AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 vs HD 8870M

AMD Radeon RX Vega 8
AMD Radeon HD 8870M

General info

Comparison of Radeon RX Vega 8 and Radeon HD 8870M architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
Architecture
Vega
 
GCN 1.0
Code name
Vega Raven Ridge
 
Venus
Type
Laptop
 
Laptop
Release date
n/d
 
1 April 2013

Technical specs

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.
Pipelines
512
 
640
Core clock speed
n/d
 
725 MHz
Boost Clock
1100 MHz
 
775 MHz
Transistor count
n/d
 
1,500 million
Manufacturing process technology
14 nm
 
28 nm
Texture fill rate
n/d
 
31 GTexel / s
Floating-point performance
n/d
 
992.0 gflops

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.
Laptop size
n/d
 
large
Interface
n/d
 
PCIe 3.0 x16

Memory

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.
Memory type
n/d
 
GDDR5, DDR3
Maximum RAM amount
n/d
 
2 GB
Memory bus width
n/d
 
128 Bit
Memory clock speed
n/d
 
4500 MHz
Memory bandwidth
n/d
 
72 GB / s
Shared memory
-
 
-

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on Radeon RX Vega 8 and Radeon HD 8870M.
Display Connectors
n/d
 
No outputs

API support

APIs supported by Radeon RX Vega 8 and Radeon HD 8870M, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX
12_1
 
12.0 (11_1)
OpenGL
n/d
 
4.6

Benchmark performance

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

Passmark

RX Vega 8 1949 +19%
HD 8870M 1638

Mining hashrates

Cryptocurrency mining performance of Radeon RX Vega 8 and Radeon HD 8870M. Usually measured in megahashes per second.
Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256)
n/d
 
107 Mh/s

Gaming performance

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)
Tiled Rasterization
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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