NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070
vs
AMD Radeon RX Vega 56

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070
AMD Radeon RX Vega 56
GTX 1070 RX Vega 56 Difference
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 AMD Radeon RX Vega 56
Price $ 329.0 $ 269.0 60 (18%)
Year 2016 2017 1 (0%)
Maximum Recorded Temperature 80C 75C 5 (6%)
Max Fan Noise 48.2dB 55.2dB 7 (15%)
Recommended Power Supply 500W 560W 60 (12%)
Benchmark CPU Intel Core i7-6700K @ 4.00GHz ($334.99) Intel Core i7-7700K @ 4.20GHz ($354.99)
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 96.3 FPS 98.9 FPS 2.6 (3%)
Average 1440p Performance 69.8 FPS 73.3 FPS 3.5 (5%)
(Ultrawide) Average 1440p Performance 59.1 FPS 62.2 FPS 3.1 (5%)
Average 4K Performance 40.6 FPS 42.9 FPS 2.3 (6%)
Memory 8 GB 8 GB 0 (0%)
1080p Cost Per Frame $ 4.1 $ 4.0 0.1 (2%)
1440p Cost Per Frame $ 5.7 $ 5.4 0.3 (5%)
(Ultrawide) 1440p Cost Per Frame $ 6.8 $ 6.4 0.4 (6%)
4K Cost Per Frame $ 9.8 $ 9.3 0.5 (5%)
Variant NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 AMD Radeon RX Vega 56
Overall Combination Score 83/100 81/100 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. The price/performance ratio is much better for RX Vega 56 .

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070

The GTX 1080 might be the high-end flagship of the latest Pascal set of graphics cards, but their prices keep them out of the reach of most mid-range PC gamers. On the other hand, the GTX 1070 is closer to being reasonably affordable at a price tag of $ 399. The good news is, with the release of the GTX 1070 Ti, the GTX 1070 's price is getting more discount.

NVIDIA ’s xx70 cards have always been defined by mid-range prices with performance that knocks on the door of high-end graphics cards – especially when overclocked. After taking the time to fully test the Pascal graphics card inside the GTX 1070, we can say without a doubt that it continues the trend. The GTX 1070 has 8 GB RAM compared to the GTX 970 's 4 GB video memory.

In our synthetic benchmarks, the GTX 1070 blows past the GTX 970 and, amazingly, even the GTX 980 as well. Unfortunately, gaming performance was not quite as impressive. Even if the GTX 1070 consistently delivers frame rate increases over the GTX 970, the gain is not much to justify an upgrade.

For 1080p Full HD, we were able to play Anthem, Need For Speed: Heat, Shadow of the Tomb Raider, Just Cause 4, Gears of War 5 at 64 fps to 75 fps and kept frame rates hovering around 71 fps. For 1440p Quad HD, we were able to play GreedFall, Hitman 2, Call of Duty: Black Ops 4, F1 2019, World War Z at 61 fps to 68 fps and kept frame rates hovering around 65 fps.

AMD Radeon RX Vega 56

The RX Vega 64 might be the high-end flagship of the latest GCN 5.0 set of graphics cards, but their prices keep them out of the reach of most mid-range PC gamers. On the other hand, the RX Vega 56 is closer to being reasonably affordable at a price tag of $ 399. AMD ’s xx56 cards have always been defined by mid-range prices with performance that knocks on the door of high-end graphics cards – especially when overclocked. After taking the time to fully test the GCN 5.0 graphics card inside the RX Vega 56, we can say without a doubt that it continues the trend.

For 1080p Full HD, we were able to play Borderlands 3, Anthem, Need For Speed: Heat, Final Fantasy XV, Just Cause 4 at 63 fps to 76 fps and kept frame rates hovering around 71 fps. For 1440p Quad HD, we were able to play GreedFall, F1 2019, Forza Horizon 4, Far Cry New Dawn, Resident Evil 2 at 65 fps to 80 fps and kept frame rates hovering around 73 fps.

