Average Bench: 78% (76th of 692)

Based on 92,053 user benchmarks.  Device: 1002 687F 56 Models: Radeon RX Vega, Radeon(TM) RX Vega

The Radeon RX Vega 56 is the weakest member of AMD's Vega GPU family. The Vega architecture is built on 14 nm silicon and contains next-generation compute units (nCUs). Each NCU houses 64 steam processors, of which the Vega 56 has 3584 vs. 4096 in the Vega 64. The new architecture employs 8GB of second generation high-bandwidth memory (HBM2). In terms of compatibility all of the games we tested were fine apart from GTAV where enabling reflection MSAA resulted in very poor, almost matt, reflection fidelity (the same bug appeared on several Navi and Vega cards). Although the Vega 56 has 12.5% less processing units, users have found that by flashing an RX 64 BIOS into an RX 56 card allows a 10% increase in OC headroom which effectively brings a BIOS flashed RX 56 onto par with a stock RX 64 and just 12.5% slower than a fully overclocked RX 64. All of this OC headroom is great on paper but in the real world the reference Vega 56 is far too noisy. Hair dryer levels of noise at stock clocks are unacceptable for most users. Provided you are partially deaf or happy to use noise canceling headphones the Vega 56 “can” deliver levels of performance that approach an RTX 2060 but prices need to drop below $200 before the Vega 56 is competitive. [Nov '19 GPUPro]

Good average bench

The AMD RX Vega-56 averaged 21.9% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the AMD RX Vega-56 near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. Locally-deformable PRT (Bat) 98.3fps
Avg. NBody particle system (Galaxy) 114fps

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the AMD RX Vega-56 is just 13.1%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the AMD RX Vega-56 performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. High dynamic range lighting (Teapot) 105fps
Avg. Parallax occlusion mapping (Stones) 155fps
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Average Bench

(Based on 92,053 samples)
Min Avg Max
89.4 Lighting 98.3 109
98.1 Reflection 105 112
138 Parallax 155 175
80.1% 120 fps
Min Avg Max
82.7 MRender 88.6 94.1
103 Gravity 114 128
71.3 Splatting 74.5 77.6
74.1% 92.4 fps
User Benchmarks Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
The fastest GPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
CLim: 1590 MHz, MLim: 800 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 22.11.2
Lighting 104
Reflection 109
Parallax 161
84% 125 fps
MRender 91.8
Gravity 121
Splatting 76
77% 96.1 fps
CLim: 1590 MHz, MLim: 800 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 22.20.27.07
Lighting 104
Reflection 108
Parallax 159
85% 124 fps
MRender 90.6
Gravity 117
Splatting 75.6
76% 94.4 fps
CLim: 1590 MHz, MLim: 800 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 22.20.27.07
Lighting 102
Reflection 105
Parallax 157
83% 122 fps
MRender 88.8
Gravity 116
Splatting 74.8
74% 93 fps
CLim: 1590 MHz, MLim: 800 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 22.11.2
Lighting 95.3
Reflection 106
Parallax 147
78% 116 fps
MRender 88.5
Gravity 109
Splatting 74.7
73% 90.9 fps
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Hardware Id Samples Bench ± SD Model / Price (MSRP ≈ $400 @ launch in Aug '17)
Sapphire(1DA2 E376) 23% 79% ± 4%
Sapphire RX Vega 56 8GB Pulse
11276-02-40G
AmazonUS $4362 years
MSI(1462 3681) 20% 76% ± 4%
MSI RX Vega 56 8GB Gaming Air Boost
RX Vega 56 Air Boost 8G OC
AmazonUS $17019 days
Asus(1043 0555) 19% 80% ± 4%
PowerColor(148C 2388) 9% 79% ± 4%
AMD(1002 0B36) 8% 75% ± 4%
Gigabyte(1458 230C) 8% 80% ± 3%
Gigabyte RX Vega 56 8GB OC
GV-RXVEGA56GAMING OC-8GD
ASRock(1849 1001) 6% 74% ± 5%
ASRock RX Vega 56 8GB Phantom Gaming X
90-GA0900-00UANF
AMD(1002 6B76) 3% 75% ± 5%
Sapphire RX Vega 56 8GB
21276-00-20G
AmazonUS $69914 days
XFX RX Vega 56 8GB
RX-VEGMLBFX6
Gigabyte RX Vega 56 8GB
GV-RXVEGA56-8GD-B
Sapphire(1DA2 E37F) 2% 80% ± 2%
XFX(1682 9C30) 0% 74% ± 1%
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Gaming 62%
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Desktop 80%
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Workstation
Workstation 56%
Gunboat

Motherboard: MSI B450 Tomahawk - $130

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 Comments

Added 5 years ago.

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7 days ago.

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running one monitor ill hop into a game and often as not ill play for a minute or 30 and the card will black screen on my ryzen rig and then i have to restart the entire pc to get it to work again so yeah mid game ill either get the black screen or the blue screen saying "thread stuck" maybe 50% of the time now when it actually works its not bad if it would actually work and this is on every game ive played from elder scrolls to wot its just ridiculous —Mar '21


Good

17 months ago.

