AMD Radeon RX Vega 56: specs and benchmarks

AMD Radeon RX Vega 56

Summary

AMD started Radeon RX 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 gamers. 8 GB of HBM2 memory clocked at 1.6 GHz are supplied, and together with 2048 Bit memory interface this creates a bandwidth of 409.6 GB/s.

Compatibility-wise, this is Dual-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 61.37 percent of a leader's which is NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti.

General info

Of Radeon RX Vega 56's architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
53.25
 
Architecture
GCN 5.0
 
Code name
Vega 10
 
Type
Desktop
 
Release date
14 August 2017
 
Launch price (MSRP)
$399
 
Price now
$316
 
of 10182 (Quadro GV100)

Technical specs

Radeon RX 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 RX Vega 56's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
Pipelines
3584
 
Core clock speed
1138 MHz
 
Boost Clock
1471 MHz
 
Transistor count
12,500 million
 
Manufacturing process technology
14 nm
 
Power consumption (TDP)
210 Watt
 
of 900 (Tesla S2050)
Texture fill rate
329.5
 
Floating-point performance
10,566 gflops
 

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on Radeon RX 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

Parameters of memory installed on Radeon RX 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
1600 MHz
 
Memory bandwidth
409.6 GB/s
 
of 1024 (Radeon VII)
Shared memory
-
 

Video outputs and ports

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

API support

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

Benchmark performance

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

Overall benchmark performance

61.37

3DMark Ice Storm GPU

412820

3DMark Cloud Gate GPU

125359

3DMark Fire Strike Score

17098

3DMark Fire Strike Graphics

20759

3DMark 11 Performance GPU

29086

3DMark Vantage Performance

54586

Passmark

13276

Mining hashrates

Cryptocurrency mining performance of Radeon RX Vega 56. Usually measured in megahashes per second.
Ethereum / ETH (DaggerHashimoto)
28.5 Mh/s
 
 

Game benchmarks

Let's see how good Radeon RX 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.

NVIDIA equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Radeon RX Vega 56 from NVIDIA is GeForce GTX 1070, which is nearly equal in speed and lower by 1 position in our rating.

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