Radeon RX Vega 64 And RX Vega 56 Review: AMD Back In High-End Graphics

AMD Radeon RX Vega 64 And 56 Shadow Of Mordor And The Division Benchmarks

Monolith’s surprisingly fun Orc-slaying title Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor, delivers a ton of visual fidelity even at its lower quality settings. So, to maximize the eye-candy on these high-end graphics cards, we ran the game’s Ultra quality benchmark routine at a couple of resolutions, topping out at 4K -- excuse us, 3840x2160 for the sticklers out there. All of the game's graphics-related options were enabled, along with FXAA and Camera Blur...

Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor Performance
Glorious Orc-Slaying Vengeance

Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor

Mordor Radeon RX Vega 1440p benchmark

Mordor Radeon RX Vega 4K benchmark

Mordor is a NVIDIA-optimized title ("The Way It's Meant To Be Played") and the Radeon Vega RX 64 comes up short of the GeForce GTX 1080 by about 10 percent, but again with higher minimum frame rates. Vega 56 continues to outpace the GTX 1070, this time by just a hair, while also maintaining higher minimums. 

Tom Clancy's The Division
DirectX 12 Gaming Performance
Tom Clancy’s The Division is a gorgeous, open-world, third-person shooter developed by Massive Entertainment and published by Ubisoft. The game features DirectX 11 and DirectX 12 support, with an array of advanced graphics techniques. Its built-in benchmark reports average frames per second, along with a typical frames per second number, which is an average of the fastest 99% of frames. We ran the game using its DX12 code path, with in-game image quality options set to their Ultra pre-set.

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Tom Clancy's The Division

The Division Radeon RX Vega 1440p

The Division Radeon RX Vega 4K

Turning the tables, Tom Clancy's The Division is a native DirectX 12-based titled that benefits from a GPU's capabilities in the area of asynchronous compute. In this game engine, AMD's Radeon RX Vega 64 is roughly 15 percent faster than the GeForce GTX 1080 Founders Edition card, while the Radeon Vega RX 56 is over 20 percent faster than a GeForce GTX 1070.

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