AMD's RX Vega 64 is 20 percent faster than the GTX 1080 in DX12
All gamers who are into VR games should take a closer look at the results achieved by two of AMD's and NVIDIA's top graphics cards in Futuremark's VRMark Cyan Room benchmarking tool because the results might surprise them. After the initial shock, they might also change their mind and buy the RX Vega 56/64 instead of the GeForce GTX 1080 (or even the more expensive GeForce GTX 1080 Ti).
According to AMD's charts published earlier today by Overclock3D, the Vega RX 64 and the slightly less potent RX Vega 56 are both faster than the GeForce GTX 1080 by NVIDIA. The two charts reveal the Cyan Room scores in points and frames per second. These are the first four cards in the list and their results:
- Radeon RX Vega 64 - 7776 points and 170 fps
- Radeon RX Vega 56 - 7437 points and 162 fps
- GeForce GTX 1080 - 6437 points and 140 fps
- GeForce GTX 1070 Ti - 5950 points and 130 fps
In addition to the cards above, the charts also list two popular cards that have been selling really well in the past few months. However, their results are far from impressive - 4721 points and 103 fps for the Radeon RX 580 and only 3764 points/82 fps for the GeForce GTX 1060.
It will be very interesting to see the results achieved by NVIDIA as well, not to mention those obtained by the gamers with mid-range processors and powerful video cards. For the scenario mentioned above, AMD used a Ryzen 7 1800X processor and 16 GB of 2933 MHz memory.
The next few driver updates from both AMD and NVIDIA should make things clear for those looking to get a new video card for VR gaming. In terms of pricing, the AMD RX Vega 64 is usually about 15 to 20 percent more expensive than the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080. However, even the cheaper RX Vega 56 is noticeably faster than the similarly priced GeForce GTX 1080 (both available starting around US$500).