AMD RX Vega benchmarks surface; Vega 64 3% faster than GTX 1080

AMD RX Vega gaming performance

The RX Vega benchmarks have leaked out ahead of the official launch tomorrow. The benchmarks come from Chiphell forums (via Reddit) showing the aggregate gaming performance of AMD’s RX Vega 64 and RX Vega 56 graphics cards.

There is no mention of how many and which games were used for the test. We also don’t know other details of the test such the driver revisions, but I will assume they tested Vega with the latest drivers that are available to reviewers.

That being said, let’s jump into the RX Vega benchmarks. Keep in mind that the comparison chart shows performance of the reference cards and not the custom variants from AIB partners.

Leaked RX Vega benchmarks show Promising Performance on par with Nvidia

First things first, Nvidia’s GTX 1080 is set at 100% so it’s the reference. You can see that the Radeon RX Vega 56 outperforms the GTX 1070 but it’s 10% slower than the GTX 1080. That is impressive given the card is priced at only $399.

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AMD RX Vega benchmarks - Vega 64 and 56 gaming performance preview

The AMD Vega 64 Air, on the other hand, is 3% faster than the GTX 1080. That is also a good news, but bearing in mind the price difference between the Vega 64 and 56, the increase in performance seems to be smaller than you might imagine.

When overclocked, the RX Vega 56 jumps from 90% to 107% in performance beating the GTX 1080. The results would obviously depend on the game being being tested, but on average, the AMD card appears to be 7% faster than a stock GTX 1080.

In OC mode, the GTX 1080 beats the Vega 56 as expected, but it remains 5% slower than the Vega 64 Air. Since the liquid cooled variant of the Vega 64 will naturally have higher clocks, you can expect it to be further ahead and may even reach the performance level of the GTX 1080 Ti.

Both RX Vega 64 and 56 cards should be out soon. We’ll update you when more performance benchmarks go online. Meanwhile, here’s an overview of AMD’s new cards.

AMD RX Vega 64 and RX Vega 56 Specifications

The Radeon RX Vega 64 lineup utilizes the full Vega 10 GPU. As the name implies, the card features 64 NCUs (next-gen compute units), 4096 stream processors and 256 TMUs. It packs 8GB of HBM2 VRAM with a total rated bandwidth of 484 GB/s.

The RX Vega 64 runs at 1247MHz base clock and 1546 boost clock, with 12.66 TFLOPS of compute performance. The card features a TDP of 295W. It carries an affordable price of $499.

AMD Radeon RX Vega 64 and RX Vega 56 Specs, Price, Performance and Release Date

The Liquid Cooled Edition has higher clock speeds at 1406MHz base and 1677MHz boost clock. The floating point performance also increases up to 13.7 TFLOPS. Furthermore, the card will also require a beefy power supply of 345W. The RX Vega 64 Liquid retails for $699.

The Radeon RX Vega 56 is based on the cut down Vega 10 GPU. The chip features 56 compute units and 3548 stream processors that are clocked at 1156 MHz base and 1471 MHz boost.

The RX Vega 56 comes with an 8GB of HBM2 VRAM which will deliver a rated bandwidth of 410 GB/s across a 2048-bit bus interface. The card features a total compute performance of 10.5 TFLOPs. It is rated at a TDP of 210W with power provided through an 8 and 6 pin connectors.

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