AMD Radeon Vega Frontier Edition vs NVIDIA GTX1080 – New Benchmarks (BF1, Assassin’s Creed: Unity, Sniper Elite 4)

DudeRandom84 has put the AMD Radeon Vega Frontier Edition against the NVIDIA GeForce GTX1080 in three new games. These games are: Battlefield 1, Sniper Elite 4 and Assassin’s Creed: Unity. And the results are quite interesting.

Let’s start with the good news first for AMD fans. The AMD Radeon Vega Frontier Edition is able to run Battlefield 1 as good as the NVIDIA GTX1080 in 4K with all settings maxed out. In fact, there were some scenes in which AMD’s workstation graphics card was able to top the NVIDIA GTX1080 by 2-3 frames. As such, we are pretty sure that in Battlefield 1 the gaming variant of Vega will perform great (though we don’t expect it to match the performance of the GTX1080Ti).

In Sniper Elite 4, a game AMD chose to showcase its RX Vega graphics card in some press events, the AMD Radeon Vega Frontier Edition was able to come close to the NVIDIA GeForce GTX1080. With the exception of one scene, AMD’s GPU was around 4-5fps slower than NVIDIA’s GPU. So I guess we can also expect the gaming variant of Vega to outperform NVIDIA’s GTX1080, though – as we’ve stated numerous times – it won’t be able to compete with the NVIDIA GTX1080Ti.

Last but not least, in Assassin’s Creed: Unity AMD’s GPU performed horribly. The AMD Radeon Vega Frontier Edition was 10-13fps slower – in most scenes – than the NVIDIA GTX1080, and almost 40fps slower than the NVIDIA GTX1080Ti. Ouch. It appears that Ubisoft’s title prefers NVIDIA’s GPUs, so we are really interested to see how the gaming variant of Vega will perform in this particular title.

AMD will release the Radeon RX Vega at the end of this month, so stay tuned for more!

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