RX Vega 56 with i7-7700K benchmarks at Low Quality settings

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 .

 RX Vega 56 with i7-7700K benchmarks at Low Quality settings
AMD Radeon RX Vega 56
Price $ 269.0
Year 2017
Maximum Recorded Temperature 75C
Max Fan Noise 55.2dB
Recommended Power Supply 560W
Benchmark CPU Intel Core i7-7700K @ 4.20GHz ($354.99)
CPU Impact on FPS + 0.0 FPS
CPU Impact on FPS % 0.0%
Benchmark Quality Settings Low Quality Settings
Average 1080p Performance 202.2 FPS
Average 1440p Performance 179.2 FPS
Average 4K Performance 114.2 FPS
Memory 8 GB
1080p Cost Per Frame $ 4.0
1440p Cost Per Frame $ 5.4
4K Cost Per Frame $ 9.2
Series RX Vega 56
Variant AMD Radeon RX Vega 56
Overall Combination Score 90/100 Excellent

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, Final Fantasy XV, Just Cause 4, Gears of War 5 at 63 fps to 79 fps and kept frame rates hovering around 72 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.

Assassin's Creed Odyssey (2018)

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Resolution 1920x1080

Year Graphics Card Price Frames Per Second
2019 AMD Radeon RX 5700 $ 349
165.0 FPS
2016 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 $ 499
161.8 FPS
2017 AMD Radeon RX Vega 64 $ 499
159.0 FPS
2017 AMD Radeon RX Vega 56 $ 399
158.2 FPS
2019 NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 $ 350
156.4 FPS
2017 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Ti $ 409
155.0 FPS
2019 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti $ 279
152.3 FPS
2016 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 $ 399
149.0 FPS
2019 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 $ 220
146.3 FPS
2018 AMD Radeon RX 590 $ 279
145.5 FPS

The RX Vega 56 sits between the RX Vega 64 and the RTX 2060, falling slower than RX Vega 64 by 0.5% and faster than RTX 2060 by 1.2%. It has an average relative performance against every graphics card here. Its results are actually indistinguishable from those of the RX Vega 64. Those who have a high refresh rate monitor will enjoy what RX Vega 56 has to offer as it averages 158.2 fps. It is a close call between the RX Vega 56 and its rival GTX 1070 Ti by a small margin.

Forza Horizon 4 (2018)

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Resolution 1920x1080

Year Graphics Card Price Frames Per Second
2016 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 $ 499
219.0 FPS
2019 NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 $ 350
213.1 FPS
2017 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Ti $ 409
207.0 FPS
2019 AMD Radeon RX 5700 $ 349
202.8 FPS
2019 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti $ 279
201.8 FPS
2016 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 $ 399
198.0 FPS
2017 AMD Radeon RX Vega 64 $ 499
193.0 FPS
2017 AMD Radeon RX Vega 56 $ 399
191.0 FPS
2019 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 $ 220
189.8 FPS
2018 AMD Radeon RX 590 $ 279
177.5 FPS

The RX Vega 56 sits between the RX Vega 64 and the GTX 1660, falling slower than RX Vega 64 by 1% and faster than GTX 1660 by 0.6%. It has below average relative performance against every graphics card here. Its results are actually indistinguishable from those of the RX Vega 64. Those who have a high refresh rate monitor will enjoy what RX Vega 56 has to offer as it averages 191 fps.

Shadow of the Tomb Raider (2018)

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Resolution 1920x1080

Year Graphics Card Price Frames Per Second
2019 AMD Radeon RX 5700 $ 349
201.8 FPS
2016 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 $ 499
193.0 FPS
2017 AMD Radeon RX Vega 64 $ 499
192.0 FPS
2017 AMD Radeon RX Vega 56 $ 399
187.7 FPS
2019 NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 $ 350
187.7 FPS
2017 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Ti $ 409
186.0 FPS
2019 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti $ 279
181.8 FPS
2016 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 $ 399
176.0 FPS
2018 AMD Radeon RX 590 $ 279
173.9 FPS
2019 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 $ 220
172.2 FPS

The RX Vega 56 sits between the RX Vega 64 and the RTX 2060, falling slower than RX Vega 64 by 2.3% and faster than RTX 2060 by 0%. It has an average relative performance against every graphics card here. Its results are actually indistinguishable from those of the RX Vega 64. Those who have a high refresh rate monitor will enjoy what RX Vega 56 has to offer as it averages 187.7 fps. It is a close call between the RX Vega 56 and its rival GTX 1070 Ti by a small margin.

PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds (2017)

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Resolution 1920x1080

Year Graphics Card Price Frames Per Second
2016 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 $ 499
197.0 FPS
2019 NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 $ 350
194.6 FPS
2017 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Ti $ 409
187.0 FPS
2019 AMD Radeon RX 5700 $ 349
182.8 FPS
2019 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti $ 279
182.8 FPS
2016 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 $ 399
182.0 FPS
2017 AMD Radeon RX Vega 64 $ 499
175.0 FPS
2019 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 $ 220
173.1 FPS
2017 AMD Radeon RX Vega 56 $ 399
173.0 FPS
2018 AMD Radeon RX 590 $ 279
158.0 FPS

The RX Vega 56 sits between the GTX 1660 and the RX 590, falling slower than GTX 1660 by 0.1% and faster than RX 590 by 9.5%. It falls short in relative performance against most of the graphics card here. Its results are actually indistinguishable from those of the GTX 1660. Those who have a high refresh rate monitor will enjoy what RX Vega 56 has to offer as it averages 173 fps.

Battlefield V (2018)

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Resolution 1920x1080

Year Graphics Card Price Frames Per Second
2019 AMD Radeon RX 5700 $ 349
239.6 FPS
2017 AMD Radeon RX Vega 64 $ 499
227.0 FPS
2017 AMD Radeon RX Vega 56 $ 399
225.1 FPS
2016 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 $ 499
223.0 FPS
2019 NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 $ 350
216.6 FPS
2017 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Ti $ 409
213.0 FPS
2019 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti $ 279
207.4 FPS
2018 AMD Radeon RX 590 $ 279
205.5 FPS
2016 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 $ 399
201.0 FPS
2019 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 $ 220
194.8 FPS

The RX Vega 56 sits between the RX Vega 64 and the GTX 1080, falling slower than RX Vega 64 by 0.8% and faster than GTX 1080 by 0.9%. It has a strong relative performance against every graphics card here. Its results are actually indistinguishable from those of the RX Vega 64. Those who have a high refresh rate monitor will enjoy what RX Vega 56 has to offer as it averages 225.1 fps. It is a close call between the RX Vega 56 and its rival GTX 1070 Ti by a small margin.

Game Performance at Low Quality settings

Change Quality Settings

Resolution 1920x1080

1% Low [Min FPS] Average FPS
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
196
218.6
2019 Anthem
152
169.6
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
180
201.1
2019 Resident Evil 2
198
220.5
2019 Metro Exodus
139
154.8
2019 World War Z
203
226.0
2019 Gears of War 5
162
180.9
2019 F1 2019
180
201.1
2019 GreedFall
172
191.2
2019 Borderlands 3
148
164.7
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
208
231.2
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
142
158.2
2018 Final Fantasy XV
160
178.3
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
168
187.7
2018 Forza Horizon 4
171
191.0
2018 Fallout 76
183
203.7
2018 Hitman 2
163
181.5
2018 Just Cause 4
160
178.3
2018 Monster Hunter: World
165
184.1
2018 Strange Brigade
206
229.1
2018 Battlefield V
202
225.1
2017 Dawn of War III
182
202.9
2017 Ghost Recon Wildlands
153
170.4
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
143
159.2
2017 Destiny 2
205
228.2
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
155
173.0
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
171
191.0
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
186
207.5
2017 For Honor
218
242.7
2017 Project CARS 2
181
201.7
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
200
222.8
2016 Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
161
179.5
2016 Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation
161
179.9
2016 Doom
254
282.3
2016 F1 2016
187
208.0
2016 Total War: Warhammer
179
199.9
2016 Battlefield 1
211
235.5
2016 Overwatch
216
240.0
2016 Dishonored 2
157
174.7
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
167
185.6
2015 Rocket League
461
512.6
2015 Need For Speed
194
215.9
2015 Project CARS
189
211.1
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
276
306.8
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
345
383.7
2009 League of Legends
567
630.0

