AMD Radeon RX Vega 56
vs
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070

AMD Radeon RX Vega 56
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070
RX Vega 56 GTX 1070 Difference
AMD Radeon RX Vega 56 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070
Price $ 351.0 $ 299.0 52 (15%)
Year 2017 2016 1 (0%)
Maximum Recorded Temperature 75C 80C 5 (7%)
Max Fan Noise 55.2dB 48.2dB 7 (13%)
Recommended Power Supply 560W 500W 60 (11%)
Benchmark CPU Intel Core i7-7700K @ 4.20GHz ($354.99) Intel Core i7-6700K @ 4.00GHz ($334.99)
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 97.9 FPS 96.5 FPS 1.4 (1%)
Average 1440p Performance 73.4 FPS 70.3 FPS 3.1 (4%)
Average 4K Performance 43.5 FPS 41.4 FPS 2.1 (5%)
Memory 8 GB 8 GB 0 (0%)
1080p Cost Per Frame $ 4.1 $ 4.1 0 (0%)
1440p Cost Per Frame $ 5.4 $ 5.7 0.3 (6%)
4K Cost Per Frame $ 9.2 $ 9.6 0.4 (4%)
Overall Combination Score 81/100 83/100 2 (2%)
Our Verdict: Upgrading from GTX 1070 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
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
116.6
99.0
2019 Anthem
67.6
63.8
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
99.1
93.5
2019 Resident Evil 2
118.5
115.8
2019 Metro Exodus
52.8
51.6
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
129.2
111.0
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
56.2
47.0
2018 Final Fantasy XV
76.3
79.0
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
85.7
74.0
2018 Forza Horizon 4
89.0
96.0
2018 Fallout 76
101.7
120.7
2018 Hitman 2
79.5
94.0
2018 Just Cause 4
76.3
74.6
2018 Monster Hunter: World
82.1
80.3
2018 Battlefield V
123.1
99.0
2017 Dawn of War III
100.9
101.2
2017 Ghost Recon Wildlands
68.4
75.8
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
57.2
68.0
2017 Destiny 2
126.2
130.0
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
71.0
80.0
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
89.0
96.6
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
105.5
103.2
2017 For Honor
140.7
137.6
2017 Project CARS 2
99.7
97.5
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
120.8
118.1
2016 Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
77.5
61.3
2016 Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation
77.9
73.8
2016 Doom
180.3
147.8
2016 F1 2016
106.0
103.3
2016 Total War: Warhammer
97.9
92.8
2016 Battlefield 1
133.5
117.4
2016 Overwatch
138.0
149.8
2016 Dishonored 2
72.7
71.1
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
83.6
92.7
2015 Rocket League
410.6
401.5
2015 Need For Speed
113.9
111.3
2015 Project CARS
109.1
106.7
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
281.7
275.3
2009 League of Legends
528.0
516.1

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AMD Radeon RX Vega 56
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
86.9
73.7
2019 Anthem
53.6
50.6
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
76.9
72.6
2019 Resident Evil 2
79.9
78.0
2019 Metro Exodus
41.0
40.1
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
81.5
65.0
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
36.1
39.0
2018 Final Fantasy XV
54.2
55.0
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
57.2
49.0
2018 Forza Horizon 4
75.1
81.0
2018 Fallout 76
86.9
82.0
2018 Hitman 2
51.9
62.0
2018 Just Cause 4
56.3
55.1
2018 Monster Hunter: World
57.4
56.2
2018 Battlefield V
91.1
79.0
2017 Dawn of War III
89.4
69.4
2017 Ghost Recon Wildlands
61.0
56.4
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
51.9
54.0
2017 Destiny 2
108.1
112.0
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
54.2
61.0
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
57.8
63.0
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
76.3
74.6
2017 For Honor
82.1
80.3
2017 Project CARS 2
70.3
68.8
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
109.1
106.7
2016 Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
52.5
42.4
2016 Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation
64.3
59.3
2016 Doom
124.9
101.0
2016 F1 2016
95.2
81.0
2016 Total War: Warhammer
72.6
67.9
2016 Battlefield 1
100.3
87.7
2016 Overwatch
94.9
103.6
2016 Dishonored 2
62.1
60.8
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
58.0
63.1
2015 Rocket League
176.0
172.1
2015 Need For Speed
88.0
86.0
2015 Project CARS
83.3
81.4
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
234.7
229.4
2009 League of Legends
293.3
286.8

