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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Radeon RX Vega 56 8GB Crossfire GeForce GTX 980 4GB SLI
Cyberpunk 2077 56% 31%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 60% 36%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 55% 29%
Genshin Impact 56% 30%
eFootball PES 2021 78% 65%
Mafia: Definitive Edition 37% 0%
Watch Dogs Legion 57% 33%
FIFA 21 78% 65%
Marvel's Avengers 58% 34%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 61% 38%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the AMD Radeon RX Vega 56 8GB Crossfire are significantly better than the Nvidia GeForce GTX 980 4GB SLI.

The RX Vega has a 374 MHz higher core clock speed but 32 fewer Texture Mapping Units than the GTX 980. The lower TMU count doesn't matter, though, as altogether the RX Vega manages to provide 47.7 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 374 MHz higher core clock speed than the GTX 980, but the GTX 980 has 72 more Render Output Units than the RX Vega. As a result, the GTX 980 exhibits a 60.1 GPixel/s better Pixel Fill Rate than the RX Vega. 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 a year more recently than the GTX 980, and so the RX Vega is likely to have better driver support, meaning it will be more optimized for running the latest games when compared to the GTX 980.

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 Radeon RX Vega 56 8GB Crossfire and the GeForce GTX 980 4GB SLI have the same amount of video memory, but are likely to provide slightly different experiences when displaying game textures at high resolutions.

The GTX 980 has 192.8 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the RX Vega, which means that the memory performance of the GTX 980 is massively better than the RX Vega.

The Radeon RX Vega 56 8GB Crossfire has 3584 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce GTX 980 4GB SLI has 4096. However, the actual shader performance of the RX Vega is 3494 and the actual shader performance of the GTX 980 is 6724. The GTX 980 having 3230 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the GTX 980 delivers a marginally smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the RX Vega.

The RX Vega transistor size technology is 14 nm (nanometers) smaller than the GTX 980. This means that the RX Vega is expected to run slightly cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the GTX 980.

The Radeon RX Vega 56 8GB Crossfire requires 300 Watts to run and the GeForce GTX 980 4GB SLI requires 350 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 GTX 980. The GTX 980 requires 50 Watts more than the RX Vega to run. The difference is significant enough that the GTX 980 may have a slight adverse affect on your yearly electricity bills in comparison to the RX Vega.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

Radeon RX Vega 56 8GB Crossfire gets 91.9 FPS on Total War: Three Kingdoms

Total War: Three Kingdoms

91.9 FPS

Radeon RX Vega 56 8GB Crossfire gets 98.3 FPS on Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

98.3 FPS

Radeon RX Vega 56 8GB Crossfire gets 108 FPS on Metro: Exodus

Metro: Exodus

108 FPS

Radeon RX Vega 56 8GB Crossfire gets 109.5 FPS on Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3

