In a recent benchmark done by ComputerBase on Forza 7, the AMD Radeon RX Vega 64 was found to be 23% faster than the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Graphics Card.
The RX Vega 56 was also found to be 10% faster than the GTX 1080 Ti. This is a very interesting turn of events, and newer games could also run better on Vega 64 if optimization on DX12 is done right.
The game was ran at Maxed Out Settings with 8X MSAA, and on the following specifications:-
- CPU:- Intel Core i7 6850K 4.3GHz
- RAM :- 16GB DDR4 3000MHz Quad Channel
And various GPUs like RX Vega 64, RX Vega 56, GTX 1080 Ti, GTX 1070, GTX 1060, RX 580, etc. The drivers used were Crimson ReLive 17.93 and 385.69 for AMD and NVIDIA respectively. These drivers are optimized for Forza 7 and are new.
NVIDIA ‘wins’ on 4K, but frame-times are most stable on AMD.
On 3840×2160 [4K] Resolution, the GTX 1080 Ti wins, but the Vega 64 still outperforms the GTX 1080 and Vega 56 gets the same FPS as the GTX 1080.
All benchmarks were done by ComputerBase.
DirectX 12 (DX12) has a ‘multi-threaded’ nature. According to WCCFTECH’s Article, AMD has released a driver which is far better in DirectX 12 compared to NVIDIA.
In conclusion, AMD’s GPUs are definitely stronger than NVIDIA’s GPUs in properly optimized DirectX 12 (DX12) API Titles. Will this higher performance trend of AMD GPUs continue in newer games? It depends on the DX12 Optimization.
AMD’s partnership with Bethesda might also result in higher performance on AMD GPUs compared to NVIDIA GPUs. Only time will tell if this is true.
Stay tuned for more updates.