NVIDIA should worry: The AMD Radeon VII is faster than the GeForce RTX 2080 according to leaked 3DMark results
The AMD Radeon VII is on its way and, as usual, the first review samples have already reached the parties usually involved in providing the first independent evaluations. Obviously, the first benchmark results have started to show up as well, and it seems like the Radeon VII will be an excellent alternative to the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080, especially in 4K scenarios.
Without further ado, these are the Fire Strike 1.1 scores achieved by the AMD Radeon VII:
In the Performance preset, the Graphics Score achieved by the Radeon VII is 27,587, while custom factory-overclocked GeForce RTX 2080 cards can score 26,800. The NVIDIA card gets a beating when using the Ultra preset as well: 6,782 and 6,871 points (Graphics Score with the aforementioned Intel and AMD processors) for the Radeon VII versus 6,430 for the GeForce RTX 2080.
However, all the above does not mean there will be no reason for gamers to buy the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 anymore once the Radeon VII hits the market. In Final Fantasy 15, the Radeon VII is slower than the GeForce GTX 1080 Ti and slightly faster than the GeForce RTX 2070 at 2,560 x 1,440 pixels and Standard Quality, but things get even worse for it when using the High Quality preset: AMD's card is slower than the Quadro P500 and faster than the GeForce GTX 980 Ti.
Until more benchmarks show up, the upcoming AMD Radeon VII looks like a great GeForce RTX 2080 alternative. Sadly, there will be no custom models at launch next month. However, such designs will show up in May at Computex or later, according to the insiders who talked to VideoCardz about this. Once that happens and the drivers receive more optimizations and tweaks, NVIDIA might have a serious problem — if AMD prices the card right and can keep up with the demand, of course.