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First released in August 2017, the AMD Radeon RX Vega 56 is one of only two AMD RX series high-end consumer graphics cards. The card competes with Nvidia’s GTX 1070 and 1070 Ti cards. While the cards sport the same amount of memory, the Vega 56 has significantly less market share than either Nvidia card.
This is the first time AMD has released a Vega series; however, they do have other graphics cards, like the R9 Fury X, that also compete with Nvidia’s high-end cards.
Like the name suggests, the Vega 56 has 56 compute units, or 3584 stream processors. This is a significant step up from the model below the Vega 56, the RX 580, which has 36 compute units.
A key difference between the Vega and the 500 series Radeon graphics cards is the use of HBM2 memory in the Vega cards instead of the typical GDDR5 used in the RX 500 series or the GDDR5X memory used in Nvidia's high-end graphics cards like the GTX 1080. HBM2 is generally more energy efficient than GDDR5, and, compared to AMD's other current generation cards, also has significantly more memory bandwidth.