The AMD Radeon RX Vega 64 has just been announced a few days ago and the official drivers are out. It seems that the AMD Radeon RX Vega 64 beats the Nvidia GTX 1080 in 3DMark Fire Strike benchmarks, most of the time. This is what AMD promised and it is nice to get what we wanted in return.
It is important to note that the GPU score should not be affected by the CPU that is being used but it is still interesting to pair the AMD Radeon RX Vega 64 with Ryzen and Threadripper CPUs and see what happens. The AMD Radeon RX Vega 64 clocked at 1630 MHz paired with the 6700K scored 22598 in 3DMark Fire Strike benchmarks.
The score mentioned above is higher than the Nvidia GTX 1080 score of 22585 as well as the GTX 1070 score of 18561. Having that said, it is important to note that only one benchmark result was higher than the Nvidia GTX 1080 and there were a couple ranging from 21315 to 22202.
When it comes to 3DMark Fire Strike Extreme, the AMD Radeon RX Vega 64 came out on top of the Nvidia GTX 1080 in most results. The highest score that the AMD Radeon RX Vega 64 managed to achieve was 11509 and the highest score the Nvidia GTX 1080 was able to achieve was 10048. The Nvidia GTX 1070 managed to score 8865.
There is a noticeable difference in the 3DMark Fire Strike Extreme numbers. Next, we have 3DMark Fire Strike Ultra. The highest score of the AMD Vega 64 was 6057. The most that the Nvidia GTX 1080 could score was 5431. While there were a couple of Vega 64 scores lower than the GTX 1080, there were plenty that were higher as well.
The Nvidia GTX 1070 on the other hand, scored 4421. Last but not least, we have Time Spy. Here the Nvidia GTX 1080 came out on top, but not by a huge margin. The Nvidia GTX 1080 scored 7676 points while the highest Vega 64 score was 7615. The GTX 1070 scored 6130 points.
The common trend in these benchmarks is that wherever the AMD CPU was being used the score was not as high as when the Intel CPU was used. Of course, this does not mean that the CPU is the culprit here as we are comparing GPU scored but it is interesting to see. You can check out the complete benchmarks here.
Let us know what you think about these Radeon RX Vega 64 benchmarks and whether or not you prefer buying one over the Nvidia GTX 1080.