AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 vs Intel Iris Graphics 6100

General info

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

Place in our rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
0.66
 
0.19
Architecture
Vega
 
Gen. 8 Broadwell
GPU code name
Vega Raven Ridge
 
Broadwell GT3
Market segment
Laptop
 
Laptop
Launch date
26 October 2017 (3 years ago)
 
5 January 2015 (6 years ago)
Price now
$273
 
$854

Technical specs

General performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU core 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.

Pipelines / CUDA cores
512
 
48
Core clock speed
no data
 
300 MHz
Boost clock
1200 MHz
 
1100 MHz
Transistor count
no data
 
189 million
Manufacturing process technology
14 nm
 
14 nm
Thermal design power (TDP)
no data
 
15 Watt
Texture fill rate
no data
 
52.80

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
no data
 
PCIe 2.0 x1
Supplementary power connectors
no data
 
None

Memory

Parameters of memory installed: 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
no data
 
System Shared
Memory bus width
no data
 
64/128 Bit
Shared memory
-
 
+

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on the reviewed GPUs. As a rule, data in this section is precise only for desktop reference ones. OEM manufacturers may change the number and type of output ports, while for notebook cards availability of certain video outputs ports depends on the laptop model rather than on the card itself.

Display Connectors
no data
 
No outputs

Technologies

Supported technological solutions. This information will prove useful if you need some particular technology for your purposes.

Quick Sync
no data
 
+

API support

APIs supported, including particular versions of those APIs.

DirectX
DirectX 12_1
 
12 (11_1)
Shader Model
no data
 
5.1
OpenGL
no data
 
4.4
OpenCL
no data
 
2.0
Vulkan
-
 
1.1.80

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 6.64 +11.6%
Iris Graphics 6100 5.95

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 113247 +26.8%
Iris Graphics 6100 89341

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 15186 +94.7%
Iris Graphics 6100 7798

3DMark Fire Strike Score

RX Vega 8 2142 +147.6%
Iris Graphics 6100 865

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 2335 +167.2%
Iris Graphics 6100 874

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 3537 +108.7%
Iris Graphics 6100 1695

3DMark Vantage Performance

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 10294 +57.6%
Iris Graphics 6100 6531

Gaming performance

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

Advantages of AMD Radeon RX Vega 8

11.6% better performance in benchmarks

Much newer (26 October 2017 vs 5 January 2015)

Cheaper ($273 vs $854)

More pipelines (512 vs 48)

Advantages of Intel Iris Graphics 6100

We are unaware of any advantages of Intel Iris Graphics 6100 over AMD Radeon RX Vega 8.

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, since it shows better performance.

Should you still have questions concerning choice between the reviewed GPUs, ask them in Comments section, and we shall answer.

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