Radeon Vega 8 vs Radeon HD 4850

Radeon Vega 8
Memory: 0Mb System SharedDESKTOP
Release date: 13 Feb 2018
Radeon Vega 8
Radeon HD 4850
Memory: 512Mb GDDR3DESKTOP
Release date: 25 Jun 2008
Radeon HD 4850

Summary

Reasons to consider Radeon Vega 8

45 watts lower power draw. This might be a strong point if your current power supply is not enough to handle the Radeon HD 4850 .
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
Based on an outdated architecture (AMD GCN), there may be no performance optimizations for current games and applications

Reasons to consider Radeon HD 4850

Based on an outdated architecture (ATI TeraScale), there are no performance optimizations for current games and applications

Radeon Vega 8

HWBench recommends Radeon Vega 8

Based on theoretical specifications.


Specifications

Core Configuration

Radeon Vega 8Radeon HD 4850
GPU NameRaven Ridge ()vsRV770 (RV770 PRO)
Fab Process14 nmvs55 nm
Die Size210 mm²vs256 mm²
Transistors4,940 millionvs956 million
Shaders512vs800
Compute Units8vs10
Core clock300 MHzvs625 MHz
ROPs16vs16
TMUs32vs40

Memory Configuration

Radeon Vega 8Radeon HD 4850
Memory TypeSystem SharedvsGDDR3
Bus WidthSystem Sharedvs256 bit
Memory SpeedSystem Sharedvs993 MHz
1986 MHz effective
Memory Size0 Mbvs512 Mb

Additional details

Radeon Vega 8Radeon HD 4850
TDP65 wattsvs110 watts
Release Date13 Feb 2018vs25 Jun 2008

Raw Performance comparison

Pixel Rate

  • Radeon Vega 8
    17.60 GP/s
  • Radeon HD 4850
    10.00 GP/s

GigaPixels - higher is better

Texel Rate

  • Radeon Vega 8
    35.20 GT/s
  • Radeon HD 4850
    25.00 GT/s

GigaTexels - higher is better

Memory bandwidth

  • Radeon Vega 8
    0.00 GB/s
  • Radeon HD 4850
    63.60 GB/s

GB/s - higher is better

Single precision performance

  • Radeon Vega 8
    1126.00 GFLOPs
  • Radeon HD 4850
    1000.00 GFLOPs

GFLOPs - higher is better