RX Vega 9 vs RX Vega 5

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AMD Radeon RX Vega 9
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Games supported 67%

General info

Comparison of graphics card architecture, market segment, value for money and other general parameters.

Place in performance rating421439
Value for money8.3512.56
ArchitectureVega (2017−2021)Vega (2017−2021)
GPU code nameVega Raven RidgeVega
Market segmentLaptopLaptop
Release date26 October 2017 (5 years ago)7 January 2020 (2 years ago)
Current price$302 $287
Value for money

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Technical specs

General performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU core base clock and boost clock speeds, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider their benchmark and gaming test results. Note that power consumption of some graphics cards can well exceed their nominal TDP, especially when overclocked.

Pipelines / CUDA cores576320
Boost clock speed1300 MHz1400 MHz
Manufacturing process technology14 nm7 nm
Thermal design power (TDP)15 Watt15 Watt

Memory

Parameters of memory installed: its type, size, bus, clock and resulting bandwidth. Note that GPUs integrated into processors have no dedicated VRAM and use a shared part of system RAM.

Shared memory--

API support

APIs supported, including particular versions of those APIs.

DirectX12_112_1

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmark performance comparison. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.


Overall score

This is our combined benchmark performance rating. We are regularly improving our combining algorithms, but if you find some perceived inconsistencies, feel free to speak up in comments section, we usually fix problems quickly.

RX Vega 9 7.52
+7.9%
RX Vega 5 6.97
  • 3DMark Vantage Performance
  • 3DMark 11 Performance GPU
  • 3DMark Cloud Gate GPU
  • 3DMark Fire Strike Score
  • 3DMark Fire Strike Graphics
  • 3DMark Ice Storm GPU

3DMark Vantage is an outdated DirectX 10 benchmark using 1280x1024 screen resolution. It taxes the graphics card with two scenes, one depicting a girl escaping some militarized base located within a sea cave, the other displaying a space fleet attack on a defenseless planet. It was discontinued in April 2017, and Time Spy benchmark is now recommended to be used instead.

Benchmark coverage: 17%

RX Vega 9 12628
+7.9%
RX Vega 5 11704

3DMark 11 is an obsolete DirectX 11 benchmark by Futuremark. It used four tests based on two scenes, one being few submarines exploring the submerged wreck of a sunken ship, the other is an abandoned temple deep in the jungle. All the tests are heavy with volumetric lighting and tessellation, and despite being done in 1280x720 resolution, are relatively taxing. Discontinued in January 2020, 3DMark 11 is now superseded by Time Spy.

Benchmark coverage: 17%

RX Vega 9 4380
+23.9%
RX Vega 5 3535

Cloud Gate is an outdated DirectX 11 feature level 10 benchmark that was used for home PCs and basic notebooks. It displays a few scenes of some weird space teleportation device launching spaceships into unknown, using fixed resolution of 1280x720. Just like Ice Storm benchmark, it has been discontinued in January 2020 and replaced by 3DMark Night Raid.

Benchmark coverage: 14%

RX Vega 9 19255
+5.3%
RX Vega 5 18282

Benchmark coverage: 14%

RX Vega 9 2524
+13.1%
RX Vega 5 2232

Fire Strike is a DirectX 11 benchmark for gaming PCs. It features two separate tests displaying a fight between a humanoid and a fiery creature seemingly made of lava. Using 1920x1080 resolution, Fire Strike shows off some realistic enough graphics and is quite taxing on hardware.

Benchmark coverage: 14%

RX Vega 9 2789
+14.4%
RX Vega 5 2438

Ice Storm Graphics is an obsolete benchmark, part of 3DMark suite. Ice Storm was used to measure entry level laptops and Windows-based tablets performance. It utilizes DirectX 11 feature level 9 to display a battle between two space fleets near a frozen planet in 1280x720 resolution. Discontinued in January 2020, it is now superseded by 3DMark Night Raid.

Benchmark coverage: 8%

RX Vega 9 131922
+2.6%
RX Vega 5 128628

Gaming performance

Let's see how good the compared graphics cards are for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS.

Average FPS

Here are the average frames per second in a large set of popular games across different resolutions:

