
Cyberpunk 2077 60−65
−93.8%
124
+93.8%
Far Cry 5 110
+3.8%
106
−3.8%
Far Cry New Dawn 105
+9.4%
96
−9.4%
Forza Horizon 4 167
+75.8%
95−100
−75.8%
Hitman 3 148
+64.4%
90−95
−64.4%
Horizon Zero Dawn 80
+31.1%
60−65
−31.1%
Red Dead Redemption 2 100
−22%
122
+22%
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 114
−5.3%
120
+5.3%
Watch Dogs: Legion 100
+17.6%
85
−17.6%
Assassin's Creed Odyssey 68
+25.9%
50−55
−25.9%
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 69
−30.4%
90
+30.4%
Battlefield 5 146
+3.5%
141
−3.5%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 114
+48.1%
75−80
−48.1%
Cyberpunk 2077 60−65
−89.1%
121
+89.1%
Far Cry 5 104
+2%
102
−2%
Far Cry New Dawn 101
+7.4%
94
−7.4%
Forza Horizon 4 158
+66.3%
95−100
−66.3%
Hitman 3 130
+44.4%
90−95
−44.4%
Horizon Zero Dawn 62
+31.9%
47
−31.9%
Metro Exodus 73
−43.8%
105
+43.8%
Red Dead Redemption 2 57
−50.9%
86
+50.9%
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 97
−12.4%
109
+12.4%
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 132
−50.8%
199
+50.8%
Watch Dogs: Legion 87
+10.1%
79
−10.1%
Assassin's Creed Odyssey 51
−5.9%
50−55
+5.9%
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 60
−30%
78
+30%
Battlefield 5 139
+0%
139
+0%
Cyberpunk 2077 60−65
−85.9%
119
+85.9%
Far Cry 5 98
+3.2%
95
−3.2%
Far Cry New Dawn 91
+11%
82
−11%
Forza Horizon 4 128
+34.7%
95−100
−34.7%
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 77
−42.9%
110
+42.9%
Watch Dogs: Legion 54
−27.8%
69
+27.8%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 78
+69.6%
45−50
−69.6%
Hitman 3 85
+66.7%
50−55
−66.7%
Horizon Zero Dawn 44
+12.8%
35−40
−12.8%
Metro Exodus 46
−28.3%
59
+28.3%
Red Dead Redemption 2 37
−43.2%
53
+43.2%
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 62
−30.6%
81
+30.6%
Assassin's Creed Odyssey 40−45
+29%
30−35
−29%
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 47
−34%
63
+34%
Battlefield 5 75−80
−64.6%
130
+64.6%
Cyberpunk 2077 27−30
−82.8%
53
+82.8%
Far Cry 5 81
−23.5%
100
+23.5%
Far Cry New Dawn 79
−5.1%
83
+5.1%
Forza Horizon 4 98
+58.1%
60−65
−58.1%
Watch Dogs: Legion 38
−44.7%
55
+44.7%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 44
+83.3%
24−27
−83.3%
Hitman 3 47
+67.9%
27−30
−67.9%
Horizon Zero Dawn 26
+30%
20−22
−30%
Metro Exodus 46
+21.1%
38
−21.1%
Red Dead Redemption 2 24
−37.5%
33
+37.5%
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 32
−34.4%
43
+34.4%
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 48
+54.8%
30−35
−54.8%
Assassin's Creed Odyssey 29
+52.6%
18−20
−52.6%
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 28
−35.7%
38
+35.7%
Battlefield 5 59
−39%
82
+39%
Cyberpunk 2077 12−14
−91.7%
23
+91.7%
Far Cry 5 44
−38.6%
61
+38.6%
Far Cry New Dawn 45
−42.2%
64
+42.2%
Forza Horizon 4 66
+65%
40−45
−65%
Watch Dogs: Legion 21
−57.1%
33
+57.1%

Advantages and disadvantages


Performance rating 37.42 29.08
Recency 14 August 2017 1 June 2021
Memory bus width 2048 192
Pipelines / CUDA cores 4096 2560
Memory bandwidth 483.8 384
Chip lithography 14 nm 7 nm
Thermal design power (TDP) 295 Watt 145 Watt

Judging by the results of synthetic and gaming tests, Technical City recommends

AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64

since it shows better performance.

Be aware that Radeon RX Vega 64 is a desktop card while Radeon RX 6800M is a notebook one.


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Competitors of Radeon RX Vega 64 by NVIDIA

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 higher by 1 position in our rating.

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Competitors of Radeon RX 6800M by NVIDIA

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Radeon RX 6800M from NVIDIA is GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile, which is nearly equal in speed and is lower by 1 position in our rating.

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