AMD Radeon RX Vega 8: specs and benchmarks

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AMD Radeon RX Vega 8
Radeon RX Vega 8
  • Interface IGP
  • Core clock speed
  • Max video memory System Shared
  • Memory type System Shared
  • Memory clock speed System Shared
  • Maximum resolution
Year of release 2017
Performance 5.84


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.

Compatibility-wise, this is an integrated video card. Power consumption is at 65 Watt.

It provides poor gaming and benchmark performance at


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

General info

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

Place in performance rating529
Value for money4.73
ArchitectureVega (2017−2021)
GPU code nameVega Raven Ridge
Market segmentLaptop
Release date26 October 2017 (4 years ago)
Price now$273 of 49999 (A100 SXM4)
Value for money

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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 cores512of 18432 (AD102)
Boost clock speed1200 MHzof 2903 (Radeon Pro W6600)
Number of transistors4,940 millionof 14400 (GeForce GTX 1080 SLI Mobile)
Manufacturing process technology14 nmof 4 (H100 PCIe)
Thermal design power (TDP)65 Wattof 900 (Tesla S2050)
Texture fill rate35.20of 939.8 (H100 SXM5)

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on Radeon RX Vega 8's 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.

Supplementary power connectorsNone


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.

Memory typeSystem Shared
Maximum RAM amountSystem Sharedof 128 (Radeon Instinct MI250X)
Memory bus widthSystem Sharedof 19000 (GeForce RTX 3080 12 GB)
Memory clock speedSystem Sharedof 21000 (GeForce RTX 3090 Ti)
Shared memory-

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on Radeon RX Vega 8. 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 ConnectorsNo outputs

API support

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

DirectX12 (12_1)
Shader Model6.4

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.

RX Vega 8 5.84
  • Passmark
  • 3DMark Vantage Performance
  • 3DMark 11 Performance GPU
  • 3DMark Fire Strike Score
  • 3DMark Cloud Gate GPU
  • 3DMark Fire Strike Graphics
  • 3DMark Ice Storm GPU
  • Unigine Heaven 3.0


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: 25%

RX Vega 8 1737

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 8 10294

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: 16%

RX Vega 8 3537

3DMark Fire Strike Score

Benchmark coverage: 13%

RX Vega 8 2142

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: 13%

RX Vega 8 15186

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: 13%

RX Vega 8 2335

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 8 113247

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.

Benchmark coverage: 5%

RX Vega 8 27

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.

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

Full HD19

Full HD
Medium Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 15
Battlefield 5 24
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 16
Far Cry 5 12
Far Cry New Dawn 13
Forza Horizon 4 26
Horizon Zero Dawn 6−7
Red Dead Redemption 2 12
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 12

Full HD
High Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 11
Battlefield 5 22
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 6
Far Cry 5 9
Far Cry New Dawn 15
Forza Horizon 4 30
Horizon Zero Dawn 6−7
Metro Exodus 7
Red Dead Redemption 2 6−7
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 11
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 13

Full HD
Ultra Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 8
Battlefield 5 23
Far Cry 5 9
Far Cry New Dawn 14
Forza Horizon 4 23
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 7

High Preset

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 6−7
Horizon Zero Dawn 6−7
Metro Exodus 6−7
Red Dead Redemption 2 6−7
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 6−7

Ultra Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 6−7
Battlefield 5 6−7
Far Cry 5 6−7
Far Cry New Dawn 6−7
Forza Horizon 4 6−7

High Preset

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 6−7
Horizon Zero Dawn 6−7
Metro Exodus 6−7
Red Dead Redemption 2 6−7
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 3
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 6−7

Ultra Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 4
Battlefield 5 6
Far Cry 5 6−7
Far Cry New Dawn 6−7
Forza Horizon 4 9

Relative perfomance

Overall Radeon RX Vega 8 performance compared to nearest competitors among notebook video cards.

NVIDIA equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Radeon RX Vega 8 from NVIDIA is GeForce 9800M GT SLI, which is nearly equal in speed and higher by 1 position in our rating.

NVIDIA GeForce 9800M GT SLI GeForce 9800M GT SLI

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

Similar GPUs

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

Intel Iris Plus Graphics 650 Iris Plus Graphics 650
AMD Radeon RX Vega 10 Radeon RX Vega 10
Intel UHD Graphics G7 (Lakefield GT2 64 EU) UHD Graphics G7 (Lakefield GT2 64 EU)
AMD Radeon RX 640 Radeon RX 640
Intel Iris Pro Graphics 580 Iris Pro Graphics 580
Intel Iris Graphics 6100 Iris Graphics 6100

Recommended processors

These processors are most commonly used with Radeon RX Vega 8 according to our statistics.

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