Nvidia GTX 1070 Ti Vs AMD Vega 56: Which One Should You Buy?

Now that the Nvidia GTX 1070 Ti is out you must be wondering whether you should get one or wait for the custom AMD Vega 56 graphics cards to come out first. It is important to note that the Nvidia GTX 1070 Ti is just in time, keeping in mind how AMD Vega graphics cards are short in the market and if you can get one it will be marked up significantly.

The Nvidia GTX 1070 Ti fills in the gap between the GTX 1070 and the GTX 1080. It is supposed to compete with the AMD Vega 56 and from what we have seen so far it does that pretty well. The MSRP of the GTX 1070 Ti is $449 which is great considering that you are getting the performance of the GTX 1080 which costs $599.

The AMD Vega 56 MSRP is $399 but you will find it hard to find one at that price point. Let’s move on to performance and how well the two graphics cards compete against one another. If you are interested in making a build featuring the GTX 1070 Ti then you can also check out our $1500 build that also features Intel Coffee Lake.

Nvidia GTX 1070 Ti Vs AMD Vega 56: Performance

The main difference between the graphics cards is the memory type that has been used. While the Nvidia GTX 1070 Ti uses GDDR5 memory, Vega 56 uses HBM2 memory. When it comes to speed of the cards, the Nvidia GTX 1070 Ti takes the lead by 9%. The AMD Vega 56, on the other hand, offers 16% better texture detailing.

The Nvidia GTX 1070 Ti offers 10% better multi-rendering while the AMD Vega 56 offers 19% better compute splatting. The Nvidia GTX 1070 Ti also offers 21% faster NBody calculation. When both GPUs are overclocked we see that the peak texture detail is better on the AMD Vega 56 by 17% and peak multi-rendering is better on the GTX 1070 Ti by 20%.

Furthermore, peak NBody calculation is better by 22% on the Nvidia GTX 1070 Ti and the AMD Vega 56 is 11% better when it comes to peak complex splatting. The Nvidia GTX 1070 Ti performs better when it comes to lighting effects and reflection handling. The Nvidia GTX 1070 Ti might be a new graphics card but the Pascal architecture has been tried and tested.

Nvidia GTX 1070 Ti Vs AMD Vega 56: Gaming Benchmarks

We tested the Nvidia GTX 1070 Ti and the AMD Vega 56 in Grand Theft Auto V, Rise of the Tombraider, Doom and Hitman. All games have been tested at 1440p. The following are the results that we got.

You can see how well the GTX 1070 Ti performs as compared to the Vega 56 but you have to keep in mind that the performance will vary from game to game and there will be some cases where the AMD Vega 56 will come on top but in most cases, the GTX 1070 Ti takes the lead.

While the 1070 Ti does cost more if you consider the MRSP but you will see that things are different in the market. Furthermore, with the AMD Vega cards short in the market you are better off buying the GTX 1070 Ti now rather than waiting for the Vega cards. You can check out more GTX 1070 Ti Benchmarks here.

The performance of the graphics cards speaks for themselves. If you want to get the graphics card that offers the best performance, out of the two, then you have your answer.

Let us know what you think about the Nvidia GTX 1070 Ti and AMD Vega 56. Which one would you get?

Sarmad is our Senior Editor, and is also one of the more refined and cultured among us. He's 25, a finance major, and having the time of his life writing about videogames.