GPUBoss Review Our evaluation of RX Vega 56 vs RX 580 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

8.4

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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Significantly better floating-point performance 10,544 GFLOPS vs 6,175 GFLOPS More than 70% better floating-point performance
Significantly higher memory bandwidth 409.6 GB/s vs 256 GB/s More than 60% higher memory bandwidth
Significantly higher pixel rate 94.14 GPixel/s vs 42.88 GPixel/s Around 2.2x higher pixel rate
Significantly higher texture rate 329.5 GTexel/s vs 193 GTexel/s More than 70% higher texture rate
Much wider memory bus 2,048 bit vs 256 bit 8x wider memory bus
Significantly more render output processors 64 vs 32 Twice as many render output processors
Significantly more shading units 3,584 vs 2,304 1280 more shading units
Significantly more texture mapping units 224 vs 144 80 more texture mapping units
More compute units 56 vs 36 20 more compute units
Higher turbo clock speed 1,471 MHz vs 1,340 MHz Around 10% higher turbo clock speed
Front view of Radeon RX 580

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AMD Radeon RX 580

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Much higher effective memory clock speed 8,000 MHz vs 1,600 MHz 5x higher effective memory clock speed
Higher clock speed 1,257 MHz vs 1,156 MHz Around 10% higher clock speed
Much higher memory clock speed 2,000 MHz vs 800 MHz 2.5x higher memory clock speed
Better ocean surface simulation score 2,001.34 frames/s vs 1,773.66 frames/s Around 15% better ocean surface simulation score
Lower TDP 185W vs 210W More than 10% lower TDP

Benchmarks Real world tests of Radeon RX Vega 56 vs 580

Bitcoin mining Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon RX Vega 56
1,108.39 mHash/s
Radeon RX 580
659.89 mHash/s

Face detection Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon RX Vega 56
183.78 mPixels/s
Radeon RX 580
126.65 mPixels/s

Ocean surface simulation Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon RX Vega 56
1,773.66 frames/s
Radeon RX 580
2,001.34 frames/s

Particle simulation Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon RX Vega 56
1,086.94 mInteraction/s
Radeon RX 580
891.55 mInteraction/s

T-Rex (Compubench 1.5) Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon RX Vega 56
12.8 frames/s
Radeon RX 580
11.36 frames/s

Video composition Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon RX Vega 56
110.37 frames/s
Radeon RX 580
115.32 frames/s

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