AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 2000/3000): specs and benchmarks

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AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 2000/3000)
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Year of release 2017
Performance 6.28

Summary

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.

Power consumption is at 15 Watt.

It provides poor gaming and benchmark performance at

6.28%

of a leader's which is NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090.

General info

Some basic facts about Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 2000/3000): architecture, market segment, release date etc.

Place in performance rating469
ArchitectureVega (2017−2021)
GPU code nameVega Raven Ridge
Market segmentLaptop
Release date26 October 2017 (5 years ago)

Technical specs

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 cores512of 18432 (AD102)
Boost clock speed1200 MHzof 2903 (Radeon Pro W6600)
Manufacturing process technology14 nmof 4 (GeForce RTX 4080 Ti)
Thermal design power (TDP)15 Wattof 900 (Tesla S2050)

Memory

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 have no dedicated memory and use a shared part of system RAM instead.

Shared memory-

API support

APIs supported by Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 2000/3000), sometimes including their particular versions.

DirectX12_1

Benchmark performance

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.


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 (Ryzen 2000/3000) 6.28
  • 3DMark Vantage Performance
  • 3DMark 11 Performance GPU
  • 3DMark Cloud Gate GPU
  • 3DMark Fire Strike Score
  • 3DMark Fire Strike Graphics
  • 3DMark Ice Storm GPU
  • Unigine Heaven 3.0

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 (Ryzen 2000/3000) 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: 17%

RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 2000/3000) 3549

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: 14%

RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 2000/3000) 15593

3DMark Fire Strike Score

Benchmark coverage: 14%

RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 2000/3000) 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.

Benchmark coverage: 14%

RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 2000/3000) 2363

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 (Ryzen 2000/3000) 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 (Ryzen 2000/3000) 27

Game benchmarks

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.

Average FPS

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

Full HD19
4K10

Popular games

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Cyberpunk 2077 5−6
Assassin's Creed Odyssey 15
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 10
Battlefield 5 24
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 16
Cyberpunk 2077 5−6
Far Cry 5 12
Far Cry New Dawn 13
Forza Horizon 4 26
Hitman 3 10−12
Horizon Zero Dawn 12
Red Dead Redemption 2 12
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 12
Watch Dogs: Legion 12
Assassin's Creed Odyssey 11
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 5−6
Battlefield 5 22
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 6
Cyberpunk 2077 5−6
Far Cry 5 10
Far Cry New Dawn 14
Forza Horizon 4 30
Hitman 3 10−12
Horizon Zero Dawn 8−9
Metro Exodus 7
Red Dead Redemption 2 10−11
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 10
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 13
Watch Dogs: Legion 7−8
Assassin's Creed Odyssey 8
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 5−6
Battlefield 5 23
Cyberpunk 2077 5−6
Far Cry 5 9
Far Cry New Dawn 14
Forza Horizon 4 23
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 7
Watch Dogs: Legion 7−8
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 10−11
Hitman 3 8−9
Horizon Zero Dawn 8−9
Metro Exodus 5−6
Red Dead Redemption 2 5−6
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 8−9
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 4−5
Assassin's Creed Odyssey 4−5
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 0−1
Battlefield 5 5−6
Cyberpunk 2077 1−2
Far Cry 5 7−8
Far Cry New Dawn 6−7
Forza Horizon 4 10−11
Watch Dogs: Legion 3−4
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 5−6
Hitman 3 6−7
Horizon Zero Dawn 6−7
Metro Exodus 1−2
Red Dead Redemption 2 4−5
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 3
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 5−6
Assassin's Creed Odyssey 4
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 1−2
Battlefield 5 6
Cyberpunk 2077 1−2
Far Cry 5 5−6
Far Cry New Dawn 7−8
Forza Horizon 4 9
Watch Dogs: Legion 3−4

Relative perfomance

Overall Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 2000/3000) performance compared to nearest competitors among notebook video cards.


NVIDIA equivalent

The nearest Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 2000/3000)'s NVIDIA equivalent is GeForce MX250, which is faster by 1% and higher by 2 positions in our performance rating.

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Here are some closest NVIDIA rivals to Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 2000/3000):

Similar GPUs

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

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Recommended processors

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