AMD Radeon RX Vega 56
vs
AMD Radeon R9 FURY X

RX VEGA 56 R9 FURY X Difference
AMD Radeon RX Vega 56 AMD Radeon R9 FURY X
Price $ 349 $ 649 300 (60%)
Year 2017 2015 2 (0%)
Maximum Recorded Temperature 75C 65C 10 (14%)
Max Fan Noise 55dB 47dB 7.8 (15%)
Recommended Power Supply 560W 625W 65 (11%)
Benchmark CPU Intel Core i7-7700K @ 4.20GHz ($354.99) Intel Core i7-4790K @ 4.00GHz ($306.99)
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 92 FPS 82 FPS 9.7 (11%)
Average 1440p Performance 70 FPS 64 FPS 5.2 (8%)
Average 4K Performance 39 FPS 39 FPS 0.8 (2%)
Memory 8 GB 4 GB 4 (67%)
Overall Combination Score 81/100 66/100 15 (20%)

Our Verdict: Upgrading from R9 FURY X 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 VEGA 56 .

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AMD Radeon RX Vega 56
AMD Radeon R9 FURY X
Year Game Frames Per Second
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
53
39
2018 Battlefield V
116
86
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
122
87
2018 Fallout 76
96
75
2018 Final Fantasy XV
72
66
2018 Forza Horizon 4
84
68
2018 Hitman 2
75
59
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
81
56
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
54
56
2017 Dawn of War III
95
95
2017 Destiny 2
119
108
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
84
69
2017 Ghost Recon Wildlands
65
62
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
67
60
2016 Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation
74
68
2016 Battlefield 1
126
102
2016 Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
73
58
2016 Doom
170
143
2016 F1 2016
100
92
2016 Overwatch
130
106
2016 Total War: Warhammer
92
77
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
79
70

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AMD Radeon RX Vega 56
AMD Radeon R9 FURY X
Year Game Frames Per Second
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
34
31
2018 Battlefield V
86
69
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
77
52
2018 Fallout 76
82
74
2018 Final Fantasy XV
51
47
2018 Forza Horizon 4
71
58
2018 Hitman 2
49
38
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
54
39
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
49
45
2017 Dawn of War III
84
81
2017 Destiny 2
102
92
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
55
45
2017 Ghost Recon Wildlands
58
49
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
51
46
2016 Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation
61
62
2016 Battlefield 1
95
79
2016 Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
50
41
2016 Doom
118
102
2016 F1 2016
90
76
2016 Overwatch
90
74
2016 Total War: Warhammer
69
61
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
55
51

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AMD Radeon RX Vega 56
AMD Radeon R9 FURY X
Year Game Frames Per Second
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
24
22
2018 Battlefield V
47
28
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
33
35
2018 Fallout 76
45
41
2018 Final Fantasy XV
30
28
2018 Forza Horizon 4
47
38
2018 Hitman 2
29
23
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
28
20
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
32
28
2017 Dawn of War III
43
40
2017 Destiny 2
51
46
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
29
24
2017 Ghost Recon Wildlands
35
31
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
29
26
2016 Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation
52
50
2016 Battlefield 1
53
46
2016 Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
26
21
2016 Doom
62
54
2016 F1 2016
57
49
2016 Overwatch
46
38
2016 Total War: Warhammer
39
35
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
29
27

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

AMD Radeon R9 FURY X / Core i7-4790K

It is worth noting that the R9 FURY X is a very power hungry card and requires a decent power supply unit. With regards to max load temperature, the R9 FURY X 's cooling is excellent at keeping it cool and under control. Deciding whether to invest so much money in a high-end GPU like R9 FURY X requires careful thought. With current 4096 MB RAM, the R9 FURY X can have very few memory-related bottlenecks in more modern games. View Current Price List

RX VEGA 56 vs R9 FURY X Specifications Comparison

Board Design

RX VEGA 56 R9 FURY X
Board NumberD050-03C88001
Length10.5 inches 267 mm7.5 inches 191 mm
Outputs1x HDMI3x DisplayPort1x HDMI3x DisplayPort
Power Connectors2x 8-pin2x 8-pin
Slot WidthDual-slotDual-slot
TDP210 W275 W

Clock Speeds

RX VEGA 56 R9 FURY X
GPU Clock1138 MHz1050 MHz
Memory Clock800 MHz 1600 MHz effective500 MHz 1000 MHz effective

Graphics Card

RX VEGA 56 R9 FURY X
Bus InterfacePCIe 3.0 x16PCIe 3.0 x16
GenerationVega (RX Vega)Pirate Islands (R9 300)
Launch Price399 USD649 USD
ProductionActiveActive
Release DateAug 14th, 2017Jun 24th, 2015

Graphics Features

RX VEGA 56 R9 FURY X
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 FURY X
ArchitectureGCN 5.0GCN 3.0
Die Size510 mm²596 mm²
GPU NameVega 10Fiji
GPU VariantVega 10 XL (215-0894216)Fiji XT C8 (215-0862040)
Process Size14 nm28 nm
Transistors12,500 million8,900 million

Memory

RX VEGA 56 R9 FURY X
Bandwidth409.6 GB/s512.0 GB/s
Memory Bus2048 bit4096 bit
Memory Size8192 MB4096 MB
Memory TypeHBM2HBM

Render Config

RX VEGA 56 R9 FURY X
Compute Units5664
ROPs6464
Shading Units35844096
TMUs224256

Theoretical Performance

RX VEGA 56 R9 FURY X
FP16 (half) performance21,131 GFLOPS (2:1)8,602 GFLOPS (1:1)
FP32 (float) performance10,566 GFLOPS8,602 GFLOPS
FP64 (double) performance660.4 GFLOPS (1:16)537.6 GFLOPS (1:16)
Pixel Rate94.34 GPixel/s67.20 GPixel/s
Texture Rate330.2 GTexel/s268.8 GTexel/s