AMD Radeon RX Vega 5 (Renoir C4) vs RX Vega 6 (Renoir C3) – both bring value but the RX Vega 6 is the clear winner

These GPUs come with the Vega Renoir architecture, which shows improvements over the previous Polaris generation. One enhancement is that the RX Vega can now support DirectX 12, which is better for games because of the higher utilization of the CPU. This new design comes with the 7 nm manufacturing process allowing them to use less power and produce less heat. This process is a good option for light and thin notebooks. As integrated graphics cards, they come in the Ryzen 3 4000U series CPUs (RX Vega 5), and the Ryzen 5 4000 (RX Vega 6), respectively.

You can check out our Top Laptop Graphics Ranking to see these two graphics cards and many more.

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Specs overview

The Radeon RX Vega 6 is fabricated using a 7 nm manufacturing process, which is currently the smallest and most efficient architecture. Its core count is 384 and has a frequency of 1500MHz. Based on the configuration of the device, it can use 15W or 45W TDP.
The RX Vega 5 has 320 cores, each having a frequency of 1400MHz. The power consumption can be 12W or 25W based on the configuration of the machine.

RX Vega 5, as well as the RX Vega 6, have a shared memory type, meaning it will use the processor’s memory type.

More detailed specs here – AMD Radeon RX Vega 5 AMD Radeon RX Vega 6

Benchmarks

As seen in the tests the RX Vega 6 is dominant with an average of 31% over the competition.

Results are from the 3DMark: Fire Strike (Graphics) benchmark (higher the score, the better)

Results are from the Unigine Heaven 3.0 benchmark (higher the score, the better)

Results are from the Unigine Heaven 4.0 benchmark (higher the score, the better)

Results are from the Unigine Superposition benchmark (higher the score, the better)


Gaming tests

GTA V

GTA-V-benchmarks

Grand Theft Auto V (GTA 5) Normal (Check settings) High (Check settings) Very High (Check settings) Maximum (Check settings)
AMD Radeon RX Vega 5 44 fps 16 fps
AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 62 fps (+41%) 24 fps (+50%)



Rise of the Tomb Raider

rise-of-the-tomb-raider

Rise of the Tomb Raider (2016) Lowest (Check settings) Medium (Check settings) Very High (Check settings) Maximum (Check settings)
AMD Radeon RX Vega 5 27 fps 18 fps
AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 35 fps (+30%) 25 fps (+39%)



Shadow of the Tomb Raider

Shadow of the Tomb Raider (2018) Lowest (Check settings) Medium (Check settings) High (Check settings) Highest (Check settings)
AMD Radeon RX Vega 5 22 fps
AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 30 fps (+36%)

CS:GO

cs-go-benchmarks

CS:GO Very Low (Check settings) Medium (Check settings) High (Check settings)
AMD Radeon RX Vega 5 64 fps 57 fps 35 fps
AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 106 fps (+66%) 74 fps (+30%) 52 fps (+49%)



DOTA 2

 

DOTA 2 Low (Check settings) Normal (Check settings) High (Check settings) Max (Check settings)
AMD Radeon RX Vega 5 91 fps 58 fps 30 fps 25 fps
AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 111 fps (+22%) 77 fps (+33%) 42 fps (+40%) 34 fps (+36%)



Overwatch

Overwatch Low (Check settings) High (Check settings) Epic (Check settings)
AMD Radeon RX Vega 5 41 fps 32 fps 17 fps
AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 53 fps (+29%) 34 fps (+6%) 20 fps (+18%)



Rocket League

 

Rocket League High Performance (Check settings) High Quality (Check settings)
AMD Radeon RX Vega 5 86 fps 28 fps
AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 117 fps (+36%) 42 fps (+50%)



League of Legends

League of Legends Very Low (Check settings) Medium (Check settings) Very High (Check settings)
AMD Radeon RX Vega 5 163 fps 138 fps 120 fps
AMD Radeon RX Vega 6  183 fps (+12%) 155 fps (+12%) 148 fps (+23%)

Minecraft

 

Minecraft Minimum (Check settings) Maximum (Check settings)
AMD Radeon RX Vega 5 267 fps 38 fps (+12%)
AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 292 fps (+9%) 34 fps



World of Tanks

World of Tanks Minimum (Check settings) Medium (Check settings) Ultra (Check settings)
AMD Radeon RX Vega 5 175 fps 32 fps
AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 219 fps (+25%) 62 fps (+94%)



Warframe

Warframe Low (Check settings) High (Check settings)
AMD Radeon RX Vega 5 72 fps 32fps
AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 92 fps (+28%) 38 fps (+19%)



Total War: THREE KINGDOMS

 

Total War: THREE KINGDOMS Low (Check settings) Medium (Check settings) High (Check settings) Ultra (Check settings)
AMD Radeon RX Vega 5 21fps
AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 28fps (+33%) 20fps

Hearthstone

Hearthstone Low (Check settings) Medium (Check settings) High (Check settings)
AMD Radeon RX Vega 5 168 fps 157 fps 59 fps
AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 200 fps (+19%) 187 fps (+19%) 144+ fps



Performance summary (gaming tests)

These two integrated graphics are pretty good when it comes to not very demanding games but if you want to play something demanding you will need to pick up a separate GPU. When it comes to these two though the RX Vega 6 is the superior whit a 28% higher average.

AMD Radeon RX Vega 5 over  AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 Low Medium High Max
AMD Radeon RX Vega 5
 AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 +31% +33% +52% +36%

Verdict

The two GPUs are surprisingly decent, but expectedly, the RX Vega 6 had higher scores in both the benchmarks and the game tests. When you consider the fact that most integrated GPUs are there to make sure you can use your device without a separate graphics card they did surprisingly good for low requirement games like Hearthstone or League of Legends. Yet, provided the low price of the machines, equipped with the Vega 5, we see it as a pretty strong competitor as well.

More detailed specs here – AMD Radeon RX Vega 5 / AMD Radeon RX Vega 6

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All laptops equipped with the AMD Radeon RX Vega 6

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