AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 vs Intel HD Graphics 620

AMD Radeon RX Vega 8
Intel HD Graphics 620

General info

Comparison of Radeon RX Vega 8 and HD Graphics 620 architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
Architecture
Vega
 
Generation 9.5
Code name
Vega Raven Ridge
 
Kaby Lake GT2
Type
Laptop
 
Laptop
Release date
26 October 2017
 
30 August 2016

Technical specs

Radeon RX Vega 8 and HD Graphics 620's general performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU core clock, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of Radeon RX Vega 8 and HD Graphics 620's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
Pipelines
512
 
192
Core clock speed
no data
 
300 MHz
Boost Clock
1200 MHz
 
1050 MHz
Transistor count
no data
 
189 million
Manufacturing process technology
14 nm
 
14 nm++
Power consumption (TDP)
no data
 
15 Watt
Texture fill rate
no data
 
25.20
Floating-point performance
no data
 
403.2 gflops

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on Radeon RX Vega 8 and HD Graphics 620 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.
Interface
no data
 
PCIe 3.0 x1

Memory

Parameters of memory installed on Radeon RX Vega 8 and HD Graphics 620: 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 type
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DDR3L/LPDDR3/LPDDR4
Maximum RAM amount
no data
 
32 GB
Shared memory
-
 
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Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on Radeon RX Vega 8 and HD Graphics 620. 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 Connectors
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No outputs

Technologies

Technological solutions and APIs supported by Radeon RX Vega 8 and HD Graphics 620. You'll probably need this information if you need some particular technology for your purposes.
Quick Sync
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API support

APIs supported by Radeon RX Vega 8 and HD Graphics 620, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX
DirectX 12_1
 
12 (12_1)
OpenGL
no data
 
4.6
Vulkan
-
 
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Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Radeon RX Vega 8 and HD Graphics 620. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

RX Vega 8 8.00 +85.6%
HD Graphics 620 4.31

3DMark Ice Storm GPU

RX Vega 8 113147 +43.1%
HD Graphics 620 79067

3DMark Cloud Gate GPU

RX Vega 8 15109 +95.6%
HD Graphics 620 7725

3DMark Fire Strike Score

RX Vega 8 2141 +149.5%
HD Graphics 620 858

3DMark Fire Strike Graphics

RX Vega 8 2328 +149.3%
HD Graphics 620 934

3DMark 11 Performance GPU

RX Vega 8 3511 +132.7%
HD Graphics 620 1509

3DMark Vantage Performance

RX Vega 8 10294 +77.4%
HD Graphics 620 5803

Passmark

RX Vega 8 1737 +85.8%
HD Graphics 620 935

Gaming performance

Let's see how good Radeon RX Vega 8 and HD Graphics 620 are for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS.

Advantages of AMD Radeon RX Vega 8

85.6% faster (about 2 times) in synthetic tests
Much newer (26 October 2017 vs 30 August 2016)
More pipelines (512 vs 192)
Tiled Rasterization
Shared Memory (up to Dual-Channel DDR4-2400)

Advantages of Intel HD Graphics 620

Quick Sync (hardware acceleration of video encoding and decoding for Intel CPUs. Speeds up video encoding by times, but at the cost of somewhat lower quality)
Vulkan (a contemporary API for graphics acceleration, based on now-discontinued Mantle)

So, RX Vega 8 or HD Graphics 620?

Judging by the results of synthetic and gaming tests, Technical City recommends AMD Radeon RX Vega 8.
Should you still have questions on choice between Radeon RX Vega 8 and HD Graphics 620, ask them in Comments section, and we shall answer.

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