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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Radeon RX Vega 56 8GB Radeon R9 270X Crossfire
Cyberpunk 2077 25% 21%
Hitman 3 3% 58%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 32% 11%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 34% 7%
FIFA 21 62% 39%
Grand Theft Auto VI 5% 71%
Far Cry 6 8% 76%
Genshin Impact 25% 21%
World of Warcraft: Shadowlands 7% 74%
Battlefield 6 3% 58%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the AMD Radeon RX Vega 56 8GB are significantly better than the AMD Radeon R9 270X Crossfire.

The RX Vega has a 500 MHz higher core clock speed and 64 more Texture Mapping Units than the R9 270X. This results in the RX Vega providing 176 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 500 MHz higher core clock speed but 8 fewer Render Output Units than the R9 270X. The lower ROP count doesn't matter, though, as altogether the RX Vega manages to provide 20 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 over three years more recently than the R9 270X, and so the RX Vega is likely to have far better driver support, meaning it will be much more optimized and ultimately superior to the R9 270X 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 4096 MB more video memory than the R9 270X, so is likely to be much better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. However, overall, the R9 270X has superior memory performance.

The R9 270X has 102.4 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the RX Vega, which means that the memory performance of the R9 270X is massively better than the RX Vega.

The Radeon RX Vega 56 8GB has 3584 Shader Processing Units and the Radeon R9 270X Crossfire has 2560. However, the actual shader performance of the RX Vega is 3494 and the actual shader performance of the R9 270X is 2285. The RX Vega having 1209 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 R9 270X.

The RX Vega transistor size technology is 14 nm (nanometers) smaller than the R9 270X. This means that the RX Vega is expected to run slightly cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the R9 270X.

The Radeon RX Vega 56 8GB requires 300 Watts to run and the Radeon R9 270X Crossfire requires 360 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 600 Watts for the RX Vega and a PSU with at least 750 Watts for the R9 270X. The R9 270X requires 60 Watts more than the RX Vega to run. The difference is significant enough that the R9 270X may have an adverse affect on your yearly electricity bills in comparison to the RX Vega.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

Radeon RX Vega 56 8GB gets 46.4 FPS on Cyberpunk 2077

Cyberpunk 2077

46.4 FPS

Radeon RX Vega 56 8GB gets 52 FPS on Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

52 FPS

Radeon RX Vega 56 8GB gets 52.5 FPS on Total War: Three Kingdoms

Total War: Three Kingdoms

52.5 FPS

Radeon RX Vega 56 8GB gets 54.9 FPS on Control

Control

54.9 FPS

Radeon RX Vega 56 8GB gets 58 FPS on Metro: Exodus

Metro: Exodus

58 FPS

Radeon RX Vega 56 8GB gets 59.5 FPS on Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3

59.5 FPS

Radeon RX Vega 56 8GB gets 62.5 FPS on Red Dead Redemption 2

Red Dead Redemption 2

62.5 FPS

Radeon RX Vega 56 8GB gets 63 FPS on Grand Theft Auto V

Grand Theft Auto V

63 FPS

Radeon RX Vega 56 8GB gets 65 FPS on Assassins Creed: Origins

Assassins Creed: Origins

65 FPS

Radeon RX Vega 56 8GB gets 76.7 FPS on Just Cause 4

Just Cause 4

76.7 FPS

Radeon RX Vega 56 8GB gets 76.9 FPS on Assassins Creed: Unity

Assassins Creed: Unity

76.9 FPS

Radeon RX Vega 56 8GB gets 78.1 FPS on The Division 2

The Division 2

78.1 FPS

Radeon RX Vega 56 8GB gets 79.1 FPS on Assassins Creed: Odyssey

Assassins Creed: Odyssey

79.1 FPS

Radeon RX Vega 56 8GB gets 80 FPS on Total War: Warhammer 2

Total War: Warhammer 2

80 FPS

Radeon RX Vega 56 8GB gets 82 FPS on The Witcher III

The Witcher III

82 FPS

Radeon RX Vega 56 8GB gets 86.8 FPS on The Outer Worlds

The Outer Worlds

86.8 FPS

Radeon RX Vega 56 8GB gets 91 FPS on Middle-earth: Shadow of War

Middle-earth: Shadow of War

91 FPS

Radeon RX Vega 56 8GB gets 92.2 FPS on Shadow of the Tomb Raider

Shadow of the Tomb Raider

92.2 FPS

Radeon RX Vega 56 8GB gets 93.6 FPS on Hitman 2 (2018)

Hitman 2 (2018)

