AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 vs Intel Iris Plus Graphics G4 (Ice Lake 48 EU)

General info

Comparison of Radeon RX Vega 8 and Iris Plus Graphics G4 (Ice Lake 48 EU) architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
Architecture
Vega
 
Gen. 11 Ice Lake
Code name
Vega Raven Ridge
 
Ice Lake G4 Gen. 11
Type
Laptop
 
Laptop
Release date
26 October 2017
 
28 May 2019

Technical specs

Radeon RX Vega 8 and Iris Plus Graphics G4 (Ice Lake 48 EU)'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 Plus Graphics G4 (Ice Lake 48 EU)'s performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
Pipelines
512
 
48
Core clock speed
no data
 
300 MHz
Boost Clock
1200 MHz
 
1100 MHz
Manufacturing process technology
14 nm
 
10 nm

Memory

Parameters of memory installed on Radeon RX Vega 8 and Iris Plus Graphics G4 (Ice Lake 48 EU): 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
 
DDR4
Shared memory
-
 
+

Technologies

Technological solutions and APIs supported by Radeon RX Vega 8 and Iris Plus Graphics G4 (Ice Lake 48 EU). You'll probably need this information if you need some particular technology for your purposes.
Quick Sync
no data
 
+

API support

APIs supported by Radeon RX Vega 8 and Iris Plus Graphics G4 (Ice Lake 48 EU), sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX
DirectX 12_1
 
DirectX 12_1

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Radeon RX Vega 8 and Iris Plus Graphics G4 (Ice Lake 48 EU). Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

RX Vega 8 8.02
Iris Plus Graphics G4 (Ice Lake 48 EU) 9.78 +21.9%

3DMark Ice Storm GPU

RX Vega 8 113147
Iris Plus Graphics G4 (Ice Lake 48 EU) 115584 +2.2%

3DMark Cloud Gate GPU

RX Vega 8 15148 +1.5%
Iris Plus Graphics G4 (Ice Lake 48 EU) 14917

3DMark Fire Strike Score

RX Vega 8 2142 +11.4%
Iris Plus Graphics G4 (Ice Lake 48 EU) 1922

3DMark Fire Strike Graphics

RX Vega 8 2332 +14.3%
Iris Plus Graphics G4 (Ice Lake 48 EU) 2041

3DMark 11 Performance GPU

RX Vega 8 3535 +9.7%
Iris Plus Graphics G4 (Ice Lake 48 EU) 3222

3DMark Vantage Performance

RX Vega 8 10294 +16.8%
Iris Plus Graphics G4 (Ice Lake 48 EU) 8812

Unigine Heaven 3.0

RX Vega 8 27
Iris Plus Graphics G4 (Ice Lake 48 EU) 31 +14.8%

Gaming performance

Let's see how good Radeon RX Vega 8 and Iris Plus Graphics G4 (Ice Lake 48 EU) are for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS.

Advantages of AMD Radeon RX Vega 8

More pipelines (512 vs 48)
Tiled Rasterization
Shared Memory (up to Dual-Channel DDR4-2400)

Advantages of Intel Iris Plus Graphics G4 (Ice Lake 48 EU)

21.9% faster in synthetic tests
Much newer (28 May 2019 vs 26 October 2017)
Finer manufacturing process technology (10 vs 14 nm)
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 Plus Graphics G4 (Ice Lake 48 EU)?

Judging by the results of synthetic and gaming tests, Technical City recommends Intel Iris Plus Graphics G4 (Ice Lake 48 EU).
Should you still have questions on choice between Radeon RX Vega 8 and Iris Plus Graphics G4 (Ice Lake 48 EU), ask them in Comments section, and we shall answer.

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