AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
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AMD Radeon R9 295X2

AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
AMD Radeon R9 295X2
RX Vega 64 R9 295X2 Difference
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64 AMD Radeon R9 295X2
Price $ 399.0 $ 1,499.0 1100 (276%)
Year 2017 2014 3 (0%)
Maximum Recorded Temperature 86C 73C 13 (15%)
Max Fan Noise 56.3dB 50dB 6.3 (11%)
Recommended Power Supply 645W 850W 205 (32%)
Benchmark CPU Intel Core i7-7700K @ 4.20GHz ($354.99) Intel Core i7-4770K @ 3.50GHz ($284.99)
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 104.8 FPS 108.2 FPS 3.4 (3%)
Average 1440p Performance 78.6 FPS 78.4 FPS 0.19999999999999 (0%)
Average 4K Performance 46.7 FPS 50.9 FPS 4.2 (9%)
Memory 8 GB 4 GB 4 (50%)
1080p Cost Per Frame $ 4.8 $ 13.9 9.1 (190%)
1440p Cost Per Frame $ 6.4 $ 19.1 12.7 (198%)
4K Cost Per Frame $ 10.7 $ 29.5 18.8 (176%)
Overall Combination Score 84/100 54/100 30 (36%)
Our Verdict: The price of R9 295X2 is ridiculous. Upgrading from RX Vega 64 to R9 295X2 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 64 .

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AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
AMD Radeon R9 295X2
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
108.0
99.0
2019 Anthem
69.6
63.8
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
102.0
93.5
2019 Resident Evil 2
125.7
119.2
2019 Metro Exodus
56.0
53.1
2018 Just Cause 4
80.9
59.0
2018 Monster Hunter: World
87.1
63.5
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
112.0
81.6
2017 For Honor
149.4
108.8
2017 Project CARS 2
105.8
77.1
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
128.2
93.4
2016 Dishonored 2
77.2
56.2
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
83.7
96.9
2015 Rocket League
435.8
317.4
2015 Need For Speed
120.8
88.0
2015 Project CARS
115.8
84.4
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
298.8
217.7
2009 League of Legends
560.2
408.2

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AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
AMD Radeon R9 295X2
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
80.4
73.7
2019 Anthem
55.2
50.6
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
79.2
72.6
2019 Resident Evil 2
84.7
80.2
2019 Metro Exodus
43.6
41.3
2018 Just Cause 4
59.8
43.5
2018 Monster Hunter: World
61.0
44.4
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
80.9
59.0
2017 For Honor
87.1
63.5
2017 Project CARS 2
74.7
54.4
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
115.8
84.4
2016 Dishonored 2
66.0
48.1
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
59.4
69.2
2015 Rocket League
186.8
136.1
2015 Need For Speed
93.4
68.0
2015 Project CARS
88.4
64.4
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
249.0
181.4
2009 League of Legends
311.2
226.8

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AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
AMD Radeon R9 295X2
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
48.0
44.0
2019 Anthem
30.0
27.5
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
42.0
38.5
2019 Resident Evil 2
41.7
39.5
2019 Metro Exodus
27.4
26.0
2018 Just Cause 4
31.1
22.7
2018 Monster Hunter: World
29.3
21.3
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
56.0
40.8
2017 For Honor
43.6
31.7
2017 Project CARS 2
62.2
45.4
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
97.1
70.7
2016 Dishonored 2
52.3
38.1
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
31.1
33.4
2015 Rocket League
87.1
63.5
2015 Need For Speed
62.2
45.4
2015 Project CARS
62.2
45.4
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
224.1
163.3
2009 League of Legends
124.5
90.7

AMD Radeon RX Vega 64 / Core i7-7700K @ 4.20GHz

It is worth noting that the RX Vega 64 is a very power hungry card and requires a decent power supply unit. In terms of memory, the RX Vega 64 's 8192 MB RAM is more than enough for modern games and should not cause any bottlenecks. It is important to know that RX Vega 64 's max load temperature is very high and might require custom cooling solutions. 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 R9 295X2 / Core i7-4770K @ 3.50GHz

In terms of cost, pricing clearly is a genuine issue here and the price of R9 295X2 is simply ridiculous. With some tuning, the R9 295X2 makes the most sense for gamers with 4K monitors. Though serious gamers hardly play at 4k. For those on 1080p or even 1440p monitors, the R9 295X2 is very expensive and there are better value choices in the short term. It is worth noting that the R9 295X2 is a very power hungry card and requires a decent power supply unit. This combination between R9 295X2 and Intel Core i7-4770K @ 3.50GHz has less than 8% bottleneck in many games and is perfect match to avoid FPS loss. This combination between R9 295X2 and Intel Core i7-4770K @ 3.50GHz is a perfect match to avoid FPS loss. With current 4096 MB RAM, the R9 295X2 can have very few memory-related bottlenecks in more modern games.

RX Vega 64 vs R9 295X2 Specifications Comparison

Board Design

RX Vega 64 R9 295X2
Length11 inches 279 mm12.08 inches 307 mm
Outputs1x HDMI3x DisplayPort1x DVI4x mini-DisplayPort
Power Connectors2x 8-pin3x 8-pin
Slot WidthDual-slotDual-slot
TDP295 W500 W

Clock Speeds

RX Vega 64 R9 295X2
GPU Clock1200 MHz1018 MHz
Memory Clock945 MHz 1890 MHz effective1250 MHz 5000 MHz effective

Graphics Card

RX Vega 64 R9 295X2
Bus InterfacePCIe 3.0 x16PCIe 3.0 x16
GenerationVega (RX Vega)Volcanic Islands (R9 200)
Launch Price499 USD1,499 USD
ProductionActiveEnd-of-life
Release DateAug 7th, 2017Apr 29th, 2014

Graphics Features

RX Vega 64 R9 295X2
DirectX12.0 (12_1)12.0 (12_0)
OpenCL22
OpenGL4.64.5
Shader Model6.16
Vulkan1.1.821.1.82

Graphics Processor

RX Vega 64 R9 295X2
ArchitectureGCN 5.0GCN 2.0
Die Size510 mm²438 mm²
GPU NameVega 10Vesuvius
GPU VariantVega 10 XT (215-0894200)Vesuvius XT (215-0852022)
Process Size14 nm28 nm
Transistors12,500 million6,200 million

Memory

RX Vega 64 R9 295X2
Bandwidth483.8 GB/s320.0 GB/s
Memory Bus2048 bit512 bit
Memory Size8192 MB4096 MB
Memory TypeHBM2GDDR5

Render Config

RX Vega 64 R9 295X2
Compute Units6444
ROPs6464
Shading Units40962816
TMUs256176

Theoretical Performance

RX Vega 64 R9 295X2
FP32 (float) performance12,583 GFLOPS5,733 GFLOPS
FP64 (double) performance786.4 GFLOPS (1:16)716.7 GFLOPS (1:8)
Pixel Rate98.30 GPixel/s65.15 GPixel/s
Texture Rate393.2 GTexel/s179.2 GTexel/s

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