AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 vs Intel Iris Graphics 550

General info

Comparison of Radeon RX Vega 8 and Iris Graphics 550 architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
Generation 9.0
Code name
Vega Raven Ridge
Skylake GT3e
Release date
26 October 2017
1 September 2015

Technical specs

Radeon RX Vega 8 and Iris Graphics 550'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 Iris Graphics 550's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
Core clock speed
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300 MHz
Boost Clock
1200 MHz
1100 MHz
Transistor count
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189 million
Manufacturing process technology
14 nm
14 nm+
Power consumption (TDP)
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15 Watt
Texture fill rate
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Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on Radeon RX Vega 8 and Iris Graphics 550 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.
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PCIe 3.0 x1


Parameters of memory installed on Radeon RX Vega 8 and Iris Graphics 550: 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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System Shared
Shared memory

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on Radeon RX Vega 8 and Iris Graphics 550. 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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Technological solutions and APIs supported by Radeon RX Vega 8 and Iris Graphics 550. 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 Iris Graphics 550, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX 12_1
12 (12_1)
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Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Radeon RX Vega 8 and Iris Graphics 550. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

RX Vega 8 8.02
Iris Graphics 550 9.78 +21.9%

3DMark Ice Storm GPU

RX Vega 8 113147
Iris Graphics 550 144742 +27.9%

3DMark Cloud Gate GPU

RX Vega 8 15148 +16.6%
Iris Graphics 550 12986

3DMark Fire Strike Score

RX Vega 8 2142 +38.7%
Iris Graphics 550 1544

3DMark Fire Strike Graphics

RX Vega 8 2332 +42.4%
Iris Graphics 550 1638

3DMark 11 Performance GPU

RX Vega 8 3535 +39.5%
Iris Graphics 550 2534

3DMark Vantage Performance

RX Vega 8 10294 +5.5%
Iris Graphics 550 9761

Gaming performance

Let's see how good Radeon RX Vega 8 and Iris Graphics 550 are for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS.

Advantages of AMD Radeon RX Vega 8

Much newer (26 October 2017 vs 1 September 2015)
More pipelines (512 vs 384)
Tiled Rasterization
Shared Memory (up to Dual-Channel DDR4-2400)

Advantages of Intel Iris Graphics 550

21.9% faster in synthetic tests
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)

So, RX Vega 8 or Iris Graphics 550?

Judging by the results of synthetic and gaming tests, Technical City recommends Intel Iris Graphics 550.
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