AMD Radeon Vega Frontier Edition is faster in Quantum Break & slower in Watch_Dogs 2 & Mafia 3 than the NVIDIA GTX1080

While we are all waiting for the third-party benchmarks for AMD RX Vega – that will most probably go live on August 14th – DudeRandom84 has shared some new benchies between the AMD Radeon Vega Frontier Edition and NVIDIA’s GTX1080 and GTX1080Ti.

DudeRandom84 tested three games: Quantum Break, Watch_Dogs 2 and Mafia 3. In Quantum Break, the AMD Radeon Frontier Edition was able to surpass NVIDIA’s GTX1080 by around 4-6fps. And if this benchmark is anything to go by, the AMD RX Vega will run games impressively fast under DX12. Though we don’t expect the RX Vega 64 to compete with the GTX1080Ti, it will definitely run DX12 games faster than the GTX1080.

Quantum Break DX12 AMD Vega Frontier Edition Vs GTX 1080 TI Vs GTX 1080 Frame Rate Comparison

On the other hand, it appears that in DX11 games the AMD Radeon Vega Frontier Edition falls behind the GTX1080. Similarly to pretty much most games, the AMD Radeon Vega Frontier Edition is a bit slower than the GTX1080 in Mafia 3. In Watch_Dogs, however, the performance difference is bigger as NVIDIA’s GTX1080 runs the game faster by around 8-12fps than AMD’s graphics card.

Mafia 3 AMD Vega Frontier Edition Vs GTX 1080 TI Vs GTX 1080 4K Frame Rate Comparison

Watch Dogs 2 AMD Frontier Edition Vs GTX 1080 TI Vs GTX 1080 Frame Rate Comparison

So yeah, this is a mixed bag. We’d love to see even more DX12 game benchmarks as even AMD’s workstation GPU appears to perform great in Quantum Break. Moreover, the AMD RX Vega will support Rapid Packed Math; a feature that will further increase performance on AMD’s latest graphics cards (provided game developers implement it in their engines).

AMD’s RX Vega 64 graphics card will be released on August 14th, so it will be interesting to see whether AMD’s Radeon Vega Frontier Edition’s performance reflects the performance of AMD’s Vega gaming variant cards.

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