RX Vega 56 with i7-960 benchmarks at Ultra 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. This combination between RX Vega 56 and Intel Core i7-960 @ 3.20GHz is going to cause serious bottlenecks in many games and cause severe FPS loss. 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 i7-960 benchmarks at Ultra 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 i7-960 @ 3.20GHz ($99.99)
CPU Impact on FPS -32.4 FPS
CPU Impact on FPS % -30.0%
Benchmark Quality Settings Ultra Quality Settings
Average 1080p Performance 68.9 FPS
Average 1440p Performance 51.3 FPS
Average 4K Performance 30.1 FPS
Memory 8 GB
1080p Cost Per Frame $ 5.8
1440p Cost Per Frame $ 7.8
4K Cost Per Frame $ 13.3
Series RX Vega 56
Overall Combination Score 73/100 Very Good

Game Performance at Ultra Quality settings

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Resolution 1920x1080

1% Low [Min FPS] Average FPS
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
49
76.0
2019 Anthem
28
44.1
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
42
64.6
2019 Resident Evil 2
50
77.3
2019 Metro Exodus
22
34.4
2019 World War Z
52
80.9
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
54
84.3
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
23
36.7
2018 Final Fantasy XV
32
49.8
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
36
55.9
2018 Forza Horizon 4
37
58.0
2018 Fallout 76
43
66.3
2018 Hitman 2
33
51.8
2018 Just Cause 4
32
49.8
2018 Monster Hunter: World
34
53.5
2018 Battlefield V
52
80.3
2017 Dawn of War III
42
65.8
2017 Ghost Recon Wildlands
29
44.6
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
24
37.3
2017 Destiny 2
53
82.3
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
30
46.3
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
37
58.0
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
44
68.8
2017 For Honor
59
91.8
2017 Project CARS 2
42
65.0
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
51
78.8
2016 Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
32
50.5
2016 Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation
33
50.8
2016 Doom
76
117.6
2016 F1 2016
45
69.1
2016 Total War: Warhammer
41
63.8
2016 Battlefield 1
56
87.1
2016 Overwatch
58
90.0
2016 Dishonored 2
30
47.4
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
35
54.5
2015 Rocket League
174
267.8
2015 Need For Speed
48
74.3
2015 Project CARS
46
71.2
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
87
133.6
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
119
183.7
2009 League of Legends
224
344.3

Resolution 2560x1440

1% Low [Min FPS] Average FPS
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
36
56.7
2019 Anthem
22
35.0
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
32
50.2
2019 Resident Evil 2
33
52.1
2019 Metro Exodus
17
26.7
2019 World War Z
38
59.0
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
34
53.2
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
15
23.5
2018 Final Fantasy XV
23
35.3
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
24
37.3
2018 Forza Horizon 4
31
49.0
2018 Fallout 76
36
56.7
2018 Hitman 2
22
33.8
2018 Just Cause 4
23
36.7
2018 Monster Hunter: World
24
37.4
2018 Battlefield V
38
59.4
2017 Dawn of War III
38
58.3
2017 Ghost Recon Wildlands
25
39.8
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
22
33.8
2017 Destiny 2
45
70.5
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
23
35.3
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
24
37.7
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
32
49.8
2017 For Honor
34
53.5
2017 Project CARS 2
29
45.8
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
46
71.2
2016 Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
22
34.2
2016 Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation
27
41.9
2016 Doom
53
81.5
2016 F1 2016
40
62.1
2016 Total War: Warhammer
30
47.3
2016 Battlefield 1
42
65.4
2016 Overwatch
40
61.9
2016 Dishonored 2
26
40.5
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
24
37.8
2015 Rocket League
74
114.8
2015 Need For Speed
37
57.4
2015 Project CARS
35
54.3
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
56
86.5
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
99
153.1
2009 League of Legends
124
191.3

Resolution 3840x2160

1% Low [Min FPS] Average FPS
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
19
30.4
2019 Anthem
12
19.0
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
17
26.6
2019 Resident Evil 2
16
25.7
2019 Metro Exodus
11
16.9
2019 World War Z
22
34.0
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
14
22.8
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
10
16.6
2018 Final Fantasy XV
13
20.7
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
12
19.4
2018 Forza Horizon 4
21
32.5
2018 Fallout 76
20
31.0
2018 Hitman 2
13
20.1
2018 Just Cause 4
12
19.2
2018 Monster Hunter: World
11
17.9
2018 Battlefield V
21
32.5
2017 Dawn of War III
19
29.7
2017 Ghost Recon Wildlands
15
23.9
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
14
22.1
2017 Destiny 2
23
35.3
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
13
20.1
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
13
20.3
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
22
34.4
2017 For Honor
17
26.7
2017 Project CARS 2
24
38.3
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
38
59.6
2016 Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
11
17.9
2016 Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation
23
35.9
2016 Doom
27
42.8
2016 F1 2016
25
39.1
2016 Total War: Warhammer
17
27.0
2016 Battlefield 1
24
36.9
2016 Overwatch
20
32.0
2016 Dishonored 2
21
32.2
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
12
19.8
2015 Rocket League
34
53.5
2015 Need For Speed
24
38.3
2015 Project CARS
24
38.3
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
26
40.1
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
89
137.7
2009 League of Legends
49
76.5
RX Vega 56 with i7-960 at 1080p and Ultra Quality settings
RX Vega 56 with i7-960 at 1440p and Ultra Quality settings
RX Vega 56 with i7-960 at 4K and Ultra 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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spraychicago 6 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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firefoxbarnaby 6 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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firefoxbarnaby 6 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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casuallythinning 6 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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