AMD Radeon RX Vega 56
vs
AMD Radeon RX 590

AMD Radeon RX Vega 56
AMD Radeon RX 590
RX Vega 56 RX 590 Difference
AMD Radeon RX Vega 56 AMD Radeon RX 590
Price $ 269.0 $ 214.0 55 (20%)
Year 2017 2018 1 (0%)
Maximum Recorded Temperature 75C 82C 7 (9%)
Max Fan Noise 55.2dB 42.5dB 12.7 (23%)
Recommended Power Supply 560W 575W 15 (3%)
Benchmark CPU Intel Core i7-7700K @ 4.20GHz ($354.99) Intel Core i7-8700K @ 3.70GHz ($369.89)
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 98.9 FPS 83.8 FPS 15.1 (15%)
Average 1440p Performance 73.3 FPS 59.5 FPS 13.8 (19%)
(Ultrawide) Average 1440p Performance 62.2 FPS 50.1 FPS 12.1 (19%)
Average 4K Performance 42.9 FPS 34.1 FPS 8.8 (21%)
Memory 8 GB 8 GB 0 (0%)
1080p Cost Per Frame $ 4.0 $ 3.3 0.7 (17%)
1440p Cost Per Frame $ 5.4 $ 4.7 0.7 (13%)
(Ultrawide) 1440p Cost Per Frame $ 6.4 $ 5.6 0.8 (12%)
4K Cost Per Frame $ 9.3 $ 8.2 1.1 (12%)
Variant AMD Radeon RX Vega 56 AMD Radeon RX 590
Overall Combination Score 81/100 82/100 1 (1%)
Our Verdict: Upgrading from RX 590 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.

AMD Radeon RX Vega 56

The RX Vega 64 might be the high-end flagship of the latest GCN 5.0 set of graphics cards, but their prices keep them out of the reach of most mid-range PC gamers. On the other hand, the RX Vega 56 is closer to being reasonably affordable at a price tag of $ 399. AMD ’s xx56 cards have always been defined by mid-range prices with performance that knocks on the door of high-end graphics cards – especially when overclocked. After taking the time to fully test the GCN 5.0 graphics card inside the RX Vega 56, we can say without a doubt that it continues the trend.

For 1080p Full HD, we were able to play Borderlands 3, Anthem, Need For Speed: Heat, Final Fantasy XV, Just Cause 4 at 63 fps to 76 fps and kept frame rates hovering around 71 fps. For 1440p Quad HD, we were able to play GreedFall, F1 2019, Forza Horizon 4, Far Cry New Dawn, Resident Evil 2 at 65 fps to 80 fps and kept frame rates hovering around 73 fps.

AMD Radeon RX 590

AMD ’s xx90 cards have always been defined by high-end prices with performance that knocks on the door of extreme graphics cards – especially when overclocked. After taking the time to fully test the GCN 4.0 graphics card inside the RX 590, we can say without a doubt that it continues the trend. For 1080p Full HD, we were able to play Monster Hunter: World, GreedFall, Final Fantasy XV, Shadow of the Tomb Raider, F1 2019 at 64 fps to 75 fps and kept frame rates hovering around 69 fps.

For 1440p Quad HD, we were able to play Apex Legends, Resident Evil 2, Forza Horizon 4, Call of Duty Modern Warfare, Strange Brigade at 60 fps to 67 fps and kept frame rates hovering around 64 fps.

