Earlier this week, AMD formally announced its high-end Radeon RX Vega graphics cards. During the event, the company revealed how the RX Vega 64 “trades blows with the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080”. However, not much was revealed regarding the performance potential of the more affordable RX Vega 56. Leaked benchmarks of the Radeon RX Vega 56 have now surfaced on the web, courtesy of the folks at TweakTown. The early benchmark results suggest the new AMD graphics card will outperform NVIDIA’s GeForce GTX 1070 in most games.
AMD Radeon RX Vega 56 Benchmarks
|Game||Radeon RX Vega 56||GeForce GTX 1070|
|Battlefield 1||95.4 FPS||72.2 FPS|
|Civilization 6||85.1 FPS||72.2 FPS|
|DOOM||101.2 FPS||84.6 FPS|
|COD:IW||99.9 FPS||92.1 FPS|
The above benchmarks results were achieved on a system with an Intel Core i7-7700K CPU clocked at 4.2 GHz, 16GB of DDR4-3000 RAM, Windows 10 OS, and 2560 x 1440 resolution. AMD’s Radeon RX Vega 56 impresses the most in Battlefield 1, where it manages to deliver 32% higher FPS than the GTX 1070. The gap between the two cards is the smallest in Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare, where the Vega 56 manages “only” 8% higher FPS than the GTX 1070.
Provided the above numbers are indeed accurate, AMD certainly has a winner in its hands. With a starting price of just $399, the Radeon RX Vega 56 should be able to steal many customers away from NVIDIA’s GeForce GTX 1070, which is currently available for around the $450 mark in the US. In India, the Radeon RX Vega 56 will start at Rs.25,500, which is roughly Rs.10,000 cheaper than the more affordable GTX 1070 cards available in India. In fact, there are quite a few GTX 1060 6GB cards on sale in India that cost higher than Rs.25,500. You can expect the new Radeon RX Vega cards to be in stock at your nearest PC hardware retailer later this month.