Full HD19
−5.3%
20
+5.3%

Popular games

  • Full HD
    Low Preset
  • Full HD
    Medium Preset
  • Full HD
    High Preset
  • Full HD
    Ultra Preset
  • 1440p
    High Preset
  • 1440p
    Ultra Preset
  • 4K
    High Preset
  • 4K
    Ultra Preset
Cyberpunk 2077 8−9
−12.5%
9
+12.5%
Assassin's Creed Odyssey 14−16
+0%
15
+0%
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 7−8
−71.4%
12
+71.4%
Battlefield 5 21−24
+4.5%
22
−4.5%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 20−22
+17.6%
17
−17.6%
Cyberpunk 2077 8−9
+14.3%
7−8
−14.3%
Far Cry 5 16−18
+6.7%
15
−6.7%
Far Cry New Dawn 16−18
+13.3%
14−16
−13.3%
Forza Horizon 4 24−27
+13.6%
21−24
−13.6%
Hitman 3 14−16
+7.1%
14
−7.1%
Horizon Zero Dawn 10−12
+0%
11
+0%
Red Dead Redemption 2 12−14
−8.3%
13
+8.3%
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 8
−75%
14
+75%
Watch Dogs: Legion 10−11
−20%
12
+20%
Assassin's Creed Odyssey 14−16
+25%
12
−25%
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 7−8
+16.7%
6−7
−16.7%
Battlefield 5 21−24
+27.8%
18
−27.8%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 20−22
+5.3%
18−20
−5.3%
Cyberpunk 2077 8−9
+14.3%
7−8
−14.3%
Far Cry 5 16−18
+33.3%
12
−33.3%
Far Cry New Dawn 16−18
+13.3%
14−16
−13.3%
Forza Horizon 4 24−27
+13.6%
21−24
−13.6%
Hitman 3 14−16
+15.4%
12−14
−15.4%
Horizon Zero Dawn 10−12
+22.2%
9−10
−22.2%
Metro Exodus 10−11
+150%
4
−150%
Red Dead Redemption 2 12−14
+200%
4
−200%
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 14−16
+133%
6
−133%
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 13
−7.7%
14
+7.7%
Watch Dogs: Legion 10−11
+0%
10
+0%
Assassin's Creed Odyssey 14−16
+15.4%
12−14
−15.4%
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 7−8
+16.7%
6−7
−16.7%
Battlefield 5 21−24
+43.8%
16
−43.8%
Cyberpunk 2077 8−9
+14.3%
7−8
−14.3%
Far Cry 5 16−18
+14.3%
14−16
−14.3%
Far Cry New Dawn 16−18
+13.3%
14−16
−13.3%
Forza Horizon 4 24−27
+13.6%
21−24
−13.6%
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 8
−12.5%
9
+12.5%
Watch Dogs: Legion 10−11
+11.1%
9−10
−11.1%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 12−14
+9.1%
10−12
−9.1%
Hitman 3 10−11
+11.1%
9−10
−11.1%
Horizon Zero Dawn 10−11
+11.1%
9−10
−11.1%
Metro Exodus 6−7
+0%
6−7
+0%
Red Dead Redemption 2 6−7
+0%
6−7
+0%
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 9−10
+0%
9−10
+0%
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 5−6
+25%
4−5
−25%
Assassin's Creed Odyssey 6−7
+20%
5−6
−20%
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 2−3
+100%
1−2
−100%
Battlefield 5 9−10
+28.6%
7−8
−28.6%
Cyberpunk 2077 2−3
+100%
1−2
−100%
Far Cry 5 10−11
+11.1%
9−10
−11.1%
Far Cry New Dawn 9−10
+12.5%
8−9
−12.5%
Forza Horizon 4 12−14
+8.3%
12−14
−8.3%
Watch Dogs: Legion 4−5
+0%
4−5
+0%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 5−6
+0%
5−6
+0%
Hitman 3 7−8
+16.7%
6−7
−16.7%
Horizon Zero Dawn 6−7
+0%
6−7
+0%
Metro Exodus 2−3
+100%
1−2
−100%
Red Dead Redemption 2 5−6
+0%
5−6
+0%
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 3−4
+0%
3−4
+0%
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 6−7
+0%
6−7
+0%
Assassin's Creed Odyssey 4−5
+33.3%
3−4
−33.3%
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 2−3
+0%
2−3
+0%
Battlefield 5 5−6
+25%
4−5
−25%
Cyberpunk 2077 1−2
+0%
1−2
+0%
Far Cry 5 6−7
+20%
5−6
−20%
Far Cry New Dawn 8−9
+0%
8−9
+0%
Forza Horizon 4 9−10
+12.5%
8−9
−12.5%
Watch Dogs: Legion 3−4
+0%
3−4
+0%

Advantages and disadvantages


Performance rating 7.52 6.97
Recency 26 October 2017 7 January 2020
Pipelines / CUDA cores 576 320
Chip lithography 14 nm 7 nm

Technical City couldn't decide between

AMD Radeon RX Vega 9
AMD Radeon RX Vega 9

and

AMD Radeon RX Vega 5
AMD Radeon RX Vega 5

The differences in performance seem too small.


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Competitors of Radeon RX Vega 9 by NVIDIA

The nearest Radeon RX Vega 9's NVIDIA equivalent is GeForce GTX 480M SLI, which is faster by 1% and higher by 5 positions in our performance rating.

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Competitors of Radeon RX Vega 5 by NVIDIA

The nearest Radeon RX Vega 5's NVIDIA equivalent is GeForce GTX 770M, which is faster by 3% and higher by 6 positions in our performance rating.

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