AMD RX Vega 56 Benchmarks Leaked GTX 1070 Killer?

AMD RX Vega 56 benchmarks have been leaked by TweakTown, where they claim to have received info from industry insiders regarding the upcoming Vega 56’s performance. If you don’t know the Vega 56 is the slightly cut-down version of the flagship Vega 64. The name 56 comes from 56 next-generation compute units (NGCUs) instead of Vega 64’s 64 compute units. Rest of spaces includes 3,548 Stream processors,192 TMUs, 64 ROPs, 8 GB of HBM2 memory and a memory bandwidth of 410 GB/s. The Vega 56 has been announced to retail for about $399, or $499 with one of AMD’s new Radeon Packs.

The RX Vega 56 benchmarks were running on a system configured with an Intel Core i7-7700K @ 4.2GHz, 16 GB of DDR4-3000 MHz RAM, and Windows 10 at 2560 x 1440 resolution.

The Benchmark results:

Battlefield 1 (Ultra settings): 95.4 FPS (GTX 1070: 72.2 FPS; 32% in favor of Vega 56)

Civilization 6 (Ultra settings, 4x MSAA): 85.1 FPS (GTX 1070: 72.2 FPS; 17% in favor of Vega 56)

DOOM (Ultra settings, 8x TSAA): 101.2 FPS (GTX 1070: 84.6 FPS; 20% in favor of Vega 56)

Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare (High preset): 99.9 FPS (GTX 1070: 92.1 FPS; 8% in favor of Vega 56)

If these results are correct, then this means NVIDIA’s GTX 1070 which previously was the sweet spot in price to performance will lose its position to the RX Vega 56. This performance coupled with a lower cost of a FreeSync monitor makes a great value, but these results are not confirmed, and we have to wait for the reviews to come out.