The AMD Radeon RX Vega 56 Graphics Card Review

Page 1 : The AMD Radeon RX Vega 56 Review, Specifications, Up Close

The road to Vega has been a rather long one. We first saw the AMD Vega prototype running DOOM in December 2016. Not unlike a baby, it took AMD nine months to give birth to the AMD Radeon RX Vega. Today, we are going to take a close look at the AMD Radeon RX Vega 56 (Price Check) graphics card that is designed to take on the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070. Let’s see how it performs!

The AMD Radeon RX Vega 56 graphics card review

 

The AMD Radeon RX Vega 56 Specification Comparison

This table compares the specifications of the AMD Radeon RX Vega 56 against those of its rival, the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070.

SpecificationsAMD Radeon RX Vega 56NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070
GPUVega 10NVIDIA GP104
Stream Processors35841920
Textures Per Clock224120
Pixels Per Clock6464
Base Clock Speed1156 MHz1506 MHz
Boost Clock Speed1471 MHz1683 MHz
Texture Fillrate258.9~329.5 GT/s180.7~202.0 GT/s
Pixel Fillrate74.0~94.1 GP/s96.4~107.7 GP/s
Graphics Memory8 GB HBM28 GB GDDR5
Graphics Memory Bus Width2048-bit256-bit
Graphics Memory Speed800 MHz2000 MHz
Graphics Memory Bandwidth409.6 GB/s256.0 GB/s
TDP210 W150 W
Launch Prices$399$379
$449 (Founder's Edition)

 

The AMD Radeon RX Vega 56 Up Close

The AMD Radeon RX Vega 56 (Price Check) looks exactly like the AMD Radeon RX 480, just longer. It has the same black shroud design that debuted with that Polaris-based card.

The NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 still offers a dual-linked DVI port, but the AMD Radeon RX Vega skips that for three DisplayPorts and a single HDMI 2.0b port.

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