MD has revealed an interesting detail on the performance of their upcoming Radeon RX Vega series graphics cards. According to team red, the Radeon RX Vega would be very competitive against NVIDIA based enthusiast graphics cards.
AMD Radeon RX Vega Performance Looks Great Compared To GTX 1080 Ti and Titan Xp
In an AMA session regarding Ryzen CPUs with Tomshardware, AMD’s Desktop CPU marketing manager revealed an interesting tidbit on the performance of Vega based graphics cards. The AMD representative revealed that the card is being internally tested and the performance they have seen is very good when compared to the competition.
According to Don, the Radeon RX Vega performance compared to the likes of NVIDIA’s GeForce GTX 1080 Ti and the Titan Xp looks really nice. This sounds great as Vega will be putting AMD back in the enthusiast market after a long wait since the Radeon R9 Fury X. The Radeon R9 Fury X was launched two years back and many users have been waiting for a new high-end graphics card from AMD’s RTG. Here’s the entire quote from the AMA:
PandaNation: Why are FreeSync monitors so much cheaper than their G-Sync counterparts? I know you won’t be able to say much, but how does Vega compare to the Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 Ti and the Nvidia Titan Xp? Big fan of AMD, thinking of doing a Mini-ITX Ryzen 5 build. Keep up the good work!
DON WOLIGROSKI: FreeSync is cheaper because it’s an open standard. In many cases a panel manufacturer can make a FreeSync panel by changing their monitor’s firmware and having it meet the spec. For G-Sync, Nvidia charges a licensing fee. Because of this differentiation alone, I think the inevitable future is FreeSync.
Vega performance compared to the Geforce GTX 1080 Ti and the Titan Xp looks really nice.
There have been rumors saying that the Radeon RX Vega graphics card is just as fast as GTX 1080 but this bit confirms that it will be more than that. It seems very likely that RX Vega is going to compete against NVIDIA in the flagship enthusiast product department in both price and performance. The Titan Xp is fast compared to the 1080 Ti but not by a huge margin. In fact, custom models of the 1080 Ti do end up being on par or faster than the Titan Xp so we can see a 1080 Ti competitor based on Vega matching the 1080 Ti and also coming close to the Titan Xp at a lower price.