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 $ 299.0 $ 351.0 52 (17%)
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 96.5 FPS 97.9 FPS 1.4 (1%)
Average 1440p Performance 70.3 FPS 73.4 FPS 3.1 (4%)
Average 4K Performance 41.4 FPS 43.5 FPS 2.1 (5%)
Memory 8 GB 8 GB 0 (0%)
1080p Cost Per Frame $ 4.1 $ 4.1 0 (0%)
1440p Cost Per Frame $ 5.7 $ 5.4 0.3 (5%)
4K Cost Per Frame $ 9.6 $ 9.2 0.4 (4%)
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.

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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070
AMD Radeon RX Vega 56
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
99.0
116.6
2019 Anthem
63.8
67.6
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
93.5
99.1
2019 Resident Evil 2
115.8
118.5
2019 Metro Exodus
51.6
52.8
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
111.0
129.2
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
47.0
56.2
2018 Final Fantasy XV
79.0
76.3
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
74.0
85.7
2018 Forza Horizon 4
96.0
89.0
2018 Fallout 76
120.7
101.7
2018 Hitman 2
94.0
79.5
2018 Just Cause 4
74.6
76.3
2018 Monster Hunter: World
80.3
82.1
2018 Battlefield V
99.0
123.1
2017 Dawn of War III
101.2
100.9
2017 Ghost Recon Wildlands
75.8
68.4
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
68.0
57.2
2017 Destiny 2
130.0
126.2
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
80.0
71.0
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
96.6
89.0
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
103.2
105.5
2017 For Honor
137.6
140.7
2017 Project CARS 2
97.5
99.7
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
118.1
120.8
2016 Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
61.3
77.5
2016 Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation
73.8
77.9
2016 Doom
147.8
180.3
2016 F1 2016
103.3
106.0
2016 Total War: Warhammer
92.8
97.9
2016 Battlefield 1
117.4
133.5
2016 Overwatch
149.8
138.0
2016 Dishonored 2
71.1
72.7
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
92.7
83.6
2015 Rocket League
401.5
410.6
2015 Need For Speed
111.3
113.9
2015 Project CARS
106.7
109.1
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
275.3
281.7
2009 League of Legends
516.1
528.0

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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070
AMD Radeon RX Vega 56
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
73.7
86.9
2019 Anthem
50.6
53.6
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
72.6
76.9
2019 Resident Evil 2
78.0
79.9
2019 Metro Exodus
40.1
41.0
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
65.0
81.5
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
39.0
36.1
2018 Final Fantasy XV
55.0
54.2
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
49.0
57.2
2018 Forza Horizon 4
81.0
75.1
2018 Fallout 76
82.0
86.9
2018 Hitman 2
62.0
51.9
2018 Just Cause 4
55.1
56.3
2018 Monster Hunter: World
56.2
57.4
2018 Battlefield V
79.0
91.1
2017 Dawn of War III
69.4
89.4
2017 Ghost Recon Wildlands
56.4
61.0
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
54.0
51.9
2017 Destiny 2
112.0
108.1
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
61.0
54.2
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
63.0
57.8
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
74.6
76.3
2017 For Honor
80.3
82.1
2017 Project CARS 2
68.8
70.3
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
106.7
109.1
2016 Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
42.4
52.5
2016 Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation
59.3
64.3
2016 Doom
101.0
124.9
2016 F1 2016
81.0
95.2
2016 Total War: Warhammer
67.9
72.6
2016 Battlefield 1
87.7
100.3
2016 Overwatch
103.6
94.9
2016 Dishonored 2
60.8
62.1
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
63.1
58.0
2015 Rocket League
172.1
176.0
2015 Need For Speed
86.0
88.0
2015 Project CARS
81.4
83.3
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
229.4
234.7
2009 League of Legends
286.8
293.3

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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070
AMD Radeon RX Vega 56
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
44.0
46.6
2019 Anthem
27.5
29.2
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
38.5
40.8
2019 Resident Evil 2
38.4
39.4
2019 Metro Exodus
25.2
25.9
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
29.0
34.9
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
26.0
25.5
2018 Final Fantasy XV
32.0
31.7
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
26.0
29.7
2018 Forza Horizon 4
54.0
49.8
2018 Fallout 76
45.0
47.6
2018 Hitman 2
36.0
30.8
2018 Just Cause 4
28.7
29.4
2018 Monster Hunter: World
27.0
27.5
2018 Battlefield V
44.0
49.8
2017 Dawn of War III
36.2
45.6
2017 Ghost Recon Wildlands
32.7
36.7
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
31.0
33.9
2017 Destiny 2
56.0
54.2
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
35.0
30.8
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
33.6
31.2
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
51.6
52.8
2017 For Honor
40.1
41.0
2017 Project CARS 2
57.4
58.7
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
89.5
91.4
2016 Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
22.5
27.5
2016 Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation
49.4
55.1
2016 Doom
52.5
65.7
2016 F1 2016
50.5
60.0
2016 Total War: Warhammer
38.1
41.4
2016 Battlefield 1
47.3
56.6
2016 Overwatch
53.2
49.0
2016 Dishonored 2
48.2
49.3
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
29.7
30.3
2015 Rocket League
80.3
82.1
2015 Need For Speed
57.4
58.7
2015 Project CARS
57.4
58.7
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
206.5
211.2
2009 League of Legends
114.7
117.3

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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immatureminds 3 months 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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astonishedtanning 3 months ago


If you want to use freesync you would have to go for either of the amd cards. you could get a vega 56 but its a pricey and can draw quite a lot of power than a 1070, which give almost similar performance which run much cooler with a third party cooler.

So you would be good with the gtx 1070 and save some bucks for some of performance and there are cases where the gtx 1070 outperforms the vega 56,and you could overclock it to get vega like performance but or if that isn't the case you don't mind the extra power draw and heat, and want to make use of the free sync you can surely go for the vega 56. The rx 580 doesn't come anywhere these two so it is out if the question.

Check this link out for comparison of two cards at stock and overclocked- http://blog.logicalincrements.com/2017/08/rx-vega-56-vs-gtx-1070-gtx-1080/
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metacarpalwham 3 months 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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gongwood 3 months 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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