AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 vs RX Vega 6

AMD Radeon RX Vega 8
AMD Radeon RX Vega 6

General info

Comparison of Radeon RX Vega 8 and Radeon RX Vega 6 architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
Architecture
Vega
 
Vega
Code name
Vega Raven Ridge
 
Vega Raven Ridge
Type
Laptop
 
Laptop
Release date
26 October 2017
 
7 January 2018

Technical specs

Radeon RX Vega 8 and Radeon RX Vega 6'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 RX Vega 6's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
Pipelines
512
 
384
Boost Clock
1200 MHz
 
1100 MHz
Manufacturing process technology
14 nm
 
14 nm

Memory

Parameters of memory installed on Radeon RX Vega 8 and Radeon RX Vega 6: 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.
Shared memory
-
 
-

API support

APIs supported by Radeon RX Vega 8 and Radeon RX Vega 6, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX
DirectX 12_1
 
DirectX 12_1

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Radeon RX Vega 8 and Radeon RX Vega 6. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

RX Vega 8 2.36
RX Vega 6 2.99 +26.7%

3DMark Ice Storm GPU

RX Vega 8 113147 +19.8%
RX Vega 6 94451

3DMark Cloud Gate GPU

RX Vega 8 14724
RX Vega 6 16787 +14%

3DMark Fire Strike Score

RX Vega 8 2132 +5.3%
RX Vega 6 2025

3DMark Fire Strike Graphics

RX Vega 8 2319 +3.3%
RX Vega 6 2245

3DMark 11 Performance GPU

RX Vega 8 3535 +18.2%
RX Vega 6 2991

3DMark Vantage Performance

RX Vega 8 10294 +25.7%
RX Vega 6 8189

Gaming performance

Let's see how good Radeon RX Vega 8 and Radeon RX Vega 6 are for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS.

Advantages of AMD Radeon RX Vega 8

More pipelines (512 vs 384)

Advantages of AMD Radeon RX Vega 6

26.7% faster in synthetic tests
Somewhat newer (7 January 2018 vs 26 October 2017)

So, RX Vega 8 or RX Vega 6?

Judging by the results of synthetic and gaming tests, Technical City recommends AMD Radeon RX Vega 6.
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