Testing the AMD Vega 64 Vs the Vega 56 at the same clock speeds tells us how much of an improvement the full Vega 10 GPU is as compared to the cut-down version. At this point, paying the extra money for the AMD Vega 64 cannot be justified and by the end of this article, you will see why.
It is important to note here that keeping the frequencies in check is not an easy task as the GPUs try and ramp up and down according to the load. The frequency can be different in a benchmark and can go up and down in a game. This is great for people that do not do manual overclocking, but it is an issue for those who do.
While the clock speeds of both these GPUs differ, the idea here is to get them as close as possible if not perfectly the same. The point of this test is that more than 90% of the performance that you get in games depends on clock speeds and the additional $100-150 that you are paying for the AMD Vega 64 is hard to justify when you are only getting a minor 2-3% increase in performance.
You can check out the benchmarks below for the details:
You can see from these performance numbers that AMD Vega 64 and Vega 56 perform pretty much the same when the clock speeds are the same. If you are wondering which GPU you should get then you might be better off waiting a bit and getting the Nvidia GTX 1070 Ti that is due later this month.
As of right now the AMD Vega 56 beats the GTX 1070 but the upcoming Nvidia GTX 1070 Ti will be able to beat the Vega 56. You can check out more benchmarks here.
Let us know what you think about this comparison between the AMD Vega 64 and Vega 56 and whether or not you are willing to wait for the Nvidia GTX 1070 Ti.