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AMD Radeon RX Vega 5 (Renoir C4) vs Intel UHD Graphics G1 – the RX Vega 5 is 27% faster and comes at a lower price

Integrated video cards for gaming – a few years back that was mission impossible but with the latest SoCs things are definitely brighter. For today’s article, we’ve decided to pick the two least powerful iGPUs from AMD and Intel that are based on their latest mobile advanced architectures up to date – Zen 2 and Ice Lake, respectively.

The AMD representative is the AMD Radeon RX Vega 5 that can be found in a low-end inexpensive CPU like the AMD Ryzen 3 4300U while the other contender takes place in a bit more pricey SoCs – it’s the UHD Graphics G1. Without further ado, let’s see what these two little fellas can offer when it comes to budget gaming with an iGPU.

See all configurations with AMD Radeon RX Vega 5 (Renoir C4) / Intel UHD Graphics G1

Contents

Specs overview

Not much to say here, both are iGPUs that are using part of the system memory, but the AMD Radeon RX Vega 5 has its own 512MB VRAM while the Intel chip has no dedicated graphics memory. The two rivals have a default TDP of 15W. However, the RX Vega 5 has the upper hand because it uses 7nm tech while the Intel one is “just” a 10nm chip. And while the Vega iGPU has 320 shader units and 1400 MHz boost clock, the Intel UHD Graphics G1 is equipped with just 32 shaders but it has the same ROP count like its opponent – 8. The base and the boost clocks of the UHD G1 are 300 MHz/1050 MHz.

GPU comparison table

 AMD Radeon RX Vega 5 (Renoir C4)Intel UHD Graphics G1
ArchitectureVegaIce Lake
GPU chipGCNG1
Shader units320 (+900%)32
ROPs88
Base Clock (MHz)300
Boost clock (MHz)1400 (+33%)1050
Memory clock (MHz)system memory dependablesystem memory dependable
Memory size (MB)512MB + allocated system memoryno dedicated graphics memory
Memory typeDDR4DDR4
Memory bus width (bit)
TGP (Total Graphics Power)15W (TDP)15W (TDP)
DirectX version12.112.1
Technology7nm10nm
RTX capabilitiesNoNo
Release date01.202005.2019
Detailed specsLinkLink

 

Synthetic benchmarks

The synthetics show an advantage for AMD RX Vega 5.

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

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

Gaming tests and gameplay videos (ext. monitor)

 

cs-go-benchmarks

CS:GOFull HD, Low (Check settings)Full HD, Medium (Check settings)Full HD, MAX (Check settings)
AMD Radeon RX Vega 565 fps58 fps (+35%)36 fps (+50%)
Intel UHD Graphics G167 fps (+3%)43 fps24 fps




 

DOTA 2Full HD, Low (Check settings)Full HD, Medium (Check settings)Full HD, High (Check settings)Full HD, Ultra (Check settings)
AMD Radeon RX Vega 591 fps58 fps (+5%)30 fps (+25%)25 fps
Intel UHD Graphics G195 fps (+4%)55 fps24 fps




GTA-V-benchmarks

 

Grand Theft Auto V (GTA 5)Full HD, Normal (Check settings)Full HD, High (Check settings)Full HD, Very High (Check settings)Full HD, Ultra (Check settings)
AMD Radeon RX Vega 544 fps (+29%)16 fps
Intel UHD Graphics G134 fps




For HonorFull HD, Medium (Check settings)Full HD, High (Check settings)Full HD, Extreme (Check settings)
AMD Radeon RX Vega 516 fps (+45%)
Intel UHD Graphics G111 fps

 

 

Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six SiegeFull HD, Low (Check settings)Full HD, High (Check settings)Full HD, Very High (Check settings)Full HD, Ultra (Check settings)
AMD Radeon RX Vega 542 fps (+35%)30 fps (+43%)27 fps24 fps
Intel UHD Graphics G131 fps21 fps




rise-of-the-tomb-raider

Rise of the Tomb Raider (2016)Full HD, Lowest (Check settings)Full HD, Medium (Check settings)Full HD, Very High (Check settings)Full HD, MAX (Check settings)
AMD Radeon RX Vega 527 fps (+69%)18 fps
Intel UHD Graphics G116 fps




Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon WildlandsFull HD, Medium (Check settings)Full HD, High (Check settings)Full HD, Very High (Check settings)Full HD, Ultra (Check settings)
AMD Radeon RX Vega 515 fps (+50%)
Intel UHD Graphics G110 fps

 

 

Shadow of the Tomb Raider (2018)Full HD, Lowest (Check settings)Full HD, Medium (Check settings)Full HD, High (Check settings)Full HD, Highest (Check settings)
AMD Radeon RX Vega 522 fps
Intel UHD Graphics G1



Doom (2016)Full HD, Low (Check settings)Full HD, Medium (Check settings)Full HD, Ultra (Check settings)
AMD Radeon RX Vega 527 fps22 fps
Intel UHD Graphics G1




Metro ExodusFull HD, Low (Check settings)Full HD, High (Check settings)Full HD, Extreme (Check settings)
AMD Radeon RX Vega 521 fps
Intel UHD Graphics G1

 

Gears 5Full HD, Low (Check settings)Full HD, Medium (Check settings)Full HD, High (Check settings)Full HD, Ultra (Check settings)
AMD Radeon RX Vega 528 fps (+22%)19 fps
Intel UHD Graphics G123 fps

 

Assassin’s Creed OdysseyFull HD, Low (Check settings)Full HD, Medium (Check settings)Full HD, High (Check settings)Full HD, Ultra High (Check settings)
AMD Radeon RX Vega 5
Intel UHD Graphics G112 fps

 

HearthstoneFull HD, Low (Check settings)Full HD, Medium (Check settings)Full HD, High (Check settings)
AMD Radeon RX Vega 5168 fps (+56%)157 fps (+45%)59 fps (+4%)
Intel UHD Graphics G1108 fps108 fps57 fps




 

MinecraftFull HD, Minimum (Check settings)Full HD, Maximum (Check settings)
AMD Radeon RX Vega 5267 fps38 fps (+11%)
Intel UHD Graphics G1532 fps (+99%)42 fps




League Of LegendsFull HD, V.Low (Check settings)Full HD, Medium (Check settings)Full HD, V.High (Check settings)
AMD Radeon RX Vega 5136 fps138 fps120 fps (+25%)
Intel UHD Graphics G1197 fps (+45%)159 fps (+15%)96 fps




Rocket LeagueFull HD, H.Performance (Check settings)Full HD, H.Quality (Check settings)
AMD Radeon RX Vega 586 fps (+34%)28 fps
Intel UHD Graphics G164 fps28 fps




OverwatchFull HD, Low (Check settings)Full HD, High (Check settings)Full HD, Epic (Check settings)
AMD Radeon RX Vega 541 fps (+32%)32 fps (+45%)17 fps (+42%)
Intel UHD Graphics G131 fps22 fps12 fps




 

PUBGFull HD, V.Low (Check settings)Full HD, Medium (Check settings)Full HD, High (Check settings)Full HD, Ultra (Check settings)
AMD Radeon RX Vega 525 fps (+32%)
Intel UHD Graphics G119 fps

 

Darksiders GenesisFull HD, Low (Check settings)Full HD, Mid (Check settings)Full HD, High (Check settings)Full HD, Ultra (Check settings)
AMD Radeon RX Vega 533 fps (+38%)21 fps
Intel UHD Graphics G124 fps




Halo ReachFull HD, Performance (Check settings)Full HD, Original (Check settings)Full HD, Enhanced (Check settings)
AMD Radeon RX Vega 545 fps (+22%)43 fps (+23%)41 fps (+28%)
Intel UHD Graphics G137 fps35 fps32 fps




Borderlands 3Full HD, V.Low (Check settings)Full HD, Medium (Check settings)Full HD, High (Check settings)Full HD, Badass (Check settings)
AMD Radeon RX Vega 520 fps (+54%)
Intel UHD Graphics G113 fps

