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 Vega architecture desktop card based on 14 nm manufacturing process and primarily aimed at gamers. 8 GB of HBM2 memory clocked at 800 GHz are supplied, and together with 409.6 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 53.41 percent of a leader's which is NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090.

General info

Of Radeon RX Vega 56's architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
0.82
 
Architecture
Vega
 
GPU code name
Vega
 
Market segment
Desktop
 
Release date
14 August 2017
 
Launch price (MSRP)
$399
 
Price now
$1548
 

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 / CUDA cores
3584
 
of 10752 (GA102)
Core clock speed
1138 MHz
 
Boost Clock
1474 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
 
of 2918.4 (GRID K340)

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
 
Memory bus width
409.6 Bit
 
of 6144 (GRID A100A)
Memory clock speed
800 MHz
 
of 19500 (GeForce RTX 3090)
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. 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 Connectors
1x HDMI, 3x DisplayPort
 
HDMI
+
 

API support

APIs supported by Radeon RX Vega 56, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX
12 (12_1)
 
Shader Model
6.4
 
OpenGL
4.6
 
OpenCL
2.0
 
Vulkan
1.1.125
 

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

53.41

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

SPECviewperf 12 - Catia

141

SPECviewperf 12 - 3ds Max

145

Passmark

13577

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 slower by 2% and lower by 1 position in our rating.

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