1. knightdriver's Avatar
    I have a new 2018 MacBook Pro i9 Vega 20. Using Geekbench 4.

    Benchmarking for the UHD 630 I get a higher score for Metal which is what I expect. OpenCL 23834 vs Metal 25180.

    Benchmarking the Vega 20 I get higher for the OpenCL which should NOT be the case.
    OpenCL 73721 vs Metal 71871.

    Do I have a problem with the Vega 20 card?
    12-27-2018 02:34 PM
  2. MasterDarque's Avatar
    Fyi, here’s a link to benchmarks done by another blog (AppleInsider) for reference, with an I9 MBP with 32 gb’s of memory and a Vega 20 GPU:
    https://iphone.appleinsider.com/arti...graphics-boost
    12-27-2018 03:21 PM
  3. Abu Khadija's Avatar
    I’ve heard that the i9 processor with the 32gb RAM and the 560X graphics card was throttling badly. Is it the same with the Vega 20?

    Could this of fixed the problem? Just kinda interested. Not buying, just interested that’s all.
    12-30-2018 10:53 AM
  4. MasterDarque's Avatar
    I’ve heard that the i9 processor with the 32gb RAM and the 560X graphics card was throttling badly. Is it the same with the Vega 20?

    Could this of fixed the problem? Just kinda interested. Not buying, just interested that’s all.
    I don’t have any links off of the top of my head for this but from what I’ve been reading on other blogs regarding the i9 throttling issues - there’s a combination of things to help resolve it. The first was an update to MacOS Mojave that fixed a bug that was causing i7/i9’s to not run at peak performance. Then with the Vega GPU’s they have their memory on the chip package instead of as a separate chip like the 555/560’s do. Also, the heat pipe actually goes over the Vega GPU’s to help with heat dissipation. There’s possibly also an improved thermal paste applied as well. From what I’ve been able to gather, the Vega series are more energy efficient/run slightly cooler than the prior 555/560 GPU’s do, and this may help with possible throttling as well.
    12-30-2018 11:11 AM
  5. Abu Khadija's Avatar
    Hope so for all the people who have the 560Xs or are buying the new ones with the Vega ones. Me personally I’ll probably just get a Razor Core X and than try to get the money for a Vega 56 or 64 card. That’s about $300 -400 for the 56 and about 600 for the 64 at Best Buy. Plus another $300 for the machine. A cool $600 -900.
    12-30-2018 06:32 PM
  6. Abu Khadija's Avatar
    Looking at selling my 2017 15” MacBook Pro and getting a 2018 model with the 32gb RAM in it. Looking at the i7 instead of the i9 processor. Wondering if the Vega cards are worth it over the 560X.
    02-14-2019 01:05 PM

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