Radeon VII vs Vega 12

General info

Comparison of graphics card architecture, market segment, release date and other general parameters.

Place in performance rating
 
not rated
Value for money (0-100)
18.66
 
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Architecture
Vega
 
GCN 5.0
GPU code name
Vega 20
 
Vega 12
Market segment
Desktop
 
Desktop
Release date
7 February 2019
 
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Launch price (MSRP)
$699
 
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Price now
$127
 
$244

Technical specs

General performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU core clock, 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.

Pipelines / CUDA cores
3840
 
1280
Core clock speed
1400 MHz
 
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Boost Clock
1750 MHz
 
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Transistor count
13,230 million
 
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Manufacturing process technology
7 nm
 
14 nm
Power consumption (TDP)
295 Watt
 
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Texture fill rate
420.0
 
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Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on Radeon VII and Vega 12 compatibility with other computer components. Useful when choosing a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. For desktop video cards it's interface and bus (motherboard compatibility), additional power connectors (power supply compatibility).

Interface
PCIe 3.0 x16
 
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Length
305 mm
 
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Supplementary power connectors
2x 8-pin
 
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Memory

Parameters of memory installed: 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
HBM2
 
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Maximum RAM amount
16 GB
 
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Memory bus width
4096 Bit
 
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Memory clock speed
1000 MHz
 
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Memory bandwidth
1024 GB/s
 
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Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on Radeon VII and Vega 12. 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
1x HDMI, 3x DisplayPort
 
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HDMI
+
 
-

API support

APIs supported by Radeon VII and Vega 12, sometimes including their particular versions.

DirectX
12 (12_1)
 
12 (12_1)
Shader Model
6.4
 
6.3
OpenGL
4.6
 
4.6
OpenCL
2.0
 
2.1
Vulkan
1.2.131
 
1.2

Advantages of AMD Radeon VII

Cheaper ($127.00 USD vs $244.00 USD)

More pipelines (3840 vs 1280)

Finer manufacturing process technology (7 vs 14 nm)

Advantages of AMD Vega 12

We are unaware of any advantages of AMD Vega 12 over AMD Radeon VII.

So, VII or Vega 12?

Technical City couldn't decide between AMD Radeon VII and AMD Vega 12. We've got no test results to judge.

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