After the release of AMD RX Vega’s high-end graphics card, the Vega 64, we are headed towards the release of AMD Vega 56. The slightly lower-end card as compared to Vega 64, is recorded to be an end to end competitor of Nvidia’s GTX 1070. Before release, the card was said to be sold at $399 but as you all know, AMD has already denied the fact and says that this was only the introductory price. However, talking about the performance of Vega 56, it is said to deliver a far better value proposition than GTX 1070.
Vega 56 vs. GTX 1070
Well, this has become a hot topic as the card was expected to deliver a strong punch upon its release. Speaking of the recent benchmark results, the GTX 1070 Founders Edition is found to be slightly on the lower side as compared to the Vega 56. The tests which we are talking about here were mostly conducted on 1440p or 4K resolution.
Here are the key features of the Vega 56 graphics lineup:
- High-bandwidth memory as compared to the traditional GDDR5 VRAM
- Compatible with FreeSync monitors
- Cheaper to get high refresh rates in Vega 56 as the compatible monitors for FreeSync technology cost much lesser than those of Nvidia
The Vega 56 is selling like hot cakes and the proof is that its complete stock was sold out in mere minutes. A similar thing happened to Vega 56’s price as the one happened to Vega 64. Though the card appeared with a $399 price tag on Amazon and Newegg this morning but things changed drastically. All the cards available in the stock were sold out so quickly that both the e-tailers had to bring down the product.