AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 vs Intel Iris Graphics 6100

AMD Radeon RX Vega 8
Intel Iris Graphics 6100

General info

Comparison of Radeon RX Vega 8 and Iris Graphics 6100 architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
Architecture
Vega
 
Gen. 8 Broadwell
Code name
Vega Raven Ridge
 
Broadwell GT3
Type
Laptop
 
Laptop
Release date
26 October 2017
 
5 January 2015

Technical specs

Radeon RX Vega 8 and Iris Graphics 6100'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 6100's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
Pipelines
512
 
48
Core clock speed
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300 MHz
Boost Clock
1200 MHz
 
1100 MHz
Transistor count
no data
 
189 million
Manufacturing process technology
14 nm
 
14 nm
Power consumption (TDP)
no data
 
15 Watt
Texture fill rate
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52.8 GTexel / s

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on Radeon RX Vega 8 and Iris Graphics 6100 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
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PCIe 2.0 x1
Supplementary power connectors
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None

Memory

Parameters of memory installed on Radeon RX Vega 8 and Iris Graphics 6100: 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 bus width
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64 / 128 Bit
Shared memory
-
 
+

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on Radeon RX Vega 8 and Iris Graphics 6100.
Display Connectors
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No outputs

Technologies

Technological solutions and APIs supported by Radeon RX Vega 8 and Iris Graphics 6100. 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 6100, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX
DirectX 12_1
 
DirectX 12 (FL 11_1)
OpenGL
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4.4

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Radeon RX Vega 8 and Iris Graphics 6100. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

RX Vega 8 3.94 +98%
Iris Graphics 6100 1.99

3DMark Ice Storm GPU

RX Vega 8 113147 +26.6%
Iris Graphics 6100 89341

3DMark Cloud Gate GPU

RX Vega 8 15109 +93.8%
Iris Graphics 6100 7798

3DMark Fire Strike Score

RX Vega 8 2132 +146.5%
Iris Graphics 6100 865

3DMark Fire Strike Graphics

RX Vega 8 2319 +165.3%
Iris Graphics 6100 874

3DMark 11 Performance GPU

RX Vega 8 3535 +108.6%
Iris Graphics 6100 1695

3DMark Vantage Performance

RX Vega 8 10294 +57.6%
Iris Graphics 6100 6531

Gaming performance

Let's see how good Radeon RX Vega 8 and Iris Graphics 6100 are for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS.

Advantages of AMD Radeon RX Vega 8

98% faster (about 2 times) in synthetic tests
Much newer (26 October 2017 vs 5 January 2015)
More pipelines (512 vs 48)
Tiled Rasterization
Shared Memory (up to Dual-Channel DDR4-2400)

Advantages of Intel Iris Graphics 6100

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 6100?

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 Iris Graphics 6100, ask them in Comments section, and we shall answer.

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