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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  • ianmills - Thursday, March 29, 2018 - link

    I get the form factor but would have been nice to put a couple amd discrete gpus in the benchmarks like a 580 Reply
  • versesuvius - Thursday, March 29, 2018 - link

    There are mini-PC reviews with discrete GPUs and not a 580 but a NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (8GB GDDR5x) in Zotac ZBOX MAGNUS EK71080. Reply
  • Crazyeyeskillah - Thursday, March 29, 2018 - link

    this costs $1700 Reply
  • Crunchy005 - Thursday, March 29, 2018 - link

    Yeah with a $200 optane drive that is in no way necessary. Reply
  • Samus - Saturday, March 31, 2018 - link

    It costs 1000. And that’s retail. It will likely be on sale for 700 in a few months. Adding $80 in RAM and $100 512GB SSD like the drive Mushkin just announced keeps it safely under $1200.

    $1700 configured price has no influence on the gaming performance of this machine.
    Reply
  • sutamatamasu - Thursday, March 29, 2018 - link

    What about driver?

    Intel use default Radeon Software or use custom driver for it? Since the six display goes to GPU
    Reply
  • jjj - Thursday, March 29, 2018 - link

    So not testing it against any relevant GPU because serving the reader is less important that selling hardware for the modern pseud-press.
    Typical for AT, God forbid test an ultrabook vs other laptops or a Surface in gaming. Mislead, bend reality to sell the hardware and that's your job. Objectivity, ethics, decency, those are long gone.
    Reply
  • ganeshts - Thursday, March 29, 2018 - link

    Which part of the 'Gaming notebooks compared' section didn't you read ? Reply
  • ToTTenTranz - Thursday, March 29, 2018 - link

    I don't agree with the way the "protest" was made, but the fact is that you guys managed to not compare to a single one of the discrete GPUs that Kaby Lake proposes to compete with (as seen through Intel's own slides about Kaby Lake G): the notebook GTX1060, GTX1060 Max-Q and GTX 1050 Ti.

    Instead you compared Kaby G with a bunch of 3-4 year-old Maxwell solutions and GP104 discrete cards that are very obviously out of Kaby G's range.
    Reply
  • Arbie - Thursday, March 29, 2018 - link

    @jjj - Silly rants are supposed to be posted in Wccftech, not here. And mainstream GPUs were addressed: "... the Radeon GPU slotted between the GTX 960 and GTX 980 in terms of performance." If you really need +/- 1 FPS for some specific GPU, there are lots of results here you can use to compare. The question with a box like this is not whether it beats a desktop, but whether it will run advanced games at all. Question answered. Go take your meds. Reply

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