Resolution 2560x1440

1% Low [Min FPS] Average FPS
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
153
191.9
2019 Anthem
126
158.6
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
145
181.9
2019 Resident Evil 2
147
184.9
2019 Metro Exodus
116
146.0
2019 World War Z
156
195.5
2019 Gears of War 5
129
162.2
2019 F1 2019
140
175.1
2019 GreedFall
135
169.5
2019 Borderlands 3
119
149.0
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
149
186.5
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
112
141.1
2018 Final Fantasy XV
127
159.2
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
129
162.2
2018 Forza Horizon 4
144
180.1
2018 Fallout 76
153
191.9
2018 Hitman 2
125
156.9
2018 Just Cause 4
129
161.3
2018 Monster Hunter: World
129
162.4
2018 Strange Brigade
154
193.6
2018 Battlefield V
156
196.1
2017 Dawn of War III
155
194.4
2017 Ghost Recon Wildlands
132
166.0
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
125
156.9
2017 Destiny 2
170
213.1
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
127
159.2
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
130
162.8
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
145
181.3
2017 For Honor
149
187.1
2017 Project CARS 2
140
175.3
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
171
214.1
2016 Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
126
157.5
2016 Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation
135
169.3
2016 Doom
183
229.9
2016 F1 2016
160
200.2
2016 Total War: Warhammer
142
177.6
2016 Battlefield 1
164
205.3
2016 Overwatch
159
199.9
2016 Dishonored 2
133
167.1
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
130
163.0
2015 Rocket League
224
281.0
2015 Need For Speed
154
193.0
2015 Project CARS
150
188.3
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
190
237.6
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
271
339.7
2009 League of Legends
318
398.3

Resolution 3840x2160

1% Low [Min FPS] Average FPS
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
82
117.6
2019 Anthem
70
100.2
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
78
111.8
2019 Resident Evil 2
77
110.4
2019 Metro Exodus
67
96.9
2019 World War Z
86
123.1
2019 Gears of War 5
74
107.1
2019 F1 2019
80
115.6
2019 GreedFall
68
97.5
2019 Borderlands 3
65
93.9
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
74
105.9
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
67
96.5
2018 Final Fantasy XV
71
102.7
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
70
100.7
2018 Forza Horizon 4
84
120.8
2018 Fallout 76
83
118.6
2018 Hitman 2
71
101.8
2018 Just Cause 4
70
100.4
2018 Monster Hunter: World
68
98.5
2018 Strange Brigade
83
119.2
2018 Battlefield V
84
120.8
2017 Dawn of War III
81
116.6
2017 Ghost Recon Wildlands
75
107.7
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
73
104.9
2017 Destiny 2
87
125.2
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
71
101.8
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
71
102.2
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
86
123.8
2017 For Honor
78
112.0
2017 Project CARS 2
90
129.7
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
113
162.4
2016 Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
68
98.5
2016 Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation
88
126.1
2016 Doom
95
136.7
2016 F1 2016
91
131.0
2016 Total War: Warhammer
78
112.4
2016 Battlefield 1
89
127.6
2016 Overwatch
84
120.0
2016 Dishonored 2
84
120.3
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
70
101.3
2015 Rocket League
107
153.1
2015 Need For Speed
90
129.7
2015 Project CARS
90
129.7
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
92
132.5
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
197
282.2
2009 League of Legends
131
188.3
RX Vega 56 with i7-7700K at 1080p and Low Quality settings

RX Vega 56 Specifications

RX Vega 56 Board Design

Board NumberD050-03
Length10.5 inches 267 mm
Outputs1x HDMI3x DisplayPort
Power Connectors2x 8-pin
Slot WidthDual-slot
TDP210 W

RX Vega 56 Clock Speeds

Boost Clock1474 MHz
GPU Clock1138 MHz
Memory Clock800 MHz 1600 MHz effective

RX Vega 56 Graphics Card

Bus InterfacePCIe 3.0 x16
GenerationVega (RX Vega)
Launch Price399 USD
ProductionActive
Release DateAug 14th, 2017

RX Vega 56 Graphics Features

DirectX12.0 (12_1)
OpenCL2
OpenGL4.6
Shader Model6.1
Vulkan1.1.82

RX Vega 56 Graphics Processor

ArchitectureGCN 5.0
Die Size510 mm²
GPU NameVega 10
GPU VariantVega 10 XL (215-0894216)
Process Size14 nm
Transistors12,500 million

