RX Vega 56 with Q9500 1080p, 1440p, 4K benchmarks at Ultra Quality

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 Core2 Quad Q9500 @ 2.83GHz 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 Q9500 1080p, 1440p, 4K benchmarks at Ultra Quality
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 Core2 Quad Q9500 @ 2.83GHz ($34.99)
CPU Impact on FPS -42.5 FPS
CPU Impact on FPS % -40.0%
Benchmark Quality Settings Ultra Quality Settings
Average 1080p Performance 56.4 FPS
Average 1440p Performance 41.8 FPS
Average 4K Performance 24.5 FPS
Memory 8 GB
1080p Cost Per Frame $ 7.1
1440p Cost Per Frame $ 9.6
4K Cost Per Frame $ 16.3
Series RX Vega 56
Variant AMD Radeon RX Vega 56
Overall Combination Score 67/100 Good

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.

Assassin's Creed Odyssey (2018)

Ultra Quality

Resolution 1920x1080

Year Graphics Card Price Frames Per Second
2019 AMD Radeon RX 5700 $ 349
63.0 FPS
2019 NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 SUPER $ 400
60.0 FPS
2016 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 $ 499
59.8 FPS
2017 AMD Radeon RX Vega 64 $ 499
57.0 FPS
2017 AMD Radeon RX Vega 56 $ 399
28.3 FPS
2019 NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 $ 350
54.4 FPS
2017 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Ti $ 409
53.0 FPS
2019 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti $ 279
50.3 FPS
2016 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 $ 399
47.0 FPS
2019 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER $ 229
47.0 FPS
2019 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 $ 220
44.3 FPS
2018 AMD Radeon RX 590 $ 279
43.5 FPS

The RX Vega 56 sits between the RX Vega 64 and the RTX 2060, falling slower than RX Vega 64 by 1.4% and faster than RTX 2060 by 3.3%. It has an average relative performance against every graphics card here. Its results are actually indistinguishable from those of the RX Vega 64. Against its rival - the GTX 1070 Ti, the RX Vega 56 is much slower. Compared to its higher sibling, the RX Vega 56 was much slower than the RX Vega 64 by more than 20%.

Forza Horizon 4 (2018)

Ultra Quality

Resolution 1920x1080

Year Graphics Card Price Frames Per Second
2019 NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 SUPER $ 400
121.0 FPS
2016 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 $ 499
117.0 FPS
2019 NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 $ 350
111.1 FPS
2017 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Ti $ 409
105.0 FPS
2019 AMD Radeon RX 5700 $ 349
100.8 FPS
2019 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti $ 279
99.8 FPS
2016 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 $ 399
96.0 FPS
2019 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER $ 229
94.0 FPS
2017 AMD Radeon RX Vega 64 $ 499
91.0 FPS
2017 AMD Radeon RX Vega 56 $ 399
44.8 FPS
2019 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 $ 220
87.8 FPS
2018 AMD Radeon RX 590 $ 279
75.5 FPS

The RX Vega 56 sits between the RX Vega 64 and the GTX 1660, falling slower than RX Vega 64 by 2.2% and faster than GTX 1660 by 1.4%. It has below average relative performance against every graphics card here. Its results are actually indistinguishable from those of the RX Vega 64. Against its rival - the GTX 1070 Ti, the RX Vega 56 is much slower. Compared to its higher sibling, the RX Vega 56 was much slower than the RX Vega 64 by more than 20%.

Shadow of the Tomb Raider (2018)

Ultra Quality

Resolution 1920x1080

Year Graphics Card Price Frames Per Second
2019 AMD Radeon RX 5700 $ 349
99.8 FPS
2019 NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 SUPER $ 400
94.0 FPS
2016 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 $ 499
91.0 FPS
2017 AMD Radeon RX Vega 64 $ 499
90.0 FPS
2017 AMD Radeon RX Vega 56 $ 399
43.1 FPS
2019 NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 $ 350
85.7 FPS
2017 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Ti $ 409
84.0 FPS
2019 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti $ 279
79.8 FPS
2019 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER $ 229
75.0 FPS
2016 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 $ 399
74.0 FPS
2018 AMD Radeon RX 590 $ 279
71.9 FPS
2019 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 $ 220
70.2 FPS

The RX Vega 56 sits between the RX Vega 64 and the RTX 2060, falling slower than RX Vega 64 by 5% and faster than RTX 2060 by 0%. It has an average relative performance against every graphics card here. Against its rival - the GTX 1070 Ti, the RX Vega 56 is much slower. Compared to its higher sibling, the RX Vega 56 was much slower than the RX Vega 64 by more than 20%.

PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds (2017)

Ultra Quality

Resolution 1920x1080

Year Graphics Card Price Frames Per Second
2019 NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 SUPER $ 400
100.0 FPS
2016 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 $ 499
95.0 FPS
2019 NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 $ 350
92.6 FPS
2017 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Ti $ 409
85.0 FPS
2019 AMD Radeon RX 5700 $ 349
80.8 FPS
2019 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti $ 279
80.8 FPS
2016 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 $ 399
80.0 FPS
2019 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER $ 229
76.0 FPS
2017 AMD Radeon RX Vega 64 $ 499
73.0 FPS
2019 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 $ 220
71.1 FPS
2017 AMD Radeon RX Vega 56 $ 399
35.7 FPS
2018 AMD Radeon RX 590 $ 279
56.0 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 26.8%. It falls short in relative performance against most of the graphics card here. Its results are actually indistinguishable from those of the GTX 1660. Against its rival - the GTX 1070 Ti, the RX Vega 56 is much slower. Compared to its higher sibling, the RX Vega 56 was much slower than the RX Vega 64 by more than 20%.

Battlefield V (2018)

Ultra Quality

Resolution 1920x1080

Year Graphics Card Price Frames Per Second
2019 AMD Radeon RX 5700 $ 349
137.6 FPS
2017 AMD Radeon RX Vega 64 $ 499
125.0 FPS
2017 AMD Radeon RX Vega 56 $ 399
61.9 FPS
2016 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 $ 499
121.0 FPS
2019 NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 SUPER $ 400
120.0 FPS
2019 NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 $ 350
114.6 FPS
2017 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Ti $ 409
111.0 FPS
2019 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti $ 279
105.4 FPS
2018 AMD Radeon RX 590 $ 279
103.5 FPS
2016 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 $ 399
99.0 FPS
2019 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER $ 229
99.0 FPS
2019 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 $ 220
92.8 FPS

The RX Vega 56 sits between the RX Vega 64 and the GTX 1080, falling slower than RX Vega 64 by 1.5% and faster than GTX 1080 by 1.7%. It has a strong relative performance against every graphics card here. The RX Vega 56's performance in this game hovers around the 60fps mark. Its results are actually indistinguishable from those of the RX Vega 64. Against its rival - the GTX 1070 Ti, the RX Vega 56 is much slower. Compared to its higher sibling, the RX Vega 56 was much slower than the RX Vega 64 by more than 20%.

Game Performance at Ultra Quality settings

Change Quality Settings

Resolution 1920x1080

1% Low [Min FPS] Average FPS
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
29
58.6
2019 Anthem
17
34.0
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
25
49.8
2019 Resident Evil 2
29
59.6
2019 Metro Exodus
13
26.6
2019 World War Z
31
62.4
2019 Gears of War 5
19
39.7
2019 F1 2019
25
49.8
2019 GreedFall
22
44.9
2019 Borderlands 3
15
31.5
2019 Call of Duty Modern Warfare
30
60.6
2019 Red Dead Redemption 2
11
23.3
2019 Need For Speed: Heat
18
36.7
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
32
65.0
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
14
28.3
2018 Final Fantasy XV
19
38.4
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
21
43.1
2018 Forza Horizon 4
22
44.8
2018 Fallout 76
25
51.1
2018 Hitman 2
20
40.0
2018 Just Cause 4
19
38.4
2018 Monster Hunter: World
20
41.3
2018 Strange Brigade
32
63.9
2018 Battlefield V
31
61.9
2017 Dawn of War III
25
50.7
2017 Ghost Recon Wildlands
17
34.4
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
14
28.8
2017 Destiny 2
31
63.5
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
17
35.7
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
22
44.8
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
26
53.1
2017 For Honor
35
70.8
2017 Project CARS 2
25
50.1
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
30
60.7
2016 Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
19
39.0
2016 Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation
19
39.2
2016 Doom
45
90.7
2016 F1 2016
26
53.3
2016 Total War: Warhammer
24
49.2
2016 Battlefield 1
33
67.1
2016 Overwatch
34
69.4
2016 Dishonored 2
18
36.6
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
21
42.0
2015 Rocket League
103
206.5
2015 Need For Speed
28
57.3
2015 Project CARS
27
54.9
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
51
103.0
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
71
141.7
2009 League of Legends
133
265.5

