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 2-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 66.99 percent of a leader's which is AMD Radeon R9 390 X2.

General info

Of Radeon RX Vega 56's architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
Architecture
GCN 5.0
 
Code name
Vega 10
 
Type
Desktop
 
Release date
14 August 2017
 
Launch price (MSRP)
$399
 
of 14999 (Quadro Plex 7000)

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
 
of 8192 (Radeon Pro Duo)
Core clock speed
1138 MHz
 
Boost Clock
1474 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
330.2
 
of 512 (Radeon Pro Duo)
Floating-point performance
10,566 gflops
 
of 16384 (Radeon Pro Duo)

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
 
Width
2-slot
 
Supplementary power connectors
2x 8-pin
 

Memory specs

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 32
Memory bus width
2048 Bit
 
of 8192 (Radeon Pro Duo)
Memory clock speed
1600 MHz
 
of 11408 (TITAN Xp)
Memory bandwidth
409.6 GB/s
 
of 1024 (Radeon Pro Duo)

Video outputs and ports

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

Video card benchmarks 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
65.91
 
 
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
11262
 
 

Mining hashrate

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

Relative perfomance

Overall Radeon RX Vega 56 performance compared to its nearest competitors. All GPU types participate.

NVIDIA equivalent

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

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