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. Two 8-pin power connectors are required, and power consumption is at 210 Watt.

It provides good gaming and benchmark performance at 62.63 percent of a leader's which is AMD Radeon R9 390 X2.

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
 
of 8192 (Radeon Pro Duo)
Core clock speed
1247 MHz
 
Transistor count
12,500 million
 
of 21100
Manufacturing process technology
14 nm
 
of 12
Power consumption (TDP)
210 Watt
 
of 900 (Tesla S2050)
Texture fill rate
302.4
 
of 512 (Radeon Pro Duo)
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
2x 8-pin
 

Memory specs

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
 
of 32
Memory bus width
2048 Bit
 
of 8192 (Radeon Pro Duo)
Memory clock speed
786 MHz
 
of 11408 (TITAN Xp)
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
 

Video card benchmarks 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
62.14
 
 
3DMark Fire Strike Score
15302.00
 
 
3DMark Fire Strike Graphics
17797.00
 
 
3DMark 11 Performance GPU
25589.00
 
 
Passmark
11959
 
 

Game benchmarks (in FPS)

Let's see how good Radeon Pro Vega 56 is for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS, while overall gaming performance is a number in 0-100 range, and the older the game, the less impact it has on the overall grade.
Overall gaming performance
0.48
 
 
Games benchmarked by notebookcheck.net
Assassin´s Creed Origins (2017)
medium / 1080p
70.00
 
high / 1080p
65.00
 
ultra / 1080p
57.00
 
4k / 2160p
33.00
 
Ghost Recon Wildlands (2017)
medium / 1080p
81.70
 
high / 1080p
76.00
 
ultra / 1080p
45.10
 
4k / 2160p
34.70
 
Rise of the Tomb Raider (2016)
high / 1080p
94.00
 
ultra / 1080p
74.80
 
4k / 2160p
39.30
 
Dota 2 (2015)
medium / 768p
112.00
 
high / 1080p
107.40
 
ultra / 1080p
102.30
 
4k / 2160p
95.80
 
Rainbow Six Siege (2015)
high / 1080p
198.70
 
ultra / 1080p
135.70
 
4k / 2160p
70.20
 
The Witcher 3 (2015)
high / 1080p
115.70
 
ultra / 1080p
63.90
 
4k / 2160p
41.60
 

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 P5000, which is nearly equal in speed and higher by 1 position in our rating.

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