AMD Radeon RX Vega 56 (Vega 10 XL mobile) vs NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Max-Q (8GB GDDR5X) – the Max-Q GPU wins this battle

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It would probably come as no surprise that we keep confronting graphics cards by the two world tech leaders AMD and NVIDIA. This time we will put to tests the AMD Radeon RX Vega 56 (Vega 10 XL mobile) and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Max-Q (8GB GDDR5X). The procedure goes as follows: we take a look through their specifications and then compare their results in our 4 benchmark tests in order to find out which is the better GPU option.

Specs overview

A quick look through the specs of the AMD Radeon RX Vega 56 unveils 3584 shading units, 224 texture mapping units, and 64 ROPs. Builts upon a 14 nm process, the graphics card is based on the Vega10 XL architecture and boasts support for DirectX 12.0. On top of that, it is equipped with 8192 MB HBM2 memory connected using a 2048-bit memory interface. Additionally, AMD Radeon RX Vega 56 is running at a base frequency of 1302 MHz, while the TDP is rated at 210W.

Moving on, its opponent – NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Max-Q is part of the GP104 architecture with a total of 2560 cores. Using the 16nm FinFET process, it offers support for Multi-Projection, VR Ready, G-Sync, Vulkan, Multi-Monitor. The specs sheet is complemented by a base frequency of 1101 – 1290 MHz while the boost frequencies are set between 1278 and 1458 MHz. In addition, the memory uses a 256-bit bus and has 8GB of GDDR5X VRAM. As for the TDP, it is rated at around 90 to 110 W.

AMD Radeon RX Vega 56 (Vega 10 XL mobile) – specs

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Ranking 7
Manufacturing Process 14 nm
Architecture Vega10 XL
Base frequency 1302 MHz
Memory Type HBM2
Memory Frequency 800 MHz
Memory bandwith 409.6 GB/sec
Released Q2 2018
Power consumption
Cores 3584
Maximum frequency
Memory Capacity 8192 GB
Memory bus 2048-bit
Drivers www.amd.com
Supported technologies Radeon™ VR Ready Premium, Radeon™ FreeSync Technology, Radeon™ Chill, Radeon™ ReLive, DirectX® 12 Technology, AMD Eyefinity Technology (Gaming), Catalyst Software, Frame Rate Target Control, OpenCL 2.0, OpenGL 4.5, AMD PowerTune, Technology, TressFX Hair, TrueAudio Next, Unified Video Decoder (UVD), Video Code Engine (VCE), Virtual Super Resolution, The Vulkan® API, AMD ZeroCore Power Technology
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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Max-Q (8GB GDDR5X) – specs
Ranking 5
Manufacturing Process 16 nm
Architecture Pascal
Base frequency 1290 MHz
Memory Type GDDR5X
Memory Frequency 1251 MHz
Memory bandwith 320 GB/sec
Released Q2 2017
Power consumption 150 W
Cores 2560
Maximum frequency 1468 MHz
Memory Capacity 8 GB
Memory bus 256-bit
Drivers www.nvidia.com
Supported technologies Multi-Projection, VR Ready, G-SYNC, Vulkan, Multi Monitor

Benchmarks

  • 3DMark Fire Strike (G) : Results are from the 3DMark: Fire Strike (Graphics) benchmark (higher the score, the better)

AMD Radeon RX Vega 56 (Vega 10 XL mobile) – Acer Predator Helios 500

PRICE : Not available

PERFORMANCE : 17394.00

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Max-Q (8GB GDDR5X) – ASUS ROG Zephyrus GX501VI

PRICE : $2902.99

PERFORMANCE : 17231.00 (-0.4%)

  • Unigine Heaven 3.0 : Results are from the Unigine Heaven 3.0 benchmark (higher the score, the better)

AMD Radeon RX Vega 56 (Vega 10 XL mobile) – Acer Predator Helios 500

PRICE : Not available

PERFORMANCE : 3890.00

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Max-Q (8GB GDDR5X) – ASUS ROG Zephyrus GX501VI

PRICE : $2902.99

PERFORMANCE : 5037.00 (+17.2%)

  • Unigine Heaven 4.0 : Results are from the Unigine Heaven 4.0 benchmark (higher the score, the better)

AMD Radeon RX Vega 56 (Vega 10 XL mobile) – Acer Predator Helios 500

PRICE : Not available

PERFORMANCE : 3159.00

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Max-Q (8GB GDDR5X) – ASUS ROG Zephyrus GX501VI

PRICE : $2902.99

PERFORMANCE : 4031.00 (+17.5%)

  • Unigine Superposition : Results are from the Unigine Superposition benchmark (higher the score, the better)

AMD Radeon RX Vega 56 (Vega 10 XL mobile) – Acer Predator Helios 500

PRICE : Not available

PERFORMANCE : 3328.00

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Max-Q (8GB GDDR5X) – ASUS ROG Zephyrus GX501VI

PRICE : $2902.99

PERFORMANCE : 3432.0 (+1%)

The charts above show an approximate comparison between the two GPUs that can be found in Acer Predator Helios 500and ASUS ROG Zephyrus GX501VI respectively. For starters, the results in our Fire Strike (Graphics) benchmark are really close – AMD Radeon RX Vega 56 shows just around 1% better performance. However, the difference in numbers becomes more significant when it comes to the Unigine Heaven 3.0 and 4.0 benchmarks as NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Max-Q outperforms its rival with 29% and 28% respectively. And finally, the performance of the two counterparts is fairly similar as far as our Unigine Superposition benchmark is concerned – NVIDIA’s option wins by just 3%.

Conclusion

If we take into account everything we’ve said so far, the true winner in today’s battle of GPUs would be NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Max-Q as it outperforms its AMD rival in 3/4 benchmarks.

All laptops equipped with the AMD Radeon RX Vega 56
Acer Predator Helios 500 – Not available
  • AMD Ryzen 7 2700
  • AMD Radeon RX Vega 56 (Vega 10 XL mobile)
  • 1000.00GB HDD + 256.00GB SSD
  • 32.00GB RAM
All laptops equipped with the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Max-Q
ASUS ROG Zephyrus (GX501V) – $2849.00
  • Intel Core i7-7700HQ
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Max-Q (8GB GDDR5X)
  • 0.00GB HDD + 1000.00GB SSD
  • 16.00GB RAM
AORUS X5 MD – $2899.00
  • Intel Core i7-7820HK
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Max-Q (8GB GDDR5X)
  • 1000.00GB HDD + 256.00GB SSD
  • 32.00GB RAM

(laptopmedia.com, http://bit.ly/2LchXuN)

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