NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070
vs
AMD Radeon RX Vega 56

GTX 1070 RX VEGA 56 Difference
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 AMD Radeon RX Vega 56
Price $ 359 $ 349 10 (3%)
Year 2016 2017 1 (0%)
Maximum Recorded Temperature 80C 75C 5 (6%)
Max Fan Noise 48dB 55dB 7 (14%)
Recommended Power Supply 500W 560W 60 (11%)
Benchmark CPU Intel Core i7-6700K @ 4.00GHz ($334.99) Intel Core i7-7700K @ 4.20GHz ($354.99)
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 98 FPS 92 FPS 5.4 (6%)
Average 1440p Performance 70 FPS 70 FPS 0.8 (1%)
Average 4K Performance 40 FPS 39 FPS 0.3 (1%)
Memory 8 GB 8 GB 0 (0%)
Overall Combination Score 83/100 81/100 2 (2%)

Our Verdict: Upgrading from RX VEGA 56 to GTX 1070 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
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
47
53
2018 Battlefield V
99
116
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
111
122
2018 Fallout 76
121
96
2018 Final Fantasy XV
79
72
2018 Forza Horizon 4
96
84
2018 Hitman 2
94
75
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
74
81
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
68
54
2017 Dawn of War III
101
95
2017 Destiny 2
130
119
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
97
84
2017 Ghost Recon Wildlands
76
65
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
80
67
2016 Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation
74
74
2016 Battlefield 1
117
126
2016 Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
61
73
2016 Doom
148
170
2016 F1 2016
103
100
2016 Overwatch
150
130
2016 Total War: Warhammer
93
92
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
93
79

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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070
AMD Radeon RX Vega 56
Year Game Frames Per Second
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
39
34
2018 Battlefield V
79
86
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
65
77
2018 Fallout 76
82
82
2018 Final Fantasy XV
55
51
2018 Forza Horizon 4
81
71
2018 Hitman 2
62
49
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
49
54
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
54
49
2017 Dawn of War III
69
84
2017 Destiny 2
112
102
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
63
55
2017 Ghost Recon Wildlands
56
58
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
61
51
2016 Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation
59
61
2016 Battlefield 1
88
95
2016 Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
42
50
2016 Doom
101
118
2016 F1 2016
81
90
2016 Overwatch
104
90
2016 Total War: Warhammer
68
69
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
63
55

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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070
AMD Radeon RX Vega 56
Year Game Frames Per Second
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
26
24
2018 Battlefield V
44
47
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
29
33
2018 Fallout 76
45
45
2018 Final Fantasy XV
32
30
2018 Forza Horizon 4
54
47
2018 Hitman 2
36
29
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
26
28
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
31
32
2017 Dawn of War III
36
43
2017 Destiny 2
56
51
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
34
29
2017 Ghost Recon Wildlands
33
35
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
35
29
2016 Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation
49
52
2016 Battlefield 1
47
53
2016 Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
23
26
2016 Doom
53
62
2016 F1 2016
51
57
2016 Overwatch
53
46
2016 Total War: Warhammer
38
39
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
30
29

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 / Core 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. View Current Price List

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

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