AMD Vega Vs Nvidia Mobile: Is AMD Going To Dominate the Laptop Market?
AMD and Nvidia have been at it since last year when AMD Vega was announced and now AMD Vega Mobile has been announced for laptops and 2-in-1 devices. Having that said you have got to wonder which side you should go with. If that is what you have in mind then you have come to the right place as we are going to talk about this right here. Let’s see the odds of it standing against Nvidia Mobile.
AMD Vega Mobile graphics are coming out with AMD Raven Ridge APUs as well as other CPUs and this makes things very interesting as these chips are pretty powerful as compared to Intel integrated HD graphics and are even better performing as compared to the Nvidia Mobile MX 150 graphics.
Keeping all that in mind, word has it that Nvidia will be releasing Nvidia Mobile GTX 1050 Ti Max-Q design graphics cards in order to compete with AMD Vega Mobile in the laptop market.
AMD Chips With Vega Mobile: Performance, Price And Specifications
There are two versions that are available as of right now that come with AMD Vega graphics the AMD Ryzen Raven Ridge 2200G and 2400G. Both AMD Ryzen Raven Ridge APUs feature 4 cores and 8 threads and while the 2400G costs $169, the 2200G costs $99. You can check out the specifications below:
AMD Ryzen Raven Ridge 2200G and 2400G perform pretty great for the money and you can check out official benchmarks below:
These are numbers from AMD so you might be skeptical regarding the actual performance of the chips and you would be right in thinking so. If that is indeed the case then you can check out some benchmarks that will give you an idea about the performance of these chips.
AMD Ryzen 2400G with Radeon Vega graphics is something that we are looking forward to and here we have some benchmarks that show how well the chip compares to the Intel 7700 and 7600 desktop CPUs as well as the Intel 8705G mobile CPU. You can see that the APU performs much better than the chips that cost more.
Things don’t just stop here. AMD is just getting started, or at least that is what AMD CEO Lisa Su would have you believe. The following is what she said in a recent interview:
The Raven Ridge/Ryzen Mobile design was sort of like the first step, but we are nowhere near done with everything that can be done, so you are going to see that power profile get better and better as new systems come out. So yes, I am very optimistic about the whole, like I said, I am simply amazed with some of the things that you can do, or we can do with in partnership with the OEMs.
U Series Chips With AMD Vega Graphics
There are other chips as well that feature AMD Vega graphics and these chips have already started coming out in laptops. These chips might not be as powerful as the Raven Ridge APUs but they pack some punch when compared to Intel integrated graphics.
AMD Ryzen 5 2500U features AMD Vega 8 CUs and can clock up to 1100 MHz. The chip has a TDP of 12-25W. You can check out how well the AMD Ryzen 5 2500U is able to run Wolfenstein 2 and other games in the video below:
There is an even powerful version of the chip, the 2700U. This chip comes with AMD Vega 10 graphics and if you are wondering about the performance that you can expect then you can check out the gameplay of Battlefield 1 that has been included below:
Desktop AMD Vega GPUs Could Be Fitted Into Laptop Form Factor
We recently heard that AMD Vega graphics cards could be put into laptops, much like the Nvidia Pascal cards that we have already seen. Although Nvidia Mobile Max-Q technology is great, desktop-grade graphics cards have been fitted into laptops and it seems that the same can be said about AMD Vega cards as well.
Scott Wasson, AMD Radeon Technologies Group, talked about the matter at hand and the following is what he had to say in this regard:
“I can’t pre-announce products for our partners. It is possible to take a Vega 10 GPU and put it into a notebook. So we’ll have to see.”
These are some of the reasons why AMD could turn out to be victorious in the gaming laptop segment. Although Nvidia Mobile is great, AMD Vega Mobile is much cheaper as well as the APUs that are coming out. It will be interesting to see how Nvidia will respond to this new threat and whether or not Nvidia Mobile GTX 1050 Ti Max-Q graphics cards will see the light of day.
Let us know how you think the battle between AMD Vega and Nvidia Mobile will end and which side you will be one when things go down.