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Review: AMD Radeon RX Vega 64 and Radeon RX Vega 56

by Tarinder Sandhu on 14 August 2017, 14:01

Tags: AMD (NYSE:AMD)

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Test Methodology

AMD Radeon RX Vega 64 Specification

AMD Radeon RX Vega 56 Specification


GPU Comparisons

 
GPU
Memory
Miscellaneous
Cores
Base
(MHz)
Boost
(MHz)
Type
Size
(MB)
Clock
(MHz)
Bus
(bits)
Power Config
Driver
Nvidia Titan Xp
3,840
1,405
1,582
GDDR5X
12,288
11,408
384
8+6
384.76
EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti SC2
3,584
1,557
1,671
GDDR5X
11,264
11,008
352
8+8
384.94
EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 FTW
2,560
1,721
1,860
GDDR5X
8,192
10,008
256
8+6
384.94
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 FE
1,920
1,506
1,683
GDDR5
8,192
8,008
256
6+6
384.94
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
4,096
1,247
1,546
HBM2
8,192
945
2,048
8+8
17.8.1
AMD Radeon RX Vega 56
3,584
1,156
1,471
HBM2
8,192
800
2,048
8+8
17.8.1
AMD Radeon R9 Fury X
4,096
-
1,050
HBM
4,096
500
4,096
8+8
17.7.2
Sapphire Radeon RX 580 8GB Nitro+ LE
2,304
-
1,450
GDDR5
8,192
8,000
256
8+6
17.6.1

HEXUS Graphics Test Bench

Hardware Components Product Page
Processor Intel Core i7-6700K (overclocked to 4.4GHz) intel.com
CPU Cooler Noctua NH-D15S noctua.at
Motherboard Asus Z170 Pro asus.com
Memory Crucial Ballistix Sport LT 32GB (2x16GB) DDR4-2400 crucial.com
Power Supply be quiet! Dark Power Pro 11 850W bequiet.com
Primary Storage 256GB Samsung 950 Pro samsung.com
Secondary Storage 512GB SK hynix Canvas SC300 skhynix.com
Chassis Fractal Design Define R5 Windowed fractal-design.com
Monitor Philips Brilliance 4K Ultra HD LED (288P6LJEB/00) philips.co.uk
Operating system Windows 10 (64-bit) microsoft.com

Benchmark Suite

Synthetic Benchmarks
3DMark Fire Strike, Fire Strike Extreme, Fire Strike Ultra, Time Spy and Time Spy Stress Test
VRMark Orange Room and Blue Room
Gaming Benchmarks and Settings
Deus Ex: Mankind Divided DX12, TAA, Ultra Quality
Doom Vulkan, TSSAA (8TX), Ultra Quality
Gears of War 4 DX12, TAA, Ultra Quality
Hitman DX12, SMAA, Ultra Quality
Rise of the Tomb Raider DX12, SMAA, Very High Quality
Total War: Warhammer DX12, FXAA, Ultra Quality
General Benchmarks
Power Consumption To emulate real-world usage scenarios, we record system-wide mains power draw both when idle and while playing Gears of War 4.
Temperature To emulate real-world usage scenarios, we record GPU core temperature both when idle and while playing Gears of War 4.
Noise A PCE-318 meter is used to record noise levels when idle and while playing Gears of War 4.
Overclocking Maintaining out-the-box voltage, we increase the card's power target and aim for an optimal balance of core and memory overclock.

Notes

To minimise the impact of any CPU bottlenecks, our test platform is configured with a quad-core Intel Core i7-6700K processor overclocked to 4.4GHz across all cores and 32GB of Crucial Ballistix Sport LT DDR4 memory set to run at 2,400MHz using the built-in XMP profile.

For our high-end benchmark suite, we have an array of games tested at FHD (1,920x1,080), QHD (2,560x1,440) and 4K UHD (3,840x2,160) resolutions. Where applicable, any vendor-specific enhancements such as PhysX and TressFX are disabled to help even the playing field. In-game benchmark results are recorded as average frames per second and minimum fps is included where available.

We have tested a bunch of cards from scratch and, keeping it relevant, have the GeForce GTX 1080 and GTX 1070 as direct comparisons.