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AMD Radeon RX Vega 56

Graphics Processor
Vega 10
Cores
3584
TMUs
224
ROPs
64
Memory Size
8 GB
Memory Type
HBM2
Bus Width
2048 bit
GPU Chip
GPU
PCB Front
PCB Front
PCB Back
PCB Back
The Radeon RX Vega 56 is a high-end graphics card by AMD, launched in August 2017. Built on the 14 nm process, and based on the Vega 10 graphics processor, in its Vega 10 XL variant, the card supports DirectX 12.0. The Vega 10 graphics processor is a large chip with a die area of 495 mm² and 12,500 million transistors. Unlike the fully unlocked Radeon RX Vega 64, which uses the same GPU but has all 4096 shaders enabled, AMD has disabled some shading units on the Radeon RX Vega 56 to reach the product's target shader count. It features 3584 shading units, 224 texture mapping units and 64 ROPs. AMD has placed 8,192 MB HBM2 memory on the card, which are connected using a 2048-bit memory interface. The GPU is operating at a frequency of 1138 MHz, which can be boosted up to 1474 MHz, memory is running at 800 MHz.
Being a dual-slot card, the AMD Radeon RX Vega 56 draws power from 2x 8-pin power connectors, with power draw rated at 210 W maximum. Display outputs include: 1x HDMI, 3x DisplayPort. Radeon RX Vega 56 is connected to the rest of the system using a PCI-Express 3.0 x16 interface. The card measures 267 mm in length, and features a dual-slot cooling solution. Its price at launch was 399 US Dollars.

Graphics Processor

GPU Name
Vega 10
GPU Variant
Vega 10 XL
(215-0894216)
Architecture
GCN 5.0
Foundry
GlobalFoundries
Process Size
14 nm
Transistors
12,500 million
Die Size
495 mm²

Graphics Card

Release Date
Aug 14th, 2017
Generation
Vega
(RX Vega)
Production
Active
Launch Price
399 USD
Bus Interface
PCIe 3.0 x16

Relative Performance

1%
GeForce 210
2%
GeForce 9400 GT
2%
Radeon HD 4550
3%
Radeon HD 5450
3%
Radeon HD 6450
3%
GeForce GT 520
4%
GeForce GT 220
6%
GeForce GT 430
6%
Radeon HD 5570
6%
Radeon HD 4670
7%
GeForce GT 440
7%
GeForce GT 240
8%
GeForce 9600 GT
8%
Radeon HD 5670
9%
GeForce GT 640
9%
GeForce 9800 GT
9%
Radeon HD 6670
10%
Radeon HD 4830
10%
Radeon HD 4770
11%
Radeon HD 4850
11%
GeForce GTS 250
11%
GeForce GTS 450
12%
Radeon HD 5750
14%
Radeon HD 7750
14%
Radeon HD 5770
14%
GeForce GTX 260
14%
Radeon HD 4870
14%
Radeon Vega 8
14%
GeForce GTX 550 Ti
14%
GeForce GTX 650
15%
Radeon HD 5830
16%
Radeon HD 6790
16%
Radeon HD 4890
17%
GeForce GTX 460
17%
Radeon RX Vega 11
17%
GeForce GT 1030
17%
GeForce GTX 275
17%
Radeon HD 7770 GHz Edition
17%
GeForce GTX 280
18%
GeForce GTX 465
19%
Radeon HD 6850
19%
GeForce GTX 285
20%
Radeon HD 5850
21%
Radeon HD 7790
21%
GeForce GTX 650 Ti
22%
Radeon RX 550
22%
GeForce GTX 470
22%
Radeon HD 6870
24%
Radeon HD 5870
25%
GeForce GTX 560 Ti
25%
Radeon HD 4870 X2
25%
GeForce GTX 750 Ti
25%
Radeon HD 6950
26%
GeForce GTX 295
27%
GeForce GTX 650 Ti Boost
27%
Radeon HD 7850
27%
GeForce GTX 480
29%
Radeon HD 6970
29%
Radeon R7 265
30%
Radeon R7 370
30%
Radeon RX 560
30%
GeForce GTX 660
30%
GeForce GTX 570
32%
GeForce GTX 950
32%
Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition
33%
Radeon R9 270X
34%
GeForce GTX 660 Ti
34%
GeForce GTX 580
34%
GeForce GTX 1050
34%
Radeon HD 7950
35%
Radeon RX 460
35%
Radeon HD 5970
36%
GeForce GTX 760
38%
GeForce GTX 670
39%
GeForce GTX 960
40%
Radeon R9 380
41%
Radeon R9 285
41%
Radeon HD 7970
42%
GeForce GTX 680
42%
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti
44%
GeForce GTX 770
45%
Radeon HD 6990
46%
Radeon R9 280X
46%
GeForce GTX 590
46%
Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition
51%
GeForce GTX 780
57%
Radeon RX 470
57%
Radeon R9 290
61%
Radeon R9 390
61%
Radeon R9 290X
62%
GeForce GTX 970
63%
GeForce GTX TITAN
64%
Radeon RX 570
64%
GeForce GTX 780 Ti
65%
Radeon R9 390X
65%
Radeon HD 7990
65%
Radeon RX 480
66%
GeForce GTX 690
70%
Radeon RX 580
71%
GeForce GTX 980
72%
Radeon R9 FURY
72%
GeForce GTX 1060 6 GB
79%
Radeon R9 295X2
80%
Radeon R9 FURY X
82%
GeForce GTX 980 Ti
88%
GeForce GTX TITAN X
97%
GeForce GTX 1070
100%
Radeon RX Vega 56
108%
GeForce GTX 1070 Ti
108%
Radeon RX Vega 64
114%
GeForce GTX 1080
127%
GeForce RTX 2070
133%
TITAN X Pascal
136%
GeForce GTX 1080 Ti
149%
GeForce RTX 2080
169%
GeForce RTX 2080 Ti
Based on TPU review data: "Performance Summary" at 1920x1080

