AMD Radeon Pro Vega 56: specs and benchmarks

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Pro Vega 56
Radeon Pro Vega 56
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  • Interface PCIe 3.0 x16
  • Core clock speed 1247
  • Max video memory 8 GB
  • Memory type HBM2
  • Memory clock speed 786
  • Maximum resolution
Year of release 2017
Performance 31.98

Summary

AMD started Radeon Pro Vega 56 sales 14 December 2017 at a recommended price of $399. This is a Vega architecture desktop card based on 14 nm manufacturing process and primarily aimed at designers. 8 GB of HBM2 memory clocked at 786 GHz are supplied, and together with 2048 Bit memory interface this creates a bandwidth of 402.4 GB/s.

Compatibility-wise, this is an integrated video card. Its manufacturer default version has a length of 267 mm. No additional power connector is required, and power consumption is at 210 Watt.

It provides good gaming and benchmark performance at

31.98%

of a leader's which is NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090.

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General info

Some basic facts about Radeon Pro Vega 56: architecture, market segment, release date etc.

Place in performance ranking128
Value for money1.87
ArchitectureVega (2017−2021)
GPU code nameVega
Market segmentWorkstation
Release date14 December 2017 (5 years old)
Launch price (MSRP)$399
Current price$4999 (12.5x MSRP)of 158889 (A100 PCIe)
Value for money

Performance to price ratio. The higher, the better.

Technical specs

Radeon Pro Vega 56's specs such as number of shaders, GPU base clock, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of Radeon Pro Vega 56's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.

Pipelines / CUDA cores3584of 20480 (Data Center GPU Max NEXT)
Core clock speed1247 MHzof 2610 (Radeon RX 6500 XT)
Boost clock speed1250 MHzof 3599 (Radeon RX 7990 XTX)
Number of transistors12,500 millionof 14400 (GeForce GTX 1080 SLI Mobile)
Manufacturing process technology14 nmof 4 (GeForce RTX 4080)
Power consumption (TDP)210 Wattof 2400 (Data Center GPU Max Subsystem)
Texture fill rate280.0of 969.9 (H100 SXM5 96 GB)
Floating-point performance9,677 gflopsof 16384 (Radeon Pro Duo)

Size and compatibility

This section provides details about the physical dimensions of Radeon Pro Vega 56 and its compatibility with other computer components. This information is useful when selecting a computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. For desktop graphics cards, it includes details about the interface and bus (for motherboard compatibility) and additional power connectors (for power supply compatibility).

InterfacePCIe 3.0 x16
Length267 mm
WidthIGP
Supplementary power connectorsNone

Memory

Parameters of memory installed on Radeon Pro Vega 56: its type, size, bus, clock and resulting bandwidth. Note that GPUs integrated into processors have no dedicated memory and use a shared part of system RAM instead.

Memory typeHBM2
Maximum RAM amount8 GBof 128 (Radeon Instinct MI250X)
Memory bus width2048 Bitof 8192 (Radeon Instinct MI250X)
Memory clock speed786 MHzof 22400 (GeForce RTX 4080)
Memory bandwidth402.4 GB/sof 14400 (Radeon R7 M260)
Shared memory-

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on Radeon Pro Vega 56. As a rule, this section is relevant only for desktop reference graphics cards, since for notebook ones the availability of certain video outputs depends on the laptop model, while non-reference desktop models can (though not necessarily will) bear a different set of video ports.

Display Connectors1x HDMI, 3x DisplayPort
HDMI+

API support

APIs supported by Radeon Pro Vega 56, sometimes including their particular versions.

DirectX12 (12_1)
Shader Model6.4
OpenGL4.6
OpenCL2.0
Vulkan1.1.125

Benchmark performance

Synthetic benchmark performance of Radeon Pro Vega 56. The combined score is measured on a 0-100 point scale.


Combined synthetic benchmark score

This is our combined benchmark performance score. We are regularly improving our combining algorithms, but if you find some perceived inconsistencies, feel free to speak up in comments section, we usually fix problems quickly.

Pro Vega 56 31.98

Passmark

This is probably the most ubiquitous benchmark, part of Passmark PerformanceTest suite. It gives the graphics card a thorough evaluation under various load, providing four separate benchmarks for Direct3D versions 9, 10, 11 and 12 (the last being done in 4K resolution if possible), and few more tests engaging DirectCompute capabilities.