93.6 FPS

Radeon RX Vega 56 8GB gets 95 FPS on Rise of the Tomb Raider

Rise of the Tomb Raider

95 FPS

Radeon RX Vega 56 8GB gets 103.5 FPS on Far Cry: New Dawn

Far Cry: New Dawn

103.5 FPS

Radeon RX Vega 56 8GB gets 110.3 FPS on Battlefield V

Battlefield V

110.3 FPS

Radeon RX Vega 56 8GB gets 110.6 FPS on Far Cry 5

Far Cry 5

110.6 FPS

Radeon RX Vega 56 8GB gets 132.6 FPS on Forza Horizon 4

Forza Horizon 4

132.6 FPS

Radeon RX Vega 56 8GB gets 144.8 FPS on Battlefield 1

Battlefield 1

144.8 FPS

Radeon RX Vega 56 8GB gets 166 FPS on Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

166 FPS

Radeon RX Vega 56 8GB gets 28.6 FPS on Cyberpunk 2077

Cyberpunk 2077

28.6 FPS

Radeon RX Vega 56 8GB gets 33.5 FPS on Total War: Three Kingdoms

Total War: Three Kingdoms

33.5 FPS

Radeon RX Vega 56 8GB gets 35.2 FPS on Control

Control

35.2 FPS

Radeon RX Vega 56 8GB gets 40.4 FPS on Assassins Creed: Origins

Assassins Creed: Origins

40.4 FPS

Radeon RX Vega 56 8GB gets 42 FPS on Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3

42 FPS

Radeon RX Vega 56 8GB gets 42.3 FPS on Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

42.3 FPS

Radeon RX Vega 56 8GB gets 44.8 FPS on Assassins Creed: Valhalla

Assassins Creed: Valhalla

44.8 FPS

Radeon RX Vega 56 8GB gets 46.4 FPS on Metro: Exodus

Metro: Exodus

46.4 FPS

Radeon RX Vega 56 8GB gets 48.5 FPS on Red Dead Redemption 2

Red Dead Redemption 2

48.5 FPS

Radeon RX Vega 56 8GB gets 52.5 FPS on Total War: Warhammer 2

Total War: Warhammer 2

52.5 FPS

Radeon RX Vega 56 8GB gets 56.3 FPS on Assassins Creed: Unity

Assassins Creed: Unity

56.3 FPS

Radeon RX Vega 56 8GB gets 57.4 FPS on The Outer Worlds

The Outer Worlds

57.4 FPS

Radeon RX Vega 56 8GB gets 59.4 FPS on Assassins Creed: Odyssey

Assassins Creed: Odyssey

59.4 FPS

Radeon RX Vega 56 8GB gets 61.2 FPS on The Division 2

The Division 2

61.2 FPS

Radeon RX Vega 56 8GB gets 63.6 FPS on Shadow of the Tomb Raider

Shadow of the Tomb Raider

63.6 FPS

Radeon RX Vega 56 8GB gets 66 FPS on Hitman 2 (2018)

Hitman 2 (2018)

66 FPS

Radeon RX Vega 56 8GB gets 74.5 FPS on The Witcher III

The Witcher III

74.5 FPS

Radeon RX Vega 56 8GB gets 74.6 FPS on Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

74.6 FPS

Radeon RX Vega 56 8GB gets 76.3 FPS on Grand Theft Auto V

Grand Theft Auto V

76.3 FPS

Radeon RX Vega 56 8GB gets 94.3 FPS on Battlefield V

Battlefield V

94.3 FPS

Radeon RX Vega 56 8GB gets 96.5 FPS on Far Cry 5

Far Cry 5

96.5 FPS

Radeon RX Vega 56 8GB gets 105.2 FPS on Battlefield 1

Battlefield 1

105.2 FPS

Radeon RX Vega 56 8GB gets 107.9 FPS on Forza Horizon 4

Forza Horizon 4

107.9 FPS

Radeon RX Vega 56 8GB gets 111.3 FPS on Rise of the Tomb Raider

Rise of the Tomb Raider

111.3 FPS

Radeon RX Vega 56 8GB gets 13.6 FPS on Cyberpunk 2077

Cyberpunk 2077

13.6 FPS

Radeon RX Vega 56 8GB gets 16.2 FPS on Total War: Three Kingdoms

Total War: Three Kingdoms

16.2 FPS

Radeon RX Vega 56 8GB gets 17.5 FPS on Control

Control

17.5 FPS

Radeon RX Vega 56 8GB gets 20.1 FPS on Assassins Creed: Valhalla

Assassins Creed: Valhalla

20.1 FPS

Radeon RX Vega 56 8GB gets 22.5 FPS on Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3

22.5 FPS

Radeon RX Vega 56 8GB gets 24.7 FPS on The Outer Worlds

The Outer Worlds

24.7 FPS

Radeon RX Vega 56 8GB gets 25.9 FPS on Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

25.9 FPS

Radeon RX Vega 56 8GB gets 26.8 FPS on Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