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AMD Radeon RX Vega 56
AMD Radeon RX 590
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
104
116.6
72
81.0
2019 Anthem
60
67.6
46
52.2
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
89
99.1
68
76.5
2019 Resident Evil 2
106
118.5
83
92.4
2019 Metro Exodus
47
52.8
37
41.2
2019 World War Z
111
124.0
91
102.0
2019 Gears of War 5
71
78.9
53
59.9
2019 F1 2019
89
99.1
67
75.2
2019 GreedFall
80
89.2
60
67.7
2019 Borderlands 3
56
62.7
42
47.6
2019 Call of Duty Modern Warfare
108
120.5
82
91.5
2019 Red Dead Redemption 2
41
46.4
31
35.2
2019 Need For Speed: Heat
65
72.9
49
55.4
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
116
129.2
100
112.1
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
50
56.2
39
43.5
2018 Final Fantasy XV
68
76.3
61
68.2
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
77
85.7
64
71.9
2018 Forza Horizon 4
80
89.0
67
75.5
2018 Fallout 76
91
101.7
90
101.1
2018 Hitman 2
71
79.5
71
79.2
2018 Just Cause 4
68
76.3
53
59.5
2018 Monster Hunter: World
73
82.1
57
64.0
2018 Strange Brigade
114
127.1
86
96.5
2018 Battlefield V
110
123.1
93
103.5
2017 Dawn of War III
90
100.9
99
110.0
2017 Ghost Recon Wildlands
61
68.4
64
71.7
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
51
57.2
56
63.3
2017 Destiny 2
113
126.2
98
109.6
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
63
71.0
50
56.0
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
80
89.0
68
75.9
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
94
105.5
74
82.4
2017 For Honor
126
140.7
98
109.8
2017 Project CARS 2
89
99.7
70
77.8
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
108
120.8
84
94.2
2016 Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
69
77.5
66
74.3
2016 Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation
70
77.9
55
61.4
2016 Doom
162
180.3
133
148.7
2016 F1 2016
95
106.0
89
99.9
2016 Total War: Warhammer
88
97.9
76
85.1
2016 Battlefield 1
120
133.5
110
123.0
2016 Overwatch
124
138.0
105
117.7
2016 Dishonored 2
65
72.7
51
56.7
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
75
83.6
59
66.4
2015 Rocket League
369
410.6
288
320.3
2015 Need For Speed
102
113.9
79
88.8
2015 Project CARS
98
109.1
76
85.1
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
184
204.8
140
155.6
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
253
281.7
197
219.6
2009 League of Legends
475
528.0
370
411.8

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AMD Radeon RX Vega 56
AMD Radeon RX 590
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
69
86.9
48
60.3
2019 Anthem
42
53.6
33
41.4
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
61
76.9
47
59.4
2019 Resident Evil 2
63
79.9
49
62.2
2019 Metro Exodus
32
41.0
25
32.0
2019 World War Z
72
90.5
59
74.5
2019 Gears of War 5
45
57.2
34
43.5
2019 F1 2019
56
70.1
42
53.3
2019 GreedFall
51
64.5
39
49.0
2019 Borderlands 3
35
44.0
26
33.4
2019 Call of Duty Modern Warfare
69
86.8
52
65.9
2019 Red Dead Redemption 2
30
38.0
23
28.8
2019 Need For Speed: Heat
45
57.2
34
43.5
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
65
81.5
56
70.6
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
28
36.1
29
36.5
2018 Final Fantasy XV
43
54.2
38
48.7
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
45
57.2
37
46.3
2018 Forza Horizon 4
60
75.1
50
63.3
2018 Fallout 76
69
86.9
56
70.6
2018 Hitman 2
41
51.9
40
51.2
2018 Just Cause 4
45
56.3
35
43.9
2018 Monster Hunter: World
45
57.4
35
44.8
2018 Strange Brigade
70
88.6
53
67.3
2018 Battlefield V
72
91.1
62
77.9
2017 Dawn of War III
71
89.4
55
69.4
2017 Ghost Recon Wildlands
48
61.0
42
53.2
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
41
51.9
36
45.1
2017 Destiny 2
86
108.1
75
93.8
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
43
54.2
34
42.6
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
46
57.8
39
49.4
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
61
76.3
47
59.5
2017 For Honor
65
82.1
51
64.0
2017 Project CARS 2
56
70.3
43
54.9
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
87
109.1
68
85.1
2016 Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
42
52.5
38
47.5
2016 Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation
51
64.3
45
56.5
2016 Doom
99
124.9
82
103.5
2016 F1 2016
76
95.2
62
78.1
2016 Total War: Warhammer
58
72.6
55
69.4
2016 Battlefield 1
80
100.3
62
77.8
2016 Overwatch
75
94.9
64
81.0
2016 Dishonored 2
49
62.1
38
48.5
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
46
58.0
37
46.3
2015 Rocket League
140
176.0
109
137.3
2015 Need For Speed
70
88.0
54
68.6
2015 Project CARS
66
83.3
52
65.0
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
106
132.6
80
100.7
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
187
234.7
146
183.0
2009 League of Legends
234
293.3
183
228.8

