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Battlefield 1, Watch Dogs 2, Titanfall 2, Resident Evil 7
Battlefield 1 [DX11]
Whether you're mind controlling messenger pigeons or moonlighting as a tank driver, either hobby is best enjoyed with Vega 56. We saw a nice little bump in performance at 1080p and a solid 13% gain at 4K. For our resolution of choice Vega 56 offers 11% more performance over the GTX 1070 which is certainly a noteworthy gain and a great result for the red team in Battlefield 1.
AMD lacks the mad driver hacks they need to take the lead in Watch Dogs 2 and as a result Vega 56 falls short at both 1080p and 4K. we was actually very surprised to find the GTX 1070 providing 15% more frames at 4K. That said even at 1440p things were getting away from the new Radeon GPU as it was 7% slower with an average of 58 fps, so a bit of a disappointing result here.
Typically Titanfall 2 has been a game that's favored the red team in the past so we was quite surprised to see the GTX 1070 matching Vega 56 in this title. Even at 4K the Radeon GPU wasn't able to run away with it. We see pretty much identical performance at 1440p so while not a bad result for AMD, we had expected them to pick up a handy win here.
Resident Evil 7: Biohazard
Another game where we expected AMD to do well was Resident Evil 7: Biohazard and this time they do indeed come away with the win. That said Vega 56 wasn't much faster than the Fury X in this title, at least at 1080p, the Fury X does fall away massively at 4K. That said before it's 4GB HBM buffer limits performance the Fury X does look very mighty at 1440p and is just a few frames slower than the Vega 56 GPU which seemed unlikely. In any case a win here for AMD.