 

Team Fortress 2Full HD, Low (Check settings)Full HD, MAX (Check settings)
AMD Radeon RX Vega 589 fps43 fps (+43%)
Intel UHD Graphics G199 fps (+11%)30 fps




eFootball PES 2020Full HD, Low (Check settings)Full HD, High (Check settings)
AMD Radeon RX Vega 539 fps (+44%)23 fps
Intel UHD Graphics G127 fps




FIFA 20Full HD, Low (Check settings)Full HD, Ultra (Check settings)
AMD Radeon RX Vega 5
Intel UHD Graphics G147 fps28 fps




The Witcher 3Full HD, Low (Check settings)Full HD, Medium (Check settings)Full HD, High (Check settings)Full HD, Ultra (Check settings)
AMD Radeon RX Vega 520 fps
Intel UHD Graphics G1

 

Need For Speed HeatFull HD, Low (Check settings)Full HD, High (Check settings)Full HD, Ultra (Check settings)
AMD Radeon RX Vega 520 fps
Intel UHD Graphics G1

Apex LegendsFull HD, Min. (Check settings)Full HD, Medium (Check settings)Full HD, MAX (Check settings)
AMD Radeon RX Vega 526 fps
Intel UHD Graphics G1




Battlefield VFull HD, Low (Check settings)Full HD, Medium (Check settings)Full HD, High (Check settings)Full HD, Ultra (Check settings)
AMD Radeon RX Vega 529 fps
Intel UHD Graphics G1




Call Of Duty Modern WarfareFull HD, V.Low (Check settings)Full HD, Normal (Check settings)Full HD, Ultra (Check settings)
AMD Radeon RX Vega 517 fps
Intel UHD Graphics G1

 

Total War Three KingdomsFull HD, Low (Check settings)Full HD, Medium (Check settings)Full HD, High (Check settings)Full HD, Ultra (Check settings)
AMD Radeon RX Vega 521 fps (+5%)
Intel UHD Graphics G120 fps

 

 

WarframeFull HD, Low (Check settings)Full HD, High (Check settings)
AMD Radeon RX Vega 572 fps (+67%)32 fps
Intel UHD Graphics G143 fps



 

World Of Tanks EncoreFull HD, Low (Check settings)Full HD, Medium (Check settings)Full HD, Ultra (Check settings)
AMD Radeon RX Vega 5175 fps (+23%)32 fps (+39%)
Intel UHD Graphics G1142 fps23 fps




 

Far Cry New DawnFull HD, Low (Check settings)Full HD, High (Check settings)Full HD, Ultra (Check settings)
AMD Radeon RX Vega 5
Intel UHD Graphics G19 fps

 

 

Path Of ExileFull HD, Minimum (Check settings)Full HD, High (Check settings)Full HD, MAX (Check settings)
AMD Radeon RX Vega 546 fps
Intel UHD Graphics G1




Performance summary (gaming tests)

AMD Radeon RX Vega 5 vs Intel UHD Graphics G1Full HD, LowFull HD, MediumFull HD, HighFull HD, UltraAverage difference %
AMD Radeon RX Vega 5+23%+28%+29%+27%+27%
Intel UHD Graphics G1

Verdict

Without a doubt, the AMD Radeon RX Vega 5 is today’s winner. The performance that this iGPU offers is more than acceptable. Light games like Team Fortress 2, CS:GO, Dota 2, League Of Legends, or Rocket League aren’t a problem for the Vega iGPU if you don’t mind Low details. Yes, these games can run fine on the Intel UHD G1 Graphics as well, but with lower fps.

That’s the main weakness of the Intel UHD G1 – its performance isn’t bad, especially for the low-end integrated video card, but it definitely can’t match the AMD iGPU. On top of that, the devices with this Intel GPU are more expensive than the Vega 5-based notebooks. So, if you need a super cheap machine for light games, the AMD Ryzen 4300U with the RX Vega 5 is the right choice for you.

All laptops equipped with the AMD Radeon RX Vega 5

All laptops equipped with the Intel UHD Graphics G1