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AMD Radeon RX Vega 56
AMD Radeon RX 590
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
54
71.4
39
51.5
2019 Anthem
33
44.3
25
34.2
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
47
63.0
36
48.6
2019 Resident Evil 2
48
63.8
37
49.7
2019 Metro Exodus
27
35.8
21
27.9
2019 World War Z
57
76.3
47
62.8
2019 Gears of War 5
37
49.9
28
38.0
2019 F1 2019
46
61.4
35
46.7
2019 GreedFall
37
48.7
28
37.0
2019 Borderlands 3
27
35.8
20
27.2
2019 Call of Duty Modern Warfare
56
74.2
42
56.3
2019 Red Dead Redemption 2
25
33.2
19
25.2
2019 Need For Speed: Heat
37
49.9
28
38.0
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
47
62.3
43
56.7
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
25
33.0
23
31.3
2018 Final Fantasy XV
34
46.0
31
41.7
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
35
46.5
29
38.4
2018 Forza Horizon 4
50
66.8
43
56.7
2018 Fallout 76
54
72.0
44
58.6
2018 Hitman 2
33
44.2
33
43.7
2018 Just Cause 4
34
45.8
27
35.7
2018 Monster Hunter: World
34
45.4
26
35.5
2018 Strange Brigade
55
73.2
42
55.6
2018 Battlefield V
57
75.4
48
63.9
2017 Dawn of War III
54
72.2
42
55.5
2017 Ghost Recon Wildlands
39
52.3
33
44.6
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
34
45.9
30
39.7
2017 Destiny 2
65
86.8
56
74.9
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
34
45.5
27
35.8
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
36
47.6
30
40.6
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
52
69.1
40
53.9
2017 For Honor
50
65.9
39
51.4
2017 Project CARS 2
52
69.0
40
53.9
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
81
107.3
63
83.7
2016 Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
32
42.8
27
36.5
2016 Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation
48
63.9
39
51.7
2016 Doom
77
102.0
62
82.7
2016 F1 2016
63
83.0
50
66.1
2016 Total War: Warhammer
46
61.0
41
54.1
2016 Battlefield 1
63
83.9
48
64.1
2016 Overwatch
58
77.0
49
65.7
2016 Dishonored 2
45
59.6
35
46.5
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
35
47.2
27
36.5
2015 Rocket League
104
138.1
81
107.7
2015 Need For Speed
59
78.5
46
61.2
2015 Project CARS
57
76.0
45
59.3
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
78
103.8
59
78.9
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
181
238.6
141
186.0
2009 League of Legends
166
219.7
130
171.3

