Radeon RX Vega 56 vs GeForce GTX 970

Radeon RX Vega 56
Memory: 8192Mb HBM2DESKTOP
Release date: 8 Aug 2017
Radeon RX Vega 56
GeForce GTX 970
Memory: 4096Mb GDDR5DESKTOP
Release date: 19 Sep 2014
GeForce GTX 970

Summary

Gaming performance index

  • Radeon RX Vega 56
    177%
  • GeForce GTX 970
    100%

Relative performance

Reasons to consider Radeon RX Vega 56

77% higher gaming performance.
This is a much newer product, it might have better long term support.
Supports Direct3D 12 Async Compute.
Supports FreeSync.
Supports ReLive (allows game streaming/recording with minimum performance penalty).
Supports TrueAudio.

Reasons to consider GeForce GTX 970

62 watts lower power draw. This might be a strong point if your current power supply is not enough to handle the Radeon RX Vega 56 .
Supports PhysX.
Supports G-Sync.
Supports ShadowPlay (allows game streaming/recording with minimum performance penalty).

Radeon RX Vega 56

HWBench recommends Radeon RX Vega 56

The Radeon RX Vega 56 is the better performing card based on the game benchmark suite used (49 combinations of games and resolutions).


Specifications

Core Configuration

Radeon RX Vega 56GeForce GTX 970
GPU NameVega 10 (Vega 10 XL)vsGM204 (GM204-200-A1)
Fab Process14 nmvs28 nm
Die Size484 mm²vs398 mm²
Transistors12,500 millionvs5,200 million
Shaders3584vs1664
Compute Units56vs13
Core clock1156 MHzvs1050 MHz
ROPs64vs56
TMUs224vs104

Memory Configuration

Radeon RX Vega 56GeForce GTX 970
Memory TypeHBM2vsGDDR5
Bus Width2048 bitvs256 bit
Memory Speed800 MHz
1600 MHz effective
vs1753 MHz
7012 MHz effective
Memory Size8192 Mbvs4096 Mb

Additional details

Radeon RX Vega 56GeForce GTX 970
TDP210 wattsvs148 watts
Release Date8 Aug 2017vs19 Sep 2014

Raw Performance comparison

Pixel Rate

  • Radeon RX Vega 56
    94.14 GP/s
  • GeForce GTX 970
    58.80 GP/s

GigaPixels - higher is better

Texel Rate

  • Radeon RX Vega 56
    329.50 GT/s
  • GeForce GTX 970
    109.20 GT/s

GigaTexels - higher is better

Memory bandwidth

  • Radeon RX Vega 56
    409.60 GB/s
  • GeForce GTX 970
    224.40 GB/s

GB/s - higher is better

Single precision performance

  • Radeon RX Vega 56
    10544.00 GFLOPs
  • GeForce GTX 970
    3494.00 GFLOPs

GFLOPs - higher is better

Game benchmarks

Ashes Of The Singularity

High Quality Mode, 8 millon samples, 2xMSAA, DirectX 12, Windows 10 x64

  • Radeon RX Vega 56
    79
  • GeForce GTX 970
    41

FPS (higher is better)

Dishonored 2

Ultra Quality,DX11, Windows 10 x64

  • Radeon RX Vega 56
    53
  • GeForce GTX 970
    36

FPS (higher is better)

Far Cry 5

Ultra quality DirectX11 Windows10 x64

  • Radeon RX Vega 56
    74
  • GeForce GTX 970
    37

FPS (higher is better)

Far Cry Primal

DX11, Very High Settings

  • Radeon RX Vega 56
    72
  • GeForce GTX 970
    43

FPS (higher is better)

Gears of War 4

Ultra Quality, DirectX 12, Windows 10 x64

  • Radeon RX Vega 56
    76
  • GeForce GTX 970
    44

FPS (higher is better)

Ghost Recon - Wildlands

Very high Quality, DX11, Windows 10 x64

  • Radeon RX Vega 56
    57
  • GeForce GTX 970
    39

FPS (higher is better)

Grand Theft Auto V

DX11, Max Details, 16:1 AF, 2xMSAA

  • Radeon RX Vega 56
    81
  • GeForce GTX 970
    55

FPS (higher is better)

