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

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Year of release 2017
Performance 9.75
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AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 2000/3000)
AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 2000/3000) AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 2000/3000)

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.

It provides poor gaming and benchmark performance at

9.75%

percent of a leader's which is NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti.

General info

Of Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 2000/3000)'s architecture, market segment and release date.

Place in performance rating397
ArchitectureVega
GPU code nameVega Raven Ridge
Market segmentLaptop
Release date26 October 2017 (4 years ago)
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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 14080 (Radeon Instinct MI250X)
Boost clock speed1200 MHzof 2903 (Radeon Pro W6600)
Manufacturing process technology14 nmof 5 (Apple M1 GPU)

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 don't have dedicated memory and use a shared part of system RAM.

Shared memory-

API support

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

DirectXDirectX 12_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) 9.75
  • 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.

RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 2000/3000) 15770
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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 8 (Ryzen 2000/3000) 2344

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 8 (Ryzen 2000/3000) 3544

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.

RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 2000/3000) 10294

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.

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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.

RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 2000/3000) 113347

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.

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

1080p19
4K10

1920x1080
Medium Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 15
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 10
Battlefield 5 24
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

1920x1080
High Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 11
Battlefield 5 22
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 11
Far Cry 5 12
Far Cry New Dawn 14
Forza Horizon 4 30
Metro Exodus 7
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 10
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 13

1920x1080
Ultra Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 8
Battlefield 5 23
Far Cry 5 11
Far Cry New Dawn 14
Forza Horizon 4 23
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 7

3840x2160
High Preset

Shadow of the Tomb Raider 3

3840x2160
Ultra Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 4
Battlefield 5 6
Forza Horizon 4 9

Relative perfomance

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


NVIDIA equivalent

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.

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User rating

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