Benchmark coverage: 24%

Pro Vega 56 12607

3DMark 11 Performance GPU

3DMark 11 is an obsolete DirectX 11 benchmark by Futuremark. It used four tests based on two scenes, one being few submarines exploring the submerged wreck of a sunken ship, the other is an abandoned temple deep in the jungle. All the tests are heavy with volumetric lighting and tessellation, and despite being done in 1280x720 resolution, are relatively taxing. Discontinued in January 2020, 3DMark 11 is now superseded by Time Spy.

Benchmark coverage: 16%

Pro Vega 56 25589

3DMark Fire Strike Score

Benchmark coverage: 13%

Pro Vega 56 15302

3DMark Fire Strike Graphics

Fire Strike is a DirectX 11 benchmark for gaming PCs. It features two separate tests displaying a fight between a humanoid and a fiery creature seemingly made of lava. Using 1920x1080 resolution, Fire Strike shows off some realistic graphics and is quite taxing on hardware.

Benchmark coverage: 13%

Pro Vega 56 17797

GeekBench 5 OpenCL

Geekbench 5 is a widespread graphics card benchmark combined from 11 different test scenarios. All these scenarios rely on direct usage of GPU's processing power, no 3D rendering is involved. This variation uses OpenCL API by Khronos Group.

Benchmark coverage: 9%

Pro Vega 56 61772

GeekBench 5 Vulkan

Geekbench 5 is a widespread graphics card benchmark combined from 11 different test scenarios. All these scenarios rely on direct usage of GPU's processing power, no 3D rendering is involved. This variation uses Vulkan API by AMD & Khronos Group.

Benchmark coverage: 5%

Pro Vega 56 68254

Gaming performance

Let's see how good Radeon Pro Vega 56 is for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in frames per second. Comparisons with game system requirements are included, but remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect reality inaccurately.

Average FPS across all PC games

Here are the average frames per second in a large set of popular modern games across different resolutions:

Full HD99
4K57

Performance in popular games

Full HD
Low Preset

Cyberpunk 2077 55−60

Full HD
Medium Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 60−65
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 55−60
Battlefield 5 100−105
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 85−90
Cyberpunk 2077 55−60
Far Cry 5 75−80
Far Cry New Dawn 75−80
Forza Horizon 4 100−110
Hitman 3 100−110
Horizon Zero Dawn 70−75
Red Dead Redemption 2 50−55
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 70−75
Watch Dogs: Legion 60−65

Full HD
High Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 60−65
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 55−60
Battlefield 5 100−105
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 85−90
Cyberpunk 2077 55−60
Far Cry 5 75−80
Far Cry New Dawn 75−80
Forza Horizon 4 100−110
Hitman 3 100−110
Horizon Zero Dawn 70−75
Metro Exodus 55−60
Red Dead Redemption 2 50−55
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 70−75
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 116
Watch Dogs: Legion 60−65

Full HD
Ultra Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 60−65
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 55−60
Battlefield 5 100−105
Cyberpunk 2077 55−60
Far Cry 5 75−80
Far Cry New Dawn 75−80
Forza Horizon 4 100−110
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 64
Watch Dogs: Legion 60−65

1440p
High Preset

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 50−55
Hitman 3 55−60
Horizon Zero Dawn 40−45
Metro Exodus 30−35
Red Dead Redemption 2 24−27
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 45−50

1440p
Ultra Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 35−40
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 30−35
Battlefield 5 70−75
Cyberpunk 2077 24−27
Far Cry 5 55−60
Far Cry New Dawn 55−60
Forza Horizon 4 65−70
Watch Dogs: Legion 24−27

4K
High Preset

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 27−30
Hitman 3 30−35
Horizon Zero Dawn 21−24
Metro Exodus 21−24
Red Dead Redemption 2 16−18
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 24−27
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 42

4K
Ultra Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 21−24
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 18−20
Battlefield 5 35−40
Cyberpunk 2077 10−12
Far Cry 5 30−33
Far Cry New Dawn 30−35
Forza Horizon 4 45−50
Watch Dogs: Legion 14−16

Relative perfomance

Overall Radeon Pro Vega 56 performance compared to nearest competitors among server video cards.


NVIDIA equivalent

According to our data, the closest NVIDIA alternative to Radeon Pro Vega 56 is Tesla T10, which is nearly equal in speed and higher by 3 positions in our ranking.

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