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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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Much wider memory bus 2,048 bit vs 256 bit 8x wider memory bus
Better floating-point performance 9,677 GFLOPS vs 8,228 GFLOPS Around 20% better floating-point performance
Higher texture rate 302.4 GTexel/s vs 257.1 GTexel/s Around 20% higher texture rate
More shading units 3,584 vs 2,560 1024 more shading units
More texture mapping units 224 vs 160 64 more texture mapping units
Front view of GeForce GTX 1080

Reasons to consider the
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080

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Much higher effective memory clock speed 10,008 MHz vs 1,560 MHz Around 6.5x higher effective memory clock speed
Significantly higher clock speed 1,607 MHz vs 1,250 MHz Around 30% higher clock speed
Significantly higher turbo clock speed 1,733 MHz vs 1,350 MHz Around 30% higher turbo clock speed
Higher pixel rate 102.8 GPixel/s vs 86.4 GPixel/s Around 20% higher pixel rate
Significantly higher memory clock speed 1,251 MHz vs 780 MHz More than 60% higher memory clock speed

Features Key features of the Radeon Pro Vega 56  vs GeForce GTX 1080 

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 1080
102.8 GPixel/s

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

Radeon Pro Vega 56
302.4 GTexel/s
GeForce GTX 1080
257.1 GTexel/s

floating point performance How fast the gpu can crunch numbers

Radeon Pro Vega 56
9,677 GFLOPS
GeForce GTX 1080
8,228 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 1080 
GPU brand AMD Nvidia
GPU name Vega 10 GP104
Clock speed 1,250 MHz 1,607 MHz
Turbo clock speed 1,350 MHz 1,733 MHz
Is dual GPU No No
Reference card None None

raw performance

Shading units 3,584 2,560
Texture mapping units 224 160
Render output processors 64 64
Pixel rate 86.4 GPixel/s 102.8 GPixel/s
Texture rate 302.4 GTexel/s 257.1 GTexel/s
Floating-point performance 9,677 GFLOPS 8,228 GFLOPS


Radeon Pro Vega 56  vs
GeForce GTX 1080 
Memory clock speed 780 MHz 1,251 MHz
Effective memory clock speed 1,560 MHz 10,008 MHz
Memory bus 2,048 bit 256 bit
Memory 8,196 MB 8,192 MB

noise and power

TDP 175W 180W


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