AMD Radeon RX Vega 56
vs
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 Ti

AMD Radeon RX Vega 56
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 Ti
RX Vega 56 GTX 980 Ti Difference
AMD Radeon RX Vega 56 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 Ti
Price $ 351.0 $ 650.0 299 (85%)
Year 2017 2015 2 (0%)
Maximum Recorded Temperature 75C 83C 8 (11%)
Max Fan Noise 55.2dB 53dB 2.2 (4%)
Recommended Power Supply 560W 600W 40 (7%)
Benchmark CPU Intel Core i7-7700K @ 4.20GHz ($354.99) Intel Core i7-4790K @ 4.00GHz ($306.99)
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 90.9 FPS 7 (7%)
Average 1440p Performance 73.4 FPS 66.5 FPS 6.9 (9%)
Average 4K Performance 43.5 FPS 39.4 FPS 4.1 (9%)
Memory 8 GB 6 GB 2 (25%)
1080p Cost Per Frame $ 4.1 $ 7.1 3 (73%)
1440p Cost Per Frame $ 5.4 $ 9.8 4.4 (81%)
4K Cost Per Frame $ 9.2 $ 16.5 7.3 (79%)
Overall Combination Score 81/100 54/100 27 (33%)
Our Verdict: Upgrading from GTX 980 Ti 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 Vega 56 .

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AMD Radeon RX Vega 56
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 Ti
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
116.6
81.0
2019 Anthem
67.6
52.2
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
99.1
76.5
2019 Resident Evil 2
118.5
94.7
2019 Metro Exodus
52.8
42.2
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
129.2
99.0
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
56.2
40.0
2018 Final Fantasy XV
76.3
68.0
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
85.7
66.0
2018 Forza Horizon 4
89.0
94.0
2018 Fallout 76
101.7
115.0
2018 Hitman 2
79.5
90.0
2018 Just Cause 4
76.3
61.0
2018 Monster Hunter: World
82.1
65.7
2018 Battlefield V
123.1
94.0
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
57.2
58.0
2017 Destiny 2
126.2
111.0
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
71.0
68.0
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
89.0
94.5
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
105.5
84.4
2017 For Honor
140.7
112.6
2017 Project CARS 2
99.7
79.7
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
120.8
96.6
2016 Overwatch
138.0
146.3
2016 Dishonored 2
72.7
58.2
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
83.6
80.0
2015 Rocket League
410.6
328.3
2015 Need For Speed
113.9
91.0
2015 Project CARS
109.1
87.2
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
281.7
225.1
2009 League of Legends
528.0
422.1

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AMD Radeon RX Vega 56
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 Ti
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
86.9
60.3
2019 Anthem
53.6
41.4
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
76.9
59.4
2019 Resident Evil 2
79.9
63.8
2019 Metro Exodus
41.0
32.8
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
81.5
58.0
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
36.1
32.0
2018 Final Fantasy XV
54.2
48.0
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
57.2
45.0
2018 Forza Horizon 4
75.1
79.0
2018 Fallout 76
86.9
76.0
2018 Hitman 2
51.9
59.0
2018 Just Cause 4
56.3
45.0
2018 Monster Hunter: World
57.4
46.0
2018 Battlefield V
91.1
75.0
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
51.9
46.0
2017 Destiny 2
108.1
95.0
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
54.2
52.0
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
57.8
61.6
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
76.3
61.0
2017 For Honor
82.1
65.7
2017 Project CARS 2
70.3
56.3
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
109.1
87.2
2016 Overwatch
94.9
100.8
2016 Dishonored 2
62.1
49.7
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
58.0
55.9
2015 Rocket League
176.0
140.7
2015 Need For Speed
88.0
70.4
2015 Project CARS
83.3
66.6
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
234.7
187.6
2009 League of Legends
293.3
234.5

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AMD Radeon RX Vega 56
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 Ti
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
46.6
36.0
2019 Anthem
29.2
22.5
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
40.8
31.5
2019 Resident Evil 2
39.4
31.4
2019 Metro Exodus
25.9
20.6
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
34.9
36.0
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
25.5
22.0
2018 Final Fantasy XV
31.7
28.0
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
29.7
23.0
2018 Forza Horizon 4
49.8
52.0
2018 Fallout 76
47.6
42.0
2018 Hitman 2
30.8
35.0
2018 Just Cause 4
29.4
23.5
2018 Monster Hunter: World
27.5
22.0
2018 Battlefield V
49.8
41.0
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
33.9
29.0
2017 Destiny 2
54.2
47.0
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
30.8
30.0
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
31.2
32.9
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
52.8
42.2
2017 For Honor
41.0
32.8
2017 Project CARS 2
58.7
46.9
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
91.4
73.2
2016 Overwatch
49.0
51.8
2016 Dishonored 2
49.3
39.4
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
30.3
27.8
2015 Rocket League
82.1
65.7
2015 Need For Speed
58.7
46.9
2015 Project CARS
58.7
46.9
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
211.2
168.8
2009 League of Legends
117.3
93.8

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 980 Ti / i7-4790K

It is worth noting that the GTX 980 Ti is a very power hungry card and requires a decent power supply unit. In terms of memory, the GTX 980 Ti 's 6144 MB RAM is more than enough for modern games and should not cause any bottlenecks. Deciding whether to invest so much money in a high-end GPU like GTX 980 Ti requires careful thought.

RX Vega 56 vs GTX 980 Ti Specifications Comparison

Board Design

RX Vega 56 GTX 980 Ti
Board NumberD050-03PG600 SKU 30
Length10.5 inches 267 mm10.5 inches 267 mm
Outputs1x HDMI3x DisplayPort1x DVI1x HDMI3x DisplayPort
Power Connectors2x 8-pin1x 6-pin + 1x 8-pin
Slot WidthDual-slotDual-slot
TDP210 W250 W

Clock Speeds

RX Vega 56 GTX 980 Ti
Boost Clock1474 MHz1076 MHz
GPU Clock1138 MHz1000 MHz
Memory Clock800 MHz 1600 MHz effective1753 MHz 7012 MHz effective

Graphics Card

RX Vega 56 GTX 980 Ti
Bus InterfacePCIe 3.0 x16PCIe 3.0 x16
GenerationVega (RX Vega)GeForce 900
Launch Price399 USD649 USD
ProductionActiveActive
Release DateAug 14th, 2017Jun 2nd, 2015

Graphics Features

RX Vega 56 GTX 980 Ti
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 980 Ti
ArchitectureGCN 5.0Maxwell 2.0
Die Size510 mm²601 mm²
GPU NameVega 10GM200
GPU VariantVega 10 XL (215-0894216)GM200-310-A1
Process Size14 nm28 nm
Transistors12,500 million8,000 million

Memory

RX Vega 56 GTX 980 Ti
Bandwidth409.6 GB/s336.6 GB/s
Memory Bus2048 bit384 bit
Memory Size8192 MB6144 MB
Memory TypeHBM2GDDR5

Render Config

RX Vega 56 GTX 980 Ti
ROPs6496
Shading Units35842816
TMUs224176

Theoretical Performance

RX Vega 56 GTX 980 Ti
FP32 (float) performance10,566 GFLOPS6,060 GFLOPS
FP64 (double) performance660.4 GFLOPS (1:16)189.4 GFLOPS (1:32)
Pixel Rate94.34 GPixel/s103.3 GPixel/s
Texture Rate330.2 GTexel/s189.4 GTexel/s

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