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AMD Radeon RX Vega 56
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
46.6
44.0
2019 Anthem
29.2
27.5
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
40.8
38.5
2019 Resident Evil 2
39.4
38.4
2019 Metro Exodus
25.9
25.2
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
34.9
29.0
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
25.5
26.0
2018 Final Fantasy XV
31.7
32.0
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
29.7
26.0
2018 Forza Horizon 4
49.8
54.0
2018 Fallout 76
47.6
45.0
2018 Hitman 2
30.8
36.0
2018 Just Cause 4
29.4
28.7
2018 Monster Hunter: World
27.5
27.0
2018 Battlefield V
49.8
44.0
2017 Dawn of War III
45.6
36.2
2017 Ghost Recon Wildlands
36.7
32.7
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
33.9
31.0
2017 Destiny 2
54.2
56.0
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
30.8
35.0
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
31.2
33.6
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
52.8
51.6
2017 For Honor
41.0
40.1
2017 Project CARS 2
58.7
57.4
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
91.4
89.5
2016 Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
27.5
22.5
2016 Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation
55.1
49.4
2016 Doom
65.7
52.5
2016 F1 2016
60.0
50.5
2016 Total War: Warhammer
41.4
38.1
2016 Battlefield 1
56.6
47.3
2016 Overwatch
49.0
53.2
2016 Dishonored 2
49.3
48.2
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
30.3
29.7
2015 Rocket League
82.1
80.3
2015 Need For Speed
58.7
57.4
2015 Project CARS
58.7
57.4
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
211.2
206.5
2009 League of Legends
117.3
114.7
RX Vega 56 vs GTX 1070 with i7-7700K vs i7-6700K at 1920x1080 and ultra vs ultra settings
RX Vega 56 vs GTX 1070 with i7-7700K vs i7-6700K at 2560x1440 and ultra vs ultra settings
RX Vega 56 vs GTX 1070 with i7-7700K vs i7-6700K at 4K 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 .

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 / i7-6700K

It is clear that the GTX 1070 is a significantly more capable high-end card that can play AAA titles at 1080p/1440p with 50-60 frames per second. In terms of memory, the GTX 1070 '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 2016 .

RX Vega 56 vs GTX 1070 Specifications Comparison

Board Design

RX Vega 56 GTX 1070
Board NumberD050-03PG411 SKU 20
Length10.5 inches 267 mm10.5 inches 267 mm
Outputs1x HDMI3x DisplayPort1x DVI1x HDMI3x DisplayPort
Power Connectors2x 8-pin1x 8-pin
Slot WidthDual-slotDual-slot
TDP210 W150 W

Clock Speeds

RX Vega 56 GTX 1070
Boost Clock1474 MHz1683 MHz
GPU Clock1138 MHz1506 MHz
Memory Clock800 MHz 1600 MHz effective2002 MHz 8008 MHz effective

Graphics Card

RX Vega 56 GTX 1070
Bus InterfacePCIe 3.0 x16PCIe 3.0 x16
GenerationVega (RX Vega)GeForce 1000
Launch Price399 USD379 USD
ProductionActiveActive
Release DateAug 14th, 2017Jun 10th, 2016

Graphics Features

RX Vega 56 GTX 1070
DirectX12.0 (12_1)12.0 (12_1)
OpenCL21.2
OpenGL4.64.6
Shader Model6.16.1
Vulkan1.1.821.1.82

Graphics Processor

RX Vega 56 GTX 1070
ArchitectureGCN 5.0Pascal
Die Size510 mm²314 mm²
GPU NameVega 10GP104
GPU VariantVega 10 XL (215-0894216)GP104-200-A1
Process Size14 nm16 nm
Transistors12,500 million7,200 million

Memory

RX Vega 56 GTX 1070
Bandwidth409.6 GB/s256.3 GB/s
Memory Bus2048 bit256 bit
Memory Size8192 MB8192 MB
Memory TypeHBM2GDDR5

Render Config

RX Vega 56 GTX 1070
ROPs6464
Shading Units35841920
TMUs224120

Theoretical Performance

RX Vega 56 GTX 1070
FP16 (half) performance21,131 GFLOPS (2:1)101.0 GFLOPS (1:64)
FP32 (float) performance10,566 GFLOPS6,463 GFLOPS
FP64 (double) performance660.4 GFLOPS (1:16)202.0 GFLOPS (1:32)
Pixel Rate94.34 GPixel/s107.7 GPixel/s
Texture Rate330.2 GTexel/s202.0 GTexel/s

Discussion and Comments

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agreecost 3 months ago
I will buy a new gaming pc in march with a ryzen 7 2700, but i dont know which graphics card should i buy. In my country i can get the rx 580 around 120k ft, the vega 56 around 185k ft, and a gtx 1070 about 150-160k ft. Which should I buy? I already have my monitor, it supports freesync. (75hz, 1080x2560 resolution)
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jetskitubeless 3 months ago


If you want to use freesync you would have to go for either of the amd cards. you could get a vega 56 but its a pricey and can draw quite a lot of power than a 1070, which give almost similar performance which run much cooler with a third party cooler.

So you would be good with the gtx 1070 and save some bucks for some of performance and there are cases where the gtx 1070 outperforms the vega 56,and you could overclock it to get vega like performance but or if that isn't the case you don't mind the extra power draw and heat, and want to make use of the free sync you can surely go for the vega 56. The rx 580 doesn't come anywhere these two so it is out if the question.

Check this link out for comparison of two cards at stock and overclocked- http://blog.logicalincrements.com/2017/08/rx-vega-56-vs-gtx-1070-gtx-1080/
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hypocrisywrongful 3 months ago
I'll be building a new rig in a few weeks. For a few days, I've been having trouble deciding on which graphics card I want to get. For a while, I was decided that I'd go with the 1070, but then I realized that Vega 56 performs just as well or better while offering Freesync, which my monitor does offer. For some reason, I still can't decide whether or not I should go for the Vega 56. Should I?
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bordermatcher 3 months ago
On much smaller case blower type cooler is better due to heat being dump outside the case directly. But on much bigger case "open air" cooler usually end up being better. Also noise. Those blower type cooler can be very loud when the fan speed start ramping up.
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