AMD’s Radeon RX Vega 56 Graphics Card Is Allegedly Faster Than A GTX 1070 – Gaming Benchmarks Leaked

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Aug 4, 2017
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Tweak Town has apparently gotten their hands on performance numbers of the Radeon RX Vega 56 graphics card. Citing their own ‘industry sources’ they list a number of benchmarks as well as the RX Vega 56’s score. Keep in mind however, that since we do not know who this industry source is that they are talking about, it is probably wise to take this with a grain of salt till confirmation from any of the usual sources. That said, I am fairly certain that TT was diligent in their vetting process and is definitely worth a story.

AMD’s Vega 56 could very well be the value leader of this generation, higher performance than the 1070 – Tweak Town report

The benchmarks were run at 2560×1440 with the AMD Radeon RX Vega 56 easily beating NVIDIA’s GeForce GTX 1070 in Battlefield 1, DOOM, Civilization 6, and even Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare. Tweak Town’s source said that Battlefield 1 was run on Ultra settings, Civ 6 was on Ultra with 4x MSAA, DOOM was at Ultra with 8x TSAA enabled, and COD:IW was running on its High preset. The test rig had an Intel Core i7-7700K @ 4.2GHz coupled with 16GB of DDR4-3000MHz RAM.

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  • Battlefield 1: 95.4FPS (GTX 1070: 72.2FPS)
  • Civilization 6: 85.1FPS (GTX 1070: 72.2FPS)
  • DOOM: 101.2FPS (GTX 1070: 84.6FPS)
  • COD:IW: 99.9FPS (GTX 1070: 92.1FPS)

The RX Vega 56, as the name suggests, has 56 CUs with a stream processor count of 3,584. The Radeon RX Vega 56 will also feature 8 GB of HBM2 VRAM which will deliver a rated bandwidth of 410 GB/s along a 2048-bit bus interface. It will  be using HBM2 just like its big brother and will retail for $$399. The chip will feature a total compute horsepower of 10.5 TFLOPs (FP32) and will feature a TDP of 210W which will be provided through an 8 and 6 pin power connector configuration.

This means that it is competitively priced to go against the GTX 1070 which originally retailed for $449. If these numbers are true than we are easily looking at one of the performance per $ leaders of this generation. Just like the R9 290 and the Fury, it looks like AMD has reserved the value sweet spot for the second most powerful GPU in its lineup.

The default clocks on the Vega 56 are at 1471 MHz for the boost, which is significantly lower than the Vega 64 Liquid Cooled edition at 1677 MHz. This implies that with proper aftermarket cooling on the reference edition (or the custom variants themselves) AMD has left quite a lot of room for overclocking support on the brand new Vega GPU. In any case, if this report is true, then we should see NVIDIA shedding price on the 1070 and probably the 1080 as well to make it more competitive with the Vega 56.

AMD Radeon RX Vega 64 and Vega 56 Graphics Card Lineup:

Graphics Card AMD Radeon R9 Fury X AMD Radeon RX Vega Nano AMD Radeon RX Vega 56 Reference AMD Radeon RX Vega 64 Reference AMD Radeon RX Vega 64 Limited AMD Radeon RX Vega 64 Liquid
GPU Fiji XT Vega 10 Vega 10 Vega 10 Vega 10 Vega 10
Process Node 28nm 14nm FinFET 14nm FinFET 14nm FinFET 14nm FinFET 14nm FinFET
Compute Units 64 TBD 56 64 64 64
Stream Processors 4096 TBD 3584 4096 4096 4096
Raster Operators 64 64 64 64 64 64
Texture Mapping Units 256 TBD 224 256 256 256
Clock Speed (Base) 1000 MHz TBD 1156 MHz 1247 MHz 1247 MHz 1406 MHz
Clock Speed (Max) 1050 MHz TBD 1471 MHz 1546 MHz 1546 MHz 1677 MHz
FP32 Compute 8.6 TFLOPs TBD 10.5 TFLOPs 12.6 TFLOPs 12.6 TFLOPs 13.7 TFLOPs
FP16 Compute 8.6 TFLOPs TBD 21.0 TFLOPs 25.2 TFLOPs 25.2 TFLOPs 27.4 TFLOPs
Memory (VRAM) 4 GB HBM1 8 GB HBM2 8 GB HBM2 8 GB HBM2 8 GB HBM2 8 GB HBM2
Memory Bus 4096 bit 2048 bit 2048 bit 2048 bit 2048 bit 2048 bit
Bandwidth 512 GB/s TBD 410 GB/s 484 GB/s 484 GB/s 484 GB/s
TDP 275W 150W 210W 295W 295W 350W
Price $649 TBD $399
($499 US Actual)
$499
($599 US Actual)
$599 $699
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