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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070
AMD Radeon RX Vega 56
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
89
99.0
104
116.6
2019 Anthem
57
63.8
60
67.6
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
84
93.5
89
99.1
2019 Resident Evil 2
104
115.8
106
118.5
2019 Metro Exodus
46
51.6
47
52.8
2019 World War Z
83
93.0
111
124.0
2019 Gears of War 5
67
75.1
71
78.9
2019 F1 2019
84
94.3
89
99.1
2019 GreedFall
76
84.9
80
89.2
2019 Borderlands 3
53
59.6
56
62.7
2019 Call of Duty Modern Warfare
103
114.7
108
120.5
2019 Red Dead Redemption 2
39
44.2
41
46.4
2019 Need For Speed: Heat
62
69.4
65
72.9
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
99
111.0
116
129.2
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
42
47.0
50
56.2
2018 Final Fantasy XV
71
79.0
68
76.3
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
66
74.0
77
85.7
2018 Forza Horizon 4
86
96.0
80
89.0
2018 Fallout 76
108
120.7
91
101.7
2018 Hitman 2
84
94.0
71
79.5
2018 Just Cause 4
67
74.6
68
76.3
2018 Monster Hunter: World
72
80.3
73
82.1
2018 Strange Brigade
108
121.0
114
127.1
2018 Battlefield V
89
99.0
110
123.1
2017 Dawn of War III
91
101.2
90
100.9
2017 Ghost Recon Wildlands
68
75.8
61
68.4
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
61
68.0
51
57.2
2017 Destiny 2
117
130.0
113
126.2
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
72
80.0
63
71.0
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
86
96.6
80
89.0
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
92
103.2
94
105.5
2017 For Honor
123
137.6
126
140.7
2017 Project CARS 2
87
97.5
89
99.7
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
106
118.1
108
120.8
2016 Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
55
61.3
69
77.5
2016 Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation
66
73.8
70
77.9
2016 Doom
133
147.8
162
180.3
2016 F1 2016
92
103.3
95
106.0
2016 Total War: Warhammer
83
92.8
88
97.9
2016 Battlefield 1
105
117.4
120
133.5
2016 Overwatch
134
149.8
124
138.0
2016 Dishonored 2
63
71.1
65
72.7
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
83
92.7
75
83.6
2015 Rocket League
361
401.5
369
410.6
2015 Need For Speed
100
111.3
102
113.9
2015 Project CARS
96
106.7
98
109.1
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
175
195.0
184
204.8
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
247
275.3
253
281.7
2009 League of Legends
464
516.1
475
528.0

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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070
AMD Radeon RX Vega 56
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
58
73.7
69
86.9
2019 Anthem
40
50.6
42
53.6
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
58
72.6
61
76.9
2019 Resident Evil 2
62
78.0
63
79.9
2019 Metro Exodus
32
40.1
32
41.0
2019 World War Z
54
67.9
72
90.5
2019 Gears of War 5
43
54.5
45
57.2
2019 F1 2019
53
66.8
56
70.1
2019 GreedFall
49
61.4
51
64.5
2019 Borderlands 3
33
41.9
35
44.0
2019 Call of Duty Modern Warfare
66
82.6
69
86.8
2019 Red Dead Redemption 2
28
36.1
30
38.0
2019 Need For Speed: Heat
43
54.5
45
57.2
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
52
65.0
65
81.5
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
31
39.0
28
36.1
2018 Final Fantasy XV
44
55.0
43
54.2
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
39
49.0
45
57.2
2018 Forza Horizon 4
64
81.0
60
75.1
2018 Fallout 76
65
82.0
69
86.9
2018 Hitman 2
49
62.0
41
51.9
2018 Just Cause 4
44
55.1
45
56.3
2018 Monster Hunter: World
44
56.2
45
57.4
2018 Strange Brigade
67
84.3
70
88.6
2018 Battlefield V
63
79.0
72
91.1
2017 Dawn of War III
55
69.4
71
89.4
2017 Ghost Recon Wildlands
45
56.4
48
61.0
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
43
54.0
41
51.9
2017 Destiny 2
89
112.0
86
108.1
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
48
61.0
43
54.2
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
50
63.0
46
57.8
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
59
74.6
61
76.3
2017 For Honor
64
80.3
65
82.1
2017 Project CARS 2
55
68.8
56
70.3
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
85
106.7
87
109.1
2016 Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
33
42.4
42
52.5
2016 Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation
47
59.3
51
64.3
2016 Doom
80
101.0
99
124.9
2016 F1 2016
64
81.0
76
95.2
2016 Total War: Warhammer
54
67.9
58
72.6
2016 Battlefield 1
70
87.7
80
100.3
2016 Overwatch
82
103.6
75
94.9
2016 Dishonored 2
48
60.8
49
62.1
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
50
63.1
46
58.0
2015 Rocket League
137
172.1
140
176.0
2015 Need For Speed
68
86.0
70
88.0
2015 Project CARS
65
81.4
66
83.3
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
100
126.2
106
132.6
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
183
229.4
187
234.7
2009 League of Legends
229
286.8
234
293.3

