AMD Radeon VII vs RTX 2080

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Today is the big day, the moment in which the Radeon VII will go through the technology websites and show in the hands of analysts how it performs against its rivals. But before that happens officially, AMD has launched the benchmarks that, under its premises, compare the RTX 2080 against its Radeon VII, which one yields more?

AMD seems intent on showing the performance of its new card against the second fastest NVIDIA card, which makes us discard the option of fighting for the crown of performance.

In the same way and keeping this in mind, the AMD comparison becomes interesting, since the hardware used is that of the competition and does not limit the performance of most titles.

AMD Radeon VII would not have custom versions, and also its stock could be very very limited

Even so, and as we will see, in many games it is not specified what version of DX has been used, what settings in particular and what are their minimums.

They simply offer what is understood as the average between both cards and in two different resolutions, 4K and 1440p. It is also not specified how the (supposedly official) data of AMD has been obtained, since the comparatives have not been filtered, so we can not give total validity and we will simply leave it as filtering.

In the same way, let’s see the results.

Perfomance 1440p (2K)

 As we see, the RTX 2080 is still ahead in most titles, where only surprises this Radeon VII is in Battlefield V, as it gets a difference of 12 FPS.

It also manages to be above Total War: Warhammer 2 (1 FPS), Strange Brigade (4 FPS), F1 2018 (2 FPS) and Deus EX: Mankind Divided (6 FPS), not counting Battlefield 1 where the difference is negligible between both.

What will happen to 4K? Let’s check it

Perfomance in 4K (2160p)

 Under the most demanding standard resolution today, things improve for the Radeon VII, where it manages to impose itself in a couple of games more like Star Control: Origin, to magically go from losing four FPS to overtaking the RTX 2080 by eight, obtaining 12 FPS of difference between both resolutions in a comparative way.

In the other games, as we have calculated, the percentage differences are more or less maintained, so it seems that again AMD does not take advantage of the HBM and its large data bus.

Similarly, the Radeon VII (according to AMD), will yield below the RTX 2080 around 3-5% on average between both resolutions, which should be finally reflected in its price.

Productivity


Productivity tasks, such as video design and editing, are a key point for many users, who depend on the graphic power of the moment to work more optimally and quickly. At this point, AMD takes up to four different softwares: Blender, DaVinci Resolve, Adobe Premier and LuxMark 3.1.

As we see, the Radeon VII is clearly faster than the Vega 64, where in some cases it is much faster. In front of the RTX 2080, it does not lose in any scenario, coming to stand out clearly under LuxMark, where in a couple of scenarios it almost doubles in performance because it is based on OpenCL and AMD has a lot of potential at that point.

Conclusion

As often happens with this type of data, the landlord sweeps for his house, we have seen it in the data of NVIDIA and in those of AMD in multiple occasions.

And, although these data are usually offered by testing companies external to the manufacturer, these are not exempt from flaws in methodology and testing, since to offer the data is not enough to compare in a trivial way, it has to be tremendously exhaustive.

AMD will barely make money with the Radeon VII

In the same way, the data of the webs that have had access to the few samples available will be on stage today, so we will leave doubts in just a few hours.

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