Clock Speeds

GPU Clock
1138 MHz
Boost Clock
1474 MHz
Memory Clock
800 MHz
1600 MHz effective

Memory

Memory Size
8 GB
Memory Type
HBM2
Memory Bus
2048 bit
Bandwidth
409.6 GB/s

Render Config

Shading Units
3584
TMUs
224
ROPs
64
Compute Units
56

Theoretical Performance

Pixel Rate
94.34 GPixel/s
Texture Rate
330.2 GTexel/s
FP16 (half) performance
21,131 GFLOPS (2:1)
FP32 (float) performance
10,566 GFLOPS
FP64 (double) performance
660.4 GFLOPS (1:16)

Board Design

Slot Width
Dual-slot
Length
10.5 inches
267 mm
TDP
210 W
Outputs
1x HDMI
3x DisplayPort
Power Connectors
2x 8-pin
Board Number
D050-57

Graphics Features

DirectX
12.0 (12_1)
OpenGL
4.6
OpenCL
2.0
Vulkan
1.1.86
Shader Model
6.2

Vega 10 GPU Notes

Codename: Greenland
CLRX Version: GCN 1.4
Graphics/Compute: GFX9 (gfx900) / (gfx901)
Display Core Engine: 12.0
Unified Video Decoder: 7.0
Video Compression Engine: 4.0

Retail boards based on this design (26)

Name GPU Clock Boost Clock Memory Clock Other Changes
AREZ STRIX RX Vega 56 GAMING OC 1297 MHz 1573 MHz 800 MHz 11.73 inches/298 mm, 1x DVI 2x HDMI 2x DisplayPort
ASRock Phantom Gaming X Vega 56 1138 MHz 1474 MHz 800 MHz
ASUS ROG STRIX RX Vega 56 GAMING 1138 MHz 1474 MHz 800 MHz 11.73 inches/298 mm, 1x DVI 2x HDMI 2x DisplayPort
ASUS ROG STRIX RX Vega 56 GAMING OC 1297 MHz 1573 MHz 800 MHz 11.73 inches/298 mm, 1x DVI 2x HDMI 2x DisplayPort
BIOSTAR RX Vega 56 1138 MHz 1474 MHz 800 MHz
Dataland DEVIL RX Vega 56 OC 1308 MHz 1526 MHz 800 MHz 12.44 inches/316 mm, 2x HDMI 2x DisplayPort
Dataland RX Vega 56 1138 MHz 1474 MHz 800 MHz
Dataland RX Vega 56 X-Serial 1177 MHz 1478 MHz 800 MHz 12.44 inches/316 mm, 2x HDMI 2x DisplayPort
GIGABYTE RX Vega 56 1138 MHz 1474 MHz 800 MHz
GIGABYTE RX Vega 56 GAMING OC 1170 MHz 1501 MHz 800 MHz 3x HDMI 3x DisplayPort
HIS RX Vega 56 Air Black 1138 MHz 1474 MHz 800 MHz
MSI RX Vega 56 1138 MHz 1474 MHz 800 MHz
MSI RX Vega 56 Air Boost 1138 MHz 1474 MHz 800 MHz
MSI RX Vega 56 Air Boost OC 1181 MHz 1520 MHz 800 MHz
PowerColor Red Devil RX Vega 56 OC 1308 MHz 1526 MHz 800 MHz 12.44 inches/316 mm, 2x HDMI 2x DisplayPort
PowerColor Red Dragon RX Vega 56 OC 1177 MHz 1478 MHz 800 MHz 12.44 inches/316 mm, 2x HDMI 2x DisplayPort
PowerColor RX Vega 56 1138 MHz 1474 MHz 800 MHz
PowerColor RX Vega 56 Nano 1138 MHz 1474 MHz 800 MHz 6.7 inches/170 mm
PowerColor RX Vega 56 Nano Prototype 1138 MHz 1474 MHz 800 MHz 6.7 inches/170 mm
Sapphire NITRO+ RX Vega 56 1266 MHz 1550 MHz 800 MHz 12.2 inches/310 mm, 2x HDMI 2x DisplayPort
Sapphire NITRO+ RX Vega 56 Limited Edition 1305 MHz 1572 MHz 800 MHz 12.2 inches/310 mm, 2x HDMI 2x DisplayPort
Sapphire PULSE RX Vega 56 1208 MHz 1512 MHz 800 MHz
Sapphire RX Vega 56 1138 MHz 1474 MHz 800 MHz
XFX RX Vega 56 1138 MHz 1474 MHz 800 MHz
XFX RX Vega 56 Double Edition 1138 MHz 1474 MHz 800 MHz 9.45 inches/240 mm
Yeston RX Vega 56 1138 MHz 1474 MHz 800 MHz