Even in its downsized form, the AMD Radeon RX Vega graphics card destroyed the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 on all four video games used in the latest benchmark testing. The cut-down die based on Vega 10 architecture simply outclassed its NVIDIA counterpart by 15.2 frames per second, equivalent to an average of 15.93% (based on the highest registered frames per second between the two graphic cards).

Tech website TweakTown recently reported that all benchmark test numbers lean toward the stripped-down version of AMD Vega 10. Thus, once this graphics card is released, there will be a new king of mainstream GPU (market value between $350 and $450).

Benchmark test results

According to the source of this benchmark test between the upcoming AMD Vega GPU and GeForce GTX 1070, there were two PC systems with identical specifications used. The PCs were powered by Intel Core i7-7700K @4.2GHz, 16GB DDR4-3000MHz RAM and installed with Microsoft Windows 10.

The benchmark testing used four of the biggest games in the market today: “Battlefield 1,” “DOOM,” “Civilization 6,” and “Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare.” All settings are set to run at 2560x1440.

The game settings were set to the highest level with “Battlefield 1” running on Ultra settings; “Civilization 6” running on Ultra with 4x MSAA; “DOOM” running at Ultra with 8x TSAA enabled; and, “Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare” running on High Preset.

The results were stunning, in favor of the upcoming AMD Radeon RX Vega 56.

Vega 56 vs. GTX 1070

The cut-down die version of AMD Radeon RX Vega got an impressive average score of 95.4 frames per second compared to NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 which scored a lowly 80.2 frames per second. This is a difference of 15.2 frames per second or about 18.84%.

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The individual benchmark results have an fps difference range from 7.8 to 23.2 with the Vega 10-based GPU registering the highest differential score on “Battlefield 1.” The other results are as follows: “DOOM” – 16.6fps, “Civilization 6” – 12.9fps, and “Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare” – 7.8fps.

If only these benchmark results are the basis of crowning the best mainstream graphics card, this Vega 56 graphics card is the runaway victor.

Plus, this Vega 10-based cut-down graphics card is cheaper by $50 compared to the NVIDIA graphics card which has a price of $449 for its Founders Edition.

As the name implies, this cut-down die version only has 56 compute units. It is powered by 8GB HBM2, a 2048-bit memory bus, and a memory bandwidth of 410GB/s.