Average Bench: 85.1% (35th of 642)

Based on 66,830 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]

Very good average bench

The AMD RX Vega-56 averaged just 14.9% 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) 290fps
Avg. NBody particle system (Galaxy) 325fps

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the AMD RX Vega-56 is just 18.3%. 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) 223fps
Avg. Parallax occlusion mapping (Stones) 484fps
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Average Bench

(Based on 66,830 samples)
Min Avg Max
81.8 Lighting 290 352
188 Reflection 223 238
417 Parallax 484 567
76.2% 332 fps
Min Avg Max
174 MRender 182 191
290 Gravity 325 369
270 Splatting 287 302
85.9% 265 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: 20.4.2
Lighting 347
Reflection 228
Parallax 556
91% 377 fps
MRender 184
Gravity 363
Splatting 289
94% 279 fps
CLim: 1590 MHz, MLim: 800 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 20.8.3
Lighting 309
Reflection 231
Parallax 502
81% 348 fps
MRender 184
Gravity 319
Splatting 289
85% 264 fps
CLim: 1590 MHz, MLim: 900 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 20.Q3.1
Lighting 294
Reflection 220
Parallax 465
77% 326 fps
MRender 185
Gravity 313
Splatting 283
83% 261 fps
CLim: 1670 MHz, MLim: 800 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 20.8.2
Lighting 0.1
Reflection 226
Parallax 502
0% 243 fps
MRender 183
Gravity 320
Splatting 285
85% 263 fps
CLim: 1622 MHz, MLim: 800 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 20.4.2
Lighting 273
Reflection 230
Parallax 460
72% 321 fps
MRender 178
Gravity 289
Splatting 282
77% 250 fps
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Hardware Id Samples Bench ± SD Model / Price (Approx. $400 @ launch in Aug '17)
Sapphire(1DA2 E376) 23% 87% ± 6%
Sapphire RX Vega 56 8GB Pulse
11276-02-40G
AmazonUS $39525 days
MSI(1462 3681) 18% 82% ± 4%
MSI RX Vega 56 8GB Gaming Air Boost
RX Vega 56 Air Boost 8G OC
AmazonUS $58111 mins
Asus(1043 0555) 13% 90% ± 4%
PowerColor(148C 2388) 11% 87% ± 5%
Gigabyte(1458 230C) 10% 88% ± 4%
Gigabyte RX Vega 56 8GB OC
GV-RXVEGA56GAMING OC-8GD
AMD(1002 0B36) 9% 79% ± 4%
ASRock(1849 1001) 9% 83% ± 5%
ASRock RX Vega 56 8GB Phantom Gaming X
90-GA0900-00UANF
AMD(1002 6B76) 3% 80% ± 5%
Sapphire RX Vega 56 8GB
21276-00-20G
AmazonUS $59911 days
XFX RX Vega 56 8GB
RX-VEGMLBFX6
Gigabyte RX Vega 56 8GB
GV-RXVEGA56-8GD-B
Sapphire(1DA2 E37F) 2% 90% ± 4%
XFX(1682 9C30) 2% 80% ± 4%
PwrHis(1787 2388) 0% 80% ± 0%
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Gaming
Gaming 76%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 88%
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Workstation
Workstation 72%
Battleship

Motherboard: Asus ROG STRIX B450-F GAMING - $130

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 64% - Good Total price: $881

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 Comments

Added 2 years ago.

Excellent (edit your comment) Add link

7 days ago.

Available used around $180 which makes it unbeatable. I was even able to pick mine up for $175.


Excellent

1 day ago.

Just a little loud, but its super nice for this little money you pay.


Excellent

2 months ago.

Best value. Very balanced because of memory.


Excellent

1 month ago.

Amazing card, as long as you gfet samsung memory you are getting a darn good deal, better than an RTX2060/ GTX1070 better than an RX5700, got mine for $200cad, msi blower model undervolted memory at 925 not to stress it even though its samsung and undervolted, way happier with the vega56 tan the gtx1070 personally i like the MSI version sincew they have goood RMA


Good

1 month ago.

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


Excellent

8 months ago.

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


Excellent

10 months ago.

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


Good

14 months ago.

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


Good

18 days 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!


Excellent

3 months ago.

Very good at running half life alyx at ultra speeds


Good

30 days ago.

I got it for 250 EUR and it was the best deal of my life.


Excellent

5 months ago.

It is pretty much the go-to card for around 200€. What's nice is that it also gives you compute performance.


Excellent

2 months ago.

buy used for working every game


Excellent

7 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)


Good

29 days ago.

as i have been using it for a year and i think it is way better


Excellent

9 months ago.

Better then RTX 2060 for 30 euros more


Excellent

4 months ago.

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


Excellent

2 months ago.

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


Average

29 days ago.

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


Excellent

10 months ago.

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


Excellent

15 months ago.

Has best value for its cost and its effectiveness is quite high (High End GPU).


Excellent

6 months ago.

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


Good

10 months ago.


Excellent

11 months ago.

Undervolt and get the best out of it!


Excellent

12 months 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!


Average

2 months ago.

vega 56 ref good competiror for 1660 ti or 1070 at 2020 but hot


Excellent

15 months ago.

AMAZING value, good for a lot of purpose's


Excellent

10 months ago.

So much potential with a 64 BIOS


Excellent

18 months ago.

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


Good

16 months ago.

Currently a decent bang for your buck


Excellent

11 months ago.

Powerful GPU with excellent value.


Excellent

2 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

20 months 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

11 months 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

8 months ago.

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


Excellent

2 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

15 months ago.

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


Excellent

15 months ago.

A bit too loud, but otherwise a good card


Excellent

13 months ago.

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


Good

13 months 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

6 months ago.

Vega 64 Performance with less Power consumption After DV OC


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