AMD Radeon Pro Vega 56: specs and benchmarks

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AMD Radeon 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 42.12

Summary

AMD started Radeon Pro Vega 56 sales 14 December 2017 at a recommended price of $399. This is 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

42.12%

of a leader's which is NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti.

General info

Of Radeon Pro Vega 56's architecture, market segment and release date.

Place in performance rating103
Value for money3.77
ArchitectureVega (2017−2021)
GPU code nameVega
Market segmentWorkstation
Release date14 December 2017 (4 years ago)
Launch price (MSRP)$399
Price now$4999 (12.5x MSRP)of 49999 (A100 SXM4)
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Technical specs

Radeon Pro Vega 56's general performance parameters 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 18432 (AD102)
Core clock speed1247 MHzof 2610 (Radeon RX 6500 XT)
Boost clock speed1250 MHzof 2903 (Radeon Pro W6600)
Number of transistors12,500 millionof 14400 (GeForce GTX 1080 SLI Mobile)
Manufacturing process technology14 nmof 4 (H100 PCIe)
Thermal design power (TDP)210 Wattof 900 (Tesla S2050)
Texture fill rate280.0of 939.8 (H100 SXM5)
Floating-point performance9,677 gflopsof 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).

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 don't have dedicated memory and use a shared part of system RAM.

Memory typeHBM2
Maximum RAM amount8 GBof 128 (Radeon Instinct MI250X)
Memory bus width2048 Bitof 8192 (Radeon Instinct MI250X)
Memory clock speed786 MHzof 19500 (GeForce RTX 3090)
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 video cards, since for notebook ones the availability of certain video outputs depends on the laptop model.

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

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


Overall score

This is our combined benchmark performance rating. 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 42.12
  • 3DMark Fire Strike Score
  • 3DMark Fire Strike Graphics
  • 3DMark 11 Performance GPU
  • Passmark
  • GeekBench 5 OpenCL
  • GeekBench 5 Vulkan

3DMark Fire Strike Score

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 enough graphics and is quite taxing on hardware.

Pro Vega 56 17797

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.

Pro Vega 56 25589

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.

Pro Vega 56 12386

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.

Pro Vega 56 60993

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.

Pro Vega 56 68254

Game benchmarks

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.

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

Full HD98
4K51

Full HD
Medium Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 40−45
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 40−45
Battlefield 5 40−45
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 40−45
Cyberpunk 2077 40−45
Far Cry 5 40−45
Far Cry New Dawn 40−45
Forza Horizon 4 40−45
Hitman 3 40−45
Horizon Zero Dawn 40−45
Red Dead Redemption 2 40−45
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 40−45
Watch Dogs: Legion 40−45

Full HD
High Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 40−45
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 40−45
Battlefield 5 40−45
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 40−45
Cyberpunk 2077 40−45
Far Cry 5 40−45
Far Cry New Dawn 40−45
Forza Horizon 4 40−45
Hitman 3 40−45
Horizon Zero Dawn 40−45
Metro Exodus 40−45
Red Dead Redemption 2 40−45
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 40−45
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 116
Watch Dogs: Legion 40−45

Full HD
Ultra Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 40−45
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 40−45
Battlefield 5 40−45
Cyberpunk 2077 40−45
Far Cry 5 40−45
Far Cry New Dawn 40−45
Forza Horizon 4 40−45
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 64
Watch Dogs: Legion 40−45

1440p
High Preset

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 40−45
Hitman 3 40−45
Horizon Zero Dawn 40−45
Metro Exodus 40−45
Red Dead Redemption 2 40−45
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 40−45

1440p
Ultra Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 40−45
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 40−45
Battlefield 5 40−45
Cyberpunk 2077 40−45
Far Cry 5 40−45
Far Cry New Dawn 40−45
Forza Horizon 4 40−45
Watch Dogs: Legion 40−45

4K
High Preset

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 40−45
Hitman 3 40−45
Horizon Zero Dawn 40−45
Metro Exodus 40−45
Red Dead Redemption 2 40−45
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 40−45
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 42

4K
Ultra Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 40−45
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 40−45
Battlefield 5 40−45
Cyberpunk 2077 40−45
Far Cry 5 40−45
Far Cry New Dawn 40−45
Forza Horizon 4 40−45
Watch Dogs: Legion 40−45

Relative perfomance

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


NVIDIA equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Radeon Pro Vega 56 from NVIDIA is Quadro M6000 24 GB, which is slower by 1% and lower by 2 positions in our rating.

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