Kingdom Come: Deliverance

Very high quality DirectX11 Windows10 x64

  • Radeon RX Vega 56
    51
  • GeForce GTX 970
    29

FPS (higher is better)

Middle-Earth Shadow of War

Ultra Quality, HR Textures, DirectX11, Windows 10 x64

  • Radeon RX Vega 56
    61
  • GeForce GTX 970
    31

FPS (higher is better)

Rise Of The Tomb Raider

Very High Details, Pure Hair On, FXAA/HBAO+ enabled, 16x AF, DirectX12, Windows 10 x64

  • Radeon RX Vega 56
    75
  • GeForce GTX 970
    42

FPS (higher is better)

Shadow of the Tomb Raider

Highest Detail, Pure Hair On, HBAO+, DirectX 12, Windows 10 x64

  • Radeon RX Vega 56
    54
  • GeForce GTX 970
    29

FPS (higher is better)

Sniper Elite 4

Ultra Quality, DirectX 12, Windows 10 x64

  • Radeon RX Vega 56
    80
  • GeForce GTX 970
    45

FPS (higher is better)

Star Wars Battlefront II

Ultra quality DirectX12 Windows10 x64

  • Radeon RX Vega 56
    90
  • GeForce GTX 970
    49

FPS (higher is better)

Strange Brigade

Ultra quality DirectX12 Async Compute Windows10 x64

  • Radeon RX Vega 56
    85
  • GeForce GTX 970
    45

FPS (higher is better)

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

DX11,Max Details, 16:1 HQ-AF, +AA

  • Radeon RX Vega 56
    67
  • GeForce GTX 970
    42

FPS (higher is better)

Wolfenstein II The New Colossus

Main Leben! quality preset- Vulkan Windows 10x64

  • Radeon RX Vega 56
    79
  • GeForce GTX 970
    32

FPS (higher is better)

Destiny 2

Highest quality DirectX11 Windows10 x64

  • Radeon RX Vega 56
    109
  • GeForce GTX 970
    75

FPS (higher is better)

Dishonored 2

Ultra Quality,DX11, Windows 10 x64

  • Radeon RX Vega 56
    75
  • GeForce GTX 970
    47

FPS (higher is better)

Far Cry 5

Ultra quality DirectX11 Windows10 x64

  • Radeon RX Vega 56
    101
  • GeForce GTX 970
    53

FPS (higher is better)

Far Cry Primal

DX11, Very High Settings

  • Radeon RX Vega 56
    100
  • GeForce GTX 970
    62

FPS (higher is better)

Gears of War 4

Ultra Quality, DirectX 12, Windows 10 x64

  • Radeon RX Vega 56
    116
  • GeForce GTX 970
    76

FPS (higher is better)

Ghost Recon - Wildlands

Very high Quality, DX11, Windows 10 x64

  • Radeon RX Vega 56
    75
  • GeForce GTX 970
    54

FPS (higher is better)

Grand Theft Auto V

DX11, Max Details, 16:1 AF, 2xMSAA

  • Radeon RX Vega 56
    122
  • GeForce GTX 970
    79

FPS (higher is better)

Kingdom Come: Deliverance

Very high quality DirectX11 Windows10 x64

  • Radeon RX Vega 56
    75
  • GeForce GTX 970
    49

FPS (higher is better)

Middle-Earth Shadow of War

Ultra Quality, HR Textures, DirectX11, Windows 10 x64

  • Radeon RX Vega 56
    88
  • GeForce GTX 970
    47

FPS (higher is better)

Resident Evil 7

Maximun Quality, DX11, Windows 10 x64

  • Radeon RX Vega 56
    123
  • GeForce GTX 970
    77

FPS (higher is better)

Rise Of The Tomb Raider

Very High Details, Pure Hair On, FXAA/HBAO+ enabled, 16x AF, DirectX12, Windows 10 x64

  • Radeon RX Vega 56
    112
  • GeForce GTX 970
    63

FPS (higher is better)

Shadow of the Tomb Raider

Highest Detail, Pure Hair On, HBAO+, DirectX 12, Windows 10 x64

  • Radeon RX Vega 56
    81
  • GeForce GTX 970
    44

FPS (higher is better)

