RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 5000) vs RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 4000)

General info

Comparison of graphics card architecture, market segment, value for money and other general parameters.

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Value for money (0-100)
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GPU code name
Vega Raven Ridge
Vega Raven Ridge
Market segment
Launch date
7 January 2021 (less than a year ago)
7 January 2020 (1 year ago)
Price now
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Technical specs

General performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU core base clock and boost clock speeds, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider their benchmark and gaming test results. Note that power consumption of some graphics cards can well exceed their nominal TDP, especially when overclocked.

Pipelines / CUDA cores
Boost clock speed
2000 MHz
1750 MHz
Manufacturing process technology
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7 nm


Parameters of memory installed: its type, size, bus, clock and resulting bandwidth. Note that GPUs integrated into processors have no dedicated VRAM and use a shared part of system RAM.

Shared memory

API support

APIs supported, including particular versions of those APIs.

DirectX 12_1
DirectX 12_1

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmark performance comparison. 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 5000) 18.95 +11.8%
RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 4000) 16.95

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Cloud Gate is an outdated DirectX 11 feature level 10 benchmark that was used for home PCs and basic notebooks.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

RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 5000) 28491 +5.9%
RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 4000) 26901

3DMark Fire Strike Score

RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 5000) 3495
RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 4000) 3532 +1.1%

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.

RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 5000) 3861
RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 4000) 3899 +1%

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.

RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 5000) 5870
RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 4000) 6180 +5.3%

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.

RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 5000) 266666 +34.6%
RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 4000) 198052

Gaming performance

Let's see how good the compared graphics cards are for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS.

RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 5000) satisfies 94% minimum and 81% recommended requirements of all games known to us.


RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 4000) satisfies 93% minimum and 79% recommended requirements of all games known to us.


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

RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 5000)
RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 4000)
27 +3.8%
26 −3.8%
8 −112.5%
17 +112.5%

Competitors of Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 5000) from NVIDIA

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 5000) from NVIDIA is GeForce GTX 860M SLI, which is slower by 3% and lower by 5 positions in our rating.

Here are some closest NVIDIA rivals to Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 5000):

Competitors of Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 4000) from NVIDIA

The nearest Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 4000)'s NVIDIA equivalent is GeForce GTX 485M SLI, which is faster by 1% and higher by 1 position in our rating.

Here are some closest NVIDIA rivals to Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 4000):

Advantages of AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 5000)

11.8% better performance in benchmarks

Much newer (7 January 2021 vs 7 January 2020)

Advantages of AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 4000)

We are unaware of any advantages of AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 4000) over AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 5000).

So, which one is the better GPU?

Judging by the results of synthetic and gaming tests, Technical City recommends AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 5000), since it shows better performance.

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AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 5000)
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