Comparison Tests: Radeon VII vs. RTX 2080 vs. GTX 1080 Ti vs. RTX 2070

AMD Radeon VII is now a reality and it is time to see exactly what its performance is and how it is positioned in relation to the offerings of the competition Nvidia in the upper range. On this occasion we see a performance comparison between RTX 2080, GTX 1080 Ti and RTX 2070 all competing with the new AMD option.

Comparison Tests: Radeon VII vs. RTX 2080 vs. GTX 1080 Ti vs. RTX 2070

Radeon VII is a new graphics card that uses a 7 nm node based on the VEGA architecture with 3840 stream processors, 60 compute units (CU), 16 GB HBM2 memory with a bandwidth of 1 TB/s and a theoretical performance of 13.8 TFLOPs. The graphics processor can work with a maximum top speed of 1.8 GHz.

The following comparison, shared by Anandtech staff, uses the following devices.

TEST EQUIPMENT

CPUIntel Core i7-7820X @ 4.3GHz
MotherboardGigabyte X299 AORUS Gaming 7 (F9g)
SourceCorsair AX860i
StorageOCZ Toshiba RD400 (1TB)
MemoryG.Skill TridentZ
DDR4-3200 4 x 8GB (16-18-18-38)
BoxNZXT Phantom 630 Windowed Edition
MonitorLG 27UD68P-B
Traffic Cards AMD Radeon VII
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti
DriversNVIDIA Release 417.71
AMD Radeon Software 18.50 Press
SWWindows 10 x64 Pro (1803)
Specter and Meltdown Patched

 

COMPARATIVE PERFORMANCE

The four graphic cards were submitted to some of the most popular games, all with their –  graphic options to the maximum – . In this comparison, we are going to focus on resolutions 1080 and 4K . Who will be the best stop? Lets go see it.

BATTLEFIELD 1

Comparison Tests: Radeon VII vs. RTX 2080 vs. GTX 1080 Ti vs. RTX 2070

1080p – FPS (Average)4K – FPS (Average)
Radeon VII16381
RTX 208016077
GTX 1080 Ti16074
RTX 207014763

First of all we have Battlefield 1 , a demanding video game for any modern graphics card. Here we see a parity in 1080p with the natural enemies of the Radeon VII, and a small advantage when we raise the resolution to 4K for the AMD option.

FAR CRY 5

Comparison Tests: Radeon VII vs. RTX 2080 vs. GTX 1080 Ti vs. RTX 2070

1080p – FPS (Average)4K – FPS (Average)
Radeon VII10259
RTX 208011256
GTX 1080 Ti11154
RTX 2070106Four. Five

Far Cry 5 appears in the comparison and we see that the option of AMD continues to maintain its advantage over the rest in 4K resolution, but not when we lower the resolution to 1080p, remaining below the RTX 2070.

FINAL FANTASY XV (DX11)

Comparison Tests: Radeon VII vs. RTX 2080 vs. GTX 1080 Ti vs. RTX 2070

1080p – FPS (Average)4K – FPS (Average)
Radeon VII9440
RTX 2080115Four. Five
GTX 1080 Ti113Four. Five
RTX 20709637

The option of AMD can not take advantage in Final Fantasy XV and stays behind in 4K and further in 1080p, staying in the numbers of the RTX 2070.

GRAND THEFT AUTO V

Comparison Tests: Radeon VII vs. RTX 2080 vs. GTX 1080 Ti vs. RTX 2070

1080p – FPS (Average)4K – FPS (Average)
Radeon VII9948
RTX 208010853
GTX 1080 Ti11255
RTX 2070105Four. Five

Interestingly, the ‘old’ GTX 1080 Ti defeats everyone in GTA V, a game that is already old but still very much in force. This is another disappointing result for the Radeon VII, which is last in 1080p resolution. In 4K it is placed between an RTX 2070 and the RTX 2080 , but by very little margin.

TOTAL WAR: WARHAMMER II

Comparison Tests: Radeon VII vs. RTX 2080 vs. GTX 1080 Ti vs. RTX 2070

1080p – FPS (Average)4K – FPS (Average)
Radeon VII8935
RTX 208010041
GTX 1080 Ti10541
RTX 2070893. 4

Total War: Warhammer is a demanding game for the amount of units it generates on the screen, so that’s why we understand that in 4K the results are so low on average. The AMD graphics card gets back on par with the RTX 2070 , and with some fps below the RTX 2080. When we lower the resolution to 1080p, it’s more of the same. It does not look good.

F1 2018

Comparison Tests: Radeon VII vs. RTX 2080 vs. GTX 1080 Ti vs. RTX 2070

1080p – FPS (Average)4K – FPS (Average)
Radeon VII14574
RTX 208014977
GTX 1080 Ti14374
RTX 207013064

Finally, we have F1 2018 that shows a clear parity between Radeon VII and RTX 2080 / GTX 1080 in any resolution.

Calculation tests by GPU

CompuBench – N-Body 1024kCompuBench – Optical FlowGeekBench 4 – GPUSiSoft Sandra – GP
Radeon VII14082222K18.5
RTX 20808162417K17.2
GTX 1080 Ti7361229K
RTX 20707451354K

 

Concerning performance in GPU calculation tests, which will certainly interest the professional sector more. Radeon VII would use a considerable advantage in the CompuBench test, but not in GeekBench 4.

CONCLUSIONS

The Radeon VII is the first GPU for 7nm games, and it’s not an easy task. It may still be a dual-use product for pros/players, but it still lacks some more power to keep up with the RTX 2080. However, it hasn’t stayed that way yet, in the comparisons we see an advantage of 5 to 6% in favor of Nvidia’s option.

Maybe these numbers can be improved by new, more optimized AMD drivers, but that wouldn’t solve the problem of high implementation costs (about 750 Euros), which makes it a not very recommendable option at this time.

David

David is the chief editor, publicist, and marketer by profession at Optocrypto. He is a Passionist for the technological world and wants to aware of all the benefits of the latest technology.

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