109.5 FPS

Radeon RX Vega 56 8GB Crossfire gets 111.6 FPS on Control

Control

111.6 FPS

Radeon RX Vega 56 8GB Crossfire gets 124.6 FPS on Total War: Warhammer 2

Total War: Warhammer 2

124.6 FPS

Radeon RX Vega 56 8GB Crossfire gets 130.5 FPS on Red Dead Redemption 2

Red Dead Redemption 2

130.5 FPS

Radeon RX Vega 56 8GB Crossfire gets 131.2 FPS on Assassins Creed: Origins

Assassins Creed: Origins

131.2 FPS

Radeon RX Vega 56 8GB Crossfire gets 134.6 FPS on Assassins Creed: Unity

Assassins Creed: Unity

134.6 FPS

Radeon RX Vega 56 8GB Crossfire gets 136.7 FPS on The Division 2

The Division 2

136.7 FPS

Radeon RX Vega 56 8GB Crossfire gets 138.5 FPS on Assassins Creed: Odyssey

Assassins Creed: Odyssey

138.5 FPS

Radeon RX Vega 56 8GB Crossfire gets 140 FPS on Just Cause 4

Just Cause 4

140 FPS

Radeon RX Vega 56 8GB Crossfire gets 146.7 FPS on Middle-earth: Shadow of War

Middle-earth: Shadow of War

146.7 FPS

Radeon RX Vega 56 8GB Crossfire gets 151.8 FPS on The Outer Worlds

The Outer Worlds

151.8 FPS

Radeon RX Vega 56 8GB Crossfire gets 161.3 FPS on Shadow of the Tomb Raider

Shadow of the Tomb Raider

161.3 FPS

Radeon RX Vega 56 8GB Crossfire gets 163.7 FPS on Hitman 2 (2018)

Hitman 2 (2018)

163.7 FPS

Radeon RX Vega 56 8GB Crossfire gets 173.9 FPS on Grand Theft Auto V

Grand Theft Auto V

173.9 FPS

Radeon RX Vega 56 8GB Crossfire gets 180.9 FPS on Far Cry: New Dawn

Far Cry: New Dawn

180.9 FPS

Radeon RX Vega 56 8GB Crossfire gets 188.2 FPS on Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

188.2 FPS

Radeon RX Vega 56 8GB Crossfire gets 192 FPS on The Witcher III

The Witcher III

192 FPS

Radeon RX Vega 56 8GB Crossfire gets 193.5 FPS on Far Cry 5

Far Cry 5

193.5 FPS

Radeon RX Vega 56 8GB Crossfire gets 200+ FPS on Battlefield V

Battlefield V

200+ FPS

Radeon RX Vega 56 8GB Crossfire gets 200+ FPS on Forza Horizon 4

Forza Horizon 4

200+ FPS

Radeon RX Vega 56 8GB Crossfire gets 200+ FPS on Battlefield 1

Battlefield 1

200+ FPS

Radeon RX Vega 56 8GB Crossfire gets 200+ FPS on Rise of the Tomb Raider

Rise of the Tomb Raider

200+ FPS

Radeon RX Vega 56 8GB Crossfire gets 58.7 FPS on Total War: Three Kingdoms

Total War: Three Kingdoms

58.7 FPS

Radeon RX Vega 56 8GB Crossfire gets 70.2 FPS on Control

Control

70.2 FPS

Radeon RX Vega 56 8GB Crossfire gets 74.9 FPS on Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

74.9 FPS

Radeon RX Vega 56 8GB Crossfire gets 80.1 FPS on Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3

80.1 FPS

Radeon RX Vega 56 8GB Crossfire gets 81.3 FPS on Metro: Exodus

Metro: Exodus

81.3 FPS

Radeon RX Vega 56 8GB Crossfire gets 91.4 FPS on Assassins Creed: Origins

Assassins Creed: Origins

91.4 FPS

Radeon RX Vega 56 8GB Crossfire gets 91.9 FPS on Total War: Warhammer 2

Total War: Warhammer 2

91.9 FPS

Radeon RX Vega 56 8GB Crossfire gets 91.9 FPS on The Division 2

The Division 2

91.9 FPS

Radeon RX Vega 56 8GB Crossfire gets 98.5 FPS on Assassins Creed: Unity

Assassins Creed: Unity

98.5 FPS

Radeon RX Vega 56 8GB Crossfire gets 99.5 FPS on Red Dead Redemption 2

Red Dead Redemption 2

99.5 FPS

Radeon RX Vega 56 8GB Crossfire gets 100.5 FPS on The Outer Worlds

The Outer Worlds

100.5 FPS

Radeon RX Vega 56 8GB Crossfire gets 107.6 FPS on Assassins Creed: Odyssey

Assassins Creed: Odyssey

107.6 FPS

Radeon RX Vega 56 8GB Crossfire gets 111.4 FPS on Shadow of the Tomb Raider

Shadow of the Tomb Raider

111.4 FPS

Radeon RX Vega 56 8GB Crossfire gets 130.5 FPS on Hitman 2 (2018)

