Radeon Vega 8 vs GeForce GT 720

Radeon Vega 8
Memory: 0Mb System SharedDESKTOP
Release date: 13 Feb 2018
Radeon Vega 8
GeForce GT 720
Memory: 1024Mb DDR3DESKTOP
Release date: 29 Sep 2014
GeForce GT 720

Summary

Reasons to consider Radeon Vega 8

This is a much newer product, it might have better long term support.
Higher theoretical gaming performance, based on specifications.
Supports Direct3D 12 Async Compute.
Supports FreeSync.
Supports ReLive (allows game streaming/recording with minimum performance penalty).
Supports TrueAudio.

Reasons to consider GeForce GT 720

46 watts lower power draw. This might be a strong point if your current power supply is not enough to handle the Radeon Vega 8 .
Supports PhysX.
Supports G-Sync.
Supports ShadowPlay (allows game streaming/recording with minimum performance penalty).
Based on an outdated architecture (Nvidia Kepler), there are less performance optimizations for current games and applications.

Radeon Vega 8

HWBench recommends Radeon Vega 8

Based on theoretical specifications.



Specifications

Core Configuration

Radeon Vega 8GeForce GT 720
GPU NameRaven Ridge ()vsGK208 ()
Fab Process14 nmvs28 nm
Die Size210 mm²vs87 mm²
Transistors4,940 millionvsunknown
Shaders512vs192
Compute Units8vs1
Core clock300 MHzvs797 MHz
ROPs16vs8
TMUs32vs16

Memory Configuration

Radeon Vega 8GeForce GT 720
Memory TypeSystem SharedvsDDR3
Bus WidthSystem Sharedvs64 bit
Memory SpeedSystem Sharedvs800 MHz
1600 MHz effective
Memory Size0 Mbvs1024 Mb

Additional details

Radeon Vega 8GeForce GT 720
TDP65 wattsvs19 watts
Release Date13 Feb 2018vs29 Sep 2014

Raw Performance comparison

Pixel Rate

  • Radeon Vega 8
    17.60 GP/s
  • GeForce GT 720
    3.19 GP/s

GigaPixels - higher is better

Texel Rate

  • Radeon Vega 8
    35.20 GT/s
  • GeForce GT 720
    12.75 GT/s

GigaTexels - higher is better

Memory bandwidth

  • Radeon Vega 8
    0.00 GB/s
  • GeForce GT 720
    12.80 GB/s

GB/s - higher is better

Single precision performance

  • Radeon Vega 8
    1126.00 GFLOPs
  • GeForce GT 720
    306.05 GFLOPs

GFLOPs - higher is better