Radeon RX Vega 56 vs Radeon R9 280X

Radeon RX Vega 56
Memory: 8192Mb HBM2DESKTOP
Release date: 8 Aug 2017
Radeon RX Vega 56
Radeon R9 280X
Memory: 3072Mb GDDR5DESKTOP
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 56Radeon R9 280X
GPU NameVega 10 (Vega 10 XL)vsTahiti (Tahiti XTL)
Fab Process14 nmvs28 nm
Die Size484 mm²vs352 mm²
Transistors12,500 millionvs4,313 million
Shaders3584vs2048
Compute Units56vs32
Core clock1156 MHzvs850 MHz
ROPs64vs32
TMUs224vs128

Memory Configuration

Radeon RX Vega 56Radeon R9 280X
Memory TypeHBM2vsGDDR5
Bus Width2048 bitvs384 bit
Memory Speed800 MHz
1600 MHz effective
vs1500 MHz
6000 MHz effective
Memory Size8192 Mbvs3072 Mb

Additional details

Radeon RX Vega 56Radeon R9 280X
TDP210 wattsvs250 watts
Release Date8 Aug 2017vs8 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)