Radeon RX Vega 56 vs Radeon R9 280X

Radeon RX Vega 56
Memory: 8192Mb HBM2 DESKTOP
Release date: 8 Aug 2017
Radeon RX Vega 56
Radeon R9 280X
Memory: 3072Mb GDDR5 DESKTOP
Release date: 8 Oct 2013
Radeon R9 280X

Summary

Gaming performance index

  • Radeon RX Vega 56
    241%
  • Radeon R9 280X
    100%

Relative performance

Reasons to consider Radeon RX Vega 56

141% higher gaming performance.
40 watts lower power draw. This might be a strong point if your current power supply is not enough to handle the Radeon R9 280X .
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 Radeon R9 280X

Supports Direct3D 12 Async Compute.
Supports ReLive (allows game streaming/recording with minimum performance penalty).
Supports Mantle.

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 (14 combinations of games and resolutions).


Specifications

Core Configuration

Radeon RX Vega 56 Radeon R9 280X
GPU Name Vega 10 (Vega 10 XL) vs Tahiti (Tahiti XTL)
Fab Process 14 nm vs 28 nm
Die Size 484 mm² vs 352 mm²
Transistors 12,500 million vs 4,313 million
Shaders 3584 vs 2048
Compute Units 56 vs 32
Core clock 1156 MHz vs 850 MHz
ROPs 64 vs 32
TMUs 224 vs 128

Memory Configuration

Radeon RX Vega 56 Radeon R9 280X
Memory Type HBM2 vs GDDR5
Bus Width 2048 bit vs 384 bit
Memory Speed 800 MHz
1600 MHz effective
vs 1500 MHz
6000 MHz effective
Memory Size 8192 Mb vs 3072 Mb

Additional details

Radeon RX Vega 56 Radeon R9 280X
TDP 210 watts vs 250 watts
Release Date 8 Aug 2017 vs 8 Oct 2013

Raw Performance comparison

Pixel Rate

  • Radeon RX Vega 56
    94.14 GP/s
  • Radeon R9 280X
    27.20 GP/s

GigaPixels - higher is better

Texel Rate

  • Radeon RX Vega 56
    329.50 GT/s
  • Radeon R9 280X
    109.00 GT/s

GigaTexels - higher is better

Memory bandwidth

  • Radeon RX Vega 56
    409.60 GB/s
  • Radeon R9 280X
    288.00 GB/s

GB/s - higher is better

Single precision performance

  • Radeon RX Vega 56
    10544.00 GFLOPs
  • Radeon R9 280X
    3482.00 GFLOPs

GFLOPs - higher is better

Game benchmarks

Far Cry Primal

DX11, Very High Settings

  • Radeon RX Vega 56
    100
  • Radeon R9 280X
    49

FPS (higher is better)

Gears of War 4

Ultra Quality, DirectX 12, Windows 10 x64

  • Radeon RX Vega 56
    116
  • Radeon R9 280X
    48

FPS (higher is better)

Grand Theft Auto V

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

  • Radeon RX Vega 56
    122
  • Radeon R9 280X
    63

FPS (higher is better)

Sniper Elite 4

Ultra Quality, DirectX 12, Windows 10 x64

  • Radeon RX Vega 56
    110
  • Radeon R9 280X
    42

FPS (higher is better)

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

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

  • Radeon RX Vega 56
    90
  • Radeon R9 280X
    30

FPS (higher is better)

Far Cry Primal

DX11, Very High Settings

  • Radeon RX Vega 56
    72
  • Radeon R9 280X
    35

FPS (higher is better)

Gears of War 4

Ultra Quality, DirectX 12, Windows 10 x64

  • Radeon RX Vega 56
    76
  • Radeon R9 280X
    32

FPS (higher is better)

Grand Theft Auto V

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

  • Radeon RX Vega 56
    81
  • Radeon R9 280X
    47

FPS (higher is better)

Sniper Elite 4

Ultra Quality, DirectX 12, Windows 10 x64

  • Radeon RX Vega 56
    80
  • Radeon R9 280X
    32

FPS (higher is better)

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

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

  • Radeon RX Vega 56
    67
  • Radeon R9 280X
    25

FPS (higher is better)

Far Cry Primal

DX11, Very High Settings

  • Radeon RX Vega 56
    40
  • Radeon R9 280X
    13

FPS (higher is better)

Gears of War 4

Ultra Quality, DirectX 12, Windows 10 x64

  • Radeon RX Vega 56
    38
  • Radeon R9 280X
    14

FPS (higher is better)

Sniper Elite 4

Ultra Quality, DirectX 12, Windows 10 x64

  • Radeon RX Vega 56
    48
  • Radeon R9 280X
    22

FPS (higher is better)

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

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

  • Radeon RX Vega 56
    39
  • Radeon R9 280X
    16

FPS (higher is better)