Sniper Elite 4

Ultra Quality, DirectX 12, Windows 10 x64

  • Radeon RX Vega 56
    110
  • GeForce GTX 970
    62

FPS (higher is better)

Star Wars Battlefront II

Ultra quality DirectX12 Windows10 x64

  • Radeon RX Vega 56
    118
  • GeForce GTX 970
    78

FPS (higher is better)

Strange Brigade

Ultra quality DirectX12 Async Compute Windows10 x64

  • Radeon RX Vega 56
    116
  • GeForce GTX 970
    66

FPS (higher is better)

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

DX11,Max Details, 16:1 HQ-AF, +AA

  • Radeon RX Vega 56
    90
  • GeForce GTX 970
    53

FPS (higher is better)

Wolfenstein II The New Colossus

Main Leben! quality preset- Vulkan Windows 10x64

  • Radeon RX Vega 56
    114
  • GeForce GTX 970
    47

FPS (higher is better)

Destiny 2

Highest quality DirectX11 Windows10 x64

  • Radeon RX Vega 56
    43
  • GeForce GTX 970
    29

FPS (higher is better)

Dishonored 2

Ultra Quality,DX11, Windows 10 x64

  • Radeon RX Vega 56
    30
  • GeForce GTX 970
    25

FPS (higher is better)

Far Cry 5

Ultra quality DirectX11 Windows10 x64

  • Radeon RX Vega 56
    39
  • GeForce GTX 970
    18

FPS (higher is better)

Far Cry Primal

DX11, Very High Settings

  • Radeon RX Vega 56
    40
  • GeForce GTX 970
    23

FPS (higher is better)

Gears of War 4

Ultra Quality, DirectX 12, Windows 10 x64

  • Radeon RX Vega 56
    38
  • GeForce GTX 970
    20

FPS (higher is better)

Ghost Recon - Wildlands

Very high Quality, DX11, Windows 10 x64

  • Radeon RX Vega 56
    35
  • GeForce GTX 970
    21

FPS (higher is better)

Grand Theft Auto V

DX11, Max Details, 16:1 AF, 2xMSAA

  • Radeon RX Vega 56
    43
  • GeForce GTX 970
    27

FPS (higher is better)

Kingdom Come: Deliverance

Very high quality DirectX11 Windows10 x64

  • Radeon RX Vega 56
    25
  • GeForce GTX 970
    14

FPS (higher is better)

Middle-Earth Shadow of War

Ultra Quality, HR Textures, DirectX11, Windows 10 x64

  • Radeon RX Vega 56
    36
  • GeForce GTX 970
    19

FPS (higher is better)

Rise Of The Tomb Raider

Very High Details, Pure Hair On, FXAA/HBAO+ enabled, 16x AF, DirectX12, Windows 10 x64

  • Radeon RX Vega 56
    40
  • GeForce GTX 970
    19

FPS (higher is better)

Shadow of the Tomb Raider

Highest Detail, Pure Hair On, HBAO+, DirectX 12, Windows 10 x64

  • Radeon RX Vega 56
    28
  • GeForce GTX 970
    14

FPS (higher is better)

Sniper Elite 4

Ultra Quality, DirectX 12, Windows 10 x64

  • Radeon RX Vega 56
    48
  • GeForce GTX 970
    26

FPS (higher is better)

Star Wars Battlefront II

Ultra quality DirectX12 Windows10 x64

  • Radeon RX Vega 56
    48
  • GeForce GTX 970
    25

FPS (higher is better)

Strange Brigade

Ultra quality DirectX12 Async Compute Windows10 x64

  • Radeon RX Vega 56
    51
  • GeForce GTX 970
    25

FPS (higher is better)

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

DX11,Max Details, 16:1 HQ-AF, +AA

  • Radeon RX Vega 56
    39
  • GeForce GTX 970
    25

FPS (higher is better)

Wolfenstein II The New Colossus

Main Leben! quality preset- Vulkan Windows 10x64

  • Radeon RX Vega 56
    47
  • GeForce GTX 970
    19

FPS (higher is better)