There’s not lengthy to attend for the launch of AMD’s Radeon VII graphics card, the primary gaming GPU of its variety on the 7nm course of node. However, even earlier than the embargo’s up and efficiency figures are let unfastened on the globe, some avid benchmarkers’ outcomes have been scooped proper off the interwebs for us to put our prying eyes on.
AMD’s high-end gaming GPU has been noticed throughout the UL 3DMark benchmarking suite, which means we have now entry to early outcomes for Firestrike, Firestrike Extreme, Firestrike Ultra, and Time Spy. Plenty to be tucking into. But to not destroy your Margarita with an over enthusiastic salting, it’s price noting that, whereas there are evidently Radeon VII samples out within the wild, all drivers are pre-release and subsequently efficiency is just not essentially last.
As for these candy, all-important efficiency index numbers, contemporary leaks from the underbelly of the web (thanks, TUM_APISAK) would have us consider the Radeon VII in 3DMark Time Spy, with a rating of 8,700 timepoints or what have you ever, is outperformed by our outcomes for the Nvidia RTX 2080, holding its personal at 9,645.
And the story continues in Firestrike, the place AMD’s Radeon VII – through KOMACHI_ENSAKA – solely simply loses out to Nvidia’s RTX 2080 by 27,587 to 27,853, respectively. To all intents and functions that’s just about level-pegging. It does topple the GTX 1080 Ti, which scores 25,472, and AMD’s Vega 64 with 22,703.
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AMD’s 7nm protégé lastly tops the RTX 2080, GTX 1080 Ti, and RX Vega 64 in Firestrike Extreme, nonetheless, with a rating of 13,316. Even in Firestrike Ultra, the place the hole between the RTX 2080 and GTX 1080 Ti all however totally closes, the Radeon VII manages to drag forward with a rating of 6,800. Maybe that 16GB HBM2 turns out to be useful in any case…
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The numbers for the opposite Nvidia and AMD playing cards have come from our personal testing outcomes, with the Radeon VII benchmark numbers coming from the varied leaks showing as we speak. It’s price noting that our benchmarks have been carried out on an analogous, however not totally comparable, rig. So possibly see this as extra what you’d name efficiency ‘guidelines’ than precise rock-solid efficiency figures.
Also residing within the flurry of Radeon VII exercise as we speak – how suspicious – was Final Fantasy XV benchmark outcomes. This run is principally every part a benchmark shouldn’t be: inconsistent and unstable. But, for the document, at 1440p customary high quality, the Radeon VII manages to sit down proper beneath the GTX 1080 Ti, whereas at excessive it solely simply tops a GTX 980 Ti. See what I imply? It’s actually ineffective.
AMD’s Radeon VII will launch on February 7, 2019, and you’ll delve a lot deeper into our AMD Radeon VII evaluate for full, unbiased benchmarks as soon as that day comes round.