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Purported AMD Vega benchmark shows it is faster than the Titan Xp (Updated)

By midian182 ยท 15 replies
Jun 5, 2017
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  1. AMD finally unveiled the first Radeon card based on its Vega architecture last month - the Radeon Vega Frontier Edition. It was hoped that the consumer version of the GPU would be revealed at Computex, but CEO Lisa Su said we’ll have to wait until SIGGRAPH, which runs from July 30 to August 3, for those announcements.

    While Vega for consumers could be shown off in a couple of months' time, there's still no word on an official launch date - though speculation says it will be sometime in August. But after what is reported to be leaked benchmarks hit the web, we could have an idea of its performance against Nvidia's flagships.

    In an April AMA session, AMD’s Desktop CPU marketing manager, Don Wolig, said Vega performance compared to Nvidia’s GTX 1080 Ti and Titan Xp “looks really nice.” If the leak is accurate, then it could be a lot better than just “nice.”

    Update (fake benchmark?): We've got word from members of our community and redditors that the Doom benchmark below was "confirmed" to be a fake a few weeks back. As with all leaked information, let alone benchmarks, their unconfirmed nature comes with the territory, but apparently this has been discarded as not credible, even for a rumor. Come August, we hope we'll have Vega on-hand for proper testing as usual.

    The benchmark uses Doom running at 4K (3840 x 2160) with Ultra settings and TSAA[8TX]. Compared to the Titan Xp, Vega boasts an average framerate that's 25 fps faster. And next to the GTX 1080, it’s a massive 80 fps, or 129 percent, faster.

    While running Doom in low-level API Vulkan is a setup that favors AMD cards, the figures remain impressive. The company hasn’t confirmed whether the benchmark is official, so we’ll just have to wait until SIGGRAPH to learn more. If the slide is the real deal, Nvidia could be facing some serious competition from AMD in the high-end gaming GPU market.

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  2. Squid Surprise

    Squid Surprise TS Evangelist Posts: 2,552   +1,545

    Lol.... I wonder how it "leaked".... And how shocking that it's a Doom benchmark.... The most misleading benchmark for video cards - unless you ask Hardreset, in which case this proves Vega will be way better than the Titan, and in 3 years will be 5 times faster!
     
  3. maxxcool

    maxxcool TS Rookie

    HOLY CRAP 1 BENCHMARK! WOOOOOOOOOO! YEEEAA!!!

    Oof course it is faster... they publish their Next get refresh cards AFTER Nvidia... and then Nvidia publishes next gen AFTER amd ... /smh/.
     
  4. ZackL04

    ZackL04 TS Guru Posts: 531   +261

    Well great, lets wait another few months and continue to speculate . Im all for competition, but hurry up already. Also, whats with the titan xp being 100% faster than the 1080? I know its faster, but 2x as fast??

    Why is it AMD graphs always seem to be a little goofy? and of course they "leak" the one game that uses Vulkan and shows a large advantage vs Nvidia tech no matter the price point
     
  5. ReverendCatch

    ReverendCatch TS Rookie

    Okay techspot, I kinda like you guys so I'm letting you know, so you have the chance to take this down before it gains momentum.

    This is confirmed fake. It's hilarious to me someone put a chinese watermark on it and now everyone thinks it's official, but yeah, I know the artist who made this.

    It's a prank. I highly recommend pulling it down.
     
  6. Dan Brown

    Dan Brown TS Rookie

    Misleading in that it runs Vulkan, the API of now and the future which all cutting edge triple A titles will use such as Star Citizen?
     
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  7. Dan Brown

    Dan Brown TS Rookie

    I can believe that but it doesn't really matter in the grand scheme of things, people won't make the judgement that counts until the independent benchmarks are in.
     
  8. Squid Surprise

    Squid Surprise TS Evangelist Posts: 2,552   +1,545

    Misleading in that virtually every hardware review show it as being an anomaly compared to the rest of the results...And while Star Citizen may or may not be a great game, pretty much every game slated for release in the next year or so will either support DirectX 11 only, or support Vulcan AND Direct X 11.... so even if it WAS representative of typical Direct X 12 performance (which it isn't), it would be irrelevant....
     
  9. ReverendCatch

    ReverendCatch TS Rookie

    Yeah but it kind of matters because people see it from a source like techspot and think it's believable.

    It's 100% fabricated, I promise.

    Why is this still up? lol
     
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  10. See article title.
     
  11. ReverendCatch

    ReverendCatch TS Rookie

    Lol. I made an account here just to let the author know this is a fake for sure, to help him save face.

    But if you all are cool with trolling images being read by the masses to "suppose" then whatever. Just so you know, the guy who made this is working on another one. Can't wait to see it posted here too.

    -respect
     
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  12. Julio Franco

    Julio Franco TechSpot Editor Posts: 8,253   +1,269

    Thanks for your feedback, we've now updated the story.

    Update (fake benchmark?): We've got word from members of our community and redditors that the Doom benchmark below was "confirmed" to be a fake a few weeks back. As with all leaked information, let alone benchmarks, their unconfirmed nature comes with the territory, but apparently this has been discarded as not credible, even for a rumor. Come August, we hope we'll have Vega on-hand for proper testing as usual.
     
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  13. Vulcanproject

    Vulcanproject TS Evangelist Posts: 741   +1,071

    AMD are sure taking their sweet time to launch a competitor to Pascal which is a year old now. I assume they realise at this rate Nvidia Volta won't be far away from a consumer launch. AMD are getting so far behind it's getting silly.
     
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  14. RealNeil

    RealNeil TS Enthusiast Posts: 32   +22

    Any benchmarks, (even if they're using a legitimate product) should not be taken seriously until the product releases to the public. Then, some time will be needed to evaluate said products before they can be actually believed. Engineering samples seldom reflect what goes up for sale.

    I can wait for the good stuff.
     
  15. VitalyT

    VitalyT Russ-Puss Posts: 4,480   +3,037

    A golden brick to rule them all? It's quite unimaginative.
     
  16. Kenrick

    Kenrick TS Evangelist Posts: 630   +403

    Lol. I waked up late and this is what I got. Who ever made this fake news should be awarded the darwin award.
     
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