AMD Radeon RX Vega 7 vs NVIDIA Quadro T500 Mobile

General info

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

Place in our rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
1.48
 
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Architecture
Vega
 
Turing
GPU code name
Vega Raven Ridge
 
TU117
Market segment
Laptop
 
Mobile workstation
Launch date
7 January 2020 (1 year ago)
 
27 May 2019 (2 years ago)
Price now
$387
 
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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 cores
448
 
896
Core clock speed
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1365 MHz
Boost clock speed
1600 MHz
 
1695 MHz
Number of transistors
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4,700 million
Manufacturing process technology
7 nm
 
12 nm
Thermal design power (TDP)
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18 Watt
Texture fill rate
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94.92

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on Radeon RX Vega 7 and Quadro T500 Mobile compatibility with other computer components. Useful when choosing a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. 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 size
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medium sized
Interface
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PCIe 3.0 x16

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 type
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GDDR5/GDDR6
Maximum RAM amount
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4 GB
Memory bus width
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64 Bit
Memory clock speed
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10000 MHz
Memory bandwidth
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80 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 Connectors
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No outputs

API support

APIs supported, including particular versions of those APIs.

DirectX
DirectX 12_1
 
12 (12_1)
Shader Model
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6.5
OpenGL
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4.6
OpenCL
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1.2
Vulkan
-
 
1.2
CUDA
-
 
7.5

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 7 15.30 +23.1%
T500 Mobile 12.43

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.

RX Vega 7 23024
T500 Mobile 23453 +1.9%

3DMark Fire Strike Score

RX Vega 7 2966
T500 Mobile 4347 +46.6%

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.

RX Vega 7 3304
T500 Mobile 4635 +40.3%

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.

RX Vega 7 5163
T500 Mobile 8081 +56.5%

Gaming performance

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

RX Vega 7 satisfies 92% minimum and 78% recommended requirements of all games known to us.

Minimum
92%
Recommended
78%
Minimum
92%
Recommended
78%

T500 Mobile satisfies 86% minimum and 73% recommended requirements of all games known to us.

Minimum
86%
Recommended
73%
Minimum
86%
Recommended
73%

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

 
RX Vega 7
T500 Mobile
1080p
 
26 −38.5%
36 +38.5%
1440p
 
36
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4K
 
19
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Competitors of Radeon RX Vega 7 from NVIDIA

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Radeon RX Vega 7 from NVIDIA is GeForce GTX 965M, which is nearly equal in speed and lower by 2 positions in our rating.

Here are some closest NVIDIA rivals to Radeon RX Vega 7:

Competitors of Quadro T500 Mobile from AMD

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Quadro T500 Mobile from AMD is Radeon Pro 555X, which is nearly equal in speed and lower by 1 position in our rating.

Here are some closest AMD rivals to Quadro T500 Mobile:

Advantages of AMD Radeon RX Vega 7

23.1% better performance in benchmarks

Somewhat newer (7 January 2020 vs 27 May 2019)

Finer manufacturing process technology (7 vs 12 nm)

Advantages of NVIDIA Quadro T500 Mobile

More pipelines (896 vs 448)

So, which one is the better GPU?

Judging by the results of synthetic and gaming tests, Technical City recommends AMD Radeon RX Vega 7, since it shows better performance.

Be aware that Radeon RX Vega 7 is a notebook card while Quadro T500 Mobile is a mobile workstation one.

Should you still have questions concerning choice between the reviewed GPUs, ask them in Comments section, and we shall answer.

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