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 57.46 percent of a leader's which is NVIDIA TITAN V.

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
 
Power consumption (TDP)
210 Watt
 
of 900 (Tesla S2050)
Texture fill rate
302.4 GTexel / s
 
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
None
 

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 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 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
59.16
 
 
3DMark Fire Strike Score
15302
 
3DMark Fire Strike Graphics
17797
 
3DMark 11 Performance GPU
25589
 
Passmark
11897
 

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
0.77
 
 
Games benchmarked by notebookcheck.net
Assassin´s Creed Origins (2017)
medium / 1080p
70
 
high / 1080p
65
 
ultra / 1080p
57
 
4k / 2160p
33
 
Ghost Recon Wildlands (2017)
medium / 1080p
82
 
high / 1080p
76
 
ultra / 1080p
45
 
4k / 2160p
35
 
Rise of the Tomb Raider (2016)
high / 1080p
94
 
ultra / 1080p
75
 
4k / 2160p
39
 
Rainbow Six Siege (2015)
high / 1080p
199
 
ultra / 1080p
136
 
4k / 2160p
70
 
The Witcher 3 (2015)
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 P4000, which is slower by 2% and lower by 1 position in our rating.

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