The PowerColor Red Devil Vega 56 is an AMD Vega 56 custom graphics card worth looking into if you want to buy an AMD Vega custom graphics cards but we also know that Nvidia GT 1070 Ti has been released with the sole purpose of destroying the AMD Vega 56. So how do the custom AMD Vega graphics card hold up against the Nvidia GTX 1070 Ti?
While the PowerColor Red Devil Vega 56 did get a slight lead in some of the synthetic benchmarks it is the Nvidia GTX 1070 Ti that comes out on top at the end of the day. Here we are going to show you how well the Nvidia GTX 1070 Ti performs as compared to the PowerColor Red Devil Vega 56. The Nvidia GTX 1070 Ti in question here is the reference design model.
The blower style fan is not ideal and you can expect to get better performance from Nvidia GTX 1070 Ti custom models from AIB partners. You can can check out the performance difference between the two graphics cards below.
|Benchmark||Vega 56||GTX 1070 Ti|
|Fire Strike Ultra 4K||5032||4781|
|Time Spy DX12 1440p||9084||9010|
|Crysis 3 1080p||69||83|
|Crysis 3 1440p||44||53|
|Crysis 3 4K||22||25|
|FallOut 4 1080p||80||109|
|FallOut 4 1440p||50||70|
|FallOut 4 4K||24||35|
|Battlefield 1 1080p||135||140|
|Battlefield 1 1440p||102||104|
|Battlefield 1 4K||60||62|
|Shadow of War 1080p||90||84|
|Shadow of War 1440p||62||59|
|Shadow of War 4K||35||33|
|Destiny 2 1080p||122||131|
|Destiny 2 1440p||80||85|
|Destiny 2 4K||45||46|
While the AMD Vega 56 card competes well with the Nvidia GTX 1070 Ti, the 1070 Ti comes out on top in most cases. While the lead might not be all that significant in some cases, it is there nonetheless. Keeping in mind that the GTX 1070 Ti costs $449.99 and the Red Devil RX Vega 56 costs $599, you can see which on is better value for money.
AMD Vega cards had a bumpy start but are getting better with software updates but when it comes to AMD Vega 56 vs GTX 1070 Ti, the Nvidia GTX 1070 Ti is the clear winner and better value for money when it comes to gaming. This is the reference design model and you could still spend a bit more for a custom version and get even better performance.
Furthermore, the Nvidia GTX 1070 Ti is based on the Pascal architecture which can be overclocked better as compared to AMD Vega. This will get you better bang or your buck when you decide to overclock somewhere down the line. You can check out the most powerful GTX 1070 Ti version here and our recommended verison here.
Let us know what you think about these graphics cards and which one you would rather have.