AMD Radeon Vega Frontier Edition & RX Vega perform similarly to GTX1080 in RE7 & 3DMark Fire Strike

AMD fans, we’ve got some news for you today. DudeRandom84 has benchmarked the AMD Radeon Vega Frontier Edition with NVIDIA’s GTX1080 and GTX1080Ti in Resident Evil 7, and the results are quite interesting. Moreover, the first 3DMark Fire Strike results for AMD’s RX Vega graphic card have been unveiled, putting it at the exact same place with the AMD Radeon Vega Frontier Edition.

Contrary to a lot of titles, in Resident Evil 7 the AMD Radeon Vega Frontier Edition was able to compete with the NVIDIA GTX1080. In some scenes the AMD Radeon Vega Frontier Edition was faster and in other scenes the NVIDIA GTX1080 was faster. Now since we are talking about a 3-4fps difference, we can safely say that these cards are evenly matched in this particular game.

On the other hand, Videocardz has shared the first 3DMark Fire Strike results for the gaming variant of the Vega architecture, the AMD Radeon RX Vega. And the results are similar to those of the AMD Radeon Vega Frontier Edition. And that’s precisely why we’ve been sharing these past days articles comparing the AMD Radeon Vega Frontier Edition with both the GTX1080 and the GTX1080Ti.

As we’ve already said, we expect the gaming variant of the Vega architecture to be somewhere between the GTX1080 and the GTX1080Ti. And from what we’ve seen so far, the AMD Radeon RX Vega will be really close to the performance of the GTX1080.

Of course we hope that the AMD RX Vega will be better priced than the GTX1080, and that its performance will be better than the AMD Radeon Vega Frontier Edition (and the GTX1080). However, one thing is certain: NVIDIA has really nothing to be afraid of as it will retain the crowd of the faster graphics card. Not only that, but it will also be able to postpone the release of Volta in order to capitalize on the success of the GTX1080Ti.

John Papadopoulos

John is the founder and Editor in Chief at DSOGaming. He is a PC gaming fan and highly supports the modding and indie communities.Before creating DSOGaming, John worked on numerous gaming websites. While he is a die-hard PC gamer, his gaming roots can be found on consoles. John loved - and still does - the 16-bit consoles, and considers SNES to be one of the best consoles. Still, the PC platform won him over consoles. That was mainly due to 3DFX and its iconic dedicated 3D accelerator graphics card, Voodoo 2. John has also written a higher degree thesis on the "The Evolution of PC graphics cards." Contact: Email