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Radeon RX 5700 vs Radeon RX Vega 56

Intro

The Radeon RX 5700 has core speeds of 1465 MHz on the GPU, and 1750 MHz on the 8096 MB of GDDR6 memory. It features 2304 SPUs as well as 144 TAUs and 64 Rasterization Operator Units.

Compare those specifications to the Radeon RX Vega 56, which features a core clock frequency of 1156 MHz and a HBM2 memory speed of 1600 MHz. It also uses a 2048-bit memory bus, and uses a 14 nm design. It is comprised of 3584 SPUs, 224 TAUs, and 64 ROPs.

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Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks

Power Consumption (Max TDP)

Radeon RX 5700 180 Watts
Radeon RX Vega 56 210 Watts
Difference: 30 Watts (17%)

Memory Bandwidth

The Radeon RX 5700 should in theory be a small bit faster than the Radeon RX Vega 56 overall. (explain)

Radeon RX 5700 458752 MB/sec
Radeon RX Vega 56 419430 MB/sec
Difference: 39322 (9%)

Texel Rate

The Radeon RX Vega 56 should be much (approximately 23%) better at AF than the Radeon RX 5700. (explain)

Radeon RX Vega 56 258944 Mtexels/sec
Radeon RX 5700 210960 Mtexels/sec
Difference: 47984 (23%)

Pixel Rate

The Radeon RX 5700 should be quite a bit (approximately 27%) more effective at full screen anti-aliasing than the Radeon RX Vega 56, and capable of handling higher screen resolutions while still performing well. (explain)

Radeon RX 5700 93760 Mpixels/sec
Radeon RX Vega 56 73984 Mpixels/sec
Difference: 19776 (27%)

Please note that the above 'benchmarks' are all just theoretical - the results were calculated based on the card's specifications, and real-world performance may (and probably will) vary at least a bit.

Price Comparison

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Radeon RX 5700

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Please note that the price comparisons are based on search keywords - sometimes it might show cards with very similar names that are not exactly the same as the one chosen in the comparison. We do try to filter out the wrong results as best we can, though.

Specifications

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Model Radeon RX 5700 Radeon RX Vega 56
Manufacturer AMD AMD
Year July 2019 September 2017
Code Name Navi 10 Vega 10 XL
Memory 8096 MB 8192 MB
Core Speed 1465 MHz 1156 MHz
Memory Speed 1750 GB/s 1600 MHz
Power (Max TDP) 180 watts 210 watts
Bandwidth 458752 MB/sec 419430 MB/sec
Texel Rate 210960 Mtexels/sec 258944 Mtexels/sec
Pixel Rate 93760 Mpixels/sec 73984 Mpixels/sec
Unified Shaders 2304 3584
Texture Mapping Units 144 224
Render Output Units 64 64
Bus Type GDDR6 HBM2
Bus Width 256-bit 2048-bit
Fab Process 7 nm 14 nm
Transistors 10300 million 12500 million
Bus PCIe 4.0 ×16 PCIe 3.0 x16
DirectX Version DirectX 12 DirectX 12.0
OpenGL Version OpenGL 4.6 OpenGL 4.5

Memory Bandwidth: Memory bandwidth is the max amount of data (counted in MB per second) that can be moved over the external memory interface in a second. It is calculated by multiplying the card's bus width by the speed of its memory. If it uses DDR type RAM, it should be multiplied by 2 once again. If it uses DDR5, multiply by ANOTHER 2x. The higher the bandwidth is, the better the card will be in general. It especially helps with AA, High Dynamic Range and higher screen resolutions.

Texel Rate: Texel rate is the maximum amount of texture map elements (texels) that can be applied per second. This is calculated by multiplying the total texture units by the core speed of the chip. The higher this number, the better the video card will be at handling texture filtering (anisotropic filtering - AF). It is measured in millions of texels applied in a second.

Pixel Rate: Pixel rate is the maximum number of pixels the graphics card can possibly write to the local memory in one second - measured in millions of pixels per second. The figure is calculated by multiplying the amount of Render Output Units by the the card's clock speed. ROPs (Raster Operations Pipelines - sometimes also referred to as Render Output Units) are responsible for outputting the pixels (image) to the screen. The actual pixel rate is also dependant on lots of other factors, most notably the memory bandwidth of the card - the lower the memory bandwidth is, the lower the potential to reach the maximum fill rate.

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Radeon RX 5700

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Radeon RX Vega 56

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Please note that the price comparisons are based on search keywords - sometimes it might show cards with very similar names that are not exactly the same as the one chosen in the comparison. We do try to filter out the wrong results as best we can, though.

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