Radeon Vega 8 vs GeForce GT 720

Radeon Vega 8
Memory: 0Mb System Shared DESKTOP
Release date: 13 Feb 2018
Radeon Vega 8
GeForce GT 720
Memory: 1024Mb DDR3 DESKTOP
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Based on an outdated architecture (Nvidia Kepler), there are less performance optimizations for current games and applications.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 8 GeForce GT 720
GPU Name Raven Ridge () vs GK208 ()
Fab Process 14 nm vs 28 nm
Die Size 210 mm² vs 87 mm²
Transistors 4,940 million vs unknown
Shaders 512 vs 192
Compute Units 8 vs 1
Core clock 300 MHz vs 797 MHz
ROPs 16 vs 8
TMUs 32 vs 16

Memory Configuration

Radeon Vega 8 GeForce GT 720
Memory Type System Shared vs DDR3
Bus Width System Shared vs 64 bit
Memory Speed System Shared vs 800 MHz
1600 MHz effective
Memory Size 0 Mb vs 1024 Mb

Additional details

Radeon Vega 8 GeForce GT 720
TDP 65 watts vs 19 watts
Release Date 13 Feb 2018 vs 29 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