AMD Radeon RX Vega 56
vs
AMD Radeon R9 295X2

AMD Radeon RX Vega 56
AMD Radeon R9 295X2
RX Vega 56 R9 295X2 Difference
AMD Radeon RX Vega 56 AMD Radeon R9 295X2
Price $ 269.0 $ 1,499.0 1230 (457%)
Year 2017 2014 3 (0%)
Maximum Recorded Temperature 75C 73C 2 (3%)
Max Fan Noise 55.2dB 50dB 5.2 (9%)
Recommended Power Supply 560W 850W 290 (52%)
Benchmark CPU Intel Core i7-7700K @ 4.20GHz ($354.99) Intel Core i7-4770K @ 3.50GHz ($284.99)
CPU Impact on FPS +0.0 FPS +0.0 FPS 0 (0%)
CPU Impact on FPS % 0.0% 0.0% 0 (0%)
Benchmark Quality Settings Ultra Quality Settings Ultra Quality Settings
Average 1080p Performance 101.4 FPS 110.7 FPS 9.3 (9%)
Average 1440p Performance 75.4 FPS 79.7 FPS 4.3 (6%)
Average 4K Performance 44.2 FPS 50.9 FPS 6.7 (15%)
Memory 8 GB 4 GB 4 (50%)
1080p Cost Per Frame $ 3.9 $ 13.5 9.6 (246%)
1440p Cost Per Frame $ 5.3 $ 18.8 13.5 (255%)
4K Cost Per Frame $ 9.0 $ 29.5 20.5 (228%)
Overall Combination Score 81/100 54/100 27 (33%)
Our Verdict: The price of R9 295X2 is ridiculous. Upgrading from RX Vega 56 to R9 295X2 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 Vega 56 .

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AMD Radeon RX Vega 56
AMD Radeon R9 295X2
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
104
116.6
89
99.0
2019 Anthem
60
67.6
57
63.8
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
89
99.1
84
93.5
2019 Resident Evil 2
106
118.5
107
119.2
2019 Metro Exodus
47
52.8
47
53.1
2019 World War Z
111
124.0
88
97.9
2018 Just Cause 4
68
76.3
53
59.0
2018 Monster Hunter: World
73
82.1
57
63.5
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
94
105.5
73
81.6
2017 For Honor
126
140.7
97
108.8
2017 Project CARS 2
89
99.7
69
77.1
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
108
120.8
84
93.4
2016 Dishonored 2
65
72.7
50
56.2
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
75
83.6
87
96.9
2015 Rocket League
369
410.6
285
317.4
2015 Need For Speed
102
113.9
79
88.0
2015 Project CARS
98
109.1
75
84.4
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
184
204.8
180
200.6
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
253
281.7
195
217.7
2009 League of Legends
475
528.0
367
408.2

2560x1440

AMD Radeon RX Vega 56
AMD Radeon R9 295X2
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
69
86.9
58
73.7
2019 Anthem
42
53.6
40
50.6
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
61
76.9
58
72.6
2019 Resident Evil 2
63
79.9
64
80.2
2019 Metro Exodus
32
41.0
33
41.3
2019 World War Z
72
90.5
57
71.5
2018 Just Cause 4
45
56.3
34
43.5
2018 Monster Hunter: World
45
57.4
35
44.4
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
61
76.3
47
59.0
2017 For Honor
65
82.1
50
63.5
2017 Project CARS 2
56
70.3
43
54.4
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
87
109.1
67
84.4
2016 Dishonored 2
49
62.1
38
48.1
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
46
58.0
55
69.2
2015 Rocket League
140
176.0
108
136.1
2015 Need For Speed
70
88.0
54
68.0
2015 Project CARS
66
83.3
51
64.4
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
106
132.6
103
129.8
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
187
234.7
145
181.4
2009 League of Legends
234
293.3
181
226.8

