AMD Radeon RX Vega 56
vs
AMD Radeon RX 580

RX VEGA 56 RX 580 Difference
AMD Radeon RX Vega 56 AMD Radeon RX 580
Price $ 349 $ 179 170 (64%)
Year 2017 2017 0 (0%)
Maximum Recorded Temperature 75C 75C 0 (0%)
Max Fan Noise 55dB 46dB 9.5 (19%)
Recommended Power Supply 560W 535W 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 92 FPS 81 FPS 11.5 (13%)
Average 1440p Performance 70 FPS 56 FPS 13.3 (21%)
Average 4K Performance 39 FPS 31 FPS 8.6 (24%)
Memory 8 GB 8 GB 0 (0%)
Overall Combination Score 81/100 83/100 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 Vega 56
AMD Radeon RX 580
Year Game Frames Per Second
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
53
39
2018 Battlefield V
116
94
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
122
101
2018 Fallout 76
96
91
2018 Final Fantasy XV
72
62
2018 Forza Horizon 4
84
68
2018 Hitman 2
75
72
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
81
65
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
54
57
2017 Dawn of War III
95
99
2017 Destiny 2
119
99
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
84
69
2017 Ghost Recon Wildlands
65
65
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
67
51
2016 Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation
74
55
2016 Battlefield 1
126
111
2016 Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
73
67
2016 Doom
170
134
2016 F1 2016
100
90
2016 Overwatch
130
106
2016 Total War: Warhammer
92
77
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
79
60

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

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

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 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

RX VEGA 56 vs RX 580 Specifications Comparison

Board Design

RX VEGA 56 RX 580
Board NumberD050-03C940, D009-04
Length10.5 inches 267 mm9.5 inches 241 mm
Outputs1x HDMI3x DisplayPort1x HDMI3x DisplayPort
Power Connectors2x 8-pin1x 8-pin
Slot WidthDual-slotDual-slot
TDP210 W185 W

Clock Speeds

RX VEGA 56 RX 580
Boost Clock1474 MHz1340 MHz
GPU Clock1138 MHz1257 MHz
Memory Clock800 MHz 1600 MHz effective2000 MHz 8000 MHz effective

Graphics Card

RX VEGA 56 RX 580
Bus InterfacePCIe 3.0 x16PCIe 3.0 x16
GenerationVega (RX Vega)Polaris (RX 500)
Launch Price399 USD229 USD
ProductionActiveActive
Release DateAug 14th, 2017Apr 18th, 2017

Graphics Features

RX VEGA 56 RX 580
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 RX 580
ArchitectureGCN 5.0GCN 4.0
Die Size510 mm²244 mm²
GPU NameVega 10Polaris 20
GPU VariantVega 10 XL (215-0894216)Polaris 20 XTX (215-0910038)
Process Size14 nm14 nm
Transistors12,500 million5,700 million

Memory

RX VEGA 56 RX 580
Bandwidth409.6 GB/s256.0 GB/s
Memory Bus2048 bit256 bit
Memory Size8192 MB8192 MB
Memory TypeHBM2GDDR5

Render Config

RX VEGA 56 RX 580
Compute Units5636
ROPs6432
Shading Units35842304
TMUs224144

Theoretical Performance

RX VEGA 56 RX 580
FP16 (half) performance21,131 GFLOPS (2:1)6,175 GFLOPS (1:1)
FP32 (float) performance10,566 GFLOPS6,175 GFLOPS
FP64 (double) performance660.4 GFLOPS (1:16)385.9 GFLOPS (1:16)
Pixel Rate94.34 GPixel/s42.88 GPixel/s
Texture Rate330.2 GTexel/s193.0 GTexel/s