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
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
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.
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 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
RX Vega 8 1737 +6%
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
6% faster in synthetic tests
Much newer (26 October 2017 vs 1 April 2013)
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?
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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