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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070
AMD Radeon RX Vega 56
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
47
63.0
54
71.4
2019 Anthem
31
41.8
33
44.3
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
45
59.4
47
63.0
2019 Resident Evil 2
47
62.3
48
63.8
2019 Metro Exodus
26
34.9
27
35.8
2019 World War Z
43
57.2
57
76.3
2019 Gears of War 5
36
47.6
37
49.9
2019 F1 2019
44
58.4
46
61.4
2019 GreedFall
35
46.3
37
48.7
2019 Borderlands 3
25
34.1
27
35.8
2019 Call of Duty Modern Warfare
53
70.6
56
74.2
2019 Red Dead Redemption 2
24
31.6
25
33.2
2019 Need For Speed: Heat
36
47.6
37
49.9
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
38
50.3
47
62.3
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
26
34.8
25
33.0
2018 Final Fantasy XV
35
46.5
34
46.0
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
30
40.1
35
46.5
2018 Forza Horizon 4
54
72.2
50
66.8
2018 Fallout 76
51
67.9
54
72.0
2018 Hitman 2
39
52.4
33
44.2
2018 Just Cause 4
34
44.8
34
45.8
2018 Monster Hunter: World
33
44.5
34
45.4
2018 Strange Brigade
52
69.7
55
73.2
2018 Battlefield V
50
65.8
57
75.4
2017 Dawn of War III
42
56.5
54
72.2
2017 Ghost Recon Wildlands
36
47.7
39
52.3
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
34
45.5
34
45.9
2017 Destiny 2
68
89.9
65
86.8
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
39
51.4
34
45.5
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
39
51.7
36
47.6
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
51
67.5
52
69.1
2017 For Honor
48
64.4
50
65.9
2017 Project CARS 2
51
67.5
52
69.0
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
79
105.0
81
107.3
2016 Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
26
34.7
32
42.8
2016 Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation
44
58.2
48
63.9
2016 Doom
62
82.1
77
102.0
2016 F1 2016
53
70.4
63
83.0
2016 Total War: Warhammer
43
56.7
46
61.0
2016 Battlefield 1
54
72.2
63
83.9
2016 Overwatch
63
83.9
58
77.0
2016 Dishonored 2
44
58.3
45
59.6
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
37
49.6
35
47.2
2015 Rocket League
102
135.0
104
138.1
2015 Need For Speed
58
76.7
59
78.5
2015 Project CARS
56
74.3
57
76.0
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
75
98.8
78
103.8
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
177
233.2
181
238.6
2009 League of Legends
163
214.8
166
219.7

