GPUBoss Review Our evaluation of RX Vega 56 vs 970 among all GPUs

Gaming

Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Bioshock Infinite and 21 more

Graphics

T-Rex, Manhattan, Cloud Gate Factor, Sky Diver Factor and 1 more

Computing

Face Detection, Ocean Surface Simulation and 3 more

Performance per Watt

Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Bioshock Infinite and 32 more

Noise and Power

TDP, Idle Power Consumption, Load Power Consumption and 2 more

8.1

Overall Score

Winner
AMD Radeon RX Vega 56 

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Radeon RX Vega 56

Reasons to consider the
AMD Radeon RX Vega 56

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Much better floating-point performance 10,544 GFLOPS vs 3,494 GFLOPS More than 3x better floating-point performance
Significantly higher memory bandwidth 409.6 GB/s vs 224.4 GB/s Around 85% higher memory bandwidth
Much higher texture rate 329.5 GTexel/s vs 109.2 GTexel/s More than 3x higher texture rate
More memory 8,192 MB vs 4,096 MB 2x more memory
Higher pixel rate 94.14 GPixel/s vs 58.8 GPixel/s More than 60% higher pixel rate
Higher clock speed 1,156 MHz vs 1,050 MHz More than 10% higher clock speed
Significantly more shading units 3,584 vs 1,664 1920 more shading units
Significantly more texture mapping units 224 vs 104 120 more texture mapping units
Much wider memory bus 2,048 bit vs 256 bit 8x wider memory bus
Higher turbo clock speed 1,471 MHz vs 1,178 MHz Around 25% higher turbo clock speed
Better ocean surface simulation score 1,773.66 frames/s vs 1,230.4 frames/s Around 45% better ocean surface simulation score
More render output processors 64 vs 56 8 more render output processors
Front view of GeForce GTX 970

Reasons to consider the
Nvidia GeForce GTX 970

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Much higher effective memory clock speed 7,012 MHz vs 1,600 MHz Around 4.5x higher effective memory clock speed
Much higher memory clock speed 1,753 MHz vs 800 MHz Around 2.2x higher memory clock speed
Lower TDP 148W vs 210W Around 30% lower TDP

Benchmarks Real world tests of Radeon RX Vega 56 vs GeForce GTX 970

Bitcoin mining Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon RX Vega 56
1,108.39 mHash/s
GeForce GTX 970
209.51 mHash/s

Face detection Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon RX Vega 56
183.78 mPixels/s
GeForce GTX 970
104.97 mPixels/s

Ocean surface simulation Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon RX Vega 56
1,773.66 frames/s
GeForce GTX 970
1,230.4 frames/s

Particle simulation Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon RX Vega 56
1,086.94 mInteraction/s
GeForce GTX 970
1,119.04 mInteraction/s

T-Rex (Compubench 1.5) Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon RX Vega 56
12.8 frames/s
GeForce GTX 970
7.68 frames/s

Video composition Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon RX Vega 56
110.37 frames/s
GeForce GTX 970
107.16 frames/s

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