AMD Radeon RX Vega 56
vs
AMD Radeon RX 590

RX VEGA 56 RX 590 Difference
AMD Radeon RX Vega 56 AMD Radeon RX 590
Price $ 349 $ 279 70 (22%)
Year 2017 2018 1 (0%)
Maximum Recorded Temperature 75C 82C 7 (9%)
Max Fan Noise 55dB 43dB 12.7 (26%)
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 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 89 FPS 2.9 (3%)
Average 1440p Performance 70 FPS 62 FPS 7.3 (11%)
Average 4K Performance 39 FPS 34 FPS 5.3 (14%)
Memory 8 GB 8 GB 0 (0%)
Overall Combination Score 81/100 79/100 2 (2%)

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.

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AMD Radeon RX Vega 56
AMD Radeon RX 590
Year Game Frames Per Second
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
53
44
2018 Battlefield V
116
104
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
122
112
2018 Fallout 76
96
101
2018 Final Fantasy XV
72
68
2018 Forza Horizon 4
84
76
2018 Hitman 2
75
79
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
81
72
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
54
63
2017 Dawn of War III
95
110
2017 Destiny 2
119
110
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
84
76
2017 Ghost Recon Wildlands
65
72
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
67
56
2016 Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation
74
61
2016 Battlefield 1
126
123
2016 Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
73
74
2016 Doom
170
149
2016 F1 2016
100
100
2016 Overwatch
130
118
2016 Total War: Warhammer
92
85
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
79
66

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AMD Radeon RX Vega 56
AMD Radeon RX 590
Year Game Frames Per Second
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
34
37
2018 Battlefield V
86
78
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
77
71
2018 Fallout 76
82
71
2018 Final Fantasy XV
51
49
2018 Forza Horizon 4
71
63
2018 Hitman 2
49
51
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
54
46
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
49
45
2017 Dawn of War III
84
69
2017 Destiny 2
102
94
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
55
49
2017 Ghost Recon Wildlands
58
53
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
51
43
2016 Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation
61
57
2016 Battlefield 1
95
78
2016 Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
50
48
2016 Doom
118
104
2016 F1 2016
90
78
2016 Overwatch
90
81
2016 Total War: Warhammer
69
69
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
55
46

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AMD Radeon RX Vega 56
AMD Radeon RX 590
Year Game Frames Per Second
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
24
22
2018 Battlefield V
47
41
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
33
35
2018 Fallout 76
45
39
2018 Final Fantasy XV
30
29
2018 Forza Horizon 4
47
43
2018 Hitman 2
29
30
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
28
26
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
32
29
2017 Dawn of War III
43
34
2017 Destiny 2
51
46
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
29
26
2017 Ghost Recon Wildlands
35
30
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
29
24
2016 Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation
52
40
2016 Battlefield 1
53
42
2016 Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
26
21
2016 Doom
62
51
2016 F1 2016
57
46
2016 Overwatch
46
42
2016 Total War: Warhammer
39
32
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
29
22

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 590 / Core i7-8700K

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. View Current Price List

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