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AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 2000/3000): specs and benchmarks
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AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 2000/3000)
AMD started Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 2000/3000) 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
percent of a leader's which is NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti.
Of Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 2000/3000)'s architecture, market segment and release date.
|Place in performance rating||397|
|GPU code name||Vega Raven Ridge|
|Release date||26 October 2017 (4 years ago)|
Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 2000/3000)'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 (Ryzen 2000/3000)'s performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
|Pipelines / CUDA cores||512||of 14080 (Radeon Instinct MI250X)|
|Boost clock speed||1200 MHz||of 2903 (Radeon Pro W6600)|
|Manufacturing process technology||14 nm||of 5 (Apple M1 GPU)|
Parameters of memory installed on Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 2000/3000): 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.
APIs supported by Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 2000/3000), sometimes including their particular versions.
Non-gaming benchmark performance of Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 2000/3000). Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.
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.
- 3DMark Cloud Gate GPU
- 3DMark Fire Strike Score
- 3DMark Fire Strike Graphics
- 3DMark 11 Performance GPU
- 3DMark Vantage Performance
- Unigine Heaven 3.0
- 3DMark Ice Storm 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Cloud Gate is an outdated DirectX 11 feature level 10 benchmark that was used for home PCs and basic notebooks.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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Let's see how good Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 2000/3000) 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 games across different resolutions:
|Assassin's Creed Odyssey||15|
|Assassin's Creed Valhalla||10|
|Call of Duty: Modern Warfare||16|
|Far Cry 5||13|
|Far Cry New Dawn||13|
|Forza Horizon 4||26|
|Horizon Zero Dawn||12|
|Red Dead Redemption 2||12|
|Shadow of the Tomb Raider||12|
|Watch Dogs: Legion||12|
|Assassin's Creed Odyssey||11|
|Call of Duty: Modern Warfare||11|
|Far Cry 5||12|
|Far Cry New Dawn||14|
|Forza Horizon 4||30|
|Shadow of the Tomb Raider||10|
|The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt||13|
|Assassin's Creed Odyssey||8|
|Far Cry 5||11|
|Far Cry New Dawn||14|
|Forza Horizon 4||23|
|The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt||7|
|Shadow of the Tomb Raider||3|
|Assassin's Creed Odyssey||4|
|Forza Horizon 4||9|
Overall Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 2000/3000) performance compared to nearest competitors among notebook video cards.
We believe that the nearest equivalent to Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 2000/3000) from NVIDIA is GeForce GTX 850M, which is nearly equal in speed and higher by 3 positions in our rating.
Here are some closest NVIDIA rivals to Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 2000/3000):
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