26.8 FPS

Radeon RX Vega 56 8GB gets 27 FPS on Red Dead Redemption 2

Red Dead Redemption 2

27 FPS

Radeon RX Vega 56 8GB gets 27.1 FPS on The Division 2

The Division 2

27.1 FPS

Radeon RX Vega 56 8GB gets 27.2 FPS on Metro: Exodus

Metro: Exodus

27.2 FPS

Radeon RX Vega 56 8GB gets 29.9 FPS on Shadow of the Tomb Raider

Shadow of the Tomb Raider

29.9 FPS

Radeon RX Vega 56 8GB gets 30.2 FPS on Grand Theft Auto V

Grand Theft Auto V

30.2 FPS

Radeon RX Vega 56 8GB gets 31.6 FPS on Total War: Warhammer 2

Total War: Warhammer 2

31.6 FPS

Radeon RX Vega 56 8GB gets 31.7 FPS on Just Cause 4

Just Cause 4

31.7 FPS

Radeon RX Vega 56 8GB gets 32 FPS on Assassins Creed: Origins

Assassins Creed: Origins

32 FPS

Radeon RX Vega 56 8GB gets 33.2 FPS on Assassins Creed: Unity

Assassins Creed: Unity

33.2 FPS

Radeon RX Vega 56 8GB gets 34 FPS on Hitman 2 (2018)

Hitman 2 (2018)

34 FPS

Radeon RX Vega 56 8GB gets 34.8 FPS on Assassins Creed: Odyssey

Assassins Creed: Odyssey

34.8 FPS

Radeon RX Vega 56 8GB gets 36 FPS on Crysis 3

Crysis 3

36 FPS

Radeon RX Vega 56 8GB gets 41.5 FPS on The Witcher III

The Witcher III

41.5 FPS

Radeon RX Vega 56 8GB gets 42 FPS on Far Cry: New Dawn

Far Cry: New Dawn

42 FPS

Radeon RX Vega 56 8GB gets 48.3 FPS on Battlefield V

Battlefield V

48.3 FPS

Radeon RX Vega 56 8GB gets 49.9 FPS on Far Cry 5

Far Cry 5

49.9 FPS

Radeon RX Vega 56 8GB gets 56.4 FPS on Rise of the Tomb Raider

Rise of the Tomb Raider

56.4 FPS

Radeon RX Vega 56 8GB gets 62.8 FPS on Battlefield 1

Battlefield 1

62.8 FPS

Radeon RX Vega 56 8GB gets 66.1 FPS on Forza Horizon 4

Forza Horizon 4

66.1 FPS

GPU Architecture

Core Speed1500 MHzvs1000 MHz
Boost Clock-vs1050 MHz
ArchitectureVega 10 XLGCN 1.1 Curacao XT (x2)
OC Potential - vs Poor
Driver Support - vs Great
Release Date30 Jul 2017vs08 Oct 2013
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
Approved
Comparison

Resolution Performance

1366x768
10
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1600x900
10
green tick vs -
1920x1080
10
green tick vs
9.6
2560x1440
9.1
green tick vs -
3840x2160
7.1
green tick vs -

GPU Memory

Memory8192 MBvs4096 MB
Memory Speed500 MHzvs1400 MHz
Memory Bus2048 Bitvs512 Bit
Memory TypeHBM-2vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth256GB/secvs358.4GB/sec
L2 Cache 0 KB vs green tick 1024 KB
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%
Comparison

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units3584vs2560
Actual Shader Performance100%vs100%
Technology14nmvs28nm
Texture Mapping Units224vs160
Texture Rate336 GTexel/svs160 GTexel/s
Render Output Units56vs64
Pixel Rate84 GPixel/svs64 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)7680x4320vs4096x2160
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections0vs2
HDMI Connections1vs1
DisplayPort Connections4vs-
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power300 Wattsvs360 Watts
Recommended PSU600 Watts & 42 Ampsvs750 Watts

GPU Features

DirectX12vs12.0
Shader Model5.0vs5.0
Open GL4.4vs4.4
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono
SLI/Crossfireyesvsno
Dedicatedyesvsyes
Comparison

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorAMD Ryzen R7 1700vsIntel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz
Recommended RAM16 GBvs8 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution3840x2160vs1920x1080

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewOverview
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
Radeon R9 270X Crossfire is a solution of two Radeon R9 270X put together using AMD'S Crossfire technology.
Check the page of Radeon R9 270X to know more about its chip.
Crossfire relies a lot on proper driver support and may suffer from micro-stuttering in lower frame rates (below 30). Benchmarks indicate the performance is overall, is up to x% better than a single Radeon R9 270X performing by itself but at times (depending whether or not the 3D game supports crossfire or in the graphics driver) it performed worse than a single Radeon R9 270X. Expect this combination to draw up to 360 Watt though the average power consumption should be slightly lower.
Even the most demanding games will run at the highest settings.
Recommended CPU
Possible GPU Upgrades
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GPU Variants
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