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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Radeon RX 560 Gigabyte Gaming OC 2GB Radeon RX Vega 56 8GB
Red Dead Redemption 2 42% 29%
Cyberpunk 2077 95% 3%
Dragon Ball Z Kakarot 12% 56%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 95% 3%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 42% 29%
Doom Eternal 22% 39%
FIFA 20 24% 62%
Grand Theft Auto VI 117% 8%
Need For Speed Heat 42% 29%
Halo: Reach 55% 77%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the AMD Radeon RX Vega 56 8GB are massively better than the AMD Radeon RX 560 Gigabyte Gaming OC 2GB.

The RX Vega has a 325 MHz higher core clock speed and 160 more Texture Mapping Units than the RX 560. This results in the RX Vega providing 260.8 GTexel/s better texturing performance. This still holds weight but shader performance is generally more relevant, particularly since both of these GPUs support at least DirectX 10.

The RX Vega has a 325 MHz higher core clock speed and 40 more Render Output Units than the RX 560. This results in the RX Vega providing 65.2 GPixel/s better pixeling performance. However, both GPUs support DirectX 9 or above, and pixeling performance is only really relevant when comparing older cards.

The RX Vega was released less than a year after the RX 560, and so they are likely to have similar driver support for optimizing performance when running the latest games.

Both GPUs exhibit very powerful performance, so it probably isn't worth upgrading from one to the other, as both are capable of running even the most demanding games at the highest settings.

The RX Vega has 6144 MB more video memory than the RX 560, so is likely to be much better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. This is supported by the fact that the RX Vega also has superior memory performance overall.

The RX Vega has 144 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the RX 560, which means that the memory performance of the RX Vega is massively better than the RX 560.

The Radeon RX 560 Gigabyte Gaming OC 2GB has 1024 Shader Processing Units and the Radeon RX Vega 56 8GB has 3584. However, the actual shader performance of the RX 560 is 1318 and the actual shader performance of the RX Vega is 3494. The RX Vega having 2176 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the RX Vega delivers a massively smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the RX 560.

The Radeon RX 560 Gigabyte Gaming OC 2GB requires 80 Watts to run and the Radeon RX Vega 56 8GB requires 300 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 450 Watts for the RX 560 and a PSU with at least 600 Watts for the RX Vega. The RX Vega requires 220 Watts more than the RX 560 to run. The difference is significant enough that the RX Vega may have an adverse affect on your yearly electricity bills in comparison to the RX 560.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

Radeon RX 560 Gigabyte Gaming OC 2GB gets 28.9 FPS on Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3

28.9 FPS

Radeon RX Vega 56 8GB gets 57.9 FPS on Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3

57.9 FPS

Radeon RX 560 Gigabyte Gaming OC 2GB gets 36.1 FPS on Just Cause 4

Just Cause 4

36.1 FPS

Radeon RX Vega 56 8GB gets 72.2 FPS on Just Cause 4

Just Cause 4

72.2 FPS

Radeon RX 560 Gigabyte Gaming OC 2GB gets 53.7 FPS on Battlefield V

Battlefield V

53.7 FPS

Radeon RX Vega 56 8GB gets 107.6 FPS on Battlefield V

Battlefield V

107.6 FPS

Radeon RX 560 Gigabyte Gaming OC 2GB gets 19.6 FPS on Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3

19.6 FPS

Radeon RX Vega 56 8GB gets 39.3 FPS on Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3

39.3 FPS

Radeon RX 560 Gigabyte Gaming OC 2GB gets 11.5 FPS on Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3

11.5 FPS

Radeon RX Vega 56 8GB gets 23 FPS on Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3

23 FPS

Radeon RX 560 Gigabyte Gaming OC 2GB gets 16.5 FPS on Red Dead Redemption 2

Red Dead Redemption 2

16.5 FPS

Radeon RX Vega 56 8GB gets 35.3 FPS on Red Dead Redemption 2

Red Dead Redemption 2

35.3 FPS

GPU Architecture

Core Speed1175 MHzvs1500 MHz
Boost Clock1287 MHzvs-
ArchitectureGCN 1.3 Baffin XTVega 10 XL
OC Potential - vs -
Driver Support Great vs -
Release Date18 Apr 2017vs30 Jul 2017
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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Comparison

Resolution Performance

1366x768
10
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10
1600x900
10
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10
1920x1080
8.7
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10
2560x1440
6.3
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9.1
3840x2160
4.8
vs green tick
7.1

