The performance is in line with Advanced Micro Devices claims
Videocardz has taken the courtesy to test the crossfire performance of Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.’s (NASDAQ:AMD) Radeon RX-480 in 3DMark Fire Strike. Before diving in, there is one fact worth noting beforehand. Videocardz scores of Radeon R9-390X and NVIDIA Corporation’s (NASDAQ:NVDA) GeForce GTX 980 are based on initial drivers and performance is likely to be higher with more recent drivers.
Now, let’s have a look at the scores:
The performance benchmark goes in line with the previous leaked 3DMark score and AMD claims. RX 480 is faster than GTX 970 but behind R9-390X and GTX 980. During AMD’s special event last month, AMD showed the crossfire performance of two RX-480 in Ashes of the Singularitydemo against none other than NVIDIA’s newest performance king, GTX 1080.
The point was to showcase RX-480 price-to-performance value that offered better performance under $500 than a GPU costing $600. The crossfire benchmark at hand shows a similar situation. RX 480 in Crossfire has a higher score as compared to GTX 1080.
However, 3DMark scores should not be conclusive of gaming performance. The situation could not be so in favor of AMD once tech websites start publishing their reviews before RX-480 hits the market on June 29.
Even if RX-480 manages to be faster than GTX 970, it will be a big achievement. The price point will deliver a unique proposition for gamers looking to pick up a ‘bang for the buck’ GPU. AMD is positioning this as a GPU that delivers VR-Ready performance to the masses. NVIDIA is reportedly preparing GTX 1060 that will go head-to-head against the Radeon. It is rumored to arrive sometime in Q3.