AMD Radeon RX Vega 8: specs and benchmarks

AMD Radeon RX Vega 8

Summary

AMD started Radeon RX Vega 8 sales 26 October 2017. This is Vega architecture notebook card based on 14 nm manufacturing process and primarily aimed at gamers.

It provides poor gaming and benchmark performance at 6.65 percent of a leader's which is AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT.

General info

Of Radeon RX Vega 8's architecture, market type and release date.

Place in our rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
0.91
 
Architecture
Vega
 
GPU code name
Vega Raven Ridge
 
Market segment
Laptop
 
Launch date
26 October 2017 (3 years ago)
 
Price now
$273
 

Technical specs

Radeon RX Vega 8'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 8's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.

Pipelines / CUDA cores
512
 
of 10752 (GA102)
Boost clock speed
1200 MHz
 
Manufacturing process technology
14 nm
 

Memory

Parameters of memory installed on Radeon RX Vega 8: 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.

Shared memory
-
 

API support

APIs supported by Radeon RX Vega 8, sometimes including their particular versions.

DirectX
DirectX 12_1
 

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmark performance of Radeon RX Vega 8. 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.

6.65

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Cloud Gate is an outdated DirectX 11 feature level 10 benchmark that was used for home PCs and basic notebooks.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.

15186

3DMark Fire Strike Score

2142

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.

2335

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.

3537

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.

10294

Unigine Heaven 3.0

This is an old DirectX 11 benchmark using Unigine, a 3D game engine by eponymous Russian company. It displays a fantasy medieval town sprawling over several flying islands. Version 3.0 was released in 2012, and in 2013 it was superseded by Heaven 4.0, which introduced several slight improvements, including a newer version of Unigine.

27

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.

113247

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.

1737

Game benchmarks

Let's see how good Radeon RX Vega 8 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 78% minimum and 66% recommended requirements of all games known to us.

Minimum
78%
Recommended
66%
Minimum
78%
Recommended
66%

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

1080p
 
19
 
4K
 
10
 

NVIDIA equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Radeon RX Vega 8 from NVIDIA is GeForce 8800M GTX SLI, which is slower by 2% and lower by 3 positions in our rating.

Here are some closest NVIDIA rivals to Radeon RX Vega 8:

Similar GPUs

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