AMD Radeon RX Vega 56 technical 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 USD. This is a 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 2-slot card attached via PCIe 3.0 x16 interface. Its manufacturer default version has a length of 267 mm. An additional 2 8-pin power connectors are required, and power consumption is at 210 Watt.

It provides good gaming and benchmark performance at 66.06 percent of a leader's which is AMD Radeon R9 390 X2.

General info

Info on video card type (desktop or notebook), its architecture and sales start time and price.
Place in performance rating
 
Architecture
GCN 5.0
 
Code name
Vega 10
 
Type
Desktop
 
Release date
14 August 2017
 
Launch price (MSRP)
399 USD
 
of 14999 (Quadro Plex 7000)

Technical specs

Quantitative parameters such as shaders number, GPU core clock, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly say of video card performance, but to be more precise you have to review it's benchmark and gaming test results.
Pipelines
3584
 
of 8192 (FirePro S9300 X2)
Core clock speed
1471 MHz
 
Boost Clock
1590 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
356.2
 
of 512 (Radeon Pro Duo)
Floating-point performance
11,397 gflops
 
of 16384 (Radeon Pro Duo)

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on video card 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). For notebook video cards it's notebook size, connection slot and bus - if the video card is inserted into the slot instead of being soldered to the notebook motherboard.
Interface
PCIe 3.0 x16
 
Length
267 mm
 
Width
2-slot
 
Supplementary power connectors
2x 8-pin
 

Memory specs

Parameters of memory installed on the video card - type, size, bus, clock and resulting bandwidth. 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 (Tesla M10)
Memory bus width
2048 Bit
 
of 8192 (FirePro S9300 X2)
Memory clock speed
1600 MHz
 
Memory bandwidth
409.6 GB/s
 
of 1024 (FirePro S9300 X2)

Video outputs and ports

Video connectors present on the video card. Mostly actual for desktop video cards since notebook ones' available video connectors vastly depend on the notebook model.
Display Connectors
1x HDMI, 3x DisplayPort
 

Video card benchmarks performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance. Overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.
Overall benchmark performance
66.06
 
 
3DMark Ice Storm GPU
225247.00
 
 
3DMark Fire Strike Graphics
23596.00
 
 
3DMark 11 Performance GPU
30769.00
 
 
3DMark Vantage Performance
72658.00
 
 
Unigine Heaven 3.0
7686.49
 
 
Passmark
11312
 
 

Game benchmarks (in FPS)

How good for gaming a particular GPU is. Gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS. Overall gaming performance is a number in 0-100 range, and the older the game, the less impact it has on the overall grade of the video card.
Overall gaming performance
73.41
 
 

Relative perfomance

Overall video card performance compared to nearest competitors. All GPU types participate.

NVIDIA equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Radeon RX Vega 56 from NVIDIA is GeForce GTX 980 Ti, which is slower by 2%.

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