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Doom Alpha: AMD R9 290 Beats GTX 980 Ti in Benchmarks
Some shocking statistics have arrived that are hard to believe. Doom Alpha was tested to see if it strains PC hardware and what results we’ll get. Surprisingly, Doom runs better on an AMD 290 then a GTX 980 Ti, the $650 Nvidia beast released last year.
AMD 290 is inferior to GTX 980 Ti in terms memory clock, VRAM, texture units and architecture. GTX 980 Ti is made for 4K gaming but it looks like Doom doesn’t show any respect to the monster. The underdog 290 provides a better frame-rate across the board.
This can only mean one thing, Doom favors AMD cards more than Nvidia’s. You may notice that even GTX 980 Ti SLI can’t hold a constant 60FPS @1080p. But that doesn’t matter, because the game doesn’t support SLI or Crossfire.
Test config. are as follows:
Operating System: Windows 10 Pro
Nvidia GeForce / ION Driver Release 361.75
AMD Radeon Crimson Edition 16.11.1
Monitoring Program: MSI Afterburner v 4.1, FRAPS
Monitor AOC Q2770PQU
Monitor ASUS PQ321QE
AMD 290 beats 980 Ti at 1440p as well.
But GTX 980 Ti wins at 4K, barely.
You can see a whole gallery of tests below:
The good news is that the game is in alpha and of course optimizations will be made before final release. But if not, Bethesda will face the brunt of fan-rage.