Best value. Very balanced because of memory.


Good

1 month ago.

j'ai une 780 TI et du coup quand je vois les caractéristiques de la bête bah ....


Good

3 years ago.

good gpu for its price and is as just good as any 1070 gtx which has atleast $100 more in price


Excellent

3 months ago.

a great card for the money, it´s awesome with AMD new drivers!


Excellent

12 days ago.

2 year old card, bougth for low price and still pretty nasty


Good

2 months ago.

Goes head to head with GTX1080 and RTX2060. Slightly surpasses them if undervolted and overclcoked. Almost forgot it costs at least 100€ less. Love it!


Poor

17 months ago.

Very good at running half life alyx at ultra speeds


Terrible

10 months ago.

the card black screens mid game and the software doesnt work making it unusable since it overheats


Poor

7 days ago.

buy used for working every game


Terrible

23 months ago.

Got it for 249€ (half the original price) , works like a charm and packs a real punch (equivalent with Nvidia is 1070 ti)


Excellent

2 years ago.

This card is use for heavy load.


Terrible

2 months ago.

It is trully a good graphics card. 100x better then the scam geforce gtx series


Excellent

2 years ago.

Good for its price. But not a very fast GPU anymore.


Excellent

1 month ago.

much cheaper than 1070 and better performance at everything other than CSGO


Excellent

3 years ago.

in 2019 the price has got as low as 200 dollars and that makes it a great performance for the price.


Average

6 months ago.

Now it's too slow. May be can be used at HD playing


Excellent

2 years ago.

Got it not too long ago for 1440p gaming, runs everything on ultra/very high with 16GB DRR3 and i5 4670k @4,6Ghz


Excellent

3 years ago.

Undervolt and get the best out of it!


Good

3 years ago.


Excellent

3 years ago.

i have this card and it still runs all the games just great! i would recommend the RX 5700 series for modern, more intensive gaming instead, as a late buy it's still good!


Excellent

3 years ago.

AMAZING value, good for a lot of purpose's


Good

18 months ago.

Good GTX 1070 alternative if you can find it for a good price, will suck up more power than a 1070 though.


Average

17 months ago.

Got the asrock edition for cheap and it was quite okay for "rendering" gpu in my workstation pc, but it was damn too loud


Excellent

3 years ago.

I have a small company called powercolor. Regardless of what I throw at it the temps stay very very cool.


Good

3 years ago.

Currently a decent bang for your buck


Excellent

3 years ago.

Powerful GPU with excellent value.


Excellent

5 years ago.

Full disclosure, my Vega 64 is a Vega 56 running the Vega 64 BIOS. After flashing I feel as though I got a much better GPU than AMD intended. With the voltage bump on the HBM2 I can stay super stable at 1020mhz and with some substantial undervolting my Vega 56 performs above Vega 64 stock speeds and trades blows with the GTX 1080 in some games. The reference design is very robust overclocks nicely (albeit loudly). A desperately needed entry in AMDs line-up for those of us with Freesync monitors.


Good

4 years ago.

Great card for the price. Got it open box at micro Center for 330. Preforms well, I haven't flashed the 64 BIOS or undervolted it yet but I likely will in the future. This wasn't the game changer that many wanted it to be though.


Excellent

3 years ago.

took a bit of tweaking and troubleshooting to get it to fully OC and undervolt but when you find your cards sweet spot this thing is a monster at 1440p gaming on ultra settings. stays cool and quiet with custom fan curves a good card for those who love tweaking every setting possible on a gpu not a good card for people who just want to plug and play.


Excellent

3 years ago.

awesome card if you get a leveled die and custom cooler, otherwise don't bother.


Excellent

4 years ago.

Love this card, I have the Strix version and its rock solid at 1100mv 1652mhz with memory at 920mhz. My benchmarks place it right next to a 3rd party GTX1080. I upgraded from 2 RX580s in Crossfire.


Excellent

3 years ago.

This thing is a GD mule, it pulls it's weight at 2k and doesn't even cry.


Excellent

3 years ago.

A bit too loud, but otherwise a good card


Excellent

3 years ago.

Newegg's stuff should be on here, cause the $270 ASRock Vega 56 is amazing for the price.


Good

3 years ago.

Best bang-for-your-buck GPU at the time of writing (August, 2019). The RX 5700 and 5700 XT cards are good options as well, but the Vega 56 outdoes them in value-ratio by a bit, and it's good enough for my purposes. To compare those two more directly, the 5700 XT is 34% faster for 60% higher ($250- $400) cost: https://gpu.userbenchmark.com/Compare/AMD-RX-Vega-56-vs-AMD-RX-5700-XT/3938vs4045 Nvidia has some good offering in the 2070 Super and such, but I prefer AMD because they work with all FreeSync monitors, which are substantially cheaper than the Nvidia GSync compatible ones. (Yes, I know Nvidia GPUs support a handful of FreeSync monitors now, but that list so far only includes some of the overpriced/fancier monitor models.)


Good

2 years ago.

Vega 64 Performance with less Power consumption After DV OC


Excellent

6 months ago.

It works with plenty of fps


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