AMD Radeon RX Vega 56 far outperforms the NVIDIA GTX 1070

AMD Radeon RX Vega 56 is the most economical model of the new generation of dedicated graphics Radeon RX Vega, the expected series for high-end desktop computers.

AMD Radeon RX Vega 56

AMD Radeon RX Vega 56 is a slightly reduced version of the Vega 64 range top, with 56 computing units and fewer stream processors, texture units and raster units. This allows you to lower your selling price.

Still, it uses the same “Vega 10” graphic core of its older sister and includes the 8 Gbytes of dedicated HBM2 memory. As we said that lacking the corresponding performance test results, paper has features to top the charts for performance / price. A leak article puts us on track for this performance, although it should be noted that these are untested benchmarks.

The AMD Radeon Vega RX 56 was tested on a computer with Intel Core i7-7700K at 4.2 GHz, with 16 GB of DDR4-3000 memory and Windows 10 system. The tests ran at a resolution of 2K (2560 x 1440 pixels) and the results were compared to those obtained with a GTX 1070 from NVIDIA, its most direct rival:

  • Battlefield 1 (Ultra Configuration): 95.4 FPS (GTX 1070: 72.2 FPS) – 32% in favor of Vega 56
  • Civilization 6 (Ultra Configuration, 4x MSAA): 85.1 FPS (GTX 1070: 72.2 FPS) – 17% in favor of Vega 56
  • DOOM (Ultra Configuration, 8x TSAA): 101.2 FPS (GTX 1070: 84.6 FPS) – 20% in favor of Vega 56
  • Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare (High Setup): 99.9 FPS (GTX 1070: 92.1 FPS – 8% in favor of Vega 56

With these results, AMD Radeon RX Vega 56 outperforms the GTX 1070 by 20%, while it is 15% cheaper, $ 399 compared to the $ 460 average NVIDIA model price.

We lack data, the reference test is limited and the benchmarks are not verified, but it sounds good. Waiting for more information, we can conclude that AMD raises an alternative series to NVIDIA in the highest range of the consumer graphics market.

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