|RX Vega 64||GTX 1080|
|BUY NOW||BUY NOW|
|Performance generally similar to GeForce GTX 1080.|
Future-looking feature set could yield additional performance.
FreeSync cost advantage.
|Great all round performance.|
Makes 4K gaming viable.
|High power consumption.|
Cooling not handled as well as Vega Frontier Edition.
Top-billed features await future developer support.
|Expensive launch price.|
Aftermarket cards will be better specced for less.
|OVERVIEW||RX VEGA 64||GTX 1080|
|Release Date||14th August, 2017||27th May, 2016|
|Launch Price||$599 USD||$599 USD|
|GPU||RX VEGA 64||GTX 1080|
|GPU Model||14nm Vega 10 XT||16nm GP104-400|
|Cores : TMUs : ROPs||4096 : 256 : 64||2560 : 160 : 64|
|MEMORY||RX VEGA 64||GTX 1080|
|Memory Size||8192 MB HBM2||8192 MB GDDR5X|
|Memory Bus Width||2048-bit||256-bit|
|Memory Bandwidth||483.84 GB/s||320.26 GB/s|
|PHYSICAL||RX VEGA 64||GTX 1080|
|Interface||PCI-Express 3.0 x16||PCI-Express 3.0 x16|
|Thermal Design Power||295 W||180 W|
|CLOCKS||RX VEGA 64||GTX 1080|
|Base Clock||1247 MHz||1607 MHz|
|Boost Clock||1546 MHz||1733 MHz|
|Memory Clock (Effective)||945 (1890) MHz||1251 (10008) MHz|
|Computing Power (FP32)||10,215 GFLOPS||8,228 GFLOPS|
The system that I’m testing with has an Intel Core i7-9700K CPU @ Stock an Gigabyte Z390 Auros Xtreme motherboard, along with 16GB of RAM running at DDR4-3200 in dual channel. The same Windows updates and game updates were used for testing, and for drivers I’m using the newest available at the time of testing, 430.86 for the Nvidia GTX 1080 and Adrenalin 19.6.2 for the AMD RX VEGA 64, so let’s get into the results.
A Plague Tale Innocence
Let’s start out A Plague Tale Innocence, which was tested with ultra settings. In terms of average FPS the GTX 1080 is 4% ahead of the Vega 64 at 1080p, lowering slightly to an 1.3% lead at 1440p. The winner in this game is GTX 1080.
Assassin’s Creed Odyssey
Assassin’s Creed Odyssey was tested with the built in benchmark using very high settings. At 1080p the 1080 was just 13% ahead of the Vega 64 in average FPS, rising to a slight 19% improvement at 1440p. The winner in this game is GTX 1080.
Hitman 2 was tested in campaign mode rather than multiplayer, as it’s easier to consistently reproduce the test run. At both resolutions there was no difference in average FPS. So this is a tie.
Just Cause 4
Just Cause 4 was tested using the built in benchmark with very high settings, and we’re seeing a 3.5% performance boost with the GTX 1080 at 1080p. At 1440p both the graphics card were giving 70FPS, so the winner in this game is GTX 1080.
Metro Exodus was tested using the replay feature with the exact same replay on both graphics cards. The GTX 1080 was again ahead here, though just 6.4% higher average FPS at 1080p and there was no difference at 1440p. The winner in this game is GTX 1080p.
Rage 2 was tested with the built in benchmark at ultra settings. Most parts of the game perform a fair bit better than this, so don’t take these results as a good indication of what to expect throughout the entire game, it’s more of a worst case, it does however allow me to perform an accurate comparison. At 1080p there was a large 9.6% improvement to average frame rate with the RX Vega 64, rising up to a 14% increase at 1440p. The clear winner is RX Vega 64.
Shadow of the Tomb Raider
Shadow of the Tomb Raider was also tested using the built in benchmark with very high settings, and with both resolutions, the RX Vega 64 was coming out 1FPS ahead of the 1080.
The Division 2
The Division 2 was tested using the built in benchmark at ultra settings. This is a game that I’ve found to perform better with AMD, however it also seems to do well with Nvidia graphics, so the result is a 5% boost to average FPS at 1080p with the Vega 64, rising to a 11% improvement at 1440p.
Wolfenstein was tested with the Ulletical FPS benchmark, and like many of my other comparisons there was less of a difference between the two here. The RX Vega 64 was actually ahead at both resolutions.
World War Z
World War Z was tested in the practice range as I can easily perform the same test run compared to playing with bots or other players which will vary every time. There was quite a nice improvement with the RX Vega 64 here, which was giving me 15% higher average FPS at 1080p, and 17% higher at 1440p.
Overall both the graphics card are performing well. Now which is better and which to buy? It depends on game you want to play. For me, I personally think it’s a tie between them. Personally, I will recommend you to buy RX Vega 64 because it is latest than GTX 1080. If you were buying today let me know which card you’d pick down in the comments and why, the GTX 1080 or RX Vega 64.