3840x2160

AMD Radeon RX Vega 56
AMD Radeon R9 295X2
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
32
46.6
30
44.0
2019 Anthem
20
29.2
19
27.5
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
28
40.8
26
38.5
2019 Resident Evil 2
27
39.4
27
39.5
2019 Metro Exodus
18
25.9
18
26.0
2019 World War Z
36
52.1
28
41.1
2018 Just Cause 4
20
29.4
15
22.7
2018 Monster Hunter: World
19
27.5
14
21.3
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
36
52.8
28
40.8
2017 For Honor
28
41.0
22
31.7
2017 Project CARS 2
41
58.7
31
45.4
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
63
91.4
49
70.7
2016 Dishonored 2
34
49.3
26
38.1
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
21
30.3
23
33.4
2015 Rocket League
57
82.1
44
63.5
2015 Need For Speed
41
58.7
31
45.4
2015 Project CARS
41
58.7
31
45.4
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
43
61.5
42
60.2
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
147
211.2
114
163.3
2009 League of Legends
82
117.3
63
90.7
RX Vega 56 vs R9 295X2 with i7-7700K vs i7-4770K at 1920x1080 and ultra vs ultra settings
RX Vega 56 vs R9 295X2 with i7-7700K vs i7-4770K at 2560x1440 and ultra vs ultra settings
RX Vega 56 vs R9 295X2 with i7-7700K vs i7-4770K at 4K and ultra vs ultra settings

AMD Radeon RX Vega 56 / 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. In short the performance is exceptional, there's no question that this is one of the most powerful single GPU out there in 2017 .

AMD Radeon R9 295X2 / i7-4770K

In terms of cost, pricing clearly is a genuine issue here and the price of R9 295X2 is simply ridiculous. With some tuning, the R9 295X2 makes the most sense for gamers with 4K monitors. Though serious gamers hardly play at 4k. For those on 1080p or even 1440p monitors, the R9 295X2 is very expensive and there are better value choices in the short term. It is worth noting that the R9 295X2 is a very power hungry card and requires a decent power supply unit. This combination between R9 295X2 and Intel Core i7-4770K @ 3.50GHz has less than 8% bottleneck in many games and is perfect match to avoid FPS loss. In short the performance is exceptional, there's no question that this is one of the most powerful single GPU out there in 2014 . This combination between R9 295X2 and Intel Core i7-4770K @ 3.50GHz is a perfect match to avoid FPS loss. With current 4096 MB RAM, the R9 295X2 can have very few memory-related bottlenecks in more modern games.

RX Vega 56 vs R9 295X2 Specifications Comparison

Board Design

RX Vega 56 R9 295X2
Length10.5 inches 267 mm12.08 inches 307 mm
Outputs1x HDMI3x DisplayPort1x DVI4x mini-DisplayPort
Power Connectors2x 8-pin3x 8-pin
Slot WidthDual-slotDual-slot
TDP210 W500 W

Clock Speeds

RX Vega 56 R9 295X2
GPU Clock1138 MHz1018 MHz
Memory Clock800 MHz 1600 MHz effective1250 MHz 5000 MHz effective

Graphics Card

RX Vega 56 R9 295X2
Bus InterfacePCIe 3.0 x16PCIe 3.0 x16
GenerationVega (RX Vega)Volcanic Islands (R9 200)
Launch Price399 USD1,499 USD
ProductionActiveEnd-of-life
Release DateAug 14th, 2017Apr 29th, 2014

Graphics Features

RX Vega 56 R9 295X2
DirectX12.0 (12_1)12.0 (12_0)
OpenCL22
OpenGL4.64.5
Shader Model6.16
Vulkan1.1.821.1.82

Graphics Processor

RX Vega 56 R9 295X2
ArchitectureGCN 5.0GCN 2.0
Die Size510 mm²438 mm²
GPU NameVega 10Vesuvius
GPU VariantVega 10 XL (215-0894216)Vesuvius XT (215-0852022)
Process Size14 nm28 nm
Transistors12,500 million6,200 million

Memory

RX Vega 56 R9 295X2
Bandwidth409.6 GB/s320.0 GB/s
Memory Bus2048 bit512 bit
Memory Size8192 MB4096 MB
Memory TypeHBM2GDDR5

Render Config

RX Vega 56 R9 295X2
Compute Units5644
ROPs6464
Shading Units35842816
TMUs224176

Theoretical Performance

RX Vega 56 R9 295X2
FP32 (float) performance10,566 GFLOPS5,733 GFLOPS
FP64 (double) performance660.4 GFLOPS (1:16)716.7 GFLOPS (1:8)
Pixel Rate94.34 GPixel/s65.15 GPixel/s
Texture Rate330.2 GTexel/s179.2 GTexel/s

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