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AMD Radeon RX Vega 56
AMD Radeon RX 590
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
32
46.6
25
36.0
2019 Anthem
20
29.2
15
22.5
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
28
40.8
22
31.5
2019 Resident Evil 2
27
39.4
21
30.7
2019 Metro Exodus
18
25.9
14
20.1
2019 World War Z
36
52.1
29
42.8
2019 Gears of War 5
25
36.1
19
27.5
2019 F1 2019
31
44.6
23
33.9
2019 GreedFall
18
26.5
14
20.1
2019 Borderlands 3
16
22.9
12
17.4
2019 Call of Duty Modern Warfare
36
51.8
27
39.3
2019 Red Dead Redemption 2
16
24.1
12
18.3
2019 Need For Speed: Heat
25
36.1
19
27.5
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
24
34.9
24
35.3
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
17
25.5
15
21.9
2018 Final Fantasy XV
22
31.7
20
29.2
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
20
29.7
17
25.6
2018 Forza Horizon 4
34
49.8
29
42.6
2018 Fallout 76
33
47.6
27
39.0
2018 Hitman 2
21
30.8
21
30.4
2018 Just Cause 4
20
29.4
16
22.9
2018 Monster Hunter: World
19
27.5
15
21.5
2018 Strange Brigade
33
48.2
25
36.6
2018 Battlefield V
34
49.8
28
41.4
2017 Dawn of War III
31
45.6
24
34.3
2017 Ghost Recon Wildlands
25
36.7
21
30.1
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
23
33.9
20
29.2
2017 Destiny 2
37
54.2
32
46.3
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
21
30.8
17
24.4
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
21
31.2
18
26.4
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
36
52.8
28
41.2
2017 For Honor
28
41.0
22
32.0
2017 Project CARS 2
41
58.7
32
45.8
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
63
91.4
49
71.4
2016 Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
19
27.5
14
20.7
2016 Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation
38
55.1
28
40.2
2016 Doom
45
65.7
35
51.0
2016 F1 2016
42
60.0
31
45.6
2016 Total War: Warhammer
28
41.4
22
31.7
2016 Battlefield 1
39
56.6
29
41.9
2016 Overwatch
34
49.0
29
41.8
2016 Dishonored 2
34
49.3
26
38.4
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
21
30.3
15
21.9
2015 Rocket League
57
82.1
44
64.0
2015 Need For Speed
41
58.7
32
45.8
2015 Project CARS
41
58.7
32
45.8
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
43
61.5
32
46.7
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
147
211.2
115
164.7
2009 League of Legends
82
117.3
64
91.5
RX Vega 56 vs RX 590 with i7-7700K vs i7-8700K at 1080p 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 RX 590 / i7-8700K

At 1440p, RX 590 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 590 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 590 against the competition in budget mid-range cards. It is worth noting that the RX 590 is a very power hungry card and requires a decent power supply unit. In terms of memory, the RX 590 's 8192 MB RAM is more than enough for modern games and should not cause any bottlenecks.

RX Vega 56 vs RX 590 Specifications Comparison

Board Design

RX Vega 56 RX 590
Board NumberD050-03C944-41
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 W225 W

Clock Speeds

RX Vega 56 RX 590
Boost Clock1474 MHz1545 MHz
GPU Clock1138 MHz1469 MHz
Memory Clock800 MHz 1600 MHz effective2000 MHz 8000 MHz effective

Graphics Card

RX Vega 56 RX 590
Bus InterfacePCIe 3.0 x16PCIe 3.0 x16
GenerationVega (RX Vega)Polaris (RX 500)
Launch Price399 USD279 USD
ProductionActiveActive
Release DateAug 14th, 2017Nov 15th, 2018

Graphics Features

RX Vega 56 RX 590
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 590
ArchitectureGCN 5.0GCN 4.0
Die Size510 mm²244 mm²
GPU NameVega 10Polaris 30
GPU VariantVega 10 XL (215-0894216)Polaris 30 XT (215-0922006)
Process Size14 nm12 nm
Transistors12,500 million5,700 million

Memory

RX Vega 56 RX 590
Bandwidth409.6 GB/s256.0 GB/s
Memory Bus2048 bit256 bit
Memory Size8192 MB8192 MB
Memory TypeHBM2GDDR5

Render Config

RX Vega 56 RX 590
Compute Units5636
ROPs6432
Shading Units35842304
TMUs224144

Theoretical Performance

RX Vega 56 RX 590
FP16 (half) performance21,131 GFLOPS (2:1)7,119 GFLOPS (1:1)
FP32 (float) performance10,566 GFLOPS7,119 GFLOPS (1:1)
FP64 (double) performance660.4 GFLOPS (1:16)445.0 GFLOPS (1:16)
Pixel Rate94.34 GPixel/s49.44 GPixel/s
Texture Rate330.2 GTexel/s222.5 GTexel/s

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