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
26 October 2017
 
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
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725 MHz
Boost Clock
1200 MHz
 
775 MHz
Transistor count
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1,500 million
Manufacturing process technology
14 nm
 
28 nm
Texture fill rate
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31.00
Floating-point performance
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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
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large
Interface
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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
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GDDR5
Maximum RAM amount
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2 GB
Memory bus width
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128 Bit
Memory clock speed
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4500 MHz
Memory bandwidth
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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. As a rule, this section is relevant only for desktop reference video cards, since for notebook ones the availability of certain video outputs depends on the laptop model.
Display Connectors
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No outputs

API support

APIs supported by Radeon RX Vega 8 and Radeon HD 8870M, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX
DirectX 12_1
 
12 (11_1)
OpenGL
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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 8.00 +6%
HD 8870M 7.55

3DMark Cloud Gate GPU

RX Vega 8 15109
HD 8870M 15739 +4.2%

3DMark Fire Strike Score

RX Vega 8 2141 +2.4%
HD 8870M 2091

3DMark Fire Strike Graphics

RX Vega 8 2328 +7.3%
HD 8870M 2169

3DMark 11 Performance GPU

RX Vega 8 3511 +17.6%
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 1737 +6%
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)
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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

6% faster in synthetic tests
Much newer (26 October 2017 vs 1 April 2013)
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?

Technical City couldn't decide between AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 and AMD Radeon HD 8870M. The differences in performance seem too small.
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