AMD Radeon RX Vega 3DMark 11 Scores Leaked
Samuel Wan / 8 months ago
After a year of teasers, AMD is finally ready to launch their Vega GPUs. Using the new Vega architecture, the new GPUs aim to dramatically improve efficiency. Compared to GCN, Vega on paper is an entirely different beast. So far, we’ve had several Vega based products launch already. However, most of them have been in the enterprise or professional space. The consumer variant, Radeon RX Vega, has yet to make an appearance. Luckily for us, some benchmarks for the new chip have started to surface.
The only Vega chip out in numbers rights now is the air-cooled Radeon Pro Vega Frontier Edition. That chip is aimed at prosumers that want a workstation card that can game as well. Targetted at developers, stability and support are more important than pure performance. For RX Vega, AMD is expected to pull all the stops to make the best gaming card they can. According to earlier reports, performance per dollar will be terrific.
RX Vega Keeps Pace with GTX 1080
In 3DMark 11, we have a new listing for RX Vega. The 687F:C1 is the fastest Vega based chip we’ve seen yet. Overclocked, the graphics card offers up to 31873 points. This is achieved at a clock rate beyond 1630 MHz. Compared to older scores, this is quite a sizeable improvement considering that the clock speeds have largely stayed the same. It also high enough to place the card safely beyond GTX 1070 OC though the GTX 1080 OC is still ways away.
Based on this data, it looks like RX Vega is going to be faster than Radeon Pro Vega Frontier Edition for gaming. This is good news for AMD because they need to match if not beat the GTX 1080 at the very least. The improvements in performance at the same clock speeds is also good news. It appears that there still a lot of performance for AMD to tap with the new Vega architecture. The hope is that AMD’s optimisations will allow Vega to shine and improve the efficiency of their GPUs as promised.