AMD Radeon RX Vega 56
vs
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070

RX VEGA 56 GTX 1070 Difference
AMD Radeon RX Vega 56 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070
Price $ 349 $ 359 10 (3%)
Year 2017 2016 1 (0%)
Maximum Recorded Temperature 75C 80C 5 (6%)
Max Fan Noise 55dB 48dB 7 (14%)
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 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 98 FPS 5.4 (6%)
Average 1440p Performance 70 FPS 70 FPS 0.8 (1%)
Average 4K Performance 39 FPS 40 FPS 0.3 (1%)
Memory 8 GB 8 GB 0 (0%)
Overall Combination Score 81/100 83/100 2 (2%)

Our Verdict: Upgrading from RX VEGA 56 to GTX 1070 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
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
53
47
2018 Battlefield V
116
99
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
122
111
2018 Fallout 76
96
121
2018 Final Fantasy XV
72
79
2018 Forza Horizon 4
84
96
2018 Hitman 2
75
94
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
81
74
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
54
68
2017 Dawn of War III
95
101
2017 Destiny 2
119
130
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
84
97
2017 Ghost Recon Wildlands
65
76
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
67
80
2016 Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation
74
74
2016 Battlefield 1
126
117
2016 Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
73
61
2016 Doom
170
148
2016 F1 2016
100
103
2016 Overwatch
130
150
2016 Total War: Warhammer
92
93
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
79
93

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AMD Radeon RX Vega 56
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070
Year Game Frames Per Second
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
34
39
2018 Battlefield V
86
79
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
77
65
2018 Fallout 76
82
82
2018 Final Fantasy XV
51
55
2018 Forza Horizon 4
71
81
2018 Hitman 2
49
62
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
54
49
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
49
54
2017 Dawn of War III
84
69
2017 Destiny 2
102
112
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
55
63
2017 Ghost Recon Wildlands
58
56
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
51
61
2016 Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation
61
59
2016 Battlefield 1
95
88
2016 Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
50
42
2016 Doom
118
101
2016 F1 2016
90
81
2016 Overwatch
90
104
2016 Total War: Warhammer
69
68
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
55
63

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AMD Radeon RX Vega 56
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070
Year Game Frames Per Second
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
24
26
2018 Battlefield V
47
44
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
33
29
2018 Fallout 76
45
45
2018 Final Fantasy XV
30
32
2018 Forza Horizon 4
47
54
2018 Hitman 2
29
36
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
28
26
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
32
31
2017 Dawn of War III
43
36
2017 Destiny 2
51
56
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
29
34
2017 Ghost Recon Wildlands
35
33
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
29
35
2016 Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation
52
49
2016 Battlefield 1
53
47
2016 Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
26
23
2016 Doom
62
53
2016 F1 2016
57
51
2016 Overwatch
46
53
2016 Total War: Warhammer
39
38
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
29
30

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

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 / Core 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. View Current Price List

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