AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 vs HD 8870M
Comparison of Radeon RX Vega 8 and Radeon HD 8870M architecture, market type and release date.
Radeon RX Vega 8 and Radeon HD 8870M'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 Radeon HD 8870M's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
Core clock speed
Manufacturing process technology
Texture fill rate
31 GTexel / s
Compatibility, dimensions and requirements
Information on Radeon RX Vega 8 and Radeon HD 8870M 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.
PCIe 3.0 x16
Parameters of memory installed on Radeon RX Vega 8 and Radeon HD 8870M: 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.
Maximum RAM amount
Memory bus width
Memory clock speed
72 GB / s
Video outputs and ports
Types and number of video connectors present on Radeon RX Vega 8 and Radeon HD 8870M.
APIs supported by Radeon RX Vega 8 and Radeon HD 8870M, sometimes including their particular versions.
Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Radeon RX Vega 8 and Radeon HD 8870M. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.
Overall benchmark performance
RX Vega 8 10.08 +21.4%
HD 8870M 8.30
3DMark Cloud Gate GPU
RX Vega 8 14724
HD 8870M 15739 +6.9%
3DMark Fire Strike Score
RX Vega 8 2026
HD 8870M 2091 +3.2%
3DMark Fire Strike Graphics
RX Vega 8 2210 +1.9%
HD 8870M 2169
3DMark 11 Performance GPU
RX Vega 8 3510 +17.5%
HD 8870M 2986
3DMark Vantage Performance
RX Vega 8 10294
HD 8870M 11715 +13.8%
Unigine Heaven 3.0
RX Vega 8 27 +3.8%
HD 8870M 26
RX Vega 8 1949 +19%
HD 8870M 1638
Cryptocurrency mining performance of Radeon RX Vega 8 and Radeon HD 8870M. Usually measured in megahashes per second.
Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256)
Let's see how good Radeon RX Vega 8 and Radeon HD 8870M are for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS.
Advantages of AMD Radeon RX Vega 8
21.4% faster in synthetic tests
Finer manufacturing process technology (14 vs 28 nm)
Shared Memory (up to Dual-Channel DDR4-2400)
Advantages of AMD Radeon HD 8870M
More pipelines (640 vs 512)
OpenCL 1.2 (Open Computing Language - an API for GPU usage in arbitrary calculations, e.g. for physics simulation)
So, RX Vega 8 or HD 8870M?
Judging by the results of synthetic and gaming tests, Technical City recommends AMD Radeon RX Vega 8.
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