AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 vs ATI Mobility HD 4870 X2

AMD Radeon RX Vega 8
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4870 X2

General info

Comparison of Radeon RX Vega 8 and Mobility Radeon HD 4870 X2 architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
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2.81
Architecture
Vega
 
TeraScale
Code name
Vega Raven Ridge
 
M98
Type
Laptop
 
Laptop
Release date
26 October 2017
 
9 January 2009
Price now
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$305

Technical specs

Radeon RX Vega 8 and Mobility Radeon HD 4870 X2'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 Mobility Radeon HD 4870 X2's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
Pipelines
512
 
800
Core clock speed
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550 MHz
Boost Clock
1200 MHz
 
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Transistor count
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956 million
Manufacturing process technology
14 nm
 
55 nm
Texture fill rate
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22.00
Floating-point performance
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2x 880.0 gflops

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on Radeon RX Vega 8 and Mobility Radeon HD 4870 X2 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.
Laptop size
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large
Interface
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PCIe 2.0 x16

Memory

Parameters of memory installed on Radeon RX Vega 8 and Mobility Radeon HD 4870 X2: 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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GDDR5
Maximum RAM amount
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1 GB
Memory bus width
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256 Bit
Memory clock speed
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2800 MHz
Memory bandwidth
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89.6 GB/s
Shared memory
-
 
-

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on Radeon RX Vega 8 and Mobility Radeon HD 4870 X2.
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No outputs

Technologies

Technological solutions and APIs supported by Radeon RX Vega 8 and Mobility Radeon HD 4870 X2. You'll probably need this information if you need some particular technology for your purposes.
Powerplay
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1x Dual-Link/Single-Link DVI
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PCI-E 2.0 x16
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1x Single-Link DVI Support (all display ports have to be supported by the laptop manufacturer)
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DisplayPort support up to 2560x1600
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HDMI support up to 1920x1080 (both with 7.1 AC3 Audio)
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+

API support

APIs supported by Radeon RX Vega 8 and Mobility Radeon HD 4870 X2, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX
DirectX 12_1
 
10.1 (10_1)
OpenGL
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3.3

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Radeon RX Vega 8 and Mobility Radeon HD 4870 X2. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

RX Vega 8 2.36
ATI Mobility HD 4870 X2 2.99 +26.7%

3DMark Vantage Performance

RX Vega 8 10294 +22.6%
ATI Mobility HD 4870 X2 8396

Gaming performance

Let's see how good Radeon RX Vega 8 and Mobility Radeon HD 4870 X2 are for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS.

Advantages of AMD Radeon RX Vega 8

Much newer (26 October 2017 vs 9 January 2009)
Finer manufacturing process technology (14 vs 55 nm)
Tiled Rasterization
Shared Memory (up to Dual-Channel DDR4-2400)

Advantages of ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4870 X2

26.7% faster in synthetic tests
More pipelines (800 vs 512)
OpenGL 2.0
PCI-E 2.0 x16
Powerplay
DisplayPort support up to 2560x1600
HDMI support up to 1920x1080 (both with 7.1 AC3 Audio)
1x Dual-Link/Single-Link DVI
1x Single-Link DVI Support (all display ports have to be supported by the laptop manufacturer)

So, RX Vega 8 or Mobility HD 4870 X2?

Judging by the results of synthetic and gaming tests, Technical City recommends ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4870 X2.
Should you still have questions on choice between Radeon RX Vega 8 and Mobility Radeon HD 4870 X2, ask them in Comments section, and we shall answer.

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