AMD brought its slightly lower-end graphics card Vega 56 ( lower than Vega 64 only) t the scene just recently and has gone out of stock in a matter of minutes. GPU-Z says that a Vega 56 can be unlocked into a full-fat RX Vega 64. Obviously, there are a number of reasons that make Vega 56 slightly slower than the Vega 64 and one of them is the fact that the Vega 56 BIOS is 2% slower than that of Vega 64.
How Does Upgrading The BIOS Helps?
Due to the increased core count in Vega, flashing the BIOS doesn’t affect it much but what we can affect, is the clock speed. Flashing the Vega 64’s BIOS in Vega 56 can surely increase the clock speed and that is what we need. Speaking of the key features of Vega 64 and Vega 56 BIOS, here they are:
- 1545 MHz boost clock speed along with 945 MHz HBM2 clock for Vega 64
- 1471 MHz boost clock speed and 800 MHz memory clock speed for Vega 56
So technically speaking, flashing the BIOS will definitely yield better results and also, we have received reports that the RX Vega 56 was overclocked at 1650 MHz (core) 2200 MHz (memory). This will definitely make the Vega 56 a prominent choice for many instead of the other available options.