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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070
AMD Radeon RX Vega 56
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
30
44.0
32
46.6
2019 Anthem
19
27.5
20
29.2
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
26
38.5
28
40.8
2019 Resident Evil 2
26
38.4
27
39.4
2019 Metro Exodus
17
25.2
18
25.9
2019 World War Z
27
39.1
36
52.1
2019 Gears of War 5
24
34.4
25
36.1
2019 F1 2019
29
42.4
31
44.6
2019 GreedFall
17
25.2
18
26.5
2019 Borderlands 3
15
21.8
16
22.9
2019 Call of Duty Modern Warfare
34
49.3
36
51.8
2019 Red Dead Redemption 2
16
22.9
16
24.1
2019 Need For Speed: Heat
24
34.4
25
36.1
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
20
29.0
24
34.9
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
18
26.0
17
25.5
2018 Final Fantasy XV
22
32.0
22
31.7
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
18
26.0
20
29.7
2018 Forza Horizon 4
37
54.0
34
49.8
2018 Fallout 76
31
45.0
33
47.6
2018 Hitman 2
25
36.0
21
30.8
2018 Just Cause 4
20
28.7
20
29.4
2018 Monster Hunter: World
18
27.0
19
27.5
2018 Strange Brigade
32
45.9
33
48.2
2018 Battlefield V
30
44.0
34
49.8
2017 Dawn of War III
25
36.2
31
45.6
2017 Ghost Recon Wildlands
22
32.7
25
36.7
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
21
31.0
23
33.9
2017 Destiny 2
39
56.0
37
54.2
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
24
35.0
21
30.8
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
23
33.6
21
31.2
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
36
51.6
36
52.8
2017 For Honor
28
40.1
28
41.0
2017 Project CARS 2
40
57.4
41
58.7
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
62
89.5
63
91.4
2016 Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
15
22.5
19
27.5
2016 Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation
34
49.4
38
55.1
2016 Doom
36
52.5
45
65.7
2016 F1 2016
35
50.5
42
60.0
2016 Total War: Warhammer
26
38.1
28
41.4
2016 Battlefield 1
33
47.3
39
56.6
2016 Overwatch
37
53.2
34
49.0
2016 Dishonored 2
33
48.2
34
49.3
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
20
29.7
21
30.3
2015 Rocket League
56
80.3
57
82.1
2015 Need For Speed
40
57.4
41
58.7
2015 Project CARS
40
57.4
41
58.7
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
40
58.5
43
61.5
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
144
206.5
147
211.2
2009 League of Legends
80
114.7
82
117.3
GTX 1070 vs RX Vega 56 with i7-6700K vs i7-7700K at 1080p and ultra vs ultra settings

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 .

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 .

GTX 1070 vs RX Vega 56 Specifications Comparison

Board Design

GTX 1070 RX Vega 56
Board NumberPG411 SKU 20D050-03
Length10.5 inches 267 mm10.5 inches 267 mm
Outputs1x DVI1x HDMI3x DisplayPort1x HDMI3x DisplayPort
Power Connectors1x 8-pin2x 8-pin
Slot WidthDual-slotDual-slot
TDP150 W210 W

Clock Speeds

GTX 1070 RX Vega 56
Boost Clock1683 MHz1474 MHz
GPU Clock1506 MHz1138 MHz
Memory Clock2002 MHz 8008 MHz effective800 MHz 1600 MHz effective

Graphics Card

GTX 1070 RX Vega 56
Bus InterfacePCIe 3.0 x16PCIe 3.0 x16
GenerationGeForce 1000Vega (RX Vega)
Launch Price379 USD399 USD
ProductionActiveActive
Release DateJun 10th, 2016Aug 14th, 2017

Graphics Features

GTX 1070 RX Vega 56
DirectX12.0 (12_1)12.0 (12_1)
OpenCL1.22
OpenGL4.64.6
Shader Model6.16.1
Vulkan1.1.821.1.82

Graphics Processor

GTX 1070 RX Vega 56
ArchitecturePascalGCN 5.0
Die Size314 mm²510 mm²
GPU NameGP104Vega 10
GPU VariantGP104-200-A1Vega 10 XL (215-0894216)
Process Size16 nm14 nm
Transistors7,200 million12,500 million

Memory

GTX 1070 RX Vega 56
Bandwidth256.3 GB/s409.6 GB/s
Memory Bus256 bit2048 bit
Memory Size8192 MB8192 MB
Memory TypeGDDR5HBM2

Render Config

GTX 1070 RX Vega 56
ROPs6464
Shading Units19203584
TMUs120224

Theoretical Performance

GTX 1070 RX Vega 56
FP16 (half) performance101.0 GFLOPS (1:64)21,131 GFLOPS (2:1)
FP32 (float) performance6,463 GFLOPS10,566 GFLOPS
FP64 (double) performance202.0 GFLOPS (1:32)660.4 GFLOPS (1:16)
Pixel Rate107.7 GPixel/s94.34 GPixel/s
Texture Rate202.0 GTexel/s330.2 GTexel/s

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guapocolumn 1 year 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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stressvanquish 1 year 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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guapocolumn 1 year 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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