Benchmark Results – Synthetic GPU Tests
Unigine Superposition (720p Low)
Superposition is Unigine’s latest benchmark and tech demo for their game engine. 720p Low is a sensible preset for a low-end APU. FPS numbers aren’t directly meaningful for synthetic benchmarks, but 720p Low was in the 20-30fps region. This shows it may be fairly representative of a more stressful game.
CPU OC did almost nothing, and both iGPU and memory OC showed solid gains. Most of the gains here came from pushing iGPU speed.
Unigine Superposition (8K Optimised)
For fun, a totally inappropriate preset. A more serious purpose is to see how massive memory requirements were handled. Forcing the tiny Vega 3 to render at 8K resulted in a sub-2-fps slideshow. This is hopefully not representative of the kind of gaming load anyone would run on this chip.
Interestingly, pushing the resolution up actually reduced the reliance on memory. Superposition at 8K is dependent mainly on iGPU speed.
3DMark Time Spy
A DirectX 12 benchmark for faster gaming PCs, Time Spy allows comparison with faster setups. The graphics tests got around 3fps, so this isn’t realistic.
3DMark Night Raid
Night Raid is a DirectX 12 benchmark aimed at laptops and integrated graphics.
3DMark Sky Diver
Sky Diver is an older DirectX 11 benchmark aimed at laptops and integrated graphics.
All of the 3DMark benchmarks we ran were similar – most performance by far came from iGPU clock, but memory also helped a lot especially once iGPU has been pushed. Memory performance feeds the iGPU, so the faster the iGPU the more the memory matters.