AMD Radeon RX Vega 56
vs
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 Ti

RX VEGA 56 GTX 980 TI Difference
AMD Radeon RX Vega 56 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 Ti
Price $ 349 $ 649 300 (60%)
Year 2017 2015 2 (0%)
Maximum Recorded Temperature 75C 83C 8 (10%)
Max Fan Noise 55dB 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 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 99 FPS 7 (7%)
Average 1440p Performance 70 FPS 72 FPS 2.5 (4%)
Average 4K Performance 39 FPS 41 FPS 1.5 (4%)
Memory 8 GB 6 GB 2 (29%)
Overall Combination Score 81/100 64/100 17 (23%)

Our Verdict: Upgrading from RX VEGA 56 to GTX 980 TI 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
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
53
40
2018 Battlefield V
116
94
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
122
99
2018 Fallout 76
96
115
2018 Final Fantasy XV
72
68
2018 Forza Horizon 4
84
94
2018 Hitman 2
75
90
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
81
66
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
54
58
2017 Destiny 2
119
111
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
84
95
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
67
68
2016 Overwatch
130
146
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
79
80

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AMD Radeon RX Vega 56
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 Ti
Year Game Frames Per Second
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
34
32
2018 Battlefield V
86
75
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
77
58
2018 Fallout 76
82
76
2018 Final Fantasy XV
51
48
2018 Forza Horizon 4
71
79
2018 Hitman 2
49
59
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
54
45
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
49
46
2017 Destiny 2
102
95
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
55
62
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
51
52
2016 Overwatch
90
101
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
55
56

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AMD Radeon RX Vega 56
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 Ti
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
36
2018 Fallout 76
45
42
2018 Final Fantasy XV
30
28
2018 Forza Horizon 4
47
52
2018 Hitman 2
29
35
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
28
23
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
32
29
2017 Destiny 2
51
47
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
29
33
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
29
30
2016 Overwatch
46
52
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
29
28

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 980 Ti / Core 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. In short the performance is exceptional, there's no question that this is one of the most powerful single GPU out there in 2015 . View Current Price List

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