AMD Radeon RX 580
vs
AMD Radeon RX Vega 56

RX 580 RX VEGA 56 Difference
AMD Radeon RX 580 AMD Radeon RX Vega 56
Price $ 179 $ 349 170 (64%)
Year 2017 2017 0 (0%)
Maximum Recorded Temperature 75C 75C 0 (0%)
Max Fan Noise 46dB 55dB 9.5 (19%)
Recommended Power Supply 535W 560W 25 (5%)
Benchmark CPU Intel Core i7-7700K @ 4.20GHz ($354.99) Intel Core i7-7700K @ 4.20GHz ($354.99)
CPU Impact on FPS +0 FPS +0 FPS 0 (0%)
CPU Impact on FPS % 0% 0% 0 (0%)
Benchmark Quality Settings Ultra Quality Settings Ultra Quality Settings
Average 1080p Performance 81 FPS 92 FPS 11.5 (13%)
Average 1440p Performance 56 FPS 70 FPS 13.3 (21%)
Average 4K Performance 31 FPS 39 FPS 8.6 (24%)
Memory 8 GB 8 GB 0 (0%)
Overall Combination Score 83/100 81/100 2 (2%)

Our Verdict: Upgrading from RX 580 to RX VEGA 56 is not recommended as it is less than 30% of improvement in performance. In general, a reasonable upgrade is between 30% and 50% or more to justify the purchase of new hardware. The price/performance ratio is much better for RX 580 .

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AMD Radeon RX 580
AMD Radeon RX Vega 56
Year Game Frames Per Second
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
39
53
2018 Battlefield V
94
116
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
101
122
2018 Fallout 76
91
96
2018 Final Fantasy XV
62
72
2018 Forza Horizon 4
68
84
2018 Hitman 2
72
75
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
65
81
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
57
54
2017 Dawn of War III
99
95
2017 Destiny 2
99
119
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
69
84
2017 Ghost Recon Wildlands
65
65
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
51
67
2016 Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation
55
74
2016 Battlefield 1
111
126
2016 Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
67
73
2016 Doom
134
170
2016 F1 2016
90
100
2016 Overwatch
106
130
2016 Total War: Warhammer
77
92
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
60
79

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AMD Radeon RX 580
AMD Radeon RX Vega 56
Year Game Frames Per Second
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
33
34
2018 Battlefield V
70
86
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
64
77
2018 Fallout 76
64
82
2018 Final Fantasy XV
44
51
2018 Forza Horizon 4
57
71
2018 Hitman 2
46
49
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
42
54
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
41
49
2017 Dawn of War III
63
84
2017 Destiny 2
85
102
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
45
55
2017 Ghost Recon Wildlands
48
58
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
39
51
2016 Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation
51
61
2016 Battlefield 1
70
95
2016 Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
43
50
2016 Doom
94
118
2016 F1 2016
71
90
2016 Overwatch
73
90
2016 Total War: Warhammer
63
69
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
42
55

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AMD Radeon RX 580
AMD Radeon RX Vega 56
Year Game Frames Per Second
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
20
24
2018 Battlefield V
37
47
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
32
33
2018 Fallout 76
35
45
2018 Final Fantasy XV
26
30
2018 Forza Horizon 4
39
47
2018 Hitman 2
28
29
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
23
28
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
26
32
2017 Dawn of War III
31
43
2017 Destiny 2
42
51
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
24
29
2017 Ghost Recon Wildlands
27
35
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
22
29
2016 Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation
36
52
2016 Battlefield 1
38
53
2016 Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
19
26
2016 Doom
46
62
2016 F1 2016
41
57
2016 Overwatch
38
46
2016 Total War: Warhammer
29
39
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
20
29

AMD Radeon RX 580 / Core i7-7700K

At 1440p, RX 580 can hit 50-60 fps on pretty much everything at ultra, just without antialiasing, less ambient occlusion and turned down shadows. It is clear that the RX 580 is a significantly more capable high-end card that can play AAA titles at 1080p/1440p with 50-60 frames per second. The price/performance ratio is excellent for RX 580 against the competition in budget mid-range cards. In terms of memory, the RX 580 's 8192 MB RAM is more than enough for modern games and should not cause any bottlenecks. View Current Price List

AMD Radeon RX Vega 56 / Core i7-7700K

It is clear that the RX VEGA 56 is a significantly more capable high-end card that can play AAA titles at 1080p/1440p with 50-60 frames per second. It is worth noting that the RX VEGA 56 is a very power hungry card and requires a decent power supply unit. In terms of memory, the RX VEGA 56 's 8192 MB RAM is more than enough for modern games and should not cause any bottlenecks. View Current Price List

RX 580 vs RX VEGA 56 Specifications Comparison

Board Design

RX 580 RX VEGA 56
Board NumberC940, D009-04D050-03
Length9.5 inches 241 mm10.5 inches 267 mm
Outputs1x HDMI3x DisplayPort1x HDMI3x DisplayPort
Power Connectors1x 8-pin2x 8-pin
Slot WidthDual-slotDual-slot
TDP185 W210 W

Clock Speeds

RX 580 RX VEGA 56
Boost Clock1340 MHz1474 MHz
GPU Clock1257 MHz1138 MHz
Memory Clock2000 MHz 8000 MHz effective800 MHz 1600 MHz effective

Graphics Card

RX 580 RX VEGA 56
Bus InterfacePCIe 3.0 x16PCIe 3.0 x16
GenerationPolaris (RX 500)Vega (RX Vega)
Launch Price229 USD399 USD
ProductionActiveActive
Release DateApr 18th, 2017Aug 14th, 2017

Graphics Features

RX 580 RX VEGA 56
DirectX12.0 (12_0)12.0 (12_1)
OpenCL22
OpenGL4.54.6
Shader Model66.1
Vulkan1.1.821.1.82

Graphics Processor

RX 580 RX VEGA 56
ArchitectureGCN 4.0GCN 5.0
Die Size244 mm²510 mm²
GPU NamePolaris 20Vega 10
GPU VariantPolaris 20 XTX (215-0910038)Vega 10 XL (215-0894216)
Process Size14 nm14 nm
Transistors5,700 million12,500 million

Memory

RX 580 RX VEGA 56
Bandwidth256.0 GB/s409.6 GB/s
Memory Bus256 bit2048 bit
Memory Size8192 MB8192 MB
Memory TypeGDDR5HBM2

Render Config

RX 580 RX VEGA 56
Compute Units3656
ROPs3264
Shading Units23043584
TMUs144224

Theoretical Performance

RX 580 RX VEGA 56
FP16 (half) performance6,175 GFLOPS (1:1)21,131 GFLOPS (2:1)
FP32 (float) performance6,175 GFLOPS10,566 GFLOPS
FP64 (double) performance385.9 GFLOPS (1:16)660.4 GFLOPS (1:16)
Pixel Rate42.88 GPixel/s94.34 GPixel/s
Texture Rate193.0 GTexel/s330.2 GTexel/s