Resolution 2560x1440

1% Low [Min FPS] Average FPS
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
21
43.7
2019 Anthem
13
27.0
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
19
38.7
2019 Resident Evil 2
20
40.2
2019 Metro Exodus
10
20.6
2019 World War Z
22
45.5
2019 Gears of War 5
14
28.8
2019 F1 2019
17
35.3
2019 GreedFall
16
32.4
2019 Borderlands 3
11
22.1
2019 Call of Duty Modern Warfare
21
43.7
2019 Red Dead Redemption 2
9
19.1
2019 Need For Speed: Heat
14
28.8
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
20
41.0
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
9
18.2
2018 Final Fantasy XV
13
27.3
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
14
28.8
2018 Forza Horizon 4
19
37.8
2018 Fallout 76
21
43.7
2018 Hitman 2
13
26.1
2018 Just Cause 4
14
28.3
2018 Monster Hunter: World
14
28.9
2018 Strange Brigade
22
44.6
2018 Battlefield V
23
45.8
2017 Dawn of War III
22
45.0
2017 Ghost Recon Wildlands
15
30.7
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
13
26.1
2017 Destiny 2
27
54.4
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
13
27.3
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
14
29.1
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
19
38.4
2017 For Honor
20
41.3
2017 Project CARS 2
17
35.4
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
27
54.9
2016 Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
13
26.4
2016 Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation
16
32.3
2016 Doom
31
62.8
2016 F1 2016
24
47.9
2016 Total War: Warhammer
18
36.5
2016 Battlefield 1
25
50.4
2016 Overwatch
23
47.7
2016 Dishonored 2
15
31.2
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
14
29.2
2015 Rocket League
44
88.5
2015 Need For Speed
22
44.3
2015 Project CARS
21
41.9
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
33
66.7
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
59
118.0
2009 League of Legends
74
147.5

Resolution 3840x2160

1% Low [Min FPS] Average FPS
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
11
23.4
2019 Anthem
7
14.7
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
10
20.5
2019 Resident Evil 2
9
19.8
2019 Metro Exodus
6
13.0
2019 World War Z
13
26.2
2019 Gears of War 5
9
18.2
2019 F1 2019
11
22.4
2019 GreedFall
6
13.3
2019 Borderlands 3
5
11.5
2019 Call of Duty Modern Warfare
13
26.0
2019 Red Dead Redemption 2
6
12.1
2019 Need For Speed: Heat
9
18.2
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
8
17.6
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
6
12.8
2018 Final Fantasy XV
7
15.9
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
7
14.9
2018 Forza Horizon 4
12
25.0
2018 Fallout 76
12
23.9
2018 Hitman 2
7
15.5
2018 Just Cause 4
7
14.8
2018 Monster Hunter: World
6
13.8
2018 Strange Brigade
12
24.2
2018 Battlefield V
12
25.0
2017 Dawn of War III
11
22.9
2017 Ghost Recon Wildlands
9
18.5
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
8
17.0
2017 Destiny 2
13
27.3
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
7
15.5
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
7
15.7
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
13
26.6
2017 For Honor
10
20.6
2017 Project CARS 2
14
29.5
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
23
46.0
2016 Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
6
13.8
2016 Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation
13
27.7
2016 Doom
16
33.0
2016 F1 2016
15
30.2
2016 Total War: Warhammer
10
20.8
2016 Battlefield 1
14
28.5
2016 Overwatch
12
24.6
2016 Dishonored 2
12
24.8
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
7
15.2
2015 Rocket League
20
41.3
2015 Need For Speed
14
29.5
2015 Project CARS
14
29.5
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
15
30.9
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
53
106.2
2009 League of Legends
29
59.0
RX Vega 56 with Q9500 at 1080p 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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pugsleyimprudent 1 year ago
Rx580 or vega 56 or gtx 1070I 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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nervousmute 1 year 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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lichentwotinos 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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