RX Vega 56 Memory

Bandwidth409.6 GB/s
Memory Bus2048 bit
Memory Size8192 MB
Memory TypeHBM2

RX Vega 56 Render Config

Compute Units56
ROPs64
Shading Units3584
TMUs224

RX Vega 56 Theoretical Performance

FP16 (half) performance21,131 GFLOPS (2:1)
FP32 (float) performance10,566 GFLOPS
FP64 (double) performance660.4 GFLOPS (1:16)
Pixel Rate94.34 GPixel/s
Texture Rate330.2 GTexel/s

Critics Reviews

• See the AMD Radeon RX Vega 64 at Best Buy The Verdict If this were two separate reviews the Vega 56 would get a higher score than the Vega 64, but since it's one review I'm labeling both of ...
Conclusion. Radeon RX Vega 56 is a close derivative of Vega 64, so its behaviors largely carry over from AMD’s flagship. The company does cut this card’s board power rating by almost 30% ...
Years in development, the new Radeon RX Vega line is finally arriving - AMD's return to the higher-end of GPU performance after concentrating its efforts more on the mainstream and budget sectors ...
Similar to AMD's Radeon RX Vega 64, the Vega 56 offers two BIOSes with corresponding power profiles that can be selected using a switch on the card. If you don't change the driver-based profiles ...
Perhaps the most telling comparison, however, is that despite the 20 percent price reduction compared to the RX Vega 64, the RX Vega 56 is slower by less than 10 percent on average.
Radeon RX Vega 56 is the second AMD Vega card launched today. It comes at an affordable 9 price point, with a slightly reduced shader count that actually improves things greatly. For example, power efficiency now trades blows with some Pascal cards, which means less heat and noise, too.
On the AMD side of things, it is the AMD Radeon RX 480, or that card's successors, the Radeon RX 580 and Radeon RX 570. Therefore, the Vega 56 should be more than adequate for today's VR ...
Conclusion (RX Vega 56) The Radeon RX Vega 56 is easily the best card of this launch. It is cooler, quieter, and more efficient than the Radeon RX Vega 64 and delivers only 10 percent less ...
The AMD Radeon RX Vega 56 is the little sister of Vega 64. It comes in at a 20% lower price than the RX Vega 64, but only has 12.5% fewer stream processors, and runs lower operating frequencies.
Meet Radeon RX Vega 56 and RX Vega 64 Brad Chacos/IDG AMD sent PCWorld every version of Vega for testing, including both the air-cooled and liquid-cooled versions of the Radeon RX Vega 64.
The AMD Radeon RX Vega 56 is an upper mid-range graphics card, intended to beat Nvidia's GeForce GTX 1070 - a job it performs admirably as the benchmarks on this page demonstrate.
AMD Radeon RX Vega 56 - the Digital Foundry verdict. If you're looking for an alternative to the GTX 1070, the bottom line is that you're generally getting around 10 to 12 per cent of additional ...
The Radeon RX Vega 56 is a high-end graphics card by AMD, launched in August 2017. Built on the 14 nm process, and based on the Vega 10 graphics processor, in its Vega 10 XL variant, the card supports DirectX 12.0.
Launching today is the AMD Radeon RX Vega 64, or just Vega 64 for short. Based on a fully enabled Vega 10 GPU, the Vega 64 will come in two physical variants: air cooled and liquid cooled.
Radeon RX Vega 56 utilizes the same Vega 10 processor found in Vega 64. It’s a 486 mm² behemoth sporting 12.5 billion transistors manufactured on GlobalFoundries’ 14LPP platform.
Vega 56 vs GTX 1070, Vega goes 6-2-2 = Winner Vega! Good job AMD, hopefully next gen you can make more headway in power efficiency. But this is a good card, even beats the factory OC 1070.
The AMD Radeon RX Vega 56 and Vega 64 preview. ... so thanks AMD! RX Vega vs. the World: a 15-round heavyweight battle ... The RX Vega 56 is the more compelling choice, given the lower price and ...

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dryeastward 9 months ago
Rx580 or vega 56 or gtx 1070
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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schoolsunkindness 9 months ago
Should I buy the RX Vega 56 over the GTX 1070?
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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conclusiongigabyte 9 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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