GPU Memory

Memory2048 MBvs8192 MB
Memory Speed1750 MHzvs500 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs2048 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5vsHBM-2
Memory Bandwidth112GB/secvs256GB/sec
L2 Cache 1024 KB green tick vs 0 KB
Delta Color Compression yes vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%
Comparison

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units1024vs3584
Actual Shader Performance63%vs100%
Technology14nmvs14nm
Texture Mapping Units64vs224
Texture Rate75.2 GTexel/svs336 GTexel/s
Render Output Units16vs56
Pixel Rate18.8 GPixel/svs84 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)5120x2880vs7680x4320
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections0vs0
HDMI Connections1vs1
DisplayPort Connections1vs4
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power80 Wattsvs300 Watts
Recommended PSU450 Wattsvs600 Watts & 42 Amps

GPU Features

DirectX12.0vs12
Shader Model-vs5.0
Open GL4.5vs4.4
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono
SLI/Crossfirenovsyes
Dedicatedyesvsyes
Comparison

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended Processor-AMD Ryzen R7 1700
Recommended RAM8 GBvs16 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1600x900vs3840x2160

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewOverview
\r\Radeon RX 560 Gigabyte Gaming OC 2GB is a Middle-Class Graphics Card based on the 4th Generation of the Graphics Core Next (GCN) Architecture.

\r\nGPU
\r\nIt equips a GPU Codenamed Polaris 21 which has 16 Compute Units activated and thus 1024 Shader Processing Units, 64 TMUs and 16 ROPs. It has a small overclock to the boost clock speed of the RX 560, running at 1287MHz comparedto 1275MHz at stock clock speeds.

\r\nMemory
\r\nThe GPU accesses a 2GB frame buffer of Fast GDDR5, through a 128-bit memory interface, while the Memory Clock Operates at 1750MHz, 7GHz effective.

\r\nPower Consumption
\r\nWith a rated board TDP of 80W, it requires at least a 450W PSU and relies entirely on the PCI Slot for Power, meaning no Extra Connectors are required.

\r\nPerformance
\r\This graphics card was designed and marketed towards the competitive MOBO gamers. A light weight, small form factor GPU solution that offers mobility, so that gamers travelling to events can bring a smaller cheaper gaming rig. The Radeon RX 560 Gigabyte Gaming OC 2GB can play most modern games at medium graphics selection on a 900p screen res and expect around 45+FPS

\r\nSystem Suggestions
\r\Radeon RX 560 Gigabyte Gaming OC 2GB is best suited for resolutions up to and including 1600x900. Higher resolutions will be an issue due to the limited 2GB of VRAM.. We recommend a Performance Processor and 8GB of RAM for Optimal Performance.
Overview
Radeon RX Vega 56 8GB is an Enthusiast gaming Graphics Card based on the Fourth (4.0) Revision of the Graphics Core Next (GCN) Architecture.

Architecture
The Vega 10 XL GPU offers support for HBM-2 Memory, DirectX 12.0 and Open GL 4.5. While the Radeon RX Vega Eclipse uses the same Vega 10 XT GPU as the Radeon RX Vega 56 8GB, it is slightly down. This variant of the Vega 10 XL GPU with 56 Compute Units activated, offering 3584 Shader Processing Units, 224 TMUs and 56 ROPs, making it an estimated 12.5% slower than the Radeon RX Vega 64. This puts its predicted performance roughly in line with the GeForce GTX 1070.

GPU
The Central Unit is clocked at 1500MHz.

Memory: Speed
The GPU is equipped with stacked HBM-2 Memory and accesses the Frame Buffer through a 2048-bit memory interface.

Memory: Frame Buffer
The GPU can fill up a Memory Pool of up to 8GB. Under most circumstances, this only proves useful in certain 3D Games whose Settings Require Large Amounts of Memory.
However,the GPU itself is aimed for 4K Gaming, In some limited scenarios, 8GB might be a bottleneck and Performance could be better were the Frame Buffer larger, however this would only be an issue in the most demanding games.

Power Consumption
With a rated board TDP of 300W, it requires at least a 600W PSU with two available 8-pin connectors.

Performance
Radeon RX Vega 56 8GB competes with GeForce GTX 1070 8GB, which is available for $399.
Specs currently available suggest the Radeon RX Vega 56 8GB performance should be in the same region as the GeForce GTX 1070. However, the ultra-wide HBM2 memory may offer the Radeon RX Vega an advantage at higher resolutions.
System Suggestions
Radeon RX Vega 56 8GB HBM2 is best suited for resolutions up to and including 3840 x2160 (4K). We recommend a Very Strong Processor and at least 16GB of RAM for Optimal Performance.is
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