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 $ 351.0 $ 246.0 105 (30%)
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 93.4 FPS 87.1 FPS 6.3 (7%)
Average 1440p Performance 70.1 FPS 61.5 FPS 8.6 (12%)
Average 4K Performance 42.2 FPS 36.0 FPS 6.2 (15%)
Memory 8 GB 8 GB 0 (0%)
1080p Cost Per Frame $ 4.3 $ 3.2 1.1 (26%)
1440p Cost Per Frame $ 5.7 $ 4.5 1.2 (21%)
4K Cost Per Frame $ 9.5 $ 7.8 1.7 (18%)
Overall Combination Score 81/100 87/100 6 (7%)
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. The price/performance ratio is much better for RX 590 .

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AMD Radeon RX Vega 56
AMD Radeon RX 590
Year Game Frames Per Second
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
122.0
112.1
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
53.0
43.5
2018 Final Fantasy XV
72.0
68.2
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
81.0
71.9
2018 Forza Horizon 4
84.0
75.5
2018 Fallout 76
96.0
101.1
2018 Hitman 2
75.0
79.2
2018 Just Cause 4
72.0
59.5
2018 Monster Hunter: World
77.5
64.0
2018 Battlefield V
116.0
103.5
2017 Dawn of War III
95.2
110.0
2017 Ghost Recon Wildlands
64.6
71.7
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
54.0
63.3
2017 Destiny 2
119.0
109.6
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
67.0
56.0
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
84.0
75.9
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
99.6
82.4
2017 For Honor
132.8
109.8
2017 Project CARS 2
94.1
77.8
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
114.0
94.2
2016 Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
73.1
74.3
2016 Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation
73.5
61.4
2016 Doom
170.1
148.7
2016 F1 2016
100.0
99.9
2016 Total War: Warhammer
92.4
85.1
2016 Battlefield 1
125.9
123.0
2016 Overwatch
130.2
117.7
2016 Dishonored 2
68.6
56.7
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
78.8
66.4
2015 Rocket League
387.5
320.3
2015 Need For Speed
107.4
88.8
2015 Project CARS
103.0
85.1
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
265.7
219.6
2009 League of Legends
498.2
411.8

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AMD Radeon RX Vega 56
AMD Radeon RX 590
Year Game Frames Per Second
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
77.0
70.6
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
34.0
36.5
2018 Final Fantasy XV
51.0
48.7
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
54.0
46.3
2018 Forza Horizon 4
71.0
63.3
2018 Fallout 76
82.0
70.6
2018 Hitman 2
49.0
51.2
2018 Just Cause 4
53.1
43.9
2018 Monster Hunter: World
54.2
44.8
2018 Battlefield V
86.0
77.9
2017 Dawn of War III
84.3
69.4
2017 Ghost Recon Wildlands
57.6
53.2
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
49.0
45.1
2017 Destiny 2
102.0
93.8
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
51.0
42.6
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
54.6
49.4
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
72.0
59.5
2017 For Honor
77.5
64.0
2017 Project CARS 2
66.4
54.9
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
103.0
85.1
2016 Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
49.5
47.5
2016 Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation
60.6
56.5
2016 Doom
117.9
103.5
2016 F1 2016
89.9
78.1
2016 Total War: Warhammer
68.5
69.4
2016 Battlefield 1
94.7
77.8
2016 Overwatch
89.6
81.0
2016 Dishonored 2
58.7
48.5
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
54.8
46.3
2015 Rocket League
166.1
137.3
2015 Need For Speed
83.0
68.6
2015 Project CARS
78.6
65.0
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
221.4
183.0
2009 League of Legends
276.8
228.8

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AMD Radeon RX Vega 56
AMD Radeon RX 590
Year Game Frames Per Second
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
33.0
35.3
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
24.0
21.9
2018 Final Fantasy XV
30.0
29.2
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
28.0
25.6
2018 Forza Horizon 4
47.0
42.6
2018 Fallout 76
45.0
39.0
2018 Hitman 2
29.0
30.4
2018 Just Cause 4
27.7
22.9
2018 Monster Hunter: World
26.0
21.5
2018 Battlefield V
47.0
41.4
2017 Dawn of War III
43.0
34.3
2017 Ghost Recon Wildlands
34.7
30.1
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
32.0
29.2
2017 Destiny 2
51.0
46.3
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
29.0
24.4
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
29.4
26.4
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
49.8
41.2
2017 For Honor
38.7
32.0
2017 Project CARS 2
55.4
45.8
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
86.3
71.4
2016 Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
26.0
20.7
2016 Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation
52.0
40.2
2016 Doom
62.0
51.0
2016 F1 2016
56.6
45.6
2016 Total War: Warhammer
39.1
31.7
2016 Battlefield 1
53.4
41.9
2016 Overwatch
46.2
41.8
2016 Dishonored 2
46.5
38.4
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
28.6
21.9
2015 Rocket League
77.5
64.0
2015 Need For Speed
55.4
45.8
2015 Project CARS
55.4
45.8
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
199.3
164.7
2009 League of Legends
110.7
91.5

AMD Radeon RX Vega 56 / Core i7-7700K @ 4.20GHz

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 / Core i7-8700K @ 3.70GHz

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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