DudeRandom84 has benched the AMD Radeon Vega Frontier Edition in PREY and Rise of the Tomb Raider, and shared his results (which are really interesting). PREY is a title that AMD chose to showcase its RX Vega GPU at Computex 2017, however it appears that AMD’s latest graphics is running this game noticeably slower than NVIDIA’s default GTX1080 GPU.
Now we’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: the AMD Radeon Vega Frontier Edition is primarily meant for workstation users, and not for gamers/enthusiasts. Still, these results will give you an idea of what you can expect from the RX Vega. Because let’s be realistic here: while the RX Vega will be faster in games that the Vega Frontier Edition, it won’t offer a 40% performance boost (and if you are expecting something like that, we strongly suggest lowering your expectations).
As we can see, at 1440p and with all graphics settings set at their max values, the AMD Radeon Vega Frontier Edition runs PREY with almost 10fps slower than the NVIDIA GTX1080, and with almost 40fps slower than the NVIDIA GTX1080Ti. There are some scenes during which the AMD Radeon Vega Frontier Edition comes a bit closer to the NVIDIA GTX1080 (performance difference at only 4-5fps), and there was only one scene in which the AMD Radeon Vega Frontier could top the NVIDIA GTX1080.
Rise of the Tomb Raider ran similarly to PREY. At 1440p on Very High settings (but without Purehair), the game ran faster on NVIDIA’s hardware. For the most part, the AMD Radeon Vega Frontier Edition performed slower by around 10fps than the NVIDIA GTX1080, and by almost 30fps than the NVIDIA GTX1080Ti. As with PREY, there were some scenes in which the AMD Radeon Vega Frontier Edition was able to come close to the NVIDIA GTX1080.
AMD will officially release its RX Vega graphics cards at the end of July, so it will be interesting to see the performance difference between the workstation and the gaming variants of the VEGA architecture. As we’ve already said, our guess is that RX Vega will perform somewhere between the NVIDIA GTX1080 and the NVIDIA GTX1080Ti, and from the looks of it this is what AMD fans should – realistically – expect.