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Radeon RX 5700 vs Radeon RX Vega 56

Intro

The Radeon RX 5700 comes with a core clock frequency of 1465 MHz and a GDDR6 memory frequency of 14000 MHz. It also makes use of a 256-bit memory bus, and uses a 7 nm design. It features 2304 SPUs, 144 Texture Address Units, and 64 ROPs.

Compare those specifications to the Radeon RX Vega 56, which features core speeds of 1156 MHz on the GPU, and 1600 MHz on the 8192 MB of HBM2 memory. It features 3584 SPUs as well as 224 Texture Address Units 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, in theory, should perform just a 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 will be much (about 23%) faster with regards to 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

If running with high levels of AA is important to you, then the Radeon RX 5700 is the winner, by far. (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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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 14000 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 maximum amount of information (counted in MB per second) that can be moved across the external memory interface in one second. It is calculated by multiplying the card's bus width by the speed of its memory. If it uses DDR RAM, the result should be multiplied by 2 once again. If DDR5, multiply by 4 instead. The higher the card's memory bandwidth, the faster 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 number of texture map elements (texels) that are processed in one second. This figure is calculated by multiplying the total amount of texture units of the card by the core clock speed of the chip. The higher the texel rate, the better the graphics card will be at texture filtering (anisotropic filtering - AF). It is measured in millions of texels per second.

Pixel Rate: Pixel rate is the maximum amount of pixels the video card can possibly record to the local memory in a second - measured in millions of pixels per second. Pixel rate is calculated by multiplying the number of Render Output Units by the clock speed of the card. 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 output rate also depends on many other factors, especially the memory bandwidth - the lower the memory bandwidth is, the lower the ability to get to 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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