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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Radeon Pro Vega 56

Reasons to consider the
AMD Radeon Pro Vega 56

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Significantly better floating-point performance 9,677 GFLOPS vs 3,953 GFLOPS Around 2.5x better floating-point performance
Significantly higher texture rate 302.4 GTexel/s vs 123.5 GTexel/s Around 2.5x higher texture rate
Many more shading units 3,584 vs 1,280 2304 more shading units
Many more texture mapping units 224 vs 80 144 more texture mapping units
More memory 8,196 MB vs 6,144 MB Around 35% more memory
Much wider memory bus 2,048 bit vs 192 bit Around 10.8x wider memory bus
Higher pixel rate 86.4 GPixel/s vs 74.1 GPixel/s More than 15% higher pixel rate
More render output processors 64 vs 48 16 more render output processors
Front view of GeForce GTX 1060

Reasons to consider the
MSI GeForce GTX 1060

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Much higher effective memory clock speed 8,008 MHz vs 1,560 MHz Around 5.2x higher effective memory clock speed
Higher clock speed 1,544 MHz vs 1,250 MHz Around 25% higher clock speed
Much higher memory clock speed 2,002 MHz vs 780 MHz More than 2.5x higher memory clock speed
Significantly higher turbo clock speed 1,759 MHz vs 1,350 MHz More than 30% higher turbo clock speed
Lower TDP 120W vs 175W More than 30% lower TDP

Features Key features of the Radeon Pro Vega 56  vs GeForce GTX 1060 

pixel rate Number of pixels a graphics card can render to the screen every second

Radeon Pro Vega 56
86.4 GPixel/s
GeForce GTX 1060
74.1 GPixel/s

texture rate Speed at which a graphics card can perform texture mapping

Radeon Pro Vega 56
302.4 GTexel/s
GeForce GTX 1060
123.5 GTexel/s

floating point performance How fast the gpu can crunch numbers

Radeon Pro Vega 56
9,677 GFLOPS
GeForce GTX 1060
3,953 GFLOPS

shading units Subcomponents of the gpu, these run in parallel to enable fast pixel shading

texture mapping units Built into each gpu, these resize and rotate bitmaps for texturing scenes

render output processors GPU commponents responsible for transform pixels as they flow between memory buffers

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Radeon Pro Vega 56  vs
GeForce GTX 1060 
GPU brand AMD Nvidia
GPU name Vega 10 GP106
Clock speed 1,250 MHz 1,544 MHz
Turbo clock speed 1,350 MHz 1,759 MHz
Is dual GPU No No
Reference card None Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 6 GB 1.5 GHz 6 GB

raw performance

Shading units 3,584 1,280
Texture mapping units 224 80
Render output processors 64 48
Pixel rate 86.4 GPixel/s 74.1 GPixel/s
Texture rate 302.4 GTexel/s 123.5 GTexel/s
Floating-point performance 9,677 GFLOPS 3,953 GFLOPS


Radeon Pro Vega 56  vs
GeForce GTX 1060 
Memory clock speed 780 MHz 2,002 MHz
Effective memory clock speed 1,560 MHz 8,008 MHz
Memory bus 2,048 bit 192 bit
Memory 8,196 MB 6,144 MB

noise and power

TDP 175W 120W


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