AMD
$1,000
AMD
 $1,000 

Release date: Q2 2017.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 84,123 user samples
1,711 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 99% AMD(1002 6B76)
Worst Bench: 82% AMD(1002 6B76)
Poor: 82% Great: 99%
SPEED RANK: 45th / 666
82,412 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 93% Sapphire(1DA2 E376)
Worst Bench: 72% Sapphire(1DA2 E376)
Poor: 72% Great: 93%
SPEED RANK: 54th / 666
Effective 3D Speed
Effective 3D Gaming GPU Speed
91.5 % Faster effective speed.
+11%
82.5 %
Lighting
Avg. Locally-deformable PRT (Bat)
111 fps Better lighting effects.
+12%
98.8 fps
Reflection
Avg. High dynamic range lighting (Teapot)
96.3 fps 105 fps Slightly better reflection handling.
+9%
MRender
Avg. Render target array GShader (Sphere)
87.7 fps 88.3 fps +1%
Gravity
Avg. NBody particle system (Galaxy)
121 fps Slightly faster NBody calculation.
+10%
110 fps
Lighting
Locally-deformable PRT (Bat)
121 fps Slightly better peak lighting effects.
+6%
114 fps
Reflection
High dynamic range lighting (Teapot)
109 fps 113 fps +4%
MRender
Render target array GShader (Sphere)
91.4 fps 94.2 fps +3%
Gravity
NBody particle system (Galaxy)
132 fps Slightly faster peak NBody calculation.
+6%
124 fps
Market Share
Based on 46,169,804 GPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.01 % 0.13 % Insanely higher market share.
+1,200%
Value
Value For Money
21.7 % 44.9 % Hugely better value.
+107%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
54 % 69 % More popular.
+28%
Price
Price (score)
$1,000 $436 Much cheaper.
+56%
Age
Newest
50 Months 49 Months +2%
Parallax
Parallax occlusion mapping (Stones)
189 fps +4% 182 fps
Splatting
Force Splatted Flocking (Swarm)
126 fps Much faster peak complex splatting.
+61%
78.3 fps
Parallax
Avg. Parallax occlusion mapping (Stones)
170 fps Slightly better texture detail.
+10%
155 fps
Splatting
Avg. Force Splatted Flocking (Swarm)
97.4 fps Much faster complex splatting.
+31%
74.5 fps
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The Radeon Vega Frontier Edition GPU is AMD's first graphics card with the new Vega architecture which features next-generation compute units (nCUs). AMD have designed Vega to handle the increasing data and computational demands from game creation to rendering simulations to video processing to AI. The Radeon Vega Frontier Edition comes with 64 nCUs yielding 4096 stream processors with which it can process up to 13.1 TFLOPS. Also, it has a high-bandwidth cache controller and 16GB of ultra fast HBM2 RAM and supports an 8K display. This first Vega GPU is aimed at professional workstation users and although it is not a gaming card, its game performance benchmarks are underwhelming albeit good. It broadly matches the performance of NVIDIA's now year old GTX 1080, but at nearly twice the price ($550 for the 1080 versus a list price of $1000 for the air-cooled Vega Frontier Edition). There is also a water-cooled edition of the Vega Frontier which commands an additional $500 premium on the list price. There will be gaming variants of Vega based cards available shortly and, depending on their entry price, these may prove to be more interesting to the consumer/gamer market. [Jul '17 GPUPro]

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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]

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We calculate effective 3D speed which estimates gaming performance for the top 12 games. Effective speed is adjusted by current prices to yield value for money. Our figures are checked against thousands of individual user ratings. The customizable table below combines these factors to bring you the definitive list of top GPUs. [GPUPro]

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