Hitman 2 (2018)

130.5 FPS

Radeon RX Vega 56 8GB Crossfire gets 130.5 FPS on Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

130.5 FPS

Radeon RX Vega 56 8GB Crossfire gets 133.1 FPS on The Witcher III

The Witcher III

133.1 FPS

Radeon RX Vega 56 8GB Crossfire gets 133.6 FPS on Grand Theft Auto V

Grand Theft Auto V

133.6 FPS

Radeon RX Vega 56 8GB Crossfire gets 165.1 FPS on Battlefield V

Battlefield V

165.1 FPS

Radeon RX Vega 56 8GB Crossfire gets 177 FPS on Far Cry 5

Far Cry 5

177 FPS

Radeon RX Vega 56 8GB Crossfire gets 183.9 FPS on Battlefield 1

Battlefield 1

183.9 FPS

Radeon RX Vega 56 8GB Crossfire gets 188.9 FPS on Forza Horizon 4

Forza Horizon 4

188.9 FPS

Radeon RX Vega 56 8GB Crossfire gets 195.2 FPS on Rise of the Tomb Raider

Rise of the Tomb Raider

195.2 FPS

Radeon RX Vega 56 8GB Crossfire gets 31.9 FPS on Total War: Three Kingdoms

Total War: Three Kingdoms

31.9 FPS

Radeon RX Vega 56 8GB Crossfire gets 33.4 FPS on Control

Control

33.4 FPS

Radeon RX Vega 56 8GB Crossfire gets 38 FPS on Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3

38 FPS

Radeon RX Vega 56 8GB Crossfire gets 43.2 FPS on The Outer Worlds

The Outer Worlds

43.2 FPS

Radeon RX Vega 56 8GB Crossfire gets 47.3 FPS on The Division 2

The Division 2

47.3 FPS

Radeon RX Vega 56 8GB Crossfire gets 51.1 FPS on Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

51.1 FPS

Radeon RX Vega 56 8GB Crossfire gets 52.3 FPS on Shadow of the Tomb Raider

Shadow of the Tomb Raider

52.3 FPS

Radeon RX Vega 56 8GB Crossfire gets 52.9 FPS on Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

52.9 FPS

Radeon RX Vega 56 8GB Crossfire gets 55.3 FPS on Total War: Warhammer 2

Total War: Warhammer 2

55.3 FPS

Radeon RX Vega 56 8GB Crossfire gets 55.3 FPS on Red Dead Redemption 2

Red Dead Redemption 2

55.3 FPS

Radeon RX Vega 56 8GB Crossfire gets 57 FPS on Metro: Exodus

Metro: Exodus

57 FPS

Radeon RX Vega 56 8GB Crossfire gets 58 FPS on Assassins Creed: Unity

Assassins Creed: Unity

58 FPS

Radeon RX Vega 56 8GB Crossfire gets 61 FPS on Just Cause 4

Just Cause 4

61 FPS

Radeon RX Vega 56 8GB Crossfire gets 63.4 FPS on Grand Theft Auto V

Grand Theft Auto V

63.4 FPS

Radeon RX Vega 56 8GB Crossfire gets 69.3 FPS on Hitman 2 (2018)

Hitman 2 (2018)

