Gaming Benchmarks

The gaming credentials of the Radeon RX Vega M GH has not been evaluated by any third-party before, as the NUC8i7HVK is the first PC to ship with that GPU. Keeping that in mind, it is important to get some context on how it fares when compared with other contemporary GPUs.

For the purpose of benchmarking, we chose four different games (Sleeping Dogs, Tomb Raider, Bioshock Infinite and DiRT Showdown) at three different quality levels. Note that the main aim here is not to show that the Radeon GPU can play the latest and greatest games. Rather, it is to compare the NUC8i7HVK against other gaming-focused mini-PCs that we have evaluated before..

Sleeping Dogs

Sleeping Dogs - Performance Score

Sleeping Dogs - Quality Score

Sleeping Dogs - Extreme Score

Tomb Raider

Tomb Raider - Performance Score

Tomb Raider - Quality Score

Tomb Raider - Extreme Score

Bioshock Infinite

Bioshock Infinite - Performance Score

Bioshock Infinite - Quality Score

Bioshock Infinite - Extreme Score

DiRT Showdown

DiRT Showdown - Performance Score

DiRT Showdown - Quality Score

DiRT Showdown - Extreme Score

The Talos Principle

The Talos Principle - 1080p High Score

The Talos Principle - 1080p Ultra Score

GRID Autosport

GRID Autosport - 1080p Extreme Score

Across almost all of the benchmarks we ran, the Radeon GPU slotted between the GTX 960 and GTX 980 in terms of performance.

Performance Metrics - II Gaming Notebooks Compared
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  • Sheunghko - Saturday, June 30, 2018 - link

    Does that mean there is at least one tb3 that is hook up with the CPU ? Reply
  • Sheunghko - Sunday, July 1, 2018 - link

    Does this Vega M support freesync? Reply
  • sevenup75 - Monday, July 2, 2018 - link

    yes, freesync supported Reply
  • tokyojerry - Tuesday, July 10, 2018 - link

    " as a self-avowed HTPC enthusiast the lackluster media support disappoints me - and it will keep Hades Canyon from being the ultimate HTPC as it should be - so this is the one area where Intel has dropped the ball. "

    Curiously in what way do you regard this product to be lackluster media support? And, as an alternative product with media support in mind which would you recommend?
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  • ricelid - Sunday, August 19, 2018 - link

    Can you please test if HDMI CEC settings are present in the UEFI menu and that it works? Reply
  • LauLiWan - Friday, March 22, 2019 - link

    Will the thunderbolt 3 capable to deliver up to max 40Gbps when transfer file using external Thunderbolt 3 drive? Reply

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