AMD have been exhibiting off a brand new AMD Vega GPU within the two-step public tour which kicked off in Budapest yesterday. The closed gaming techniques on the occasion had been configured for a blind take a look at, with the RX Vega demo card going head-to-head with a GTX 1080 system, and the avid gamers being challenged to inform the distinction.
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The solely at the moment launched instance of the Vega structure, the Frontier Edition, delivers gaming efficiency someplace in between GTX 1070 and GTX 1080 ranges. The expectation is that, with optimised gaming drivers, the consumer-facing AMD RX Vega playing cards will find yourself just a little quicker than that.
With the setup AMD have been exhibiting off on the Budapest occasion, it’s clear the GTX 1080 is the place they’re aiming the RX Vega playing cards at. They confirmed no precise body charge comparisons between the 2 techniques, operating Battlefield 1 and Sniper Elite four, preferring to base it on perceived variations fairly than detailed efficiency figures. AMD appear to be they’re attempting to show avid gamers wouldn’t have the ability to inform the distinction between the 2 techniques, regardless of the Nvidia-based model reportedly costing some $300 extra.
Sadly that’s not right down to the distinction in value of the graphics playing cards themselves, however a big a part of it will likely be right down to the actual fact they had been utilizing 3440 x 1440 ultrawide screens to recreation on, one utilizing FreeSync and the opposite G-Sync. A G-Sync ultrawide prices considerably greater than a FreeSync display.
We additionally don’t know what different hardware AMD had kitted out the Nvidia-based rig with. The Vega PC was operating a Ryzen 7 CPU, however it’s potential there was a distinct processor platform used within the GTX 1080 machine, which might additionally add to the associated fee.
There is just one different cease within the Vega tour – Portland between July 21 and July 23 – earlier than the official (most likely paper) launch taking place at SIGGRAPH on the finish of July. Actual AMD RX Vega playing cards are prone to begin to filter out someday in August, that is after we’ll genuinely understand how the thrilling new playing cards carry out.