69.3 FPS

Radeon RX Vega 56 8GB Crossfire gets 71.1 FPS on Crysis 3

Crysis 3

71.1 FPS

Radeon RX Vega 56 8GB Crossfire gets 72.7 FPS on The Witcher III

The Witcher III

72.7 FPS

Radeon RX Vega 56 8GB Crossfire gets 73.1 FPS on Assassins Creed: Odyssey

Assassins Creed: Odyssey

73.1 FPS

Radeon RX Vega 56 8GB Crossfire gets 80.4 FPS on Assassins Creed: Origins

Assassins Creed: Origins

80.4 FPS

Radeon RX Vega 56 8GB Crossfire gets 87.3 FPS on Far Cry 5

Far Cry 5

87.3 FPS

Radeon RX Vega 56 8GB Crossfire gets 88.4 FPS on Far Cry: New Dawn

Far Cry: New Dawn

88.4 FPS

Radeon RX Vega 56 8GB Crossfire gets 96.6 FPS on Battlefield V

Battlefield V

96.6 FPS

Radeon RX Vega 56 8GB Crossfire gets 115.7 FPS on Forza Horizon 4

Forza Horizon 4

115.7 FPS

Radeon RX Vega 56 8GB Crossfire gets 118.3 FPS on Rise of the Tomb Raider

Rise of the Tomb Raider

118.3 FPS

Radeon RX Vega 56 8GB Crossfire gets 124 FPS on Battlefield 1

Battlefield 1

124 FPS

GPU Architecture

Core Speed1500 MHzvs1126 MHz
Boost Clock-vs1216 MHz
ArchitectureVega 10 XLMaxwell GM204-400-A1 (x2)
OC Potential - vs Fair
Driver Support - vs Great
Release Date30 Jul 2017vs19 Sep 2014
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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Comparison

Resolution Performance

1366x768
10
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1600x900
10
green tick vs green tick
10
1920x1080
10
green tick vs green tick
10
2560x1440
10
green tick vs
9.9
3840x2160
9.1
green tick vs
7.8

GPU Memory

Memory8192 MBvs8192 MB
Memory Speed500 MHzvs1753 MHz
Memory Bus2048 Bitvs512 Bit
Memory TypeHBM-2vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth256GB/secvs448.8GB/sec
L2 Cache 0 KB vs green tick 4096 KB
Delta Color Compression no vs yes
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%
Comparison

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units3584vs4096
Actual Shader Performance100%vs100%
Technology14nmvs28nm
Texture Mapping Units224vs256
Texture Rate336 GTexel/svs288.3 GTexel/s
Render Output Units56vs128
Pixel Rate84 GPixel/svs144.1 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)7680x4320vs4096x2160
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections0vs1
HDMI Connections1vs1
DisplayPort Connections4vs-
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power300 Wattsvs350 Watts
Recommended PSU600 Watts & 42 Ampsvs750 Watts & 42 Amps

GPU Features

DirectX12vs12.1
Shader Model5.0vs5.0
Open GL4.4vs4.5
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono
SLI/Crossfireyesvsno
Dedicatedyesvsyes
Comparison

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorAMD Ryzen R7 1700vsIntel Core i7-5820K 6-Core 3.3GHz
Recommended RAM16 GBvs16 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution3840x2160vs5760x1080

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
Overview
GeForce GTX 980 4GB SLI is a solution of two GeForce GTX 980 4GB put together using NVIDIA's SLI technology.

Architecture
The Second variant of the Maxwell Architecture, despite being also manufactured with a 28nm technology, has an extremely large L2 Cache and features a Third Generation Delta Color Compression which allows NVIDIA to produce Graphics Cards with relatively small memory data transfer rates, without causing too much impact on the overall performance. Furthermore, the Shaders have been redesigned and are both more powerful and energy efficient.

GPU
It consists of 2 GPUs codenamed GM204-400-A1 which, together, offer 4096 Shader Processing Units, 256 TMUs and 128 ROPs, on a 512-bit memory interface of fast GDDR5. The central unit runs at 1126MHz and goes up to 1216MHz, in Turbo Mode, while the memory clock operates at 1753MHz.

Power Consumption
Power Consumption lies between 300W and 400W.

Performance
Gaming benchmarks prove that at 4K (3840x2160) GeForce GTX 980 4GB SLI is over 7% faster than AMD's Radeon R9 295X2.

System Suggestions
We recommend a very strong processor (Intel Core i7 Six Core/AMD FX Eight Core) and 16GB of RAM for a system with GeForce GTX 980 4GB SLI.
Recommended CPU
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Possible GPU Upgrades
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GPU Variants
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