AMD Radeon Pro Vega 56: specs and benchmarks

AMD Radeon Pro Vega 56

Summary

AMD started Radeon Pro Vega 56 sales 14 August 2017 at a recommended price of $399. This is high-end 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 2-slot card attached via PCIe 3.0 x16 interface. 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 55.39 percent of a leader's which is NVIDIA Quadro RTX 6000.

General info

Of Radeon Pro Vega 56's architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
Architecture
Vega
 
Code name
Vega 10
 
Type
Workstation
 
Release date
14 August 2017
 
Launch price (MSRP)
$399
 
of 14999 (Quadro Plex 7000)

Technical specs

Radeon Pro Vega 56's general performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU core 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
3584
 
Core clock speed
1247 MHz
 
Transistor count
12,500 million
 
of 21100
Manufacturing process technology
14 nm
 
Power consumption (TDP)
210 Watt
 
of 900 (Tesla S2050)
Texture fill rate
302.4 GTexel / s
 
Floating-point performance
9,677 gflops
 
of 16384 (Radeon Pro Duo)

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on Radeon Pro Vega 56's compatibility with other computer components. Useful when choosing a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. For desktop video cards it's interface and bus (motherboard compatibility), additional power connectors (power supply compatibility).
Interface
PCIe 3.0 x16
 
Length
267 mm
 
Supplementary power connectors
None
 

Memory

Parameters of memory installed on Radeon Pro Vega 56: its type, size, bus, clock and resulting bandwidth. Note that GPUs integrated into processors don't have dedicated memory and use a shared part of system RAM.
Memory type
HBM2
 
Maximum RAM amount
8 GB
 
Memory bus width
2048 Bit
 
of 8192 (Radeon Pro Duo)
Memory clock speed
786 MHz
 
of 14000
Memory bandwidth
402.4 GB / s
 
of 1024 (Radeon Pro Duo)

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on Radeon Pro Vega 56.
Display Connectors
1x HDMI, 3x DisplayPort
 

API support

APIs supported by Radeon Pro Vega 56, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX
12_1
 
OpenGL
4.6
 

Video card benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Radeon Pro Vega 56. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

55.39

3DMark Fire Strike Score

15302

3DMark Fire Strike Graphics

17797

3DMark 11 Performance GPU

25589

Passmark

11834

Game benchmarks

Let's see how good Radeon Pro Vega 56 is for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS. Comparisons with system requirements are included, but remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect real performance inaccurately.
Fortnite

Fortnite

2018
Fortnite

Official system requirements

Radeon Pro Vega 56 performance compared to Fortnite official system requirements.

Pro Vega 56
minimum HD Graphics 4000
recommended GeForce GTX 660
Playerunknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG)

Playerunknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG)

2017
Playerunknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG)

Official system requirements

Radeon Pro Vega 56 performance compared to Playerunknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG) official system requirements.

Pro Vega 56
minimum GeForce GTX 960
recommended GeForce GTX 1060
Overwatch

Overwatch

2016
Overwatch

Official system requirements

Radeon Pro Vega 56 performance compared to Overwatch official system requirements.

Pro Vega 56
minimum Radeon HD 4850
recommended Radeon HD 7950
GTA V

GTA V

2015
GTA V

Official system requirements

Radeon Pro Vega 56 performance compared to GTA V official system requirements.

Pro Vega 56
minimum GeForce 9800 GT
recommended GeForce GTX 660
Rainbow Six Siege

Rainbow Six Siege

2015
Rainbow Six Siege

Official system requirements

Radeon Pro Vega 56 performance compared to Rainbow Six Siege official system requirements.

Pro Vega 56
minimum GeForce GTX 460
recommended GeForce GTX 670

FPS tests

Real world test results of Rainbow Six Siege on Radeon Pro Vega 56.

high / 1080p
199
 
ultra / 1080p
136
 
4k / 2160p
70
 
Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft

Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft

2014
Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft

Official system requirements

Radeon Pro Vega 56 performance compared to Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft official system requirements.

Pro Vega 56
minimum GeForce 6800
recommended GeForce 8800 GT
Dota 2

Dota 2

2013
Dota 2

Official system requirements

Radeon Pro Vega 56 performance compared to Dota 2 official system requirements.

Pro Vega 56
minimum GeForce 8600 GT
Counter-Strike: GO

Counter-Strike: GO

2012
Counter-Strike: GO

Official system requirements

Radeon Pro Vega 56 performance compared to Counter-Strike: GO official system requirements.

Pro Vega 56
recommended GeForce 6600
League of Legends

League of Legends

2009
League of Legends

Official system requirements

Radeon Pro Vega 56 performance compared to League of Legends official system requirements.

Pro Vega 56
recommended GeForce 8800 GT
Minecraft

Minecraft

2009
Minecraft

Official system requirements

Radeon Pro Vega 56 performance compared to Minecraft official system requirements.

Pro Vega 56
minimum Radeon HD 2400
recommended Radeon HD 5870

Assassin´s Creed Origins

2017

Official system requirements

Radeon Pro Vega 56 performance compared to Assassin´s Creed Origins official system requirements.

Pro Vega 56
minimum GeForce GTX 660
recommended GeForce GTX 760

FPS tests

Real world test results of Assassin´s Creed Origins on Radeon Pro Vega 56.

medium / 1080p
70
 
high / 1080p
65
 
ultra / 1080p
57
 
4k / 2160p
33
 

Ghost Recon Wildlands

2017

Official system requirements

Radeon Pro Vega 56 performance compared to Ghost Recon Wildlands official system requirements.

Pro Vega 56
minimum GeForce GTX 660
recommended GeForce GTX 1060

FPS tests

Real world test results of Ghost Recon Wildlands on Radeon Pro Vega 56.

medium / 1080p
82
 
high / 1080p
76
 
ultra / 1080p
45
 
4k / 2160p
35
 

Rise of the Tomb Raider

2016

Official system requirements

Radeon Pro Vega 56 performance compared to Rise of the Tomb Raider official system requirements.

Pro Vega 56
minimum GeForce GTX 650
recommended GeForce GTX 970

FPS tests

Real world test results of Rise of the Tomb Raider on Radeon Pro Vega 56.

high / 1080p
94
 
ultra / 1080p
75
 
4k / 2160p
39
 

The Witcher 3

2015

Official system requirements

Radeon Pro Vega 56 performance compared to The Witcher 3 official system requirements.

Pro Vega 56
minimum GeForce GTX 660
recommended GeForce GTX 770

FPS tests

Real world test results of The Witcher 3 on Radeon Pro Vega 56.

high / 1080p
116
 
ultra / 1080p
64
 
4k / 2160p
42
 

Relative perfomance

Overall Radeon Pro Vega 56 performance compared to its nearest competitors. All GPU types participate.

NVIDIA equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Radeon Pro Vega 56 from NVIDIA is Quadro GV100, which is faster by 7% and higher by 6 positions in our rating.

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