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 GCN 5.0 architecture desktop card based on 14 nm manufacturing process and primarily aimed at designers. 8 GB of HBM2 memory clocked at 1.57 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 56.49 percent of a leader's which is NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti.

General info

Of Radeon Pro Vega 56's architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
Architecture
GCN 5.0
 
Code name
Vega 10
 
Type
Workstation
 
Release date
14 August 2017
 
Launch price (MSRP)
$399
 

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
 
Boost Clock
1250 MHz
 
Transistor count
12,500 million
 
Manufacturing process technology
14 nm
 
Power consumption (TDP)
210 Watt
 
of 900 (Tesla S2050)
Texture fill rate
280.0
 
Floating-point performance
9,677 gflops
 

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
 
of 8192 (Radeon RX 480)
Memory bus width
2048 Bit
 
of 4096 (Radeon R9 Fury)
Memory clock speed
1572 MHz
 
Memory bandwidth
402.4 GB/s
 
of 1024 (Radeon VII)
Shared memory
-
 

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 (12_1)
 
OpenGL
4.6
 

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

56.49

3DMark Fire Strike Score

15302

3DMark Fire Strike Graphics

17797

3DMark 11 Performance GPU

25589

Passmark

12209

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.

Relative perfomance

Overall Radeon Pro Vega 56 performance compared to its nearest competitors.

NVIDIA equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Radeon Pro Vega 56 from NVIDIA is Quadro M6000 24 GB, which is nearly equal in speed and higher by 1 position in our rating.

User rating

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